February 10, 2016
April 17, 2016
The exhibition WAR IS OVER! at Forma Meravigli in Milan tells the story of Italy’s liberation during the second world war as seen by the photographers of the US Army Signal Corps and the Istituto Luce.
Italy’s liberation lasted two years, from the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the surrender of the German forces in April 1945. This long and painful process was photographed by the two opposing sides, showing two different faces of the war in Italy.
The photographs by the US Army Signal Corps – the division that manages the communications between the combined arms forces – are in colour and show how the American way of life also reached Italy. By contrast, the photographs by the Istituto Luce – producing and distributing films and documentaries for the fascist regime – are in black and white and show the collapse of Fascism in Italy.
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