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In Pics: Lee Miller’s WWII

The former model was the first woman to follow the Allies into the combat zones of Western Europe

LEE MILLER THE VOGUE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO WENT TO WAR

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Lee Miller, born in 1907, was an American model turned photographer. After working as an apprentice to surrealist photographer Man Ray, she moved to New York, Cairo and then London, where she recorded her experiences of living through the Blitz. After meeting fellow photographer David E Scherman, she was accredited by the US forces as a war correspondent for Vogue, and followed the army across the Normandy beaches and through liberated Europe. Miller rarely spoke about her war experiences in later life, and suffered from PTSD and alcoholism up until her death in 1977.

ST MALO, AUGUST 1944

Sat in the ruined St Pierre d’Alet chapel, Miller was later put under temporary house arrest for being in the siege zone.

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In this month’s issue… Henry VIII’s Six Weddings While every detail of Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle has been anticipated and analysed, the nuptials of his Tudor namesake Henry VIII are less familiar. Alison Weir peers behind the drapes of the six days that preceded ‘divorced, beheaded, died…’. Plus: the CIA heist of a sunken Soviet nuclear sub during the Cold War; Wounded Knee massacre; female Pharaohs; the 1820 plot to murder the Cabinet; and Lee Miller’s photos of WWII