Monday, June 29, 2009


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

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

Monday, June 22, 2009


Some new additions to my Deviant Art Profile:


Mystic Warrior


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!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


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.

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

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.

Monday, June 08, 2009

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

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...

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.

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


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.

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

Monday, June 01, 2009


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

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.