‘The essential act of war is destruction,
not necessarily of human lives,
but of the products of human labor.’ — George Orwell (1903–1950)
Surrounded by the detritus of battle, Marine Corporal Nick Regus looks over the sights of a captured Japanese Type 92 heavy machine gun on Kwajalein Atoll in February 1944. A combat photographer with the Fourth Marine Division, Regus called Los Angeles, California, home.
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