login   |    register
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 03:30 PM UTC
Two hundred and sixty six crystal clear, high resolution photos of the European Campaign from the US Army's official photographers. Panzerwrecks brings us a series of gorgeous photos; many of detail shots that fill the whole page (so clear I can sense the "chipping" arguments starting any moment!). Having had a chance to flip through the book, it is full of instant dioramas and details of stowage and weathering that will be enormously valuable to modellers.
The US Army Signal Corps photographs were the official standard for photo documentation of the American army during World War II. These photos were captured by trained cameramen and in most cases were taken under enemy fire, in a ditch with a riflemen or as enemy shells landed nearby. Signal Corps photos have been used over and over in text books, popular trade books at bookstores in every shopping mall and now on the internet. The photos in this book are those that have not yet been published or have only appeared in hard to find unit histories and cover events in the ETO, from the Normandy breakout until the end of the war.

Beautifully illustrated with 266 rare large format photos over 240 pages, Forgotten Archives 1 is must see for the student of military history or armour enthusiast.

Chapters:

Breakout and to the German Border
From the Patton Museum - Through the lens of an Ordnance Officer
Bogged Down
Ardennes - Bloodied and Counterattack
Ardennes - Through the lens of Lt. Joseph Zinni
Alsace, Germany and the End
The Photographers
Allied (US)

T26E3 Heavy Tank
M4 Medium Tank
M4A1 Medium Tank
M4A3 Medium Tank
M4A3E8 Medium Tank
M4A1 w/E4-5 Flame gun
M4 Tank Dozer
M4A3E2 Assault Tank
Sherman Crocodile
Sherman IC Firefly
M24 Light Tank
M5A1 Light Tank
M3A1 Light Tank
M18 GMC
M10 GMC
M36 GMC
M12 GMC
M7 HMC
M32 TRV
M31 TRV
M8 Light Armored Car
M3A1 Halftrack
M2A1 Halftrack
M4A1 Mortar Carrier
M26 Tractor
M51 AA Gun
M1 105mm Howitzer
M29 Weasel
DUKW
Jeeps (inc. Armored)
P47 Thunderbolt (Plane)



German

Tiger II
Tiger I
Panther Ausf.A
Panther Ausf.G
Jagdpanther
Pz.Kpfw.IV
Jagdpanzer IV
Panzer IV/70(A)
Panzer IV/70(V)
Sturmgeschütz IV
Hummel
Pz.Kpfw.III
Sturmgeschütz III
Flammpanzer 38
Sd.Kfz.251
Sd.Kfz.251/9
Sd.Kfz.250/3
Sd.Kfz.7
Sd.Kfz.11
Sd.Kfz.10/5
s.W.S
Sd.Kfz.261
RSO/01
Kfz.70
Kettenkrad
15cm s.FH.18
10.5cm le.FH.18
10.5cm Flak.39
21cm Mrs.18/19
3.7cm Flakzwilling 43
2cm Flakvierling 38
8.8cm Flak
8.8cm Pak.43
Bf-110 G (Plane)
He-111 (Plane)
Me-262 (Plane
Click Star to Rate
6 readers have rated this story.

Comments

Looks like a "must have."
OCT 25, 2015 - 07:38 PM
what are the containers on the half track ...not jerry cans
OCT 26, 2015 - 04:31 AM
Looks to be .30 cal ammo boxes (if those are the boxes in front u are referring too).
OCT 26, 2015 - 05:01 AM
Where can one purchase this book? Am I missing that part?
OCT 26, 2015 - 05:29 AM
http://www.panzerwrecks.com
OCT 26, 2015 - 07:45 AM
http://www.panzerwrecks.com[/quote] Thank you sir!
OCT 26, 2015 - 09:50 AM
OOOO I fancy building the one in photo 2. Must have this book. Christmas soon isn't it?
OCT 26, 2015 - 05:49 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.
THIS STORY HAS BEEN READ 5,599 TIMES.

Photos
Click image to enlarge
  • move
  • move
  • move
  • move
Panzerwrecks ReviewsMORE
Forgotten Archives v. 2 Book Review
by Bill Cross
Panzerwrecks 20 - Ostfront 3 Book Review Video Review included
by Jim Starkweather
In Focus 1 – Jagdpanzer 38 Book Review Video Review included
by Todd Michalak
Panzerwrecks 19 - Yugoslavia Book Review Video Review included
by Jim Starkweather
Forgotten Archives 1 Book Review Video Review included
by Jim Starkweather
Panzerwrecks 17 - Normandy 3 Book Review Video Review included
by Jim Starkweather
Panzerwrecks 16: Bulge Book Review
by Bill Cross
Panzerwrecks #18 Book Review Video Review included
by Jim Starkweather
Panzerwrecks 16: Bulge Book Review Video Review included
by Jim Starkweather | of 1 ratings, 0% found this helpful
Panzerwrecks 13 Book Review Video Review included
by Jim Starkweather
Panzerwrecks 14 Book Review Video Review included
by Jim Starkweather
Panzerwrecks 15 Book Review Video Review included
by Jim Starkweather | of 2 ratings, 50% found this helpful
PanzerWrecks 12 Book Review
by Todd Michalak | of 4 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Repairing The Panzers Vol. 1 Book Review
by Peter Wood | of 5 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Panzerwrecks 9 Book Review
by Dave O'Meara | of 4 ratings, 100% found this helpful
Submit your own product review!