The Censored War: American Visual Experience During World War Two

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1995 - History - 199 pages
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Early in World War II censors placed all photographs of dead and badly wounded Americans in a secret Pentagon file known to officials as the Chamber of Horrors. Later, as government leaders became concerned about public complacency brought on by Allied victories, they released some of these photographs of war's brutality. But to the war's end and after, they continued to censor photographs of mutilated or emotionally distressed American soldiers, of racial conflicts at American bases, and other visual evidence of disunity or disorder. In this book George H. Roeder, Jr., tells the story of how American opinions about World War II were manipulated both by the wartime images that citizens were allowed to see and by the images that were suppressed.

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The U.S. government during World War II was quick to realize the power of visual images and sought ways to control their uses. Roeder (Sch. of the Art Institute of Chicago) explores most aspects of ... Read full review


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