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General MacArthur at Leyte Island

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General Douglas MacArthur was known for smoking his corncob pipe.  In this famous image, as the General surveys the beachhead on Leyte Island, he is smoking that pipe.

The U.S. National Archives provides a description for this photo:

General Douglas MacArthur surveys the beachhead on Leyte Island, soon after American forces swept ashore from a gigantic liberation armada into the central Philippines, at the historic moment when the General made good his promise “I shall return.”

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Image online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.

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