5,000,000 WWII Historical Recon Photos Going On Line

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    This is absolutely fantastic - I hope that the website works well and you can actually find things easily when it goes live on Monday.

    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040117/ap_on_re_eu/britain_wwii_photos

    D :D
     
  2. cardgame macrumors newbie

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    The DoD Catalog goes live in April

    This sounds great and I can't wait to see it. I amcurrently building a system for the DoD which will go live in April that will put the ENTIRE DoD photographic and video catalog online. Full search capabilities will allow you to find those pictures of Patton or McCarthy while the ecommerce engine will allow you to request a 22"x36" poster of the image.

    Will post follow up with links when the site comes on line.
     
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    Quote from Yahoo - "Undated photo released Friday Jan. 16, 2004, of an aerial view of the June 1944 D-Day landings in Normandy, France, one of a selection of aerial photographs taken by the Royal Air Force (RAF) over Western Europe during World War II, which will be made available online for the first time on Monday Jan. 19, 2004. The photographs are being made available via a website created by The Aerial Reconnaissance Archives (TARA) at Keele University, England. (AP Photo/HO, Aerial Reconnaissance Archives)"

    "which will be made available online for the first time on Monday Jan. 19, 2004."
     
  5. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Re: The DoD Catalog goes live in April

    That's friggin awesome! They're also posting some of the German recon that was captured during the war.

    When the DoD stuff comes online, post a thread, and PM me if I don't see it.

    Thanks,

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  6. Wes macrumors 68020

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    I saw this on TV yesterday, some of these pictures are chilling. They have an aerial photo of the D-day landing of some of the American forces, the pictures showed the soldiers dug in, and even the bodies floating in the water. In the picture of Auschwitz the people could be seen lining up for role call.
     
  7. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Wow... that amazing...


    After all this time they go digital.

    What great work.

    Congrads.
     
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    Re: The DoD Catalog goes live in April

    So what would I want to order a poster of McCarthy for? ;-)
     
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    This was undoubtedly a massive undertaking. I can only imagine the work it took to get these shots scanned, retouched & resized for viewing.
     
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    This project sounds very similar to the "National World War II Memorial" that will be dedicated on May 29th. I'm a charter member of this organization. A very proud American to assist with my donations to a very worthy cause. I felt that we owe a lot to "The Greatest Generation."

    I enrolled my father, mother, father-in-law, and mother-in-law into the registry. They have also collected a lot of pictures from families of WW II veterans.

    http://www.wwiimemorial.com/
     
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    Wow, that is really nifty.

    wdlove: I'm surprised by how many vets didn't want their memorial there in the middle of the Mall. I suppose it's humility at its best.


    crenz: I know you know he meant McArthur :p
     
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    Re: Re: The DoD Catalog goes live in April

    I think he may have meant MacArthur
     
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    Re: Re: Re: The DoD Catalog goes live in April

    I had you beat by almost 11 hours! :p
     
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  17. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Now atleast it's giving me a real message, not a Safari error:

    The Aerial Reconnaissance Archives



    Thank you for accessing our new website, we are currently experiencing a high volume of enquiries at www.evidenceincamera.co.uk

    Please try again later
     
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    Some one needs to donate a fully equipped dual-2Ghz Xserve/Xraid system to these people. :p
     
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    That or keep an eye on eBay soon for a slightly used G5 cluster for sale originating from the Virginia area.
     
  20. beerstine macrumors newbie

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    Hope This Is Good For Documentarians

    I'll be very interested to see how this is implemented.

    I hope that the images are high resolution enough that they can downloaded or obtained easily for documentary producers like me who specialize in WWII era history. We need more visual elements beyond the same clips and images we see over and over on the History Channel.
     
  21. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Has anyone been able to get on yet? I tried again and it failed....maybe someone in England would have better luck.

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    yeah- i'm wondering if .uk IPs are getting preference. i have tried at all times of the (UK) night, and my nights. I don't even get the "busy" page half the time.
     
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    now it is sending me to port :8080, but still no page loads.
     

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