Old photos of WW2


  • '10

    Just wanted to start a thread where members could share pictures from the Second World War.

    I have some from my Grandfather.

    He served with the Canadian Army in the European Campaign after D-Day

    Here is his Army portrait

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  • '10

    And his Unit

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  • '10

    And my personal favorite

    On top of a captured V2 missile!

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  • Wow, great pics!  Thanks for sharing.


  • '10

    German POWs 1

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  • '10

    German POWs 2

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  • easy w/ your statements.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Relax,

    I’m sure his grandpa is cool, and has some Killer stories.

    I’m proud of Canadians who serve and who’ve served.  I want to hear about their victories and triumphs.  If his grandfather saw action - which I am sure he did, he must have had to fight in combat.  So if he fought in Combat, chances are he killed a few people - and that’s how it works.  There is absolutely NO SHAME in this.

    Mr Rogers had 72 confirmed kills in Vietnam…  Many unconfirmed.

    All tanker aces, snipers, ship captains, and pilots are compared on a “kills” basis.  It is a point of PRIDE in doing your job, and being good at it, and being able to show that and recieve recognition as a HERO for your country for doing these deeds.  I encourage FMG to talk about it openly.

    Maybe he put 100 Nazi officers in their graves, who knows, until FMG says 😉  - that would be a worthy accomplishment to be proud of!


  • '10

    He did see a lot of action.  Here are some pictures he took during battles to prove it.

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  • '10

    Not sure what city this…was… before it was destroyed.

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  • If you look at the first German POW up close he’s smiling for the photo op. Probably tryed his best to befriend as many Allies as he could so he didn’t get shot!



  • @McLovin1985:

    If you look at the first German POW up close he’s smiling for the photo op. Probably tryed his best to befriend as many Allies as he could so he didn’t get shot!

    My grandfather told me, that of all the people he encountered during WW2 it was the Germans that he liked best.



  • @ABWorsham:

    @McLovin1985:

    If you look at the first German POW up close he’s smiling for the photo op. Probably tryed his best to befriend as many Allies as he could so he didn’t get shot!

    My grandfather told me, that of all the people he encountered during WW2 it was the Germans that he liked best.

    It reminds me of that scene in Saving Private Ryan where they decided to let that German solider go because he was pleading for his life and being friendly etc. Then the bastard found another troop division and killed one of the Americans… I’m sure things like that happend…


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    It reminds me of that scene in Saving Private Ryan where they decided to let that German solider go because he was pleading for his life and being friendly etc. Then the bastard found another troop division and killed one of the Americans… I’m sure things like that happend…

    I would have done this exact thing.  All’s fair in love and war man.

    If it was Vietnam however, I would take no prisoners.



  • @Gargantua:

    It reminds me of that scene in Saving Private Ryan where they decided to let that German solider go because he was pleading for his life and being friendly etc. Then the bastard found another troop division and killed one of the Americans… I’m sure things like that happend…

    I would have done this exact thing.  All’s fair in love and war man.

    If it was Vietnam however, I would take no prisoners.

    why is that?



  • hey fmg what army did he serve? cuz it seems like te pow shots are canadian soldier and the first battle looks like americans.



  • This is a picture of my great grandfather in his World War One uniform, Capt. Archie Worsham of Camp Hospital 112.

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  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    why is that?

    Because Communists like politicians - don’t deserve to live.

    And I should make it clear…

    Then the bastard found another troop division and killed one of the Americans…

    that this would have been my course of action.


  • '10

    Thanks for sharing your picture.  Does anyone else have some to share?


  • Customizer

    My Dad, Clifton W. Harwell, was in WW2.  He will be 87 next month and still works every day at his job!  He runs his own small business, Harwell Printing Company and has done so since 1956.  He was an enemy artillery spotter using the “sound and flash” system to call in counter-battery fire against the Germans in the European Theatre of Operations.  His unit was the –-(temporarily forgotten the #) FOB, standing for Field Observation Batallion in the 15th Corps, assigned the Patton’s 3rd Army.  He is a big (read BIG) Patton fan and saw the General on three different occasions.  He saw a lot and has at least a hundred fascinating “war stories”.

    Years ago, my Dad he agreed to go see “Saving Private Ryan” with me,…and to tell the truth after the movie was over I could see he was dealing with some 'memories" of his service.  He started talking them out and then wrote one down as an article in the country newspaper he edits and prints.  He received a lot of good feedback from his readership and was encouraged by them to write some more articles.  As he did so he not only ended up with a book’s worth of memories but it really helped him to deal with these experiences and get past them.

    I am obviously very proud of my Dad and his service.  I have several dozen pics of him in the Army that I’ve had digitized and put on a CD.  I would be very happy to share some or all of them with everyone in this forum if you can explain to me how to do it..

    By the way, we started playing Axis & Allies back in the 1980’s and about 8-9 months ago started playing the A&A 1940-Global version with a huge map, 48" x 108" professionally enlarged for us.  I ask you,…how cool is it to play Axis & Allies with a real life WW2 vet?                      Tall Paul


  • Customizer

    Mr “ABWorsham”,

    I think that’s a really fine pic of your granddad in his WW1 uniform.  Are you named after him(the 3rd) or is your A&A.ORG handle in his honor?

    By the way, you’re info lists you as located in East Texas.  Would that be anywhere close to the Longview, TX area?  It would be nice to have a new player in our games if so.  Also, my Dad and friends play in Shreveport, LA, just down the road.    Tall Paul


  • Customizer

    My avatar photo is of my late father, armored division, 1st and 20th, under Gen. Ike. Was the top gunner/spotter on a Sherman.  He enjoyed watching my brother and I and friends play Axis and Allies, though never played himself.  I had the fortune to join him at an army reunion once, wow… the stories I heard.  Despite growing up in the great depression and seeing the atrocities of WWII, his nickname was 'Jolly", because he was.



  • @Tall:

    Mr “ABWorsham”,

    I think that’s a really fine pic of your granddad in his WW1 uniform.  Are you named after him(the 3rd) or is your A&A.ORG handle in his honor?

    By the way, you’re info lists you as located in East Texas.  Would that be anywhere close to the Longview, TX area?  It would be nice to have a new player in our games if so.  Also, my Dad and friends play in Shreveport, LA, just down the road.    Tall Paul

    I’m named after him. He was the first, I’m the the 4th, my son is the 5th.

    I live near Tyler, 45 mins away from Longview. I’ll play A&A anytime. Give me a pesonal message and I’ll give you my email and phone number.


  • Customizer

    Hello,

    Does one have to have a minumum number of posts to be able to up-load pics(of my Dad in WW2) or is it that I just don’t know the process???  You’re allowed to call me ignorant(grin) if you inform me how to accomplish it.

    I was able to change my settings and add a pic of my Dad there, but it is so small and it feels a little unusual having his pic on my account.  If it were his account, it would be named “Big H” as that’s what he’s been called for decades.  Thanks,  Tall Paul



  • go to aditional atachments and press upload and then browse then click a picture or file under 285kbs (that might not be the cerect number)


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