.3 linear ft (1 flat oversize box).
Large album contains over 300 black and white photographs, clippings and other ephemera relating to the military career of a lieutenant in the 753rd Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. The first section covers Bruce's time in officer candidate school and artillery training, including captioned photos of training activities, artillery, and fellow soldiers; certificates and other ephemera from Camp Kearns (Utah), Fort Sill (Oklahoma), Camp Beale (California), Okehampton (England), and Rennes (France). The album then follows Bruce and his company through the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany with clippings relating to Allied activity; captioned photos of fellow soldiers, landmarks, artillery, war ruins; printed ephemera such as foreign currency, army orders, and various booklets in English and German, including a Deutsch Reich Arbeitsbuch (German ID paperwork). Last section of album contains a large number of uncaptioned photos, which appear to be from post-war occupation in Germany, return home by ship to New York, and some family photos at the end.
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Cite as: [Identification of item], Tom Bruce World War II Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 270. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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