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FRAGMENTS | Wayne Miller


Naples in Italy was the most bombed city by the Allies during World War II. Between the years 1940-1944, Naples was bombed over two hundred times in order to damage the port and industry and was invaded about one hundred and eighty times during 1943 alone. The American photographer, Wayne Miller, was recruited into the Navy and was part of the Corps' photography unit under the command of the renowned photographer, Edward Steichen.

Miller was among the first to document the results of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima and the series of photographs from that historic event is one of his best known from the war period. Miller stayed several times in Naples during the 1940s and documented the wartime expeditions on the children of Naples, the abject poverty and their attempts to make a living.