The Press: Young Campaigner

Just 42 days after the fall of Tunis, a photographic record of the U.S. African campaign went up on the walls of Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art. It was a one-man show by LIFE Staff Photographer Eliot Elisofon (pronounced, by pals, Hellzapoppin). In it were 113 pictures of almost every aspect of the American occupation. Missing: views of U.S. dead, Elisofon prints of which were not released by the War Department.

Visitors to the Museum saw such subjects as: "Elisofon and his two Contaxes"*; a telling snap of three gay and very German...

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