Monday, March 25, 2013

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How can you not fall in love with the amazing work of nineteenth century British painter John Atkinson Grimshaw, a master of moonlit scenery.

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Panzer: Sturmgeschütz III, ausf F/8
A somewhat stern looking StuG man in front of a selection of older and newer Stug's. The Ausf F/8 behind him must be a brand new delivery since it still has the chassis production number stenciled to the front mudguard. The spare tracks fitted to the bow armour plate also retains their factory applied coat of dark yellow paint, soon to be worn off with use.Note how the Stug on the left has been protected against the elements by adding a pyramid-shaped cover made form Zeltbahn, the ingenious German Army serviceman's waterproof poncho which could be grouped together to form tents.
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Monday, March 18, 2013

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They sure like collecting strange and kitschy pop culture items over at Gonked! Glooked! Slurped! 

(don't visit this page if your eyes are sensitive to orgasmic orangevivid vermillion or burned-out-iris blue!)

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Panzer: Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf C
A Stug crew taking a break. The dirt road, and thatched roof of the house in the background could suggest the photo was taken in Soviet Russia. The lack of "K" or "G" markings on the vehicles and no swastika flags draped over the upper surfaces would place them some time after the initial stages of Barbarossa in 1941. Summer of 1942, during the advances on the southern front is my guess.
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Monday, March 11, 2013

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Great Daniel Clowes page on Tumblr! fan made, it features a host of early and obscure work by the "Cartoon Czar of Chi-town"

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Panzer: Panzerjäger V "Jagdpanther"
A GI poses cheerfully in front of a late production Jagdpanther. The location is probably western Germany, spring 1945. The unusual diagonal stripes camouflage pattern was unique to Jagdpanthers and Panthers manufactured at the MNH factory
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Monday, March 04, 2013

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Why not checketh out Russian and Soviet cinema, a Tumblr page about movies, actors and filmstars you've probably never heard about, which doesn't prevent them from looking very interesting

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Panzer: Pzkpfw VI "Tiger I", Ausf E
Some officers of the US Army relax after battling the Afrika Korps in Tunesia, 1943, and what could be better than to have your picture taken in front of knocked out Tiger, formerly of Schweres Panzer Abteilung 501.
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