A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces

A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces

Photographed by 125 of the World's Leading Photojournalists on A Single Day, October 22, 2002

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A photographic documentary of American military life as captured on October 22, 2002 offers insight into the lives of the nation's elite units, new recruits, and MPs on outposts, on strategic bases, and in the cockpits of fighter planes.

HARPERCOLL

On October 22, 2002, more than 125 of the world's finest photographers set out on a unique global mission. Their instructions were simple: look beyond the daily news headlines, dig beneath the breaking stories, and capture what life is like on an ordinary day for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces around the world.

For 24 consecutive hours, this prize-winning team of civilian and military photographers -- working with the cooperation and support of the Department of Defense -- chronicled daily life in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

The resulting book of photographs documents the lives of elite units and freshly minted recruits; of cadets, generals, fire-fighters, medics, and MPs; of soldiers at desolate outposts and on strategic bases. It illustrates life in the cockpit of a fighter, on a Trident submarine, in an underground missile silo, and at computer terminals in a war room. It shows personnel patrolling borders, jungles, mountains, and harbors; training for special operations; and fighting terrorism.

It is a timeless portrait -- in indelible images and eloquent words -- of the men and women who wear the uniforms of the American military. They are your sons, daughters, spouses, neighbors, and friends.

Together these photographs provide an inspiring visual reminder of the routine and heroic operations, the sacrifices and dedication, that are necessary to defend America's freedoms 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.



Baker
& Taylor

A photographic documentary of American military life offers insight into the lives of the nation's elite units, new recruits, and MPs on outposts, strategic bases, and in the cockpits of fighter planes.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060541804
0060541806
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 33 cm
Additional Contributors: Korman, Lewis J.
Naythons, Matthew

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