Monday, October 28, 2013

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Reed in 1974.

Lou Reed, 1942-2013

Rock'n roll giant, style icon, poet, composer, and pretty much the definition of a New York artist in my book.

You provided the soundtrack for my youth, Lou Reed.

Thanks for everything.

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Panzer: 8.8cm PaK43/1 (L/71) auf Geschutzwagen III und IV (Sf) "Nashorn"
A rare colour photo showing the three-colour camouflage scheme (the photo has a strong greenish tint, distorting the brown and dark yellow colours a great deal)
The Nashorn was based on a unusual combination of Panzer III and Panzer IV components developed in early 1942 by the Alkett company, in order to quickly deliver a fully tracked carriage for the powerful long version of the 88 mm gun, desperately needed on the Eastern front.
Of note is also the great variety in the colour of the feldgrau uniforms displayed.
One explanation could be that most of the men in the photo are officers, who had to purchase their tunics privately from authorized tailors. This gave them a wider range of freedom regarding colour and quality of the material used as compared to the lowly Landser private, who had to make do with what he was issued from the depot.
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