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2014-06-07 12:20:35 AM  
This is V E R Y cool.  Nice one, Subby.
 
2014-06-07 12:23:20 AM  
Incredible. I love these. Commend the photographer(s) who got the positioning just right.
 
2014-06-07 12:48:41 AM  
Here is another set of D-Day: then and now with interactive photos sliders from Reuters. I submitted it a few days ago but it was redlit, so I'm posting it early on in here for others to enjoy. I love stuff like this.
 
2014-06-07 12:59:08 AM  
If you don't like this, you're a Commie.
 
2014-06-07 01:02:25 AM  

rkiller1: If you don't like this, you're a Commie.


I think the commies rather appreciated the Normandy landings and the offensive on the western front.
 
2014-06-07 01:10:16 AM  
They were saving Ryan's privates.
 
2014-06-07 01:45:30 AM  

rkiller1: If you don't like this, you're a Commie Fascist.


FTFY
 
2014-06-07 01:48:17 AM  
Farking awesome. Lest we forget.

/biased to the Juno pics. Wow.

/Canadian.
//Wow.
 
2014-06-07 01:50:04 AM  

violentsalvation: Here is another set of D-Day: then and now with interactive photos sliders from Reuters. I submitted it a few days ago but it was redlit, so I'm posting it early on in here for others to enjoy. I love stuff like this.


I'm not exactly sober, but some of those seem off and I'm not sure why. 

Or else people were tiny in the 1940s. (I'm looking specifically at the "German prisoners-of-war march along Juno Beach to a ship taking them to England " pictures)
 
2014-06-07 01:52:32 AM  
This brings a tear to my eye. I wish I had half the salt of the poor bastards that were deployed for D Day.
 
2014-06-07 02:00:18 AM  

sirbissel: violentsalvation: Here is another set of D-Day: then and now with interactive photos sliders from Reuters. I submitted it a few days ago but it was redlit, so I'm posting it early on in here for others to enjoy. I love stuff like this.

I'm not exactly sober, but some of those seem off and I'm not sure why.
Or else people were tiny in the 1940s. (I'm looking specifically at the "German prisoners-of-war march along Juno Beach to a ship taking them to England " pictures)


Yeah there is something about the perspective between those two photos that is definitely off.
 
2014-06-07 02:11:37 AM  

The Southern Dandy: rkiller1: If you don't like this, you're a Fascist Commie.

FTFY


ftfy
 
2014-06-07 02:28:02 AM  
A+
 
2014-06-07 02:59:26 AM  
Show the pics as if liberals were in charge, would be quite different.
 
2014-06-07 03:16:26 AM  

Thunderpipes: Show the pics as if liberals were in charge, would be quite different.


Can't tell if serious.
 
2014-06-07 03:20:28 AM  

Thunderpipes: Show the pics as if liberals were in charge, would be quite different.


If you meant in charge of Germany, you're right.
 
2014-06-07 03:53:46 AM  

gibbon1: Thunderpipes: Show the pics as if liberals were in charge, would be quite different.

Can't tell if serious.


Thunderpoops has liberal Tourettes. It's like Glenn Beck having Nazi Tourettes, but not nearly as warm and fuzzy. I think a liberal must have once interrupted Thunderpeeps while he was masturbating to CSPAN, so now he's on a mission to hunt down every dirty liberal out there and scream "something something something LIBERAL!" at them until they cry.
 
2014-06-07 04:16:23 AM  

Thunderpipes: Show the pics as if liberals were in charge, would be quite different.


No, you are a coont. C u next Tuesday. And fark off.
 
2014-06-07 04:38:27 AM  

sirbissel: Or else people were tiny in the 1940s.


Maybe toy soldiers are actually lifesize.
 
2014-06-07 05:33:48 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: gibbon1: Thunderpipes: Show the pics as if liberals were in charge, would be quite different.

Can't tell if serious.

Thunderpoops has liberal Tourettes. It's like Glenn Beck having Nazi Tourettes, but not nearly as warm and fuzzy. I think a liberal must have once interrupted Thunderpeeps while he was masturbating to CSPAN, so now he's on a mission to hunt down every dirty liberal out there and scream "something something something LIBERAL!" at them until they cry.


Lawls @ Thunderpoops.
 
2014-06-07 05:36:35 AM  
Hm, the dude on the ramp far in the back is clearly carrying a bicycle:
static.guim.co.uk
Didn't expect them to bring bicycles, but apparently there must have been quite a few: in one of the other pictures there's a dude pushing one on the beach.

But what's with the kiddie bikes the guys at the top and bottom of the 2nd ramp are handling?
Unless you have a tricycle-mounted Hello Kitty dwarf platoon, that's an odd thing to bring to an invasion..then again, the one the guys at the bottom of the ramp are holding out of the water looks weird. Could those kiddie bikes be some some sort of pedal-powered generators?
Although I still can't see someone taller than 4 feet pedaling on one of them unless they've a way longer saddle rod hidden away separately somewhere.
 
2014-06-07 06:24:40 AM  

The Voice of Doom: Hm, the dude on the ramp far in the back is clearly carrying a bicycle:
[static.guim.co.uk image 850x555]
Didn't expect them to bring bicycles, but apparently there must have been quite a few: in one of the other pictures there's a dude pushing one on the beach.

But what's with the kiddie bikes the guys at the top and bottom of the 2nd ramp are handling?
Unless you have a tricycle-mounted Hello Kitty dwarf platoon, that's an odd thing to bring to an invasion..then again, the one the guys at the bottom of the ramp are holding out of the water looks weird. Could those kiddie bikes be some some sort of pedal-powered generators?
Although I still can't see someone taller than 4 feet pedaling on one of them unless they've a way longer saddle rod hidden away separately somewhere.


