Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands. 3rd of July 1944. “Marine infantrymen move fast to take up new positions in Garapan, principal city of Saipan. Japanese buildings and installations were set afire by supporting artillery barrages and the ‘Leathernecks’ (Marines) entered the town to engage the enemy in street fighting for the first time in the Pacific theatre.”
Finnish soldiers engage in a street battle with Soviet forces during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War over contested territory in Karelia. Medvezhyegorsk (Finnish: Karhumäki), Medvezhyegorsky District, Republic of Karelia, Soviet Union. December 1941.