Marines Leave the Front Lines at Saipan

W. Eugene Smith/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

W. Eugene Smith/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Marines Leave the Front Lines at Saipan

W. Eugene Smith was one of LIFE’s most celebrated photographers. His World War II pictures (like this one at the Battle of Saipan, a pivotal but costly American victory in 1944) are as vivid as any war photos ever taken.

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