Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by von Poop, Nov 26, 2007.
Excellent story. Interesting on several levels. Thanks very much for posting.
Also... I thought the Kithurst Churchill had been recovered now?
I used to live just a mile and a half or so from this one, saw it all the time:
Delores - Three Quarter View
I think that this was the one at HMS Excellent, which is now at the Tank Musem, Bovington, but I can't find anything to back this up.
Bermondsey T34 has gone dazzle. (Via it's Twitter account: [twitter]oldkentroadtank[/twitter])
T34/85 near Maritsa Apartments , Bulgaria , taken by a friend on holiday back in 2013.
They are there again now, I'll ask for more photos.
edit: added pic of tank today in Raduil
there are more pics of it online.
some here http://en.tracesofwar.com/article/24264/T-34-85-Tank-Raduil.htm
Hetzer in Switzerland at Fort de Vallorbe
Orbe-Vallorbe; Mine des grands-crêts; Fort du Pré-Giroud - 6 mai 2006
another pic here
En el cruce de caminos indicando el desvio - Picture of Fort de Pre-Giroud 39-45, Vallorbe - TripAdvisor
Breda, The Netherlands - kindly donated by the 1st Polish Armoured Div.
work mate of mine is on holiday in Cuba. he posted this on facebook . it's in Havanna.
Just seen this Sherman outside a new , not yet open D-Day museum , Castletown, Portland Dorset.
Castletown D-Day Centre
That's good news.
Portland could do with some DDay context and a general boost.
Range wreck bitsa maybe?
(Shame about the keep off & CCTV signs. If Southsea Common's Churchill and Grizzly are still in one piece after years of public abuse in the Pompey area, then this thing can take it. Disclaimer would maybe do... )
Ah. Retrieved from France:
Lucky takes pride of place at Castletown D-Day Centre
Owen, really - did you have to get your Range Rover in each picture as well
Watching Tour de France time-trails from Marseilles & spotted this Sherman.
M4A4 Sherman "Jeanne d'Arc" at Marseille
I'm watching for that Sherman now that you mentioned it.
I just saw a shot of a nice looking WWI memorial right down by the waterfront.
The announcer, I think it was Paul Sherwen, says,"There you see a memorial to the French soldiers who fought in the Great War. It points out to the sea to remind us that those who died lost their lives in far off lands."
WW1 repro Schneider I saw mentioned in post #10 here... Panhard EBR
The Desert Rat Memorial
Thetford Forest, Norfolk.
The 7th Armoured Division was stationed in Thetford Forest between January and May 1944 while they prepared for the invasion of Normandy. This was the only time the division was in the United Kingdom in it's entire Existence. The Division sailed from Felixstowe on the 5 June 1944 with the first tanks landing on Gold Beach on the evening of 6th June 1944 .
The memorial is by the side of the road and you can park next to it.
I took these images when I visited.
Duxford - You do not need to go in to see these as they are outside!.
The Normandy Tank Museum is not hard to miss. It is next to the main N13 (E46) motorway. Set your Sat-Nav to the town of Catz in Normandy and then the road of La Fourchette or Rue de la Fourchette to be directed to the Museum entrance.
Churchill AVRE Mk. IV tank – Lion-sur-Mer, Normandy, France
The Vimoutiers Tiger Tank south east of Caen in the middle of the Normandy countryside.
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