Photographs from World War II in Color

Photographs from World War II in Color

Today's article features 5 different photographs from the Second World War. The photographs were taken between 1941 - 1945 in a range of different countries. These amazing photographs were colorized by the extremely skilled RJMJecinci, and Royston Colour.

1. Private W. Wheatley, 11 June 1944

Colorization by RJM

Private W. Wheatley was a member of 'A' Company, 6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division and in this photograph, he is firing a Bren light machine gun from the rubble of a ruined house in Douet, France on the 11 June 1944. Wheatley was a British soldier.

2. Two Captured German Officers Being Transported, 31 March 1945

Colorization by RJM

captured german officers

This photograph shows two high ranking German officers that were captured after the surrender of Hersfeld in Germany, being transported by soldiers of the US 4th Armored Division. They pass by a 37th Armored Battalion M5 Stuart tank. The two officers in this picture handed over the town of Hersfeld to the US peacefully.

3. Winston Churchill Watching a Flying Display, 6 June 1941

Colorization by Jecinci

This image shows Prime Minister Winston Churchill watching a flying display of a Boeing Fortress Mk1 which was supplied to Britain through the Lend-Lease Act from the USA. This act provided the UK, the Republic of China and later the Soviet Union, Free France and other Allies, food, oil, materiel, warships, warplanes and other weaponry. This was taken at RAF Oakington in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.

4. Daimler Armoured Car Opens Fire, 18 January 1943

Colorization by RJM

This photograph was taken in the early hours of the morning on the 18 January 1943 at the start of the battle of Tripoli, Libya. The soldiers seen in the image are British 8th Army and they successfully advanced through the German and Italian Armies in North Africa, and went into Tripoli.

5. Troops of the 101st Airborne Parade for a Medal Ceremony, 20 June 1944

Colorization by Royston Colour

This photograph shows the soldiers of the US 101st Airborne Division at a medal ceremony at the Place De La République, Carentan. Of the 11 people standing in front of Major General Maxwell D. Taylor, 3 were Killed in Action later on in the war.

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