Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Dave55, May 11, 2019.
"Liberate" Munich? Yeesh
Amazing how the US Army had a mobile string orchestra
Most of those waving, cheering etc would be thanking God it wasn't the Red Army
I remember this from my childhood Airfix (and Matchbox) modelling days. Am I correct in saying there were never any Panthers in North Africa?
Yes, quite correct!
Palm trees grow on the French Mediterranean coast - ditto parts of Italy
True but were the Panthers tan there?
Looks like Tripoli rather than Toulon to me. To be fair when I was a kid it didn't matter - my Panther was an integral part of my Africa Corps, along with some Japanese infantry figures who happened to be made of the same colour plastic as Airfix's Africa Corps. I don't recall reading about any Banzai attacks at El Alamein either.
Shane/Wargen posted this on Twatter.
yep, 1940 Dunkirk. That one.
I love it, and now want it.
Exactly what I thought. Then I noticed the 45¢ price and realized it has been many years since I saw a cent sign. Keyboards don't even have them anymore
Dave, your eyesight is so much better than mine.
I thought it was "c" for "centimes"!
Kind regards, always,
Hi Jim. You are probably right. I confess I didn't know about the centime symbol until your post. Either way, it was fun to see a price sign without a decimal point.
LCM(3)s aside, a handful of LCAs did actually take part in the evacuation. Can't remember if any of our then-MLCs participated, though.
Regarding the entering of Munich,I noted that the US force displayed a Munich entrance sign...the black lettering on the white sign plaque..accurate reporting propaganda there.
As on the continent the practice is still in use but on leaving a city,town or village the plaque carries a red diagonal band across the black lettering.
Contrast the navigation aid continued by the NAZI regime to that in GB where all signposts and such identification were removed as not to assist any invader.
The numbers of the Munich population welcoming US troops probably reflected the relief that the war was over...there would be few if any showing an affinity for the previous regime,in fact many an Allied soldier entering Germany on its collapse would not find a German who would own up to be Nazi.A late friend of mine whose call to service was to Germany immediate postwar often related this.
Removal was only temporary. It was imposed by an order in May 1940. From October 1942 signage was restored to towns and cities and to villages in May 1943. All restrictions were removed in 1944. Most signposts etc had been stored on local authority property (there are photos) and were quickly replaced
But very few French Shermans in 1940 either?
I did say invader and the invasion risk was down graded considerably from the early summer of 1941.
Seelow...... Hitler called off the planned operation on 12 October 1940 and on 9 January 1941 gave orders to discontinue any preparations for the invasion of England.....he had other more important intentions in his mind.
It would be helpful to include sources in your assertions and submissions.
Just as you did.
See Norman Longmate. How we lived then Page 106
Good...since I have not got access to the publication,perhaps you can expand.
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