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Going through some very old photos that my grandad took many years ago, although I'm unsure of locations and exact dates... maybe boring for most, but I love old black and white photos, especially as they were taken by my late grandfather, who (i think) took some great pics!
25th Sep 2008, 16:00  

SaharaSB says:

oh thanks very much for the highlight - im sure my grandad would be very happy !
my favourite is probably the 3rd shot - great atmosphere!

25th Sep 2008, 16:07

mat says:

they're all ace. I love old photos, especially ones like these that were taken by a real person, rather than professional shots.

That last picture - those chaps don't half look German - was your Grandad a Jerry? :)

25th Sep 2008, 16:13

crickson says:

These shots are brilliant - where were the pictures of soldiers taken?

25th Sep 2008, 16:16

SaharaSB says:

er no! its a mystery - ive no idea how he got those pictures - I have more of the war fields, but they are far too horrific to put on here!!

25th Sep 2008, 16:21

Twiglet says:

I like the high lighted one best because it's so whacky. That last one certainly does look like the Iron Crosses are being handed out....

25th Sep 2008, 19:08

MaggieD says:

Oh, these are just ace! ...

25th Sep 2008, 20:09

SLG says:

love em all but where on earth is that train coming from ?

25th Sep 2008, 20:34

Jane Doe says:

fascinating

25th Sep 2008, 21:21

IsFor says:

These are wonderful. I hope you'll post some more, even some of the other battlefields.

25th Sep 2008, 21:43

shitake says:

Excellent photos!

25th Sep 2008, 22:07

beth says:

yes i saw these on kate's facebook. they're amazing he was obviously quite a keen photographer. would love to see the other war pics.

25th Sep 2008, 22:14

SaharaSB says:

i can send to your email but they are GRIM! and so didnt want to put them on here (they would probably be removed anyway)
i really wish somebody in my family could explain, but unfortunately not many left so nobody knows... :(

25th Sep 2008, 22:17

OJ says:

Wow, I'm intrigued by all of them.

A train crossing a bay on a raised (what's the word, spit?, embankment?) of land is not unprecedented. The Blaenau Ffestiniog does it. That's not the Blaenau Ffestiniog though.

Looks like the last shot has the stars and stripes in it. Do you know which country/which war at least? I'm guessing WW2 possibly.

26th Sep 2008, 10:01

Euphro says:

The train shot looks absolutely awesome: very atmsopheric and with a sense of mystery about it!

The American flag in the last shot is the 48-star version, which was used between 1912 and 1959, so it could be either the first or second World Wars. The helmets look like US Army M1 helmets, which would place it as having been taken during the second.

26th Sep 2008, 10:28

SaharaSB says:

thanks Euphro, that is great ! A great aunt suggested between 1939-45 but she is very old and not sure. Its fascinating, i really want to discover more about it. I'm just waiting for her to send me some other photos from the era - I cant wait !

26th Sep 2008, 13:18

seaneeboy says:

Bloody hell, these are amazing - thanks for sharing!

26th Sep 2008, 13:44

mara says:

Fantastic indeed!

26th Sep 2008, 15:55

Viv says:

agree with all

26th Sep 2008, 17:04

emmab says:

these are great. I love old pictures! brilliant

27th Sep 2008, 11:04

SaharaSB says:

thanks !

27th Sep 2008, 19:12

CHESO says:

Love these pictures, are great! very beautiful. I like so much black and white picts, they are magic...

4th Nov 2008, 01:18