1945 Print Marseilles Dijon France Road German Army Air Force World War II CON1

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This is an original 1945 halftone print of a road between Marseilles and Dijon, France (Republique Française). The caption writes, "For miles the roadside was strewn with destroyed German equipment and dead. Note discolored highway in top picture after engineers had cleared the road of debris. Blood, oil and fire, stain the once white concrete slabs."

"Conad History" (Continental Advance) was created to preserve the history of the United States Army supply forces, and to provide a basis for future studies by the United States War Department. The book covered the continental advance, communications zones, the European theater of operations, and the United States Army during 1944 and 1945. The Conad staff began in Africa and traveled to central Europe where they finished.

CONDITION

This 66+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.25 x 13 inches; 21 x 33 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: wartime, warfare, United States XII Air Force, U. S. Seventh Army, debris

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