Warspite hit by Fritz X

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Warspite hit by Fritz X

Post by Skarpskytten » 10 Jun 2019 12:53

Dear forum!

There is a copy of a pretty awesome german "Wirkungsbild" on the Fritz X-attack on Warspite in september 1943 floating around on the Interet. This is link to a google search with the photograph.

Now, I want to buy the rights to publish this photograph, and hence need to trace it to its source, which I guess could ba a NARA-roll or a photo from an archive which someone has scanned and let loose on the Internet, with or wihtout the right do to so.

Does any of the esteemd members of this forum know the provenance of this photograph?
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Re: Warspite hit by Fritz X

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 10 Jun 2019 14:40

Link does not seem to work.

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Re: Warspite hit by Fritz X

Post by Skarpskytten » 10 Jun 2019 14:50

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:
10 Jun 2019 14:40
Link does not seem to work.

Waleed
Thank you. It should work now.

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Re: Warspite hit by Fritz X

Post by Grzesio » 10 Jun 2019 16:59

The picture is included in "Warriors and wizards" and credited as "Personal collection of Ulf Balke". It is slightly differently framed than the scans on the internet, so they do not come from the book.

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Re: Warspite hit by Fritz X

Post by Skarpskytten » 14 Jun 2019 09:03

Grzesio wrote:
10 Jun 2019 16:59
The picture is included in "Warriors and wizards" and credited as "Personal collection of Ulf Balke". It is slightly differently framed than the scans on the internet, so they do not come from the book.
Thanks, Grzesio, I will look into "Warriors and Wizards".

Anyone else who can throw som light on this?

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Re: Warspite hit by Fritz X

Post by Skarpskytten » 04 Jul 2019 09:25

In Martin J Bollinger's Warriors and Wizards. The Development and Defeat of Radio Controlled Glide Bombs of the Third Reich (2010) incudes this photograph. It's socurce is given as "Personal Collection of Ulf Balke" (who has written a book, the book, on Kampfgeschwader 100). Is there anyone who knows how one can get in touch with Bollinger and/or Balke?

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Re: Warspite hit by Fritz X

Post by Orwell1984 » 04 Jul 2019 15:06

Here's Mr. Bollinger's bio.
http://www.avascent.com/avascent-global ... bollinger/

I'd try to contact him through the Naval Historical Foundation as he's still on their board.
http://www.navyhistory.org/about/leadership/
Email is
info@navyhistory.org

Alternatively try the publisher of Warriors and Wizards, the US Naval Institute here:
https://www.usni.org/contact-us

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Re: Warspite hit by Fritz X

Post by Skarpskytten » 15 Jul 2019 08:36

Thanks Orwell 1984. I have written to the Naval Historical Foundation.

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Re: Warspite hit by Fritz X

Post by mjbollinger87 » 17 Jul 2019 12:21

You found me! I've responded via email.

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Re: Warspite hit by Fritz X

Post by Skarpskytten » 25 Jul 2019 16:16

mjbollinger87 wrote:
17 Jul 2019 12:21
You found me! I've responded via email.

Marty Bollinger
I did indeed!

I'm trying with various degrees of success to have a few weeks off, so I haven't written to Ulf Balke yet. I'll let you know when there is anything to report.

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