America at War in Color: Unique Images of the American Experience in World War II

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Carlton Books, 2001 - History - 255 pages
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America at War in Color is being published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the American entry into World War II in December 1941, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For over fifty years World War II has been seen in black-and-white.Now, specially commissioned research has unearthed a remarkable color record, much of which has never been seen before. Color photography was still in its infancy when the United States entered World War II. With the war on, the short supply of color film stock made color photographs even more rare.The authors have scoured the Smithsonian's vast and remarkable photographic archives, as well as other public and private collections, to reveal over 300 startling color images of America at war. The book contains photographs of young G.I.s., marines and airforcemen being sent off to fight far from home in Europe and the Pacific, as well as scenes of life at home during wartime, harrowing images of death and destruction, and joyful G.I.s liberating Europe, showing how the war really looked to those who were actually there.

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Stewart Binns is a producer and documentary filmmaker. He lives in London, England.

Adrian Wood is a documentary filmmaker living in London, England.

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