Clare Hollingworth

Clare Hollingworth fue una periodista y corresponsal de guerra británica.

Como reportera de The Daily Telegraph en 1939, mientras viajaba de Polonia a Alemania, vio y reportó sobre las fuerzas alemanas reunidas en la frontera con Polonia, siendo la primera en reportar la inminente invasión alemana de Polonia y el inicio de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Hollingworth falleció en enero del 2017, a la edad de 105 años.


Tank edition may 1942, having screened the case and redesigned the tower
Tank release in may, 1942, Sverdlovsk
Riveted connections replaced by welded, we also see the duct in the roof of the tower
The tank has received driving wheels of a new design. The hull sides are connected by welding
One of the tanks of the plant №37 on the front. Clearly visible flat driver’s hatch
Padded T-60 Zavod No. 37. It is clearly seen that the stop signal was postponed. Also, a visible duct in the turret hatch
Download ammunition, 30th guards tank brigade. The summer of 1943
T-60, lined in the course Sinyavinskaya operations
One of the tanks of the 61st tank brigade, January 1943
The tanks of the 30th guards tank brigade in the battles of summer 1943

A Panzer IV Ausf. H Crew of the 22nd Pz. Regt., 21st Pz. Division -

The young German Leutnant wears a fallschirmjäger tunic Heer eagle and collar tabs applied- tucked into his Pz trousers!
They are resting outside 50, Boulevard des Belges, Rouen, France, late in the afternoon of the (*25th of August 1944.)

This is one of several close-ups of this particular panzer crew, taken by KB Karl Müller on the Boulevard des Belges, Rouen, during the German retreat of August, 1944. Rouen was one of the few places were heavy vehicles could be ferried across the Seine and the quais were packed with war material and men when on the 25th August, after 4 days of rain, the clear skies brought Allied bombers who carpet bombed the area for 45 minutes with some bombs falling on the other side of the river along the Boulevard were this photo was taken. *Although an exact date is not given, this photo was probably taken on the 25th August, the day Müller crossed the river, and before 7 p.m., the time of the Allied bombing.“

"In Rouen, the railway bridge Eauplet, though damaged, allowed to evacuate tens of thousands. A Elbeuf, another bridge remained in operation until the occupation of the city at the junction of the allied forces. In addition to three boats bridges, the Germans resumed their service several tanks - as Caudebec - to get out of the loops of the Seine. In the end, fifty crossings allowed the evacuation.
By the 29th of August, the crossing operations were completed. Of all the troops who were outside the Falaise pocket, over 90% were able to go with three quarters of the tanks. It is estimated that nearly 230,000 men, 30,000 vehicles and nearly 150 tanks managed to escape the allies. After the bloody fiasco Chambois and strategic defeat in the Battle of Normandy, this escape under the very noses of the pursuers was an undeniable success.”
('Rouen under the Occupation’, 1940-1940 by Patrick Coiffier)

(Photographer - Kriegsberichter Karl Müller)

Coloured By Richard James Molloy

Panzer VI ‘Tiger I’ (211) of 2./s.Pz.Abt. 503 during 'Operation Zitadelle’ in the Belgorod area of Russia. Early August 1943.

The 503rd (attached to XI. Armeekorps), took part in Operation Zitadelle, an offensive operation meant to destroy the Kursk salient. Four days before the start of “Zitadelle,” the abteilung reported that 42 of their 45 Tiger tanks were operational.
The Tigers of the 503rd performed well in the offensive, losing three Tigers during Zitadelle and five more during the subsequent withdrawal. From July 5 to August 17, the unit claimed the destruction of 385 tanks, 4 assault guns and 265 anti-tank guns.

(Jointly colourised by Doug and Richard)