The Second World War in Colour

Author: Ian Carter

Publisher: Imperial War Museums

ISBN: 9781904897422

Category: History

Page: 96

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For those of us who didn't live through World War II, it appears in our mind's eye in black and white. Images of the Blitz, of the D-Day landings at Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the fall of Berlin--all come to us in shadowy grays and blacks, the lack of color simultaneously heightening their drama and distancing them from us. Seen in black and white, World War II seems wholly of the past, a story that's being told much more than an experienced that men and women actually lived through. ?This book will help change that. Reproducing seventy-eight rare full-color images from the archives of the Imperial War Museums, it shows us a new--or at least long-forgotten--World War II. In these pages, we see the vivid hues of flames, the richly colored fabrics of flags and uniforms, intense blue skies high over battlefields, faces of suntanned soldiers on the march, and the dizzyingly complicated color of the new art of military camouflage. The result is a World War II that has been rescued from the past and restored to us, powerful and unforgettable, so we can see for the first time what our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents saw as they fought and sacrificed all those decades ago.
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The Second World War in Colour

Author: Stewart Binns,Adrian Wood

Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited

ISBN: 9781862053496

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 208

View: 7001

The Second World War is the most documented, devastating and disastrous war in human history. This book presents new insight into the events that shaped the modern world, events from the invasion of Poland to the atom bomb that devastated Hiroshima.'
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Britain at War in Colour

Author: Stewart Binns,Adrian Wood,Lucy Carter

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781847324047

Category: History

Page: 160

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Color photography was still in its infancy in 1939. With the outbreak of war against Germany, the short supply of color film stock made color photographs even more rare. But some were taken and a few of them have survived. Most of these images have remained unseen for decades. But the producers of the ITV series Britain at War in Colour scoured the archives to unearth a remarkable collection of startling color images for this book. These photographs are presented with a brief outline of the events surrounding them and illuminate a unique selection of personal accounts of the war. Intimate letters and diaries of service men and women civilians and war-time leaders tell the story of the British experience of war. The personal memories tell the reality of war-time Britain: a time when Britain stood alone; a time of danger and hope. The powerful photographs show the reality of war-time Britain: a nation with a purpose; a people with a will to win. Britain at War in Colour is a unique account of Britain during the Second World War.
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The Luftwaffe In Colour

Author: John Christopher

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445639041

Category: History

Page: 128

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This superb collection of wartime colour photographs brings the Luftwaffe its aircraft and personnel to life in a dramatically vivid way. Colour photography was still a rare thing in the 1930s and 1940s. Various systems had been tried, but it was the Germans who had the greatest success with their Agfacolor process. This meant that colour images could be produced with basic darkroom equipment, even close to the action. As a result the members of the Propaganda Kompanie, armed with Leica cameras and the new Agfacolor film, were able to capture aspects of the Luftwaffe s operations in a way never seen before. The resulting pictures were published in a number of magazines, including the Luftwaffe's Der Adler, as well as in books aimed at the home front audience. John Christopher has compiled this fascinating selection of wartime images of the Luftwaffe in colour.
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Japan in the Second World War in Color

Author: David Batty

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited

ISBN: 9780233004723

Category: History

Page: 160

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This unique volume explores World War II from an often-overlooked perspective: that of the Japanese home and military fronts. Extraordinary color images capture a nation eager to expand, and provide a glimpse of Kamikaze pilots, the young Emperor Hirohito on a state visit to England, the attack on Pearl Harbor, propaganda posters, troops praying for victory, and allied prisoners of war at work.
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Germany at War in Colour

Unique Colour Photographs of the Second World War

Author: George Forty,Joanne Hing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844426836

Category: Germany

Page: 256

View: 456

This is a collection of unique colour photographs of the German experience of the Second World War.
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The Second World War

Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316084077

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 2384

A masterful and comprehensive chronicle of World War II, by internationally bestselling historian Antony Beevor. Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14th, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach--one that included every major power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war that, more than any other, still commands attention and an audience. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's grand and provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of the first rank.
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The Luftwaffe in Colour. Volume 1

