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WW 2 Photo - Unknown Location
« on: Tuesday 24 September 13 11:01 BST (UK) »
This photo was with my Uncle's army photos but can anyone say where it might have been taken...I know he was in Rome in 1945....He lived in London.
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Carol
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Re: WW 2 Photo - Unknown Location
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 24 September 13 13:58 BST (UK) »
The fact that the Union Jack is flying makes me think it was taken here rather than in Italy. The buildings don't look Italian either. Could it have been VE or VJ celebrations?
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 September 13 16:31 BST (UK) »
Yes Groom...That's what I thought too...thanks for your response..It's much appreciated.
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Re: WW 2 Photo - Unknown Location
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 September 13 12:40 BST (UK) »
the red white and blue buntings were also used in the UK.Im sure it was taken in Britain to celebrate VE day,I was 7years old in 1945 and faintly remember that type of bunting,
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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 25 September 13 13:00 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the feedback BB...much appreciated.
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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 25 September 13 16:06 BST (UK) »
great photo T/T one thing I do notice it the lack of cars?
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 25 September 13 16:15 BST (UK) »
Very distinctive building on the left at the intersection. Also church spire in background. Fascinating photograph.

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Re: WW 2 Photo - Unknown Location
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 25 September 13 16:16 BST (UK) »
great photo T/T one thing I do notice it the lack of cars?

Is that a parade or some kind of procession starting at the far end of street?

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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 25 September 13 16:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the feedback...some interesting observations...I know in 1945 he was living in Beresford Road Hornsey...but wasn't taken there....but as he was shot in both feet in Dunkirk I wondered if it was taken from a hospital window or barracks.
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