I wasn't really sure if this was the correct board to post this specific topic on, but it said history. I'm going for it. Basically, I'm trying to collect as many historical pictures as I can. Planes are much appreciated. First picture are Fw-190's of Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grunherz". They are 190's of the A-5 variant.
This one is my personal favorite. The soviets are taking a break to watch an acrobatic show on top of a KV-1.
This one hits hard, German soldiers watching footage from concentration camps.
Ah, Russians, you crazy bastards. This one is a Russian spy laughing through execution.
RAF pilot getting a haircut. His Spitfire in the background.
Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister finds out photographer is Jewish.
Do you want strictly historical pictures or some things that were digitally extrapolated for color?
Some of these historical images from 100+ years ago are rather striking when digitally 'restored'
Crowded ship bringing American troops back to New York harbor after V-Day, 1945
Wehrmacht soldiers eating roast chicken near Stalingrad, 1942
similar to this
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XIIs of 41 Squadron in April 1944
(Last image for tonight, I'm tired. Keep posting so I can check in tomorrow.) Supermarine Spitfires of the 253rd squadron.
>Home Army soldiers Henryk Ożarek "Henio" (left) holding a Vis pistol and Tadeusz Przybyszewski "Roma" (right) firing a Błyskawica submachine gun, from "Anna" Company of the "Gustaw" Battalion fighting on Kredytowa-Królewska Street, 3 October 1944
Middle guy, the NCO was hit in the arm after a firefight. Clearly not a propaganda picture. They aren't smiling, they're pissed right the fuck off.
(Hey, Americans, I haven't forgotten about you.) North American P-51D-20-NA Mustangs from the 45th Fighter Squadron
505th Fighter Squadron P-51 Mustang formation, 1945
P-51Mustangs 354th Fighter Group, 356th Fighter Squadron
Gomenasai, my name is Ken-Sama.
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I'll dump a bit from my Crimea folders.
>tfw the realization that each cross symbolizes a German and the amount of said crosses claimed by one human being
and that's all there is for Crimea 41-42. Now here's some Crimea 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Japanese hospital surrendering (can't remember if this was Iwo Jima or Okinawa, probably Okinawa)
Dead American soldier on a pontoon bridge to Germany, 1945.
American sailors onboard the captured German submarine U-505, 1944.
Dead British Commando after the St. Nazaire Raid, 1942.
Flemish volunteers of Waffen-SS on a break.
The five Sullivan brothers, all of whom died when the light cruiser USS Juneau was sunk at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.
Due to their deaths (and the deaths of four of the Borgstrom brothers within a few months of each other two years later), the U.S. War Department adopted the Sole Survivor Policy.
Finnish soldiers pose for a picture in recaptured Viipuri, 1941. The city was lost to Soviet Union in 1940, and would be lost again in 1944.
American Marines pose with captured Japanese LMGs.
A Czech-made Skoda heavy artillery piece in German service, here bombarding Leningrad in 1941/42.
German and Soviet officers converse in Brest after the fall of Poland, 1939.
40mm Bofors AA guns of USS Hornet firing.
Italian Blackshirt volunteers in Soviet Union, 1942.
>reading about St. Nazaire Raid on wikipedia
>royal navy steered a destroyer full of timed explosives(!) straight into the german dock
>exploded and put the entire dock out of service for the remainder of the war and 5 years after
Brits are crazy.
Execution of hostages in the Balkans, most likely done by Croats of the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar.
USMC Raiders exercise on the deck of submarine USS Nautilus on their way to the Makin Island raid, 1942.
Commander of the "Black sheep" squadron - Gregory "Pappy" Boyington.
The squad is renowned for shooting down 203 Japanese planes total and having about 8-9 aces in a rather short span of 84 days. Feel like this guy and his squad deserve more recognition.
Dead German soldier with a MG-42 near the town of Tittingen, Germany. 1945.
Hungarian Schwarzlose AA MG team on the East Front, 1942.
Soviet POWs wait for prisoner exchange to take place after the end of Winter War, 1940.
Soviet officers inspect captured German small arms.
Canadians and a Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB
American MPs with German boys who shot at American troops, 1945.
American POWs in Tunisia in 1943, most likely after the battle of Kasserine Pass.
American sailor inspects the aircraft hangar of a Japanese I-400-class aircraft carrier submarine after Japans' surrender, 1945.
Japanese Type 89 I-Go tank crossing railway tracks in China.
USAAF B-24 Liberators bombing Brasov, Romania in 1944.
Winston Churchill inspecting a 88mm round on top of a captured Tiger tank in North Africa, 1943.
Had a distant relative killed on the New Orleans at Tassafaranga. He was in that forward section. Torpedo strike ignited the forward magazine and the whole bow was destroyed. Managed to stay afloat and made it all the way back to Puget Sound Naval Yard and had a new bow fitted.
What kind of tank is this?
Used in the movie Patton in the Afrikakorps
Maj. Sucharski in the aftermath of the first battle of WWII. There are other shots. Perhaps of better quality but this one always strikes me as especially powerful.
Yeah, but the show aired in 1976, I feel like we should get a more "modern" show, or even a movie, since I've asked plenty of people who are "very into" WW2 and have never heard of Pappy Boyington or his Black Sheep squad, most just knew the typical Montgomery, Zhukov and Rommel with a bit of Mannstein and Guderian. The Pacific theatre in itself is pretty underlooked tbqh, schools should give atleast a bit more attention to it.
Young Soviet POW poses for a Finnish photographer, showing the steel bib that saved his life. Looks like a nice three-round burst from a Suomi SMG.
Improvised anti-tank weapons, satchel charge on the left and molotov cocktail on the right.
US Navy sailors cheer as a Japanese plane is downed, 1944.
German Wurfrahmen 40 rocket artillery vehicle firing during the Warsaw Uprising.
I have a few scans from original period photos that I've picked up over the years. None have been published as far as I know (although I've posted some on this Ethiopian Copperplate Discussion Site before).
Canadian Wellington Bomber crew.
RAF Bristol Beaufighters attacking German mine-detecting ship Sauerland.
Cossack collaborator policeman executes partisans with a sword from horseback as Hungarian soldiers look on, 1942.
Imperial Japanese Navy Mitsubishi G3M "Nell" bombers in formation.
Dead German soldiers in a ditch in Anzio, Italy, 1944.
Whoops, forgot the pic