Photos From Korea to the Falkland Islands - colourised images of conflicts after World War II.

Hill 614, Korea, 1951-03-01. Led by Corporal (Cpl) Len Wright (left), members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), move forward from Hill 614 to attack Hill 587. Cpl Wright is carrying an Owen submachine gun and has a smoke grenade and a hand grenade attached to his belt. The soldier following him, who is smoking a cigarette, is carrying a Bren gun over his shoulder. Behind him, another soldier is lighting a cigarette. Cpl Wright was a cinema projectionist in civilian life.


Australian War Memorial - P01813.449
Colourised by Doug
Privates T Farley, R A Smith and M J Pickworth of the New Zealand Regiment, carrying rifles on the fringes of the Malayan rain forest. Photograph taken by an unidentified New Zealand Army photographer in Malaya, 23 October 1958, during the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960).


National Library of New Zealand - PA1-q-319, M 3151.
Colourised by Doug
U.S. 1st Division (Big Red One) Infantrymen crowd into a mud-filled bomb crater and look up at tall jungle trees seeking out Viet Cong snipers firing at them during a battle in Phuoc Vinh, north of Saigon in Vietnam's War Zone D, June 15, 1967.


Photographer - Henri Huet
Colorized by Doug
US Army Green Berets from the 5th Special Forces Group.jpg

US Army Green Berets from the 5th Special Forces Group supervises CIDG members firing the M-79 grenade launcher for familiarization in Vietnam, 1967.

The M79 grenade launcher is a single-shot, shoulder-fired, break-action grenade launcher that fires a 40mm grenade, which uses what the US Army calls the High-Low Propulsion System to keep recoil forces low, and first appeared during the Vietnam War. Because of its distinctive report, it has earned the nicknames of "Thumper", "Thump-Gun", "Bloop Tube", "Big Ed", "Elephant Gun," and "Blooper" among American soldiers as well as "Can Cannon" in reference to the grenade size. The M79 can fire a wide variety of 40 mm rounds, including explosive, anti-personnel, smoke, buckshot, flechette (pointed steel projectiles with a vaned tail for stable flight), and illumination. While largely replaced by the M203, the M79 has remained in service in many units worldwide in niche roles.
Poland, Warsaw, August 1, 1957 - the first official celebration of the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.


The Polish people's government was surprised by the massive participation of society and good self-organization of the insurgent circles. The following groups of battalions were active in Warsaw: "Czata", "Gozdawa", "Chrobry", "Kiliński", "Parasol", "Miotła". Teams were established to collect reports and materials necessary for historical studies of individual formations. At one of the community meetings, an appeal was prepared to the authorities for the rehabilitation of the Home Army.
The security service continued to penetrate and closely monitor, especially the officers-commanders, and the places of occasional meetings and ceremonies in public premises and apartments.

M40 155mm 'Long Toms' of Charlie Battery 'C', 937th Field Artillery Battalion from the Arkansas National Guard, possibly in the area of Yanggu, Gangwon Province, South Korea. Sometime in May/June1951.


Every heavy artillery unit (155 Howitzer, 155mm gun, 8-inch Howitzer, 8-inch gun, 240mm gun) was a former National Guard unit. Each had its own nickname for the unit. The 937th Field Artillery Battalion from the Arkansas National Guard was proudly known as the 'Arkansas Long Toms.' The 155mm gun (towed or self-propelled) was known in World War II as 'Long Toms' due to the longer length of the barrel (tube), which made it more accurate and capable of hitting long range (25000 yards) targets. The code name for the 937th over communication lines was 'NEWFORD'.
Colourised by Royston Leonard
A Marine Observation Squadron 6 (VMO-6) H03S-1 Helicopter takes off from a 1st Marine Division forward position post in the Pusan Perimeter, Korea. August 7, 1950.


Colorized by Doug
Indonesian freedom fighters, are shown in their respective uniforms in Karawang, West Java, 1947.

Ground crew members of 78 Fighter Wing RAAF read the citations recently awarded to two of their number, RAAF Base Williamstown, New South Wales, c. June 1952.


Corporal (Cpl) K.A. Einam of Stanthorpe, Qld and Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Ronald Richardson Beggs of Narrandera, NSW, were recognised for their service with 77 Squadron RAAF in Korea. The Wing was preparing to go to Malta for garrison duty in July 1952.
Identified left to right: LAC Lane of Concord, NSW; LAC Beggs ; LAC J G Robertson of Newcastle, NSW; Cpl Einam; LAC Raynon of Mayfield, NSW, and Cpl Piggott of Newcastle, NSW.
Photographer: Jeffrey (Jerry) Graham Sebastian
Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial
US Navy SEAL platoons Vietnam.jpg

US Navy SEAL platoons carried out day and night ambushes, hit-and-run raids, reconnaissance patrols, and special intelligence collection operations. Calling them in communications the “Men with Green Faces” because of the face paint they used, the Viet Cong feared SEALs teams and placed bounties on them.
Marines battling NVA and Vietcong forces in the city of Hue.jpg

Marines battling NVA and Vietcong forces in the city of Hue. Recovering from the shock of the initial attack the Marines began to fight back eventually inflicting extreme losses on the Communist forces.
^^ I don't think these are colourised mate?
U Minh Forest September 15 1970: ‘A Cambodian guerrilla is carried to an improvised operating room in a mangrove swamp in this Viet Cong haven on the Ca Mau Peninsula.’


Photographer - Vo Anh Khanh
Colorized by Doug

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