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Armed with Cameras by Peter Maslowski

Armed with Cameras (edition 1993)

by Peter Maslowski

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Title:Armed with Cameras
Authors:Peter Maslowski
Info:Free Press (1993), Hardcover, 412 pages
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Armed with Cameras: The American Military Photographers of World War II by Peter Maslowski



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This is the story of the effort to record the military effort of the United States during World War II. It explores the use of photographs as morale and propaganda tools. ( )
  AlexTheHunn | Aug 8, 2009 |
As I have mentioned before, I like books about the"what", "how" and "why" rather than the "who" and "when". I also prefer books that cover subjects that are off the beaten track of popular military history. So I was delighted to come across this book. Maslowski writes about the photographers and cameramen of the United States armed services, their duties and equipment. He also related stories of their activities both at the front and also behind the lines. Military photographers often went in harm's way to get the stills and movies that civilians saw in their newspapers, magazines and in the newsreels, but rarely were personally identified or credited. Maslowski describes the subject of documentaries like San Pietro that stirred controversy for their frank depictions of the realisms of battle. He also touches on the more technical aspects of the profession, such as film quality and the development of lighter, better cameras as the war progressed.

This book is a narrative history and is rather anecdotal at times, but is an easy read for those who wish to learn more about the subject. ( )
  jztemple | Aug 5, 2008 |
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Drawing on years of interviews with surviving combat cameramen, a distinguished military historian explores the historic importance of cameramen on the battlefield, revealing the unparalleled excitement of the military photographers' experiences and the richness of their legacy. Photos.

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