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Discussion in 'Others' started by von Poop, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Got a growing interest in 'other' nations during the war. Been looking at Turkey.
    Amid pics of FW190s & Spitfires flying on the same neutral team, pottered onto at least one open trade route.

    Opium:

    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17604) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17600) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17593) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17596) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17603) IWM Non Commercial License
    [​IMG] TURKISH OPIUM FOR BRITAIN: THE USE OF OPIUM IN BRITISH MEDICINE, UK, 1943. © IWM (D 17601) IWM Non Commercial License
     
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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Dunno if we've had this.


    Could have put it here, but that thread should probably stand on its own.
    WW2Talk - Tank Factory.
     
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  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Unless I'm mistaken, that's a 40 star flag at the 12 minute mark. Only valid for a few days in 1889.
    WWII era 48 star flag had 6 rows of 8 stars each.

    EDIT: Top of frame is probably truncated. Looks like half a red stripe showing above the top row of stars.
     
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  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

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    The Prime Minister Winston Churchill observes a female riveter working on a Supermarine Spitfire at the Castle Bromwich factory in Birmingham, England, on 28 September 1941.
    WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

    Visiting Vauxhall:
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    "Winston Churchill in the turret of a Churchill I tank during a demonstration of the new vehicle at Vauxhall's at Luton, 23 May 1941."
    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45

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    "Winston Churchill in the turret of a Churchill I tank (nearest camera) during a demonstration of the new vehicle at Vauxhall's at Luton, 23 May 1941. Sir John Dill, Chief of the Imperial General Staff, is in the second vehicle. These were the first two production models of the new tank, named for the Prime Minister."
    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45
     
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  5. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    Last photo looks like the park at Luton Hoo a couple of miles from the Vauxhall factory
     
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Great film shared by @calumdouglas1 on twatter.
    (While making a solid point about why German aero engines might have had a much shorter lifespan. Slave labour not exactly the way to do this...)

    1942 CURTISS WRIGHT AIRCRAFT ENGINE PROMOTIONAL FILM "WRIGHT BUILDS FOR SUPREMACY"
    "This black and white documentary, Wright Builds for Supremacy, is a film on how to create and build Curtiss-Wright aircraft engines, and was probably produced around 1941 to 1942. The documentary was presented by Wright Aeronautical Corporation which was in business from 1919-1929 and then merged with Curtiss to form Curtiss-Wright, remaining one of the divisions of that corporation. This film was narrated by Lowell Thomas, an American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, and was produced by Audio Productions, Inc. "

    1942 CURTISS WRIGHT AIRCRAFT ENGINE PROMOTIONAL FILM "WRIGHT BUILDS FOR SUPREMACY" 85004 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
     
  7. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    "German aero engines might have had a much shorter lifespan. Slave labour not exactly the way to do this"

    The Japanese made the same mistake when they used British POWs as forced labour in their plant building copies of German inline engines. A little bit of sand can go a long way.
     
  8. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    Von Poop

    Re photo of Winnie at Castle Brom. A year or so back I had to do an essay on the mobilisation of the British female work force. The lady riveter in the photo pops up in a number of other photos in various books and in at least one Min of Info film. Obviously the British version of Rosie the Riveter
     
  9. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    with 75 years of delay, but still....
    BMW during the era of National Socialism
     
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  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Was interesting Mr Douglas said "A very good example of why German aero engines had a lifespan up to ten times less than Allied engines. Imagine this being done by forced labour."
    https://twitter.com/CalumDouglas1/status/1284440084281008128?s=20

    Many others might have said that 'ten times' & I'd have had to go and check, but he's drenched in aeronautical engineering jiggery.
    Made me think of the bad assessments the postwar French gave to Panthers in their service, and those restoration chaps telling me of still finding fag butts in fuel lines, sand in gearboxes etc.
    (Give him a follow if on Twatter. A proper alpha nerd on aero stuff.)
     
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  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    BTW, mate. That's a good page from BMW.
    Head on acknowledgement. I like it.
     
  12. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    you get what you pay for
     
  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Machinery (Might be slightly obsessed of late. I want a Mill...)

