The Second World War In Color

The Second World War In Color

The Second World War in Color

For more than 60 years, the Second World War has been presented in shades of gray, drained of the hues of reality. Much of the war was shot in color but remained out of the public record until very recently. Now, The Second World War in Color brings the past back into the present with a remarkable color record, accompanied by poignant letters and writings from those who witnessed the action. Amazing photos show the blood on Mussolini's shirt after his execution and the colors of the rubble in Hiroshima. With The Second World War in Color, the two generations that have grown up since the conflict can see what it was like with stunning new clarity.

From the Inside Flap
All war is tragic and brutal, none more so than the Second World War. For those born after 1945, the war has appeared only in black and white in countless books, films, and grainy newsreels, even though much of it was shot in color by both military units and amateur filmmakers. Color photography was expensive to develop, and the media were reluctant to show all the horrors of battle in...

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