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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2017, 12:04:53 PM »
August 29, 1923 Richard Attenborough Born



Was he ever seen riding in one of these?  Or just the jeeps?

Anyway, you can get Patrick's Explorer at http://alombredupommier.blogspot.com/2009/12/jurassic-park-explorer-papercraft.html
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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2017, 11:46:47 AM »
August 30, 1944 Assault on Gothic Line



One thing that has really bugged me is that in the write-ups on various land battles, they rarely list what tanks are involved.  In this case, the photo shows a Sherman from the 1st Canadian Armoured Division.  Shermans are also shown in other photos of this event.



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In Italy the Allies had made good progress since taking Rome on the 5th June, although substantial numbers of US troops had been diverted away for the attack on the south of France.

Now the British 8th Army and U.S. 5th Army found themselves confronting another German prepared defence line – the Gothic Line. Slave labourers had been brought in to build an extended series of strong points, casemates and machine gun nests dominating the high ground right across the Apennine mountains, spanning the breadth of Italy.

The attacks on the Gothic Line had begun on the 25th but it was not until the 30th that some units found themselves facing the main line of defence. Attacks were made across a broad front in the hope that it might be possible to “burst through”. For Major Alan Hay leading a company of the 16th Durham Light Infantry, this found them facing a very difficult objective south of Rimini – secured German defensive positions on a ridge above them.
... WWII Today

You can find a British Sherman at http://militarypapermodel.blogspot.com/2010/04/sherman-vc-firefly-paper-model.html
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Re: August (2017)
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2017, 01:09:26 PM »
August 31, 1924 Buddy Hackett Born



Okay,  probably everyone thinks of the Love Bug first when they hear his name, so for the model, http://wongday.blogspot.com.es/2013/11/vw-herbie.html

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