Monday, August 27, 2012

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Photo courtesy of Subversive

Diggeth ye some fascinating photos of post-industrial decay at Derelict Metropolis

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Panzer: Pzkpfw IV, Ausf A
Judging from the open centered Balkenkreuz painted on the hull side and the crew member wearing the standard field grey German Army side cap (replacing the unpopular black Panzer beret), the photo was probably taken in early 1940. Also note a rare Pzkpfw III, Ausf B in the background, identifiable by the eight-wheeled running gear, unique to this version of the Panzer III.
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Monday, August 20, 2012

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Here I am.

I went up in a fighter plane, shark's mouth painted on the nose!

But they shot it down.

I went up in a four-engine bomber, loaded with machine guns and radar, and six buddies to help me fight!

But they shot that down too.

Then I got me a 50-ton tank, with a big gun and the thickest armour you could make.

I barely escaped from the burning wreck...

Proudly, I received my Captain's rank
- in a submarine, they won't even know I'm there!

But the sea mines did.

Now, I'm living in the hills. My trusted sniper rifle resting on my knee.

I've got plenty of time.

waiting.

For them to make a move.

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Panzer: Sturmgeschutz III, Ausf C
A battery of Stug's moving up the line, mingling with another trusted companion of the German Army in WWII : the horse drawn supply cart. The death's head marking painted on the foremost Stug does not mean it served with the SS-Totenkopf Division. More likely it was a unit-specific marking inspired by the death's head collar tabs worn by panzer and Stug units.
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Monday, August 13, 2012

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When I was working at the post office, sorting mail hour after hour, listening to music while you worked helped kill the boredom and made you forget about the pain in your neck and the sound of your co-workers chatting about sports and how drunk they had been during the weekend.
Like some, I preferred to shut out the mainstream radio transferred to us over the speaker system and instead put on my trusty mp3 player for songs of my selection.
A co-worker of mine, an old hippie who was a music freak and passionate record collector  (I actually turned him onto The Jesus and Mary Chain) He had seen all the Danish hippie bands play when they first started out, and Jimi Hendrix when he visited Copenhagen.
As with most people working there, he liked to talk to keep from going crazy, and complained about we who sat there with our ears plugged into the mp3 players, like zombies... "there's no contact with you guys! you just shut everything out!" so, I ask him "but you like listening to music more than anybody here, why don't you get an mp3 player?" and he answered "it's like we said back in the old days: a radio? I''ve got that inside my head..."

And, yes...I've got one too.

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Panzer: Sdkfz 131 Panzerjäger "Marder II"
Based on the then obsolete Pzkpfw II chassis, but mounting the powerful PaK 40 anti tank gun, the Marder II entered service with Panzerjäger units of Panzer divisions in the summer of 1942. With a thinly armoured, open topped fighting compartment, the Marder II was not suitable for direct tank-to-tank engagement on the open battlefield. Using ambush techniques, it would engage enemy armour from a concealed position.
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Monday, August 06, 2012

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This summer I've spent a lot of time (as I do every year) going through fan mail.
As always, fans are enthusiastic about the blog and write us something positive and encouraging, with the odd proposal for marriage or casual sex in a nearby parking house thrown in.
Regrettably, we also receive a few letters from the typical embittered, web-addicted, loser-types, who say that this blog should have been shut down years ago because of the extreme boredom of the postings! they are insinuating that only a handful (one hand) of people read the blog! and conclude their vile attacks by making the preposterous claim that there is an obvious lack of energy and enthusiasm here at DAMIJWH!

WRONG!

This blog is often quoted as one of the most interesting sources for reading on the WWW,  several leading editors, writers and journalists have permanently bookmarked it in Netscape and other Internet web browsers!

let this be a message to those who like to complain, and criticise what we are doing here at DAMIJWH:

WE WILL CONTINUE, AND NOT STOP DOING WHAT WE ARE DOING  - MRS. VERY-SMALL-TESTICLES!

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Panzer: DB 10, gepanzerte Sdkfz 8
Rare tracks here, less than twenty of this armoured version of the Sdkfz 8 half track were made.
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