High Command, 1944

Photographs of Allied Forces High Command, London, February 1944.


Images 1-10; 12 by David E. Scherman and drawn from LIFE magazine’s archive.

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  • February 1944: The High Command takes five | The World Matters

    [...] This is my new favorite image of World War II — the Allied High Command in what looks very much like the moment after photographer David E. Scherman told them to take a break. The fact that it was shot for LIFE magazine, which spent the war years carving the generals’ sober faces in stone, makes it all the more remarkable, because it reveals the Command in an almost unheard-of mode: Tired, maybe even a little punchy, and all too recognizably human. (From Google’s Life Magazine photo archive via How To Be A Retronaut.) [...]

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