Discussion in 'General' started by Peter Clare, Jun 19, 2008.
VP, you're reply made me take a little wander into the ether of the WWW. I found this on a site I have often looked at in the past, and have now updated my website thusly.
Something similar to Ron's experience
From The Armoured Micks, 1941-1945:
Keyes & Dad, NAAFI, Hamburg
Many thanks Diane
Good to know that I wasn't the only one to fall asleep !
What a great thread
THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940. © IWM (F 4580)IWM Non Commercial Licence
"A few hundred yards behind the lines U.S. soldiers flop in exhaustion, trying to sleep and dry their clothes as best they can."
Exhausted U.S. Marines sprawl on the beach while waiting for landing craft to take them off Guadalcanal following four months of fighting the Japanese.
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Is that a fireplace on the King George V?
Yes. I believe it was used to dry the officers' feet out, hence the cushioned rail.
Troops of the 1st Polish Armoured Division showing their exhaustion after the battle of the Falaise Pocket.
THE POLISH ARMY IN NORMANDY, 1944. © IWM (HU 31069)IWM Non Commercial Licence
A couple from WW1.
Cabins were not equipped with steam heating, as on German ships, but instead most had fireplaces. Each cabin had a large leather club chair and mahogany furniture.
And that's after a victory of sorts...
Only 70 Poles were left standing at that point.
Quite possibly the most under appreciated action in Normandy. For over 4 days the Poles were the "Cork in the Bottle" and performed amazingly. Read Capt. Pierre Sevigny's account of the action at the Mace.
Fritz having a little rest during WW1:
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