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1944 Color Photo from France

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Taken by Life Magazine photographer Frank Scherschel, I found this photo at the picturesdotblog site. Note the use of the parking brake! Also note the “press” sign on the front of the jeep. Do you suppose the wire cutter on the front of the press jeep was cut so that it wouldn’t interfere with photos?

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Jeeps (including a press vehicle) in the town square, Marigny (Manche), Normandy, 1944.

A view of the same town seventy years later (thanks Tom!):

 

2 Comments on “1944 Color Photo from France

  1. mmdeilers Post author

    Tom, that is great! I’ve taken a snap shot of the google map and added it to the post. It’s amazing how similar it looks.

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