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America at War in Color

America at War in Color

Adrian Wood

Format: Hardcover, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780785829478
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Size: 9.375 x 11.375
Weight: 0.19 lb.
Published: Sep. 1, 2012
Price: $19.99
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For over fifty years World War II has been seen as a black and white war, but specially commissioned research has now unearthed a remarkable color record of the conflict. Color photography was still in its infancy when the United States entered World War II in December 1941, and the short supply of color film stock made color photographs even rarer. Now, over 300 startling color images of America at war have been revealed.

These powerful photographs show the reality of wartime America both at home and abroad: young GIs, marines, and airforcemen being sent off to fight in Europe and the Pacific, scenes of life at home during wartime, and harrowing images of death and destruction, in sharp contrast with joyful GIs liberating Europe. The fact that these images are in color brings an added dimension to the scenes of war, making them somehow more “real” to modern readers than sepia-toned black and white shots.

America at War in Color
goes far beyond the familiar, presenting images that have never been seen before. The book will show what daily life was like, how it felt to prepare for war, and, if you were lucky, what it was like to come home. It is both a unique record of this massive conflict and a reminder to today’s generations of the heroism, horror, and devastating cost of global war. America at War in Color is a moving testament to the American men and women who lived through World War II.

Stewart Binns, Series Producer for the Trans World International/Carlton BAFTA- winning series "Britain at War in Color", is an acclaimed documentary film-maker who has won more than thirty international awards for his work. He is co-author of The Second World War in Color and Britain at War in Color.Adrian Wood is TWI's Director of Archive and Library Development.
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