Reenactment picture ?

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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by kstdk » 04 Sep 2021 11:11

Hello von thoma
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I see something strange in this photo, but I don't know exactly what it is....
Reenactment, or true ?Thanks for your inputs
This picture is real, Copenhagen in 1945 at the visit of "SS RK August Zingel, København 1945" :-)

There are more photos from this occation at https://samlinger.natmus.dk/assetbrowse ... e,soldater
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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by von thoma » 04 Sep 2021 23:12

That building and the shutters have a very modern feel.

Solved, thanks to you.
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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 05 Sep 2021 00:57

As modern looking as this building from same era?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aarhus_City_Hall
https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ca ... _City_Hall
Denmark was not that far back although most known for its bacon and butter. :)

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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 05 Sep 2021 15:28

Hi Guys,

Some of these re-enactment photos are getting into print.

I know a guy who then had a local militaria shop and takes part in a US Army re-enactment group with his Jeep. About ten years ago, he and his vehicle were photographed outside a well known local cinema, which is boarded up and disused. Within a year it had appeared in a local book on the area in WWII captioned something like "US troops outside ****** Cinema, 1944". The give away should have been that he is plump and in his fifties.

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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by gebhk » 07 Sep 2021 08:44

The give away should have been that he is plump and in his fifties.
Yep, you can simulate clothing and equipment, but that gaunt, prematurely aged look is very difficult to copy without access to advanced computer graphics and makeup.

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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by Ken S. » 17 Sep 2021 04:01

Wondering about the license plate - shouldn't it be black with white digits?

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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by kstdk » 17 Sep 2021 19:13

Hello

I guess it´s a German Wehrmacht / maybe police car? Or belonging to the German photographer, maybe - but dont know :-)
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Wondering about the license plate - shouldn't it be black with white digits?
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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by Ken S. » 18 Sep 2021 04:36

There are a couple of other posts about this bike ride.

One suggests it was in 1942:
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=240821

Another that the one photo "should be dated between 1 May 1944 and his promotion to Untersturmführer d.R. on 21 June 1944":
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=240806

To me the top photo looks like it could be authentic, the one with the automobile looks like it's been modified. To me the guy doesn't look like Zingel.

There is a re-enactor group that has a number of photos, some of which have the same look as the one with the auto. Moreover, there page about Zingel doesn't include these bike ride ones for some reason.

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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by kstdk » 18 Sep 2021 11:20

Hello

All pictures are from Danish National Archive, so no re-enactor pictures for sure!

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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by Ken S. » 19 Sep 2021 15:31

Sorry I can't find the photos in the database you linked.

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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by kstdk » 19 Sep 2021 16:23

Hello

I think they are all here, down at first halves of the page, all pictures of the bike ride through Copenhagen, there is 11 pictures in the series:

https://samlinger.natmus.dk/assetbrowse ... d=Tyske,ss

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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 19 Sep 2021 17:15

For what its worth forum member Hallandsen commented one of the pictures back in 2019. See link and comment here: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=240821

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Re: Reenactment picture ?

Post by Ken S. » 19 Sep 2021 22:14

Thank you.
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19 Sep 2021 16:23
Hello

I think they are all here, down at first halves of the page, all pictures of the bike ride through Copenhagen, there is 11 pictures in the series:

https://samlinger.natmus.dk/assetbrowse ... d=Tyske,ss

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