A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one year old. Photo by Helmuth Pirath, 1956 World Press Photo of the Year
WWII American GIs took a heart shield bible with them into combat. Most consisted of the New Testament covered with metal plates and were kept in a soldier's shirt pocket, over his heart. The intent was to stop an enemy's bullet from striking their heart.
Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945 (One of the many sad things about war.