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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16560 on: 13-03-2019, 22:03:53 »


Road to Petrozavodsk, 28th September 1941.

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« Reply #16561 on: 14-03-2019, 08:03:32 »


Destroyed Hummel from "Feldherrnhalle" (or 13. Pz.Dv.). Budapest, January 1945

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Trivia-bit: There were a high number of Hummels (21 in inventory; 16 combat-ready) in the encircled Budapest, when comparing to other (combat-ready) AFVs:
11x Hetzer, 10x Panthers, 9x Pz IV, 6x Pz IV L/70, 5x StuG, 4-6x Pz III, 4x M42 Semovente, 1x Pz II, 4x Grille, 5x Flak-Pz IV, 1x Wespe

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16562 on: 14-03-2019, 11:03:53 »


Stuart from 1st Polish Armoured Division in Thielt. September 1944.

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« Reply #16563 on: 14-03-2019, 12:03:35 »


Spanish Eduardo Diez is understandably looking rather sad. September 17th, 1941. Spanish volunteer division held Finnish troops advancing towards river Svir for over a month.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16564 on: 14-03-2019, 18:03:43 »

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« Reply #16565 on: 14-03-2019, 21:03:11 »
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Spanish Eduardo Diez is understandably looking rather sad. September 17th, 1941. Spanish volunteer division held Finnish troops advancing towards river Svir for over a month.
Hm,was there spanish volunteer division in Red Army? I would like to know more about it.Cant find info on internet as it all show Blue Division in wermacht.
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« Reply #16566 on: 14-03-2019, 22:03:54 »

Hm,was there spanish volunteer division in Red Army? I would like to know more about it.Cant find info on internet as it all show Blue Division in wermacht.
Yeah, it was formed from the 3000 people that fled to soviet union during the spanish civil war. Only 7 managed to break out and escape across the Svir, along with a few hundred others (the whole division was 8000 strong).
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16567 on: 15-03-2019, 07:03:46 »

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« Reply #16568 on: 15-03-2019, 15:03:57 »
Yeah, it was formed from the 3000 people that fled to soviet union during the spanish civil war. Only 7 managed to break out and escape across the Svir, along with a few hundred others (the whole division was 8000 strong).

What was the number of this division or maybe you know where we can read more about it? I only found this short article about Spanish exiles in USSR. https://jsis.washington.edu/publication/to-russia-with-spain-spanish-exiles-in-the-ussr-and-the-longue-duree-of-soviet-history/

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As a result of the Spanish Civil War, only 4,221 Spaniards came to the USSR before World War II began. Nearly 3,000 were children evacuated during the Iberian conflict in five expeditions over stormy and dangerous seas. The remaining exiles, almost all catapulted to the USSR by Francisco Franco’s victory, included political refugees, among them leaders of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) such as José Díaz and Dolores Ibárruri, as well as doctors and medical personnel who had cared for Spanish Communists and Republican officers. A subgroup became exiles because they were stranded in the USSR: such was the predicament of the 157 Spanish pilots who had studied at Soviet aviation schools in Kirovabad and Khar′kov, and the 69 sailors from the nine Republican ships in Soviet ports at the end of the Iberian conflict. From this small number there were, of course, subtractions. About 200 Spaniards died fighting for the USSR during World War II.





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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16569 on: 16-03-2019, 07:03:20 »


ZSU M17 MGMC. Berlin, late April - early May 1945

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16570 on: 16-03-2019, 10:03:02 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
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« Reply #16572 on: 16-03-2019, 18:03:17 »
Yeah, it was formed from the 3000 people that fled to soviet union during the spanish civil war. Only 7 managed to break out and escape across the Svir, along with a few hundred others (the whole division was 8000 strong).

What was the number of this division or maybe you know where we can read more about it? I only found this short article about Spanish exiles in USSR. https://jsis.washington.edu/publication/to-russia-with-spain-spanish-exiles-in-the-ussr-and-the-longue-duree-of-soviet-history/

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As a result of the Spanish Civil War, only 4,221 Spaniards came to the USSR before World War II began. Nearly 3,000 were children evacuated during the Iberian conflict in five expeditions over stormy and dangerous seas. The remaining exiles, almost all catapulted to the USSR by Francisco Franco’s victory, included political refugees, among them leaders of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) such as José Díaz and Dolores Ibárruri, as well as doctors and medical personnel who had cared for Spanish Communists and Republican officers. A subgroup became exiles because they were stranded in the USSR: such was the predicament of the 157 Spanish pilots who had studied at Soviet aviation schools in Kirovabad and Khar′kov, and the 69 sailors from the nine Republican ships in Soviet ports at the end of the Iberian conflict. From this small number there were, of course, subtractions. About 200 Spaniards died fighting for the USSR during World War II.


There was a news article on a local newspaper about an exhibition that has gathered new info about it in Petrozavodsk. Maybe you could dig out more specifics from a russian source.



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Finnish soldier looking over the battleground at Taipale (Kaarnajoki) during Winter War. Date unknown.

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« Reply #16573 on: 17-03-2019, 08:03:46 »


Versuchs-Panzer IV lang (V) being presented at "Vorführung neuer Waffen", next to Versuchs-Panzer IV lang (A) and Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. J. Ainring airfield area, Berghof. 6 July 1944


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16574 on: 17-03-2019, 13:03:33 »


Polish PZL 37 Łoś in Romanian service. 26 were withdrawn to Romania after September Campaign and seized by the Romanian goverment.