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    Found these a while back, don't think they've been "Colorized", believe them to be actual color. put010.jpg

    put013.jpg

    put012.jpg

    put034.jpg

    put035.jpg
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    A few months back we were trying to date and locate the put012 picture. I guessed Russia in 41'.
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    • #3
      I agree FS. I believe (don't know for sure) that the 37mm photos are pics of troops in Army Group South - 1941. I've seen a lot of B&W photos taken in Tarponol of the 3rd SS that are very similar in appearance - vegetation, architecture etc..
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        As i recall the general consensus was that the 37mm pic was staged and notan actual action photo
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        • #5
          I'm sure it was staged to some degree or another, the PK guy came along and they went "Into Action". Guys have been looking as combat-like as they could for photographers since the CW and that hasn't changed.
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          • #6
            I've heard that put013.jpg also was staged and I've seen it used on a postcard.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by McCoy View Post
              I've heard that put013.jpg also was staged and I've seen it used on a postcard.
              Posed might be a better word . The muzzle cap is on, the sight is covered and the gunners chair is empty.
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              • #8
                Posed or not, they're a glorious set of images. I also doubt that they have been 'colourized', but are geniune colour pictures from the period. We had a series on television here some years ago that I'm sure you will be familiar with. 'The Colour of War'. I'm not sure how many series they made, perhaps around three. It was all colour footage from WW2 both Axis and Allied. What amazed me was the amount of footage they had that was in colour. My favourite little part was film taken by a P-47 pilot. As an aircraft modeller it was invaluable.
                Thanks Razor.
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                • #9
                  Here's a few more.

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                  • #10
                    Very cool. Thanks. BTW, who's that dude with the duelling scar?
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                    • #11
                      I'm putting together a collection of WW2 color photos that I'll post here once I get them uploaded. I also have a good amount of WW2 and WW1 B&W photos, and some color from WW1 if anyone is interested.
                      Last edited by Freightshaker; 04 Nov 07, 19:24.
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                      • #12
                        The guy with the fencing scar is Otto Skorzeny "Commando Extraordinaire", he's the guy who plucked Mussolini from the Gran Sasso for Der Fuhrer. Also coordinated the Germans in American Uniforms deal during the Ardennes Offensive. His Auto-Biography is outstanding! He was what I refer to as the SS version of 007...... Dude was a player!!!!!
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                        • #13
                          http://rapidshare.com/files/67519589...ures.part1.rar
                          http://rapidshare.com/files/67522591...ures.part2.rar

                          There's over 1,500 color pictures to take a look at.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by razorboy View Post
                            The guy with the fencing scar is Otto Skorzeny "Commando Extraordinaire", he's the guy who plucked Mussolini from the Gran Sasso for Der Fuhrer. Also coordinated the Germans in American Uniforms deal during the Ardennes Offensive. His Auto-Biography is outstanding! He was what I refer to as the SS version of 007...... Dude was a player!!!!!
                            Thought he looked familiar. Cheers.
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                              BB45 - USS Colorado, November 1943

                              After cage mast has been cut down & converted to ack ack.



                              BB62 - USS New Jersey, 1944-45

                              'Black Dragon'



                              KMS Prinz Eugen



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