Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Big Cat in Hungary

Today's image depicts Königstiger (Tiger II) number 233 from s.H.Pz.Abt. 503 (Heavy Panzer Battalion 503). The image was taken in Budapest in October 1944 after the unit was brought in to provide support for Unternehmen Eisenfaust (Operation Iron Fist).

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A Beginning

Several years ago I bought a book that changed the way I looked at the Second World War, the book in questions was Germany at War by George Forty. It contains nothing but colour photographs, and in my mind they made the war come to life. It it difficult to relate to the subjects of black and white photographs, but when you see the same thing in colour it seems all the more real. This purchase kick-started an interest in the Second World War that continues to this day.