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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17175 on: 10-02-2020, 18:02:10 »

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« Reply #17176 on: 11-02-2020, 06:02:52 »


Panzerkampfwagen 38 für 2 cm Flak 38 Ausf. L (Sd.Kfz. 140).
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141 x Flakpanzer 38(t) were completed by B.M.M. between 11.1943-02.1944. 84 deployed in Normandy were lost by the end of August 1944, and only three Flakpanzer 38(t) with the 2.Pz.Div. and six with the 17.SS-Pz.Div. were available on the Western Front on December 1944.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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« Reply #17178 on: 12-02-2020, 07:02:26 »


Italy 1944.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17180 on: 12-02-2020, 21:02:29 »
LOL, if WW2 went as portrayed in this thread, axis would have won easily ;)

Here some allies:

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« Reply #17181 on: 13-02-2020, 07:02:50 »
Keep it up Slayer! 

Maybe that will all change as "the largest and most complete collection of archive documents, film footage and photo materials on the Second World War will be created in Russia and will be accessible to our citizens and the whole world... our duty as a victorious power and responsibility to future generations." to quote President Putin. That's some progress, since most (federal) WWII archives not accessible online, or to the public unless you are an academic author, researcher or such.





Eerde, September 1944.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17182 on: 13-02-2020, 18:02:13 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17183 on: 14-02-2020, 04:02:15 »


Japanese Hospital Ship, probably Asahi Maru, in the periscope sight of USS Silversides (SS-236), 1943.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17184 on: 14-02-2020, 07:02:14 »


Belarus, June 1944.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17185 on: 14-02-2020, 15:02:56 »


Papermachee/cardboard helmet, used by Brandenburgers teams sent in to secure bridges in Dutch uniforms prior to the main German invasion of the Netherlands.

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« Reply #17186 on: 14-02-2020, 20:02:05 »
Papermachee/cardboard helmet, used by Brandenburgers teams sent in to secure bridges in Dutch uniforms prior to the main German invasion of the Netherlands.

Interesting. Do you have any more information about this? An article or something?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17187 on: 14-02-2020, 20:02:36 »


1000 sorties accomplished. The board on the right tells about the fate of submarines.
Malmi airfield, Helsinki 1943.10.21
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17188 on: 14-02-2020, 23:02:12 »


Interesting. Do you have any more information about this? An article or something?
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I'd have to look for an english source, but basically it boils down to this.
Because the Dutch main center of defence was just a couple of hours drive away from the German border a serie of precoutionairy lines were erected. So along the meuse and IJsel river there was basically a lightly defended first line designed to hold up the enemy, blow bridges and alarm the main defences. Along bridges there were concrete bunkers with mg and light at, but there were no indirect fire weapons in this line.
The Germans intended to take this first line by surprise taking the bridges with assault teams from Battalion zbv 800, German soldiers with some dutch collaberators or dutch speaking germans doing the talking, in dutch "looking" uniforms.
Results were mixed. Mainly because there werent that many dutch troops around, so 30 men showing up at 2 in the morning raised suspision. After that it could go shootout with bridge blown or captured, or disarmament.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #17189 on: 15-02-2020, 07:02:27 »


St. Vith.