A dog sits in the snow watching a column of Axis Italian soldiers of the 8th Italian Army, march towards the city during the Battle of Stalingrad. Volgograd Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. December 1942.
“There is always a philosophy for lack of courage.” - Albert Camus, Notebook IV (1942)
December 1957, Stockholm. Reception for Camus at the Bonnier House, “Manilla”, in DjurgÉrden. Left to right, Michel Gallimard, Mrs. Jytte Bonnier, Camus, Danish publisher Otto Lindhardt. (Courtesy of Albert Bonnier)
US 32nd Infantry Division soldier in Buna, New Guinea with a captured Japanese Lewis Type 92 light machine gun.
ca. November-December 1942
The Japanese manufactured the Lewis M/G for their Special Naval Landing Forces as the type 92 in 7.7X57SR and were used in the Pacific theatre.
The Battle of Buna, 19 November 1942 - 2 January 1943, was one part of the Allied attack on the Japanese beach-head on the northern coast of Papua (along with the battles of Gona and Sanananda). This beach-head had been established to allow the Japanese to launch an overland assault over the Kokoda Trail to Port Moresby, the Capital of Papua New Guinea.
This attack came within thirty miles of Port Moresby, before an Australian counterattack forced the Japanese back along the trail.
Photo by George Strock for the February 1943 ‘Life’ magazine.
Major General Dan Pienaar in Egypt, 1942. His 1 South African Division played a significant part in securing
victory at El Alamein, and he was twice awarded the DSO. Sadly, he was killed on 19 December 1942 when his aircraft crashed into Lake Victoria at Kisumu while returning to South Africa.