domingo, 20 de marzo de 2011

Fotografía antigua Guerra en Libia. WWII. Agencia British Official Photograph

La actualidad trae imágenes de la guerra en Libia que recuerdan, en cierto modo, a fotos de la segunda guerra mundial.
Efectivamente Libia fue un activo frente en dicha guerra destacando, históricamente hablando,  la llamada batalla de Tobruck.
La primera de las fotos es, segun indica al dorso:

The British Offensive in Lybia
The official photograph, a close up of the british and Imperial offensive against the Axis Forces in Libya, shows one of the early stages of the advances andi initial clashes with enemy forces.

Photo shows 25 Pounder guns firing on enemy positions outside Tobruck.

La segunda de las fotos representa el disparo de cohetes en el frente Adriático.
Ha sido la imagen de los missiles Tomahawk lanzados sobre Libia, en la portada de los periodicos de hoy, imagen nocturna de guerra, la que me ha recordado estas fotos que tengo en la colección.
La actualidad de hoy-guerra- fue actualidad ayer-guerra- y será historia mañana-paz-.....espero.

“British Official photograph” photographs are divided into different series.
Each photograph has a title and a legend at the back that describes the image and a number always prefixed with a letter.
The letter/s are:

E series photographs (British Army in North Africa and the Middle East) were taken by: No. 1 Army Film and Photographic Unit
BU and B series photographs (Allied forces in North West Europe) were taken by: No. 5 Army Film and Photographic Unit
SE series (Allied forces in South East Asia) photographs were taken by: No. 9 Army Film and Photographic Unit
  • H series (British Army in Britain) photographs were taken by War Office Official Photographers.
  • A series (Admiralty Official Collection) photographs were taken by Royal Navy Official Photographers
  • C series (Air Ministry Official Collection) photographs were taken by Royal Air Force Official Photographers
  • GM series (British forces in Gibraltar and Malta) photographs were taken by War Office Official Photographers.
     

  • Some photographer’s names of these photographs shown here are:

    Capt. Horton, Capt. Keating, Lt. Cash, Sgt. Flack, Lt. C. J. Ware, Sgt. Laing, Lt. Spender, Lt. Taylor, Sgt. Oakes, Capt. d'Eyncourt, Lt. D. C. Oulds, Sgt. Midgley, Lt. O'Brien, Capt. Gade, Lt. L. Pelman, Sub Lt. D. W. Cooksey, Lt. Vanderson & Sgts. Chetwyn, R.H. Morris & G. Morris, Lts. McLaren & Mayne & Sgt. Slade, Sgt. Morris, Lt. J. E. RussellSgt. J. Deakin, Sgt. Taylor, No 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Sgt. Chetwyn, Lt R G G Coote.
     

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