We love how a number of you joined the picturehunt already! We need your help for another World War Two Episode! This episode is mostly about the Winter War and the Second Sino-Japanese War, and we need some really interesting images!
yeah, it’s real- and it’s going to be important again in February. Your main problem looking it up is that it is not part of Finland any more, The whole Karelian Isthmus is part of Russia now. I don’t know the Russian name, but I know where it is. Here’s a good description of where it was (Url on here’s).
This photo of destroyed T-28 is attributed to the first Soviet attack at Lähde(in December) by several russian articles, but the origin of photo and licensing status is unclear: https://helpiks.org/6-66249.html
Hey @noariki, the Russian photos are really great! Those are the photos we would almost never have found ourselves. But about the Licensing. Is the source of the photo never mentioned? And doesn’t the Russian state archive have any rules for this? I tried to look but Google Translate is a rough tool to find this out with.
In the armored car case, I couldn’t find where they came from, there just a bunch of yandex users who uploaded them to their photo storages, I will double check the links. As for sappers photo, RGAKFD doesn’t have any clear statement on the site. They do provide the service of creating digital copies of photos(about 4$ a piece for a lowest resolution, list is here(russian only) http://rgakfd.ru/preyskurant-rabot-i-uslug) but don’t mention if it implies any form of licensing.
You might have a better luck writing to them email@example.com (I guess I could do that on your behalf)
(They do have more sappers photos )
Another thing regarding sappers, by the way. My understanding is that the “Big” thing for Soviet sappers during the Winter War was blowing up some of the bunkers of the Mannerheim Line, but that only started happening after new year and so all the photos of them dragging explosives to Finnish positions come from 1940. Did you mean to ask for those, or do you actually want the ones from 1939 for some foreshadowing?
@noariki According to Spartacus, photo’s taken by the Soviet government including the Red Army before 1989 is public domain. About the sappers, pictures closest to the timeframe we’re talking about (which still is 1939) is the best, but for the sake of illustration, 1940 would work as well.
Snippet from the script: ‘The village of Lähde itself, 5km down the road, is an important strategic junction. The attack here is begun by Russian sappers. They creep in close to the Finnish defenses under cover of the barrage and they then set off huge explosive charges that blow open paths in the rocks and barbed wire. 50 tanks then attack in a wedge and break into the Finnish trench network.’