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  3. Winter 1941/42 was extremely harsh and Germans were unprepared for such a cold. But they learned from it and took a lot of countermeasures. Below is nice overview of it with lot of images. https://de.wikiversity.org/wiki/Direktiven_zur_Maschinenpflege_unter_Winterbedingungen_(1942)
  4. val

    DECEMBER...CAPTION COMPETITION...PLEASE!

    "After a few bottles of vodka it started cursing in plain Russian and gave us all the Russian's position and even draw a map"
  5. Desert Rat

    DECEMBER...CAPTION COMPETITION...PLEASE!

    "We asked High Command for Santa Claus, they said... No Money Find Your Own! So we captured a Yeti in the forest!" Desert Rat
  6. Desert Rat

    Recycling Centre Treasure.

    Well Done Norrie....Superb, Fantastic Items.....Lucky Man! Thanks for showing us, but I love the (bush) hat...Lovely original condition Hope all is well....Best to you & your family Desert Rat...Ian
  7. Whsammler

    DECEMBER...CAPTION COMPETITION...PLEASE!

    Bärengrills Division
  8. val

    DECEMBER...CAPTION COMPETITION...PLEASE!

    We still have a December so here's the picture for caption competition. @Lenny, move it to the right place
  9. Norrie

    Recycling Centre Treasure.

    The items just arrived this afternoon Ian...The hat is gorgeous, dated 1942, the Pilots Plotter is from the Cold War Era....seemingly, worn on the leg of a Fighter Interceptor aircraft Pilot..be it a Hunter or EE Lightning.....its in amazing condition...the seller chucked in a few WW2 Dated East Asia Command Phoenix magazines as well...he says they came with the RAF Bush hat...from someone who served in India during WW2....:) Not a bad buy for just over £20 inc postage...:)
  10. Some more period photos. https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=152193 There's one interesting setup - post 243. What it is? https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?p=2101880#p2101880
  11. Desert Rat

    Hellschreiber video

    Hello Val, Thanks for the link to this superb teletape machine, looks perfect condition and works exactly it seems as when first used......Brilliant compact design! Best to you.....Desert Rat/ Ian
  12. LA6NCA's Hellschreiber video. https://youtu.be/Rs4YZv6s70g
  13. Whsammler

    German Optics & Optics Equipment Sub-section.

    Gents, Thanks for the reply. I belive that once the optics section is up & I start posting & putting the word out to my fellow optics collectors we will get some traction. We could start with a catch all Optics forum but it would be nice to have sub forums for different nations, periods,ect & an accessories section. As soon as it’s up & running I will start posting. 🤓 Glen.
  14. Desert Rat

    German Optics & Optics Equipment Sub-section.

    Why does'nt then MCN almagamate it all in to All optics from WW1 and WW2.....to our present day? That would (I hope) give us more interest in it, as it is important part of all warfare. Desert Rat
  15. Desert Rat

    German Optics & Optics Equipment Sub-section.

    I agree Lenny, Sorry to others who support this new idea, yes it would be good but are there many who are really interested in this?.....Maybe we hope! Desert Rat
  16. Lenny

    German Optics & Optics Equipment Sub-section.

    Hi @Whsammler, of course, happy to add that section. My only worry is that we're not getting much traffic, people seem to not be botghered about using the forum, which is sad..
  17. Hello Val, Superb items on this link, WOW!....Where do people find these items? Brilliant & Many Thanks....Desert Rat
  18. Desert Rat

    Recycling Centre Treasure.

    Superb Norrie, I dont know how you do it, dont ever seem to come my way, but very good luck to you, fantastic image and thanks for showing us. Looking forward to seeing your next - Super Buy! Very Best to you.....Ian
  19. Some more Torn.Fu.a* pictures, some i haven't seen yet. http://rubej.at.ua/forum/28-526-2
  20. Norrie

    Recycling Centre Treasure.

    Oh, And winging its way to me now is an RAF 1943 dated, Bush Hat, along with a WW2 dated Pilots kneeboard with maps, plus the satchel for holding same,...once belonged to a pilot based in India during the war...should be here on Thursday... Cost?? £15 for both...just what the seller asked for, so sent him £25...:)
  21. Norrie

    Recycling Centre Treasure.

    LOL...I do know, I have been extremely lucky with some of my finds...:) This week, I bought for the massive price of £2.50, an original photograph of a Gladiator Bi Plane, reason being, I had seen the remains of "Faith" I think it is, in the Malta Museum...and wanted a pic of the same type, so, anyway, bought it, and only this evening, after a wee bit research online, find out its an original official photo of the prototype of the aircraft, maybe not very valuable...but, gold to me........:) https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/tag/k5200/
  22. Desert Rat

    WW1 British MK I Helmet

    Hello Tony, Sorry as always I miss some new / old items. I hope you and your family are well. Be good to see more of your collection, when you can. Take care my friend and very best to you all for the Festive Season..Ian
  23. Thanks to you all, for sending the links, great info on these items. Best to you All.....Desert Rat
  24. Alamy has nice Torn.fu.a2 period photo with battery box visible. Enlarge! https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-events-second-world-war-wwii-german-wehrmacht-equipment-radio-station-25473811.html
  25. Desert Rat

    Potato Masher

    Hello Eric, Thanks for showing us this WW2 German "Spud Masher" value as in this condition should be about £200 + depends on the buyer. Why don't you advertise it here on MCN....It's free and add more images, put your price on it and see if you get some interest. I have one for sale now but a WW1 French Hairbrush grenade....exceptionally rare! Good Luck & Best to you.....Desert Rat
  26. val

    German Optics & Optics Equipment Sub-section.

    Most certainly we need optics section here too, WAF is sinking. @Lennycan help you.
  27. Desert Rat

    WHAT ARE YOUR FAMOUS FILM - COMMENTS

    "Better to Sacrifice than Surrender"......Unknown film (I cannot remember the film?)
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