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Just off to "Pouch Land" You guys need anything?
Old 07-30-2018, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default Just off to "Pouch Land" You guys need anything?

Found these pictures whilst surfing...I really enjoy captured equipment photos!
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:07 PM   #2
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:27 AM   #3
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I want it. I want it all. I want it now
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Old 07-31-2018, 03:24 AM   #4
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Cool.
MP44 pouch on the second picture.
Right corner below.
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Old 07-31-2018, 03:56 AM   #5
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Cool.
MP44 pouch on the second picture.
Right corner below.
Actualy 2 MP/Stg 44 pouches.
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:01 PM   #6
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:12 PM   #7
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Superb photos! Note to self: design and build time machine. Go back to 1945, Germany. Remember to take a very large basket and lots of cigarettes for trade.

I won’t thank you for sharing these pictures. They will torment me for some time to come!

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Great photos. Yes, all that gear is indeed mouth-watering.

Thank goodness that G.I.'s were pretty souvenir-obsessed and at least part of that pile ended up coming back to the states in duffle bags and APO packages.

Interesting in that some of the Germans are still carrying their weapons to throw down on the pile and yet the G.I.'s have their weapons slung. Perhaps there were more American soldiers off camera with weapons ready or that the atmosphere was so chill and the Germans acting so defeated that the Americans didn't feel any danger. Hmmm... I would have been more cautious. There is even one German who seems to be supervising.
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Nice pictures indeed!

Could be the Tangermunde bridge area over the Elbe. Some film-footage can be found on this event too.

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Great photos. Yes, all that gear is indeed mouth-watering.

Thank goodness that G.I.'s were pretty souvenir-obsessed and at least part of that pile ended up coming back to the states in duffle bags and APO packages.

Interesting in that some of the Germans are still carrying their weapons to throw down on the pile and yet the G.I.'s have their weapons slung. Perhaps there were more American soldiers off camera with weapons ready or that the atmosphere was so chill and the Germans acting so defeated that the Americans didn't feel any danger. Hmmm... I would have been more cautious. There is even one German who seems to be supervising.

Actualy this photo ( one of the series and part of the documentary film) was takena at very bitter end in May 1945 on the crossing on river Elbe ( a demarcation line between US and Soviet troops ) and those german soldiers were happy to be alive and in US Aarmy hands instead of Red Army , which literaly were few hundrets meters from crossing ( heavy retreat fights were taking place out there to keep retreat coridor intact as long as posible ). If remember well something abou 50 000 soldiers and civilans retreat by this destroyed bridge ( many wounded ).
In other words ; no need to worry about those soldiers carrying the weapons as tey gave them with happiness in mind ( that thye survived and in US captivity instead on Soviets).
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Tangermünde 1945, i was there 4 Weeks ago... an no more Pouches...
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Actualy this photo ( one of the series and part of the documentary film) was takena at very bitter end in May 1945 on the crossing on river Elbe ( a demarcation line between US and Soviet troops ) and those german soldiers were happy to be alive and in US Aarmy hands instead of Red Army , which literaly were few hundrets meters from crossing ( heavy retreat fights were taking place out there to keep retreat coridor intact as long as posible ). If remember well something abou 50 000 soldiers and civilans retreat by this destroyed bridge ( many wounded ).
In other words ; no need to worry about those soldiers carrying the weapons as tey gave them with happiness in mind ( that thye survived and in US captivity instead on Soviets).
Yes indeed. That's why the link up at Torgau on the Elbe was such a "press release" event. In the final days every German soldier's goal was to surrender to the Western Allies versus being taken captive by the Soviets - not to mention also the goal of many civilians to reach the Western Allies lines. Shamefully, some certain groups who had surrendered were turned over to the Soviets upon their demands, but that is an entire separate can of worms.
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Nice pictures indeed!

Could be the Tangermunde bridge area over the Elbe. Some film-footage can be found on this event too.

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in the film footage there are 2-3 women wearing full brand new black panzer uniforms
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:46 AM   #14
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in the film footage there are 2-3 women wearing full brand new black panzer uniforms
some other women wore some Smocks in Sumpftarn as well (2'45) and there is also another one wearing SS Erbsentarn trousers 18'50
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That was because the US-Troops only allowed People in Uniforms to cross the Bridge!
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