Monday, November 28, 2011

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Get your nerdy nostalgia at www.Wartimepress.com, a website specializing in WWII service personnel magazines and other publications, from both Allied and Axis nations.

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Panzer: Panzerkampfwagen V, "Panther" Ausf D
A very early production Panther. It lacks some features found on mass production Panther D's, such as tool racks on the hull sides and could perhaps be from the first pre-production run made in order to root out teething trouble, etc. Most likely photographed at a testing facility in Germany.
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Monday, November 21, 2011

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Abendland ho!

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Panzer: Pantherstellung
After WWII, German workers excavate the remains of a dug-in Panther used as a stationary gun platform during the Battle of Berlin. Worn-out Panthers with their guns intact but their wheels and engines removed, were dug into the streets of several German cities as a stop-gap measure during the last days of the Third Reich. A more elaborate version of the concept was the Pantherturm which consisted of a Panther turret mounted on a pre-fabricated steel or concrete hull which was used extensively in fortifications like the Gothic Line
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Monday, November 14, 2011

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And after these words from our sponsor, the Panzers:

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Panzer: Pzkpfw II, Ausf C
No doubt a typical spectacle during the early days of the Barbarossa campaign when Hitler's armies were sweeping across western Russia. Note the capital "G" on the rear end of the Panzer II, placing it with Panzergruppe 2 commanded by Heinz Guderian
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Monday, November 07, 2011

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War of the Worlds no doubt...

Funny webpage where a very talented (presumably Russian) artist has taken the seventeenth century Russian tradition of making satirical woodcuts: Lubok, and applied the technique to present day Hollywood films.

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Panzer: Sdkfz 251/7 Ausf C Pionierwagen
Designed for Panzer division sapper units, this 251/7 is acting as tow-vehicle for a disabled Sdkfz 250 with a missing front wheel. Note the wooden bridge section carried on the side of the Pionierwagens's hull (another section was carried on the opposite side) and the divisional marking of the 2'nd Panzer Division - a trident, just visible between the men standing in front of the Pionierwagen.
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