America at War in Color
Format: Hardcover, 256 Pages
Size: 9.375 x 11.375
Weight: 2.813 lb.
Published: September 1st 2012
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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.