My lovely husband bought me this book for Christmas and I am excited to read it. I love historical fiction, especially from this time period and I haven’t read any YA historical fiction books outside of Ruta Sepetys, so I am excited to see how I like this one. So far it has pretty good reviews on Goodreads. Has anyone read The Librarian of Auschwitz yet?
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Imperial German propaganda film crew, circa 1917/18. Location unknown.
It was during the Crimean War of 1853-56 that photography was for the first time used as a propaganda tool thus making available to the civilian population visual depictions of actual battlefields.
Sixty years later, during the Great War of 1914-18, alongside photography, a new technology made its appearance as a propaganda tool: film.
Both sides made extensive use of both these tools, and propaganda films such as the 1916’s British-made ‘The Battle of the Somme’ were seen by millions.
In Germany, in an effort to keep up with the Allies and coordinate its national production of visual propaganda, the Supreme Army Command founded the Bild und Filmamt (BUFA) in January 1917.
BUFA’s first major production, “Bei unseren Helden an der Somme” (“With our heroes at the Somme”), premiered in January 1917 as a counterpart to the British film of 1916.
The capture of footage depicting no-man’s-land during battle was difficult (not to mention dangerous) and most sequences consisted mainly of visually poor wide-angle shots of small figures moving in the distance. In an effort to make the realities of war more personal to the audience, both sides opted to re-enact close-up ‘over-the-top’ scenes in the safety of the rear.
As a result, many of the most famous and poignant sequences frequently used today in WWI-related documentaries are re-enactments. (I do not use the work ‘fake’ to avoid a negative connotation. The re-enacted sequences were meant to be a propaganda tool and, imo, should be perceived simply as such). The camera seems to be an Ernemann-Aufnahme-Kino Model A or a similar model.
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18 января 1943 года прорвано кольцо блокадного Ленинграда. Жители города получили надежду...скоро станет легче
Another small lot belonging to 1st Lieutenant Archer Bedell. Lieutenant Bedell served with the 144th Machine Gun Battalion during WW1. After returning home he worked as an engineer until 1942 when he returned to the army as a major in the corps of engineers.
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The 12 cm Granatwerfer 42 (12 cm GrW 42) was a mortar used by Germany during WW2. Developed in 1942 it was based off of the Soviet PM30 and French Brandt M1935 mortar systems in an attempt to give Infantry units a mortar system with greater performance than those currently in use. Able to fire a 15 kg (34 lb) High Explosive or Smoke round between 400 and 6,000 meters accurately. Due to its weight of 280 kg (640 lb) the system came equipped a wheeled carriage that allowed it to be towed, the carriage could be quickly removed before firing.
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#tbt to one of the best days I've had, a trip to the Bovington Tank Museum with my twin brother last May, the experience to see hundreds of amazing tanks was insane! Loved every second of it, and here was the best bit, the Tiger collection, and the show piece the Tiger 131 captured by the British in 1943 in Tunisia #tanks#bovingtontankmuseum#ww2#hobby#tiger#kingtiger#jagdtiger#ferdinand