Monday, September 24, 2012

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Find your rare and exciting photos of abandoned places at You Can't Take Pictures Here

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Panzer: Panzerbeobachtungswagen III, Ausf F
These specialist vehicles were converted from standard Panzer III's in 1942-44 and used for artillery range finding and target spotting. The main gun was removed and replaced by an MG 34, with a dummy gun made from wood or aluminium fitted next to it, to conceal the Panzer's true purpose from the enemy. Note the unusual collar patches worn by the trooper in full gear and helmet, lacking the small metal skulls normally attached.
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Monday, September 17, 2012

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Also do I Wayne White dig

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Panzer: Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf C
Another Stug with a "deaths head" marking, and a non-standard two-digit vehicle number. The officer standing next to it (a leutnant I believe) is kitted out as a typical German Army squad leader with binoculars around his neck and a stick grenade ready for action, tucked in behind the belt buckle.
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Monday, September 10, 2012

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Read about the fascinating drawings by T.S.Sullivant

YES! - another great article from animationresources.org

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Panzer: Panzeratrappe
Build from aluminium, plywood or stretched canvas around a standard motorcar, these vehicles were used for training in the early years of the Panzerwaffe. Note the crewmen wearing the black panzer beret but standard field grey German Army trousers and what looks like raincoats, perhaps early versions of the rainproof greatcoat for motorcyclists, the Kradmantel .
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Monday, September 03, 2012

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Intriguing damaged photos of post WWII Stalingrad, taken in 1947 by decadent western LIFE magazine photographer Thomas D. McAvoy

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Panzer: Sdkfz 250
Hiding out in the crop fields, summer of 1944. The ditch in front of the vehicle was probably dug to provide cover for the crewmen if Soviet IL-II Sturmovik ground attack aircraft made their presence.
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