Thursday, December 31, 2009

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A Happy new year to all.

I'll remember 2009 as the year I got me a nice new home.

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Panzer Pzkpfw V "Panther", Ausf G
A late model G with a complete set of exhaust flame dampers (the large "stovepipes" at the rear end) Photographed with a couple of American GI's somewhere in Germany, summer of 1945.
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Monday, December 28, 2009

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Anyone remembering Denmark in the seventies and early eighties must be familiar with this silly figure and the odd word "ÖRVA" (a Swedish "Ö" was always used instead of the Danish "Ø") This "tag" could be found in many places back then, which was long before even the ealyest grafitti pieces began to appear in Denmark. I haven't seen an "ÖRVA" for years until I spotted this one in a remote part of Jyllinge, the small town out in the country where I grew up.

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Panzer Sdkfz 234/1
The sad remains of this recon 8-wheeler. Most likely the tires and other parts were removed by local scavengers long after the end of hostilities.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

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A Merry X-mas to all who celebrate it.

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Panzer Panzeratrappe
A dummy tank made from wood (resembling a Russian T-34), used for training German troops in anti-tank techniques.
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Monday, December 21, 2009

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After the collapse of The Second French Empire in 1870, unemployed and destitute young men drifted to Paris where many of them ended up as vagabonds.

By 1874 it was estimated that more than 30.000 of them walked the Parisian streets...sometimes united in criminal gangs, known (and feared...) as :
The Apaches

This greatly disturbed the growing urban middle class of Paris, which were often the victims of Apache gangs when they visited the newly discovered amusement district of Montmartre. As a countermeasure, some took up the self-defense techniques of Savate

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Panzer Sdkfz 252/1, Ausf D
With a group af Waffen-SS troops in Prague, May 1945. The scruffy apearence of the 251 (the left mudguard and a licence plate is missing) suggest it came from a repair shop and was rushed into service to ferry troops out of Prague (away from the approaching Russians) in the hope that they could reach (and hopefully surrender to) the American forces entering Czechoslovakia from the West.
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Monday, December 14, 2009

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Dig the dark and highly original Sci-Fi world of digital artist Sam Van Olffen

(like a meeting between the movie Blade Runner and comic book artist Jacques Tardi)

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Panzer Sdkfz 2 "Kleines kettenkraftrad"
Some Kettenkrads smoldering away in a vehicle dump, Czech Republic spring 1945. Looks like a Sdkfz 234/1 in the background, to the right.
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Monday, December 07, 2009

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Dig the scary wackyness of Captain Marvel in the Land of Surrealism

(from tales calculated to blog)

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Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf G
Looks brand new. Note how the black-uniformed panzer crews were issued standard Army greatcoats in field grey colour for winter wear.
^^^^^^

Monday, November 30, 2009

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Java Applet perspective tool - yes daddy-o is the great phunn!

(click on the link, and when you're there drag the red dots to change the perspective)

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Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf L
Note that the official divisional marking of the 11'th Panzer Division (a circle with a vertikal bar) is painted on the left side of the rear end, and on the right side you see the "unofficial marking (a ghost brandishing a sword)
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Monday, November 23, 2009

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Alfred Kubin, 1877-1959, seems to attract renewed interest, since both Paris and New York have been exhibiting the disturbing visions of this (today) slightly obscure German symbolist.

I remember spotting the above drawing in a Danish history of the world back in the early 80's - it was used for illustrating the part dealing with the years leading up to WWI and it struck me as one of the most precise visualizations of the strutting brutality of war.

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Panzer Sdkfz 251/1, Ausf D
A rare colour photo taken immediately after WWII - note the passenger car fitted with a wood gas generator, a familiar sight in gasoline-rationed post-WWII Europe.
^^^^^^

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

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The "undercover artist" trend continues, - meaning works of art made by people who did not receive any "art world" attention and maybe didn't even think of themselves as artists.

Typically, they live anonymous lives and support themselves through normal jobs (which sets them apart from the traditional "outsider artists" who are often confined to mental institutions) Their artistic work is usually something they do in their spare time and is first discovered (sometimes by accident) after their death, - like the visionary paintings and writings of the Chicago janitor Henry Darger

This time it's the brilliant photographs of Vivian Maier who arrived in Chicago from France in the 1930's, worked as a nanny all her life and apparently had photography as her great passion.
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Panzer Befehlspanzer I, Ausf B
Catching some sun. Note that the trooper is wearing the early panzer beret and at least one medal ribbon and a badge on his uniform, most likely the Iron Cross second class and the Panzer assault badge.
That could place this photo during the winter 1939-40, after the battle of Poland (where he would have won the decorations) but before the battle of France, after which the panzer berets were replaced by the standard German Army sidecap in black wool.
^^^^^^

Monday, November 02, 2009

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Get hundreds of Golden Age Comicbooks as FREE downloads at:
Goldenagecomics.co.uk

And it's completely LEGAL too, since they are all in the public domain...

