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      10-18-2011, 05:29 AM

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      10-18-2011, 05:37 AM
On 2011-10-17 22:29:55 -0700, Savageduck said:

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Here is the main page for the series, there are two more to be published.

< http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/ww2.html >

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      10-18-2011, 12:54 PM
On Oct 18, 1:29*am, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
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Striking photos, thanks! The irony of the Czech kissing the Russian
(given what came later) is not lost.
 
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      10-18-2011, 02:47 PM
On 2011-10-18, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

>http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...ermany/100166/


Thanks for that, SD. That goes now goes in my bookmarks with another
website a friend recently made me aware of:

http://tinyurl.com/2aye32m

I've seen dozens of WWII film documentaries, but was never quite so
taken aback as I was by still photographs. The immediacy of the
terror and horror of war can truly be conveyed by photos where one can
linger and look closely at and ponder the unfortunates caught up in
something so horrifying and calamitous.

The whole Plog thing from the Denver Post has some great galleries.
One can easily spend hours rummaging through them. Check it out.

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      10-18-2011, 04:19 PM
On 2011-10-18 07:47:38 -0700, notbob said:

> On 2011-10-18, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
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>> http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...ermany/100166/
>>

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> Thanks for that, SD. That goes now goes in my bookmarks with another
> website a friend recently made me aware of:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/2aye32m
>
> I've seen dozens of WWII film documentaries, but was never quite so
> taken aback as I was by still photographs. The immediacy of the
> terror and horror of war can truly be conveyed by photos where one can
> linger and look closely at and ponder the unfortunates caught up in
> something so horrifying and calamitous.
>
> The whole Plog thing from the Denver Post has some great galleries.
> One can easily spend hours rummaging through them. Check it out.
>
> nb


Nice presentation there.
It seems AP archives is uncovering masses of these images which have
not been part of the usually published WWII images. For the last 60 or
so years many of the usual photographs have been recycled time and
again. These new found images just add to the photographic history of
the war, and are a welcome addition.

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      10-18-2011, 05:06 PM
On 2011-10-18, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
> not been part of the usually published WWII images. For the last 60 or
> so years many of the usual photographs have been recycled time and
> again.


Specially on cable where films have been shown ad nauseum on networks
like the Arts and Hitler channel. These photographs reveal new
insights to the unspeakable horror of what our young men sacrificed
for us and gives us a new appreciation of what was preserved by their
gallant efforts.

I was a bit miffed by the Atlantic gallery that borked the dead body
pics from what I assume was the Malmedy Massacre (#8) and other grim
shots. These photo records are exactly what needs to be perserved,
revealed, and remembered. It's not only pointless to explain a photo
that is not shown, but a disservice to those who deserve to be
remembered.

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      10-18-2011, 05:40 PM
On 2011-10-18 10:06:14 -0700, notbob said:

> On 2011-10-18, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
>> not been part of the usually published WWII images. For the last 60 or
>> so years many of the usual photographs have been recycled time and
>> again.

>
> Specially on cable where films have been shown ad nauseum on networks
> like the Arts and Hitler channel. These photographs reveal new
> insights to the unspeakable horror of what our young men sacrificed
> for us and gives us a new appreciation of what was preserved by their
> gallant efforts.


I find one of the most annoying things with some of the network
footage, particularly with aviation guncamera footage, is that very
little of that shown relates in any way to the story being told. The
mix and match editing for the Battles of Coral Sea, Midway, and
Philippine Sea for example.

>
> I was a bit miffed by the Atlantic gallery that borked the dead body
> pics from what I assume was the Malmedy Massacre (#8) and other grim
> shots.


They were just a click away.

> These photo records are exactly what needs to be perserved,
> revealed, and remembered. It's not only pointless to explain a photo
> that is not shown, but a disservice to those who deserve to be
> remembered.
>
> nb


True, but to be fair they were there, certainly not out in the open,
but under wraps, so to speak. Some folks are sensitive about images of
the dead. I have had my fair share of exposure to gruesome images, and
many of those I would not dream of sharing unsolicited.
It is also worth remembering that during the war, images of our war
dead were considered bad for moral on the homefront, and were subject
to censorship.

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      10-18-2011, 07:41 PM
On 2011-10-18, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

> They were just a click away.


> True, but to be fair they were there, certainly not out in the open,
> but under wraps, so to speak.


DOH!!

I use the NoScript plug-in and the "click here" message was not
visible, as I had only the minimum scripts enabled. A little fiddling
revealed the stealth pics. Thanks.

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      10-18-2011, 08:48 PM
On 10/18/2011 1:29 AM, Savageduck wrote:
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Really shows the horror of war.

As an aside, I am somewhere in photo # 42. We were so crushed that my
parents took me into the Bond store.

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      10-19-2011, 12:22 PM
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> On 10/18/2011 1:29 AM, Savageduck wrote:
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> Really shows the horror of war.
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> As an aside, I am somewhere in photo # 42. We were so crushed that my parents
> took me into the Bond store.
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Ahhh, I thought I recognized you!


 
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