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RIP."Tigers in the Mud" is certainly an interesting read if anyone is interested.
The "Tigers in the Mud" book is certainly an interesting read if anyone is interested.
welcome to the Zone from Australia.
Eva enjoying Adolph making rude sounds with his hands? That's what I was thinking!
Greetings from Arizona.
Hi everyone, My name is Hans and live in Hellevoetsluis a town near the coastline in The Netherlands, originally born and raised in Rotterdam .I was searching for pictures of Universal carriers used by the Prinses Irene Brigade during the war...
oops it has been posted already ?? sorry..
sorry martin i posted a thread also as i did not realise you had also done so.if the moderators feel the need to remove it i would be grateful.
(On a side note, it also makes me wonder why Otto Carius is always shown wearing a white jacket, in stead of the regular black Panzer jacket...) (Because it was a Bloody good looking jacket !) Here you have...
Didn't even realize he still was alive. Makes me wonder how many of the well-known figures of WWII still are?
(On a side note, it also makes me wonder why Otto Carius is always shown wearing a white jacket, in stead of the regular black Panzer jacket...)
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My name is Hans and live in Hellevoetsluis a town near the coastline in The Netherlands, originally born and raised in Rotterdam .
I was searching for pictures of Universal carriers used by the Prinses Irene Brigade during the war.
The reason for this is, next to my general interest in history and WW2 in particular. One of my hobbies is historic miniature wargaming and again particular the period of WW2.
I have seen some amazing pictures here already, and every time I see these young soldiers, who risked their live for our freedom.
Both my parents lived through the war as young adults, other members of the family where sailors on the Liberty ships or on vessels in the Pacific.
But somehow these generation would not / will not talk about these times.
Like my father, 19 years old when the war broke out, living in Rotterdam. In '43 was send to Germany to work there in one of the labour-camps in Hamburg. I remember some stories about the bombings by the allies he witnessed during that time. Later on was send to work on a farm near Essen.
Liberated by the British in '45, he served in the British army as a civilian auto-mechanic. I still have the letter of recommendation written bij a British Captain.
So I 'm still on a search for information on all kinds of stories, archives etc.
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Did you know the story of a bear that served in the Polish Army?
War-time injustices are the most cruel thing one can think of...
I am new to the forum (can't post links yet) so If you want to know it just google:
Culture.pl: One Photo One Story: The Soldier Bear
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I am finishing the first draft of a new novel - the sequel to Missing Sticks, the 101st on D-Day. The new story is about the 101st in Market Garden, but includes a CA-1 dozer, a downed Redtail pilot, OSS operations with the Dutch Resistance, attempted concentration camp liberation, an Army Air Corps Flight Nurse, a re-liberated B-17 and others.
Although my WWII books are alternative history, I try to stay within the operational timelines of the actual operation, in the correct geographical setting and keep all the military details as technically accurate as possible, or at least be able to explain the divergences.
I have garnered a great deal of assistance from Dutch historians and 101st Vets (BTW, I will be attending the 101st Airborne Snowbird Reunion in a couple of weeks, the source of my inspiration), but could always use another look by knowledgeable readers.
Let me know if you are interested.
One of the most heartbreaking stories of World War II
dr.daysleeper - 22 Jan 2015 09:11 AM