In December and February we were in contact with WW2 Colourised Photos (World War Two Black and White photos that are researched and colourised in detail by Doug and other artists from the 'Colourisehistory Group') to share their work on WW2live. We have now decided to share them. We hope you love it as much as we do! Our most heartfelt thanks for these great Masters of the colourisation.

A knocked out Panzer V 'Panther' Ausf. A (Nº215) aka "Ingrid" of 2 Kompanie I/Pz.Rgt.6 then serving with Pz-Lehr Division, 19th July 1944. It was attacked by US P-47 Thunderbolts on the 11th of July 1944 near Le Dézert in Normandy. It is being viewed by a group of GIs, MPs and P-47 pilots of the 366th Fighter Group located at the Saint-Pierre-du-Mont A1 airfield...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Allan White from Australia, Source - III-SC 191727, Credit NARA)

This earlier posting shows a Group of 'Panthers' of 2 Kompanie I/Pz.Rgt.6 "Gerda", "Christel" and "Ursula" in Normandy in June '44, it's very likely that "Ingrid" - 215 is in this photo too. They were all destroyed in July by either US 9th Inf.Div, the M.10s of US 899th TDB or US Air Attacks...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard from UK)

M4 Sherman "Hurricane" (Nº3033967), 'H' Company, 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd U.S. Armored Division, having a Continental R-975-C4 engine change at a repair depot near the front lines, Le Teilleul, Normandy, 16th August 1944. During 'Operation Cobra', a Ward LaFrance / Kenworth Heavy Wrecker M1 / M1A1 pulls the radial engine from a 2nd Armored Division M4 Sherman tank...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Allan White from Australia, Source - US Army Signal Corps)

A Panzer crew, belonging to 1./s.SS-Pz.Abt.101 "Leibstandarte-SS-Adolf-Hitler" are here seen camouflaging their Panzer VI 'Tiger' tank with tree branches in the vicinity of Villers-Bocage, Normandy, in June 1944. Date unconfirmed but possibly taken on the 14th of June, on the Ancienne Route de Caen (the old Caen Road), where Michael Wittmann's company spent the night of 12/13 June...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard from UK, Source - Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I)

The Battle of Mortain, Lower Nomandy. Three American GI’s survey the wreckage of German armoured column in Mortain with the railway station in the background, 12th of August 1944. They were destroyed by the 57mm AT guns of Platoon Sergeant Miller J. Rhyne, 'F'Company, 2nd Battalion, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division and three 3-inch Anti tank guns of 1st Platoon, 'A' Company of 823rd Tank Destroyer Btn. under the command of Lieutenant Tom Springfield who had positioned themselves on Hills 285 and 314 to the north of the railway station. The vehicle nearest the camera is the burned remains of an Opel Blitz 3 ton truck with a Schwimmwagen, a Kübelwagen and a captured US Jeep beyond it. In the distance is a Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf D (SS-926256) halftrack bearing the markings of the 1.SS-Panzer Division 'Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler'...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Allan White from Australia)

Allied M4 Sherman Tanks pass through Douvres-la-Délivrande on the way to Caen, Normandy, France, June 1944. During the Second World War, Douvres-la-Délivrande was the site of an important German air-detection radar installation, part of the strategic Atlantic Wall defences. Completed in the autumn of 1943, the station was split into two zones by the road from Douvres to Bény-sur-Mer; and heavily fortified with bunkers, machine guns and minefields...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised and Researched by Paul Reynolds, Historic Military Photo Colourisations)

An American G.I. (possibly of the 79th US Infantry Division) runs past a German Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf D (SonderKratfahrzeug 251) - it's probably one of many SPW (Schützenpanzerwagen) belonging to 2.Panzer Aufklärer (recon.), knocked out near St Aubin d'Appenai in Normandy during mid-August 1944... 

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard from UK, Source - Photographer, Rodger Hamilton - 8th Signal Mobile Photo Lab Unit - National Archives USA)

No.4 Company, 1st.Welsh Guards, in action near Cagny, Caen, Normandy during 'Operation Goodwood', 19th of July 1944. The Company Commander, Maj J. D. A. Syrett, is seen indicating a mortar target to Sgt Vessey. Gdsm Kitchen is in the foreground and Gdsm Fenwick is the Bren gunner. Major Syrett was killed a few days later...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Tom Marshall from the UK, Original image © Welsh Guards Archives, Colourised image © Welsh Guards Archives, © Tom Marshall 2014. All rights reserved)

A British Sherman VC 'Firefly' (Medium Tank, M4A4) of 'C' Squadron,The Staffordshire Yeomanry, 27th Armoured Brigade in the vicinity of Lebisey Wood, north of Caen, Normandy. 7th -13th of June 1944... 

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard from UK)

Pte. Harold Burnard Hillis A/38246 (from Elmira, Ontario) serving with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C. seen here using a truck mirror for shaving in a bomb shattered garage, somewhere in Normandy, France. June 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Allan White from Australia)

Private G.R. MacDonald of The Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.) 2nd Canadian Infantry Division Support Btn., giving first aid to injured French children in Brionne, Haute-Normandie, France on the 25th of August 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard from UK)

D Day plus one. On the shingle of Omaha Beach Dog White sector, at Saint-Laurent sur Mer, Normandy... 

