Monday, September 09, 2013


I have nothing to say this week...

Except maybe this: a well-dressed pipe-smoking man can always find a place in the world.

Panzer: Pzkpfw III, Ausf N
A couple of panzer III's moving along, probably on the North-Eastern front, fall 1943. Despite being replaced by the Panzer IV and Panther as the main battle tank of the Wehrmacht, Panzer III's served on, usually on the less busy sectors of the front where it could still stand up well against partisan units and enemy infantry that lacked armoured support.
On close examination it is visible that the foremost Panzer III lacks the MG 34's normally fitted next to the main gun and in the ball mount in the frontal armour, suggesting this vehicle operated well behind the front lines, perhaps with a training detachment.

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