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U.S. Army Photo Album: Shooting the War in Color, 1941-1945 USA to Eto
by Jonathan Gawne

From the back cover:
World War Two has been called "the war that was fought in black and white." Most people think only a few rare shots were taken in color, but deep in the American National Archives there exists a collection of color photographs taken in every theater of the war...

While researching black-and-white photographs in the National Archives, I came across and index to a collection of WW2 US Army Signal Corps photos. Asking the staff about them, I was told they "weren't very interesting as none of them were combat shots." Taking a chance, I looked through the dull, muted tones of the color pritns in the collection. Someone, back in the days when the Pentagon had housed the collection, had left a few of the original transparencies in with the prints. I was atounded to look at clear, crisp color that might well have been taken the day before. I knew I had to get them published. Little did I know it would take many years to finally get them into print ... This collection is one of the greatest photographic treasures of WW2, yet it remains little known, poorly indexed, and in dire need of attention...
Copyright by Jonathan Gawne 1996

Table of Contents

1 - Stateside Training
2 - Italy and the Mediterranean
3 - The UK and Normandy
4 - Southern France
5 - Into Europe

Hardcover: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.68 x 12.55 x 9.32
Publisher: Histoire & Collections;
ISBN: 2908182408;
(November 1996)

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