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised and Researched by Dave Ford from Ohio, USA)

Infantry soldiers and US armoured vehicles of the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division come down the Rue Saint Michel in the village of Lonlay l’abbaye, Normandy. On the 14th of August 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard from UK)

Commandos of HQ 4th Special Service Brigade, 48th Royal Marines coming ashore from LCI(S) landing craft at 'Nan Red Sector' Juno Beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-mer, Normandy, France, at approximately 0845 on D-Day, 6th June 1944... 

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard from UK, Photograph by Lt. Handford No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, © IWM B 5218)

US Medics attend to a wounded soldier following the liberation of the village of La Haye-du-Puits in Normandy by the U.S. 79th Infantry Division from German occupation on 9th of July 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard from UK)

Three soldiers of the 29th US Infantry Division checking deserted buildings in Rue Saint Georges, Saint-Lô. 19th-20th July 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK)

Landing ships putting cargo ashore on Omaha Beach, at low tide during the first days of the operation, June 1944. Among identifiable ships present are LST-532 (in the centre of the view); USS LST-262 (3rd LST from right); USS LST-310 (2nd LST from right); USS LST-533 (partially visible at far right); and USS LST-524. Note barrage balloons overhead and Army "half-track" convoy forming up on the beach.

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard from UK, Source - US Coast Guard photo # 26-G-2517)

SS-Unterscharführer Kurt Kleber in his Panzer VI "Tiger I" (Nº 232) of 1. SS-Pz. Korps "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" (2. Kompanie der SS-Pz. Abt.101) France. June 1944.

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard from UK)

Two US 1st Army medics give first aid to an injured French dog they had found amid the ruins of Carentan in Normandy, France on July the 1st 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Royston Leonard from UK)

Troops of the US 5th Engineer Special Brigade, wade through the surf to the northern coast of France, at Fox Green Sector of Omaha Beach. They were part of the over-increasing number of men bolstering the forces which made the initial landings on the beachhead. 8th of June 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised and Researched by Paul Reynolds, Historic Military Photo Colourisations)

Three French boys looking at a knocked-out Panzer V 'Panther' in the Falaise pocket of St. Lambert-sur-Dives, Normandy. 25 August 1944... 

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK © IWM B 9665)

A company of M3A1 Half Tracks of the US 4th Armored Division, passing through the liberated town of Avranches, Normandy. August 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK)

Spray painting camouflage on a Jagdpanther (Sd.Kfz.173) of 654 schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung in France in the spring of 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK)

StuG III of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 394 in rue Saint-Michel à Lonlay L'Abbaye, Normandy, June 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK)

Troops from the US 80th. Inf. Division rest by a knocked out Pz.V 'Panther' of 116th Pz. Division. Rue Saint Germain, Argentan, France, August 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK)

Pz.V 'Panther' - Normandy - Summer '44...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK, Bundesarchiv)

German artilleryman (Luftwaffe Field Division) loading a round into an 8.8cm Flak 36/37. France 1944...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK)

Pfc Joseph E. Day holds a puppy named “Invasion” - Le Dézert, Normandie '44...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK)

A captured German boy soldier enjoys a cup of coffee aboard a U.S. Coast Guard LCI, Normandy coast '44...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK)

7th Seaforth Highlanders, 15th (Scottish) Division. Saint-Manvieu-Norrey - 'Operation Epsom' - 26th June 1944... 

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK, IWM)

Panzers of the 2nd, 10th and 12th SS.Divisions at Quai Jean de Bethencourt, Rouen, France. 25/8/44. (The next day US B-25s and RAF Havocs. bombed the dockside)...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK)

Omaha Beach 6/6/44...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK)

MP Lt. Paul Unger, 2nd Armoured Division, searching the POW SS-Untersturmführer Kurt Peters, III.Battalion/SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 37, 17.SS-Pz.Gren.Div. 'Götz von Berlichingen', in the area of Notre Dame de Cenilly, 18 Km SW of Saint Lô, France. 27/7/44...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK)

Universal carriers and a Churchill AVRE of the 3rd British Infantry Division passing through Hermanville-sur-Mer, Calvados, Normandy. 6 June 1944.. 

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Doug UK, IWM)

G.I.'s from (possibly) the 1st Btn, 314th Inf. Rgt. of the US 79th Inf. Div., during an attack on the Bolleville road, just north west of La Haye Du Puis in Normandy. c. 8th July 1944. The Dodge Command Car belongs to the 3rd A.D. 166th Signal Photo Co unit 6 and could be the transport of the photographer Rodger Hamilton. The soldier on the right carries a .30 BAR Caliber Browning Automatic Rifle...

(Via WW2 Colourised Photos, Colourised by Allan White from Australia, Source - US Army Signal Corps)

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