Friday Photo: "Wojtek" officially enlisted soldier bear

During World War II, an orphaned brown bear went from being a cuddly pet to an officially enlisted soldier in the Polish army, and reportedly saw fierce combat in Italy. Decades after the war and his death, "Wojtek" continues to be honored.

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Friday photo: Red Ball Highway

Friday photo: Red Ball Highway.

Just so you know, I often post these images without any description or with just some teaser text. The idea is if you don't know what its all about go and check it out do a web search read a book, a lot of times, fact really is stranger than fiction.
 

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Friday photo: D-Day 75 years ago

Friday photo: D-Day 75 years ago, enough said.

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Friday photo: 1940's colour "printing"

Friday photo 1940's colour "printing".

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Friday photo: Nice parking!

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Friday photo: Nice parking!

Aerial photo showing the three Horsa gliders at the Eastern end of Pegasus bridge. The circular object to the top-right of the bridge is the gun pit.

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Friday photo: Kübelwagen 1:1 scale

Last minute Friday photo, yes that me.

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(Part I) Australian War Memorial - Air-power

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If you are a wargamer that games WWI, II or later and you live in Australia you *need* to go to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra at least once, I went for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was blown away here is part 1 of my photos Air-power.

Click on the image for the supersized version.

Because Dan will complain if I don't add the detail of what each of these are so he can count the rivets Ill come back and do that when I have time. In the meantime enjoy and let me know if you want more (or less).

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Friday Photo: To the last Bullet.

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Friday Photo: To the last Bullet.

A very nice photo by Dan,  enough to inspire a game, or perhaps a new army or even a new home made  campaign. 

Who knows what will happen over the weekend... Hopefully not just mowing lawns and chores. :-)

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Friday photo - TANK!!!

Tank at the Australian war memorial, along with ME. One of about 6 zillion photos from my visit. Centurion Tank Number 169053.

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Friday Photo - Nazis having fun

Friday photo: Nazis having fun, I find it interesting, that I find this photo disturbing. I think perhaps we like our Nazis *fully* evil, if they weren't what dos that say about all of us and what we are capable of.

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Friday Photo: "Shoes on the Danube Bank" - Budapest

In theme with Budapest campaign release this week, a more sombre "Why we fight" photo.

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Friday Photo - universal carrier in Italy

Friday Photo - universal carrier in Italy, notes to self: Buy more universal carriers...​ then... buy more universal carriers​ (just because they look so great).
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Friday Photo: See, all the other wives help with the terrain...!?

Friday Photo: See, all the other wives help with the terrain...!?
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Friday Photo - anti-mine training

Friday Photo - anti-mine training

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Friday photo - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas 2018. Fight hard, roll high, have fun

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Friday Photo: Yes that Bocage is "hard cover"

Friday Photo: Yes! we are calling that Bocage hard cover.

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US rocket launching tank

US rocket launching tank, if you arrive late make an entrance...

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Friday photo: Tanks in disguise

Friday photo: Tanks in disguise, If there isn't any cover, bring your own...

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Friday photo - join up...

Friday photo - join up...
 

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Friday photo - Row, row, row your boat

Friday photo - Row, row, row your boat:

"An infantry section from 'B' Company, 1/6th Queen's Regiment try out their collapsible boats in a farmyard in preparation for crossing the Volturno river, 8 October 1943" more details here
 

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Bolt Action Battle Report: The Battle for Mottola

Op Slapstick-Italy '43; The concluding second part of the mini campaign, German FJ vs British....

10 September, 1943. Operation "Slapstick".

British Paratroopers from 156 Parachute Bn, having seized Key strategic points of entry into Mottola , now assault the German Fallschirmjager defenders in strength in what becomes a bloody battle for the town.

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In this episode we talk about our time critical projects as we lead up to the commemoration of the D-Day 75th anniversary and the warlord games global D-day campaign. And, as the episode title suggests, tune in for the main content regarding sealing your models as we compare some products and brands in order to give you the information you need to finish off your miniatures with confidence.

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