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OT Air photos of D-day! - 6/17/2008 8:59:41 PM   

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From the BBC. Thought you guys might like this.


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RE: OT Air photos of D-day! - 6/17/2008 9:50:02 PM   

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Absoloutly fascinating,cheers!


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RE: OT Air photos of D-day! - 6/17/2008 10:30:25 PM   

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The last images are chilling : ovens working, people being lined up...
Never again, right fellas ?

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RE: OT Air photos of D-day! - 6/18/2008 12:49:53 PM   

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The Aerial Reconnaissance Archives (TARA), On Line. Monday.19 January 2004

Jan 17 2004, 04:20 PM

5 Million RAF reconnaissance photographs taken over Western Europe during World War 2 will be available from 19 January 2004 via the website,

These RAF records are the ones now stored at Keele University( ex the Allied Central Interpretation at RAF Medmenham) an extension of the National Archives ,Kew.
Keele also stores the RAF reconnaissance records from the Great War.Whether there will be records pre 1918 I am am not sure but it is a good start.I think I have already seen Great War reconnaisance photographs from Keele on this forum.

Apparently it is planned to show 2.5 million Luftwaffe aerial reconnaissance photographs taken over the Eastern Front.These records were considered to be hot intelligence on the Soviet satellites in Eastern Europe by NATO and were only declassified 10 years ago.


Feb 14 2004, 10:34 PM

Has this gotten underway yet? I've not been able to access it.


Feb 14 2004, 11:17 PM

We had a lengthy thread on TARA earlier this year. Bottom line =its still not running; only the 30something pics


Jun 14 2008, 07:21 AM

Thought I'd just pop in 4 years later. I tried this site today and it seems to be offline. Does anyone have updated information? Is it gone?


Jun 14 2008, 08:14 AM

I have written to TARA about three times and have never had a reply. The website never works and should be taken down. I hope someone will be sacked. Complete waste of people's time and expectations.


Jun 15 2008, 10:20 AM

The last I heard about this is that the photo archives were being transferred from Keel to a Uni in Scotland who were going to make them properly available. I sincerely hope this happens sometime soon!

"One of the world's largest collections of aerial photography is being moved from Keele to Edinburgh".

Looks like they are going to do something with invaluable resource. Hope it gets off the ground this time.



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RE: OT Air photos of D-day! - 6/18/2008 4:34:04 PM   


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The few last ones were chilling indeed.
All in all it was quite interesting to hear experts comment on those pictures. Because usually you see pic's of WWII and then you try to understand what it is you are actually seeing on the picture. Much easier when you have some experts doing that for you.

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RE: OT Air photos of D-day! - 6/18/2008 4:45:42 PM   

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They just featured it on the BBC lunctime news, amazing stuff. Showed the knocked out Brit tank and it's companion reversing away from the threat only to be hit too.

I can't imagine how helpless some of the camera operators must have felt watching event high above but not being able to help out those suffering below...

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RE: OT Air photos of D-day! - 6/18/2008 5:08:08 PM   

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I thought it was cool about the glider pilots having only a compass and a stopwatch!


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