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by Zookeeper
Tue Jul 22, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: SD photos!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2173

Canadian Grandfather

Doc, My grandfather was with the 7th Canadian Railroad Troop. I've scanned his medals, dog tag and Attestation papers signed in 1917, so I could send you a photos of them. I've even got a lottery ticket he purchased in Ireland in 1919. They're nothing spectacular, but like you said, if somebody does...
by Zookeeper
Tue Jul 22, 2003 8:22 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: SD photos!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2173

SD Photos

Doc, You know, I have to agree with you now. At the time of the original posting, it seemed a little strange to be collecting photos like that. But like you said, if they aren't bought by some one who will keep and take care of them, they would be lost forever. Who knows how much history has been si...
by Zookeeper
Sun May 04, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Aircraft at Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Michael, Thanks for finding those squadrons. I'll have to see if I can find out if any were in France. So far the only reference to Stukas by squadron has been on the Sturmvogel site. http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/2072/LWOB45.html#Apr45 That's where I found the Luftwaffe Order of Battle for...
by Zookeeper
Sat May 03, 2003 10:52 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Aircraft at Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Thanks for answering. I've been able to find references for them in the West until 1943, but not much afterwards. I guess it's possible that they were so overpowered by Allied aircraft that all Stukas were withdrawn to the East. Only time and research will tell. The contest isn't until June 14th, so...
by Zookeeper
Fri May 02, 2003 5:52 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Aircraft at Normandy
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Aircraft at Normandy

Were Stukas used in France on D-Day or after? If so, what squadrons would they have been attached to? The reason I'm asking is that there is going to be a model contest to raise funds for the D-Day Memorial here in Bedford. The models are to be limited to vehicles or aircraft in use by the Allies or...
by Zookeeper
Tue Mar 04, 2003 8:17 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German Military Music
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

MP3 Zips

Cal, Thanks for the sites. I defintely like those zip files on the first one. It really cuts down on down load time. Especially since I'm connected to the net with a phone modem. The site takes some getting used to, but like you said, it isn't hard to find what I'm looking for. Haven't done much sea...
by Zookeeper
Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German Military Music
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

German Military Music

I know this question has probably been answered somewhere here, but after doing a search, couldn't find what I'm looking for. So here is the question again. Would anyone know where I can find WW II German military music in MP3 format? I used to have some music sites saved years ago, but after changi...
by Zookeeper
Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:24 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Bolt Action Rifles.
Replies: 30
Views: 4169

Dasbootz, I imagine you're right about it being like an engine without a governor. I've never seen an M-1 go auto, but have seen the model 1911 .45 caliber pistol with a worn sear do it. The recoil made the thing climb straight up and the last round was on it's way to the clouds before the shooter k...
by Zookeeper
Sun Mar 02, 2003 2:04 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: My article about German snipers in Normandy is ready
Replies: 15
Views: 2419

US Army Sniper School

For anyone who is interested, here is an article from the US Military Information website with the prerequisites for acceptance in the US Army Sniper School.
http://www.usmilitary.about.com/library ... school.htm

It's not all about being a good shot.

Rick
by Zookeeper
Mon Feb 24, 2003 9:45 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: My article about German snipers in Normandy is ready
Replies: 15
Views: 2419

Snipers

Daniel, I read your article and thought it was excellent. It fit in nicely with the History Channel series on snipers that was shown each night last week and again yesterday. It was in four hour-long parts covering snipers in the Marine Corps, European military, US Army and law enforcement agencies....
by Zookeeper
Wed Feb 19, 2003 9:14 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: SD photos!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2173

A Question For You

I mean nothing personal by asking this, but was just wondering why you would buy what appears to be someone's family pictures from e-bay? :? I have some photos of German SS troops, but they were given to me by my father, who got them during the war. He still has others packed away at home, and some ...
by Zookeeper
Fri Feb 14, 2003 10:33 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Gluey models
Replies: 4
Views: 754

Glue Prints

If you are talking about a plastic model and regular model cement, I don't think there's much that can be done except using sandpaper to get rid of those glue prints. It all depends on where and how badly the model is damaged. Try to use as fine a grit as possible in order not to cause any more dama...
by Zookeeper
Sat Feb 08, 2003 9:21 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Reason for your interest in the German Armed Forces in WW2
Replies: 90
Views: 18582

Reasons?

I've been interested in the German Army since I was a kid when my Dad used to take me to all of the war movies that were out in the 50s. I was a big fan of "Sgt. Rock of Easy Co." and all the other Army comics during the 60s and wound up joining the Navy. Go figure. Anyway, even back in elementary s...
by Zookeeper
Sat Feb 08, 2003 8:19 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Film accuracy
Replies: 20
Views: 2494

"Die Brücke"

It was called "The Bridge" when I saw it back in the early sixties while I was in high school. Outstanding film. It does rank right up with 'Das Boot". I used to have the book that "Das Boot" was taken from. The scene of the two submarines passing during the storm were as close to the actual photos ...
by Zookeeper
Sat Feb 08, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Loveliest Woman in the World?
Replies: 37
Views: 3909

Goth Girl

OK, I'm stretching it here a little, but to see her, go to the site below. Hers is the picture at the entrance to the site. Shojin is a musician who performs gothic/trance/electronic stuff. But I like it. However, do NOT go if nudity offends you. Personally, I think she's fascinating and mysterious ...