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"Musicians help pass the time aboard the SS Cape Victory en route to Seattle - Oct 1945" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Jam Session on Board. It would a be a hot, sweaty, slow trip. The turbine-powered converted freighter would travel about fifteen miles…

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"Welcome Home brought tears to our eyes" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Welcome in Puget Sound. This unidentified boat sailed out to greet the SS Cape Victory as it approached Fort Lawton in the Seattle harbor. Seeing that flying 'Welcome Home' banner…

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"Tree ferns on trail to tide flat" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Tree Ferns. With a subtropical climate, low elevation, and heavy rains, huge tree ferns grew along the switchback trail between Hill's Ie Shima camp and the tide flats where the soldiers…

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"Tide flat below camp site - Ie Shima" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Tide Flat, Ie Shima. Hill regularly hiked down to the ocean below his camp. Though the trail was 'a rugged climb to get back to camp,' he praised the swimming there, and delighted in…

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"17th Photo Section - The War is Over!" Sign reads: "CLOSED Open Next War under New Management" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Ending Metaphor. To interpret the end of military hostilities, Photo Section men revised their sign to show they felt like…

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"Low level view of conference table in Priest's area at the big Catholic Church in (blank) Note legs are on a plank all around chairs must straddle" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Detail: Nara Wood Table. Calasiao church wardens gave Hill a tour of the…

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"Soldier reading on deck of LST 626, Dec 1944" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Reading Onboard. Crossing the Pacific, soldiers frequently had hours and hours to spend on deck at ease. As pictured here on another ship a year later, Hill and his fellow…

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"Tacloban Dock" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Tacloban Wharf. During October 28, 29, 30, 1944, ships waiting to unload supplies filled the Tacloban harbor. Because there was only space for two ships at a time to unload at the wharf, the waiting ships…

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"Relaxed aboard the Liberty Ship Juan Cabrillo, en route from Biak via Hollandia to Tacloban, Leyte. Oct 21 to 28 1944 - 17th Recon Sqdn Ground Crews" Ed Bernardo watching? From "Darkroom Soldier": "Leaving Biak. As combat moved north to reconquer…

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"Japanese soldier - Hid out on Biak waiting for his unit to return so he could re-join them. Unable to walk, he was brought in on a make-shift stretcher" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Survivor. Hill photographed this unidentified Japanese soldier…

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