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 Post subject: La Glieze, Belgium
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:37 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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King Tiger outside the museum there. Myself and our Hungarian friend, Tamas.

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Same tank - me and fellow forum member, Andrey.

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Just the tank. It would have been scary as heck to see one of these clattering toward your position. This one had been smacked several times - probably by anti tank rounds that basically just scuffed the paint and bounced off.

This one and hundreds of other tanks & vehicles were abandoned when the Germans ran out of gas. They only had 25% of what they needed when they set out. A critical component of their battle plan was capturing Allied fuel dumps. Didn't work. SW

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 Post subject: Re: La Glieze, Belgium
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:03 am 
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Great pix. Thanks for posting. The Tiger is not photographed as much as the Panther, and yes, they were to be feared.
Canadian tank battalions learned early on in WW-II that the Tiger was too well armoured to be body shot. The only real way to stop one was to shoot it off it's tracks... and they carried a fearsomely powerful main gun.

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 Post subject: Re: La Glieze, Belgium
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:31 pm 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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On my other laptop I found a pic showing damage an anti-tank gun did to the King Tiger in several hits. It wasn't much. In the background is the village church where we toured the cemetery.
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While waiting for the museum to open, we explored the cemetery at La Gleize. I found it odd pets are commonly interred in the family mausoleum. Also odd to me was the inclusion of skull and crossbones on grave stones - mostly from the 1600s. I learned it was a common stone decoration in those years. This is a very old cemetery - stones from the 1600s were common.

Besides these two, there were many leaning against the church. They had been knocked over by both sides during Battle of the Bulge. La Gleize is just down the road from Malmedy where SS from Panzergruppe Peiper murdered American prisoners.
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I don't wish to bore people with shots from the museum - it contained WW2 items commonly seen here. What caught my attention was the abundance of items that have been brought in over the years by farmers and hunters.

Tell ya what! I find an MP-40 or STG-44 in the forest, I ain't turning it in! SW

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