Skip to comments.Thousands of WWII pictures from 1944 / Normandy period
Posted on 07/23/2010 9:00:18 AM PDT by Stolly
I've had these pictures sat on my PC for years so i've finally got around to hosting them. I'm slowly captioning them too, based on translations from a French Flickr account. I think he copied them from somewhere else so i don't feel too bad about using them. I'm not copying word for word anyway.
Anyway, hope some of you enjoy them !
First page alone looks awesome. THANK YOU!
are these pictures you took personally?
Vey cool. Thanks.
No, but i’ve seen many of them on other public websites so i’m hoping perhaps naively that they are all public domain.
If thats what you were getting at ?
wow, amazing. I’ve just started looking but very good stuff
Incredible photos... THANK YOU, Stolly!
yes and no. They are exceptional pictures and I was actually going to suggest that you put some sort of copyright or watermark on them if they were yours. Thanks for posting...
I had another odd "picture" event with another friend. I was chatting with him one night at his house and he mentioned that he had been on the road crew and had worked for Elvis Presley. I said I thought that was pretty cool. Then he went in to a closet and pulled out a large box. My friend is a heck of a photographer and the box was full of hundreds of pictures of Elvis Presley. Backstage, in hotel rooms, in the car, rehearsing at different places. It would have taken me a long time to look at all of them.
You never know what people might have stored away....
Bookmarked....they look very interesting.
A very great service. Thank you.
Ping for later
One thing you learn very quickly is that people usually do not keep negatives, and the paper used for prints will turn yellow and deteriorate very quickly. It’s important to get these historic moments scanned into a digital record, which will last forever.
Until somebody deletes it ...
THANKS for posting!!!!
Wow! ping for later because those are really good!
Awesomeness, thy name is Stolly!
Thanks for putting this together.
My daughter and I went on a school trip this past Spring Break to WWII sites in Germany and France. After Germany, we spent 3 days in northern France visiting the American cemetary, Omaha & Utah beaches, Point du Hoc, and what’s left of the man-made port in Arromanches. We were based in a hotel in Caretan, which is centrally located. Then we were off to Paris for two days before coming home.
Amazing what you can pack into 9 days. Great trip!
Fantastic photos, and thanks for posting. Somewhere there’s a sysadmin who’s wondering what just clobbered his server. ;-)
Way cool bookmark.
Thanks for putting in the effort.
As a historian, and WWII buff, THANK YOU!
Wow! It really makes you think about these guys as young men. Many never made it home. Of those that did, most have died by now, including my father, some uncles. My father only said that he fixed airplanes in France.
I love looking at old war photos. Thanks for posting, Stolly.
I’m the sysadmin, its my server :)
Another BTT. LOL! Looks like the box is holding up pretty well.
The server is, my upstream bandwidth not so much ;)
Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
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These are great. I think you need to get them properly recorded and digitised...and I would suggest getting in touch with some of the worlds military museums - they would be very interested in many of these, I’m sure. As a matter of fact, as I working on a WW2 book, I wouldn’t mind the rights to reproduce a few of these!
Great effort sir!!
Very interesting. Cannot wait to compare to Google Earth pictures.
Many of those photos are numbered in the corners, and some have Signal Corps watermarks. That suggests the origin of these photos is from within the US military itself. In general, I believe such photos do not have copyright issues.
Were Japanese soldiers fighting with Germans? Who are these Asian prisoners in German uniforms?
Third set of photos.
Many of the units manning the Atlantic Wall were low quality static units.
The were often comprised of people the Germans had captured themselves and pressed into service. Those Asians could have been from the eastern parts of the USSR, or perhaps even Koreans captured by the Soviets from the Japanese.
Great pictures of Carentan.I live in Angoville for a couple of months each year which is between Carentan and Utah beach Have shown many of the pictures to people who live in the area who are too young to remember the war and how the area looked in 1944....especially in Carentan proper and St Hilaire and St. come du Mont.
Thanks very much.