Conversations with Charlie Dyer, Guest: Richard Cahan

The world was in ruin at the end of World War II: from the Blitz in London to the atomic bomb blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A small group of Army soldiers witnessed it all. They also photographed Germany’s last push, the Battle of the Bulge, and they rode into Germany and saw unimagined destruction. They documented the Burma Road, which opened Mainland China to supplies, and saw war atrocities as far away as the Philippines. These soldier photographers are acclaimed for their war photographs, but their work has never been compiled in a book. Richard Cahan and his co-author (Mark Jacob) want to show what total war is really like in their book, Aftershock: The Human Toll of War Haunting World War II Images by America’s Soldier Photographers.

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