Celebrating of a New Year on frontline....

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by AMVAS, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    On one of our forums I found interecting photo of celebrating of a new (1942?) year by soldiers of the 113rd Rifle Regiment
    (photo presented by Ye. Drig)

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    Alex
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  3. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

    It certainly is, was not sure whether to point it out or not :)
     
  4. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    Isn't that a frozen German soldier?

    Happy New Year.


    He-he....:cheers:
     
  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

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    The photo shows the Fair at Monfalcone, December 31st 1946

    December 31st 1946 was our (the 4th Queen's Own Hussars) first post-war New Year’s Eve and the Squadron spent it at Monfalcone, a small town some 14 miles from Trieste.
    To coincide with the Xmas and New Year festivities, a small fair blew into town and parked itself on what was usually the open-air roller skating rink.
    Seven of the lads, including yours truly, went out for a meal and a drink, with which to see the New Year in.
    After the meal we drifted over to a shooting booth. The prize, if you managed to hit the tiny bulls-eye, was a magnesium flash photograph, taken automatically, and the result is shown above.
    On the same page of my Army Album is the restaurant bill. I see it was the Trattoria Zeno, the cost was 270 lira for drinks and 920 lira for the grub. I can’t remember what the rate of exchange was in those days but the bill was split seven ways and I don’t remember having any problems paying up.

    ps.
    Problem with the photo? pay a visit to <br>Ron Goldstein's <b><i>Actual</i></b> Army Album</br>
    and scroll down to Page 44
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

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    The photo shows the Fair at Monfalcone, December 31st 1946

    Welcome back Ron. Thanks for that.
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Good photo Ron.
    Does this help?
    Which one are you?
     

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  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Hi Owen

    I'm smack in the middle, of course :)

    Ron
     

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