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World War II in Color

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites

Looking back over a lot of the sites we’ve run on WWII, you find a lot of black and white photos. Well now thanks to this site you can experience color photos.To get started, click on “Image Gallery” and you’ll see a plethora of options before you.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of black and white photography and I feel that those kinds of pictures can tell a compelling story. And they do have an excellent black and white Gallery called the “Best of Black and White WWII Photos”. My favorite there is the American GI holds a Puppy. This gallery has 141 images, it is worth your time, so don’t skip over it in your delight to view the color photos.

As to the rest of the galleries you have the options of German Military, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, British Military, Soviet Union Military, Japanese Military, Other Units, Homefront, Contemporary Photographs, and WWII Movies in Color.

Now being a woman, I must confess that I adored the photographs from the Homefront, which showed women in the workforce, doing what would have been considered in their era men’s jobs. March is Women’s History Month and this section was a delight from that aspect.

The Military photos are all so amazing I’m sure that you will find them as fascinating as I did. I’ll be honest and admit that I ended up looking through all of them. It gives you a very realistic view of the gritty details of the war that you could only imagine. Giving an in-depth look at all sides of the war.

The Contemporary Photographs section was pretty amazing in itself, even though it’s only 11 images, they are all pretty neat. My favorite is the last photo of the Supermarine Spitfire Mk with counter rotating props.

WWII Movies in Color: this section is very interesting and there are clips that you can watch. Check out the 10 images here, and you are in for a treat.

What else will you find on this site? Well, there is the section on the History of Color Photography. This section explains why color pictures were so hard to find from this time period even though color photography was invented 100 years before the war. A very interesting read indeed!

“About the Images” explains where the images came from and how you can submit images if you have some you’d like to share with them from WWII.

This site is a great way to see history like you have never seen it before!


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