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    John Florea large archive of WWII and general military photos, negatives and transparencies. John Florea large archive of WWII and general military photos, negatives and transparencies. A remarkable collection of hundreds of mostly black-and-white photographic prints, negatives, contact sheet prints and transparencies of various sizes from the personal collection of John Florea, one of WWII's most prolific war photographers. The set includes images from the frost-covered battlefields of France and massive destruction of European cities from bombing raids to soldiers passing the time on base and being entertained by USO shows. The collection also features graphic images of both survivors and casualties of a German concentration camp during its dramatic liberation as well as military executions, fallen soldiers in the snow and other tragic and poignant consequences of war. In addition to many photos of officers and enlisted men, there are also stoic portraits of General Douglas MacArthur as well as a candid photo of General George Patton defiantly relieving himself into the Rhine River. A most rare and monumental collection of imagery and various ephemera of the era. Both published and unpublished images. Some duplicates. We encourage interested bidders to view this lot in person. Comes with full copyrights. Special shipping arrangements will apply.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2013
    28th Sunday
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