Missing since September 3rd 1942

75 YEARS, WE MUST NEVER FORGET THEM!

Now, we can even bring their images to life with color.

Les souvenirs de guerre de Gérard Pelletier

Missing but never forgotten

Courtesy https://www.facebook.com/color.praeterita/

About the artist

Hi, I’m Harry and I’ve created this page to showcase my efforts in colouring old black/white photographs. Just for fun!

Biography
I’ve long been interested in history, especially that of WW2 aviation, so after coming across the likes of communities like Colourising History and a variety of very talented artists, I decided I’d like to try my hand at this.
I do this for fun: I get a sense of satisfaction when I finally complete an image, but what I really like is how a coloured image can make the history it shows somehow more real… or perhaps more ‘relevant’ would be a better term as I find it makes said history easier to connect with. A colourised photo can remind us that the portrayed person isn’t just some distant, long dead curiosity but was once a living, breathing human being…

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on September 3, 2017, in Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. Great result coloring in the old B&W photos

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  2. I’ve seen this before, and it’s such an awesome thing to do. Although I love black and white photos, it gives them such a different feel when you add color.

    Kathrin — http://mycupofenglishtea.wordpress.com

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  3. The colouring really does make the photo come alive. By the way, GP, I wondered if you would be interesting in this story https://www.futilitycloset.com/2017/08/21/podcast-episode-166-dangerous-voyage/ You may know it already.

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  4. Thanks for sharing, GP Cox! What a great job they did with the post-colouring! The image moves us deeply.
    All the best from Cley,
    The Fab Four x

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  5. The coloration is well done, and helps bring the individual “to life”. Thank you Pierre and GP!

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    • Somehow your comment ended up in Spam, so my apologies for the late response. Pierre helped me out quite a bit when i first started blogging and now he has the “pleasure” of having me run to him whenever I need more, plus he keeps me up to date on progress! Thank you for stopping in, Lavinia!

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  6. Very sad. Good that you send his (beautifully recolored) picture out to the world, GP.

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  7. Wow! This guy has really amazing talent! I’ve seen some really bad colorized photos in my time and some really good ones, and these definitely fall under good ones. 😀

    It always sobers me when soldiers, sailors, and airmen have been missing for 70+ years and never been found. You wonder about all they might have accomplished, and then remember that they accomplished all they needed to.

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  8. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM – NEVER FORGET – LEARN FROM HISTORY, DON’T IGNORE IT.

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  9. how amazing and it’s true, the color somehow makes them feel more real –

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  10. That’s a nice idea indeed, and certainly works to add personality to the old black and white photos.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  11. Thank you my friend.

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