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Winter on the Eastern Front

Article about: by Paul E Attachment 455026Attachment 455027 PAK 40 from 14 / Gren Regt 162 in action Narva 1944 !! By the looks of the rounded shield I would be inclined to say a PaK 38 Larry

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    The Germans were ill prepared when that first Winter Snows fell in Russia preluding

    that terrible first Freezing period of the Russian Campaign . Panzers at first didn't Camouflage ,but they soon learn't ! 88 Crew struggle in the snow ..Click image for larger version. 

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    Enjoy the photos >>>
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    Here are the photos Click image for larger version. 

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    Weapons soon froze and became useless as did many men . I heard a story some
    years ago how a sympathetic Russian farmer informed Oficers of the 2nd SS Panzer Div. of the usefulness of Sunflower Oil in the lubrication of weapons thus this Unit held firm when many others were decimated by the Soviet onslaught . Was this true ? Click image for larger version. 

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    Weapons soon froze and became useless as did many men . I heard a story some
    years ago how a sympathetic Russian farmer informed Oficers of the 2nd SS Panzer Div. of the usefulness of Sunflower Oil in the lubrication of weapons thus this Unit held firm when many others were decimated by the Soviet onslaught . Was this true ? Click image for larger version. 

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    Have done a lot of reading on Das Reich but haven't seen any mention of that before.
    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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    Photo of an unidentified unit during the retreat from Leningrad to Narva January 1944 .
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    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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    Couple of veterans from the same unit !
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    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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    Nice guys.

    Here are some Kradmelders struggling with motorcycle and MG34 sidecar. Taken February of 1942. Location unknown until translated from back
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    Here are some late war gebirgsClick image for larger version. 

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    sorry about the Red but these are unpublished photos

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    Snow Cammo Issue 1942Click image for larger version. 

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