NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 4 OCTOBER 2010

NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 4 OCTOBER 2010

Welcome to a look of what’s new on Miliblog this week. Following on with our Normandy 1944 collection of photos from last week we have four more samples of new additions to the collection. Starting off with some more German POW’s but this time sunning themselves on the decks of the ships taking them into captivity.

Normandy Collection No 771

Normandy Collection No 771

 Staying with the POW theme, we next have a photo of what appears to be a group of Waffen SS troops being marched off, with their camouflage M43 jackets.

Normandy Collection No 776

Normandy Collection No 776

 Like a tin of sardines, these GI’s are on their bunks for the crossing across the Atlantic Ocean.

Normandy Collection No 779

Normandy Collection No 779

 And finally, these 4 US Navy sailors find a way of letting us all know what it’s like over on the beaches !

Normandy Collection No 780

Normandy Collection No 780

So have a great week and we’ll be back soon !

Cheerio !

Simon

NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2010

Hi and welcome to this weeks newsletter and after the cold or the dusty Eastern Front, it’s back to La Belle France for the next few weeks as we look at a few samples added to our Normandy 1944 Collection.

Briefly we have three nice samples for you this week, starting with a photo of some German POW’s boarding a boat back to England and then possibly onto USA. 

Normandy Collection No 764

Normandy Collection No 764

 Once on board a US Navy vessel, they all look as if they are enjoying a good meal and perhaps relieved to be safe and away from the battlezone.

Normandy Collection No 765

Normandy Collection No 765

Meanwhile going the other way into France as these GI’s. How does that record player with a wind-up handle compare to modern iPods, I wonder. Good photot of the US Army M-1941 combat jacket, which to many look like a militarised golfing jacket.

Normandy Collection No 770

Normandy Collection No 770

So onto more Normandy photos next week !
Cheerio !
Simon
NEW THIS WEEK – MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2010

Hi there once again and welcome to this week’s newsletter, which is long overdue. We had some naughty person trying to hack into our website and cause mischief. It took a while to sort the issue out but it came from one of the small plug-ins that we used. Now all hopefully sorted and ready to go again !

We’ve still been adding new photos to Miliblog over the past few weeks but not been able to tell you all about them. Our Eastern Front Collection is still proving very popular with all of you out there according to the mails we’ve received, so here’s a few more samples of what went on this week.

We start off with a nice photo of a group of German soldiers posing for the camera. I’m pretty sure the one in the middle is a Panzer, or tank crew member, judging from the design of his jacket.

Eastern Front Collection No 1547

Eastern Front Collection No 1547

Next we a have a good close up photo of what appears to be a summer uniform, which will be very useful for our re-enactor friends. 
Eastern Front Collection No 1557

Eastern Front Collection No 1557

For your delight we have a Panzer II tank ploughing down a muddy road. Nice diorama potential for our model makers. A 1/35th scale from Tamiya or an older 1/48 scale from Bandai. 

Eastern Front Collection No 1566

Eastern Front Collection No 1566

Judging from the dusty road, summer on the Russian Front looks as abig a problem to the mud of the winter months. These foot soldiers look as if they would like to steal of the vehicles parked up to save their feet !  
Eastern Front Collection No 1584

Eastern Front Collection No 1584

And finally we have a pair of broken down Russian tanks. Not too sure what model of tank they are though. Perhaps one of you out there knows and can email us ?

Eastern Front Collection No 1588

Eastern Front Collection No 1588

So we will close this week’s newsletter by saying that if you like these samples, then theere are nearly 1600 original WW2 photos in our Eastern Front Collection. So whether you are an historian, a model-maker or a re-enactor, I’m sure you will find some photos there to interest you. Next week we’re back to the Atlantic Wall of Normandy !

Cheerio !

Simon 

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