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Ethell, Jeffrey, Editor. Text By General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager And Colonel Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson. Listings

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1 Ethell, Jeffrey, editor. Text by General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager and Colonel Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson. THERE ONCE WAS A WAR: THE COLLECTED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF WORLD WAR II. FEATURING THE JEFFREY ETHELL COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR II COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY.
Viking Studio, New York, 1995, first edition. 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670860441 "The most important historical event of the 20th century was a war that seemed to be fought in black-and-white. Our collective memory of the years 1941-1945 exists in monochrome, because that was the way most of us saw it - and continue to see it - in the films and still pictures of the day. Color film for motion pictures and still cameras was readily available then, but was not in wide use because of its fragility and t h e difficulties of developing it. But there were enough hardy photographic pioneers around in 1941 to take the new color film to war, and their pictures, surviving beautifully to this day, show us a very different world than the one we see in o ld n ew sreels. At first glance these images are a bit startling; we are not used to seeing the people, places, and events of the early 1940s in living color. But in due time these pictures seem utterly right, and in fact bring World War II int o mor e r eco gnizable form, more comfortable for modern eyes. Here, then, is a colorful recollection of World War II in over 200 photographs taken, for the most part, by amateur lensmen - ordinary soldiers, sailors, and airmen who wanted to record a nd p rese rve their time in the largest conflict in world history." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 

 


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