Congratulations, you've found our
new collection of stills taken from the National Archives collection
of films by combat cameramen of the U.S. Army's Signal Corps.
To keep both
the armed forces and the public informed as to the warís status,
the Signal Corps had its Army Pictorial Service film crews deployed
throughout the world shooting combat footage. This footage was
promptly returned to Washington for dissemination to planning staffs
and commanders. Declassified versions were disseminated as newsreels
for the general publicís viewing.
estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of each newsreel shown to the
public at commercial motion-picture theaters across the world was
comprised of Signal Corps footage.
was comprehensively filmed, but much of the film taken there
has not been seen in the public domain due to the overwhelming
coverage of combat in the ETO, and the limited knowledge of the
significance of the operation.
there are 83 frames in this series. Submissions of
captions are invited from Rock Force veterans.
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personnel are busy checking out their weapons and equipment.