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#1 26-03-2016 01:33:25

Rebbaron55
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German Captured Vehicle Photographs in Afrika.

The following photograph is in pretty poor condition after removal from photo album but shows an interesting recently captured British "Crusader" tank. Notice flag on back of turret but no crosses anywhere to identify it from getting hit by friendly forces. Hope you will enjoy! Barron big_smile

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Armor%20Photos/DSC09735_zpsmavdnlid.jpg,http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Armor%20Photos/DSC09736_zps7xsotynf.jpg

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#2 26-03-2016 01:49:42

Rebbaron55
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Re: German Captured Vehicle Photographs in Afrika.

I kept running into reprints of this interesting photograph but without an adequate explanation of circumstances and location of capture. I would expect it to be from the US forces in Tunisia but possibly Sicily. The M3 Lee tank was becoming obsolete and phased out after African campaign as a main battle tank. They were turned into artillery tractors and armored recovery vehicles.  The dark star looks to just be a lighting problem or a yellow star which a few tanks had with the white identification band? Also uniforms seem to be a mix of tropical and continental types.
                                          Barron
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll193/barronreb/German%20Armor%20Photos/DSC06695202_zps8mfzws9j.jpg

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#3 30-03-2016 11:12:40

Sebastian.V
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Re: German Captured Vehicle Photographs in Afrika.

nice tanks !

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#4 31-03-2016 01:29:10

NZMark
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Re: German Captured Vehicle Photographs in Afrika.

Tunisia, judging from the vegetation and trees...Great images smile
Mark


Student & Collector of WWII German Tropical Militaria

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