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Discussion in 'Living History' started by Martin Bull, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    SD, when I see signs like the one on the Sherman a huge rush of thoughts involving selling the kids or robbing post offices goes through my mind. :D

    Sadly Choca, the Panther's not a runner.... yet.

    Just for you ;)
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    And there's always some truly bizarre stuff on sale.
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    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  2. PzJgr

    PzJgr Drill Instructor

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    Awesome, totally awesome pics. Thanks guys. I wish I could be there.
     
  3. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy WW2|ORG Editor

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    You are right, PzJgr, it makes me jealous.
     
  4. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy WW2|ORG Editor

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    How much are children going for these days in GB?
     
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    Fantastic pics Von!!! Love the T-34's and the pink Jeep :D
     
  6. Stefan

    Stefan Cavalry Rupert

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    Great pics, any photos of my soviet comrades doing their thing?
     
  7. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Appearing to be a sensible bunch Stefan, their 'thing' this weekend in the foot-deep mud was largely standing under ponchos having a smoke ;). Haven't had a proper look through about 600 photos yet though, so I'll see what came out.
     
  8. PzJgr

    PzJgr Drill Instructor

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    Are these privately owned AFVs?
     
  9. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Yes - I think it's fair to say that virtually all the vehicles at Beltring are privately-owned ; certainly none of them are from official or semi-official bodies such as the Tank Museum, etc.....
     
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    PzJgr Drill Instructor

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    What an amazing array of items our cousins across the pond have amassed for themselves. In the photos, I saw several SdKfz 222s, that panther, a Tiger, the V-2 with launcher it looks like and an amazing Mk IV. I would never leave there.
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Sadly the Tiger's a mock-up based on a T55, the fact they're privately owned (Give or take a handful of museum examples) is often what gets me the most while three T55's roar past laying smoke. It really is a surprising armoured force to be in private hands. [​IMG]


    The lineage of British postwar armour was particularly well represented this year; Comet, Centurion, Chieftain, Challenger... and the Army brought a Challenger2.

    The most remarkable thing to be in civilian hands is surely the Challenger, the chap acquired a chassis, eventually tracked down a turret, and successfully joined the two together. This led to a visit from the MOD police enquiring just where he'd got a modern MBT from :spin:. This year it really seemed to be fully kitted and carrying all the appropriate gear, as this shot illustrates quite nicely:
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    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
  12. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Well done with the pics, Adam - really great stuff ! Most of the mud which can be seen in your photos accompanied me home clinging to my boots and trouserlegs.....:eek:
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures WW2|ORG Editor

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    Phenomenal photos! Thanks Von Poop, Martin and FalkeEins. I'm green with envy at those who were lucky enough to attend! Lucky dogs! I might make a trip out there next year and get waist-deep in the mud myself.

    Thread rate 5 stars and pinned.
     
  14. Stefan

    Stefan Cavalry Rupert

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    That pretty much is our thing when it rains, best way really ;)

    More great pics, looks awesome. The V2 is a mockup made by a living history group, not bad eh?
     
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    ..spend too much effort trying to keep dry (ish) to take many pics - I thought something was wrong when I saw everybody in waders and rain capes...and then the heavens opened ...

    another close-up of the down-pour (hope this is not too big..)

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  16. von Poop

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    At the same time as the picture above was taken I was watching the rain turn to steam on a centurion's engine deck.
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    Shell case from the Dora rail-gun (for sale):
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    Some American Gear:
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    British Armour:
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    The Krads and Sidecar mounted bikes had surprising grunt in the mud:
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    Cheers,
    Adam.
     
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    Great pictures! I wish i could attend such an event as that!
     
  18. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Neil, I love the photo of the Waffen-SS in the rain. It, and the expressions on the faces, perfectly capture the essence of Beltring 2007 ! :)
     
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    Cheerful bunch eh? Some beautiful vehicles on show, thanks VP.
     
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    Stefan Cavalry Rupert

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    I'm afraid I can't edit my post however I just learned that on the Thursday someone stole the muzzle break from the SBG's Panther. The mind boggles.
     

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