I had visited my grandpa's hometown before as it's not far from where I grew up, but never before did I walk through its streets alongside him. The memories triggered by locations, lively reminiscing in childhood experiences that he has, really are what enables me to catch a glimpse at the world he grew up in. The area that he explored as a child no longer exists, has been build on and restructured countless times, but it is when he points out places he used to gather metal scraps etc from, streets that had bomb craters in it and houses where there used be a school friends home before it was destroyed, when I feel closest to the past he describes. This is why I decided that the only way to make this project is in close collaboration with him.
Another photo from my session with Vavoom Pinups last month, this one inspired by the 350,000 women who served in the US Armed Forces during WWII, and their service was essential to the Allied victories. Women were also desperately needed during the war to fill civilian jobs left by men who had been drafted, to keep the economy running strong. The shift of women to outside of the traditional household-based work changed society's conception of what women can do, led directly to the backlash that was the hyper-traditional values of the 1950s (which modern pinup parodies and skewers), and opened the door to much of the progress women have made up until today!
Dress and heels: Vavoom wardrobe, not sure who the designers are
Rocket: A brilliant and talented previous Vavoom kitten, who was kind enough to leave it for others to use!
In addition to my photo, please enjoy some others of women from various Allied countries working in their armed services during WWII.
Who else is excited for the new Cod WWII expansion? #Repost @callofduty with @get_repost
What mysteries lie hidden within The Darkest Shore? Chase Doktor Straub and battle the undead in the next chapter of Nazi Zombies. #WWIIZombies#CODWWII#callofduty#cod#WWII
Now and then... a German type 636 observation post in Pointe du Hoc.
A little bit information about the German atlantikwall:
In 1941 the Germans started building the Atlantikwall. It stretched from the top of Norway till the border of German-occupied France and Spain. The reason the Atlantikwall was built is because of the need for more soldiers on the Eastern Front. The Atlantikwall was designed to stop a Allied invasion. Herefor thousands of concrete bunkers and anti tank barriers together with millions of mines were placed along the Atlantikwal. In 1942 the Allies started a small operation to break through the Atlantikwal failed. The Germans saw this as a threat and started fortifying the Atlantikwal even more. On the 6th of june 1944 the Allies started operation Overlord and they succeeded breaking through the Atlantikwal and liberating Europe.
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#Humanzoo , also called #ethnologicalexpositions , were 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century public exhibitions of #humans , usually in a so-called natural or primitive state. The displays often emphasized the cultural differences between #Europeans of Western civilization and #non -European peoples or with other Europeans who practiced a lifestyle deemed more primitive. Some of them placed #indigenous populations in a continuum somewhere between the great apes and Europeans. #Ethnological#expositions are sometimes criticized and ascertained as highly degrading and #racist , depending on the show and individuals involved.#zoo .
Luckily, human zoos started to wear off in #Europe after the #WWII . Ironically, #AdolfHitler was one of the first people to ban them . The last human exhibition was held in #Belgium#circa 1958.#shameful
Lieutenant Tovolzhansky wiping his feet on Nazi flags in Breslau 1945. The isu 152 next to him is apparently called the deerslayer.
The Nazis truly did get bashed so hard that there would be two Germanies later on. The death throes of evil.
Don't be a dick and report. Have some maturity. This is the one of the best ways to piss a Nazi of.
A team of five Wrens wheel a trolley carrying a 21-inch torpedo along the dockside at HMS Dolphin, Gosport, Hampshire. A British submarine, P556, is moored alongside waiting to receive the torpedo. #WWII#WW2
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German antique book of the third Reich, released in 1935, ' 45-letnemu the anniversary of the führer of Germany in 1934, Adolf Hitler. The publication is dedicated to the history of the parish of Adolf Hitler to the heights of power. A rare edition. Many rare black and white photos and color posters. 133 pages, size 23 x 31, hardcover. Good preservation.
Adolf Hitler (Adolf Hitler, born April 20, 1889, the village Ranshofen(now part of the city Braunau am Inn), Austria-Hungary — killed himself on 30 April 1945, Berlin, Germany) — the founder and Central figure of national socialism, the founder of the totalitarian dictatorship of the Third Reich, the leader (führer) of the National socialist German workers party (1921-1945), Chancellor (1933-1945) and führer (1934-1945) of Germany, the Supreme commander of the armed forces of Germany (19 December 1941), during world war II.
