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12-23-2008, 04:04 PM
Maybe everybody else already knows this, but it's news to me! The Bundesarchiv has a limited agreement with Wiki, in which several thousand WWII photos are being made available in the Wiki Commons. The photos on Wiki are larger, higher-rez than what the search function on the Bundesarchiv site provides, and they lack the watermark. The link below takes you to the first page of the Wiki collection from 1941; just change the year in the address if you want to explore the others. It's quite interesting browsing....

http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Images_from_the_German_Fe deral_Archive,_year_1941&until=Bundesarchiv+B+145+Bild-F016200-35%2C+Russland%2C+B%C3%A4uerinnen+bei+der+Ernte.jp g

Richie B
12-27-2008, 02:47 PM

It is a very fine site - hours of browsing - lots of very interesting photographs.


12-27-2008, 05:16 PM
Here's the link where you can choose which year (need to scroll down though)you are interested straight away,from 1820 until 2006:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_the_German_Federal_Archive_by _year

Thanks for the link Ardee ,a very nice Xmas present indeed.

12-30-2008, 01:54 AM
thanks for sharing!

12-31-2008, 01:40 PM
yeah, i noticed that there's a whole ton of new, high quality WW2 pictures on wikipedia, I uploaded a couple of them not too long ago.