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Cleaning up after WW II

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I stumbled onto this while home alone.
An interesting read.
https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/201 ... fter-wwii/
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I read some place that there was a guy who gathered up all kinds of tanks and half tracks and put them in a warehouse and years later rented the stuff out for movies. I can't remember the whole story but it was a good idea.

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Thanks 72 usmc for the link.

very interesting read on a subject not often thought about
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One of the few operational Panther tanks was found in a scrap yard in France years ago. A P38 was dug up out of the ice after craah landing in 1942 and after being rebuilt was flown. Amazing how much stuff was destroyed during the war.

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Not long ago a tank was removed from a basement I believe in Germany. Found it, it was in Germany, a 1943 Panther tank, flak cannon, torpedo, and assorted weapons.

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Ya the its was a surprise to the towns people the guy who had it was driving it around in I belive 1978 people knew he had them and none of the guns were im working order including the 88 mm flak gun . Why the govt came in and took them is strange a tank with out a operational gun is about like a big dozer.

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Hippycrowe wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:27 am
Ya the its was a surprise to the towns people the guy who had it was driving it around in I belive 1978 people knew he had them and none of the guns were im working order including the 88 mm flak gun . Why the govt came in and took them is strange a tank with out a operational gun is about like a big dozer.
He drove it around during the blizzard around that time in the 70s, likely the only vehicle moving on the road.

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Why didn't they try to take it from him then,I read that the guns were legal since the main guns had no firing mechanism that tank is worh a ton of money

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They possibly didn't know who it was, just a story about a Panther tank rumbling through town, heck of a way to get groceries though.

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Bunch of old SS guys probably came out of there houses thinking the war started again after hearing it lol

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Chemical weapons dumped after WW II now a danger- go figure...
see smithsonian report https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science- ... 180961046/

and all of the dead soldiers:
http://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/ ... n-service/


too expensive to bring back surplus WW II equipment:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -home.html

The bone yards...
https://mashable.com/2015/08/15/wwii-su ... qY02Tvygqs
http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-art ... rds.html/2
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Here's a weapons graveyard somewhere in Vietnam, don't know when though, post Vietnam War that's for sure.

http://www.armoryblog.com/firearms/gun-graveyard/
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That was a good read !.............

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Thanks that was very interesting

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Still a good read for you history buffs.


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