The Victory Years, 1939Ð1942

Author: Chrsitophe Cony,Jean-Louis Roba

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612004105

Category: History

Page: 128

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This remarkable work pulls the lid off one of the legendary air forces in history at the very peak of its powerÑunveiling the men and machines as they truly existed day-to-day, underneath the propaganda of their own regime and the scare stories of their enemies. In HitlerÕs Germany, color photography was primarily co-opted for state purposes, such as the military publication Signal, or the LuftwaffeÕs own magazine, Der Adler (Eagle). But a number of men had cameras of their own, and in this painstakingly acquired collection, originally published in France, we can witness true life on GermanyÕs airfields during the period of the LuftwaffeÕs ascendancy. Thus not only do we see famous planes such as the Me-109, Ju-87 or He-111, but the wide variety of more obscure types with which the Germans began the war. The array of Arados, Dorniers, HeinkelsÑnot to mention elegant 4-engine CondorsÑthat were initially employed in the war are here in plain sight and full color, providing not only an insight into WWII history but a model makerÕs dream. Just as fascinating are the shots of the airmen themselves, along with their ground crewsÑfull of confidence and cheer as they bested every other air force in Europe during these years, with the single exception of the RAFÕs Fighter Command in late-summer 1940. But that was no big stumbling block to the Luftwaffe, which had bigger fish to fry in Russia and North Africa the following year. In the authorsÕ next work, ÒThe Years of Defeat,Ó we will see how the war turned more grim for the Luftwaffe, even as its expertise and skill at more deadly aircraft designs, increased. In ÒThe Victory YearsÓ we have a uniquely intimate view of an air force at the very apex of its capabilities.
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America at War in Color

Author: Stewart Binns,Adrian Wood

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785829478

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9439

For over fifty years World War II has been seen as a black and white war, but specially commissioned research has now unearthed a remarkable color record of the conflict. Color photography was still in its infancy when the United States entered World War II in December 1941, and the short supply of color film stock made color photographs even rarer. Now, over 300 startling color images of America at war have been revealed. These powerful photographs show the reality of wartime America both at home and abroad: young GIs, marines, and airforcemen being sent off to fight in Europe and the Pacific, scenes of life at home during wartime, and harrowing images of death and destruction, in sharp contrast with joyful GIs liberating Europe. The fact that these images are in color brings an added dimension to the scenes of war, making them somehow more “real” to modern readers than sepia-toned black and white shots. America at War in Color goes far beyond the familiar, presenting images that have never been seen before. The book will show what daily life was like, how it felt to prepare for war, and, if you were lucky, what it was like to come home. It is both a unique record of this massive conflict and a reminder to today’s generations of the heroism, horror, and devastating cost of global war. America at War in Color is a moving testament to the American men and women who lived through World War II.
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German aircraft of World War 2 in colour

Author: Kenneth Munson

Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corp

ISBN: 9780713708608

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 826

Illustrates over one hundred Luftwaffe aircraft using scale drawings as well as actual photographs and includes technical data and a commentary on the service of each
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Storm of Eagles

The Greatest Aviation Photographs of World War II

Author: John Dibbs,Kent Ramsey,Robert "Cricket" Renner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147282301X

Category: History

Page: 200

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Soaring high above the fields and cities of Europe and Asia as well as the vast expanse of the Pacific, Allied and Axis pilots engaged in a deadly battle for control of the skies in World War II. Whoever won the skies would win the war. Published in association with the National Museum of World War II Aviation, Storm of Eagles is a fully illustrated coffee-table book that brings together classic as well as never-before-seen wartime images. Compiled by one of the world's premier aviation photographers and historians, this remarkable volume is a must-have for anyone interested in World War II aviation.
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Luftwaffe in Colour: From Glory to Defeat

1942-1945

Author: Christophe Cony,Jean-Louis Roba

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1612005683

Category: History

Page: 160

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Nearly 400 color photographs reveal fascinating detail on the planes and the men of the Luftwaffe, as they progressed from seeming invincibility to utter defeat. Eighty years after its creation, the Luftwaffe is still one of the most fascinating forces in the history of aviation. A companion to Luftwaffe in Colour Volume 1, which covered the victory years from 1939 up to Spring 1942, this volume with nearly 400 images contains even more fascinating material on the machines of the Luftwaffe and the men who flew them, as their fate took an increasingly grim path. Initially the Luftwaffe ruled the skies but thereafter fought an increasingly futile war of attrition which when combined with vital strategic mistakes in aircraft production, was its death knell. Despite this the Luftwaffe produced the most successful air aces of all time who feature in this volume. Among many remarkable images we see one of the last Junkers 87 B-2 operational on the front line on the Eastern Front during the winter of 1942-1943, the huge BV 222 V-5 of Lufttransportstaffel in the port of Heraklion in late 1942, pilots in Tunisia in 1943, the aces Hans Philipp, Wolfgang Spate and Heinz Schnaufer and a vivid demonstration of the reversal in fortunes in 1944 as Allied bombers destroy 106 places, engulfing them in fire at Schwabisch-Hall on German soil. In this painstakingly pieced together collection, originally published in France, the full detail behind the propaganda is once more revealed, in rare colour photographs.
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The Second World War in Color

Author: Stewart Binns,Adrian Wood,Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 1691

