Tuesday, October 26, 2004

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Panzer - The rusting wreck of an early short barelled Panzer IV some time after WWII ended. The original caption says it was destroyed on the German border late in the war. By 1945 Germany was so short of armoured vehicles that anything that could move and shoot was sent to the front, including obsolete tanks like this one which were normally used for training new personnel at tank schools. In march 1945 the German forces in the West had some 500 panzers of all types to defend Germany's heavily bombed industries in the Ruhr area. They were facing an Allied strength of over 3.000 tanks with new deliveries coming continuously from the factories in America.

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