Monday, May 03, 2010

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American photographer Todd Hido, is - just like Moi, drawn to the lure of the suburbs at night...

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Panzer Sdkfz 250
A highly dramatic photo, possibly posed for propaganda use. The official German Propaganda Kompanie photographers usually worked in teams and sometimes posed as "ordinary soldiers" in each others photos. The Sdkfz 250 was the "little brother" of the Sdkfz 251 personnel carrier series and was often used by front line commanders as a sort of "battlefield taxi". It could handle difficult terrain, was armoured, small in size - which meant it could hide better from ground attack aircraft, but large enough to carry the commander, radio equipment and a couple of trusted men as body guards. Judging from the rabbit fur lined winter parkas and camouflage caps worn by the soldiers, they served with a Waffen-SS unit since these garments were issued only to SS personnel.
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