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Faces of War Hardback - 2009

by Faram, Mark

A visually stunningcollection that bringsthe soldiers' experience tovivid photographic life-includes a DVD.

The Aviation Photographic Unit was a military unitunlike any other in World War II. Founded andled by legendary photographer Edward Steichen,the photographers in this unit gave Americans onthe home front memorable and dramatic images ofthe people fighting the Navy's battles in the Pacifictheater. Beginning with just half a dozen intrepidshutterbugs and expanding to ten battle-seasonedphotographers, the unit covered everything fromearly aircraft raids to amphibious landings to thesurrender in Tokyo Bay. With an estimated 14,000images in the collection of the National Archives,the work of this talented photographic unit ishistorically significant not only as a visual record ofthe war, but also for its influence on generations ofpostwar photographers. Faces of War is a tribute tothe vision of Edward Steichen, as well as the menwho served under him, and most importantly totheir subjects-the unsung heroes of the U.S. Navy.Steichen's unit included such well-knownphotographers as:

LCdr. Horace Bristol
Lt. Barrett Gallagher
LCdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs
Lt. Victor Jorgensen
LCdr. Charles Kerlee
LCdr. Dwight S. Long
Lt. Wayne Miller


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A visually stunning collection that brings the soldiers' experience to vivid photographic life- includes a DVD.

The Aviation Photographic Unit was a military unit unlike any other in World War II. Founded and led by legendary photographer Edward Steichen, the photographers in this unit gave Americans on the home front memorable and dramatic images of the people fighting the Navy's battles in the Pacific theater. Beginning with just half a dozen intrepid shutterbugs and expanding to ten battle-seasoned photographers, the unit covered everything from early aircraft raids to amphibious landings to the surrender in Tokyo Bay. With an estimated 14,000 images in the collection of the National Archives, the work of this talented photographic unit is historically significant not only as a visual record of the war, but also for its influence on generations of postwar photographers. Faces of War is a tribute to the vision of Edward Steichen, as well as the men who served under him, and most importantly to their subjects-the unsung heroes of the U.S. Navy. Steichen's unit included such well-known photographers as:

LCdr. Horace Bristol
Lt. Barrett Gallagher
LCdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs
Lt. Victor Jorgensen
LCdr. Charles Kerlee
LCdr. Dwight S. Long
Lt. Wayne Miller

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A visually stunning collection that brings the soldiers' experience to vivid photographic life- includes a DVD.
The Aviation Photographic Unit was a military unit unlike any other in World War II. Founded and led by legendary photographer Edward Steichen, the photographers in this unit gave Americans on the home front memorable and dramatic images of the people fighting the Navy's battles in the Pacific theater. Beginning with just half a dozen intrepid shutterbugs and expanding to ten battle-seasoned photographers, the unit covered everything from early aircraft raids to amphibious landings to the surrender in Tokyo Bay. With an estimated 14,000 images in the collection of the National Archives, the work of this talented photographic unit is historically significant not only as a visual record of the war, but also for its influence on generations of postwar photographers. "Faces of War" is a tribute to the vision of Edward Steichen, as well as the men who served under him, and most importantly to their subjects-the unsung heroes of the U.S. Navy. Steichen's unit included such well-known photographers as: LCdr. Horace Bristol
Lt. Barrett Gallagher LCdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs
Lt. Victor Jorgensen LCdr. Charles Kerlee
LCdr. Dwight S. Long Lt. Wayne Miller

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  • Title Faces of War
  • Author Faram, Mark
  • Binding Hardback
  • Edition 1 Har/DVD
  • Pages 256
  • Language EN
  • Publisher Berkley Hardcover, New York
  • Date 2009-05-05
  • ISBN 9780425221402
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