Seeing the War: Stories Behind the Famous Photographs of WWII

Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society’s Sigal Museum will host an illustrated talk and book signing by military historian David P. Colley.

The famous pictures from Life magazine and the seldom-seen snapshots of individual soldiers, sailors, and correspondents put a human face on a turbulent world event. Who were these men and women? Colley has been researching the subjects of World War II photographs for more than twenty years. As he explains: “We never stop and ask about the toll of war or what happened to the men and women afterward. Many were killed or wounded or suffered deep psychological scars. The year 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. It will undoubtedly be one of the last times this nation honors its living World War II veterans.”

Colley will highlight local connections – an Easton sailor, a Bethlehem-Allentown nurse, men from the 28th Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard, plus General McAuliffe of Bastogne fame.

The event is free with museum admission. Signed books will be available to purchase for $24.95.

For more information, call 610-253-1222. www.sigalmusem.org

Event Types: History, Literary Arts & Lectures, Museums
Event Location:Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton Street, Easton directions »
Event Times:
  • Nov 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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