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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14700 on: 08-10-2017, 11:10:46 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14701 on: 09-10-2017, 15:10:40 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14704 on: 10-10-2017, 19:10:24 »
perfect timing or staged? I didn't know cameras had the shutter speed back then to capture such a thing without a blurr.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14705 on: 10-10-2017, 20:10:14 »
That mortar round is not moving. I say staged also because the guy on the left can't stop laughing ;)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14706 on: 10-10-2017, 22:10:35 »


Naval battle in the Gulf of Finland.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14707 on: 11-10-2017, 05:10:12 »
I've seen this photo a bunch so sorry if its been posted before;


Anyone know more about that Universal Carrier? Was it just modified for this photo shoot or something more common?

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« Reply #14708 on: 11-10-2017, 09:10:24 »
I cannot give you a background for this specific carrier and photo. But atleast from a technological perspective, I can answer your question:

It is a "Carrier, Bren No.2" best recognizable from the sloped rear part and a single passenger comparment. It is one of the many versions of the Universal carrier family before they became "universal". This means before individual designs for specific purpose (Bren Gun Carrier, Machine gun carrier, Scout carrier, armored recognaissance, AT variants, and so forth) were all dropped in favor of the single "universal" carrier production model, we all know very well.

Below you see a top view of the Carrier, Bren No.2 showing the single passenger compartment.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14709 on: 11-10-2017, 18:10:08 »
That mortar round is not moving. I say staged also because the guy on the left can't stop laughing ;)

indeed !



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« Reply #14710 on: 11-10-2017, 18:10:10 »
It is a "Carrier, Bren No.2" best recognizable from the sloped rear part and a single passenger comparment. It is one of the many versions of the Universal carrier family before they became "universal". This means before individual designs for specific purpose (Bren Gun Carrier, Machine gun carrier, Scout carrier, armored recognaissance, AT variants, and so forth) were all dropped in favor of the single "universal" carrier production model, we all know very well....

Yes! Thank you! I figured it was an earlier version, but could never tell which one. Wonder how much combat that type actually saw.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14711 on: 12-10-2017, 18:10:13 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14712 on: 13-10-2017, 04:10:38 »


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Tank 213 from the 2. Kompanie, schwere Panzer Abteilung 503,
passes along the Grand Rue of Bourgtheroulde, the N138, in the
direction of Rouen.The Seine is only seven kilometres away.
Little do the crews realise that they will find no heavy rafts and
no way of crossing. Their efforts to save their Tigers to fight
another day will have been in vain


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« Reply #14713 on: 13-10-2017, 17:10:42 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14714 on: 15-10-2017, 07:10:19 »


A German soldier poses next to a captured French-made Polish 75 mm field gun (French: Canon de 75 modèle 1897, Polish: 75 mm armata przeciwlotnicza mle 1897) mounted atop of a railroad car at the Kartuzy railroad station, used as an anti-aircraft gun during the German invasion of Poland. Prior to World War I, Kartuzy was known as Karthaus and belonged to Germany, part of the province of West Prussia. Following Germany’s defeat, when the regulations of the Treaty of Versailles became effective in 1920, Karthaus was integrated into the Second Polish Republic and officially renamed Kartuzy. After the German invasion and occupation of Poland in 1939, Germany retook the city and it became German once more, incorporated into the German province of Reichsgau Danzig-West Prussia. At the end of the war in 1945, the city was again returned to Poland. Kartuzy, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. September 1939.