When Jimmy comes marching home

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Were you there?

In 1945 when Army Air Corps Col. James Stewart returned to Indiana from combat missions in Europe, the recipient of an Oscar, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal was welcomed by his family, hometown and Life magazine.

To see more of Peter Stackpole’s photos for Life’s Sept. 24, 1945, cover story, go here.

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If Anne Frank had lived

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Left to right: Hanneli Goslar (referred to as Lies Goosens in early editions of the Diary), Anne Frank, Dolly Citroen, Hannah Toby, Barbara Ledermann and Susanne Ledermann (standing), Amsterdam, 1937. Photo courtesy of Anne Frank House | Getty Images (Click on the photo to see a larger image).

Life magazine tracked down Anne Frank’s playmates in 1959 as the film based on her diary was opening in movie theaters, and for the first time Life.com has posted photographs that never made it into print. The images bring into bittersweet focus what Anne missed because she did not survive the Holocaust. Continue reading

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