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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11835 on: 26-01-2014, 17:01:47 »
I thought of this too but I was not sure about the cocking handle being that high. Well, thank you, it is a mag then ;D
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11836 on: 26-01-2014, 19:01:48 »


Adolf Hitler, Wilhelm Keitel and Harald Öhquist from the Finnish Army at the Wolfsschanze, 1941.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11837 on: 26-01-2014, 19:01:12 »
Adolf has this very "No shit?" look on his face.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11838 on: 26-01-2014, 19:01:40 »
"Sir we are trying our best but the Russians are pushing through"
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11839 on: 26-01-2014, 21:01:49 »
Hitler doesn't look very Nordic Aryan.

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« Reply #11840 on: 28-01-2014, 20:01:22 »


Karl Hanke. A Nazi fanatic, protegé of Joseph Goebbels whom he served as personal secretary. He served on the 3. Panzer-Division during the Poland Campaign and in 1940 he served under Erwin Rommel command with the 7. Panzer-Division in France. He received the Iron Cross Second and First class and was discharged from the Heer with the rank of Oberleutnant after criticizing Rommel's command style but was almost inmediately appointed as Gauleiter of Lower Silesia. In 1945 he led the early stages of the defense of "Festung Breslau".

He was named by Hitler to be Breslau Battle Commander "Kampfkommandant". He oversaw the battle with his charateristic fanatism, Joseph Goebbels praised Hanke's fanatism and unconditional support for Hitler in his personal diary. He was appointed Reichsführer-SS on Hitler's last will, replacing Heinrich Himmler on 29th April 1945 and was also awarded with the "German Order" (The highest decoration a Nazi Party member could achieve). General Hermann Niehoff surrendered the city of Breslau to the Soviets on 6 May 1945, Hanke flown out of the city a day before and flew to Prague, attaching himself to the 18th SS-Freiwilligen-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Horst Wessel", wearing the SS uniform of a private attempting to cover his identity. After a fierce battle with Czech partisans, he was captured and identified as Karl Hanke by his captors and placed in a PoW camp. He attempted to escape in early June 1945 with other PoWs, the Czech captors opened fire and it is said that Hanke was the first one to die.



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11841 on: 29-01-2014, 00:01:27 »

Hafenschutzboot HS 114. Used to patrol harbours and shallow coastal waters.

I usually imagine my own sounds with it, like `tjunk, tupdieyupdiedee` aaa enemy spotted, ratatatataboom

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11842 on: 29-01-2014, 01:01:56 »
How was the state of the Kriegsmarine apart from subs later in the war. Was there any capital ships left 44-45?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11843 on: 29-01-2014, 09:01:00 »
Tirpitz fo' sho', and probably other cruisers that weren't sent out to hunt merchants or some shit like that.
I know that in 1942ish, Prinz Eugen, Gneisenau and Scharnhorst escaped from Brest to Germany through La Manche...
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11844 on: 29-01-2014, 10:01:30 »

Hafenschutzboot HS 114. Used to patrol harbours and shallow coastal waters.

what is that boat used for?   am i too drunk to see any weapons on it? or just uses radio etc. to mark locations of fleet movements?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11845 on: 29-01-2014, 10:01:04 »

Hafenschutzboot HS 114. Used to patrol harbours and shallow coastal waters.

what is that boat used for?   am i too drunk to see any weapons on it? or just uses radio etc. to mark locations of fleet movements?

I see two MGs in front of the mast..

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11846 on: 29-01-2014, 12:01:06 »
Hafenschutzboot means literally 'Harbour Protection Boat'. It is a very small vessel armed with light anti aircraft guns usable for surface to surface combat as well. However, in most cases the armament is used for the purpose of self protection as these boats have almost no fighting abilities. Usually the boats are converted fish trawlers which are too small to travel the open seas.
They patrol the harbour, represent the german military and might act as a police unit. They also patrol the port entrance and the shallow waters nearby. The main purpose is to report and detect enemy movement and raids in the harbour and its entrance.


I usually imagine my own sounds with it, like `tjunk, tupdieyupdiedee` aaa enemy spotted, ratatatataboom

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11847 on: 30-01-2014, 13:01:07 »


Italian infantry advancing trough the town of Menton, France, in 1940. An Italian attack trough the French Riviera was halted in Menton after a portion of it was seized by the Italians.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11848 on: 07-02-2014, 04:02:41 »
Reviving a set from WAAAY long ago.

The explosion just before:



Then the long walk to make sure

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #11849 on: 08-02-2014, 17:02:32 »