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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: World War, 1939-1945
  • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
  • Location of Service: Boca Raton, Louisiana; Norwich, England; Paris, France; European Theater
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/60925

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An amateur photographer who was drafted into the Army Air Force in 1941, Captain Charles Marlatt was told he could not take his camera with him overseas. When he encountered movie cameras for sale in Norwich, close to where he was serving as a radarman, he decided to buy one, and shot footage of his base in England and the city sights of London. Sent to Paris in the spring of 1945 to inspect the French radar system, he awoke on May 8 to find the people of Paris celebrating in the streets. His color footage of V-E (Victory in Europe) Day provides a sense of the worldwide joy and relief that came at the end of the war, for servicemembers and civilians alike (the V-E Day footage begins at the start of the third segment of the film).

Black and white 8mm film footage

About this Item

Title

  • Charles Kittle Marlatt Collection

Names

  • Marlatt, Shirley W.
  • Marlatt, Charles Kittle

Home State

  • California

Headings

  • -  Marlatt, Charles Kittle
  • -  World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • World War, 1939-1945

    • Branch of Service: Army Air Forces/Corps
    • Location of Service: Boca Raton, Louisiana; Norwich, England; Paris, France; European Theater
    • Highest Rank: Captain
    • Dates of Service: 1941-1945
    • Entrance into Service: Drafted
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Video: 8mm Film [1 item] -- Home movie footage (collected 1945-05)
  • Video: DVCAM [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 1945-05; 2008-02-12)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2007)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/60925

Cite as

  • Charles Kittle Marlatt Collection (AFC/2001/001/60925), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Marlatt, Shirley W, and Charles Kittle Marlatt. Charles Kittle Marlatt Collection. 1941. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.60925/.

APA citation style:

Marlatt, S. W. & Marlatt, C. K. (1941) Charles Kittle Marlatt Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.60925/.

MLA citation style:

Marlatt, Shirley W, and Charles Kittle Marlatt. Charles Kittle Marlatt Collection. 1941. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.60925/>.