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NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 29 JUNE 2009

Hi to you all and welcome to another weeks newsletter of stuff that’s new on Miliblog this week !

Well after the massive 200+ photos of Berlin in May/June 1945, this week has been a little quiet. Having said that though, we do have some more nice photos added for you all to see. In addition to the Berlin photos, my friend also had some photos from Gulf War 2, which have been added. Again no copywright for these have been mentioned, but as we’ve said before, if anybody has a legal right to any photos we have on Miliblog and object to them being shown, then of course contact us at info@Miliblog.co.uk  There are many photos in the collection that have not been added because they have the photographers name on the back and we are still trying to contact them to seek permission. Ok ! The sample photo below shows  a gathering of British soldiers before the jump-off. Lots of red berets of the Parachute Regt, pale blue berets of the Army Air Corps and a few berets with cockade from the Royal Fusiliers. This photo I find very interesting and it is like a famous painting in an art gallery ! Each time you look at it, you find something new !

The next sample for this week is a lovely old Bedford MWD 15cwt that has been converted by the Netherlands Brandweer (Fire Brigade) and is in a procession of what appears to be old fire engines, somewhere in The Netherlands, with two Dutch army guys looking on. Does anyone know where this photo was taken ?  In the background is a similar Dodge WC-51 Weapons Carrier and a DAF YA-328 6×6. 

Lastly we have a lovely old photo of an Austin K6 6×4 with a Cole Mk7 crane on the back. Looks to be postwar and the magnifying glass shows ‘Nerf & Vlas Matie’ on the door. Again can anyone help with this company name ? Maybe Belgian or Dutch ?

Don’t forget that we have a ‘Search Image’ tab listed at the top of the Website. This is very useful and you can enter a vehicle type, ie Dodge WC-51, you can enter a manufacturer, ie AEC or you can even enter a vehicle registrartion number to see if your military vehicle is on Miliblog. If it isn’t, then we would always welcome a photo to add to our gallery, and of course ackowledge your name against it.  Collecting military items is a hobby througout the world, and I think it’s really great to share people’s photos, experiences and above all the knowledge. 

So we will say goodbye for this week and look forward to next week’s additions. We hope to bring you over 40 photos of the AEC 0853 Matador Gun Tractor ! Let’s go and warm up the scanner !

Cheerio !

Simon 

British Troops Line-Up Pre Gulf War 2

British Troops Line-Up Pre Gulf War 2

Bedford MWD 15cwt Conversion Netherlands Fire Brigade (RS-02-96)

Bedford MWD 15cwt Conversion Netherlands Fire Brigade (RS-02-96)

Austin K6 3Ton 6x4 Coles Mk7 Crane

Austin K6 3Ton 6x4 Coles Mk7 Crane

NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 22 JUNE 2009

Welcome to this week’s newsletter of what is new on Miliblog 

As promised last week, a good friend has contributed over 200 photos of Berlins in May/June 1945. However I must point out once more that Miliblog is NOT a political website or that any photos we show illustrate support for any political opinion, either from the left or from the right. We are just interested in the equipment, unifirms, vehicles, tanks etc and the mechanics of them. The purpose is for historians, collectors of military hardware and for model-makers etc. Having stated our serious side, we move on.

These Berlin photos are filed under Gallery of Photo Collection, Original WW2 Photos, Berlin….. They illustrate vehicles from a number of countries; T-34 tanks, Sherman tanks in both Russian and US markings, a Valentine tank in Russian markings etc. I hope you have time to visit them, as they also illustrate the bad side of warfare. I’ve added a few samples below.

Next, a big thank you to Craig Hackley for sending Miliblog photos of his lovely Hotchkiss M201 Jeep that he’s currently selling. Looks in superb condition and if anyone is interested then please email us here at info@miliblog.co.uk and we will forward your details onto Craig. 

Next are just a couple of small photos I bought recently. They are from 1956 and show a Bedford RL 3 Tonner and also a French AMX 13 Light Tank being lowered by sling into landing craft for the invasion of Suez in 1956/57. Any of you guys out there with a Bedford RL fancy repainting your vehicle in desert sand over the winter period for next year’s show season ?!!!

Finally a big hello to all you guys across the pond in the USA that visit our little website.  In particular a mention to our fellow enthusiasts in:-

Central Jersey MV Pool, North Carolina MV Preservation Club, Military Transport Association of North Jersey and the Green Mountain MV Club.

If you visit our links pages, you can double click on the links to their website….but don’t forget to double click the back button to return back to Miliblog though !

Well folks, that a bout wraps it up for this week. Coming soon for you helicopter fans are some photos of the US Army Blackhawk and Apache choppers in service in the Middle East.

Cheerio !

Simon

Berlin May-June 1945 (87) Russian Sherman Tanks

Berlin May-June 1945 (87) Russian Sherman Tanks

Berlin May-June 1945 (261) Panthers Tanks at Rest

Berlin May-June 1945 (174) Russian Lady MP

Berlin May-June 1945 (174) Russian Lady MP

Berlin May-June 1945 (195) US 2nd Armored Shermans

Berlin May-June 1945 (229) Russian Valentine Tank

Berlin May-June 1945 (229) Russian Valentine Tank

Berlin May-June 1945 (88) Russian T-34 Tank

Bedford RL 3Ton 4x4 Cargo (35 BR 74) Suez 1956 Loading onto an LST

Bedford RL 3Ton 4x4 Cargo (35 BR 74) Suez 1956 Loading onto an LST

French AMX-13 Tanks Suez 1956 Loading onto an LST

French AMX-13 Tanks Suez 1956 Loading onto an LST

Craig Hackleys Hotchkiss M201 Jeep (XAS 728) For Sale

Craig Hackleys Hotchkiss M201 Jeep (XAS 728) For Sale

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