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Taking Pictures

Post by don » 18 May 2002 19:01

I asked this question on a another forum and got no response
I know the German soldiers were great ones for taking pictures.

There are all kinds for sale. They even snapped photos after battles.
Where did they get the film developed? Did they send it home?

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 18 May 2002 20:05

Either that, or I guess it would be possible to get the materials needed at the front...

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Post by USAF1986 » 18 May 2002 20:11

Hello! In "Channel Islands at War: A German Perspective" by George Forty (Ian Allen Publishing, United Kingdom, 1999), the author talked a bit about this when describing the off-duty activities of German Army troops in the Channel Islands:

"Photography was permitted (as evidenced by the large number of personal photographs in this book!). However, as the necessary supplies dwindled, the small number of photographic shops which were given permission to process the servicemen’s films, could no longer do so. Michael Ginns told me that in Jersey the soldiers initially took their films to any photographer for developing, but after 1941 all troops films had to be processed at Scotts in Broad Street. Once developed, the photographs went across the road to the Inselbildstelle (The Island photographic interpretation post) where they were censored and any containing guns, fortifications, etc, were weeded out. Some troops, however, took their films home when they went on leave and had them developed and printed in Germany."

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Post by don » 20 May 2002 04:24

Thank you Shawn.
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Post by admfisher » 27 May 2002 09:01

Quite often a photographer was assigned to a unit or to take pictures of whom ever was popular at the moment. The photos taken by the soldiers were very interesting at least the ones that have survived.
But on the other had the last couple of years of the war when the Riech was on the retreat there was not much time for photographs to be taken.

Its to bad there is such a lack of colour images. These are of the most interest.

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The Third Reich In Colour

Post by timoa » 27 May 2002 11:14

Its to bad there is such a lack of colour images. These are of the most interest.


agree to this, color makes it look much more real. i bought "The Third Reich In Colour" DVD, check it out if you are interested in color shots of "the reich"

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005AMFO/qid%3D1022494383/202-0025548-8673431

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colour pics

Post by admfisher » 27 May 2002 19:13

There has been quite a few images released in last few years but not enough for me yet. :D

On the dvd you have is there any images that you would care to share?
I am asking for only two or three that is all.

If you want I can put them up for you if you cannot your self and you will not be breaking any laws. I used some images from the:
CD-Rom TIgers im Ensatz (Tiger Family) working copy, by Horst Scheibert.

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Post by timoa » 28 May 2002 09:30

I can try to get some pictures [screenshots] and send them to you if I can.

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Post by admfisher » 28 May 2002 17:37

I just sent a ppm timoa, thanks a million.
The sharing of information is the webs strongest point.
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