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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Patton's Photographs:War As He Saw It

Okay, let's not belabor this review. This is a collection of photographs taken by General George S. Patton. While the author who collected this minimizes Patton's camera as being "simple", the fact is that it was a Leica camera and presumably a Leica lens that was used. So we can't blame the camera for the picture quality. This book is not for photographers. The paper used in publishing is not what you would see in a fine art photography book. This book should be aimed at the Patton aficionado, someone who in interested in the man, not his photographic ability. Military historians may find the book very interesting. The pictures are very poor quality, artistically and technically. If you want a book of war photographs, buy Capa or Nachtwey.

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