Monday, 1 September 2014

25 Amazing Coloured Images of World War II

Remarkable coloured images from World War II to mark its 75th anniversary.

This day in history, September 1st, marks many events. The start of World War II was one of the most defining of the 20th century and although coloured photography was almost unheard of at the time, a small series were captured between 1939 and 1945 which offered an alternatively amazing perspective of the conflict such as the first image below of the first United States infantryment approaching Omaha Beach in France, as part of the D-Day landings.


Normandy, France, June 6, 1944
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China, March 1940 Members of the Chinese Army.
Carl Mydans/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Britain, circa 1940 British infantrymen in training.
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Kunto, Poland, circa 1940
Displaced Jews stand outside a car that’s been converted into a shelter in the Kunto Ghetto.
Hugo Jaeger/Timepix/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Unknown location, circa 1940 British Royal Air Force members in training.
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Canada, circa 1940 Royal Canadian Air Force crew in training.
Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Unknown location, circa 1940 British Royal Navy sailors prepare to launch torpedoes.
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England, circa 1940 American pilot Lieutenant Vernon L. Richards flies over Britain.
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France, circa 1940 A soldier guards a huge piece of German coastal artillery on the Atlantic Wall (colourized photo).
Hermann Harz/PhotoQuest/Getty Images

North Atlantic Ocean, circa 1941 A German submarine emerges from the sea.
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London, England, October 15, 1940 A bus lies in a large crater in the road in the London neighbourhood of Balham after a German air raid during the Battle of Britain.
William Vandivert/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Unknown location, circa 1941 A German tank on the Eastern Front.
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Soviet Union, circa 1941 German soldiers attack a Russian bunker on the Eastern Front.
Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images

Soviet Union, circa 1941 German troops take a cigarette break on the Eastern Front.
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Aleutian Islands, United States, circa 1941 An American plane in action.
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Soviet Union, circa 1941 A German solider aims a flamethrower across a field of tall grass.
R. Grimm/PhotoQuest/Getty Images

Kentucky, United States, circa 1942 A tank driver in training at Fort Knox.
Alfred T. Palmer/Buyenlarge/Getty Images

Hawaii, United States, February, 1942 American sailors in Hawaii commemorate the victims of the Pearl Harbor attacks.
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North Africa, circa 1942 United States servicemen buy dates from a market in an unspecified town.
Margaret Bourke-White/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

California, United States, circa 1942 An American woman working on an airplane motor at a plant in California.
Alfred T. Palmer/Buyenlarge/Getty Images

Britain, circa 1943 British munitions workers learn to fire a mortar under army supervision.
Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images

El Guettar Valley, Tunisia, 1943 German POWs receive water in an Allied-controlled prison camp.
Eliot Elisofon/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Cassino, Italy, May 1, 1943. British and South African soldiers hold up a Nazi flag as a trophy.
Carl Mydans/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

California, United States, circa 1943 United States soldiers undergo chemical weapons training.
Errigo Archive/Getty Images

Gosport, England, June 1944 German POWs arrive in England.
Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images

Source: news.msn

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