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Panzer Pzkpfw V "Panther", Ausf D
Catching some rays of sun, probably in spring 1944. The Ausf D's were the first production run of the Panther, designed to give German armoured forces supremacy on the battlefields aginst the Russian KV and T 34 and the American Sherman tanks. Prematurely rushed into service for the Battle of Kursk, 1943 it started off with many mechanical problems and frequent breakdowns but quickly grew to become one of the best tanks of WWII.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

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One of my favourite early comic strips
(after I discovered them in the 1980's in a "serious" comics anthology)
the absurd world of The Upside Downs


Comics 1.0
- get yer old school comic strips (most of it pre-World War I...) at www.Barnaclepress.com


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Panzer Pzkpfw V "Panther", Ausf A
Serving in Russia with the Grossdeutschland Division, probably 1944. The paratroopers riding the panzer are typical of how this specialist breed of soldiers were used as plain infantry in the later half of WWII - some of them without ever having jumped with a parachute.Note how some of the troopers are wearing standard German Army marching boots instead of the special paratrooper jump boots.
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Friday, October 23, 2009

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RIP Anders Brill Gilberg, (man in the center)


Handled the drums in futuristic Danish New Wave band KLICHÉ
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What's up at YouTube: KLICHÉ: Patrulje
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Monday, October 12, 2009

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YOU'RE HIRED!

- an 8-page comic helping people to find (and keep...) jobs.

Created by The American Visuals Corporation, a company founded by Will Eisner after he left The Spirit.

The idea behind it was to produce and promote sequential art for training and educational purposes - like the PS Magazine previously posted here on the blog.

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Panzer Sdkfz 7/1 "Flakvierling"
The quadruple 20 mm anti-aircraft mount 2 cm Flakvierling 38 was mounted on the Sdkfz 7 half track to give some mobile AA abilities to motorised units.It looks like this vehicle was photographed after WWII at an exhibition of military equipment. Note the camera hanging from the belt of the relaxed GI.
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Monday, October 05, 2009

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The Venus Project


The Zeitgeist Movement

Neo-totalitarianism?..freak'ed out Sci-Fi nonsense?..a big load of pseudo-idealistic crapola?...

Well, since I'm stuck with:

- A lying, increasingly currupt, right-wing government...
- Gang related crime, prostitution and drug trafficking that seems to be both escalating and far beyond the control of the Police...
- Increasing intolerance, cynicism and egotism...
- Economic crisis and rising unemployment...
- A war that keeps costing lives but can't be won, partly because it has no clear objective...


- I'm getting close to the point of being open to something different.

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YouTube: Zeitgeist the Movie
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Panzer Pzkpfw VI Tiger, Ausf E (Tiger I)
Note how both these Tigers have "transportation tracks", which were narrower than the "combat tracks". Otherwise it would not have been possible for the Tigers to fit onto railway flatcars for long range transport. It was also necessary to remove the outer road wheels on both sides. Once the Tigers had arrived at a destination close to the front lines, the tracks were changed and the road wheels put back on, which demonstrates the German war effort's crucial need for useful railroads
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009



I like Autumn,

I'm not that interested in summer. It's nice that it's warm - it's very convenient, easy.
But I get bored after a while. The heat makes me drowsy, and I feel that the sun is a big eye WATCHING me...

And the steets are filled with people. People who LOVE summer, people who LOVE to prance around showing off their designer sunglasses, their designer clothes, their designer cars, their designer kids, their designer bodies, while they talk about how GREAT the WEATHER is and how nice it is with all that SUNSHINE!!!

OH, THAT LOVELY SUN!

I prefer to spend summer indoors, the shades pulled down, my hand wrapped around a cold beer.


Yes, I like Autumn - the air is cool and clear, and loaded with that wonderful scent of rotting leaves and wet soil.

The sky is filled with beautiful cloud formations, containing infinite shades of grey.
The wind grabs your hair, roughens up your face, makes you feel alive. Touches your Nordic heart.

