WWII In Color

Discussion in 'General' started by Gemit, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Gemit

    Gemit New Member

  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I think someone needs to collate the description and images relating to numbers 5 & 6 - don t seem to match

    TD
     
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  3. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Excellent frames but as TD states a number of them require the captions to be matched to the individual photographs.

    To the point coverage of the US Marines taking these small island "fortresses" in the Pacific which accounted for many US casualties with the JIA resisting to the last man.

    Also some good detailed background to the frames.
     
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    May need to spell check as well, grammar too

    #42 Survivors of USS Indianapolis en route to hospital after being rescued in August 1945. After the sailor’s ship was sank by Japanese tornadoes, sharks swarmed the survivors in the wreckage.


    TD
     
  5. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Well Kamikaze does mean Divine Wind :whistle:
     
  6. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

  7. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    I also like the work of Joshua Barrett who trades as ‘Painting the past’.

    Painting The Past - Colourisations by Joshua Barrett — Painting the Past

    Painting The Past - Colourisations by Joshua Barrett

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    "Cruiser Mk IV tanks of 5th Royal Tank Regiment, 3rd Armoured Brigade, 1st Armoured Division, drive through a Surrey village, July 1940." © IWM (H 2491) THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

    These A13s are on Highfield Lane, Thursley, passing St Michael & All Angels church to their right. Street View provides a reasonable comparison. https://www.google.co.uk/.../data=!3m6!1e1!3m4...
     
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  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I'm really annoyed.
    Someone posted the B&W photo of that in the Gallery years ago.
    I posted some info in it & similar views.
    Can I find it now ?
    Can I hell.
     
  9. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    Owen, Joshua had misstated IWM's reference on Facebook which probably hasn't helped! I've added a link on post #7 and corrected the reference.
     
  10. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Was 1st Armoured Division's rhino ever actually on a blue background?

    Fine work overall, though!
     
  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  12. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Why are the pictures in the original article listed as 'colorized'.*
    Most are original, if occasionally processed, colour images. (Maybe from the Life collection. Bells ringing.)

    *Rhetorical question. People have given up checking, and the nomenclature inevitably blurs as the colourising craze rolls on.

    Thursley:
    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45
    Was it the same series as the Houghton one?
    houghton | WW2Talk

    Mmmmm.
    Much nicer.
    Less... dayglo.
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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45. © IWM (H 2491)
    IWM Non Commercial License
     
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  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Ah.
    Completly different cottage & village.
    Doh.
    Thanks for finding it.
    I am now old & memory playing up.
     

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