American Third Division units enter a newly liberated village in the south of France

Description
A prisoner of war between 1942 and 1943, Mydans continued photographing the events of World War II once he was released. After the Battle of Rome, Mydans went on to Marseilles to report on the progress of Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France. It began on August 15, 1944 and lasted till mid-September. The Third Infantry Division, seen here entering a village on a jeep, and two other divisions of the VI Corps were part of the assault troops that participated in the liberation of southern France.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1944-08
1944
photographer
Mydans, Carl
place made
France
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
2005.0228.066
accession number
2005.0228
catalog number
2005.0228.066
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Carl Mydans
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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