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Stunning Color Images of World War II

Jill Harness

We tend to think of vintage pictures always being in black and white, but while color images were a lot more rare during World War II, they did exist. In fact, of the thousands of wartime images taken by Roosevelt's propaganda units, approximately 1,600 of them were in color.

Last month The Atlantic posted a collection of 45 amazing color photographs from World War II, paired with their original captions. The gallery is most certainly worth a long look.