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IWM WWII Colour Transparency Collection

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IWM WWII Colour Transparency Collection
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 7:33 PM

So a few nights back I was doing more image searches- Churchill Tank I think it was, and I stumbled onto another website full of fabulous original color photos (or in this case I believe, slide transparencies) from WWII. Some I have seen in various books- others are absolutely new to me, and others are just unusual such as beekeeping and raising poultry.

Here are a few samples of within

The last image above was taken during the Liberation of Eindhoven during Operation Market Garden. 

Anyways here is the link to the collection's home page

http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/listing/object-205012096?items_per_page=50

Enjoy, I sure did Wink

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 7:41 PM

WOW!!

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 7:42 PM

Thank you for sharing those awesome pics with us! I'm always looking for some nice photos from WWII and you definitely know how to look for them! My favs are the Swordfish and that lone B-17 flying along the coast.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 8:35 PM

Stik: thanks for sharing.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by subfixer on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9:40 AM

Great photos! I've never seen any of them before.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9:59 AM

I wonder how they managed to throw a tank weighting 57 tons on its side...

  

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10:13 AM

Probably with some sort of wrecker or other engineer equipment.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by subfixer on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:17 AM

Check out the white star on the tailgate of the deuce and a half, that is a bit unusual, too.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 12:41 PM

That shot was taken on the drive north from Rome. That drive had more nationalities than the Allies in Normandy.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 8, 2013 2:25 PM

SchattenSpartan

I wonder how they managed to throw a tank weighting 57 tons on its side...

  

Ummm...check your avatar...

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Posted by subfixer on Thursday, August 8, 2013 2:53 PM

GMorrison

SchattenSpartan

I wonder how they managed to throw a tank weighting 57 tons on its side...

 

 

Ummm...check your avatar...

Yep! A P-47 would do it, but I see no evidence of a bombing in that shot.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Thursday, August 8, 2013 3:04 PM

I don't think that a Jug was responsible for that. If the tank was flipped over by a hit from a Thunderbolt, the other track would be destroyed AFAIk. I think Stik is right with his wrecker theory. The tiger was blocking the road and the allies simply knocked it over to make room for their trucks (that is an allied truck, in the background, right?)

I think I just asked in the wrong way: I meant to ask what equipment was used to flip it over.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Thursday, August 8, 2013 3:05 PM

That would make for a great dio in 72nd or 48th: A low flying P-47 with a destroyed/flipped over tank behind it...

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Posted by New Hampshire on Friday, August 9, 2013 8:53 PM

And this is why I love slide film.  Even almost 70 years later these things look like they could be snapshots of some airshow or local enactment.  Nothing will beat the rich color and contrast of a good slide film.

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 7:57 PM

While I think the theory of a wrecker is probably correct, a tank weighing 57 tons puts quite a bit of pressure on the ground.  It is possible that the tank was moving down the side of the road and the ground collapsed under it. I see pictures of it all the time in open pit mines, where the road just gives way and a truck weighing as much as 300+ tons goes tumbling.  I have even seen huge dump trucks tipped when their load shifts all at once.  

Cool pictures and thanks for sharing.

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:48 AM

A tank often has a lower footprint than a truck, even tough it usually weighs more- the weight is spread out along the entire surface contact area of the track as opposed to the contact area of 4, 6 or 8 tires...

In any case, look closely at that Tiger and you will see that it is missing the track on the lower side. It was disabled before ending up in that position.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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