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Poland 1939. American photojournalist, Harrison Forman


David_18 68 | 982
14 Mar 2011 #1
This digital collection presents over 90 photographs taken by Harrison Forman at the outbreak of World War II in Poland. The photographic collection is supplemented by a selection of newspaper clippings and an article "Filming the Blitzkrieg," published by Forman in Travel magazine in December 1939. The photographs, documenting the Nazi invasion of Poland in September of 1939, were recently discovered in the American Geographical Society Library at the UWM Libraries. The images are part of the extensive Harrison Forman Collection that was donated to the American Geographical Society Library in 1987.

You can find some really awsome pics on this site.

German Prisoners

American soldiers? or just the flag?
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
14 Mar 2011 #2
Germans never think that is what Berlin would look like 6 years later...

berlin1945
rychlik 41 | 373
15 Mar 2011 #3
Some of these German soldiers look Polish. It's sad they were treated with dignity. I hope they slit their throats later.
JonnyM 11 | 2,620
15 Mar 2011 #4
Most of them were probably young conscripts who'd rather be anywhere else.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
15 Mar 2011 #5
4th and 5th pic down Grenedier Guards liason officer...who said Britain didnt send soldiers.......

I hope they slit their throats later.

You really are one of the worlds oxygen thiefs aint you fella.

American soldiers? or just the flag?

Just the flag david,in 1939 the US forces still wore the british style helmet. Those are clearly Polish soldiers in both photos.
Marek11111 9 | 816
15 Mar 2011 #6
isthatu2 :
You really are one of the worlds oxygen thiefs aint you fella.

can I use this ? it is funny.
isthatu2 4 | 2,703
16 Mar 2011 #7
feel free,theres no patent :)
meant to add re the question of US soldiers. I do wonder if whether they were Polish Americans,but I doubt they'd be allowed to march officially under the US flag,as that could be seen as a decleration of war against germany by the US.
rychlik 41 | 373
16 Mar 2011 #8
You really are one of the worlds oxygen thiefs aint you fella.

I guess a guy can't have an opinion, eh? An eye for an eye.
ManicPreacher
17 Mar 2011 #9
Those are clearly Polish soldiers in both photos.

You know that !!!!....... for sure ........ where from ? You are a magician you can see what others can`t .

Related: Vintage footage - Polish pavilion at World Fair of 1939 in New York

I've just came across this full color vitage footage:



The guy (the channel owner who uploaded the footage) has many rare footages of pre-war Poland as well.
Among most intresting:

Warsaw in May of 1939 - full color original footage in 3 parts.
youtube.com/watch?v=DyG-pCPKXG8&feature=related

I wonder if that was intentional but as soon as I saw that tower I thought of the old Prudential building in Warsaw.


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