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WW2 Photos

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Lindy, May 24, 2013.

  1. Lindy

    Lindy Central Ca. Member

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  2. Dapapadon

    Dapapadon Gladstone, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Some really cool photos, thanks for posting.

    Alright, gun question. Several russian soldiers in photo 26 are carrying PPSh-41s. I think I see two others with 91-30s. But what's the big guy in the middle got over his shoulder?
     
  3. Lindy

    Lindy Central Ca. Member

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    I believe that may be a "Degtyaryov Machine Gun" Known as "DP" Light machine gun, 7.62X54mmR

    With the Magazine removed. the mag was a round flat Plate like Mag that mounted on top of the reciever
     
  4. WilliamIV

    WilliamIV Longview, Washington Active Member

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    I live seeing pictures from history. Especially from that time period.
     
  5. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I remember talking with my First Sergeant one day in Afghanistan while he showed us a DP that he had acquired somehow. The magazines were littered around this dump outside our base.

    I took leave in Europe and went to Berlin. The German Parliament building (Reichstag) and Brandenburg gate still shows the scars of the war. Lots of pockmarks from bullets and shrapnel that they didn't bother to fix.
    Brandenburggate.jpg
    Reichstag.jpg
    Reichstagbattlescars.jpg
     
  6. WilliamIV

    WilliamIV Longview, Washington Active Member

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    That's insane. It would be cool to go around Europe someday.
     
  7. Trick

    Trick St Helens Active Member

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    Nice collection of photos.....for some reason seeing all that perfectly good ammo getting tossed into the sea was hard to look at.
     
  8. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    Nice pictures. Sad how many young folks know so little about what happen. Thanks for shareing.
     
  9. NWGunfan00

    NWGunfan00 Banks, Oregon Member

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    Thanks for sharing....those are super cool pictures. Love historical pictures.
     
  10. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    Those of us that have had the luxury of serving in Europe have seen many of these places first hand, and the history involved in tremendous.

    97th General Hospital in Frankfurt still had a few swastika eagles on it last time I was there (1980). In parts of Belgium you can still see burned out tanks from the Battle of the Bulge.

    I had the opportunity to march in a parade in France (Avranches) for their 30th anniversary of the liberation (yes, I am that old). Being in Normandy was a very sobering experience - one gentleman in his 50s brought his young grandson over to meet an "American soldier," with tears streaming down his face, recalling the horrors of WWII...one of the most wonderful experiences of my life, understanding what it meant to others when I wore a uniform.
     
  11. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I clicked the "like" button, but I really meant "Thanks".
    My father, along with all his brothers and sisters, served in her Majesty's armed forces during WWII.
     
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    bwj pdx New Member

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    Ghosts of History
    This is a lady photographer in the Netherlands that is taking pictures from WW2 and merging them with current pictures of the same location. Meant to be and is a nice tribute to our troops. She also has a facebook page