THERE ONCE WAS A WAR: THE COLLECTED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF WORLD WAR II. FEATURING THE JEFFREY ETHELL COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR II COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY.

By: Ethell, Jeffrey, editor. Text by General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager and Colonel Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson.

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224 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "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 the 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 old newsreels. 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 into more recognizable 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 and preserve their time in the largest conflict in world history." Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing.

Title: THERE ONCE WAS A WAR: THE COLLECTED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY OF WORLD WAR II. FEATURING THE JEFFREY ETHELL COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR II COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY.

Author Name: Ethell, Jeffrey, editor. Text by General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager and Colonel Clarence E. "Bud" Anderson.

Categories: Military - World War II, Photography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Viking Studio: 1995

ISBN Number: 0670860441

ISBN Number 13: 9780670860449

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 24931

Keywords: Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Navy, Air Force, Army, Photographs, Sherman tanks, Cassino, Okinawa, B-17, Liberator, F6F Hellcat, P-51 Mustang, Curtiss Helldiver, Green Island, B-52 Mitchell, Nose art, Aleutians, Kingfisher, Aircraft carriers, Battleships, world War II, Second World War, Photography Colour Photography Mid 20th Century, Photographers, Jeffrey Ethell, Jeffrey Ethell Collection.,