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Started by Bob Hudson , Nov 18 2008 08:15 PM

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#26 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:21 PM

If you type in ship names, naval battles, etc. quite a bit comes up. I found this sailor using the keyword [b]naval[/b


Oh, there are US Navy photos and some truly excellent ones, I meant just not as many in the archives as there are Ground force photos.

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:14 PM

Thanks so much for the link - it has kept me busy all evening!
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:47 PM

There's tons of stuff on here... it just keeps getting better and better!

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 03:47 AM

This life archive is really becomming an obsession, i just cant stop !

May I suggest a most unusual but awesome link ? Have a look!

http://images.google.....y source:life

Color pictures of the French troops in Italy in 44 - The pictures are just amazing!

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:43 AM

My boss is going to be mad at you! :D This could keep me entertained for hours! Thanks for posting this.

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 03:30 PM

This life archive is really becomming an obsession, i just cant stop !

May I suggest a most unusual but awesome link ? Have a look!

http://images.google.....y source:life

Color pictures of the French troops in Italy in 44 - The pictures are just amazing!


Interesting collection. There are a number of female soldiers in this set. Any idea who they were? Medical? Admin?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:13 PM

Thanks for the tip! There are really some nice (colour) pictures to be seen on that page.
Here are 2 nice colour pictures for example:

Both were taken on the same date according to attached information:
December 20th, 1944 the Battle of the Bulge

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http://img155.images...ardennesof8.jpg


Enjoy!!

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:19 AM

3rd inf. div pictures Anzio Beachhead breakout Keyword "Cisterna 1944"

http://images.google...q...sa=N&tab=wi


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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:53 AM

I also have spent the whole evening looking at incredible photos!

Simply amazing!!! Here is just one of them

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Many thanks for the info http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif


I go back to this website...


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Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:43 AM

Interesting photos indeed!

This series of photos is about a former GI and his bride touring the battlefields where he fought in WW2. The photos were taken in 1947.
http://images.google...07578c9210b945e

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 08:31 AM

Hello,

It looks like they removed all Robert Capa's pictures on the Google/Life archive.

Salerno/Normandy/Cherbourg/Varsity Capa pictures are no more available.

Does anyone have more info about that ?

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 09:10 AM

Hello,

It looks like they removed all Robert Capa's pictures on the Google/Life archive.

Salerno/Normandy/Cherbourg/Varsity Capa pictures are no more available.

Does anyone have more info about that ?


Interesting - they have photos of him, buy by him. Since he worked for Life when he took the photos, they would own the copyrights, but it may be that he or his estate somehow acquired rights to them over the years and thus they had to pull them from Google.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:16 AM

I have made an in-deep search about Capa's pictures and yes, they are all gone.

There were a lot of Capa photos of Sicily, Normandy (Beaches, Paras, 2nd armoured camo, Cherbourg, German POW's),
pictures of the Rangers and 36th Div at Salerno, pictures of Varsity) all in big format! Everything is gone.

Fortunately I was able to get the German POW pics and the Varsity pics on a French forum here are the links:

German POWs
http://militaria-rec...-capa-t2605.htm

Varsity
http://militaria-rec...rsity-t2687.htm

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 04:54 PM

Thunderbird Medic at Anzio - note tape 'red cross' on front of helmet

American soldier E. Armitage, a company aid medic, enjoying rare sunshine during a lull in the battle for Anzio.
Location: Anzio, Italy
Date taken: April 1944
Photographer: George Silk
Size: 1030 x 1280 pixels (14.3 x 17.8 inches)

Thunderbirds of M Company (regiment unknown)

American soldiers of M Company resting on the banks of a canal at a "rest camp" behind the front lines where the men go for a 48 hour break from the fighting.
Location: Anzio, Italy
Date taken: April 1944
Photographer: George Silk
Size: 1032 x 1280 pixels (14.3 x 17.8 inches)

You're not even safe in the field hospital at Anzio

Private Robert Scullion holding Purple Heart he was awarded after being wounded by shellfire while in the hospital (note schrapnel holes in tent wall)
Location: Anzio, Italy
Date taken: May 1944
Photographer: George Silk
Size: 847 x 1280 pixels (11.8 x 17.8 inches)

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 05:08 PM

This photo really took me by surprise

Marine Col. Francis I. Fenton kneeling over the flag-draped corpse of his 19-yr-old son, PFC Michael Fenton, who was killed in action; Michael was a scout-sniper in the 1st Marine Div. in which his father is regimental commander.
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Date taken: June 14, 1945
Size: 1280 x 978 pixels (17.8 x 13.6 inches)

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 06:31 PM

Yes....LIFE magazine has many, many good photos and I have seen them listed via google.
I pulled up a load of great photos the other week, and couldn't get over the images.
Very good stuff! Cheers.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:41 AM

I know this thread is a bit old, but I just had to give thanks for this great resource.

Also, a couple of my favorite pics..

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:44 AM

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 10:45 AM

I know this thread is a bit old, but I just had to give thanks for this great resource.


Yes I keep going back to that and discovering new things. I will say that for those who have not visited this archive, this will a photographic view of war, warriors and history unlike anything you have ever seen in any book. This is due in part to the fact that almost every such photograph we have seen our lives has been a halftone printed photo which is a very low resolution way to reproduce a photographic negative, which is extremely high resolution. When you scan a negative (or even an original photographic print) and display it on a computer screen it's possible to see detail that just does not exisit in a photo printed in a book, magazine or newspaper.

As an example I scanned a photo from a book and enlarged it 300% and then did a screen capture of one of the LIFE/Google archive photos and enlarged that 300%:

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Until these LIFE photos were added to the Google archives, almost every old photo we saw online had been scanned from an old book or other printed publication. The LIFE photos are direct from negatives and, again, the visual perspective is unlike anything we have seen before: think of it as "HD photos" although the difference between scanned halftone images and scanned photo negatives may even more than they difference between old standard definition video and HD.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:41 PM

I took a shot at trying to clean it up a bit more with Photoshop. It pixilated a little bit, but that might be because I used the photo posted on the forum. But I agree... these are excellent quality compared to the one's copied from the original publications. It has to do with the dot pattern used in the printing process, as opposed to a digital copy taken from an original.

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 09:58 AM

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:07 AM

Question for the Life Magazine photo gurus - How do we find a specific cover shot? I am looking for the 5 July 43 cover that was for the issue listing America's Combat Dead.

Thanks

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:20 AM

Question for the Life Magazine photo gurus - How do we find a specific cover shot? I am looking for the 5 July 43 cover that was for the issue listing America's Combat Dead.

Thanks

D


It appears that issue is not in the Google/Life archives. The only sources are the small images that show up in Ebay listings:

1943life.jpg

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 06:22 AM

It appears that issue is not in the Google/Life archives. The only sources are the small images that show up in Ebay listings:

1943life.jpg


Thanks. Hopefully they will get to it sooner or later. Those happen to be EMs from the 324th FG burying one of their own in North Africa.

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 01:25 PM

Looking for that "Certain" WW2 Issue or any other years ???

Give this site i found a try. GREAT REFERENCE .. and Look for the HTF
"color" Covers during WW2 .... HINT ---- July 4th ----

http://www.oldlife.n...vlet/StoreFront


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