Strange kind of camoflage....

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Strange kind of camoflage....

Post by Erik E » 27 Mar 2003 00:17

Found this photo in a book i just got......

Looks like they brought no winter-camo during Weserubung :)
Maybe some old lady out there is still angry becouse her curtains were confiscated by the Wehrmacht :?
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 27 Mar 2003 00:45

I think he did it himself... ;)

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 27 Mar 2003 00:54

I bet he likes leather too...

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Post by Redbaron1908 » 27 Mar 2003 01:45

very strange think that he was trying to add decorations to his camoflauge :D

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Post by Christoph Awender » 27 Mar 2003 03:11

I guess the germans invaded Norway because they obviously like the bedsheets from there. :-) Isn´t he cute with the flower pattern camo vest?
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Post by Brig » 27 Mar 2003 03:20

those are funny photos

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Post by Aufklarung » 27 Mar 2003 03:55

Erik E wrote:Maybe some old lady out there is still angry becouse her curtains were confiscated by the Wehrmacht

Seems more like a tablecloth. Perhaps a nice fruit bowl or tea set would help this German soldier blend in better!! :lol:
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 27 Mar 2003 21:56

Still, it is essential exellent camouflage, since an all-white coat coudl become too visible...

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Post by Madsen » 27 Mar 2003 23:07

quite right Christian. that is actually a good camoflage. an old veteran from battle around Narvik told me that the german troops used almost every white piece of cloth they found as camoflage.

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Post by Andy H » 28 Mar 2003 00:59

Plenty of winter evenings were spent by the fireside Croucheting that table cloth

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Post by Brig » 28 Mar 2003 01:28

ever see the photos of Russians, completely enveloped in white sheets?

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Post by Aufklarung » 28 Mar 2003 02:41

Christian A wrote:an all-white coat coudl become too visible...

Very true but entirely dependent on the terrain you operate in. Open arctic tundra requires a different type of white cam than temperate forest in the winter. Here, when on winter trg, we usually wear white bottoms with green tops to blend in with the trees.
Andy H wrote:Plenty of winter evenings were spent by the fireside Croucheting that table cloth

Hahahahahahahahaha. Funny, Andy. :lol:
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Post by Brig » 28 Mar 2003 02:45

aufklarung wrote:
Christian A wrote:an all-white coat coudl become too visible...

Very true but entirely dependent on the terrain you operate in. Open arctic tundra requires a different type of white cam than temperate forest in the winter. Here, when on winter trg, we usually wear white bottoms with green tops to blend in with the trees.
Andy H wrote:Plenty of winter evenings were spent by the fireside Croucheting that table cloth

Hahahahahahahahaha. Funny, Andy. :lol:
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you have to remember that Russia was basically an open-field campaign, and white and grey were the best. Also, a lot of time was spent in trenches and crawling, not walking upright through the forest.

Besides, the tops of trees were snow-covered

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Post by Aufklarung » 28 Mar 2003 03:50

Brig
I'm not sure I understand the point you're trying to make. :?
Open fields of Russia are not just open spaces between forest and woods. I'm well aware of the terrain for most of the German war on Russia and it wasn't Tundra, which is devoid of cover other than folds of the earth and other topography. IMHO Russia required a more of a broken white cam to be wholely effective between the fields and the woods.And of course a soldier must walk to patrol. It wasn't all slithering around in the mud. Also what do tree tops have to do with it? Germans and Russians really aren't that tall, you know!! :wink:
In the Army today we use all whitefor the Arctic and in the lower climes we splinter or othewise break up our white Cam.
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Post by Brig » 28 Mar 2003 03:53

I refer to pine trees when I state tree tops. Broken? You mean like this...
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