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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