“A Soldier's Eye: Europe
1944 — Photographs by Irving Shapiro” runs through Dec. 19 in the Mandeville
In 1944 Irving Shapiro of Glens
Falls was a soldier in the midst of the Second World
War. But he was also a man with a camera, and the photographs he took during
the first months after the Normandy invasion are a remarkable record of the
people and places he encountered in that period of turmoil and upheaval.
Also on exhibit are artifacts and
images of Union College's
experience with on-campus Navy officer training during the later years of WWII,
known as the V-12 Program, featuring research by Jeff Roffman '05.
During the exhibition, an evening
film series on World War II in Europe, organized in
conjunction with the History Department, will be held on alternate
Thursdays in Old Chapel.
Remaining films are:
— Oct. 28, 6 p.m. – General
Della Rovere (1959), post-screening discussion with Prof. David Baum;
— Nov. 4, 6 p.m. – Stalingrad [Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever?]
(1958), with Prof. Wilfried Wilms; and
— Nov. 11, 6 p.m. – Sahara
(1943), with Prof. John Cramsie.