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Vahan Ouzoonian U. S. Army Signal Corps negatives
1995.0007  
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Description
The images in this collection were taken in Central and Western Europe during World War II. They follow the U.S. Army’s invasion of the countryside in Belgium, France, and Germany, as well as military life in American-occupied London and Paris.
Background
The U.S. Army’s Signal Corps managed communications for the military’s ground and air forces throughout World War II. As part of this effort, hundreds of photographers were assigned to capture motion picture and still photographs from all aspects of the war. The film was used for training, historical documentation, and publication. Private Vahan Ouzoonian, of the 3908 Signal Corps Battalion, served in the Army from 1943-45. He operated and repaired motion picture projectors, cameras, and sound equipment in London throughout the war. When the conflict ended in 1946, Ouzoonian returned to his native California and opened a camera repair shop. He died in 2001.
Extent
Approximately 1200 negatives
Restrictions
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder (if applicable)
Availability
The collection is open for research use.