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1944 ETO Events
This album features a collection of pictures from various events.
The vast majority are from Camp Roberts events, but there are some from Mataguay, the desert and even Big Bear.
Date(s): Various. Album by gary archer. Photos by Various. 1 - 156 of 156 Total. 3806 Visits.
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Very interesting site,nicely executed and easy to look at.We have a show over here very soon again....have just had history alive 06 a fornight ago ( gave the panzer a run!)..well done...ps..can you tell me what your shoulder titles are/,and if ra antitank was in fact used as a title or not?...great work,Brenton ( the standard bearers)
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Brenton, Fri, 23 Jun 2006 7:39PM
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Morning Line up
"G-day Gents!And of course ..."
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CSM looking for infractions
"today we will be marching,..."
"Anyone who dosen't like my..."
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The chap on the right was a WWII vet from the all black 761st Tank Battalion. A Top Class Bloke!!

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The chap on the left is Ed Pepping a WWII vet from the 101st Airborne Division
""and I'm telling YOU...."
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Asking Ed how it worked !!
"thats a real hero there"
""It was ere sir... o..."
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Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, its off to war we go........

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"Brit. Para. about to open ..."
"Only a Royal Marine can wh..."
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"The angle every Brit loves..."
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Ad-Hoc picture of the British Airborne contingent and Mr Pepping 101st Division Veteran
"an hero amongst men"
"Good job on yalls squad. I..."
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Germans......that way

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"nice pic, anyone know what..."
"Cpl. Vlasek carries a .455..."
"aka Cannon, Hand, Mk.II"
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"thats HOT!"
"I would say I have to agre..."
"You want some of this? Ye..."
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"now where the hell are we?"
"I found the horse-shit"
"There must be a 2nd Lt. in..."
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""OK!.. listen in.. o..."
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"Good God blokes ... did Cu..."
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"Where ever we are the germ..."
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"very nice...."
"Sean Connery wannabe"
"its me"
"Fire your weapon blithe!!!..."
"Oh Christ ! I gotta pee !"
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Wellington in full stride
"Lucy ... I'am home !"
"Is that a new teletubby?"
""Don't panic!.. Don't..."
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and his Batman trying to keep up

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"Yea, though I walk through..."
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""Are you sure we catc..."
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"Alex, When will you get yo..."
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""Hmmm!!!""
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""If you step on a rou..."
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"White tin mug there, I alw..."
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""Round white pebble, ..."
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""SPREAD OUT!!!""
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""Gimme it... its my ..."
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Denton, army catering corps and part time section leader, examines the tree for ration supplements

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Vlasek, part time section leader, trying not to think about mess dinner tonight.

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Danny, looking in the ammo bins for any rations that might have been mislaid

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Hammy and Paul, removing the Beef souffle from the  hot engine compartment
"Hey, whats that thing ther..."
"Toll Booth comming up , fi..."
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Hammy , the careful carrier driver
"Hey Paul, whats that needl..."
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Paul, the cheerful Bren gunner

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Danny, the hungry/angry* Kiwi

*(delete where applicable)

"This man has now been retu..."
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and two of the old 1940 mob

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Here comes trouble

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A little cover fire for the chaps

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The last thing the MG-42 team saw !!

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Banger giving a traditional British salute
"Good one men!"
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Paul manning the Bren

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Paul not manning the Bren and doing himself an injury !!

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Doug's driving school !!

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Off goes the Royal Artillery

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Trying to run over Gunner Joy's foot..

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The Tiger out hunting...
"Beauty in motion!"
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The 6 Pounder and crew waiting....
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"With an APDS round , it'll..."
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POP goes the Tiger !!!!

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Direct hit , watch it burn !!!
"Thats not very nice to old..."
"See !!! Told you so....."
"Don't shoot! Let 'em burn..."
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Paul, making sure there are NO survivors !!

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Next target....Sdkfz 222

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Removing the 222 from the battlefield....

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Closely followed by a shot at the Sdkfz 232...

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with amazingly similar results....

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and here was the Sdkfz 251 trying to sneak down the east road
"Now THAT is a picture!! Wa..."
"I love the bits of earth f..."
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....which ended with the predictable result...
no more 251


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Hammy manning the 6 pounder in typical gunner attire

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Waiting for trouble

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Jeff our medic turning a slight scratch into a major festering sore.

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Having frightened the 251 so much , they tried to run up a tree and hide
"Mexicans and German vehicl..."
"Uhh,, it had brakes the la..."
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6 Pounder's debut Camp Roberts 2003
This was the first event that it actually fired !!


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This came as a nasty surprise to Jerry

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We mocked up the muzzle brake as we hadn't found our original one yet

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Standard gunner attire in the summer

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1st Airlanding Battery Royal Artillery

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Gunners loading and taking careful aim...

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FIRE !!!

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Another unsuspecting German vehicle gets a surprise!!

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Properly dressed gunners

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Not being seen

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Hidden and Dangerous, this was the gun from 20 yards away, No wonder Anti-Tank guns were so deadly

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Waiting for a target

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Digging in....and more waiting

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Still no sign of action

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The faithful gun jeep, this vehicle has been in reenacting service for over 15 years

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Forward HQ and Aid post

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M4A1 Sherman

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LOUD and dusty !!

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German grenade magnet

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The Yanks arrive , along with Ron Lane's flying circus
"YEE HAW Clem, Y'all seen a..."
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This Tank was restored and is owned by the chino air museum

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Provisioning the Carrier

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Paul scouting for targets
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The Sgt-Major and his new toy

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"Good image"
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"Bally Jerry, pranged his k..."
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Perfecting the art of putting round holes in square heads.....

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"hello dog, charlie, fox......"
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"Holy sh*t, this was my fir..."
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Armed, dangerous , and lacking adult supervision.

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The man in the back is now assisting police with their inquiries
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Hammy's really big weapon sticking out the front of the carrier !!

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The Sgt-Major goes hunting for Jerries

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