The Third Reich in Colour

Discussion in 'Axis Units' started by Jba45ww2, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Owen

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    The destroyed tank was a Soviet BT-5 for those who want to know what it was.
     
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  2. Jba45ww2

    Jba45ww2 Patron Patron

    I had the slide of the chateau so I thought I might as well add to the rest. My pleasure with posting and fixing the slides and agree about the problem of them ending up somewhere else. I always wrestle about posting just for that reason.
     
  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It's a worry, isn't it ? When my grandfather came back from Germany in 1945, he brought with him a bale of field grey cloth, of officer quality. It was made into curtains for the north-facing rear of their house and I have it today, in unfaded lengths, compete with original selvedge...I daren't dispose of it though as I know that the old man would never forgive me if it ended up made up into a uniform for a sympathiser ! The best suggestion that I've heard is that it should be made into a coat for a Dutch child in a winter 1944 scenario.

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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Too small mate - keep trying though

    TD - or rather this is what the butler wrote
     
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  5. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I had an idea that it only showed the stable block.
     
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    No No - that would be the servants part, stuck away out of site of the main house, the stables are much more fanciful than those - bit like yours I hear

    TD
     
  7. Jba45ww2

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    I started scanning the second tray of slides and am fascinated by some of the shots. I did spend some small amount of time enhancing the light, colour and trying to blend some spots. Interested as always for feedback and comments
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  8. Jba45ww2

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    Some more scanned slides from the first two trays. I did some limited enhancements.
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  9. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    At least your second-last slide is not Russia. And finding that location must be possible!
    Congratulations on your amazing collection. There must be enough to make a book out of it. Or am I being old fashioned now?
     
  10. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    Guess I found it and what happened to it, or at least to everything around it...
     

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  11. dbf

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  12. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    And - but this is a very wild guess - if this photo above is of Caen, then could this one (by any chance, maybe, possibly) be taken at Plage Riva Bella looking towards Merville-Franceville, showing the very early stages of the Atlantic Wall??? A great study project!
    Could this be Orne - Riva Bella towards Merville.jpg

    And could this then be the bank of the Caen a la Mer Canal? At least character, height of bank and width of canal seems quite similar...
    Could this be bank of Orne.jpg
     
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  13. Jba45ww2

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    And could this then be the bank of the Caen a la Mer Canal? At least character, height of bank and width of canal seems quite similar...
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    I have just started to scan the third tray and the first slide I see is a trawler in a canal. Not sure if this helps to figure out the location?
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  14. Jba45ww2

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    These are the last slides from the first tower. As I was scanning them I almost felt as if I was looking at someone's holiday pictures. You can look at these pictures and almost forget the horrors that were inflicted on the world. The slides also show the Nazi Flag for the first time in colour at a rugby game. Even though it is in the back ground it still manages to stand out in the picture. Always interested in hearing feedback.
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  15. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Hi Jba,

    A very interesting collection of slides, thank you for posting. I haven't a proper scanner for negs and slides but from what I understand it is glossy side down and dull side (emulsion) up for proper orientation. I'm wondering if you may have the two images of the storage tanks alongside the waterway (0025 and 194) reversed. If so it could be of the petrol tanks seen north of Pegasus Bridge on the west side of the Canal looking north.

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    There are two sets of 4 tanks there. The more prominent damaged set with its dirt embankment closer to the canal may have been removed by 1943/44. I'll add a couple of aerials one of which comes from Danny posted to another thread. The area marked "d" shows the tanks. Near the large clump of trees furthest north on west side is where the York Bridge would have been built after D-Day.

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    Also there was a narrow-gauge rail line that ran up the west Canal bank into Benouville and over the two bridges at one time There are many features in common between the photo and aerials though it is possible I'm on the wrong track?

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  16. 8RB

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    Guess I found another one (when mirrored!): Falaise this time...
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  17. canuck

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    The beach defenses don't look all that elaborate in these photos. Possibly 1943?
     
