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WW2 Photos, Eastern & Western Front

  • 27-06-2009 6:53pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 2,494 citizen_p


    a few photos i picked up.....
    (the zoomed pics have 5 or 6 photos that my scannner didnt get)
    sorry about the size. just write back if you want me to just put links
    Nurenburg 34
    note large crowd in the background / large swastika flags.
    scan0005.jpg

    Officers Shooting range/ Gun cleaning
    scan0013.jpg

    Cleaning uniform/graves/ downed plane
    soldier posing on a french/ british plane.
    bottom left. luftwaffe collar tab on soldier to lefts coat
    you cant see it but the 2nd from the right in the grave photo is looking at a large cross with a swastika at the bottom and Runic SS at the top.
    scan0016.jpg

    Signaller Units / men
    scan0015.jpg

    press photo/ graves (again)
    scan0020.jpg
    scan0021.jpg

    Close ups/ armband/ sea plane
    scan0017.jpg
    scan0018.jpg


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  • Some nice pictures there, particularly liked the Nuremberg ones also the Seaplane one.




  • Here are a few of mine


    German18-1.jpg

    German17-1.jpg

    German14-1.jpg

    German12.jpg

    German11.jpg




  • and another few...


    German8-1.jpg

    German7.jpg

    German5.jpg

    German4.jpg

    German3.jpg

    German23.jpg

    German22-1.jpg

    German21.jpg




  • And some more


    German2.jpg

    German19-1.jpg

    German16.jpg

    German15.jpg

    German13.jpg

    German10.jpg

    German1.jpg




  • And finally

    German9-1.jpg

    German6.jpg

    German20-1.jpg


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  • like the one with the ship.....very interesting




  • Are these people on the side of the road jews or ethnic russians ? It is hard to tell at this resolution - but that is an interesting picture.
    arnhem44 wrote: »
    German17-1.jpg


    I would love to know where this town is ? I don't suppose there is any writing on the backs of these ?
    arnhem44 wrote: »
    German14-1.jpg

    For a second there I thought this one was an ME 323 Gigant - but on looking more at it it seems to be a boat ? It is tricky to tell though at this resolution.
    arnhem44 wrote: »
    German11.jpg

    Great pictures - thanks for posting those.




  • Hi Morlar,there is writing on alot of them but only writing on one of the three you picked out,theres a name or a single word describing something,I'll get it scaned through later and post it up,someone might be able to translate it.




  • It is a boat, you can see the life raft cranes on top right hand corner. Gigant would be hollow inside.
    I could be wrong, but those people on the side of the road, are they a gypsies? Judging be the tents and the temporary look of the settlement.
    The seaplane in the 1st batch of photos is Heinkel 59.




  • arrived today :)
    Eastren front photos
    no writing on back
    scan0024.jpg
    3 westren occupied photos in this
    scan0025.jpg

    8.8 Flak
    no writing, firing at night
    and a picture of flak burst / searlight.
    scan0023.jpg

    Various
    clockwise
    grave/ monument of norway, prison camp staff, barbed wire, taken from tank/ eastren front/ upside down.
    scan0030.jpg
    backs
    same positions
    scan0031.jpg

    clock wise
    nurenburg (i think), troops/ trench/ assault badge & wound badge (i think) , Prison camp tower, luftwaffe march/ gas mask/ officer

    scan0032.jpg
    backs
    same positions
    scan0033.jpg


    btw the 92076..... is added by the seller.


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  • Great selection there Mousey,some great shots.




  • That monument in Narvik is interesting and it wouldn't be me without comment: the shot of firing 88 is taken in the night, so it's the flash which makes it look like a cave. And as well, I am not quite sure about the searchlight, it looks like a daylight shot.

    Interesting photographs




  • FiSe wrote: »
    That monument in Narvik is interesting and it wouldn't be me without comment: the shot of firing 88 is taken in the night, so it's the flash which makes it look like a cave. And as well, I am not quite sure about the searchlight, it looks like a daylight shot.

