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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16635 on: 08-04-2019, 23:04:12 »

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« Reply #16637 on: 09-04-2019, 20:04:00 »


I'm guessing near Petsamo, very motovski bay like

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« Reply #16638 on: 10-04-2019, 23:04:28 »


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Crossing the upper Kuyto. A group of Finnish soldiers make their way over the upper Kuyto with assault boats during sunrise, Karelia, 16 July 1941.

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« Reply #16639 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.

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Some pics of NZ soldiers



and Poles from II Polish Corps




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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16640 on: 12-04-2019, 13:04:28 »
Great photos, check out the two Thompson’s as well. M1928A1 in the lead and M1A1 3 men back.

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« Reply #16641 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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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16642 on: 12-04-2019, 14:04:18 »
They used the Thompson in the MTO because of the .45 ammunition. The Sten was used more in North Western Europe with 9mm. This made resupply easier.

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« Reply #16643 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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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16644 on: 12-04-2019, 19:04:23 »


Sturmi "Aili" north of Viipuri, 2 July 1944.

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« Reply #16645 on: 12-04-2019, 19:04:06 »
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.

Commonwealth troops often had a pool of Stens or Thompsons at Battalion to issue on an ad hoc basis to patrols and recon mission.

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« Reply #16646 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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« Reply #16647 on: 13-04-2019, 12:04:39 »


Finnish soldier stands in front of wooden archway with the text: ”Long live this invincible banner. Long live Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin! Long live Leninism!” Riekkalansaari lake Ladoga, 29 July

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16649 on: 15-04-2019, 14:04:40 »