  18. Jba45ww2

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    I starts going through some of the B&W slides and found the following grave site information. Maybe one small bit of information
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  19. idler

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  20. dbf

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    2. Infanterie Regiment 199 List
    Lexikon der Wehrmacht
    57. Infanterie-Division
    Lexikon der Wehrmacht - 57. Infanterie-Division


    A couple of these men have entries with photos on FindaGrave website which have been added to the info from the Volksbund site, see Fisch & Pfleger.
    [Edit: Also added some War Memorial links, etc]:

    Surname: Auracher
    First Name: Julius
    Rank: Schütze
    DOB: 03.08.1919
    POB: München
    Date missing/death: 05.06.1940
    Place missing/death: vicinity of Abbeville
    Julius Auracher rests in the war cemetery in Bourdon.
    Grave location: Block 27 Row 12 Grave 455


    Nachname: Brunner
    Vorname: Johann
    Dienstgrad: Schütze
    Geburtsdatum: 21.04.1912
    Geburtsort: Donaustauf
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 05.06.1940
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Villers sur Mareuil
    Johann Brunner ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Bourdon.
    Endgrablage: Block 27 Reihe 15 Grab 585


    Nachname: Lohmaier
    Vorname: Erhard
    Dienstgrad: Gefreiter
    Geburtsdatum: 27.11.1914
    Geburtsort: Pemmering
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 05.06.1940
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Abbeville
    Erhard Lohmaier ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Bourdon.
    Endgrablage: Block 27 Reihe 15 Grab 591
    War Memorial:
    Family History Familienforschung Lohmeyer Lohmeier - In Memoriam Lohmeyer Gefallene war memorial - 1939-1945: Zweiter Weltkrieg
    "Lohmeier, Erhard, 1914, , 05.06.1940, Frankreich, Kriegerdenkmal in Pemmering, Kreis Erding, Bayern"


    Nachname: Fisch
    Vorname: Stefan
    Dienstgrad: Gefreiter
    Geburtsdatum: 20.10.1915
    Geburtsort: Kiefersfelden
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 05.06.1940
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Villers sur Mareuil
    Stefan Fisch ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Bourdon.
    Endgrablage: Block 27 Reihe 15 Grab 586
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/112682749/stefan-fisch


    Nachname: Braun
    Vorname: Theophil
    Dienstgrad: Oberleutnant
    Geburtsdatum: 23.06.1914
    Geburtsort: Kook
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 05.06.1940
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Abbeville
    Theophil Braun ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Bourdon.
    Endgrablage: Block 27 Reihe 15 Grab 589
    Memorial entry: Ettlenschieß, Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg - Onlineprojekt Gefallenendenkmäler


    Nachname: Pfleger
    Vorname: Josef
    Dienstgrad: Unteroffizier
    Geburtsdatum: 17.12.1913
    Geburtsort: Grafing
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 05.06.1940
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Abbeville
    Josef Pfleger ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Bourdon.
    Endgrablage: Block 27 Reihe 15 Grab 588
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/157466066/josef-pfleger


    Nachname: Feuerreiter
    Vorname: Balthasar
    Dienstgrad: Unteroffizier
    Geburtsdatum: 05.06.1916
    Geburtsort: Bad Tölz
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 05.06.1940
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Abbeville
    Balthasar Feuerreiter ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Bourdon.
    Endgrablage: Block 27 Reihe 15 Grab 590


    Nachname: Fischhaber
    Vorname: Josef
    Dienstgrad: Schütze
    Geburtsdatum: 02.02.1913
    Geburtsort: Feldgeding
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 05.06.1940
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Abbeville
    Josef Fischhaber ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Bourdon.
    Endgrablage: Block 27 Reihe 15 Grab 587
    Parish Register: Pfarrei + 2.Weltkrieg Sterberegister Kiening Genealogie
    "+ 05.06.1940 + 2.Weltkrieg
    433504 Fischhaber Josef
    27 Jahre alt
    * 02.02.1913
    Parents: Fischhaber Jakob, Huber Maria"



    If you are inclined you might want to upload the photo to this site:
    https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2252499/memorial-search?firstName=&lastName=fisch
     
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