sábado, 23 de febrero de 2013

Fotografia de agencia. Segunda Guerra Mundial. Entrenamientos.Agency photos WWII British Official Photograph A Southern Exercise: The Sniper

Foto de agencia que representa una maniobra de entrenamiento de tropas inglesas ante una posible invasión de tropas alemanas. 
En la foto vemos un francotirador oculto entre unas piedras. El angulo de visión escogido por el fotografo hace el cañón del arma  el  protagonista de la foto
 Al dorso la foto nos da el siguiente detalle
  • British Official Photograph
A Southern Exercise

An exercise took place in the Southern Command when a large force was engaged in repelling an invader. The featura of the manoeuvres was the emphasis placed on cover and communications
Making use of all available cover this anti tank rifleman is a isolated but powerful means of defense


Las fotografías de la Segunda Guerra Mundial se encuentran-copias de época me refiero-con relativa facilidad en el mercado. Hasta hace poco, incluso, podríamos decir que, en general, eran fotos "baratas".
Muchas fotos de "guerra" están realizadas por grandes profesionales, desconocidos la mayoría de ellos, otras veces las siglas de las agencias escondían, escondieron durante un tiempo, la autoría de grandes fotógrafos hoy reconocidos mundialmente.
 
Hoy leo, y me alegro por ello que editorial Lunwerg ( la mejor editorial española de libros de fotografía en mi opinión) ha publicado el libro
'La Segunda Guerra Mundial. Imágenes para la historia',
autor Paco Elvira.
ase el comentario sobre su publicación en el blog del autor  


“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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    Object description

    The Women's Royal Naval Service: Wrens coming off watch spend a restful hour in their "cajan" roofed cabins at the WRNS Quarters in Ceylon. Note the mosquito nets tied up and hanging above each bed.

    Label

    Wrens in their "cajan" roofed cabins at the WRNS Quarters in Ceylon, 1943.
     
     
THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR© IWM (A 21428)