LIFE Magazine War Memorial Issue, July 5, 1943

Discussion in 'USA' started by Phil Scearce, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Phil Scearce

    Phil Scearce Finish Forty and Home

    On this date in 1943, LIFE magazine published its now highly-collectible war memorial issue. The magazine names the 12,987 Americans killed in action up to the publication date. (Actual losses were higher at that point but some names had not yet been released.) The names are listed alphabetically by state.

    There is also an article in the magazine about the first American bombing mission against Nauru. Unknown to most LIFE readers, the only American killed on that mission, Harold Brooks, is not named in the article but is listed among the war dead elsewhere in the magazine. The complete story is in my book. The magazine is here.

    http://bks1.books.google.com/books?id=SFAEAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1&edge=curl
     
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  2. Mathsmal

    Mathsmal Senior Member

    Thanks for posting this link. I found the article in Life about the Detroit race riots very enlightening too!
     
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Thanks Phil, I have always enjoyed reading through Life magazine and Illustrated magazine too. Some really amazing photos were shown in these periodicals and very quickly after the events had taken place as well.

    What do you think the copyright situation on images from these magazines would be, now 65 years have past by??

    Steve
     
  4. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    Good stuff. Thanks for sharing. I own an original copy of a Life magazine aswell.
     

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  5. bern

    bern Senior Member

    Thanks for that mate, Rita hayworth was a real cracker wasnt she?.
     
  6. Phil Scearce

    Phil Scearce Finish Forty and Home

    Thanks Phil, I have always enjoyed reading through Life magazine and Illustrated magazine too. Some really amazing photos were shown in these periodicals and very quickly after the events had taken place as well.

    What do you think the copyright situation on images from these magazines would be, now 65 years have past by??

    Steve

    Steve, I think photo copyrights are the lifetime of the creator plus 50 years in most countries, lifetime plus 70 in the USA. I'm not a lawyer, though. Most of the images in my book are either Army Air Corps photos or National Archives photos, so public domain, though many have never been published before. Other images are from private collections and I secured written permissions for each of those. Determining who owns an image copyright is sometimes the most difficult part- you have to know who to ask before you can get permission. I think it is best to assume an image is protected unless you can document it is from a public domain source.
     
  7. Phil Scearce

    Phil Scearce Finish Forty and Home

    Thanks for that mate, Rita hayworth was a real cracker wasnt she?.

    Indeed!
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Superb, cheers for that , had a good look through.
     
  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member Patron

    Steve, I think photo copyrights are the lifetime of the creator plus 50 years in most countries, lifetime plus 70 in the USA. I'm not a lawyer, though. Most of the images in my book are either Army Air Corps photos or National Archives photos, so public domain, though many have never been published before. Other images are from private collections and I secured written permissions for each of those. Determining who owns an image copyright is sometimes the most difficult part- you have to know who to ask before you can get permission. I think it is best to assume an image is protected unless you can document it is from a public domain source.

    Thanks Phil, very sound advice. It's a shame that our National Archives and Museum's don't have the same viewpoint on sharing as the U.S.
    I am building a website at present and have had to think about who might have ownership of several images which I would like to use. I have photos given to me by families that correspond to images reputedly owned by our National organisations, it could become messy.:)
     

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