    ATS on the Horizontal Mill:
    [​IMG] ATS ORDNANCE WORKERS. © IWM (H 24739) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] ATS ORDNANCE WORKERS. © IWM (H 24737) IWM Non Commercial License

    Vertical:
    [​IMG] ATS ORDNANCE WORKERS. © IWM (H 24738) IWM Non Commercial License

    Lathes.
    (Onboard a Destroyer... a factory of sorts :unsure:)
    [​IMG] THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. © IWM (A 5546) IWM Non Commercial License

    RAF:
    [​IMG] NIGHT OPS AT AN RAF BOMBER STATION :. © IWM (CH 8848) IWM Non Commercial License

    Leningrad:
    [​IMG] THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD, SEPTEMBER 1941-JANUARY 1944. © IWM (HU 3523) IWM Non Commercial License

    Ordnance:
    [​IMG] WOMEN'S WAR WORK: LIFE IN A SHELL FACTORY, ENGLAND, UK, 1942. © IWM (D 8598) IWM Non Commercial License

    Big bastard lathe. Tiny thing. With a guard! In 1942!
    [​IMG] WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1942. © IWM (L 136) IWM Non Commercial License

    Monty suppressing a yawn wile impersonating Kim Jong-Un 'looking at things':
    C-IN-C's TOUR OF 5TH INFANTRY DIVISION
    (Contrary to the caption, that's a surface grinder rather than a lathe, but I'm sure the Field Marshal knew that...)

    Mmmmm. Radial Drill:
    [​IMG] MEN BEHIND BRITAIN'S SHIPS. MARCH 1945, AT THE SHIPBUILDING WORKS OF J RUSSEL AND CO, LIVERPOOL.. © IWM (A 27695) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1942. © IWM (L 584) IWM Non Commercial License

    Tools making tools:
    [​IMG] THE BRITISH MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY: THE MANUFACTURE OF INDUSTRIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT, UK, 1945. © IWM (D 25150) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] THE BRITISH MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY: THE MANUFACTURE OF INDUSTRIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT, UK, 1945. © IWM (D 25145) IWM Non Commercial License

    [​IMG] BIRTH OF A BRITISH TANK: TANK PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND, 1941. © IWM (D 4518) IWM Non Commercial License

    Massive Radial Drill? MIll? working on a Crusader engine block:
    [​IMG] BIRTH OF A BRITISH TANK: TANK PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND, 1941. © IWM (D 4523) IWM Non Commercial License

    What is that? Multi angle Shaper, maybe?
    [​IMG] BIRTH OF A BRITISH TANK: TANK PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND, 1941. © IWM (D 4483) IWM Non Commercial License

    V large steady rest & lapping barrels:
    [​IMG] BIRTH OF A GUN: THE PRODUCTION OF A 25 POUNDER FIELD GUN, 1942. © IWM (D 11370) IWM Non Commercial License

    Sorry, I'll stop now & slink back to Ebay to look at Mills I cannot afford...
     
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  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Interestingly a lot of the old factories in the Hendon and Colindale area of London have been flattened and turned into housing although a number of roads do retain the. History Mosquito Way , de Havilland road ,White close etc
     
  15. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    Found at NARA and reduced ( download from NARA is 5721 x 4334 )

    Original Caption: "Construction [of] PBM's is show at Glenn L. Martin Plant, Baltimore, MD. Plane hulls are taken outside building so they can be turned around and placed at held of next assembly line." Caption on Negative Sleeve: "PBM hulls are moved from foot of one of four straight-line assembly lines to effect turn at Baltimore, MD., Glenn L. Martin plant."

    National Archives Identifier: 179036618
    Local Identifier: 80-GK-15693
    Creator(s): Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Photographic Center. (12/1/1959 - ca. 1998) (Most Recent)
    From: Series: Color Photographs of U.S. Navy Activities, 1939 - 1958
    Record Group 80: General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1804 - 1983

    80-GK-15693 little.jpg
     
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  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Excellent Chrysler puff piece on the construction of Detroit Tank Arsenal.
    Some fine footage of first M3 Medium production/demonstration too.
    The giant mill turning an entire turret casting to shape hatch, ring etc will stay with me.

     
  17. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Museum of London Docklands
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