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Thousands of WWII pictures from 1944 / Normandy period
http://www.stolly.org.uk/ETO ^

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 !

http://www.stolly.org.uk/ETO


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: awesome; britain; eto; fr; france; freeper; germany; ggg; gggping; godsgravesglyphs; greatpatrioticwar; historical; history; normandy; worldwarii; ww2; wwii; wwphotos

1 posted on 07/23/2010 9:00:22 AM PDT by Stolly
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To: Stolly

First page alone looks awesome. THANK YOU!


2 posted on 07/23/2010 9:03:13 AM PDT by ILS21R (A 200 year supply of oil... in Alaska....right now)
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To: Stolly

are these pictures you took personally?


3 posted on 07/23/2010 9:03:24 AM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (Pelosi is a wretched, communist, b!#*&)
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To: Stolly

Vey cool. Thanks.


4 posted on 07/23/2010 9:05:01 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: FightforFreedomCA

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 ?


5 posted on 07/23/2010 9:07:56 AM PDT by Stolly
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To: FightforFreedomCA

wow, amazing. I’ve just started looking but very good stuff


6 posted on 07/23/2010 9:08:24 AM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: Stolly

For later.


7 posted on 07/23/2010 9:08:49 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Stolly

Bookmarked, thanks.


8 posted on 07/23/2010 9:08:54 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Stolly

Incredible photos... THANK YOU, Stolly!


9 posted on 07/23/2010 9:11:51 AM PDT by nutmeg (Another "smartass" for lower taxes)
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To: Cincinna; Pharmboy

ping


10 posted on 07/23/2010 9:12:33 AM PDT by nutmeg (Another "smartass" for lower taxes)
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To: 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...


11 posted on 07/23/2010 9:13:35 AM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (Pelosi is a wretched, communist, b!#*&)
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To: All

many thanks


12 posted on 07/23/2010 9:13:40 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Stolly
It is amazing the pictures people have stashed away. A few years ago I was helping an older frined work on his computer. I need a screwdriver and he told me there was one in a box on his shelf in his study. I picked the wrong box and when I opened it I saw the most horrid pictures. They were pictures he had acquired in WWII. They were captured photos that had been taken by the Japanese during the Bataan Death March. Horrid horrid images. He would not talk about them.

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....

13 posted on 07/23/2010 9:20:24 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NOVEMBER-2-2010!)
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To: Stolly

Bookmarked


14 posted on 07/23/2010 9:22:25 AM PDT by Gator113 (God save the Republic.....)
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To: Stolly

Bookmarked....they look very interesting.


15 posted on 07/23/2010 9:25:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Stolly
Thanks for posting these.
My father-in-law was with the 5th Armored Div in the ETO. When he died ten years ago, we discovered six albums filled with photos very much like yours.
Even though I'm a former Marine and VN combat vet, he never discussed his experiences with me other than general references.
16 posted on 07/23/2010 9:26:49 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Stolly

A very great service. Thank you.


17 posted on 07/23/2010 9:40:35 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Stolly

Ping for later


18 posted on 07/23/2010 9:53:04 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Stolly

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 ...


19 posted on 07/23/2010 10:00:14 AM PDT by Philo1962 (Iraq is terrorist flypaper. They go there to die.)
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To: Stolly

THANKS for posting!!!!
Very interesting!


20 posted on 07/23/2010 10:01:10 AM PDT by OneBob
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To: ILS21R

Bttt


21 posted on 07/23/2010 10:02:47 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Stolly

Wow! ping for later because those are really good!


22 posted on 07/23/2010 10:02:56 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Stolly

Awesomeness, thy name is Stolly!


23 posted on 07/23/2010 10:06:11 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the minority? A: They're complaining about the deficit.)
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To: 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!


24 posted on 07/23/2010 10:13:40 AM PDT by Apple Blossom (Politicians are like diapers, they both need changed regularly, and for the same reason.)
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To: Stolly

Fantastic photos, and thanks for posting. Somewhere there’s a sysadmin who’s wondering what just clobbered his server. ;-)


25 posted on 07/23/2010 10:15:53 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Stolly

Way cool bookmark.
Thanks for putting in the effort.


26 posted on 07/23/2010 10:28:52 AM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: ken5050

for later


27 posted on 07/23/2010 10:31:45 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: ken5050

for later


28 posted on 07/23/2010 10:32:04 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Stolly

As a historian, and WWII buff, THANK YOU!


29 posted on 07/23/2010 10:56:00 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: Stolly

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.


30 posted on 07/23/2010 11:17:01 AM PDT by eccentric
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To: Stolly

Bookmark


31 posted on 07/23/2010 11:43:21 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: Stolly

I love looking at old war photos. Thanks for posting, Stolly.


32 posted on 07/23/2010 12:51:33 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Billthedrill

I’m the sysadmin, its my server :)


33 posted on 07/23/2010 1:08:00 PM PDT by Stolly
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To: Stolly

Another BTT. LOL! Looks like the box is holding up pretty well.


34 posted on 07/23/2010 1:16:52 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

The server is, my upstream bandwidth not so much ;)


35 posted on 07/23/2010 2:12:26 PM PDT by Stolly
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36 posted on 07/23/2010 4:04:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Stolly

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!


37 posted on 07/26/2010 3:47:29 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Stolly

Great effort sir!!


38 posted on 07/26/2010 4:54:49 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... The winds of war are freshening)
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To: Stolly

Very interesting. Cannot wait to compare to Google Earth pictures.


39 posted on 07/26/2010 5:11:05 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Need work. MBA, CPA, Black Belt. Diverse industry and cross border experience.)
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To: Stolly

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.


40 posted on 07/26/2010 5:12:42 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: Stolly

Were Japanese soldiers fighting with Germans? Who are these Asian prisoners in German uniforms?


41 posted on 07/26/2010 5:19:21 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Need work. MBA, CPA, Black Belt. Diverse industry and cross border experience.)
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To: Stolly
Wow quite a few photos of Carentan and the 101st.

Third set of photos.

42 posted on 07/26/2010 5:29:22 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Stolly; Jimmy Valentine; kburi

AWESOME!


43 posted on 07/26/2010 5:58:02 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Victory or Death)
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To: School of Rational Thought

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.


44 posted on 07/28/2010 2:48:11 PM PDT by Stolly
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To: Stolly

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.


45 posted on 12/09/2010 3:11:06 PM PST by DUKW44
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