My bike in ww2!

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Re: My bike in ww2!

Post by tizzard » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:29 am

Fushigi Ojisan wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:09 am
Seconded.

The Daily Mail is always running "found history" articles.

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Fantastic find! Of all my WW2 bikes I only had one with provable history, this is such a rare find. Congratulations
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Re: My bike in ww2!

Post by hummermark » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:47 pm

Think that's the holy grail of military collecting is war time picture of your vehicle.
Nearest I got to this is a Humvee i had in the first gulf war.
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Re: My bike in ww2!

Post by Steve johnson » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:20 pm

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Thanks for all the replies
Luckily the buildings are all still there
Yes,as soon as I have time the bike will be repainted, the colorised picture is not correct, as stated the riders boots should be black and the bike should be a light brown for a 1942 bike
I will definitely be taking it back to Tilburg to recreate the photo, but not sure now with the lockdown it might have to wait till next year
Regards Steve

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Re: My bike in ww2!

Post by hummermark » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:50 pm

Do you have the black and white picture as well ?
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Re: My bike in ww2!

Post by Steve johnson » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:10 pm

Hi, yes I have the black and white one, the original is still in the museum at Tilburg
Although the colorised version is a bit wrong I still like it and it has been enlarged framed and hanging on my wall so I can enjoy it every day
My daughter and grand kids like it in colour, they don’t seem to understand black and white :roll:
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Re: My bike in ww2!

Post by John Neuenburg » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:03 pm

Steve johnson wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:10 pm
Hi, yes I have the black and white one, the original is still in the museum at Tilburg
Although the colorised version is a bit wrong I still like it and it has been enlarged framed and hanging on my wall so I can enjoy it every day
My daughter and grand kids like it in colour, they don’t seem to understand black and white :roll:
Steve
Yes color photos have so much more impact than B&W. More real. This reminds me of my mother's story about going to see The Wizard of Oz movie when it came out in 1939. It like nearly every other live action film was B&W until the cataclysmic segment when of Dorothy's house was taken up in a tornado and crashed down in Munchkin Land. She opens the front door to look out and it was in color as was the rest of the film. My mother said everyone in the theater gasped. Nobody had seen anything like that.
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