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German fortification, Normandy, World War II (photo)
imgur.com ^ | 5/15/19 | Imgur username nallex

Posted on 05/16/2019 10:58:29 AM PDT by ransomnote

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To: ransomnote

Looks like a Finnish M40/M41 machine gun cupola.

Most of the holes appear to be 75mm impacts.

As for loud, not as loud as standard firing due to the machine gun muzzle being outside the pillbox.


21 posted on 05/16/2019 11:24:25 AM PDT by Justa
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

It’ll buff out.


22 posted on 05/16/2019 11:24:49 AM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: Dan in Wichita


"Invasion!"
23 posted on 05/16/2019 11:24:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: PLMerite

I also agree its not shells from a destroyer

Look at the clustering. Also, look how the “spray” or movement generally flows outward from a generally central point.

I would guess someone rolled up an M5 anti-tank gun on the thing at close range and started blasting away


24 posted on 05/16/2019 11:25:34 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: dfwgator

We’re being bombed by the 5000 ships the Allies haven’t got!


25 posted on 05/16/2019 11:32:09 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: Justa

interesting
re “As for loud, not as loud as standard firing due to the machine gun muzzle being outside the pillbox” - I think they meant to be inside the ‘cake” when it was being shelled. :)


26 posted on 05/16/2019 11:32:49 AM PDT by ransomnote (IN GOD WE TRUST)
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To: ransomnote
Check out this, a 26" inch armor plate from a turret off of the Japanese battleship Yamato which was struck by a 16" armor piercing shell. It is on display in a park beside a hidden Naval Museum at the Navy Yard off of M Street S.E, in Washington D.C. If you can find it, the museum is a treasure box of lots of unusual things, including an analogue computer used by U.S. submarines to aim torpedoes in WWII.
27 posted on 05/16/2019 11:34:45 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: PGR88

“someone rolled up an M5 anti-tank gun on the thing at close range and started blasting away”

Maybe after the war was over and they were disposing of thousands of tons of surplus ammunition. Certainly not DURING the war.


28 posted on 05/16/2019 11:35:27 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The second thing that strikes me is how fluid the steel was when it was hit. It must almost instantaneously melt when struck by the shells. The steel is very ductile, not brittle.

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At imgur, a commentor said that ricochet must have been bad. With that fluid surface, maybe not?


29 posted on 05/16/2019 11:35:51 AM PDT by ransomnote (IN GOD WE TRUST)
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To: dfwgator
Love that movie. Watch it every June 6th.

I've been to Normandy a couple of times. Hallowed ground.

I've shared this before, but my German grandfather was a civilian construction foreman who helped build the West Wall. The irony of my dad coming ashore a couple days after the main landing and possibly scrambling over the ruins of my grandfather's handiwork is not lost on me.


30 posted on 05/16/2019 11:36:45 AM PDT by Gamecock (In church today, we so often find we meet only the same old world, not Christ and His Kingdom. AS)
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To: real saxophonist

Wow - what a terrific picture to have.


31 posted on 05/16/2019 11:36:50 AM PDT by ransomnote (IN GOD WE TRUST)
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To: PUGACHEV

Ah, no. It is from a Yamato CLASS ship, not necessarily the Yamato and the hole was punched in the US.


32 posted on 05/16/2019 11:39:03 AM PDT by sparklite2 (Don't mind me. I'm just a contrarian.)
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To: pfflier

I watched the Navy DDs work over Batangan Peninsula in VN in 1971.

They put shells on and around a hootch from a mile offshore.
We felt puny with our mere 50cal.


33 posted on 05/16/2019 11:43:23 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Paladin2
Somebody was ringing the bell....

More Kraut Bell


34 posted on 05/16/2019 11:43:43 AM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Dan in Wichita
Such a classic line!

It is dawning and Pluskat is relieved after a long night. The men will eat breakfast, but Pluskat wants to take one more look. He starts to say that there isn’t even a seagull out to see . . . when he finally sees a huge armada headed toward his beach. He turns around and says: "The invasion . . . it’s coming." Pluskat calls into headquarters to say that there must be 5,000 ships out on the English Channel. He is told to pull himself together, because the Allies don’t even have 2,500 ships, much less 5,000. Pluskat yells into the phone: "Well dammit! Come and see for yourself, you fool!’ On the other end, the officer asks where are these ships headed? Pluskat screams into the phone: "Straight for me!!"
That never fails to make me laugh.


35 posted on 05/16/2019 11:47:54 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kommodor

If a battleship shell hit near there, we wouldn’t have this interesting picture. It might have just dug the the thing up and deposited it somewhere else...


36 posted on 05/16/2019 11:48:53 AM PDT by rlmorel (Trump to China: This Capitalist Will Not Sell You the Rope with Which You Will Hang Us.)
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To: ransomnote

Them`s look liken couple Brit Typhoon rocketeers don did it in.


37 posted on 05/16/2019 11:49:15 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: ransomnote

Krupp was a national hero for a reason in Allemagne


38 posted on 05/16/2019 11:50:55 AM PDT by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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To: SMARTY

GMTA


39 posted on 05/16/2019 11:51:15 AM PDT by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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To: dfwgator

Longest Day


40 posted on 05/16/2019 11:52:02 AM PDT by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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