In summer (that LOVELY season, with all that wonderful SUNSHINE) you get two colours:

BLUE sky
GREEN trees

Nice and simple, which it probably why this season has so much appeal to simple people.

In autumn you get all kinds of colours, red leaves, yellow leaves, purple grey skies, orange sunsets, lush greens and deep earthy browns after a rainfall.

Nature is heading for the death of winter, but is alive with colour and sensation.

But the simple people don't like that. There is no SUNSHINE!, the SUN is not SHINING on THEM! they have no use for their designer SUNGLASSES!!! the SUN is not reflecting in the SHINY paintjobs on their expensive cars!!! not making their jewellery GLITTER!!!

And the air is COLD! they can't wear their pink bikinis or show off their TATTOOS!!!

So they stay indoors, and gripe about the LOUSY WEATHER, and start saving up for that MUCH NEEDED holiday in a WARM and SUNNY place


I like Autumn,

no:

I LOVE autumn.



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Panzer Pzkpfw VI "Tiger", Ausf B (Tiger II)
Tiger "332", abandoned by its crew during the Battle of the Bulge.
Some GI's pose in front of the beast before it is shipped to the US for examination. Today it rests at the U.S Army Ordnance Museum (Aberdeen Proving Ground), Maryland USA.
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Monday, September 21, 2009

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Getting bored with KKKapitalism? - why not popeth ye over to:
Strategy for Revolution in the 21'st Century

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Panzer Pzkpfw V "Panther", Ausf A
Ready for transport by rail. The two crew men are wearing the reed-green denim fatigue uniforms - a preferred attire when doing dirty manual work like preparing Panzers for rail transport. Also note the tube containing the barrel cleaning equiment mounted across the rear end of the Panther. This was a field modification, since it was placed on the left side of the hull when Panthers were delivered from the factory. In this position it would however often be damaged during transport or combat.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

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For the Will Eisner fans out there, The Commonwealth University of Virginia have brought online Eisner's work for the US Army in the years after quitting The Spirit: The Preventive Maintenance Monthly Collection

Via The Fate of The Artist

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Panzer Pzkpfw V "Panther", Ausf A
Serving with the elite Grossdeutschland division, summer of 1944.Note the unusual turret numbers filled out with white (or yellow)
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Sunday, September 06, 2009

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Check out those old videos from the Spoke electronica music people! - made by me and Morten Alsinger back in ye year 2001!

Our complete show from playing at Stengade 30, March 8, 2001 is available
(divided into nine parts due to the YouTube restrictions on length of movie uploads)

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Panzer Pzkpfw V, Panther, Ausf G
Amateur photographs of Panzers from the last two years of WWII are rare, mainly due to the rationing put on film material restricting it to the official Propaganda Kompanie (PK) photograpers. A group of tankers from the elite Grossdeutschland division in the Kurland region of the German province of East Prussia (today a part of Poland)
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Monday, August 24, 2009

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New stuff at my deviantART fun-o-teria!

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Panzer Pzkpfw V "Panther", Ausf D
Belonging to the Grossdeutschland division. Note how the crew are wearing standard Army fieldgrey greatcoats over their black panzer uniforms.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

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60 % of Danes support the Police actions against the illegal Iraqi refugees.

Hi there - I'm illegally in Denmark!

-I'm a refugee from Iraq, where Denmark took part in starting a war. I was allowed the stay long enough in Denmark for my children to grow up (in a refugee camp), but unfortunately I'm no longer welcome here because the war in Iraq is over, and the Danes are afraid my people and I will swamp Denmark with our religion and culture, so the Police showed up in strength and arrested me and my fellow refugees - all seventeen of us...

Hi there - I'm illegally in denmark!


-I'm an African prostitute working on the streets of Vesterbro, I used to work outside the hotels close to the Central Station but since there are so many of us I'm spreading my work all over the neighbourhood. Luckily for my pimp, the Police couldn't care less.


hmmm...are you saying, Lennard - that the Royal Danish Police are being used as the Paid Pipers of Politicians instead of doing what they should do - fight crime?!!..

no

...that's pretty hard to believe after what you have just written here on your blog!..
- Lennard, I have to ask you; are you lying now?..


no

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Panzer PMV 113, G3
Danish armour in Iraq.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

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And, Lennard - your views on:

The political and cultural avant-garde and the so-called "counter culture"?..

