Aha! Makes sense. Thanks for taking the time to explain. I thought the drawings were neat and didnt exactly know the meanings of them, but I would agree after reading your statements that it was innocently done! lol
Bryant, Richard, Ben, Slados and all..... more nice photos! Your portrait collection must be looking great by now Bryant.
Chris, It sure did take a long time to get here. I got it from a seller who i dont ususally buy from
Here is a grave photo of a few Panzermen from Panzer Abteilung 67 who were killed in France.....buried in Noyers Pont Maugis.
Panzer ABteilung 67 became part of the 8th Panzer Division not too long after these men were killed
Yeah, lots of good shots popping up from everyone involved in this thread... keep it up! Those grave photos, especially with helmets/visors (such as in yours, Bill) on top of the crosses, are such poignant and sobering shots.
Here's another one taken during Op. Weserubung in Norway. It's dated "4.40" (April, 1940) and the location is Elverum but I'm still missing a few of the words to completely understand the inscription... anyone?
Shot not too long after King Haakon and the government fled the city (and eventually, the country)? Either way, the soldiers posing are an odd pairing for sure, that boy looks awfully young...
Nice phot, and He Sure does look young! And I agree, some of the graves photos are chilling to see. Helmets with shrapnel damage, lonely berets/caps etc. Sad stuff, but it also allows us to look into where these men fought and died, using the Volksbund site/etc.
Here is a Sdkfz 251/10 light anti-tank vehicle! Equipped with a Pak 36. It is being transported/repaired I believe.
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