    Interesting photographs


    i now feel very stupid :(

    got a translation of the pic taking from the tank, the end says "...everywhere the same, left and right destroyed Russian vehicles"




  • Mousey- wrote: »
    i now feel very stupid :(

    got a translation of the pic taking from the tank, the end says "...everywhere the same, left and right destroyed Russian vehicles"

    Ah jeez, don't beat yourself up about it. That's the fun thing about old photos, trying to figure out what is going on that particular moment in time. ;)

    Nice destroyed Russian machinery, by the way.




  • Hi Morlar,heres the back of the photo of the "refugees" you were wondering about,god only knows what it says.


    reverse-1.jpg




  • arnhem44 wrote: »
    Hi Morlar,heres the back of the photo of the "refugees" you were wondering about,god only knows what it says.


    reverse-1.jpg

    It says "Romania" in German (Rumänien)




  • Preusse wrote: »
    It says "Romania" in German (Rumänien)

    Those pesky Roma Gypsies !!




  • Morlar wrote: »
    Those pesky Roma Gypsies !!

    I see what you did there. And I was almost going to point out the difference between Roma and Romanians.....ah well... :pac:




  • Preusse wrote: »
    I see what you did there. And I was almost going to point out the difference between Roma and Romanians.....ah well... :pac:

    Ninja edit ftw !!




  • Morlar wrote: »
    Ninja edit ftw !!

    Blitzed.


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  • the back of the monument pic says. tomb of the battles of Narvik 1940
    scan0030.jpg




  • scan0006.jpg
    top says "Assault on the enemy's positions."
    bottom says "Stalinorgel im Einsatz, Belgorod 1943"
    stalins organ in us , belogrod 1943

    Backs
    scan0005-1.jpg

    Fortifications
    scan0007.jpg

    Zeltbans (i think) camo on lufftwaffe guard
    scan0007-1-1.jpg

    destroyed armour on bridge
    scan0007-1-2.jpg

    Plane in flight
    scan0007-1.jpg

    any info would be appreciated.

    sory bout small pics etc...




  • some nice photos there again Mousey-,I'm not sure and I might even be wrong but are those obsolete french tanks on the bridge,they look like stuff they had around WW1.




  • Nice pictures, the StuG III in front of the 'Katyusha' would be my cup o'tea. Cool looking machines.
    I wonder are those Stalin organs fitted on GMC or other US truck?

    Fortification - it must be a part of the Maginot line, I'd say. And those funny looking tanks are Renaults FT-17.
    They were introduced during the WWI and produced in a large numbers in the following years. I think these were good light tanks for infantry suport, but obsolete in the 30's. A feast for the German guns...

    Don't know the type of the aircraft tha picture isn't big enough and there were many training bi-planes and they were all very similar. Could that be a Bucker-131 ?




  • Yep they do look like Ft-17's as Fise mentioned. The 'fortifications' one looks interesting, it has obviously taken a lot of damage. The pictures I have of the maginot line show a different design than those but it's entirely possible they are from there too. Re the plane it is too hard to make out at that resolution though. Some nice pictures there.




  • Look what I found:

    http://www.fortweb.net/photos/stgmom1/bruillesud.htm

    ^ excellent page about bunkers




  • FiSe wrote: »
    Look what I found:

    http://www.fortweb.net/photos/stgmom1/bruillesud.htm

    ^ excellent page about bunkers

    That is an excellent reference site, and a perfect match on mousey's one above. I have just been going through it trying to match it to some of mine now - cheers for the link.




  • What a difference a higher res picture makes :)

    It's not possible to make out the insignia on the vehicle in the first pic (for me at least), but in the 2nd picture it looks like this is your plane :

    D-EFAY Bücker Bü131 A W.Nr.103 W.Nr.103 build in 1936/5 B0045 B0127

    Tail-reg site ;

    http://www.luftwaffe-experten.org/d-letters.html

    Plane wiki ;
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%BCcker_B%C3%BC_131

    'Bü 131A : Two-seat primary trainer biplane. Initial production version.'


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