Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: War through a Lens

Though the battle had barely ended, many U.S. citizens last week were seeing for themselves a lot of what had happened at Aachen. For the excellent photographic coverage of the First Army campaign in newspapers and newsreels, most of the credit belonged to the small, brave group of men comprising the 165th Signal Photography Company.

Laden with assorted cameras, the Signal Corps G.I.s of the 165th this week were again pressing close to the front, ducking fire with the infantry. As usual, their twofold mission was: 1) to bring back news pictures...

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