Forgotten Archives 2: The Lost Signal Corps Photos
Darren Neely
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Panzerwrecks (July 10 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1908032154
ISBN-13: 978-1908032157

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The second instalment in the ‘Forgotten Archives’ series sees the author delving deeper into obscure and hitherto unknown archives for rare and unpublished US Signal Corps photographs. Forgotten Archives 2 builds on the groundwork laid in Forgotten Archives 1, with significantly more input from surviving Signal Corps photographers and their families, who show their photographs here for the first time since World War 2.

This 240 page book features 252 clear, high quality photographs of US and German fighting vehicles and is complemented by 8 pages of specially commissioned colour artworks by Felipe Rodna which bring the subjects to life. Once again, this book is a must have for the student of military history, armour enthusiast or model maker.

About the Author
Darren Neely is a military researcher and historian from Maryland, USA. Panzerwrecks has published two of Darren’s books; Forgotten Archives 1 and Nürnberg’s Panzer Factory

Felipe Rodna is an architect, CG artist and military Illustrator from Salamanca, Spain. This is the third Panzerwrecks title has provided artwork for.

Contents
Lt. Thomas Noble. 165th Signal Photo Company
Through the lens of an Ordnance Officer Part 2
Harold Roberts. 165th Signal Photo Company
W.Bryan Allen. 165th Signal Photo Company
Dwight Ellett. 165th Signal Photo Company
Lt. Colonel Harry Hart
J. Malan Heslop. 167th Signal Photo Company
Cameramen in action

Vehicles
Allied (US)
M26 ‘Pershing’
M4 Medium Tank
M4A1 Medium Tank
M4A2 Medium Tank
M4A3 Medium Tank
M4A3E8 Medium Tank
Sherman III
M4 Tank Dozer
M4 w/T34 Rocket launcher
T1E1 Mine Exploder
T1E3 Mine Exploder
M24 Light Tank
M5A1 Light Tank
M18 GMC
M10 GMC
M36 GMC
M36B1 GMC
M12 GMC
M7 HMC
M8 HMC
M32 TRV
Churchill AVRE (British)
M8 Light Armored Car
M20 Utility Car
M3A1 Halftrack
M3 Halftrack
M2A1 Halftrack
M16 MGMC
M25 Tank Transporter
M29 Weasel

German
Tiger II
Tiger I
Panther Ausf.A
Panther Ausf.G
Pz.Kpfw.IV
Jagdpanzer IV
Hummel
Pz.Kpfw.III hull
Pz.Kpfw.III turret
Sturmgeschütz III
15cm Panzerwerfer 42
Sd.Kfz.251
Sd.Kfz.251 (US use)
Sd.Kfz.251/3
Sd.Kfz.251/22
Sd.Kfz.7
Sd.Kfz.11/1
RSO/01
Steyr 1500A

The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with large one page images and as Vol. 1 they are captioned with original information by the original photographer and then updated or corrected by the author. Well done.

As with Forgotten Archives 1, armour fans and anyone with the slightest interest in military history or WWII armour. Modellers with wreck dioramas will find it a excellent resource for ideas. Another must from the folks at Panzerwrecks to have for the library shelf or workbench

Recommended

I would like thank Panzerwrecks for the review copy.