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Can this image be real?

Joined: July 12th, 2005, 8:15 pm

June 9th, 2012, 11:38 am #1

I found this on the site below, can this really be a genuine WWII colour image?

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Steve

http://wallls.com/wallpaper/17258/
http://wallls.com/download/17258/1024x768/

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Joined: April 29th, 2006, 10:37 pm

June 9th, 2012, 11:44 am #2

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Joined: May 2nd, 2005, 1:36 pm

June 9th, 2012, 11:49 am #3

I found this on the site below, can this really be a genuine WWII colour image?

Regards
Steve

http://wallls.com/wallpaper/17258/
http://wallls.com/download/17258/1024x768/

Every nerve inside me shouts 're-enactment' when I see the well-fed men, the sunglasses, the I-phone (joking) and the nice quality of the uniforms. The photo doesn't look like a b/w picture being colorized.

I also checked whether subsequent pictures showed the nice vehicle, so went from
http://wallls.com/download/17258/1024x768/ to
http://wallls.com/download/17259/1024x768/ which is a nice wallpaper too but off-topic...

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Joined: July 27th, 2011, 3:57 pm

June 9th, 2012, 11:56 am #4

I found this on the site below, can this really be a genuine WWII colour image?

Regards
Steve

http://wallls.com/wallpaper/17258/
http://wallls.com/download/17258/1024x768/

everything looks too pristine
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Joined: July 12th, 2005, 8:15 pm

June 9th, 2012, 12:12 pm #5

I found this on the site below, can this really be a genuine WWII colour image?

Regards
Steve

http://wallls.com/wallpaper/17258/
http://wallls.com/download/17258/1024x768/

Ok. I was fooled.

Steve
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Joined: October 18th, 2004, 6:49 pm

June 9th, 2012, 12:43 pm #6

I found this on the site below, can this really be a genuine WWII colour image?

Regards
Steve

http://wallls.com/wallpaper/17258/
http://wallls.com/download/17258/1024x768/

Steven,

I believe this is the StuG.III that used to reside at Sarcee Barracks in Calgary, Alberta in the mid 1980's. It has a lot of the features of that vehicle and I seem to recall having seen a sequence of photos from a reenactor group in California that owns it now. There are several photos of it in my Squadron Sturmgeschutz III Walk Around book.

Regards,

Tom

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Joined: January 18th, 2006, 8:47 am

June 9th, 2012, 12:47 pm #7

I found this on the site below, can this really be a genuine WWII colour image?

Regards
Steve

http://wallls.com/wallpaper/17258/
http://wallls.com/download/17258/1024x768/

The mix of uniforms give it away and a few guys look really good.
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Joined: January 31st, 2009, 1:06 am

June 9th, 2012, 2:01 pm #8

I found this on the site below, can this really be a genuine WWII colour image?

Regards
Steve

http://wallls.com/wallpaper/17258/
http://wallls.com/download/17258/1024x768/

I thought the trident marking was used by the 2PD, but the commander (or at least the guy in the commander's hatch) is wearing an SS pattern cammo uniform. The obligatory "pointing guy" (far left) seems to be wearing SS collar insignia, and the guy with the Sturmgewehr 44 (standing on the superstructure) is wearing SS cammo pants. These guys imply that both the StuG and the infantry are both depicting SS units.

The glacis marking looks a bit like a PzAbt rhomboid and not a StugAbt assault gun marking, but then again, maybe not... (Maybe it's just a white rectangle?) Did the 2PD ever have StuG III's in any of it's tank Abteilungen? Was there a StuGAbt that used a trident as a unit marking? Was there some SS armored unit that had StuG III's and used a trident unit marking?

Just what unit(s) and battle were these guys supposed to be reenacting, or is this all just some "farby" weekend fun?

Mike
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Joined: May 30th, 2005, 5:00 pm

June 9th, 2012, 2:15 pm #9

I found this on the site below, can this really be a genuine WWII colour image?

Regards
Steve

http://wallls.com/wallpaper/17258/
http://wallls.com/download/17258/1024x768/

The photo doesn't have that period AFGA or Kodachrome quality to it. It looks too modern.
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Joined: October 20th, 2005, 6:43 pm

June 9th, 2012, 2:49 pm #10

I thought the trident marking was used by the 2PD, but the commander (or at least the guy in the commander's hatch) is wearing an SS pattern cammo uniform. The obligatory "pointing guy" (far left) seems to be wearing SS collar insignia, and the guy with the Sturmgewehr 44 (standing on the superstructure) is wearing SS cammo pants. These guys imply that both the StuG and the infantry are both depicting SS units.

The glacis marking looks a bit like a PzAbt rhomboid and not a StugAbt assault gun marking, but then again, maybe not... (Maybe it's just a white rectangle?) Did the 2PD ever have StuG III's in any of it's tank Abteilungen? Was there a StuGAbt that used a trident as a unit marking? Was there some SS armored unit that had StuG III's and used a trident unit marking?

Just what unit(s) and battle were these guys supposed to be reenacting, or is this all just some "farby" weekend fun?

Mike
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