Fort Campbell, Kentucky: Original Photograph, 1943. Original Photograph. Photograph. 8X10 Photographs. Very Good. Item #1619
Seven original 8X10 photographs from the premiere of Humphrey Bogart's SAHARA. The photographs feature both the advertising on Camp Campbell prior to the show as well as the actual event itself. The photographs are identified and clearly show Lulubelle, the tank used in the film as well as the crowd on opening night. The photographs also feature Four-Star General Walton Walker and his wife in attendance and cutting the cake at the premiere party. Walker commanded troops in WWI, WWII and Korea. He was the recipient of the Silver Star and two Distinguished Service Crosses. The photographs also feature Colonel Welborn Barton Griffith, Jr. Griffith is known as the "Hero of Chartres Cathedral" for his actions in preserving the historic French church on August 16, 1944 - less than a year after these photographs were taken. Griffith spared destroying the church as he was ordered to do and was later killed by enemy fire while leaving the area. Griffith's actions on August 16, 1944 have become the stuff of legend and have been memorialized by reunions, plaques and parks named in his honor.
Slight wear to edges. Five of the seven photographs have the original owner's notes attached to them via paperclip. We have left the photographs in the condition we found them.