Photo of Poles at Westerplatte??

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Photo of Poles at Westerplatte??

Postby captjim » 31 Dec 2011 11:45

Hello everyone. Some time ago I came across this picture online. (perhaps on ww2incolor.com ?) I recall that it was uploaded by a user who insisted that it was a rare photo of a Polish soldier in a trench at the Battle of Westerplatte. If true then it is the only photo I've ever seen of the Polish defenders there; all the photos I've seen are of the surrender and the battle's aftermath. I was somewhat skeptical so I decided to ask here to be sure.

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Has anyone seen this photo at a more reliable and verifiable source, is it really at Westerplatte? If it is not, then does anyone have pictures of the Polish defense of Westerplatte?

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Re: Photo of Poles at Westerplatte??

Postby Piotr Mikołajski » 01 Jan 2012 01:34

I never saw this photo. It was published on WW2 in Color indeed, but it can be taken everywhere and in every moment. With modern photo manipulation techniques it can be even TV reconstruction.
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Re: Photo of Poles at Westerplatte??

Postby Ponury » 23 Feb 2013 15:01

Polish soldier on "Fort" bunkier in Westerplatte 1939? Maybe.

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Re: Photo of Poles at Westerplatte??

Postby gebhk » 25 Feb 2013 20:30

I agree difficult to authenticate. Looks like a still from a film (perhaps the dimensional proportions?).


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