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
I like the way it looks NOW .... nicely weathering. When it was repainted that SHOCKING fresh cammo I cringed when I saw the photos but nature is softening the edges. One of the reasons this panzer survived the 1950's scrap drives was it was just too hard to retrieve ( at the time ) from the roadside ditch it had slid down and settled into ...... lucky for us today!
Thanks for showing!
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
You gents in Europe are lucky since you live only a few miles form all this stuff. Im jealous :-))