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The curated images from Yank, the Army Weekly, first issued June 17, 1942 until its last publication on December 28, 1945, captures the grimness of war as well as once again proving that military humor transcends generations. From kicking Nazis to what it’s like to date a GI, the weekly covered it all.

Special thanks to Corporal Walter Fussman — who was stationed in England during the war and brought this piece of history home — and to his daughter, Chris Konkle, who generously allowed this author access to the issues.