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Offline mystery-ak

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The Ruins of Normandy: Color Photos From France, 1944
« on: June 06, 2014, 09:28:23 AM »
http://life.time.com/history/after-d-day-unpublished-color-photos-from-normandy-summer-1944/#1

The ruins left behind after warfare speak a language of their own. Even more strikingly, no matter where the conflict has taken place — whether it’s in northern Europe or the South Pacific, the Middle East or Central Africa — the vernacular of destruction is often the same. Buildings reduced to rubble and dust. A scarred, tortured landscape seemingly devoid of life, aside from small human forms trying to piece it back together. Twisted, rusting, abandoned vehicles. And always, above it all, the indifferent sky.

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Re: The Ruins of Normandy: Color Photos From France, 1944
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 11:40:20 PM »
The building with the sign "Legion Voluntaires Francais" recruitrd Frenchmen to fight on the Eastern Front with the Germans. A bunch of those guys wound up dying in the battle for Berlin as the SS "Charlemagne" division [actually a regiment(minus)].

the two pictures of the destroyed tanks are of the same tank, a German  Mark V "Panther".
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