In spite of all the terrible horrors, many good things came out of the enormous effort we remember as WWII.
Commercial advertising photography as we know it, was created in the 50's almost exclusively by photographers who were trained by the US Government or were members of the allied forces.
It is rumored that the formula for Ektachrome itself was "liberated" from the German scientists at Agfa after their surrender. Before the war there was only Kodachrome.
The time has come for all of these marvelous players to return to The Father.