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Article about: evening all ,ive found referance on the internet to these east german kinder panzer divisions ,its the first ive heard of it ,children as young as five being trained in the use of tanks and

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    My thoughts exactly, when I saw the pic's! But when you have a better look, you don't see many happy faces!
    Makes me think we were better of still!!!
    Well said, both mr Lovecraft and stuka f

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    well what a great response guys ,it certainly fuelled my imagination when i stumbled upon them ,and to think i only had an action man scorpion tank i see what you mean about the russian influence ,the headgear especially ,it would seem the germans had a similar tankette predating these during ww2 but for adults kinderpanzer divisions

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    Tank Commanders of the future ! Sportsmen and dancers start young why not military leaders

    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Yeah, I remember seeing pics of cadets at panzer schule in the mini tanks. I'll see if I can dig some up on the net.
    Here's one!! Lol.. But seriously,in fact one notorious fake picture dealer on eBay sells them. Real image, reprinted photo..
    The one I'm posting is , of course , the Goliath RC bomb.
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    Kids in tanks.....I can just imagine telling one of These brats to wash up and go to bed.....

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Quote by col james View Post
    i see what you mean about the russian influence ,the headgear especially
    It seems not only the NVA were not the only ones influenced...............a 70's BW version.
    Prost ! Steve.
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    "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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    Excellent link and an interesting read.

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    Friends of us regulary give fancy garden party's with top Belgian and/or Dutch entertainers and always ask for donations to the Unicef CHILD SOLDIERS foundation.
    First time we went, I asked my wife if a uniform, a helmet or a ak 70 would do as a gift....(lol!!) ...I got "NO" for a answer!! (lol)
    (feel free to erase if inapropriated!!)
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!

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