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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16245 on: 11-01-2019, 02:01:33 »
Today is 78 years since the BF-108 Taifun D-NFAW that was carrying plans for Fall Gelb started the Mechelen Incident when it crash landed in neutral Belgium.



The Mechelen Incident was typically citied as one of the driving factors that led Hitler to agree to the revised plan that called for the main German attack through the Ardennes. It’s also was citied as part of the reason that the French and British commanders were reinforced of their idea that the Germans would have their main force attack through Belgium as a repeat of the Schlieffen Plan of 1914.  In actuality, modern research has shown that the delays and plan changes previously tied to the Mechelen Incident had, in fact, already occured and were being finalized beforehand, with OKW and OKH making a series of amendments and plan alterations before and after the Incident.  Thus, the Mechelen Incident more affected Allied planning than any actual German operational or strategic changes, which were already taking place.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16246 on: 11-01-2019, 02:01:47 »
The Mechelen Incident was typically citied as one of the driving factors that led Hitler to agree to the revised plan that called for the main German attack through the Ardennes.

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Don't forget my keywords ;) I only mean to state that this was a significant event in the lead up to Fall Gelb. The wiki actually goes into some surprising detail about its effects so I'd hope people could read about more it if they're curious.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16249 on: 11-01-2019, 13:01:30 »


Soviet soldiers inspecting captured Pz.Kpfw. 612, which is actually spanish built copy of BA-3/6 named AAC-1937. I recommend reading this article for more info on this vehicles story http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/spain/AAC-1937.php

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16254 on: 12-01-2019, 20:01:52 »
@ Seth: are those French on the previous page fighting in Norway? And what is that weapon on the left in the pic with the Germans? An AT rifle?


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16255 on: 12-01-2019, 20:01:39 »
@ Seth: are those French on the previous page fighting in Norway? And what is that weapon on the left in the pic with the Germans? An AT rifle?
Yes french on Norway. This pics come from www.royalcourt.no
Yes it is a pzb39 and some 5 cm Granatwerfer 36

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16256 on: 12-01-2019, 21:01:45 »
@ Seth: are those French on the previous page fighting in Norway? And what is that weapon on the left in the pic with the Germans? An AT rifle?


How did you figure they were in Norway?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16257 on: 12-01-2019, 22:01:58 »
@ Seth: are those French on the previous page fighting in Norway? And what is that weapon on the left in the pic with the Germans? An AT rifle?


How did you figure they were in Norway?

The skis would make me think they're Chasseurs Alpins. I only know of their involvement in Norway, idk if they fought anywhere else in WW2.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16258 on: 12-01-2019, 23:01:41 »
@ Seth: are those French on the previous page fighting in Norway? And what is that weapon on the left in the pic with the Germans? An AT rifle?


How did you figure they were in Norway?


The skis would make me think they're Chasseurs Alpins. I only know of their involvement in Norway, idk if they fought anywhere else in WW2.


Oh, I was looking at Seth's more recent French photo...didn't see the one on the other page. 

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16259 on: 13-01-2019, 08:01:27 »


A wreck of a StuG III Ausf. G from Sturmgeschütz Brigade 242. Monte Trocchio is in the background.