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Robert Doyle Interviews a Soldier

Robert Doyle Interviews a Soldier
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Title: Robert Doyle Interviews a Soldier
Description: Robert Doyle interviews Private Floyd Flayter, (shirtless) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin at a training ground somewhere in Australia. A firearm is laying on the ground under his feet. Private Flayter had this to say: "Tell the folks in Milwaukee that slamming around in the unarmed combat training course being given American forces in Australia is a bit different from working in a shoe factory." A field and trees are in the background. When the image was published in the Milwaukee Journal, the background was blacked out.

Image ID: 101065
February 10, 1943 
Acme Photo Services
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal on February 20th, 1943. The image appears on page 59 of the clipping book, Anybody Here From Wisconsin?, a reprint of the scrapbook kept by Robert Doyle's mother. Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.

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Subjects: Soldiers
Armed Forces
Military training camps
Military uniforms
World War, 1939-1945
Body marking
Outdoor photography
Military camps
Reporters and reporting

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