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Messages - Matthew_Baker

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: Today at 13:05:51 »
Nice pic! What's the story behind this? Did the unit that liberated Venice just happen to have DUKWs or was this some kind of R&R?

I don’t know the story behind this specific photo, but I found this blurb from a DUKW driver in the British Army. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/16/a4105216.shtml

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When the fighting was over and the tanks were no longer required, we returned to our DUKW company. After a few weeks in a town called MESTRE we set off for VENICE and the LIDO-DI JESOLO where we set up CAMP.
THE 8th army and the YANKS had set up LEAVE CENTRES for all and sundry and we got the job of supplying these centres with everything required! When the gondoliers went on strike, the TOWN MAJOR ordered our company to run a Shuttle service up and down the GRAND-CANAL 8am-8pm until normal services resumed. THE company was being moved, ready for the far EAST (Rumours) but, thank goodness JAPAN surrendered. WAR-OVER.

Which is kinda cool 8)

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: Today at 02:12:14 »


American DUKWs in the canals of Venice 1945

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 15-10-2018, 12:10:11 »


10.5cm leFH 18/3 (Sf) auf Geschützwagen B2 (f) and it’s crew.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 15-10-2018, 01:10:24 »


French Flamethrowers in Verdun 1916 [colorized]

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 13-10-2018, 05:10:20 »

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Corporal Peter Teague, of the Australian 1st Armored Regiment, showing the Japanese sword which he captured after shooting a Japanese soldier in a tunnel on Vasey Highway during the "Oboe II. Operation" on Balikpapan, the island of Borneo, Indonesia; 2 July 1945.

Also check out the Owen with the Australian in the left 8)

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-10-2018, 01:10:53 »
Finns using spears to destroy a tank ?

Flamethrower tank KhT-26.  :)

honestly it looks like one of those fake tanks thrown together with debris to fool the enemy ;D

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 10-10-2018, 21:10:54 »


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M-10 of 632nd Tank Destroyer battalion Aitape, New Guinea July 31, 1944

From Reddit

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 10-10-2018, 03:10:22 »
I think this image is originally in color, very cool to see non-desert colored tanks in the desert.


Osprey's Italian Medium Tanks '39-'45 says that they are M13/40s of VII M tank battalion in Libya, March 1940. They were probably transferred from the Balkans since they're still in their green/grey paint (I assume they were soon over painted with desert yellow).

The side markings show it's the first tank of the first platoon of the first company.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 09-10-2018, 02:10:09 »
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Pz IV and Valentine wrecks at Dukla Pass

Seems to have been a whole slew of weird tanks at Dukla Pass

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 06-10-2018, 21:10:30 »

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 06-10-2018, 01:10:26 »
Btw, in my last picture of the Sherman, does anyone know what those “wings” are on the back deck? (With the allied marking)

I’m guessing it’s wading gear of some sort, but I’ve never seen it before.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 05-10-2018, 15:10:36 »
More tanks that should’ve used bridges properly :P

A Sherman tank being recovered from the river Biferno near Campo-Marino, Italy, October 1943.


I can’t tell for sure because the markings are covered up, but I think this is a Sherman V of the Canadian 12th Armored Regiment (Three Rivers). The turret markings indicate C Squadron (circle) 3rd Troop (number).

They were supporting the 79th Infantry Division in Termoli after Germans counterattacked the British commandos who had seized the town a few nights before.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 04-10-2018, 21:10:56 »
Yea, lots of places seem to have it mis-captioned. :P

Looks just like the 'Lookout' outpost on Hurtgen Forest 8)


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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 04-10-2018, 18:10:32 »
Is that what the sign reads? Zagan?

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 04-10-2018, 13:10:34 »
Really great re-coloring of an old photo. The caption says “Hetzers in Prague, 1945” but a more reliable source says “Vehicles abandoned during an American offensive, early 1945”

Anyone wanna play a guessing game as to where these Hetzers are from? ;D



B&W version

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