If you need man portable transport for moving orders back and forth without radios a push bike is a great idea as jeeps would not of been in the first waves of the assault. Radios were often inrealiable so messengers were integral to communications.

The people in the 2nd group are hauling what an air droppable motorcycle so I suspect these men belong to a signals regiment.
 
2014-06-07 06:38:25 AM  
Those were really cool photos. I had to do a double take at the third one because at first the airships looked like bombs being dropped. It's also really cool to see that a huge majority of the structures damaged in the past are still standing and rebuilt....can't say they really build structures like that in the US.
 
2014-06-07 07:11:16 AM  
Neat. I like the one with the slider better though.
 
2014-06-07 07:19:12 AM  

abhorrent1: Neat. I like the one with the slider better though.


theurbantwist.com

Most things are better with a slider or thirty.
 
2014-06-07 08:31:12 AM  
Very cool.  What's interesting is you don't see much evidence of extensive reconstruction. Looks like if stuff was damaged it was either torn down and left down or replaced fast and cheap.
 
2014-06-07 09:25:12 AM  

The Voice of Doom: Hm, the dude on the ramp far in the back is clearly carrying a bicycle:
[static.guim.co.uk image 850x555]
Didn't expect them to bring bicycles, but apparently there must have been quite a few: in one of the other pictures there's a dude pushing one on the beach.

But what's with the kiddie bikes the guys at the top and bottom of the 2nd ramp are handling?
Unless you have a tricycle-mounted Hello Kitty dwarf platoon, that's an odd thing to bring to an invasion..then again, the one the guys at the bottom of the ramp are holding out of the water looks weird. Could those kiddie bikes be some some sort of pedal-powered generators?
Although I still can't see someone taller than 4 feet pedaling on one of them unless they've a way longer saddle rod hidden away separately somewhere.


The kiddie bikes look like they are scooters built by Cushman for Paratroopers.

fagenfighterswwiimuseum.org
 
2014-06-07 09:56:28 AM  

violentsalvation: sirbissel: violentsalvation: Here is another set of D-Day: then and now with interactive photos sliders from Reuters. I submitted it a few days ago but it was redlit, so I'm posting it early on in here for others to enjoy. I love stuff like this.

I'm not exactly sober, but some of those seem off and I'm not sure why.
Or else people were tiny in the 1940s. (I'm looking specifically at the "German prisoners-of-war march along Juno Beach to a ship taking them to England " pictures)

Yeah there is something about the perspective between those two photos that is definitely off.


Picky picky
 
2014-06-07 10:33:48 AM  
Very cool. The more things change..

Thank you veterans.
 
2014-06-07 11:01:16 AM  

rkiller1: If you don't like this, you're a Commie.


If you dont' like this you're a German
 
2014-06-07 11:03:25 AM  

The Voice of Doom: Hm, the dude on the ramp far in the back is clearly carrying a bicycle:
[static.guim.co.uk image 850x555]
Didn't expect them to bring bicycles, but apparently there must have been quite a few: in one of the other pictures there's a dude pushing one on the beach.

But what's with the kiddie bikes the guys at the top and bottom of the 2nd ramp are handling?
Unless you have a tricycle-mounted Hello Kitty dwarf platoon, that's an odd thing to bring to an invasion..then again, the one the guys at the bottom of the ramp are holding out of the water looks weird. Could those kiddie bikes be some some sort of pedal-powered generators?
Although I still can't see someone taller than 4 feet pedaling on one of them unless they've a way longer saddle rod hidden away separately somewhere.


They're using Welbikes. Designed for paratroopers like the Cushman above.
http://home.earthlink.net/~flyboyken/id15.html
 
2014-06-07 12:07:00 PM  
Do they not have good weather there or something? Those beaches look fantastic and awfully empty.
 
2014-06-07 12:58:41 PM  
I had the fortune to be there just a week prior to the 70 year anniversary. Mind blown. Especially at Sword Beach, where the harbor still partially exists.

It was also fascinating to sit inside one of the pillbox es.
 
2014-06-07 12:59:16 PM  

abhorrent1: Do they not have good weather there or something? Those beaches look fantastic and awfully empty.


Was there a week ago. Weather is shiat.
 
2014-06-07 01:34:09 PM  
Tom_Slick
The kiddie bikes look like they are scooters built by Cushman for Paratroopers.


Mad Mark
They're using Welbikes. Designed for paratroopers like the Cushman above.
http://home.earthlink.net/~flyboyken/id15.html


Ha, that link even has the same picture of the landing.

Cool, I had never heard of those before. Then again they seem to be rather specialized equipment so it's not surprising.
The funny thing is they reminded me of pedelecs/electro bikes (that's where my guess with the generators came from), but I was like "naaah, they didn't have bikes like that back then..." :-p
 
2014-06-07 01:42:27 PM  
Given how you look riding one, I kinda understand why I've never seen one of those bikes featured in a WWII movie:
home.earthlink.net
 
2014-06-07 02:17:30 PM  

The Voice of Doom: Tom_Slick
The kiddie bikes look like they are scooters built by Cushman for Paratroopers.


Mad Mark
They're using Welbikes. Designed for paratroopers like the Cushman above.
http://home.earthlink.net/~flyboyken/id15.html

Ha, that link even has the same picture of the landing.

Cool, I had never heard of those before. Then again they seem to be rather specialized equipment so it's not surprising.
The funny thing is they reminded me of pedelecs/electro bikes (that's where my guess with the generators came from), but I was like "naaah, they didn't have bikes like that back then..." :-p



Although more than a scooter, a guy I used to work with had one of these. Always tried to bribe him out of it, but he never would budge.

http://www.fortunacollection.com/fortunacollection.com/43_Simplex_Se rv i-cycle/43_Simplex_Servi-cycle.html
 
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