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WW2 Exclusive RHJ

During World War II, photography played a crucial role in documenting the various aspects of the war, capturing moments of combat, life on the home front, and significant historical events. The photographs taken during this period provide a visual record of one of the most significant conflicts in human history.

Combat Photography Photographers from different branches of the military, such as the Army Signal Corps, Department of the Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps, documented the battlefronts around the world. These images depicted training exercises, combat operations, support services, and other activities related to the war effort. One iconic photograph is that of General MacArthur surveying the beachhead on Leyte Island in 1944 after American forces landed in the Philippines.

Historical Events Photographs also captured key historical events and figures during World War II. For example, there is a photo of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Declaration of War against Japan on December 8, 1941. Another significant image is that of the Big Three - Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Josef Stalin - at the Yalta Conference in February 1945.

Home Front Photography Photography was not limited to the battlefield but also extended to the home front. Images showcased propaganda posters encouraging support for the war effort, rationing campaigns, and civilian involvement in various activities to aid the war. These photos highlighted themes such as patriotism, sacrifice, and unity among civilians during wartime.


Impact The photographs taken during World War II served multiple purposes. They informed the public about the realities of war, boosted morale on both fronts by showcasing acts of heroism and resilience, and preserved historical moments for future generations to learn from. These images continue to be valuable resources for understanding this critical period in history.

B & W Photos Donated by Nicole Kuentz of Kaysersberg Alsace
photos taken by her 
father, Mr Kuentz 1944-1945

The Colmar "Pocket", is the plain stretching from Kaysersberg to Colmar, was Liberated abt. February 1945 by the French & Americans after 2 violent months of fighting the SS-recruits.

Kaysersberg Alsace France Then & Now
photos by Mr. Kuentz, Then and Audrey Marie Photography, Now.


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