Photos of Allied Soldiers Serving in the Netherlands - 1944-45

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Buteman, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just looking at first link now.
    Bloody brillaint collection.
    Cheers.
    Lots of Wessex lads in there too. :)
    I like this one, he's wearing a German camo smock.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    I have been trawling through the second link and there are also re-enactment photos from the 40's and lots of other interesting stuff.
     
  4. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Wow have to agree with Owen fantastic find lots of DLI and 50th Div Wonder if the find had sitters details attached ...Now that would be very interesting!!
    Thanks for Posting
    Regards
    Verrieres
     
  5. Belly

    Belly Engage the enemy more closely

    Found a 'better' version of the above sites which includes in English the units of the portraits, so you can easily do a text search:

    English - British 1

    cheers
    Paul
     
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  6. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    An amazing find!

    What happened to this type of hair after WW2?
    KN75004 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    You dont see it at all these days. Is that how they
    kept the side cap on at such extreme angles?

    ;P
     
  7. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Just looking at first link now.
    Bloody brillaint collection.
    Cheers.
    Lots of Wessex lads in there too. :)
    I like this one, he's wearing a German camo smock.
    [​IMG]
    :huh: He was taking a bit of a risk wasnt he? He could have been shot if he was captured!! Nice smock though.
     
  8. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    I think that's probably one of the best photos on there. Well done to Paul (Belly) for finding the link with the unit titles. Makes it much more worth while.
     
  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Nice one.
    I wonder if it might be worth going through and putting the names into the search function here... There may be a thread or two that a face fits to?
     
  10. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    I remember seeing this on a Dutch site in '04 when they were first found. Nice to see they have a wider audience on Flickr now. They are really great photos.
     
  11. jufjo

    jufjo Junior Member

    Hello al,

    It's nice to see my posting of these photos on flickr is being appreciated.
    I too discovered them years ago on the Nijmegen site but was shocked to see how little response it had gotten, even in the world of wartime researchers, reenactors, museums, etc, the site was little known.
    When I tried to re-find it some time later it was very difficult, even with good searchengines.
    So when I tracked it down (again) I decided that these pictures should be shared with more people, especially outside of the Netherlands.
    I asked the Nijmegen site for permission to post them on flickr but they never responded... so I just went ahead!

    The photos are amazing but sadly there are too many for me to copy/paste all the information that should be added to the photos, PLEASE feel free to add tags, comments, etc.
    More people should see these.

    I am a historical consultant for museums, authors, movies and tv, I have a 1930s-40s lifestyle and take part in living history with a ww2 Dutch civilians group; Nederland 1940-1945
     
  12. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Welcome to the Forum Jufjo.

    I too am extremely interested in the Netherlands 1940-45 and am always trying to find English language books on the subject. My Mother was born in Delft, an employee at the airfield at Ypenburg when the German paratroopers first tried to capture it and was 19 years old when this took place. She said she was terrified. When they finally captured it, the paratroopers knocked on peoples houses and tried to reassure them that they meant no harm and that they shared common interests.

    If you need any help in adding info to the pictures, let me know as it would be shame to lose this information.

    Regards - Robert
     
  13. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Hello al,

    It's nice to see my posting of these photos on flickr is being appreciated.
    I too discovered them years ago on the Nijmegen site but was shocked to see how little response it had gotten, even in the world of wartime researchers, reenactors, museums, etc, the site was little known.
    When I tried to re-find it some time later it was very difficult, even with good searchengines.
    So when I tracked it down (again) I decided that these pictures should be shared with more people, especially outside of the Netherlands.
    I asked the Nijmegen site for permission to post them on flickr but they never responded... so I just went ahead!

    The photos are amazing but sadly there are too many for me to copy/paste all the information that should be added to the photos, PLEASE feel free to add tags, comments, etc.
    More people should see these.

    I am a historical consultant for museums, authors, movies and tv, I have a 1930s-40s lifestyle and take part in living history with a ww2 Dutch civilians group; Nederland 1940-1945

    Welcome to the forum - glad you made it here.

    And a public 'thank you' for posting those great photos.
     
  14. jufjo

    jufjo Junior Member

    Welcome to the Forum Jufjo.

    I too am extremely interested in the Netherlands 1940-45 and am always trying to find English language books on the subject. My Mother was born in Delft, an employee at the airfield at Ypenburg when the German paratroopers first tried to capture it and was 19 years old when this took place. She said she was terrified. When they finally captured it, the paratroopers knocked on peoples houses and tried to reassure them that they meant no harm and that they shared common interests.

    If you need any help in adding info to the pictures, let me know as it would be shame to lose this information.

    Regards - Robert
    Thank you all very much.
    It would be great if you could join flickr and add any information you may have or are willing to copy from the original site.
    Flickr is quite handy to share images, there are also photo theme groups about ww2 and such.
    The more info we collect the better a recource it will be!
     
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    From the inbox:
    Suspect this project may very well interest some of you chaps:
    Dear sir / madam,

    The Regionaal Archief Nijmegen (Regional Archives of Nijmegen) earlier acquired a collection of 684 pictures of Allied soldiers who were involved in the liberation of Nijmegen in World War II or who were stationed at Nijmegen afterwards. The collection was donated in 2000 by ‘Foto Verweij’, a photography shop in Nijmegen. The photos were taken following Operation Market Garden, at the end of 1944 and in the beginning of 1945, when Nijmegen was a frontline city.

    A few years ago the Regionaal Archief Nijmegen instigated the project Liberators on Film and published these photos online on the municipal website. Back then we received a lot of information on the military units to which some men were affiliated, such as the Royal Artillery, the Coldstream Guards and the Dorsetshire Regiment. From May 2012 onwards, all photos are now moved to the more user-friendly Flickr-page of the Regionaal Archief Nijmegen. Using tags, the collection of photos can now for example be sorted and browsed by regiment. But the identity of many of the photographed soldiers is still unknown. Everyone is free to add comments and additional information on our Flickr-page. In this manner, we hope to collect more information on the soldiers that were photographed during the liberation of Nijmegen.

    We would like to ask you if you could further communicate this initiative and help us establish a wider outreach, for example by publishing about Liberators on Film in your newsletter or posting our call for aid on affiliated message boards or social media. Our goal is to receive imput from target audiences like World War II veterans, family members of veterans and military experts.

    Any form of assistance would be most welcomed.

    Kind regards,

    Junior archivist Regionaal Archief Nijmegen

    Flickr-page:
    Liberators on film - a set on Flickr

    More information on the project:
    Liberators on film - Huis van de Nijmeegse geschiedenis

    Website Regionaal Archief Nijmegen:
    English - Regional Archives Nijmegen
     
  16. Tubby

    Tubby www.spiritofbritain.net

    Wow what a resource. my dad was at Njimegen. Just brilliant to search thro them all and there's loads of detail. Thanks Von P
     
  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    684 pictures of assorted chaps - I'd be amazed if somebody here didn't spot someone familiar soon.
     
  18. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Sir,
    I believe this to be a duplicate posting I have read this information previously on this forum .I have done a search but cannot find the relevant posts but it is definately here somewhere perhaps someone can recall the original post?
    Best
    Clifford
     
  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  20. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    The Nijmegen Archives have digitised and made available on Flickr an archive of over 600 images of Allied troops stationed in the town in 1944. Most are unknown but in some cases the surname is known. A few of these have been online before but I believe this is the first time the whole lot has.

    Some great images with lots of men from Guards Armoured, 43rd Wessex, 50th Div etc.

    This is in an interesting one!

    [​IMG]

    The whole set:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/regionaalarchiefnijmegen/sets/72157629480797400/
     

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