LIFE Magazine April 9, 1945

LIFE Magazine April 9, 1945 Iwo Jima

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Pg… 27 THE WEEK'S EVENTS Airborne Landings Help Start the Last Round, Photographs by Robert Capa

Pg… 38 THE WEEK'S EVENTS Hitler's Last Resort

Pg… 40 THE WEEK'S EVENTS Editorial: Solute to the Armies

Pg… 44 THE WEEK'S EVENTS Over the Rhine..

Pg… 46 THE WEEK'S EVENTS The Nazi State Dissolves

Pg… 69 ARTICLE A Photographer Meets the Strangest People, by John Phillips

Pg… 102 CLOSE–UP Herbert Brownell, by John Chamberlain 93PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY The Battlefield of Iwo 49MOVIE The Enchanted Cottage" 57ART Woodcuts Help Fight China's Battles 62SCIENCE Steam Turbine Locomotive 76THEATER The Broadway Season in Color 83EDUCATION Traveling Museum Brings Nature to Rural Schools 87MODERN LIVING Kate Greenaway Styles Influence Teen–Age Clothes 121SPORTS Trampoline Tumbling Teaches Space Orientation

Pg… 2 OTHER DEPARTMENTS Letters to the Editors

Pg… 12 OTHER DEPARTMENTS Speaking of Pictures: Sidelights of History at Yalta

Pg… 16 OTHER DEPARTMENTS LIFE's Reports: Home to Warsaw, by John Hersey

Pg… 126 OTHER DEPARTMENTS LIFE Goes to the Stage Door Canteen in Paris

Pg… 130 OTHER DEPARTMENTS LIFE's Miscellany: Dog Leads Blind Dog : Cover LIFE'S PICTURES Robert Capa parachuted into Germany with the Americans on the first day of the big push across the Rhine. Two days later he was in Paris with the exciting pictures on pp. 27–37. Here, dressed in his parachute, he is shown at the secret airborne– troop base in France just before taking off. He holds an open Rolleiflex in his hands, has packed two Conrax cameras in his knapsack and stuffed his pockets with film. Said he, describing the night after landing, "I went to bed in my parachute and dreamt that LIFE said this was a fine story and I could go back skiing."

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