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The photo that I posted 1st in this thread clearly shows a site that is much too small when compared to the absurd claims. And nowhere do we see the alleged mass piles of corpses awaiting cremation, nor the alleged huge piles of coke and wood that would necessarily exist, if the story as told was true. It's not.
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First photographs of Auschwitz were taken by SA pilots
By Jo-Anne Smetherham
Few people know that photos of smoke billowing from Auschwitz-Birkenau, posted on a website and which evoked a flood of response from people denying that the Holocaust happened, were taken by South Africans.
The photos are part of an internet exhibition of over 5 million World War 2 reconnaissance pictures. The site, set up recently by Keele University, has had up to 7 000 hits a minute.
The images have often been attributed to the American airforce in the past. In fact they were taken by the SA airforce's 60 Squadron, working with the US forces, as their cameras rolled in preparation to photograph a rubber factory.
"The South Africans were the first ones to take photographs of Auschwitz-Birkenau, but they didn't know what they were seeing," said Myra Osrin, director of the Cape Town Holocaust Centre, where blown-up copies of the photos, correctly attributed, are hanging.
There has been much speculation, after photos like these were published, that the Allies could have bombed concentration camps and put an end to the genocide.
If enlarged, the photos show people being marched to their deaths. The numbers were so high that crematoria were unable to burn the corpses. The billowing smoke in the photos comes from an incinerator pit, researchers say.
Ironically, Osrin had just put the final touches to a written announcement of a celebration of the SAAF squadron's aerial photos, to be held on June 28, when she saw the Cape Times report yesterday.
"The cameras that the squadron used were sophisticated enough to take photos at 10 000 feet of the patterns on the tiles of St Peter's Square in Rome," said Chris Teale, museumologist at the SA Airforce Museum at Ysterplaat.
"It amazes me that an analysis of the Auschwitz photographs was not done."
Published on the web by the Cape Times on February 13, 2004.
© Cape Times 2004. All rights reserved.
From the mission numbers which appear in Mr. Carroll Lucas' report it would appear that the South Africans were also responsible for taking the May 31, June 26 and August 25 photos. In true Hollywood tradition, Mr. Lucas simply gives credit to the 15th U.S. Army Air Force.
I am just curious Mr. Hebden,why do you find this photo interesting?Please reply,thanks.Hebden wrote:An interesting image from Mr. Irving's website:Funeral pyre in Dresden: thousands of air raid victims are cremated on Feb 25 1945, days after the Anglo-American air raid. (Copyright Photo from David Irving, Apocalypse 1945: the Destruction of Dresden)
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