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Incredible WWII Color Slide Collection - Signal Corps Photographer Lt. Joseph Zinni


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#1 gauthieb3sxz

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:55 PM

A friend of mine, Paul (a member here) and I were able to snag some incredible 35mm and 4x5 color slides taken by a combat photographer during his time overseas. He landed on Omaha D-Day +10 (many shots of that scene) and filmed lots of action during the Bulge. An incredible collection... the lot hasn't arrived in the mail yet but I'm posting some previews here to wet the forum whistle.

 

https://www.liveauct...r-slide-archive

 

 

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#2 gauthieb3sxz

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:56 PM

And some more 4x5's

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#3 gauthieb3sxz

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 04:56 PM

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:02 PM

That is a great photo collection! I'm envious!

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 06:24 PM

Those are some great pictures. I have looked over the picture with the panzers and I do not see any GIs? Was this a surender picture or a captured picture? Great pics congratulation

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:33 AM

Very interesting set of photos. The last 6 photos seems to have been taken in brittany.
However the photo of the pipercub seems to be post war.



#7 gauthieb3sxz

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:49 AM

It's a surrender - the 11th Panzer Division.



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 04:52 AM

Thanks for the info guys! - Yes I suspected the piper cub shot may be a little later based on the caps. The German general is the surrendering general of the 11th Panzer - Wendt von Wietersheim



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:52 PM

Wow.  Those are spectacular.  Seeing color photos like that just makes your jaw drop!  



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:15 PM

This is an interesting one - St. Lo in late July or early august 1944 based on the time Zinni was in the area.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:35 PM

And this shot was taken near Pointe de Moulinette in Dinard, France.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 06:39 PM

They have arrived! Here's a shot taken on a landing craft on D-Day+10 off Omaha Beach.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 07:06 PM

Color slides are the holy grail of WWII photography: scanning those images for online use creates photos that are generally far superior to anything we ever saw in books. newspapers and magazines with their low-res half-toned photos. 



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 05:01 AM

Those are incredible , I love slides!! You got those super cheap!


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 02:54 PM

My dad in law was there in St Lo from July 3, '44 through the end of the Battle, then immediately on to battle for Vire

#16 gauthieb3sxz

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:47 PM

It turns out the original listing was incorrect. Paul and I snagged over 300! Even some shots of Patton in the field in Autumn of 1944.

 

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 05:48 PM

And one of my favorite close up portraits taken on June 16th, 1944 on the way to Normandy.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 07:44 PM

In post #2, the helmets appear to be painted with a camo pattern.

 

If so, you may want to repost these in the helmet section.  The helmet guys will go nuts over them.

 

In post #3, the Germans in the boat look to be wearing a yellow or gold breast eagle... I believe that would make them coast artillery.  The full color photo of the Panzer Mk IV is pretty unique as well.

 

Nice selection.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 04:13 AM

In post #3 there are at least 3 Germans with Hitler mustaches, what poser's.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 06:45 AM

Very interesting set of photos. The last 6 photos seems to have been taken in brittany.
However the photo of the pipercub seems to be post war.

The airplane shown is NOT a Piper Cub. It's a Cessna L-19 Bird Dog (Type later re-designated as an O-1). These planes didn't enter service till late in the 1940's and were used in Korea and Viet Nam. We even operated some of these planes in the Civil Air Patrol as late as the 1980's.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 10:21 AM

The coastal arty guys surrendered on the little island off St. malo.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 03:56 PM

And a great of the 26th Division generals in the ETO - 4x5 color. The details are insane.

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:46 PM

The airplane shown is NOT a Piper Cub. It's a Cessna L-19 Bird Dog (Type later re-designated as an O-1). These planes didn't enter service till late in the 1940's and were used in Korea and Viet Nam. We even operated some of these planes in the Civil Air Patrol as late as the 1980's.

 

LOL!  And the proof is right in front of us.  The national markings are post WWII, with the red bar added to the star.  The slide appears to be backwards based on the tail number.  I am curious what is written above it.



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Posted 06 October 2017 - 01:41 PM

Incredible find, good for you and thank you for sharing these. There are three really nice black & white film clips of 11.Panzer-Division surrendering to the U.S. 90th ID,

These are located on:

http://www.criticalpast.com

Go to clips by decade and select 1940

This will take you to the Browse A1> 1940s

Select 1945

A list of locations will appear

Select Neumark Czechoslovakia

You will see the first three clips as: LIB 6339, LIB 6340 and the third clip is dated 1945 May 4th.

Hope you enjoy,

Best regards,

Mike



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Posted 06 October 2017 - 03:41 PM

Incredible find, good for you and thank you for sharing these. There are three really nice black & white film clips of 11.Panzer-Division surrendering to the U.S. 90th ID,

These are located on:

http://www.criticalpast.com

Go to clips by decade and select 1940

This will take you to the Browse A1> 1940s

Select 1945

A list of locations will appear

Select Neumark Czechoslovakia

You will see the first three clips as: LIB 6339, LIB 6340 and the third clip is dated 1945 May 4th.

Hope you enjoy,

Best regards,

Mike

 

 

Wow!  You should post a stand alone thread with these instructions.  This is years worth of material to review.




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