Glory in my hand : official U.S. war photographer, [after 1945] / by Russell E. Day.


Glory in my hand : official U.S. war photographer, [after 1945] / by Russell E. Day.

Unpublished typescript memoir of Russell E. Day, a United States Army photographer in World War II. The memoir covers his Army career from the time he was drafted until he was discharged. Aspects covered include his selection and training as a photographer and assignments covering major events in World War II such as the invasion of Normandy, the meeting of the Russian and American armies at the Elbe River, the concentration camp of Ludgwickslust, the fall of Berlin, the Potsdam conference, and various other assignments throughout England, France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. Also includes a letter (1 p., undated) on letterhead stationery of Day (Cinematographer, Hollywood, California) to William Saroyan (who had served with Day in the same Army unit) requesting his opinion on the chances of the memoir being published, "I know I am not any kind of a writer, but if I get anything out of it at all I could use the money for a new camera for Pink and I. Please don't think I am trying to 'use' you. I only hope you might know of some market for this kind of material." Also contains reference photocopies of Day's original photographs.

1 portfolio (99 p.)


SNAC Resource ID: 8143086

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