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A nice badge showing the lionhead of the Belgian Army

This gallery contains original photos of Russian Air Force aircraft that come under the classification of light bombers. Our first photo is of a Petlyakov Pe-2 Light Bomber and our thanks go to Piotr Mikolajski, the editor of Plastikowe.pl a Polish website dedicated to some wonderful models of aircraft. We’d identified the photo as an Me-110 but Piotr emailed us to say it was actually a Pe-2.

Here we have some nice photos of the Junkers Ju 52 three-engined transports, the work-horse of the Luftwaffe. Famous for carrying German parachutists in 1941 in the invasion of Crete. If you’d like to see an original aircraft, the RAF Museum at Cosford in Shropshire, UK has a real beauty on display, even with the side door open so you can see inside.

This gallery contains original photos of German Luftwaffe aircraft that come under the classification of light bombers. We’ve included some Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers in this section along with some Me 110 that were used a light bombers on the Russian Front.

NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2009

Hi and welcome to this week’s newsletter of what’s new on Miliblog

Well we’ve been concentrating on scanning more of our Eastern Front Collection and getting them onto the website for you to see. So we are a little late again in catching up on our newsletter but for a good reason. Once we’ve scanned in our first 500 for the collection, then I’ll pop on a few more preserved vehicles from the scanning box.

Until then, please find below some samples to tempt you to visit the Eastern Front Collection. The first one is especially interesting in that it shows a British Valentine Tank, sent to the Russian Army that’s been knocked out and being inspected by German troops. 

Have a great week !

Cheerio !

Simon

Eastern Front Collection No 276

Eastern Front Collection No 276

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Eastern Front Collection No 293

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Eastern Front Collection No 445

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Eastern Front Collection No 414

NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2009

Hi there and a welcome to what’s new on Miliblog this week, although a little belated !!!

So as we have mentioned over the last couple of weeks, we have a huge collection of original photos from the Russian or East Front of WW2. These were mainly taken by the troops themselves rather than any official government photographer and show the horror on warfare. Some may be a little graphic in detail, and if you are offended by this I apologise, but that was what went on at the time. We have called it the Eastern Front Collection and can be found under Original WW2 Photos. 

There are quite a few in the collection, so to make it easier, I have split out the first 250 photos and called it Volume 1.  They are quite diverse, from Russian POW’s, lorries and cars stuck in the mud, soldiers all kitted up standing by for a battle and even horse-drawn supply wagons. One thing that amazes me to see is just how un-mechanised the Germany Army was, having to rely quite a lot on these horse-drawn vehicles.

I hope you enjoy visiting the collection. Whenever I look at these photos, it really brings home how grim the winter fighting was for both sides. Look deep into the photos, as some are pretty atmospheric. I’ve included 8 examples below for a taste.

So it’s back to my trusty scanner and a hot cup of coffee !

See you soon !

Cheerio !

Simon   

Eastern Front Collection No 1

Eastern Front Collection No 1

Eastern Front Collection No 2

Eastern Front Collection No 2

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Eastern Front Collection No 106

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Eastern Front Collection No 126

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Eastern Front Collection No 244

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