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Offline Arleen

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Re: WWII damage and use of the palace
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2006, 12:59:06 PM »
Joanna dear, these are the photographs that I have always wanted to see!  I can't thank you enough for taking your time to post them. 

I don't know why exactly but I am shocked at all of the bullet holes in the collums....and they are the least of the terrible damage.  The picture of the two statues really moves me, the one still standing and the one fallen over on the ground in such a human pose...looks like a dead soldier.

Where exactly are the German graves?

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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2006, 01:05:26 PM »
Amazing! thank you, very eery! Do any photos exist of the IF together with those bronze looking statues?
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Re: WWII damage and use of the palace
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2014, 05:48:57 PM »
A rare photograph of the Semi-Circular Hall exterior by M. Velichko in August 1944:
http://gatchinapalace.ru/upload/medialibrary/ef2/ef2836e2fe425b0b721e5713dd32875a.jpg

and of the front courtyard (note the fences in both):
http://gatchinapalace.ru/upload/medialibrary/089/089fbe1dbd101666de09f7eba0b75d0e.jpg

More photos of the AP, Catherine Palace, Gatchina, etc from the conference held on March 21, 1944:
http://gatchinapalace.ru/special/publications/prigorod/ntc.php

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Re: WWII damage and use of the palace
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2014, 11:34:50 AM »
Fantastic !! but soo sad :(

Thank you for these links and pictures !

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Re: WWII damage and use of the palace
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2016, 05:54:56 PM »
Having read A. Kuchumov's letters of the war years and after, it is remarkable to see photos from that period.

Storage of the collections in the Library of the AP, 1947:

http://tzar.ru/Files/image/007_2.jpg

Article:

http://tzar.ru/science/research/wwII

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Re: WWII damage and use of the palace
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2016, 06:47:32 AM »
Love the picture of the storage containers!!

What a wonderful web site - it has everything needed for a trip to Tsarskoe Selo!! Too bad that the AP won't be open until 2018!!!

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« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2016, 12:41:02 PM »
Joanna, I had not seen this thread.  The photos are astonishing - especially that of boxes of treasures stored in the library.  Thank you for posting these hauntingly eerie pictures.

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Re: WWII damage and use of the palace
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2016, 09:01:21 AM »
It - Small library. Who in this room is a kiosk with magazines and souvenirs. A door between the Fair new autochromes Lukomsky. The next room - Corner living room of the Empress. In the photo we see the back door that leads into the hallway from the living room