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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by John Backlund, Apr 19, 2021.
I do hope it's authentic...
I’m most surprised that they are all still alive and not because of their old age
But yes also age
Interesting find here with a higher quality version of the composite:
They’re not all still alive. This is an old photo
This reminds me of an impressive series from early 2000,
'Band of Brothers'.
I was able to 'sharpen it up' even a bit more...
Apparently 1st Airborne Division, Operation Market Garden, Arnhem, September 17, 1944.
So this is saying that they all didn’t survive and the odds are correct
It’s a nice story/pic just hard for me to buy that 100% of the men in that picture were the same people and still alive after the war
Either way they have my utmost respect
Market Garden was the biggest air drop of the war, much bigger than D-Day.
Makes me thing of the book/movie "A Bridge Too Far"
The veterans on the left are not the same men on the right either. The plane (Dakota) is a restoration, no surprise there. The Vets are from the East Anglia branch of the Parachute Regimental Association.
Just saying, out of respect for truth and my grandfather, who was a paratrooper at Normandie.
Either way both sides deserve to be recognized for their service.
Thanks, I was wondering which plane was that.
Douglas C-47 "Dakota"
I also appreciate the fake spotting and all fake spotting. It's a really big problem overall and in part of the work I do.
I'm disappointed that my original post implied that the men shown on the left were the individuals seen in the right, and that it was taken in the same C-47 for both images, which should have been worded as the same type of aircraft they are seen in during the airdrop in WWII.
It's not at all "remarkable" that the later photo was taken in a C-47/DC-3, as large numbers of them survived the war and we're sold into civilian service, where they flew as cargo and passenger planes up until surprisingly recent times. I mean, crap, we still have one hanging on our garage wall at home...
It's a great post, all for the right reasons, but that's the problem with memes, many of them are bad distortions and fakes. Thanks for the share--honoring our service men and women, and the deeper fact-finding was educational.
I do too, and I more often than not am disappointed because of the unnecessary fakery that's rampant regarding these sorts of things. I want something this moving and wonderful to be what it is at face value, but wind up feeling very emotionally manipulated.
This doesn't take anything away from what the people in the image had to do, and did do, but there is no need to fake images, the reality is more than enough.
I'd really like some truth in the world, but the scammers have established that nothing seen or heard, unless first hand, can be trusted to be 'real'....whatever that is anymore.