Author Topic: Picture of the Day  (Read 1511433 times)

Offline nysä

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 844
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16725 on: 03-06-2019, 07:06:55 »

Offline nysä

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 844
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16726 on: 06-06-2019, 10:06:53 »

Offline Seth_Soldier

  • Developer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.910
  • "Mort aux cons !"
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16727 on: 06-06-2019, 18:06:40 »

Offline nysä

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 844
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16728 on: 07-06-2019, 11:06:33 »


Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. C from 21.Panzer-Division, abandoned/destroyed close to Trun (Normandy). 26 August 1944.

Offline Seth_Soldier

  • Developer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.910
  • "Mort aux cons !"
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16729 on: 07-06-2019, 12:06:43 »
interresting pattern !
i didn't know this one

Offline nysä

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 844
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16730 on: 07-06-2019, 13:06:50 »
Great :) Refer "The Combat History of the 21st Panzer Division, 1943-45" by Werner Kortenhaus. The picture comes from my collection; low-res version is featured in Kortenhaus book.

Offline Torenico

  • Masterspammer
  • ****
  • Posts: 5.618
  • ¡Viva la Revolución!
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16731 on: 09-06-2019, 02:06:15 »


When the order to retreat was finally given, on 4 November 1942, the Italian troops within Panzer Army Africa were the ones who found themselves in the worst situation. Largely unmotorized and greatly weakened by the losses they had sustained in battle, they had to retreat on foot through hundreds of miles of desert, with little or no ammunition, food or water; they thus easily fell prey to the Allied motorized formations, which overtook, encircled, and destroyed them. Four infantry divisions, two armoured divisions and one paratrooper division ceased to exist.

The 102nd Motorized Division "Trento" (that by this time was motorized only in name), which had already lost half its troops in the first days of the battle, was cut off and destroyed near Bir el Abd on 4 November; General Giorgio Masina, its commander, was among those captured.

The remnants of the 185th Paratrooper Division "Folgore", after sustaining heavy casualties in the battle (where they had even resorted to attacking tanks with molotov cocktails), covered the retreat of the other units but were eventually encircled and surrendered at 14:35 on 6 November, after running out of ammunition. Its commander, General Enrico Frattini, was captured along with his deputy, General Riccardo Bignami.

The 27th Infantry Division "Brescia" withdrew to Deir Sha'la, but was destroyed on 7 November while retreating on foot towards Fuka. Its commander, General Brunetto Brunetti, had been captured on 5 November.


Offline radiosmersh

  • FH-Betatester
  • ***
  • Posts: 207
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16732 on: 09-06-2019, 17:06:54 »

Offline nysä

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 844
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16733 on: 10-06-2019, 10:06:15 »

Offline Seth_Soldier

  • Developer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.910
  • "Mort aux cons !"
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16734 on: 10-06-2019, 16:06:05 »

Offline Seth_Soldier

  • Developer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.910
  • "Mort aux cons !"
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16735 on: 11-06-2019, 20:06:08 »

Offline nysä

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 844
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16736 on: 12-06-2019, 15:06:50 »

Offline Seth_Soldier

  • Developer
  • ******
  • Posts: 1.910
  • "Mort aux cons !"
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16737 on: 12-06-2019, 19:06:02 »

Offline Sander93

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1.216
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16738 on: 12-06-2019, 23:06:05 »


Very cool picture. I've always wondered how the average person who probably only ever saw a car before would react to seeing a huge beast such as a King Tiger roll by. Seems like they drew quite large crowds.

Offline nysä

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 844
    • View Profile
Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16739 on: 13-06-2019, 08:06:50 »