Photos from Normandy

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Photos from Normandy

Postby stubblehopper » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:39 am

Only managed to do the first day at Normandy, had to be back for a rugby game, so here's some of the photos I took

Image Waffen SS Hohenstaufen infantry section inspection, fully loaded with two MG42s, panzerfaust and HMG tripod

Image Kermit all set up on the beach, I personally saw him mow down the contents of at least six enemy landing craft with his HMG, I think he deserves the Knights cross for that one and the poor sod who had to carry the F@cking tripod on the ten mile battle march to the beach and back gets a wooden spoon and a box of milktray (me)
Image Rottenfuhrer Heide takes up his position in the Dunes, the HMG position can be seen in the background.

Image Sturmann Del, tries to turn back the tide of the allied invaision with his K98 scoped mauser, he knoched up many kills and should now be the holder of the iron cross second class for his actions during the battle

Image SS men Steve and Jay holding back the onslaught in their MG nest

Image Has anyone seen these two men, a reward is offered for the capture of this Scharfuhrer and Sturmbahnfuhrer, they are wanted for grave criminal activiity against the Reich along with Feldwebel Headshot, Herr Major Keller and Scharfuhrer Kermit (might have to take that Knights cross back from him) Their crimes invole posing naked for photographs wearing only crusher caps and jackboots during a night of drunken revalry the night before the enemy landings, if the pictures were to fall into enemy hands, many very SMALL secrets could be given away. Their crimes must be stopped! If captured they will be sent to the eastern front, the cold part, so their secrets will be even smaller.


Image Here's one for Major, his fallschirjager team is starting to take shape, and I hope his knee gets better after the ops, so he can earn even more bling than Herman Goring who only has slightly more than him, good luck mate.

Image Gadge spotting for a Hohenstaufen MG team

Image The lost patrol, probably taken on the ball breaker 10 mile battle mach to the beach, a mixed bag of waffen SS and Wehrmacht


Image Last one of the photos that were any good the rest were blured, sorry if I've missed anyone out. Anyway had a great time on the beach, a most enjoyable time lugging Kermit's tripod around like a pack mule(sucker) top time on the night patrols, and thanks to Greg and Scott who were the lead scouts for our waffen SS night patrol, sorry you blokes got wasted, but you are expendable being mere Wehrmacht and Fallschirmjager blokes. Hope you enjoy the photos.
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Postby Helga Geerhart » Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:54 am

:lol: at the comments with the piccies, but :( I'm so sad I missed this ... except the streakers :lol: can't wait to see and hear more about the event ... 8)
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Postby Barcelona Blom » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:30 pm

Nice pics!
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Postby Helga Geerhart » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:40 pm

well its over and done with so I can stop being jealous, temporarily til I see more pics :lol:

I expect or should that be I demand ;) a public health warning be issued for certain pictures that will no doubt be published :lol: ;) need a giggle though so I'll peek from behind the sofa with my hands over my eyes at those ones :rofl:
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Postby nelz » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:32 pm

Nice Pics, Nice loadouts,....

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Postby Sgt.Heide » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:37 pm

Here's the few I got before my cameras' batteries died.

The Waffen SS just before our epic march across most of Wales!
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MG42 Position
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About 100th of the distance walked!
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Brothers (literally!) in arms
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Postby Mr_Flibble » Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:40 pm

Looks like you had some fine weather for this event. Great pictures too.
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Postby Kermit » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:58 pm

Dammit, we look good! :)

Chris, ta for volunteering to carry the tripod, I owe you a beer or twelve, but i'll say this. You have your retreating-through-normandy look down to a T after carrying it down there and back. Over 2 miles there and back, easily!
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Postby Helga Geerhart » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:16 pm

:rofl: hadn't noticed some more piccies :lol: you look like a giddy kid ready for xmas in that first one of Heides, Kermit :rofl:

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Postby HeadShot » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:00 pm

Might have something to do with me singing 'Springtime for Hitler' just behind the photographer....
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Postby Helga Geerhart » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:03 pm

:rofl: nutter :lol:
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Postby Kermit » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:08 pm

Shit, by that stage i'd just given up trying to keep a straight face...
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Postby Old Un » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:12 pm

It was the reenacment of Gandalf on the Beeches that got me for shits and giggles.


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in the style of Ronnie Corbett

Good to see the KGB crew again as well , mmmm...memories of Caen in Summer .
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Postby McVickers » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:14 pm

Old 'Un wrote:It was the reenacment of Gandalf on the Beeches that got me for shits and giggles.


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in the style of Ronnie Corbett

Good to see the KGB crew again as well , mmmm...memories of Caen in Summer .


lol yeah, that had us Brits down on the beach chuckling away.
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Postby Snyper » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:15 pm

Kermit wrote:Dammit, we look good! :)


Agreed.

The beach was a laugh, but next time I'm not taking an entire ruck full of kit.

Hats off to the guys that had to carry the '42s, .50's and tripods down there and back.

I'm glad the towel joke got a few good laughs, and Headshots Gandalf was superb.

Can't wait until the next event!

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