Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro
Roxy's DowntownThu, Oct 13, 2016 1:00 PM Event Date Passed  
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Release Year:2016
Runtime:79 min
Production Country:USA
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Director:Max Lewkowicz
In 1943, with the Allied invasion of Europe imminent, a newly drafted 21-year old Tony Vaccaro applied to the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He had developed a passion for photography and knew he wanted to photograph the war. “They said I was too young to do this,” Tony says, holding his finger as if taking a photo, “but not too young to do this,” turning his finger forward, pulling a gun trigger. Not one to be denied, Tony went out and purchased a $47.00 Argus C3, and carried the camera into the war with him. He would fight with the 83rd Infantry Division for the next 272 days, playing two roles – a combat infantryman on the front lines and a photographer who would take roughly 8,000 photographs of the war.
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