Yeah, wow! How awesome that you found those! I would love to find photographs from any of my lifetimes!
And the videos are even more amazing!
(As an aside, it astounds me how many photographs exist of me now, and especially of each subsequent generation of people. I have many photographs of my life and childhood, but new babies now have thousands of pictures taken by the time they are 5. It is kind of shocking considering only a handful pf people in the early eras ever got to have a photograph of themselves at all, and now with the technology at our disposal each person is saturated in them. In the context of the unlikelihood of there being many photos of my past selves, it somehow seems all the more significant to me.)
Post by kapitanprien on Nov 20, 2010 16:43:54 GMT -5
Yep - the one film (both are on YouTube) is of the celebrations from the successful Scapa Flow raid. The other is a collection of various films - some date from 1940.
I had just finished putting up all the other things that were in the Hermann Historica auction in a new photo album in my site. (I don't know why I didn't do that earlier...but...it's done now at any rate.)
Post by kapitanprien on Nov 20, 2010 17:19:04 GMT -5
This film - 'The Cape Horn Road' by Alan Villiers shows what it was like to serve on a Cape Horn ship back then. (The original film is longer - but it was nice to find this bit on You Tube). I had served on two - the Hamburg and the Oldenburg. This is the best way I can give one a 'taste' of what it was like for me.
Post by kapitanprien on Nov 24, 2010 19:09:07 GMT -5
You're Welcome I had been able to obtain some more interesting photographs as I had been in contact with another reenactor/living historian regarding the book "Doenitz's Crews". I had been interested in buying this book, but hesitated due to cost and I couldn't find any views of the content. He kindly emailed me with some photos and there is a chapter in the book about me...so I'm interested in getting the book and will probably do so next month.