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Calcutta 1945: An American Military Photograph Album
Sep 1st, 2009 at 6:12pm
 
Some great snaps by US GI's of the Eastern Indian city of Calcutta (now called Kolkota), taken during WW-II.

http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/sasia/calcutta1947/

The album is on 5 pages, each with about 13 snaps.

Hope you like the photographs.
 

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Re: Calcutta 1945: An American Military Photograph Album
Reply #1 - Sep 1st, 2009 at 9:47pm
 
I like the interface:

http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/sasia/calcutta1947/album1.html

.. the way you see a thumbnail in a quick-loading page .. with a somewhat larger version displayed upon roll-over (which would suggest these imags load with the page).

Then the full-size images load with a click.

Calcutta. Lots of people. Hindu's, yes?

You are in Mumbai? Which used to be called Bombay? I used to fancy Bombay Sapphire (gin).
 
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Re: Calcutta 1945: An American Military Photograph Album
Reply #2 - Sep 2nd, 2009 at 1:28am
 
Rad wrote on Sep 1st, 2009 at 9:47pm:
Calcutta. Lots of people. Hindu's, yes?

Look at all the albums & judge for yourself, an eclectic mix.


Rad wrote on Sep 1st, 2009 at 9:47pm:
You are in Mumbai? Which used to be called Bombay? I used to fancy Bombay Sapphire (gin).

Yeah, the Wikipedia entry on Mumbai is pretty comprehensive.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai
 

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Reply #3 - Sep 2nd, 2009 at 1:31am
 
I read somewhere that you (Rad) were in the US Armed Forces before radified.com began. Did you know about US GI's being in Calcutta/Kolkatta or the Far East? I guess the Vietnam conflict would have overshadowed that, for your generation.
 

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Re: Calcutta 1945: An American Military Photograph Album
Reply #4 - Sep 6th, 2009 at 12:49am
 
I was in the Navy (after high school):

http://blogs.radified.com/nuclear/

Subs. I likd the technology (reactors) more than the military (rules & regulations).

Unfortunately it's hard to get one Without the other.

Did not know.
 
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Re: Calcutta 1945: An American Military Photograph Album
Reply #5 - Sep 15th, 2009 at 8:33am
 
Your blog makes interesting reading, though some of the technical aspects were beyond my ken (hours and such, read some of the readers' comments too). From a layman's perspective, of the 'submarine films' I have seen (K-19: The Widowmaker, The Hunt for Red October, Ice Station Zebra), I liked 'Ice Station Zebra'
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the best - great submarine shots, particularly the aerial ones-though it's the oldest filmed of the lot (again; strictly from a commoner's perspective).

'The Widowmaker' is supposed to have been based on a true nuclear-sub mishap in the (then) Russian Navy. Some of the scenes (post-accident) were too gruesome to see-even in the edited TV version. All 3 films made me feel claustrophobic- inside-sub scenes.

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American Aviation pioneer Howard Hughes is reported to have been obsessed with this movie, having reported to have watched it 150 times. [1], [2].

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_hughes#Mental_illness_and_physical_decline
[2] http://www.culturevulture.net/Television/HowardHughes.htm
 
 
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Re: Calcutta 1945: An American Military Photograph Album
Reply #6 - Oct 6th, 2009 at 11:45pm
 
zmdmw wrote on Sep 15th, 2009 at 8:33am:
All 3 films made me feel claustrophobic

subs are so big inside, especially the newer ones (tridents) that you never feel/get clautrophobic.

i never heard of anybody ever becoming clautrophobic.
 
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