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The La Gleize King Tiger

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    When I visited that Tiger II in 1974, it was not painted, but was rather a forlorn sight with its rusty hulk and broken gun, many parts/bits had been removed as souvenirs up to that point as can be seen in the current images, it now sports the muzzle brake off a Panther !
    Heres a link to the museum in La Gleize Tiger 213
    Prost ! Steve.

    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    On the rear cover of 'After the Battle' issue 4 (published March 1974) & on page 24 are photos of the tiger all painted up. You must have been there a year or two earlier than you recall Steve.

    We're all getting older mate!
    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    A couple of years on, and the La Gleize King Tiger seems to have had a repaint, probably to coincide with the revamped/re-opened museum....

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    That's where she sat when I first visited her in 1974 ! sat at the top of the hill near the church, where it had been left as in the above image.......opposite was the cellar of a guest house that was the original location of the museum.
    Prost ! Steve.
    To be able to view and experience history as it was in those days is a wonderful thought

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    The commander of 213 SS Obersturmfuhrer Helmut Dollinger features on some of the original Wochenschau film !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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