Four Radiophoto press photographs showing the German advance into Russia. Sent to a US press agency from Europe during the war - they show as grainy as they were sent by radio to a photo teletype machine that would generate a print, which was then copied.
Wired Magazine has an article on Photographer Jonathan Andrew who has documented bunkers in Holland, France and Belgium. Using a old 4×5 camera that he outfitted with a Phase One digital back, Some great photos.
PzKpfw 38(t)'s (Ausf. E or F) on the Russian steppe- 1942. Original Press Photo - My collection - Original translated credit from the reverse side of the photo- German armour in Crimea. German tanks roll across the vast barren plains to the front.
Approaching Stalingrad The outer approaches to Stalingrad 1942 a group of German infantry pass Russian prisoners carrying a wounded comrade to the rear. Translation - Original Press credit: 23-9-1942 -Infantry of Stalingrad - Infantrymen have attacked and taken Kuhnem the heavily defended Hill 102 between the city centre and the industrial quarter Barikady. Original Press Photo - my collection
The move of the website is almost complete, a few things to sort out and it’s almost there. Need to get the images in the gallery moved across, and clean up some of the old Posterous links in a few of the post, but its pretty much moved now and has a splendid new look. Enjoy!
On the move
Sadly Posterous is closing down in April so in the next few days I will be moving wwii.co.uk Echoes from the Past to a new home - so there will be a new look to the website. I have been testing out tumblr and I it will do most of what I need; with a few short comings; things like photo galleries and images not quite appearing as I want them. Once I have it cracked it, then the domian will move and I will close the old Posterous site. Farewell Posterous you did all I needed, then Twitter killed you off.
Vehicle & ordnance photos from the Imperial War Museum Duxford
Various photos from the Land Warfare hall at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford, Cambridgeshire UK.