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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14880 on: 24-12-2017, 11:12:50 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14881 on: 24-12-2017, 16:12:38 »
Christmas day 1943
What's that beam of light?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14882 on: 24-12-2017, 21:12:40 »
Christmas day 1943
What's that beam of light?


I'd say a flare... which looks like it's coming from the soviet side.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14883 on: 25-12-2017, 01:12:29 »
Ah, OK.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14884 on: 25-12-2017, 22:12:22 »
8000 WW2 photographs has been digitalised by NTB (Norwegian Telegram bureau):
https://foto.digitalarkivet.no/fotoweb/archives/5003-Historiske%20foto/


Commandos after the conquest of Walcheren comparing a pigs head to Hitler


Rudementary blockade at a road during Weserübung


Reloading a rocket on an MTB in 1944. What kind of weapon is this?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14885 on: 26-12-2017, 18:12:51 »
a rocket with a hollow charget, do you need its designation ?
on a PT boat /mbt it is used to sunk ship


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14886 on: 27-12-2017, 01:12:10 »


The Netherlands had a korps policetroops aswell asside from the normal military police (marechausee), they were used to police the army, aswell as the areas under millitary command.
But they also had combat duties, like guarding the east outer defense lines in 1940, aswell as bridges. In this cappacity they would man bunkers armed with AT guns and heavy machine guns. They would be there next to the normal army personel.
The picture above is a foto of a Brandenburg command dressed in Dutch policetroop uniforms of wich a number was dispatched to capture vital bridges in may 1940 over the meuse and rhine rivers.
One or two succeeded, others were repulsed in dramatic hand to hand combat, others failed to materialise due to the team members being  to drunk to show up.

I remember one quote of a border guard from a book as follows. "His helmet appeared to be made out of papermachee, when i hit him on his helmet with my klewang (Indian army sword) it went through everything."

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14887 on: 28-12-2017, 10:12:38 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14888 on: 28-12-2017, 16:12:00 »
Is he generating power for the transmitter by cycling?


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14889 on: 29-12-2017, 12:12:18 »
yes it is !


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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14891 on: 30-12-2017, 22:12:07 »
^Now that's a new static gun we need for FH2  :D

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14892 on: 31-12-2017, 03:12:33 »
a hold over from WW1? I can't find the thread with that picture in axishistory

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14893 on: 31-12-2017, 12:12:54 »
It is a new version of the ww1 trench rifle periscope. It was supposed to be a semi-automatic rifle
here the designation: Deckungszielgerät 43 (DZG43)

here an english article :
https://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=315

here a website to a french magazine article (you have the texte under the pic if you want to translate it):
http://fr.1001mags.com/parution/gazette-des-armes/numero-456-septembre-2013/page-44-45-texte-integral

German did some other test with mg42, panzerfaust, etc ...


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14894 on: 31-12-2017, 17:12:58 »
Seems really handy for trenches, but incredibly clumbersome for the faster paced WWII combat. I doubt that contraption would survive some manouvres or actual combat.