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Sullivan Museum presents archival AP photos of WWII

Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center is proud to present photos Memories of World War II, Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Pressfrom “Memories of World War II, Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press,” open now through October 15.

The traveling exhibit is comprised of 126 photos. The Sullivan Museum will display approximately 40 of the photos from the collection that relate to theaters in which Norwich University alumni served including war scenes of Sicily; bombers over Tunisia; Pearl Harbor; the Doolittle Raid; Iwo Jima; McArthur’s Return to the Philippines; Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

The photo display is located in the museum Rotunda.

“As far as we know, all of the pictures were transmitted at some time on AP wires, but some probably have not been touched since the war,” said Charles Zoeller, curator of the exhibit and an accompanying book, and chief of AP’s vast photo library.

Founded in 1848, the AP is the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization, serving some 15,000 media outlets in more than 120 countries.

“Memories of World War II” opened May 24, 2004 to the public at Washington’s Union Station, a week before the National World War II Memorial was ceremonially christened on the Mall.

The Sullivan Museum and History Center is free and open to the public Monday – Friday 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. and beginning in September on Saturdays. For more information contact Museum Director Marilyn Solvay at (802) 485-2448 or msolvay@norwich.edu.

   

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