Two hundred dramatic full-color photographic images chronicle the events, battles, campaigns, and personalities of World War II, accompanied by letters and other writings by eyewitnesses to the devastating conflict.
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The Second World War in 100 Objects

The Story of the World's Greatest Conflict Told Through the Objects That Shaped It

Author: Julian Thompson,Allan R. Millett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780233005249

Category:

Page: 256

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See the history of World War II in a new light: through 100 carefully chosen items. Selected by two specialists in military history, they range from the public to the deeply, poignantly personal--including the iconic British Spitfire and Hitler's mountain retreat; individual treasures; and official documents, medals, and badges. Organized chronologically, each one is accompanied by a brief description highlighting the article's significance.
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The Archaeology of the Second World War

Uncovering Britain's Wartime Heritage

Author: Gabriel Moshenska

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781848846418

Category: History

Page: 146

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He shows how archaeology can bring the ruins, relics and historic sites of the war to life, especially when it is combined with interviews and archival research in order to build up a clear picture of Britain and its people during the conflict. His work provides for the first time a broad and inclusive overview of the main themes of Second World War archaeology and a guide to many of the different types of sites in Britain. It will open up the subject for readers who have a general interest in the war and it will be necessary reading and reference for those who are already fascinated by wartime archaeology - they will find something new and unexpected within the wide range of sites featured in the book.
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Comrades of Color

East Germany in the Cold War World

Author: Quinn Slobodian

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782387064

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 1976

In keeping with the tenets of socialist internationalism, the political culture of the German Democratic Republic strongly emphasized solidarity with the non-white world: children sent telegrams to Angela Davis in prison, workers made contributions from their wages to relief efforts in Vietnam and Angola, and the deaths of Patrice Lumumba, Ho Chi Minh, and Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired public memorials. Despite their prominence, however, scholars have rarely examined such displays in detail. Through a series of illuminating historical investigations, this volume deploys archival research, ethnography, and a variety of other interdisciplinary tools to explore the rhetoric and reality of East German internationalism.
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The Unwomanly Face of War

An Oral History of Women in World War II

Author: Светлана Алексиевич

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399588728

Category: History

Page: 331

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"Bringing together dozens of voices ... [this is a] collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories"--Provided by publisher.
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Mixing It

Diversity in World War Two Britain

Author: Wendy Webster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198735766

Category:

Page: 336

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During the Second World War, people arrived in Britain from all over the world as troops, war-workers, nurses, refugees, exiles, and prisoners-of-war-chiefly from Europe, America, and the British Empire. Between 1939 and 1945, the population in Britain became more diverse than it had ever been before. Through diaries, letters, and interviews, Mixing It tells of ordinary lives pushed to extraordinary lengths. Among the stories featured are those of Zbigniew Siemaszko - deported by the Soviet Union, fleeing Kazakhstan on a horse-drawn sleigh, and eventually joining the Polish army in Scotland via Iran, Iraq, and South Africa - and 'Johnny' Pohe - the first Maori pilot to serve in the RAF, who was captured, and eventually murdered by the Gestapo for his part in the 'Great Escape'. This is the first book to look at the big picture of large-scale movements to Britain and the rich variety of relations between different groups. When the war ended, awareness of the diversity of Britain's wartime population was lost and has played little part in public memories of the war. Mixing It recovers this forgotten history. It illuminates the place of the Second World War in the making of multinational, multiethnic Britain and resonates with current debates on immigration.
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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Author: Richard Rothstein

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631492861

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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"Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." —William Julius Wilson In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation—the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments—that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Through extraordinary revelations and extensive research that Ta-Nehisi Coates has lauded as "brilliant" (The Atlantic), Rothstein comes to chronicle nothing less than an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how this process of de jure segregation began with explicit racial zoning, as millions of African Americans moved in a great historical migration from the south to the north. As Jane Jacobs established in her classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, it was the deeply flawed urban planning of the 1950s that created many of the impoverished neighborhoods we know. Now, Rothstein expands our understanding of this history, showing how government policies led to the creation of officially segregated public housing and the demolition of previously integrated neighborhoods. While urban areas rapidly deteriorated, the great American suburbanization of the post–World War II years was spurred on by federal subsidies for builders on the condition that no homes be sold to African Americans. Finally, Rothstein shows how police and prosecutors brutally upheld these standards by supporting violent resistance to black families in white neighborhoods. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited future discrimination but did nothing to reverse residential patterns that had become deeply embedded. Yet recent outbursts of violence in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, and Minneapolis show us precisely how the legacy of these earlier eras contributes to persistent racial unrest. “The American landscape will never look the same to readers of this important book” (Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund), as Rothstein’s invaluable examination shows that only by relearning this history can we finally pave the way for the nation to remedy its unconstitutional past.
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