Monday, February 27, 2012

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Catherine Deneuve in the film "La Chamade"(1968)
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Panzer: Pzkpfw VI, Ausf B "Königstiger"
Abandoned at a roadside in Germany, spring 1945. Note the hatch for the engine compartment on the ground in front of the Tiger, suggesting the panzer was rendered useless by its own crew by placing an explosive charge here.
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Monday, February 20, 2012

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Yes...you're another middle-class wimp who grew up comfortably in a dull suburb between 1960 and 1980, your adolescence emerging at a time when everything was covered in brown hessian and women wore overalls...no wonder you turned out a complete freak! - with an insatiable craving for...

VINTAGE SLEAZE!

(go on! it's all there!, the stuff you (secretly) love! : Betty Page!, Gene Bilbrew, Bill Ward!, Times Square peep shows! politically incorrect Mens mags! freaks! fucks!, frillies and low life!)

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Panzer: Sdkfz 250/1 NEU
Recruits of a Panzergrenadier unit going through the paces with their drill instructor (man with his back to the camera)
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Monday, February 13, 2012

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Yes, you guessed it...another week here at DAMIJWH dedicated to Catherine Deneuve, this time photographed while filming Belle de Jour


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Panzer: Sd. Kfz. 138/1, Ausf H "Bison"
looks like the un-armed munitions carrier version of the Bison, without the main gun (a 150 mm sIG 33) which should be visible from this angle.
If needed, the munitions carrier could be converted back to an ordinary Bison in the field. Note that the vehicle is in fact placed on a railway flatcar as the Sdkfz 251 parked in front of it. The high (900) numbers seen on both vehicles were often reserved for specialist support vehicles serving with Panzer divisions, like armoured, self propelled artillery, recon vehicles etc.
The Russian T-34/85's in the background would be placing this photo within a summer of 1944 time frame .
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Monday, February 06, 2012

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Sorry, nothing to bother you with this week...down with a cold for the last couple of days...but you do get this nice photo of Catherine Deneuve...

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Panzer: Pzkpfw V "Panther", Ausf D
The lack of any markings on the Panther could suggest the photo was taken at a training facility far from the front. Perhaps at a gunnery range, explaining the extreme tilting of the gun. Note the wearing of standard German Army greatcoats over the black panzer uniform.
A black "panzer" version of the greatcoat was never issued, probably because panzer troops were part of the Army (Heer) instead of belonging to a separate branch like Luftwaffe or Kriegsmarine (Navy) personnel, who received greatcoats in their respective uniform colours (grey blue and dark blue)
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