Local Author Jeane Slone Talks about New Book about WWII Women Photographers this Month

There were  127 brave World War II American female war correspondents, who went above and beyond to capture the events of the war to inform the people on the home front. These women fought against condemnation and hostility from male officers in order to perform their jobs, and proved time and again that they were equal to male reporters. 

Highlights of the slides include women war correspondents who were:           

Hit by Junker planes in a B-17 Flying Fortress

Almost hit by Japanese snipers photographing on the top of Mt. Suribachi in Iwo Jima

Documenting the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp

Immediately following the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, photographing “Disease X”

Documenting the refugees for the Quakers after the war 
  
WHERE AND WHEN: 
 THURSDAY, MARCH 5 AT 6:30 PM, St. Helena Public Library, 1492 Library Lane, St. Helena, 707-963-5244

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 AT 2:00 PM, CLOVERDALE LIBRARY, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd, 894-5271

SUNDAY, MARCH 22 at 3:00 pm, CENTRAL LIBRARY,   211 E Street, Santa Rosa, 545-0831

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 at 6:00 pm, HEALDSBURG LIBRARY, 139 Piper St. Healdsburg, 433-3772