Original WW2 Photos, Normandy1944, Vol 1

This is Volume 1 showing the first 250 photographs from a very exciting collection of photos taken by many Allied servicemen during the Normandy Campaign of the Summer of 1944. Following the D-Day Landings on 6th June 1944, the Allies attempted to breakout from the bridghead throughout June. The Americans drove up the Cotentin peninsula towards Cherbourg and then across through into Brittany. Many of the photos show the devestation of battle of just the ordinary little villages that were destroyed in the name of the Liberation. If you are a military vehicle enthusiast who owns and loves their Jeeps, Dodges and Jimmies, then see your vehicle in it’s environment. Who knows maybe your actual vehicle may be in one of the photos. Looking at many of the photos the Summer of ’44 looked pretty dry and dusty, with many vehicles covered in a light dust. Again a useful observation for model makers amongst us.   

This is Volume 2 showing the next 250 photographs from a collection of photos taken by many servicemen on the Eastern Front, also known as the Russian Front. Starting in 1941 with the German invasion of Russia with the sunshine and the dust, then going on through the hard winter months that the German forces were unprepared for. The Russians forces were well used to the cold climate and so were better placed for winter warfare. Then the advance turned into a long retreat with bitter fighting and heavy casualties leading to the Fall of Berlin in May 1945.

The collection features uniforms and vehicles from both sides of the conflict and many of the photos illustrate the harsh conditions and the reality of warfare, which must have been a horrific experience whichever side your were on. Again, we have to say that Miliblog is NOT a political website at all. There are many enthusiasts across the world interested in the equipment and uniforms of the Second World War. Many are serious model makers and may even find an idea for a model diorama or even for painting of model figures. The aim of Miliblog here is to bring together photographs for these students of history.

This is Volume I showing the first 250 photographs from a collection of photos taken by many servicemen on the Eastern Front, also known as the Russian Front. Starting in 1941 with the German invasion of Russia with the sunshine and the dust, then going on through the hard winter months that the German forces were unprepared for. The Russians forces were well used to the cold climate and so were better placed for winter warfare. Then the advance turned into a long retreat with bitter fighting and heavy casualties leading to the Fall of Berlin in May 1945.

The collection features uniforms and vehicles from both sides of the conflict and many of the photos illustrate the harsh conditions and the reality of warfare, which must have been a horrific experience whichever side your were on. Again, we have to say that Miliblog is NOT a political website at all. There are many enthusiasts across the world interested in the equipment and uniforms of the Second World War. Many are serious model makers and may even find an idea for a model diorama or even for painting of model figures. The aim of Miliblog here is to bring together photographs for these students of history.

This is quite an unusual section and features many photos taken in the photographic studio by professional photographers of German WW2 servicemen in their uniforms. You can see we have Army, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine featured here and for a range of ranks.

I think these photos will appeal to those who make model figures, uniform collectors and historians in general who may like just to see the faces of the various servicemen. Once again, we have to say that Miliblog is NOT a political website in any way. We merely are a website interested in the history of military vehicles, uniforms and the equipment used by all nations

Here we show many original wartime photographs taken by servicemen themselves of each other or their vehicles often with quite poor cameras.

Some purists may point out we have a couple of Luftwaffe vehicles under the Army section, but we just wanted to keep all the ground force vehicles all in one place for now.

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Alvis Salamander Fire Crash Foam (26 AG 62)
Alvis Salamander Fire Crash Foam (2
12 Mechanised Brigade (Subdued)
12 Mechanised Brigade (Subdued)
Bedford MWC Water Tanker(KFF 155) 2
Bedford MWC Water Tanker(KFF 155) 2
Avro Vulcan (XH-538)
Avro Vulcan (XH-538)
Eastern Front Collection 1021
Eastern Front Collection 1021
Austin K2 Ambulance (DB-42755) (Norge)
Austin K2 Ambulance (DB-42755) (Nor
Daimler Ferret Armoured Car Mk2 (OFF 367)
Daimler Ferret Armoured Car Mk2 (OF
Crossley Fire Tender (RAF Cosford Museum)
Crossley Fire Tender (RAF Cosford M
Eastern Front Collection 419
Eastern Front Collection 419
Eastern Front Collection 1393
Eastern Front Collection 1393
Dodge WC-51 Weapons Carrier
Dodge WC-51 Weapons Carrier
Normandy 1944 Collection 888
Normandy 1944 Collection 888
Eastern Front Collection 1445
Eastern Front Collection 1445
AEC 0853 Matador (SPX 556 M)
AEC 0853 Matador (SPX 556 M)
Tiger I (7)
Tiger I (7)
Albion CX22S 6x4 Heavy Artillery Tractor (UTP 68 K) 2
Albion CX22S 6x4 Heavy Artillery Tr
Abrams M1A1 Main Battle Tank
Abrams M1A1 Main Battle Tank
Normandy 1944 Collection 559
Normandy 1944 Collection 559
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Truck (11 GB 94)
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Truck
Austin K9 1 Ton Wireless (KBH 643 G)
Austin K9 1 Ton Wireless (KBH 643 G