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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3585 on: 10-05-2010, 19:05:50 »


Fallschirmjäger with mg42, arranged to shoot enemy planes. In the background you can see several "Rommelspargel" (asparagus), in that case used to prevent paragliders from landing (I'm waiting for a wisecracker to tell us the english term for it ;)). Photo around '44

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3586 on: 10-05-2010, 20:05:10 »
Rommel's asparagus.

Air-landing obstacle.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3587 on: 10-05-2010, 20:05:01 »
Nice photo!
Little fun-fact: The Bundeswehr uses the same tri-pod models as anti-air mount for the MG3. I had the "pleasure" of carrying one during a march and use it with another comrade during simulated air raids, so the pic made me smile a bit since we had the same set-up (well, one was at the gun while the other scanned the sky...all in my plattoon had 6 tri-pods and 6 mgs...was a nasty march, with air raid alerts every few hundred meters...stupid instructors -.-).
And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall,
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3588 on: 10-05-2010, 20:05:55 »

Gold Beach, 1944.

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 #3589 on: 11-05-2010, 03:05:46 »

Generally it is assumed that this man weeps as he watches German soldiers enter Paris in 1940.  That is untrue.  One should note the woman applauding beside him.  A Petainist traitor?  No, they are both loyal.  This picture was taken in Toulon, in 1940.  The subjects are watching the French army marching off to be sent to Algeria, intact.  The picture sums up all that is defeat.  This man most likely survived the Great War, and he looks to have done well in life.  But as that picture was taken, France's pride left, ground underfoot by the Wehrmacht.  Night had fallen over France, and soon it would fall over the rest of Europe.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3590 on: 11-05-2010, 07:05:43 »
Nice photo!
Little fun-fact: The Bundeswehr uses the same tri-pod models as anti-air mount for the MG3. I had the "pleasure" of carrying one during a march and use it with another comrade during simulated air raids, so the pic made me smile a bit since we had the same set-up (well, one was at the gun while the other scanned the sky...all in my plattoon had 6 tri-pods and 6 mgs...was a nasty march, with air raid alerts every few hundred meters...stupid instructors -.-).
Would those not be completely inefective Anti air weapons now days?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3591 on: 11-05-2010, 07:05:08 »
What about, Helicopters?



Soldiers of the US 90th Field Artillery fire their gun at a Japanese position, Balete Pass, Luzon, April 19 1945.
« Last Edit: 11-05-2010, 07:05:03 by torenico »


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3592 on: 11-05-2010, 09:05:45 »

Would those not be completely inefective Anti air weapons now days?
Bingo! ;)
Not everything in the army has to make sense...
I wouldn´t even fire with it at helos, not even at small ones. Take cover, make yourself invisible or else some really bad stuff will happen to you. ^^
And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3593 on: 11-05-2010, 11:05:28 »

Would those not be completely inefective Anti air weapons now days?
Bingo! ;)
Not everything in the army has to make sense...
I wouldn´t even fire with it at helos, not even at small ones. Take cover, make yourself invisible or else some really bad stuff will happen to you. ^^

Or get a Stinger. PROFIT!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3594 on: 11-05-2010, 12:05:54 »
Or get a Stinger. PROFIT!
Infantry squads don´t carry Stingers, only specialized Luftwaffe units do...but you can try to shoot an enemy plane or helo down with a Panzerfaust, if you´re lucky. ^^
And so he spoke, and so he spoke, that lord of Castamere,
But now the rains weep o'er his hall, with no one there to hear.
Yes now the rains weep o'er his hall,
and not a soul to hear.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3595 on: 11-05-2010, 12:05:47 »
Here is mine for today, rifle grenade practice, shooting at max range, shouldering this weapon in this configuration would break your shoulder.


Also, i have this, not for people that do not want to see a skeleton.
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/8985/1271936800220.jpg

I like this picture, it is faked but i don't really care, it can already imagine the moment he got shot.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3596 on: 11-05-2010, 13:05:17 »
What the "Good Germans" and our "Allies" Brits did to Greece in WW2



Blockaded ports by the allies and All foods left taken by the Germans for their population.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3597 on: 11-05-2010, 14:05:12 »
Well you should have colaborated with the Germans  ;D
But to get real it is awfull.
I just watched that movie with the Italian captain in Greece playing that little instrument and in the grand finale helping the partisan movement after Italy capitulated.

 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3598 on: 11-05-2010, 14:05:41 »
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/Crossed_rifles_in_the_sand.jpg

Dead GI in the sand of Omaha. Beside him crossed rifles as a last greeting. (didn't post it here, since some1 may find it cruel)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3599 on: 11-05-2010, 16:05:33 »
Well you should have colaborated with the Germans  ;D
But to get real it is awfull.
I just watched that movie with the Italian captain in Greece playing that little instrument and in the grand finale helping the partisan movement after Italy capitulated.
"If you don't know what 'Fuck off' means, come inside and we'll show you."

I love that movie. Not because of the movie, but because the Italians in it just want to sing, have a good time, and get home. Perfect soldiers IMHO.
It's half naked people on boats. That's all.
Here in Finland we call that "summer".