Haunting Images of War

When the commander of this Russian regiment was injured, Ukranian battalion commander Alexsei Yeremenko led soldiers to attack.

When the commander of this Russian regiment was injured, Ukranian battalion commander Alexsei Yeremenko led soldiers to attack.

Max Alpert/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

USCG Cutter Spencer sinks a Nazi submarine in 1943

USCG Cutter Spencer sinks a Nazi submarine in 1943

Warrant Photographer Jess W. January/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

Japanese torpedoes attack Battleship Row during the Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941.

Japanese torpedoes attack Battleship Row during the Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941.

Max Alpert/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

A photograph taken during World War II from the Eastern Front, considered to be the largest military confrontation in history.

A photograph taken during World War II from the Eastern Front, considered to be the largest military confrontation in history.

Dmitri Baltermants/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

In 1916, The Australian transport ship Ajana was used to bring soldiers to their overseas destinations.

In 1916, The Australian transport ship Ajana was used to bring soldiers to their overseas destinations.

Josiah Barnes/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

The body of an American paratrooper killed in action in the jungle near the Cambodian border is raised up to an evacuation helicopter in Vietnam.

Muchachos await Counter Attack by the National Guard during the Nicaraguan Revolution in 1978.

Muchachos await Counter Attack by the National Guard during the Nicaraguan Revolution in 1978.

 

A Royal Navy sailor on board HMS Alcantara uses a portable sewing machine to repair a signal flag during a voyage to Sierra Leone

A Royal Navy sailor on board HMS Alcantara uses a portable sewing machine to repair a signal flag during a voyage to Sierra Leone

Cecil Beaton/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

Congolese women fleeing to Goma from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2008. Congo has been mired in a series of civil wars since 1996.

Congolese women fleeing to Goma from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2008. Congo has been mired in a series of civil wars since 1996.

Walter Astrada/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution.

Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution.

Hugo Brehme/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

This child soldier was called “Little Tiger.” It was rumored that he got the name for killing two Vietcong women, his mother and his teacher.

This child soldier was called "Little Tiger." It was rumored that he got the name for killing two Vietcong women, his mother and his teacher.

Young members of Fatah, a major Palestinian political party, at the funeral procession of a Palestinian fighter in 2002.

Young members of Fatah, a major Palestinian political party, at the funeral procession of a Palestinian fighter in 2002.

Jan Grarup/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

Military service is mandatory for all Israelis. Fifteen years after completing her own service, Israeli photographer Rachel Papo went back to the bases to document young female soldiers living as she once did.

Military service is mandatory for all Israelis. Fifteen years after completing her own service, Israeli photographer Rachel Papo went back to the bases to document young female soldiers living as she once did.

Rachel Papo/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

Women workers at an airplane assembly plant in 1942. Because so many men were off in combat, women took up factory jobs to keep war production going. In 1942, 2.8 million women worked in war production.

Women workers at an airplane assembly plant in 1942. Because so many men were off in combat, women took up factory jobs to keep war production going. In 1942, 2.8 million women worked in war production.

Alfred Palmer/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

A Vietnam War Protester in Washington D.C., on Oct. 21, 1967. Nearly 100,000 people came out to protest.

A Vietnam War Protester in Washington D.C., on Oct. 21, 1967. Nearly 100,000 people came out to protest.

Marc Riboud/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

In 1942, a Russian female partisan covered in ammunition.

In 1942, a Russian female partisan covered in ammunition.

Arkady Shaikhet/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

Former hostages from the Entebbe hijacking return to Israel in 1976. Israeli commandos led a daring rescue operation that saved 102 of the 106 hostages.

Former hostages from the Entebbe hijacking return to Israel in 1976. Israeli commandos led a daring rescue operation that saved 102 of the 106 hostages.

Micha Bar-Am/Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

Raymond Hubbard, an Iraq War veteran with a prosthetic leg, puts on a Star Wars stormtrooper’s helmet and engages his sons in a light-saber battle. His father was similarly injured in Vietnam.

Raymond Hubbard, an Iraq War veteran with a prosthetic leg, puts on a Star Wars stormtrooper’s helmet and engages his sons in a light-saber battle. His father was similarly injured in Vietnam.

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