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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 27-05-2019, 01:05:44 »


Soldiers of the 1st Polish Army with the POWs from the SS "Charlemagne" Division in the area of Pomeranian Wall, 1945. Note the pretty much entire uniform of german origin on the soldier with MP40, rogatywka beign the only thing indicating him being part of a Polish Army.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 11-05-2019, 20:05:24 »
PPD-34/38 and PPD-34 can use both box and drum. Afaik it just happens that the drum was introduced with the modified version in '38.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 27-04-2019, 19:04:29 »

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 26-04-2019, 18:04:03 »


"The Joy of Painting with Ernst Vollbehr"

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 24-04-2019, 11:04:16 »


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A corporal of an RAF Regiment anti-aircraft flight sits on an ammunition box outside his tent to clean his Sten gun at an airfield in Libya.

Also note the tacticool pistol grip.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 23-04-2019, 11:04:07 »

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 22-04-2019, 18:04:00 »

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 22-04-2019, 03:04:55 »

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 21-04-2019, 00:04:00 »

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 20-04-2019, 00:04:38 »

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 17-04-2019, 13:04:00 »

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 13-04-2019, 12:04:02 »


New Zealand Valentine tanks of 3rd NZ Division Special Tank Squadron, during the campaign on the Solomon Islands. Squadron had 25 standard Mk III's and 9 converted ones with 3 inch howitzers, taken from Australian Matilda IV CS tanks.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-04-2019, 14:04:58 »
Yeah, sorry I haven't made myself clear. My point was that allocation of sub-machine guns for Commonwealth units in MTO seems to be comperatively high. Sometimes you would see almost half of a squad having smg's.

But admittedly I could just stumbled upon some particular photos that clouded my perception of the way bigger picture. So maybe I'm wrong about that.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-04-2019, 13:04:37 »
Great photos, check out the two Thompson’s as well. M1928A1 in the lead and M1A1 3 men back.

Yeah, it seems that there was very high number of both Thompson variants allocated to troops on that front. It's very common sight on photos. A least when it comes to Commonwealth forces, I haven't seen that many photos of US from MTO.

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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-04-2019, 12:04:10 »


British patrol on the Italian Front with improvised camo smock/jerkin made from captured rolls of Italian M1929 telo mimetico used for tents/ponchos. I don't know any details and there is hardly anything on the internet. If anyone knows anything about that let me know, especially I would be interested who started this practice. There are more photos under a spoiler tag.

Spoiler
Some pics of NZ soldiers



and Poles from II Polish Corps




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