Wright Museum to share ‘Untold Story’

Wolfeboro, NH—July 3, 2018–In the film “Underfire: The Untold Story of PFC Tony Vaccaro,” viewers are taken to the front lines of World War II. The film will be shown Tuesday July 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wright Museum of World War II in Wolfeboro as part of its Lecture Series, sponsored by Ron Goodgame and Donna Canney

Vaccaro served as an infantryman during WWII where he used his camera to capture one of the most comprehensive, haunting and intimate photographic records of combat.

“Tony Vaccaro, who was 95 when this film was made, shares his story, and we have the rare opportunity to see the war through the eyes of an infantryman,” said Michael Culver, executive director of the Wright Museum. “It is amazing that a simple personal camera used by a soldier on the front lines gives us some of the most unforgettable images from WWII.”

Tony Vaccaro shot 8,000 photographs on the war front, developing film at night in his helmet. His story is chronicled in the documentary directed by Max Lewkowica. The executive producer, Tim Van Patten, directed such works as “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Sopranos.”

When Vacarro returned home in 1950, he began his career as a commercial photographer and worked for major publications such as “Look,” “Life,” “Harper’s Bazaar” and “Newsweek.”

The Wright Museum’s Lecture Series takes place every Tuesday through the end of the museum’s season, which concludes Oct. 31.

Admission is $3 for members and $8 for non-members. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 603-569-1212.

Wright Museum is open daily through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.