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Armor in Normandy
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Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 05:01 PM UTC
Jim Rae provides the third and final instalment of his holiday walk about in Normandy, here Jim covers the Museums & Monuments that are there for all to see.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 09:35 PM UTC
Thanks for getting that posted Darren...
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Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 11:20 PM UTC
Hi Jim, nice article. I saw many of these vehicles when I was in Normandy earlier this year.

Further to your point on poor preservation, get a load of these close-ups I took of the Hetzer.


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Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 11:29 PM UTC
Jim a nice feature and some nice reference,
i would quite like to go to normandy.
the stuart (??) looked a bit suspect on the ole paint job, looks like someone asked a painter to do it in army colours"

Ps chas that first pic of urs! rust!!:D:D i love rust!
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Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 04:12 AM UTC
It was a pleasure Jim, three features on the same area and all totally unique.
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Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 05:10 AM UTC
The problem with Normandy is there's so damn much of it...

There's also, in the interests of fairness, just so much you can drag SWMBO around to as well Saying that, she was incredibly patient and VERY co-operative indeed even to the extent of walking the entire length of Omaha.

For those who've probably noticed a lack of German subjects in this and the other feature (Postcard from Normandy) the explanation is quite simple. Following the war, it was either recovered and put into French service, scrapped, or. fortunately for us, recovered for evaluation by the Allies and ended its days in various military museums around the world - particularly Samur... Some did find its way onto various firing ranges as well...