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Old 05-08-2020, 04:40 PM   #1
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To The Victor Go The Spoils

To The Victor Go The Spoils


The 75th Anniversary of the German surrender, 8 May, 1945.


HAPPY V-E DAY FROM THE RAG-TAG CIRCUS!


(The Buckeye Boys (Almost) Blitz'ed Berlin!)



A Couple of Notes:

1. This is my fourth and final 75th anniversary post (1. Remagen, 2. Operation Varsity, 3. The Meeting at the Elbe). Wish I had started in 2019 to capture all the amazing moments in WWII history that occurred 75 years ago that year in 1944, but we do what we can.

2. The 83rd Infantry Division is a "local" division to me as I'm in Ohio. They have a well designed patch (Ohio in yellow, spelled out inside of the O, on a black triangle - look it up!).

3. The 83rd Infantry Division and the 2nd Armored Division were stopped about 50 miles short of Berlin around Magdeburg, Germany, in the middle of April, 1945, by Eisenhower. There's a good Mark Felton YouTube video about it (link below):


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aONsLeFaaLk














"Say Cheese!" - The Lieutenant













Corporal Francis DeWitt of Cincinnati, Ohio, drunk on power (or perhaps just champagne), appoints himself temporary acting Generalfeldmarschall of the 83rd Infantry Division based on how much loot he's acquired.






















Is it still sabrage if you do it with a M-1 Garand bayonet?













































HAPPY V-E DAY!
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Old 05-08-2020, 05:17 PM   #2
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Outstanding Bro! Love the foaming bottle. Super job on the 83rd insignia ( one of my old units)
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Old 05-09-2020, 12:11 AM   #3
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Great job!
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Old 05-09-2020, 09:09 AM   #4
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Haha...grand stuff and as usual the small details carry the narrative nicely. Victory over Europe - definitely a world apart from that we live in today and I'd like to think despite all the stupidity that gone on since that we've striven to create a world they fought for worth the cost. Thanks very much for sharing, Steve
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Old 05-09-2020, 11:21 AM   #5
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Well done, nice tribute.
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Old 05-09-2020, 05:28 PM   #6
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This is great! Love all the little details.
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Old 05-10-2020, 06:41 PM   #7
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I have thoroughly enjoyed all four installments of the 75th anniversary photo shoots and the great narratives behind each. The presentations are all full of great figures and many, many details. Thanks for doing them and sharing!
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Old 05-18-2020, 05:01 PM   #8
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Re: To The Victor Go The Spoils

Really appreciate the compliments and the kind words, gents!

Thank you for taking the time to share them!

Glad everyone liked the photos!

Much appreciated!

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Old 05-19-2020, 12:49 PM   #9
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only you miss !!! - tell me that you had fun !!
black and white photos are very beautiful - Giuseppe
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:23 PM   #10
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great job!! one can only imagine the amount of surrendered gear these guys came across
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Old 06-12-2020, 03:08 PM   #11
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Oh man - right, warhorse?

Piles of stuff worth billions in the militaria world these days...


Giuseppe - thank you! I'm glad you liked the photos. I had a blast! I bet these guys did, too.


Thank you both for the compliments!

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Old 07-19-2020, 03:24 PM   #12
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maybe time for another contest ...gi;s posing with captured booty? i know my russian guys have quite the collection of stuff lol
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Old 07-21-2020, 06:41 PM   #13
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maybe time for another contest ...gi;s posing with captured booty? i know my russian guys have quite the collection of stuff lol
That'd be pretty cool!

I would sure try to participate if it happens!

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