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Egorka
09-19-2008, 02:35 PM
I scanned some pictures from the book "The war pictures we did not see", Copenhagen, 1945.

This is the first part. The second batch will follow shortly.

The pictures are under link here. (http://flickr.com/photos/7410929@N07/tags/billederviikkes%C3%A5/)

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navyson
09-19-2008, 04:00 PM
Hi Egorka! Thanks for posting. Could you tell me the story behind the picture of the ship please?

Egorka
09-19-2008, 04:42 PM
Hi Egorka! Thanks for posting. Could you tell me the story behind the picture of the ship please?
Sure! The writing read:

"H.M.S "Penelope" (http://www.google.dk/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FHMS_Pen elope_(97)&ei=CBzUSIrFNpzA1gb15Iy9Dg&usg=AFQjCNEWJUw6f3g0BiTNMMSVp08KanCAkg&sig2=dOb72TTFJXezbGMICFYuzQ) in the harbour after the period of action. The side of the ship is severely damaged by the shrapnel. Some of the holes were that big that they had to be sealed with wood plugs."

navyson
09-19-2008, 04:44 PM
Thank you! I was wondering if they were shell holes. And couldn't figure out all what was sticking out of the hull.

Egorka
09-24-2008, 05:04 AM
New scans are added. The link is the same: http://flickr.com/photos/7410929@N07/tags/billederviikkes%C3%A5/
Tell me if you want comments to be translated.

Chevan
09-24-2008, 05:20 AM
Very well comride.
But why have you not posted it in our site photosection?

flamethrowerguy
09-24-2008, 05:27 AM
New scans are added. The link is the same: http://flickr.com/photos/7410929@N07/tags/billederviikkes%C3%A5/
Tell me if you want comments to be translated.

Indeed you could help me with a translation, Igor (is this norwegian or swedish btw?).
I am talking about the photo which shows a german soldier semi-entombed in a trench (http://flickr.com/photos/7410929@N07/2884009505/). We had a brisk discussion about that one in the photo section. Question was "is this guy still alive or not?". Maybe the caption could help...Thanx

navyson
09-24-2008, 06:33 AM
New scans are added. The link is the same: http://flickr.com/photos/7410929@N07/tags/billederviikkes%C3%A5/
Tell me if you want comments to be translated.
Hi Egorka, please tell me the comments about the picture with the multiple planes landed in the fields. Gliders at Normandy? Thanks!

Egorka
09-24-2008, 08:00 AM
Indeed you could help me with a translation, Igor (is this norwegian or swedish btw?).
I am talking about the photo which shows a german soldier semi-entombed in a trench (http://flickr.com/photos/7410929@N07/2884009505/). We had a brisk discussion about that one in the photo section. Question was "is this guy still alive or not?". Maybe the caption could help...Thanx
It is Danish language.

The caption for the photo reads:
"A German soldier digging himself out after being covered with sand after the artillary barage of the coast during the invasion. For him the war is over."
Where did you discuss this photo?

Egorka
09-24-2008, 08:03 AM
Hi Egorka, please tell me the comments about the picture with the multiple planes landed in the fields. Gliders at Normandy? Thanks!

It reads:
"This photo was taken from a RAF reconesanse plane over Holland. It depicts gliders loaded wit hequipment landed on a field. One can clearly see the landing pathes left on the field. These machines were considered to be used only ones. App. half of them got tail knocked off during landing."

Egorka
09-24-2008, 08:04 AM
Very well comride.
But why have you not posted it in our site photosection?
I do not know... silly me! :)

navyson
09-24-2008, 08:06 AM
Thanks Egorka! Does anyone know why they landed gliders in Holland? Was that part of Operation Market Garden?

Egorka
09-24-2008, 08:30 AM
Thanks Egorka! Does anyone know why they landed gliders in Holland? Was that part of Operation Market Garden?Yes, it was during Market Garden.

flamethrowerguy
09-24-2008, 08:47 AM
It is Danish language.

The caption for the photo reads:
"A German soldier digging himself out after being covered with sand after the artillary barage of the coast during the invasion. For him the war is over."
Where did you discuss this photo?

Right here: http://www.ww2incolor.com/german/what-the.jpg.html

ptimms
09-26-2008, 11:19 AM
The Horsa glider was designed so the tail could be quickly removed (and the nose was hinged too)to unload Jeeps and anti tank guns. The picture probably shows this rather than ones that broke up on landing, although obviously some probably did.

Egorka
01-02-2009, 03:41 PM
Indeed you could help me with a translation, Igor (is this norwegian or swedish btw?).
I am talking about the photo which shows a german soldier semi-entombed in a trench (http://flickr.com/photos/7410929@N07/2884009505/). We had a brisk discussion about that one in the photo section. Question was "is this guy still alive or not?". Maybe the caption could help...Thanx
Just one hour ago in the antique book store I was holding in my hands the book "Life's picture history of World War 2 (http://www.google.dk/search?num=100&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Ada%3Aofficial&hs=xHX&q=Life%27s+picture+history+of+World+War+2&btnG=Search)", 1950.
There the picture is featured with title saying that the German in alive and digging himself out.