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Library of Congress posts elusive color photography from World War II

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Parachute WII Library of Congress
Parachute WII Library of Congress

Most of the photography we see of World War II in history books is black and white, giving younger generations the false impression of a muted era, stripped of the vibrancy of color. Visual News has spotted a gigantic Library of Congress Collection featuring thousands of color photos that breathe new life into the time period. Visual News has posted its selection of 30 of the images, and you can also take a look at the full — albeit intimidatingly large — collection from the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information at the Library of Congress.