PH World War Two 021


#1

Dear TimeGhost Army,

We hope you are ready for the new year, because there’s a lot of episodes to illustrate! We have already finished shooting till March (!). I hereby invite you all to help us find footage for the first 1940 episodes.

You can help us by finding public domain photos or videos from the Reuters Archive . The Free Finnish Defence Forces Archive might be especially useful for the Finnish parts of this episode. If you want the urls to all the sources, click here !

For more information, go here . For the leaderboard, go here .

:arrow_right: Have you found one of them? Write ‘which of the listed pictures it is’, ‘the url where you found it’ and ‘the licensing situation’.

Happy Hunting! :camera_flash:

Cheers,
Joram

  • Mobilization of Dutch and Belgian Forces January 1940

  • Photo of General Edmund Ironside

  • British volunteers on the Finnish side in the Winter War 1939

  • Photo of Swedish Foreign Minister Rickard Sandler

  • Swedish volunteers fighting on the Finnish Side in the Winter War early 1940.

  • Swedish equipment being shipped to or in Finland early 1940.

  • Soviet loudspeaker trucks broadcasting propaganda programs toward Finnish lines (footage?)

  • Soviet bombers early 1940

  • Damaged buildings by Soviet bombing raids in Viipuri and Turku January 1940.

  • Soviet railroad artillery gun near Leningrad, winter 1940.

  • Soviet KV Heavy tanks in Finland, winter 1940

  • Soviet Heavy Guns on the Finnish frontline, winter 1940

  • Soviet Balloon spotters, winter 1940

  • Photo or footage of Andrzej Kott (Poland)

  • PLAN (Polish resistance movement) in late 1939 and early 1940


#2

Photo of General Edmund Ironside


British general Edmund Ironside and Józef Beck - minister of foreign affairs of Poland. Circa 1939
Exists in the Public Domain

Swedish equipment being shipped to or in Finland early 1940.

http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_large&lang=ENG&imgid=7aa7d2216526411116982bcb994f27bd&docid=7aa7d352216b0553;&ddocid=7aa7d352216b0553&archive=
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Taken from the Finnish Military Archives. A 75mm 1902 model field gun in Finnish service. A total of 60 were used by the Finns, delivered to them by Sweden. The first 12 in 1939, the remaining guns over the course of the Winter War. Returned at the end of the war to Sweden.

http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_large&lang=ENG&imgid=7aa7d22766224414c2c69e5563be9a8d&docid=7aa7d352216b0553;&ddocid=7aa7d352216b0553&archive=

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Swedish 40-mm bofors in Finnish service.

http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_large&lang=ENG&imgid=7aa7d22766234710babee23ea5399b75&docid=7aa7d352216b0553;&ddocid=7aa7d352216b0553&archive=
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Swedish munitions train after arriving in Tornio with weapons and ammunition for Finland.

Swedish volunteers fighting on the Finnish Side in the Winter War early 1940.

http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_large&lang=ENG&imgid=7aa7d2276623441e25b196b6c0acd40f&docid=7aa7d352216b0553;&ddocid=7aa7d352216b0553&archive=
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Swedish volunteers in Tornio, 7th of January, 1940

Photo of Swedish Foreign Minister Rickard Sandler

http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_large&lang=ENG&imgid=7aa7d2216620421ed4a1b20005b5c788&docid=7aa7d352216b0553;&ddocid=7aa7d352216b0553&archive=
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Sandler visiting Finnish Governor Hillilä January 10th, 1940

British volunteers on the Finnish side in the Winter War 1939

http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_large&lang=ENG&imgid=7aa7d22065204c1110ea2cd51dc1603a&docid=7aa7d352216b0553;&ddocid=7aa7d352216b0553&archive=
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English volunteers photographed in Helsinki, March 1st, 1940

http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_large&lang=ENG&imgid=7aa7d2216b204c11962072e3f2e5fc6f&docid=7aa7d352216b0553;&ddocid=7aa7d352216b0553&archive=
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English ambulances in Värtsilä, March 3rd, 1940

Damaged buildings by Soviet bombing raids in Viipuri and Turku January 1940

http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_large&lang=ENG&imgid=7aa7d2216b25451426c0799970f4efe6&docid=7aa7d352216b0553;&ddocid=7aa7d352216b0553&archive=
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Aftermath of a Bomb punching through the roof of this building in Turku,

http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_large&lang=ENG&imgid=7aa7d2206024441368840d83de6d11c5&docid=7aa7d352216b0553;&ddocid=7aa7d352216b0553&archive=
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The destruction of Vyborg Cathedral in Viipuri province, Finland, photo taken February 5th, 1940.

http://ldf.fi/warsa/photographs/sakuva_107522
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Remains of a destroyed bank in Vyborg


#3

Shall I colorize the photos?


#4

Really? Eh, finding any group photos of members of Polska Ludowa Akcja Niepodległościowa will be hard. I can only offer you photos of some members including the commander.


Juliusz Dąbrowski, one of the founders.


Gustaw Herling Grudziński, PLAN Chief of staff. Photo made in NKVD prison 1940


Tadeusz “Zośka” Zawadzki, one of the more famous members of the resistance.

BTW, can I ask why PLAN out of all resistance groups?

All photos come from Wikipedia


#5

For getting the full size and full resolution pictures from the SA-kuva links just click on the link and then click on the preview on the left. Then you should be able to download the full image :slight_smile:

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_165116

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_165062

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_165118

https://static.sotasampo.fi/photographs/r500/sakuva_165118.jpg Swedish major Winge Allan

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_165115

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_165068

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_165012

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_165090

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_164888

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_165083

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_112938

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Swedish_Winter_War_volunteers.jpg

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https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_165019

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_165096

Turku

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_108702

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_108704

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_108705

Viipuri
https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_107504

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_107518

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_107520

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_107544

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_107561

https://www.sotasampo.fi/fi/photographs/page/sakuva_107606

Some clips of soviet planes at 0:30


#6

Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside (colorized)
Edmund_Ironside

Original photo


Public domain


#7

From January 1940, this one’s the closest I could get. A rather fun one.

Mobilized Dutch soldiers perform winter military maneuvers on ice skates on the New Dutch Waterline; a series of water based defenses, just prior to the German invasion of the Netherlands, 1940 (colorized)
LdlBWoB

Original photo source
https://historischekringdebilt.nl/lezing-over-de-nieuwe-hollandse-waterlinie-door-kees-schipper/

Public domain


#8