Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday

Friday, October 28, 2011

Old Photos 1940's


The photo is one that my Dad brought home with him when he returned from World War 2.  I think it could be Belfium in 1943 and yet they did travel to France via other countries so it may be in another country. It is one of my unknown photos in his collection of many war time shots. I really am not sure the photo is of my dad but it could be as they took photos of each other to record their happenings of the time.

Thanks to the two blogger friends that did the research for me.  This is Karlshafen, Germany in 1945. It had to have been taken after the defeat of the country and when they were leaving the country to ship out to go home.





An unknown location but I am sure my dad thought it to be a majestic building. He, being a farm boy from the midland prairie, was familiar with small one story wooden farm houses or two story square farm homes.  A house that reminds one of a castle would be of interest to him.


The American soldiers all averaged in their early twenties in age and fishing would have been of great interest to them. The children seem interested to see what he has on his line. This photo had to be there near the city in Belgium where  my dad was stationed. He was there temporarily before he was sent out to be with the soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge.  One of my older blogs had a commenting friend tell me the name of the city as to where they were stationed but I have yet to find it in my old blogs.


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9 comments:

Postcardy said...

I especially like the fishing photo.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Karlshafen is in Germany, now called Bad Karlshafen. Did your father come back via Germany?

Bob Scotney said...

Karlshafen is in Germany, Larry. If you check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Karlshafen_station you can see what looks like the other side of the building.

L. D. Burgus said...

He was with the soldiers that were invading Germany form the West while Russia was invading from the East. It must have been on the way back out of Germany once victory was declared. His little jaunt before joining the Battle of the Bulge was a year before the victory declaration.

Little Nell said...

I like the fishing picture, though the bridge doesn’t look too safe!

Christine H. said...

I love photos taken by soldiers abroad. I just wish they knew how curious we'd be and wrote all sorts of details to go with the photos.

Liz Stratton said...

What great treasures! Thanks for sharing them.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

I like the fishing photo on that bridge (?) but it does look shaky! Had no time to post with Sepia this week but I shall return next! Reading others though. You collection here with answers from others reminds me of so many from my Uncle Carl.

Girl on the Front Porch said...

My world is also sepia...