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#15251 Dogsbody

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Posted Yesterday, 11:14 AM

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Posted Yesterday, 11:16 AM

There was a stop over for lunch on one of the busiest roads around Eindhoven but never mind, it was closed down for the duration.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 11:17 AM

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Posted Yesterday, 04:28 PM

Ken,

Great jeep pictures! Your knowledge of jeeps, end!ess supply of pictures and endless supply of original parts is amazing!

Rene,

I truly love your "then and now" pictures. I also love your pictures of the celebration. And a huge thank you to your "shout out" to the women during WWII. The Rosie the Riveters were amazing women.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:42 PM

Before the arrival of the US troops the Germans for the most part succeeded in blowing up the bridges spanning the river Maas. In the next Then shot you can see the destroyed Wilhelmina bridge. This bridge was for the most part build from stone. That part was gone except for some damaged pillars.  What you see in the background is the metal section that was also part of the bridge and was build to make it possible for more modern day shipping to pass the bridge.

 

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I had a close friend that jumped in and was wounded attempting to capture this bridge

 

 

 

 



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Posted Today, 03:23 AM

correction. My friend was attempting to take the bridge over the Wilheimina canal. He was part of a famous bayonet charge. He was wounded by a mortar hit by Germans on a counter attack. After recovering he rejoined his unit in time for the Battle of the Bulge



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Posted Today, 04:34 AM

Hi everyone, it's back to Maastricht for some Then and  Now shots. First a picture of the 117th IR still on the west bank of the river Maas.

 

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