- Egomaniac lunatics, untalented incompetents and straight-out frauds, whos absurd ideas about "an alternative society" wouldn't qualify them to run a hot-dog stand successfully...and since the "avant-garde" has always relied on (generous...) funding from mainstream society, what's "alternative" about it????

Democratic Capitalism and the materialist mainstream culture?..

- absolutely wonderful! - if fat, bored, and stupid is how you want to spend your life...but by the look of it, that's exactly what most people want!..

Religion? - the idea that our lives are not subjected to random meaninglessness but governed by a conscious and all-powerful force...and with Religion; perhaps a return to the more simple and fundamental values found in earlier times - before everything "went wrong..."


- try the above mentioned crowd, they'll love the convenience of that...but remember to hang on to television, prostitution and alcohol...


Hmmm...

but, Lennard...what do YOU suggest?...




I don't know.

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Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf G
Neatly painted in overall dark yellow, it looks like a brand new Stug photographed outside the factory that built it. Newly produced German military vehicles were not sent to units straight from the manufacturer, but first delivered to special Wehrmacht detachments which had to test and declare them acceptable for front-line service.
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Monday, August 03, 2009

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If you're going to Malmö, Sweden this summer don't forget to check out the amazing exhibition at Malmö kunsthall: SONIC YOUTH etc.: SENSATIONAL FIX, centered around the legendary alternative Rock band SONIC YOUTH and the many artists and inspirations surrounding it, you can for instance check out some interesting paintings by William S. Burroughs.

Open until September 20, 2009

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What's up at YouTube: SONIC YOUTH on Letterman
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Panzer Sdkfz 263 8-rad (FU)
A panzer communications unit around 1940 (I believe you can just make out a standard, open-center Balkenkreuz national marking on the side of the foremost 263) Also looks like some Sdkfz 221's or 222's at the end of the line.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

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A tip from Stu that a new graphic novel from Daniel Clowes (titled Wilson) is to be published in May 2010!

and some more news on Clowes
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Panzer Jgdpz 38 (t) Hetzer
Note the unique, factory-applied camouflage of red brown, tan, and grey green used only on Hetzers. The troopers around it looks like British servicemen and not Germans.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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Summer phunn reading at: Warholstars.org - about Andy Warhol's films and the people in (and out) of them.

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Panzer Pzjgr Marder III
Captured Russian 76,2 mm anti-tanks guns were used for this stop-gap tank hunter.
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Friday, July 17, 2009

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New York artist Dash Snow dies of heroin overdose, aged 27

(remember to check out the comments, really great reading)

A larger-than-life fairy tale about unschooled raw talent coupled with hedonism, insanity and (extremely) rich parents, or just more hype?..

you decide; check out his work, read all about him,

More on Snow, turns out one of his inspirations was Danish photographer Jacob Holdt's American Pictures and he liked dancing to the music of Suicide before going to parties...

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Panzer Sturmtiger
I went and visited the Deutsches Panzermuseum, which has a Sturmtiger on display and since only two have survived until today (out of eighteen made) this is quite a rarity.
They have an excellent collection of German tanks and AFV's at the museum, but I recommend going there by car since Munster, were it's located, is a bit out of the way (you can go by train also, which was what I did)

BTW: If going, don't mix Munster up with Münster which is a completely different place, it's Munster (Örtze) you'll be looking for.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

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Chillin' here and being vacation wise but finding some time to add a few links now and then...like Les amis de Freddy, a blog celebrating the art of "clear line" genius Yves Chaland (1957-1990)


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Panzer Pzkpfw IV, Ausf C,D
Serving with the Africa korps, a somewhat strange hybrid Panzer IV that has most of the mid-production features, but seems to lack the machine gun mount in the front armour plate. You can just make out the Africa korps symbol on the side of the upper hull and on the front armour plate - both applied in reverse...


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Friday, July 03, 2009

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Last day on the old jobbo here


yeah.


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What's up at YouTube: Rockaway Beach
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Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf M
Fielding a long barreled 50 mm gun and additional armour the Panzer III soldiered on to combat the new treath from American armour on the battlefields of North Africa.
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Monday, June 29, 2009

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First they tell you that night is day, and then they hand you a flashlight.


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Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf F
Burned out during the German cultural export to North Africa, 1941-43.
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Monday, June 22, 2009

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Some new additions to my Deviant Art Profile:

Magmasquad

Mystic Warrior

Fuehrer-schlange

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Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf G
Servicing the Panzer in the heat of the North African dessert.
Note how cactus's have been placed as camouflage, probably not the most pleasant job to do!
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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Any resemblance to Scarlett Johansson's backside is purely coincidental


Albert Einstein changed the world of psychics by coining the theory of relativity while working daytime in an insignificant job.

Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque changed the face of Western Art by developing Cubism in a shared studio in the slums of Paris.

George Orwell wrote one of the most important novels of the twentieth century ("1984") while living as a widower and single dad in a house without electricity.



And they probably thought that sucked.


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Panzer Pzkpfw I
Another novelty, this Panzer I has been fitted with the turret of a Pzkpfw III and seems to be powered by a wood gas generator, the large boiler-type object mounted at the rear end. This bizarre vehicle was most likely used for training new panzer troops in one of the occupied countries where petrol rationing was often enforced.
^^^^^^

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Virkner and Khrustjov (at the left)

R.I.P Helle Virkner 1925-2009

The Danish actress was elected one of the ten most beautiful women in the world (by an Italian magazine in the 1950's I think) She later married a Danish prime minister and starred in two of the most popular TV series made in Denmark, Huset på Christianshavn and Matador

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Panzer Pzkpfw IV ausf A
Not much left of this panzer IV, most likely the work of a Werkstattkompanie scavenging for spare-parts. Note the small turret numbers and panzer units rhomboid symbol painted on the front armourplate. Only 35 Panzer IV A's were made.
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Monday, June 08, 2009



Of course I read, John Holmstrom's Blog,
- creator of world famous Punk Magazine

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Panzer Tiger I, early production
Could look like this group of Germans have been assembled to dig the Tiger out of a hole - tough luck...
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Saturday, June 06, 2009


American GI's and dead Germans in a French town, 1944

Sixty-fifth anniversary of the D-Day landings and the successful establishment of the long-awaited "second front" in WWII.

As agreed at the Tehran-Conference in 1943, the Soviets were to launch a large scale offensive on the Eastern front within two weeks of the Normandy landings - Operation "Bagration".

At the end of these campaigns, both the western-allies and the Soviets would be positioned within a thousand Kilometers from Berlin.

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Panzer Sdkfz 251/1
Destroyed in Normandy, 1944. Note the heavy foliage covering.
Allied air-superiority during and after the D-Day landings made the movement of German armoured forces nearly impossible in daylight.
^^^^^^

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

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Now that I've had my deposit money returned from my former landlord, I decided to ignore my natural impulses to blow it all on shoes and hats, and instead went and spent some of it on an SLR camera!

My choice? - the Canon EOS 450D - a top-of-the-line snap box for the condescending amateur and aspiring professional alike, which even comes bundled with a 18-55mm zoom lens at an acceptable price.

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Panzer Pzkpfw I, fahrschule
A novelty today, a Panzer I with its entire top half removed to be used for training new drivers.
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Monday, June 01, 2009

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Get yer old school music at Retro music snob - a blast of retro MP3's

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Panzer Pzkpfv IV, Ausf H
Some panzer IV's undergoing a bit of rest and refit. Note how the design of the panzer IV had changed by 1944-45 when compared to the Ausf E posted last week.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Attention R.Crumb fans!

- it's time to hit that pre-order button, because Crumb's The Book of Genesis is now available from Amazon
(to be published October 2009)

Crumb takes on The Great Book, and as his fans will know, he comes from a Catholic background - will the Pope ban him?...

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Panzer Pzkpfw IV, Ausf E (late)
A brand new panzer IV photographed at some barracks. The late Ausf E's had additional armour bolted to the front end, a result of the lessons learned in the Battle of France where the firepower of opponents like the British Matilda tank had caused an unexpected amount of panzer IV losses.
^^^^^^

Monday, May 25, 2009

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Get yer Jimmy Jupiter comics at Cartoon SNAP

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Panzer Befehlspanzer III, Ausf B
Rare tracks indeed, since only 15 Ausf B's were produced, this command version must have been one out of just a handful. Photo is probably taken at a panzer driving school.
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Monday, May 18, 2009

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As we all know, Communism was the system where:

"...all are equal, but some are more equal than others..."

Capitalism, - the economical system practically the whole world has embraced within the last twenty years, is different:

In this system there is no need for the concept of equality, because one of its driving forces is competition, and when we compete, there must always be:

winners

and,

losers...

Number Ones, number twos, (and sometimes, even number threes...)

- but lately we have seen the introduction of the "win-win" concept, where EVERYBODY wins...

