Nov 12, 2008

Bloom of Youth

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms RECRUITING MARINESSometimes it's necessary to go to war.

But armed conflict should never be undertaken lightly. As this photo makes clear, it is a country's young men - barely out of boyhood - who are sacrificed.

Photo taken by John Collier at a San Francisco marines recruiting office, 1941.

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