American military officials did not take the complaints [regarding rapes] seriously owing to their belief that it was normal for the French to have sex in public.
- Spiegel Online, Bandits in Uniform: The Dark Side of GIs in Liberated France (PDF version)
- Image (A small flag carried by the 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines is planted atop Mount Suribachi at 10:20 a.m. February 23, 1945. Official NAVY Photo. This is the first flag raising on the top of Mt. Suribachi. The famous flag-raising photo was taken when the second flag was put up later that day. This photo was taken by Leatherneck’s Lou Lowery.) in public domain