Monday, April 30, 2012

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I'd like to express my deepest thanks to the people who create small (but extremely useful) software utilities and distribute them freely on the Internet.

You are the true heroes of the digital age.

(and I can now watch that German educational movie which for some %€%/(#""?!!! reason was compressed in a weird format that wouldn't open with Stuffit...)

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Panzer: Sdkfz 250/3 Leichter Funkpanzerwagen
Belonging to the 24'th Panzer Division. The photo was most likely taken during the Wehrmacht's drive into Southern Russia, summer of 1942 (which would eventually lead the Division to its destruction in the Battle of Stalingrad). Note the open hatches on the side of the engine compartment, a common practice during warm weather to prevent over heating. -----

Monday, April 23, 2012

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Editions of one, delivers music (of the experimental kind) recorded directly to old school tape cassette, which you then buy with Paypal.

Neat.

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Panzer: Pzkpfw IV, Ausf G
Lots of extra equipment carried on this pz Iv. The setting could be the last stand of the Afrika korps in Tunesia, or maybe a panzer serving in the long retreat up through Italy.
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Monday, April 16, 2012

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Please get this woman off me, she's unbelievably heavy!

And today? rare photos of famous people you already saw six years ago... but HEY! running a blog is not easy...

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Panzer: SdKfz 140/1 Aufklärungspanzer 38 (t)
Believe it of not, but here is a photo showing an AufklPz 38 (t) together with other abandoned German vehicles in my native country Denmark, 1945 (at the far right in the photo)
Given the rarity of this vehicle one wonders how on earth it ended up in Denmark...but for those in command of my native tongue there is this fine in-depth article by O. Drostrup : Panzers in Kolding
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Monday, April 09, 2012

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Frolicking Danes

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Panzer: Pzkpfw V "Panther", Ausf D
Serving in early 1945 with the newly established Pz. Div Feldherrnhalle 2.
The division was raised from survivors from the Pz. Div Feldherrnhalle 1 and various training units, which explains the presence of a 1943 vintage Panther so late in the war. The crew man on the far right appears to be a "panzer spiess", or company sergeant major. Identifiable by two rows of rank braid (tress) sewn around the cuffs
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Monday, April 02, 2012

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Why not enjoy the charms of Catherine Deneuve's older sister Françoise Dorléac, who unfortunately died in a car accident early in her career

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Panzer: Sturmgeschütz III, ausf C
A StuG ferrying some troops on a typical Russian dirt road. Photo most likely taken in spring 1942. The troops are lucky to have the rare luxury of armoured support, even if that meant they were in a "busy" part of the front lines with a higher risk of getting killed.
Note the horse drawn carts just visible, responsible for the vast majority of German Army supplies distribution on the Eastern front.
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