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[h=1]Miller wears a special helmet to accommodate her camera as a war correspondent in World War II.[/h]Elizabeth 'Lee' Miller (23 April 1907 - 21 July 1977) was an American photographer. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York State in 1907, she was a successful fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris to become a fashion and fine art photographer. During the Second World War, she became an acclaimed war correspondent and photojournalist.

With the outbreak of the Second World War, Miller had separated from Bey and was living in Hampstead, London when the bombing of that city began. Ignoring pleas from friends and family that she should return to the US, Miller embarked on a new career in photojournalism as the official photographer for Vogue documenting the Blitz and was accredited to the U.S. Army as a war correspondent for Condé Nast Publications from 1944. She teamed up with David E. Scherman, a Life Magazine correspondent on many assignments. Miller travelled to France less than a month after D-Day and recorded the first use of napalm at the battle of St. Malo, the liberation of Paris, the battle for Alsace, and the horror of the Nazi concentration camps when the victims were liberated. A photograph by Scherman of Miller in the bathtub of Adolf Hitler's house in Munich is particularly well-known

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Looks like a standard US Army M1 helmet with a section of the front chopped out and then a visor fitted......a tad "medieval" Sire....:-)


Must have been a rather tall cine-type camera if it required the front of the helmet to be chopped out.......generally, it should have been possible to push the standard helmet back on the head and use a camera, rangefinder, gunsight, etc.....on the M1 the liner cradle is adjustable so you can raise the helmet to sit higher on the head........


Perhaps she had a rather small head, resulting in the standard M1 fitting rather clumsily ? My missus has a tiny head (6 & 1/4) along with the rest of her, so not an entirely uncommon issue with females......

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