A row of destroyed “Hanomags” – France 1944

A row of destroyed “Hanomags” – France 1944

The “Hanomag” or Sd.Kfz 251 series of vehicles was a half tracked armored fighting vehicle of Nazi Germany.  Over 15,000 were built during the war, there were 22 variants of the base vehicle.

These particular half tracks were knocked out by Allied air power between Carrouges and Rânes – an area below Caen and roughly a 12 km stretch of road.  There were two other attacks around the same time which eliminated the entire group.

WW2  POW administrative documents

WW2 POW administrative documents

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One of our users who is sticking with us for quite a long time, you might know Siegfrid – he made the French Wikinger translation, and is especially interested in WWII from a French perspective – he is French – asked us if we would be interested in some historical documents… well, WE ARE!

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A few “administrative document” issued by the German and French authorities. They belonged to my grandfather who was a Sergeant in the French army and was taken prisoner on the 19.06.1940 in the north of France; Dunkerque area. He was liberated in October 1942.

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As seen from the flight deck of HMS Illustrious, the battleship HMS Valiant has a 15″ practice shoot during exercises in the Indian Ocean, 22nd December 1942. [OS] [800×610]

As seen from the flight deck of HMS Illustrious, the battleship HMS Valiant has a 15″ practice shoot during exercises in the Indian Ocean, 22nd December 1942. [OS] [800×610]


As seen from the flight deck of HMS Illustrious, the battleship HMS Valiant has a 15″ practice shoot during exercises in the Indian Ocean, 22nd December 1942. [OS] [800×610]
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