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Title: The War Years
Post by: kfd274 on August 24, 2009, 12:55:09 PM
Much has been written about the War Years on this site.  Just came across some pictures, on Dan Alfonso's site,  of those years taken by Joe Higgins, retired Deputy Director of  Communications.

http://bigapplefirephotography.smugmug.com/gallery/2581821_TbWen#136026263_hY5fm
Title: Re: The War Years
Post by: nfd2004 on August 24, 2009, 01:09:46 PM
Thanks "kfd274" for passing those pictures onto us. As I went through them, I noticed Photo #12, looks like the front sidewalk is on fire. Actually, that is probadly the case. I believe the arsonist at the time would pour gasoline into the stairway and front porch area, and what ever gasoline was left over would be poured on the front side walk. As the rigs (and buffs )pulled up, besides the building on fire, the front cement sidewalk would be on fire too. I"d say, good reason to request a 10-41.
Title: Re: The War Years
Post by: anesti on August 24, 2009, 02:52:04 PM
i always say im glad i wasnt born during the war years as i was born in 1981(and i didnt start taking pictures untill 2006) but i always wish a time machine to be invented just to go back in those days not just for fires and take old fdny rig shots but just to actually see how it felt living in those time.Butt  then again i dont and the fires of today are wimpy compare back to those days.
Title: Re: The War Years
Post by: vbcapt on August 24, 2009, 05:14:05 PM
Great photos !! Also like the ones with the Police in the pictures wearing the old "choker" uniforms.
Title: Re: The War Years
Post by: rdm258 on August 24, 2009, 07:28:44 PM
Good find on the photos. Adds great visual to all your stories for some of us who were to younge or not born to experience it first hand. Thank you
Title: Re: The War Years
Post by: mack on August 27, 2009, 06:24:49 PM
Thanks for the pictures kfd.  There are several FDNY company sites
with pictures from this period.  L 18 at    http://www.ladder18fdny.com/pages/picture_index.htm
has some excellent pictures of the 70's and 80's as well as pictures of their old Broome St house (w/E 17 and Bn 4).
Title: Re: The War Years
Post by: Bxboro on August 27, 2009, 08:34:09 PM
A little late but those are some great photo's. Anyone have any suggestions on finding more from that era?? Thanks !!
Title: Re: The War Years
Post by: JWalton on August 28, 2009, 09:29:06 AM
Bxboro:

Try this link.  http://www.thebravest.com/FDNYLinks/FDNYLinks.htm (http://www.thebravest.com/FDNYLinks/FDNYLinks.htm)

The FDNY Firehouse links at the top left will get you to several company/house websites, one of which "mack" linked above.  The one site that is now under re-construction is the Animal House (E75/L33/B19).  They had several albums of photos titled "The War Years", but you can't navigate to them currently. :(
Title: Re: The War Years
Post by: Bxboro on August 28, 2009, 09:53:57 AM
Thanks for the info !!!
Title: Re: The War Years
Post by: firemann57 on September 02, 2009, 01:19:24 AM
For the benefit of those who might be interested in the ultimate story of the War Years, I am selling DVD copies of "The Bronx is Burning" on ebay, currently listed as Item number: 140341143878 .

You can see an excerpt from the DVD on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UAI2gzf0mw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UAI2gzf0mw)

Bill E.