« on: July 05, 2014, 04:17:22 PM »
After my dad died, we found a set of pictures taken in a French town during WWII. It shows a fascinating sequence that starts with a German force leaving the town, obviously in bad shape as many of the troops are riding bicycles and horse-drawn carts, and others are actually pushing trucks, that must have run out of gas, down the street. Those are followed by pictures of a good sized U.S. force, with tanks and various other vehicles entering the town. The first shots were taken from a second story window, by someone (probably an advance scout of some sort) who was clearly standing back in the room to avoid being seen. As the U.S. force enters, the photographer is standing out on the balcony outside the window from where he took the first shots. There are also some very cool shots of what appears to be the local resistance group.
Unfortunately, I know nothing about where or when these were taken. My dad never mentioned them or showed them to us, and as far as I know, he was a clerk/typist with a bomber group who never saw any action, so I have no idea how he would have obtained them. Anyway, here's a few of my favorites. If anybody wants more, I'll be happy to provide them upon request.