The expansionist policy of Hitler was one of the main reasons for the outbreak of the Second world war. His name is associated with numerous crimes against humanity committed by the Nazi regime in Germany and in the occupied territories, including the Holocaust. The international military Tribunal declared criminal Hitler created organizations (the SS, the security Service (SD) and the Gestapo) and the leadership of the Nazi party.
YOUNG GIRL RIDES A DONKEY IN THE BUENA TIERRA COLONY (October 1941) Photographer unknown.
#happyhumpday We hope you’re riding through #humpday like this little lady on a #burro . During #wwii JDC supported local refugee organizations SOPRO and SOCOBO to provide financial aid for destitute newcomers and to establish agricultural settlements for refugees, notably Buena Tierra. In La Paz, JDC funded a children’s home and financed religious and cultural activities of the community. #jdcwasthere#bolivia#refugees
Il D-Day... Non potevo non caricare nulla su questo sbarco cosi devastante dove migliaia e migliaia di soldati hanno perso la vita, ma le loro gesta hanno portato ad un futuro migliore per le successive generazioni fino a noi.
The 37 mm Gun Motor Carriage M6 (also known as M6 Fargo, and under the manufacturer's designation WC55) was a modified Dodge WC52 light truck mounting a light anti-tank gun. It was used by the United States Army for infantry support and as a mobile anti-tank gun. It operated from late 1942 to January 1945 in the Mediterranean, European, and Pacific theaters of World War II. The M6 saw limited use during the war, and was poorly suited to modern warfare as it was unarmored and was armed with a too small caliber gun.
The 37 mm GMC M6 was a modified 3/4-ton 4x4 Dodge WC52 truck with a rear-facing 37 mm M3 gun mounted in its bed (portee) and designated WC55. The gun was normally fired to the rear — it could not be fully depressed when pointed to the front of the vehicle due to blast effects on the crew and vehicle windshield. The gun fired M74 Armor Piercing (AP) Shot that could penetrate 1.4 in (3.6 cm) of armor at 500 yd (460 m). Other ammunition carried throughout its service life included the Armor Piercing Capped (APC) M51 Projectile (which could penetrate 2.4 in (6.1 cm) of armor at 500 yd), and the High Explosive (HE) M63 Projectile. Eighty rounds of 37 mm ammunition were carried aboard.
Imperial German propaganda film crew, circa 1917/18. Location unknown.
It was during the Crimean War of 1853-56 that photography was for the first time used as a propaganda tool thus making available to the civilian population visual depictions of actual battlefields.
Sixty years later, during the Great War of 1914-18, alongside photography, a new technology made its appearance as a propaganda tool: film.
Both sides made extensive use of both these tools, and propaganda films such as the 1916’s British-made ‘The Battle of the Somme’ were seen by millions.
In Germany, in an effort to keep up with the Allies and coordinate its national production of visual propaganda, the Supreme Army Command founded the Bild und Filmamt (BUFA) in January 1917.
BUFA’s first major production, “Bei unseren Helden an der Somme” (“With our heroes at the Somme”), premiered in January 1917 as a counterpart to the British film of 1916.
The capture of footage depicting no-man’s-land during battle was difficult (not to mention dangerous) and most sequences consisted mainly of visually poor wide-angle shots of small figures moving in the distance. In an effort to make the realities of war more personal to the audience, both sides opted to re-enact close-up ‘over-the-top’ scenes in the safety of the rear.
As a result, many of the most famous and poignant sequences frequently used today in WWI-related documentaries are re-enactments. (I do not use the work ‘fake’ to avoid a negative connotation. The re-enacted sequences were meant to be a propaganda tool and, imo, should be perceived simply as such). The camera seems to be an Ernemann-Aufnahme-Kino Model A or a similar model.
A young lieutenant checks in with his company CP during a patrol outside of Lullange, Luxembourg, during the final days of the Battle of the Bulge, January, 1945. The LT, at left, is Milton Munch of Lovington, Illinois. At right is Sgt. Tom Russert of Buffalo, New York. Both belonged to the division's 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
Members of HMS Ursula's crew taking in stores, fresh vegetables, etc. at HMS Dolphin, home to the Royal Navy Submarine Service in Gosport, after the submarine had to sail "blind" for six days and nights with her periscope smashed after being rammed by an enemy destroyer. #WWII#WW2
In my last solo exhibition I asked the gallery visitors to write down and put inside one of the jars, names of the girls that they think are inspiring. Now I'm starting to discover what ladies I've got in the jar. The first one I randomly picked was
That story I already know.
Very sad but inspiring in the same time.
I decided to paint her portrait from the photo before war. I was wondering how different might have been her story if she had blue eyes. ,, Girl with blue eye,,