Thank You, Sweetheart, for the ‘Jap Skull’: Portrait of a Grisly WWII Memento

Natalie Nickerson, 20, gazes at a skull -- reportedly of a Japanese soldier -- sent to her from New Guinea by her boyfriend serving in the Pacific.
History
'40s
LIFE Magazine (Photo: Ralph Crane)

There is something undeniably unsettling about the sight of an attractive young women gazing at an "enemy skull" and penning a thank-you note to the beau who sent it to her. Read More

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