The PJ Tatler

For Veterans Day: Seldom Seen WW II Pics from National Geographic Archives

There is some good stuff here.

U.S. Army soldiers make an amphibious landing on the banks of Germany’s Rhine River. Navy sailors take a break from combat for a dip in the Pacific Ocean. A young marine cleans sand out of his shoe. These World War II–era images are part of a small collection of photographs currently on display in the basement of National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Sorry, not open to the public, but we’re bringing you a selection here on Proof, along with the original captions.)

Our greatest generation is rapidly dying and soon will only live on through pictures. Whenever I meet a World War II veteran now it’s like I am face to face with a superhero and don’t know what to say.