World War II was definitely a monumental moment in time, and history and military buffs who want to revisit yesteryear simply have to take a minute and head over to Instagram to scroll through and see the amazing images of the past. At the forefront of many of the stunning, yet stark photos are the mighty tanks that played an important part in the battlefield and combat. Here are several places that are worth scrolling so that you can see all the vehicles in splendid color.
Over at Tank_Universe, you will find a range of subdued visuals depicting various scenes from that time from Finnish crews restocking their ammunition to the Sherman tanks of the British 8th Army Brigade going through the wintery streets and colourized pictures with the infantry after the Battle of Normandy among other shots of soldiers, fighting and more.
It’s safe to say Tank_Universe know how to get a lot of followers on Instagram and i think this is probably because they display some pretty amazing WW2 tank photos. They also seem to share the best photos in my opinion, so i would call them the number 1 source for tank photos on Instagram.
At WW2 Pictures (_world_war_2_pictures), there are a smattering of vivid colour tank photos mixed in with other moments. One captures a German tank in front of the Temple of Zeus in Athens, Greece while another shows a U.S. marine standing in front of a M4A2 Sherman from the 4th Marine Tank Battalion. Scroll through the collection for a wide range of WWII imagery.
While there are only a handful of tank photos in color on The Second World War page, which goes by the handle ww2dailyhistory, the ones that are there certainly catch the eye including moody blue and green shots of a tank photographed in East Prussia in May 1941 just before the invasion of Russia. As for what else you’ll see, there are vintage B&W’s of everything of personal belongings of victims to U.S. bombers and other candid pictures.
Finally, there are no black and white photos on WW2_in_color. Instead, this profile features fascinating captures from a Sherman tank of the New Zealand 4th Armoured Brigade at Cassino to a crowd observing a small hatch M4 75 tank of the U.S. Army passing through a Germany, among others. There are also dark battle scenes including one shot of a T-133 flamethrower tank at Petrozavodsk in the middle of smoky combat in 1941
If you find military history interesting, then take a moment to check out these WW2 colour tank photos at Instagram. While you may have never lived through this period in time, seeing these historic pictures gives you the feeling that were there looking from the sidelines.