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Merry Christmas WW2 pictures contest!

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  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    Merry Christmas to you.

    On this thread you can post WW2 pics from soldiers from all nations, celebrating Christmas.

    Nice input only
    Hijackers at own risks, there is stollen in the cooler!



    1) Germany

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    http://www.wlb-stuttgart.de/seekrieg/39-12.htm

    2) UK

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    http://www.google.fr/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Flowres-picturecabinet.com.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com%2F162%2Fmain%2F2%2F743711.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iwmprints.org.uk%2Fimage%2F743711%2Fwar-office-official-photographer-men-of-the-border-regiment-enjoy-christmas-dinner-at-mouchin-in-france-17-december-1939&h=324&w=428&tbnid=cp0Jm7Y8XCKQGM%3A&zoom=1&docid=rvOdmMeJv1lKuM&ei=SaCWVK3jOcmUar_zgagI&tbm=isch&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=647&page=2&start=46&ndsp=54&ved=0CLUBEK0DMC8

    3) France


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    4) USA


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    5) Soviet Union
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    Now your turn !
     
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  2. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Great idea for a thread, Skipper !

    I've posted this pic on the Forum before, but no aplogies for doing so again.

    Eastern Front, 1941.....

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    Happy Christmas !
     
  3. Skipper

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  4. jagdpanther44

    jagdpanther44 Battlefield wanderer

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    Here's my contribution...

    British:
    On board HMS Mauritus
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    American:
    B-17 crew
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    Australian:
    Christmas Eve at the 'Boomerang Club', Australia House, London 1943
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    Italian:
    Albania 1940
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    German:
    A rather scary Santa Claus
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    Merry Christmas! :christmastree: :holly:
     
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  5. KodiakBeer

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    D Company, 117th IR, 30th Division. This photo is actually dated November 27 while they celebrated an early Christmas somewhere near Aachen. They were celebrating early because preparations were ongoing to continue the drive into Germany, however they would soon be called south to help stem the German breakthough in the Ardennes.

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  6. Skipper

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    Thanks Kodiak, guys please don't forget to mention the nationality of your soldiers + a source link too
     
  8. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Mine's an original photo from my own collection.....
     
  9. Skipper

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  11. Skipper

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  13. Skipper

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    Italians 1941

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  14. Skipper

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    Here's one for one of our newer members : http://www.diehardengineer.com/Christmas1942.JPG


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    Christmas dinner 1943, on the hood of a jeep. The striped unit patch on the sleeve and helmet of the soldier on the right shows that he belongs to the 3rd Infantry Division; the other two men served in the 163rd Signal Company. : http://liberationtrilogy.com/books/day-of-battle/historical-photos/slideshow/

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    The Best Christmas present ever ?
    http://www.studenthandouts.com/01-Web-Pages/01-Picture-Pages/10.13-World-War-II/Rest-and-Relaxation/48-Child-hugging-Soldier-Father-Christmas-1944-World-War-II.htm

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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    All are great photos. Excellent idea, Skipper.
     
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