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Photographs of Military History: A Collection of Explanatory Captions


Oct 24, 2008
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Greetings! On Facebook, for some eight years, I have posted photographs from my collection and included a brief description about it for the benefit of friends interested in the topic of war. Sometime around 2016, the captions kept getting longer and longer to the point it would take a few hours (or sometimes days subject depending) of research and writing time to complete them. Subjects spanned tanks, aircraft, individual soldiers, artillery, and other aspects of warfare. A few months ago, I decided to compile some 53 of these "expanded" captions and put them to print. The book is some 164 pages in length and is a U.S. trade paperback in size (6" X 9"). Images are collected as plates in the center of the book with the descriptions ranging from 1 to 3 pages in length, the majority being two pages long per plate description. The photographs are black and white, even ones that had been in color originally, to keep the cost down. Those interested in purchasing, can visit:

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Oct 24, 2008
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For the interested, here are the contents:

Section I: Aircraft

1. Convair B-36D “Peacemaker” (8th. Air Force)
2. Messerschmitt Me 262A-1 (WNr. 111711)
3. Mitsubishi A6M7 Reisen (1st. Hikōtai, 302nd. Kōkūtai)
4. Polikarpov I-16 “Red 64”
5. Supermarine Walrus (HMS Liverpool, 5th. Cruiser Squadron)
6. Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher “Red 1” (Murmansk, Northern Fleet)

Section II: Artillery

1. Ordnance Breech Loading (BL) 15in. Howitzer Mk.I (Royal Marine Howitzer Brigade)
2. Rheinmetall-Borsig 8.8cm Flugabwehrkanone (Flak) 41
3. T-26-6 (SU-26)

Section III: Other

1. Battle of Saipan (U.S. Marine V Amphibious Corps)
2. “Fengtian Train” (5th. War Area)
3. Infantrymen (Kagnew Battalion, 7th. Infantry Division)
4. Observation Squadron VO-9M (U.S. Marine Corps)
5. Raketenpanzerbüchse 54 (Panzer Lehr Division)

Section IV: People

1. Natalia Fedorovna Bode
2. Major Carroll Burleigh Colby (Civil Air Patrol)
3. Captain Pratima Dharm (U.S. Army Chaplain Corps)
4. Enlisted Man (15th. Signal Training Regiment)
5. Feldwebel (Luftwaffe Transporteinheiten)
6. Sergeant Stanley Martin Lieber (1st. Motion Picture Unit)
7. Matrose (Marine-Artillerie-Einheiten)
8. Nurse Kay (U.S. Army Nurse Corps)
9. Obergefreiter (2nd. Kompanie, Panzer-Lehr-Pionier-Bataillon 130)
10. Radiologist (British Army Hospital Corps)
11. Simone Segouin (Francs-Tireurs et Partisans)
12. Lieutenant Richard E. Smith (39th. Fighter Squadron, 35th. Fighter Group, 5th. Air Force)
13. Soldat (369. (Kroatische) Infanterie-Division)
14. Unteroffizieranwärter (Hermann Göring Division)
15. Technician 4th. Grade Nicholas Viscardi (3rd. Armored Division)

Section V: Tanks and Armored Vehicles

1. A10 Cruiser Tank Mk.II (1st. Armored Division, British Expeditionary Force)
2. Beutepanzer PzKpfw 747(r) mit "Uralmash" Turm
3. Char B1 Heavy Tank “Bordeaux” (348th. Compagnie Autonome de Chars de Combat)
4. Char B1 Heavy Tank “Dordogne” (2nd. Compagnie, 28th. Bataillon de Chars de Combat)
5. Char B1 Heavy Tank “Tonnerre” (2nd. Compagnie, 8th. Bataillon de Chars de Combat)
6. Jagdtiger “234” (3rd. Kompanie, Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung 653)
7. M3 Light Tank "Capt. Gore" (10 Troop, C Squadron, 2/6th Armored Regiment)
8. M3 Light Tank with Flak 38 (1st. Tank Brigade)
9. M3 Medium Tanks
10. Panzerkampfwagen Mk.IV 744(e) (1st. Kompanie, 4th. Panzerzug, Panzer-Abteilung (Flamm) 100)
11. Panzerkampfwagen PzKw 747 (r)
12. Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B “Königstiger” (1st. Kompanie, Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503)
13. Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B “Königstiger” (3rd. Kompanie, Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503)
14. Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B “Königstiger” (Panzer-Kompanie (Funklenk) 316)
15. Panzerkampfwagen V (Kampfgruppe Käther)
16. Sd.Kfz. 184 Panzerjäger Tiger (P) “Elefant” (7th. Kompanie, Schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 654)
17. T-27 Tankette
18. T-28 Medium Tank (51st. Tank Battalion, 42nd. Army)
19. T-35 Heavy Tank (14th. Heavy Tank Brigade)
20. T-35 Heavy Tank (67th. Tank Regiment)
21. T-35 Heavy Tank (67th. Tank Regiment)
22. T-35 Heavy Tank (68th. Tank Regiment)
23. T-35 Heavy Tank (68th. Tank Regiment)
24. T-35 Heavy Tank (4th. Kompanie, Kampfgruppe Ritter)


Oct 24, 2008
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Just a quick note that Barnes & Noble is now carrying the book online and it is also making its way onto Amazon, currently being available on Amazon Spain.