martes, 28 de junio de 2011

Fotografía antigua Segunda Guerra Mundial. Carteles Nazis

Una de las web más interesantes sobre fotografía antigua del siglo XX es la de la revista Life dada la calidad de sus fotógrafos y la diversidad de los temas que ha tratado a lo largo de su historia.
Su web permite suscribirnos a mails que nos presentan selecciones fotográficas de diferentes temas.
En esta semana uno de estos temas que  invita a recordar Life es


Es decir fotografías de posters alemanes de propaganda

.........For centuries, graphically compelling posters, flyers, handbills and other printed materials have been among the quickest, cheapest methods for spreading one's message. In the run-up to World War II, and well into the war years themselves, posters in Germany and leaflets air-dropped on Allied troops trumpeted the strength of the Reich's military and -- for Nazis, at least -- the self-evident rightness of the cause..............

Pues bien viendo esto  me acorde que yo tengo una foto de este tema
Esta foto, dramática, nos muestra la boda por poderes de un soldado que esta en el frente. 
El asiento vacío y, sobre todo, la imponente y tétrica imagen del oficiante de la ceremonia-oficial alemán- expresan de manera especialmente dura lo que significa una guerra, la de aquellos que luchan por sobrevivir en el frente recordando a aquellas personas amadas que se encuentran, esperan, a seguro en la retaguardia.
Texto al dorso

The german sldier is in the front. The german girl is left at home. Leave to marry cannot be obtained.So the couple are " farngatraut", married from the distance.Sad symbolism of this ceremony typifies the whole Nazi spirit. The soldier is married by military authority. The bride's place is taken by a bouquet whichs looks like a  funeral wreath. The bride is married by civil authority. The groom at the ceremony is represented bya German steel helmet

“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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