Still,

There are some differences between living the life of the cleaning lady or that of the Bank manager...

So,

maybe, total...sorry, global, Capitalism is the system where:


All Are Winners But Some Are More Winners Than Others


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Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf E
Looks like exercises at a Panzer training facility in Germany (lots of pine trees in the background) Note that the main gun has been plugged and it looks like the fixture for the bow machine gun is entirely missing.
^^^^^^

Monday, May 11, 2009



New updates at my DeviantArt profile, meet the characters of a fictitious band called Crucifix in A Deathhand

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Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf G
Serving with the Afrikakorps in the Libyan dessert.
^^^^^^

Saturday, May 09, 2009

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Amateur photo of Russian soldiers in the Czech republic, May 1945.


May 9, sixty-fourth anniversary of the victory in The Great Patriotic War.


Thank you for destroying the armies of Nazism.

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Panzer Tiger II
Abandoned at the Znojmo railway station, Czech Republic, 1945.
The Czech Republic saw some of the last fighting on European soil in WWII, being squeezed in between retreating German armies of both the Eastern and Western fronts.
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Monday, May 04, 2009

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Barricades on Nørrebro, Copenhagen during "the people's strike", summer of 1944

May 4'Th - on this day (evening actually, since this was when the Danish free broadcast from London announced the German surrender) we Danes celebrate the liberation from German occupation during WWII.

Fun fact:
- some 3,000 Danes were killed fighting against German forces during WWII, an equal amount died fighting with the German forces, mainly on the Eastern front.

Other fun fact - these figures seem to change over time...

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Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf E
Note the spare tracks placed under the gun. This was extra protection of the vulnerable point where the turret and the hull joined. If an enemy gunner managed to put in a shot here it usually meant the turret was disjointed (or blown right off), and most of the crew could be killed or wounded since three men out of the five-man crew were placed in the turret.
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Friday, May 01, 2009

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Read about glorious Tu4m strategic bomber prototype

Yes, I'm back!

- with the help of friends, relatives, and (of course) a Bank, I have found a new home, and it's situated only a few hundred meters from the old one...

And I'll be receiving supplementary unemployment benefits for the next six months, so my economy should be o.k too.

Now that I'm sure I won't be sleeping on park benches, eating out of trashcans or collecting money from a paper cup, I can return to important things like blogging.

Still, blogging is not all... I need time for bitterness, alcohol consumption and surfing the internet for photos of East European housewifes dressed as Batgirl

SO:

from now on postings will be rationed at one to five per week, depending on how much I have to post...and yes, that includes the panzers...

and there's more:

The Retro babe is discontinued... not that I don't like retro babes, but I've posted so many of them I'm actually running out of quality material to post, and I refrain from putting full frontal nudity (or straight out HC action...) on this blog.

Retro babes (and others) will definetely be featured from time to time, but as a part of the regular postings.



Cheers, and happy May 1'st if you belong to the kind who celebrate it.

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Panzer Pzkpfw IV, Ausf E late version
A fine photo taken at some barracks. Late version Panzer IV E's had additional armour bolted to the front end for extra protection.
^^^^^^

Monday, April 20, 2009

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Missing that panzer pic? - consider investing in the outstanding line of books from Panzerwrecks

Well, another "blog-break" since also this week will be spent dealing with a heap of practical matters, meaning that...

yes...

even the DAILY PANZER is taking a break!!!..

but, I promise you things will be back to normal from:

May 1'st

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Friday, April 17, 2009

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Click image for larger version

A final view of this Jagdpanther - a late production JP, identifiable by the large bolted-on "collar" around the gun mount.

^^^^^^

Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Click image for larger version

Another view of the same Jagdpanther posted yesterday.

^^^^^^

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Jagdpanther

An american GI poses proudly next to a destroyed Jagdpanther, winter 1944-45.

^^^^^^

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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Pzkpfw III, Ausf F

This is most likely some maneuvres after The Battle of France, 1940.
The Ausf F was the first version to feature the large stovage bin fitted to the rear end of the turret.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

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A tough time for this Jagdpanther, spending fifty years on a firing range in Britain. It has since been bought by a private collector and restored to running condition.

It was part of a small batch of Panthers and Jagdpanthers assembled in Britain after WWII from original parts collected at German factories. After extensive testing, they were either scrapped or dispersed to British Army firing ranges.

What's up at YouTube: Jagpanther running in 2005
^^^^^^