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War Pause
Five soldiers in the 331st Regiment await orders in the Hurtgen Forest, West of Gey, Germany, December 1944. Virtually all of my war photographs have disintegrated due to the poor developing conditions I was forced to use; the nitrate in the film; and a flood in the basement of the Stars and Stripes building, where my negatives were stored, in August, 1946. Prior to disintegration, I did make excellent copies of them. For an actual image this should be flipped horizontally.
Soldiers’ Gallery
Captain Mitchell, from Chicago, Illinois, tops this gallery of fellow 331st Regiment soldiers, Gey, Germany, January, 1945. In the top photograph, German citizens coming West as we soldier East toward Berlin.
Pfc Brodie, from Chicago, Illinois, poses with a pipe and a "Tom-Tom" Gun shortly after our landing at Normandy (+14 days), near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, June, 1944. I brought one roll of color with me from America; this was the first photo with that roll.