NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2010

NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2010

Hi there and welcome to what’s new on Miliblog this week. As mentioned last week, our Eastern Front Collection is still very popular with you, my fellow enthusiasts. Over the years I’ve collection many of these wartime photos and I’ve found it’s always been easier to find photos of German troops rather than photos of Allied forces. Have any of you found the same ?

So we have five sample photos to share with you, starting with a brilliant photo of an Opel staff car being pushed out of the mud. Another example of the conditions endured.

Eastern Front Collection No 1510

Eastern Front Collection No 1510

 Now just look at the next photo of a column of German troops marshing along to the front line. Judging from the undone collars, it looks like a warm summer’s day which contradicts many of the winter photos we have in the Collection.

Eastern Front Collection No 1523

Eastern Front Collection No 1523

Featured in our following photo below is a nice shot of a German gun emplacement with a 105mm howitzer. A great photo for the modellers amongst us or even the re-enactors.  

Eastern Front Collection No 1530

Eastern Front Collection No 1530

A nice photo of a snowy German MG-34 machine gun crew, looking pretty serious.

Eastern Front Collection No 1543

Eastern Front Collection No 1543

Our final sample shows a very happy German soldier splashing around in the mud.

Eastern Front  Collection No 1544

Eastern Front Collection No 1544

So we’ll get back to the trusty scanner and add some more brilliant photos for you to see.

Cheerio !

Simon 

NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2010

Hi there and welcome once again to what’s new this week on Miliblog !

As mentioned, I went to a little antique fair in a village hall and came away with three nice photos which I want to share with you all. Firstly is a nice little photo of a group of REME soldiers of the British Army taken in Italy in July 1945. Studying their faces, they look like they had a long hard campaign and now totally relieved the war was over and they pulled through it.

REME Unit in Italy, July 1945

REME Unit in Italy, July 1945

 Next is a fine photo of a group of Royal Artillery gunners taken in the deserts of North Africa. MEF stands for Middle East Force. 

107th Battery, 32nd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery MEF

107th Battery, 32nd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery MEF

 Our next photo is taken in Germany, probably in the late 1940′s. Spot the Bedford QL 3 Tonner on the right and the Willys MB jeep parked in front on the building. But what’s the vehicle parked next to it ?!!! Anyone know ?

Bedford QL & Willys MB Jeep in German Town

Bedford QL & Willys MB Jeep in German Town

 We featured a few warship photos recently as something a little different and they proved to be very popular from our emails. So below are a couple of Royal Navy Sandown Class Minehunters.   

HMS Inverness (M102) Sandown Class Minehunter

HMS Inverness (M102) Sandown Class Minehunter

 

HMS Ramsey (M110) Sandown Class Minehunter, photographed of Portsmouth in June 2005

HMS Ramsey (M110) Sandown Class Minehunter, photographed of Portsmouth in June 2005

So have a great week and we’ll see you soon. Back by popular demand are some more photos added to our Eastern Front Collection.

Cheerio !

Simon

NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 30 AUGUST 2010

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

This week, on September 3rd in fact, we commemorate the outbreak of WW2 or the Second World War. Actually 71 years ago this week, the UK and France declared war on Nazi Germany after they had invaded Poland. If we think about it, many of the people that were around at the time and saw history unfold before them were at least ten years old on that day. That means that they are at least 81 years old now !!! I often see an elderly person in the supermarket or when I visit my old auntie in the nursing home. How tempting it is just to go up to them and ask them about their memories.

So where have we been this week ? Actually to one of our favourite shows, the 1940′s Weekend at Bantock House. Set in the grounds of Bantock Park in the West of Wolverhampton in central England, the event has been running a few years now. Each year it gets better, with a nice mix of re-enactors, military vehicles and the music and atmosphere of the period. We’ve got a full report under our Shows section, but just to tempt you to have a look, I’ve included some sample photos below.

A group of 1940s Re-enactors

A group of 1940s Re-enactors

RAF Operations Room

RAF Operations Room

Ford GPW Jeep with RAF Crew

Ford GPW Jeep with RAF Crew

Land Army Girls and WAAF

Land Army Girls and WAAF

ATS and Home Guard

ATS and Home Guard

Next week we’ll be featuring a couple of old wartime photos recently bought at an antique fair. Until then have a great week !

Cheerio !

Simon

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Eastern Front Collection 1121
Eastern Front Collection 1121
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Berlin May/June 1945 189
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Truck (12 GB 87)
Foden 16Ton 8x4 Low Mobility Truck
Ford WOT 2H 15cwt (USU 458)
Ford WOT 2H 15cwt (USU 458)
Land Rover 127 Ambulance (NF 27 AA)
Land Rover 127 Ambulance (NF 27 AA)
Eastern Front Collection 464
Eastern Front Collection 464
Willys MB Jeep (EJW 816)
Willys MB Jeep (EJW 816)
Eastern Front Collection 1098
Eastern Front Collection 1098
Normandy 1944 Collection 774
Normandy 1944 Collection 774
east-1017a.jpgEastern Front Collection 1017
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Bedford MJ 4 Ton Cargo (30 FM 68)
Bedford MJ 4 Ton Cargo (30 FM 68)
Eastern Front Collection 615
Eastern Front Collection 615
M5 Stuart with Wading Gear (1)
M5 Stuart with Wading Gear (1)
Land Rover 101 Ambulance (75 GJ 94)
Land Rover 101 Ambulance (75 GJ 94)
Ford WOT 2H 15cwt GS (MME 875) 2
Ford WOT 2H 15cwt GS (MME 875) 2
Vauxhall Wyvern Staff Car (33 BC 14)
Vauxhall Wyvern Staff Car (33 BC 14
Land Rover S2 109 SAS (10 FG 75) 2
Land Rover S2 109 SAS (10 FG 75) 2
Eastern Front Collection 158
Eastern Front Collection 158
Normandy 1944 Collection 70
Normandy 1944 Collection 70