Colorised Photos of WW2

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I wanted to share a very cool Facebook page

WW2 Colourised Photos

Their latest post really grabbed my attention for its quality and historical information

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A young German Leutnant (Lieutenant) and his crew with their Panzer IV Ausf. H of the 22nd Pz. Regt., 21st Pz. Division resting outside 50, Boulevard des Belges, Rouen, France, late in the afternoon of the (*25th of August 1944.)

"The crew of the PzKpfw IV seen on the background, seem to be listening attentively to someone off camera. The man on the right, with only his head showing, is not part of the crew, he's sitting on the passenger's seat of a Schwimmwagen (the MG mount is visible bottom left) that had just arrived at the spot. This is one of several close-ups of this particular panzer crew, taken by KB Karl M
 

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Lt. Col. Robert Wolverton, C/O 3 Btn, 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, checking his gear before boarding the C-47 "Dakota", 8Y-S, "Stoy Hora" of the 440th Troop Carrier Squadron at an airfield in Exeter, England.
The evening of the 5th of June 1944.

On that evening in June 1944, he gathered his men in an orchard adjacent to what is now Exeter airport, and said:

"Men, I am not a religious man and I don't know your feelings in this matter, but I am going to ask you to pray with me for the success of the mission before us. And while we pray, let us get on our knees and not look down but up with faces raised to the sky so that we can see God and ask his blessing in what we are about to do.

"God almighty, in a few short hours we will be in battle with the enemy. We do not join battle afraid. We do not ask favors or indulgence but ask that, if You will, use us as Your instrument for the right and an aid in returning peace to the world.

"We do not know or seek what our fate will be. We ask only this, that if die we must, that we die as men would die, without complaining, without pleading and safe in the feeling that we have done our best for what we believed was right.

"Oh Lord, protect our loved ones and be near us in the fire ahead and with us now as we pray to you."

Sadly, within hours, the orator himself was dead; a cruel twist of fate meant his feet never touched French soil.
Lt Col Robert L Wolverton (aged 30), was killed by ground fire and left suspended by his parachute from an apple tree in an orchard just north of the hamlet of St C
 

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Well apparently Hotlinking these FB pics was a bad idea...

I will add them as attachments from now on.

"Coast Guardsmen haul a sailor up over the side during a sweep across the English Channel at the height of the invasion of the French coast. The survivor was aboard a small vessel which was sent to the bottom when it hit a German mine. Coast Guard rescue craft saved hundreds of invaders thrown into the channel waters during the early hours of the liberation attacks on the Normandy coast." June 1944

(Source - National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland 26-G-2378)

(Colorized by Lori Lang from the USA)
 

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Not Colorised, but a moving photo none the less:

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Taken from The Vintage News
Definitely not an arranged or posed picture and therefore a rather rare example. These three men obviously return from a very recent fight, in which the officer in the middle has been wounded on his right hand or arm. Note the blood stains over the uniforms and the very agitated look in their eyes. They don
 

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Soviet soldiers of 248th Separate Infantry Brigade greet Russian civilians of a kolkhoz (collective farm) west of Kursk.
February 1943

Within five months, the Battle of Kursk would begin with the German offensive Operation Citadel (German: Unternehmen Zitadelle).
The German offensive was countered by two Soviet counter-offensives, Operation Polkovodets Rumyantsev and Operation Kutuzov.
For the Germans, the battle represented the final strategic offensive they were able to mount in the east. For the Soviets, the victory would give the Soviet Army the strategic initiative for the rest of the war. Near Kursk, Kursk Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union.

(Image taken by Simon Friedland.)

(Colorized by Konstantin Fiev from Russia)
 
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[h=1]Operation Oboe Two[/h] USS LST-168's LCVP-1 taking the first assault wave of Infantry and armoured units of the Australian Seventh Division land east of the Klandasan district of the oil-port of Balikpapan, on the southeast coast of Borneo, on 1 July, 1945.
Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 10 July 1945
(Photo source - Gerald C. Anker, US National Archives)
(Colourised by Benjamin Thomas from Australia)
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Ceremony of giving military colours for 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade on 15th June 1944. The colours were made in Nazi occupied Warsaw in 1942 and secretly transfered to Scottland. The eagle on the top was previously used on colours of 25th. infantry regiment Children of Warsaw, an unit commanded by general W?adys?aw Sosabowski during Polish defensive war. The Latin sentence Surge Polonia means Rise up Poland.
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The small standard is a gift of Scottish citizens from Fifeshire county, a place where brigade was formed. The last one was given in 1942 by 1st British Arborne Division with offer of general Browning to create a mixed Polish-British paratroopers division, which Sosabowski refused. In best dreams of Polish general, the brigade had to jump into Poland by the shortest way and fall on the enemy like victorious eagles. The reality was different. Poles were dropped on the fifth day of Market-Garden in the sunlight and suffered critical casualties trying to help encircled British troops in Oosterbeek.

(Colourised by History in colour http://www.facebook.com/historiawkolorze/?fref=ts)
 
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