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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 19-03-2019, 23:03:04 »

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 13-03-2019, 03:03:18 »
What a disgusting thing the Archer is. Sure the 17pdr is nice but what the hell?


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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 13-03-2019, 03:03:43 »
I recall the Germans being very inconsistent on their kill reports. People often bring up the "Ferdinand had a 10:1 kill ratio" and I just laugh my ass off. No way that monument to human stupidity had that kill ratio.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 09-03-2019, 01:03:16 »
Any more information on that one?. I'm curious. Very curious.

Willi Saeger was a German press photographer who followed the movements of scattered infantry, police and Volkstrum elements in the centre of Berlin, late April 1945. You can find more pictures from the same roll here:
https://www.bpk-bildagentur.de/shop
and search for 30021094, 30020671, 30020665, 30016555


Holy shit!, I actually never seen photos from the German side during the Battle of Berlin, this is a great find. Shame it has the watermark, but great find nonetheless!.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 08-03-2019, 02:03:21 »

Defenders of Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin. 24 April 1945

Any more information on that one?. I'm curious. Very curious.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 02-03-2019, 23:03:18 »


A member of Vietnam’s DQTV militia takes aim with a M1 Garand in December 2018.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 25-01-2019, 18:01:31 »
Ah German Engineering, the Maus had to be lifted in order to provide maintenance to it's tracks.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 24-01-2019, 21:01:32 »


I loved the title, "Against Zhukov Tanks". Volkssturm members marching to a near certain death against the Soviet Army in 1945. Look at every one of them, their faces reveal how much they want to face a modern army at their advanced age.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 22-01-2019, 03:01:11 »


Apparently they're Waffen SS in Prague, 1945.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 19-01-2019, 15:01:03 »


Can you help me identify these helmets?, I know the Finns have a solid variety of helmets, from German helmets to Italian ones, not to forget the French ones?

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 05-01-2019, 19:01:39 »


Group photograph of Spartacist militia during the fighting in Berlin in January 1919, during the Spartacist Uprising.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 05-01-2019, 16:01:34 »

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Off-Topic / Re: Hey fellas!
« on: 31-12-2018, 02:12:57 »
FileFront?, mas stylie por favor?.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 22-12-2018, 19:12:51 »
So many german photos these days...



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Workers at the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company celebrate the handing over of the first of many Valentine MK2 tanks made for the Russian front , in front of a workshop in Smethwick - September 22, 1941

 The Victory-V signs decorating the tank were made of stickers that read: "Speed the Tanks – for Russia!" The workers are holding a Union flag and a Russian flag and many have their fists raised in a Communist salute. Present were the Russian Ambassador to Britain Ivan Maisky and Harold Macmillan, who was at that time Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply.

 Speaking to the workers in Smethwick, Maisky declared that the tanks “will not rust in idleness” but would be sent to the front line as soon as they arrived in Russia. The first British tanks went into action on November 20, 1941, in the Battle of Moscow.

The first tank to leave the works was named Stalin and Mrs Maisky performed the honours, unveiling the name that had been covered by a Soviet flag.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 02-12-2018, 20:12:39 »


Ferdinand KO-ed by a ricochet through the open drivers hatch, while trying to recover another bogged down Ferdinand. Open hatches were mandatory in cross-country conditions, due to severe overheating of the engines: at least four Ferdinande were marked as a total lost in 1943 due to engine fires.

Ah, German engineering at it's finest.

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