30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Juha Tompuri » 20 Jul 2013 20:11

A couple of posts about SA-photos of Finnish armour splitted to a thread of their own at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 9&t=200629

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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Mangrove » 14 Aug 2013 15:21

The document where Soviet Russia recognised the independent Finland on 4 January 1918. It has been signed by Lenin and Stalin, among other persons. SA-kuva N:o 477.

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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Hanski » 25 Oct 2013 18:06

How can you search by number "SA-kuva N:o 477"? I am only able to find photos since 1939.

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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Mangrove » 25 Oct 2013 18:22

Hanski wrote:How can you search by number "SA-kuva N:o 477"?
Use the number as a search word. You might also want to check that you are searching photographs from 1939 to 1945 ("Päivästä - Päivään" option above the search word line).

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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Hanski » 25 Oct 2013 22:04

Thank you! I found it.

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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Mangrove » 14 Jan 2014 14:06

Does anyone recognise any personnel or locations from SA-kuva numbers between 118146 and 118999? It seems most of them were photographed (of Er.Os.P?) around Petsamo and Alakurtti by an unknown photographer in 1942 and 1943. Most of the photographs have only a word long description with them.

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118588.
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118842.
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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Juha Tompuri » 14 Jan 2014 15:56

118842 (also 118840-118845) seems to be from Liinahamari harbour:
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These (118643 and 118644) seem to be from Kajaani:
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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Juha Tompuri » 14 Jan 2014 18:36

Mangrove wrote: It seems most of them were photographed (of Er.Os.P?)
The Heritage Society of that unit might know more:
http://www.lutonmiehet.fi/fi/index.php
Mangrove wrote: by an unknown photographer in 1942 and 1943
I think that quite many of 1941 too.

Here (AFAIK at Alakurtti region 1941) several captured T-27 tankettes
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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Mangrove » 07 Feb 2014 17:57

SA-Kuva 152035-152045 ("shooting range, German?"). Might these be photographs taken on a sector manned by 122. Infanterie-Division during the summer of 1944? The other possible location I could think of is somewhere along the northern coast of Estonia.

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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Swing » 08 Feb 2014 18:43

Landscape on these photos is not like Viipurinlahti coast, especially Säkkijärvi - Tervajoki area - place of main activity of 122.D.

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 08 Feb 2014 18:52

Swing wrote:Landscape on these photos is not like Viipurinlahti coast, especially Säkkijärvi - Tervajoki area - place of main activity of 122.D.
Yep, and the panzerfaust target T-50(?) would also indicate that they are not photographed in Finland.

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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Vaeltaja » 08 Feb 2014 19:50

Didn't Finns have one T-50 even in operational use? I mean why would presence of such a tank mean that the shot was taken outside of the Finnish controlled areas?

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 08 Feb 2014 20:14

Vaeltaja wrote:Didn't Finns have one T-50 even in operational use? I mean why would presence of such a tank mean that the shot was taken outside of the Finnish controlled areas?
Because AFAIK that one being the only one left at Finnish hands.

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Re: 30 000 FDF photographs to be digitized

Post by Mangrove » 16 Apr 2014 15:12

Although not a documented feature (yet), one may now download digitized colour photographs from the sa-kuva.fi service using JSdia* (Jsdia001 through Jsdia820) as a search word and pressing the download button.

Some examples:

JSdia560

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JSdia590

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