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Re: Picture of the Day
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« Reply #15511 on: 11-07-2018, 00:07:51 »
Operation Husky, Sicily. This is a photo from the Bark South Assault Area, Queen Sector, Red Beach II. 10th July 1943. Troops from 51st Highland Division unload stores from tank landing craft (LCT). Open it in a new tab, it's huge ;D



And the same place today  8)
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Note the big triangle markings painted on the LCTs.

And if anyone likes a little vehicle marking mystery, there is an interesting marking and more photos below.
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Just after dawn men of the Highland Division are up to their waists in water unloading stores from landing craft tanks. Meanwhile beach roads are being prepared for heavy and light traffic during dawn of the opening day of the invasion of Sicily.


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British troops manhandle vehicles and equipment on the beaches as they are unloaded from landing craft.


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A Universal carrier with men of Black Watch on a road near Palazzolo, 14 July 1943.

These photos show other scenes of the 51st Highland Division in Sicily.

You can see the prominent 'W' painted on the vehicles. I'n not sure what this references but there are lots of photos of 51st Division markings with this insignia. Could it stand for the 'Watch' or something else? Haven't been able to find a suitable answer yet.
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« Reply #15512 on: 11-07-2018, 06:07:09 »
Yea, yea double post, but my 1st was before midnight and this one is after :P plus this is really cool.



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Men of the 1st Royal Fusiliers wait in ambush in a captured German Marder. The vehicle has been given a set of British markings, including the crudely painted roundel. It also appears to have received a coat of Light Mud and Black camouflage.

30 December 1943

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15513 on: 11-07-2018, 07:07:27 »


Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 244

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« Reply #15515 on: 12-07-2018, 07:07:37 »


Battle worn Tiger from schwere Panzer-Abteilung 509. The turret is almost bare of Zimmerit, and the mantlet is flat, non-reinforced type - originally intended for the Tiger(P) turret (seen on at least dozen "middle production" Tiger I)

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« Reply #15520 on: 13-07-2018, 17:07:22 »


What are those two MG-things?

fiat revelli 14/35 ! Thx for asking !


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #15524 on: 14-07-2018, 09:07:56 »
Dude in the far right isnt sure how to feel about the plans made by the pirate commander.