Friday, 11 May 2007

PhotoHunter: five

I'm staying on a nostalgia theme, but two different offerings: first my father in law (centre) as one of five aircrew during the Second World War, dated 1940.



Then my father - five pictures of him, from 10 years old to 75 years old. The centre one is of him in the Royal Army Medical Corps in North Africa, dated about the same time as my father in law's above.



First: in Dublin as a schoolboy
Second: in Dublin as a student
Third: in North Africa
Fourth: as I remember him best
Fifth: Golden Wedding celebration

19 comments:

  1. Oh, I absolutely love the old photos!!! Great choices for this week.

    Happy Weekend!

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  2. First, I loved the nostalgia theme you chose. The pictures are awesome. I'm sure memories just surface as you view your pictures. I think it's awesome you have pictures of you dad on the different stages of his life.

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  3. Beautiful memories... Your dad seems to have been a joyful person :)

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  4. Ah, those are truly wonderful choices.
    Well done!

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  5. Wonderful photos!! I love looking at old photos!! Great memories!

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  6. I love what you did on the second picture, your father in the different stages of his life. :)

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  7. Oh, how wonderful! lovely choice for today's theme. Good for you to have all these pictures of your dad!
    happy saturday :)

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  8. Great nostalgic photos. I need to go to my parents house and raid some of theirs now.

    Thanks for the help in up-loading my photos last week. You were so right- I was posting on the medium setting, not the large.

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  9. Thanks for stopping by at mine today. This is a good one. Nothing beats the classic photos.

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  10. What great photos! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Wow! A real loving tribute. Nicely done.

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  12. I love those old photos. Happy Photo Hunting.

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  13. These are such great pictures! Your father looks like a wonderful, funny man in that picture.... very, very nice and heartwarming too.

    Have a Happy Mother's Day and thanks for stopping by!

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  14. What a great take on this week's theme! I love the photos of your family :)

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  15. A in France:

    My father was a WWII veteran (Normandy, occupation of Germany). The photographs of my father with his army buddies gave me a glimpse of those years that shaped the rest of his life, like so many in his generation. Among my most treasured mementos are the telegrams that he sent to my mother from each stop along the way when he was returning home from the war.

    After some of the depressing news I've read over the past few weeks, this post was such a pleasure, like time spent in a secret garden. Thank you.

    Kochanie

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  16. Thank you all for your kind comments.

    Kochanie, I don't know if you've ever been ale to visit the Normandy war sites?

    We used to holiday in Normandy quite often when our sons were small and saw the landing beaches as they must have been all those years earlier. Nowadays it has become very developed, with car and coach parks everywhere and paths and roads improved.

    I can't decide whether this is a good thing or not. It has undoubtedly improved access and it is right that people should see and remember, but it has changed the character of the beaches enormously.

    The sights that always move me most are all the war graves. At every turn of the route you come across another for one nationality or another, stretching out in front of you. Row upon row upon row, a whole generation of young men .....

    We were fortunate to have our fathers return.

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