jueves, 26 de octubre de 2017

Fotografia Segunda Guerra Mundial: Churchill







 Fotografía , excelente foto de agencia, que representa una imagen muy conocida como es la silueta de Churchill viendo el vuelo de una Fortaleza Volante un granbombardero.
 
......The B-17 was the first Boeing military aircraft with a flight deck instead of an open cockpit and was armed with bombs and five .30-caliber machine guns mounted in clear "blisters."
..........he B-17E, the first mass-produced model Flying Fortress, carried nine machine guns and a 4,000-pound bomb load. It was several tons heavier than the prototypes and bristled with armament. It was the first Boeing airplane with the distinctive -- and enormous -- tail for improved control and stability during high-altitude bombing. Each version was more heavily armed.

This is the well known figure of the Prime Minister, easily recognisable even though it is a back view. The he is watching son intently is one of the Gigantic Boeing "Flying fortress" which are now being flown to this country in ever increaseing numbres to do their bit in the offenssive gainst Germany.
Picture taken during a recent visita to an R.A.F. establishement when the Prime Minister saw our latest and bigger bombers.

 Fotografia Chuchill en su primer dia como Lord del Almirantazgo
  • Foto Topical Press 4-9-39, es decir tres días después del comienzo de la Segunda Guerra Mundial
  • Topical Press Agency

    Founded c. 1903 by Mr J.B. Helsby, a photographer and Mr Walter J. Edward, a photographic salesman, Topical Press expanded rapidly to cope with the increasing demand for press photography in the early twentieth century. By the 1930's the company had a team of photographers in London and over a thousand agents world wide. Staff at the London headquarters at 10 & 11 Red Lion Court would produce prints from glass plate negatives and write captions to accompany the images for the picture desks of newpapers in nearby Fleet Street or for the commercial clients in shipping, rail and transport industries. However Topical's fortunes later changed when changes in photography and journalism and the advent of television diminished the demand for their services, until in 1957 the company closed. The archive of prints and negatives having been acquired by the Hulton Press Library which is now part of Getty Images.
Wiston Churchill Centre
Churchill Wikipedia

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