World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: The Rocking Horse

On northern Luzon, where remnants of the defeated enemy now fought without hope, LIFE Photographer Carl Mydans came upon this unusual episode in the war against Japan:

The rest of the prisoners were already seated or spread out exhausted on the grass as he staggered into the assembly point. Each arm was over another prisoner's shoulder, his head wobbled loosely and his dragging feet made erratic lines in the yellow dust. When they let him down at the edge of the circle of prisoners, he breathed in gasps and his glassy eyes in...

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