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No Juan they are not from the FURY film, these photos are from 2nd Armored in Europe Commemorative trips to France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany and Czechoslovakia where we try to make the events as close to the experience of the WW2 Armored soldier as we can - without hopefully killing anyone ! We have portrayed 2nd/3rd/4th/6th/9th/10th/16th Armored at various timesattachicon.gif a23.jpg

Was it hard to get your units vehicles over to Europe (If they are owned by your unit).

Dedicated to my great grandfather, Pvt. Harry E. Stevenson, of Detachment 6, 166th Signal Photographic Company, 5th Infantry Division, 3rd Army.

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"Hard times create strong men, strong men create easy times, easy times create weak men, weak men create hard times" -Unknown

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Fairly generic Air Commando in Burma

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Always looking for WW2 Cavalry,Pack Mule and Constabulary horse platoon stuff.

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My impression: Army Nurse of the 9th Evacuation Hospital in Tunisia, North Africa. March 1943.

Blue seersucker hospital dresses were issued only to nurses deployed or being deployed overseas for medical duty.
Under wartime field conditions, women were required to have their helmets on most of the time. Here, a fixed bail M1 helmet is being worn with the fibre Hawley liner.
White stockings and white oxford shoes were prescribed for the blue hospital dress. In reality, however, nurses often chose to wear socks and flat shoes which proved much more adequate for the rough African terrain. Such exceptions to uniform regulations could be authorized by local hospital unit commanders.
Lipstick was used to keep the lips moist in the hot sun.

 

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I have not posted here for many years. Time to change that.

 

Brazilian Expeditionary Forces,

 

The Brazilian 1st Division of the BEF was subordinate to the Allied 15th Army group under Field Marshal Harold Alexander (later succeeded by General Mark Clark, via the US 5th Army of Lieutenant General Mark Clark (later succeeded by Lieutenant General Truscott) and the US IV Corps of Major General Crittenberger.

 

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Freedom from fear and want

Fredom of speech and religion

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studio portrait

 

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Freedom from fear and want

Fredom of speech and religion

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82nd airborne bazooka gunner, Battle of the Bulge. Sorry the pic is a bit blurry.

 

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I didn't see anyone else with the earlier stuff so here are a few of mine - Lieutenant of Infantry, CSA . Perryville Kentucky October 8th, 1862

 

I'm with the 5th Texas, Co. A, now serving as the adjutant of the Jeff Davis Rifles Bttn.

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And one I haven't done in a while, wet-plate photographer. I actually have a digital SLR hiding inside.

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I didn't see anyone else with the earlier stuff so here are a few of mine - Lieutenant of Infantry, CSA . Perryville Kentucky October 8th, 1862

 

I'm with the 5th Texas, Co. A, now serving as the adjutant of the Jeff Davis Rifles Bttn.

 

 

very nice m1903, congratulations! In Brazil it is not very common to reenacting the nineteenth century (except Confederates Party in Santa Bárbara do Oeste - São Paulo), but a friend is doing a loadout of the War of Paraguay 1864 - 1870 (Guerra do Paraguai), so be ready I will put some photos.


Freedom from fear and want

Fredom of speech and religion

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Airborne, break in bureaucratic work, France 1944.

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Freedom from fear and want

Fredom of speech and religion

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I don't think I've posted these before, but they're from an event with the Museum of Flight's B-17, before she was flown for the final time to Seattle, sitting in a hangar at Renton, WA at the time.

I'm far right in the first photo and front row far right in the second:

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I haven't worn my AAF impression since this event but I still have it all...


Lee Bishop Formerly known as "Ratchet 5" with the 2nd Infantry Division (yes, in REAL life)

US WW2 War Correspondent collector

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Here's a few more early ones. I reenacted the Civil War back in the 1980s and 1990s. I was living in south central Michigan at the time (Battle Creek - Kalamazoo area). The first photo is me portraying a member of the 24th Michigan Infantry Regiment of the Army of the Potomac's famed "Iron Brigade." This photo was taken with period equipment and processes at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village during a living history encampment my unit participated in. It was finished as a tintype with the image reversed, just as would have been the case during the Civil War.

 

Myself and about seven friends started up the 24th Michigan reenactment group around this time. I'm pleased to say the group is still active though it's been many years since I participated with them.

 

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post-61052-0-43212600-1524529398_thumb.jpgAnother tintype with myself and two friends from the 24th Michigan reenactment group. Here we've forsaken the distinctive Hardee hats of the Iron Brigade and donned kepis/forage caps to portray a more generic Union impression. On the left is John Hughes, center is Larry Maxwell, and myself on the right. Sorry for the low resolution of this image, I moved a few years ago and the tintype image is still tucked away in a yet-to-be-found box! I only have an old low res scan handy at the moment!

 

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Finally, I also was a member of Battery C, First Michigan Light Artillery during my reenacting years. This photo was taken at the 125th Anniversary of the Battle for Atlanta.

I'm the fourth person from the right, facing left toward the battery commander and pulling on the cannon's lanyard.

 

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