Last Friday Seraphic Secret published a photo allegedly from World War II titled “Leave No Man Behind”. One of our readers, David M., conversant with WWII photography, did not recognize the picture, conducted some research and wrote to me the following:
It turns out the photograph is a staged photograph of dolls taken by Mark Hogancamp. His own story is pretty remarkable as you can see from the accompanying story. Apparently, you are not the first one to be fooled. I didn’t think it was a fake, but I was surprised that I had no memory of ever having seen it anywhere before your column.
We thank David M. for his diligence and apologize for our mistake.