Monday, November 25, 2013

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Taken in 1947 by a British visitor, an amateur photo of the Reichstag in Berlin.

Still scarred by fire, bombing, and the desperate fighting in the last days of Hitler's reign over the German capital, the photo also shows us the not so commonly seen backside of the building.

In the background you can make out the ruins of central Berlin, still waiting to be rebuilt two years after the war ended.

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Panzer: Pzkpfw I ohne aufbau
The special version of the Panzer I without turret and upper hull, used for training new crews.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

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An Amazing collection of glass negatives taken ca. 1890-1910 by telegraph operator and amateur photographer William Facey (b. 1864). The Facey Collection

What sets Facey's photos apart from the, predominantly professional, photographic work of his era, is a keen eye for composition combined with a unique sense of presence and intimacy, making his depictions of daily life in and around Duxbury, MA (USA) appear as if they had been captured by the camera only yesterday.

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Panzer: Sdkfz 139, Panzerjäger Marder III
Some engine maintenance for this Marder. First of the Marder III series (followed by the Ausf H and M) this was a mating of the  Pak 76 (r) AT gun, captured in large amounts from the Soviets in 1941, with the Pzkpfw 38 (t) chassis , captured from the Czechs in 1938.
The result was a fully tracked and self-propelled tank killer capable of taking out T-34's while the Wehrmacht waited for more thoroughly designed concepts to arrive at the front.
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Monday, November 11, 2013

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Ahh...I feel good here...she smells so much nicer than Walter Matthau...

Yes, it's NO SECRET that we here at DAMIJWH have an affection for French actress Catherine Deneuve, the star of such cinema classics as Bunuel's Belle d' Jour, Polanski's  Repulsion, and many others, but why not diggeth these posters from some of her more obscure exploits on the silver screen (hey, great stars have to make a living too ya know)

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Panzer: Brückenleger auf Fgst Panzer I Ausf. B
Rare tracks this week, a bridge-laying Pzkpfw I, Ausf B. Usually two such vehicles were used to form a bridge, as seen here
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Monday, November 04, 2013

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Great collection of photographs of WWII Bomber Jackets on Flickr

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Panzer: Panzer Befehlswagen III
With some relaxing crews, probably prior to the invasion of Soviet Russia, summer 1941.
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