COLOUR WW2 PHOTOGRAPHS

Discussion in 'General' started by Tullybrone, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

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  2. Seroster

    Seroster Well-Known Member

    And they're from a new book!
     
  3. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    And rare because it's so bloody expensive to get 'new' photos from the IWM!
     
  4. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer. Patron

    I think we will have to rely on the top quality illustrations that are in our books. If you don't mind me asking, why would one want to buy anything from IVM? ( even if they are 'new' photos.) idler, I'm sure you have a one or two books in your collection.

    A crew from the 16th / 5th Lancers, 6th AD, cleaning the gun barrel of the Crusader tank at El Aroussa in Tunisia, May 43. Its not in any of the books that I have on this Division.

    Whats the book called by the way, or have I misted something?

    Steve Y, thanks for that.
    Regards
    Stu.
     
  5. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    The IWM are sitting on a large number of photos which aren't available online or even searchable. The only way to find out what they've got is to go there and flick through albums, as I understand it. While films (don't know if that's all or some) and audio interviews have been catalogued in detail, this doesn't look like it's been done for the majority of stills. Bear in mind the Army Film and Photographic Unit tended to shoot stills and film at the same time, so all those enticing film descriptions should also apply to a series of stills.

    Sometimes the system works in your favour - I have recently bought one 'reel' of a multi-reel interview and they digitised and uploaded the full set while it was out. Had to pay for the sprat but caught a mackerel.
     
  6. Seroster

    Seroster Well-Known Member

    The book is going to be called "The Second World War in Colour", Ian Carter, from the Imperial War Museum. 10 pounds.

    I have seen a picture of the Crusader tank before. But the preview images I've seen (on the Daily Telegraph website) are far higher resolution than what I've seen before.

    I talked by email with someone who worked as a volunteer at the Canadian War Museum and he talked about spending hours just sorting donated photos.
     
  7. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer. Patron

    One day you may land a tuna, or a swordfish. If the shyster people at the IVM have to sell off our archives, then so be it. How much did you pay? You must be bored with books, or war diaries. Each to there own, that will never be my bag. Respect for going to the next stage.:unsure:

    Regards
    Stu.
     
  8. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    The audio recordings were basically £10 per half hour reel. Not bad but can obviously mount up. The catalogue entries are good as they detail each reel so you can focus on the key bits.

    I can understand them wanting to make some money to preserve their holdings, but it's a far cry from the US Archives' 'public domain' do-what-you-like-with-it approach. Things are a little better with something like our Aerial Reconnaissance Archives in Scotland as they eventually had enough investment to start cataloguing stuff, but it's still arguably 'public' property.
     
  9. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer. Patron

    Is this your book, & what do you mean by the book is going to be called '' The Second World War in Colour'' by Ian Carter ? One would be interested.
    Stu.
     
  10. Seroster

    Seroster Well-Known Member

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