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  • Project 1944
    German soldiers is cut off from their unit For days they are pinned down by the strong tension of the Allies The attempts to break out and make contact with their unit have failed There is no other option left than to surrender to the British opponent They approach the British lines waving with white cloths making clear that they wish to surrender Their weapons are already left behind to

    Original URL path: http://www.project1944.be/POW/Ubergabe.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Project 1944
    3 Brigades The organisation of an armoured division is different then the organisation of a regular infantry division It has only one lorried Brigade of infantry so only one independent MMG company is necessary An exception to this is the armoured brigade s motor Battalion because they had their own vickers and carriers With the 11th armoured division the black bull the independent MMG company was manned by the 2nd company 4th Battalion Royal northumberland fusiliers This Battalion was reorganised and trained to be a complete independent MMG Battalion Then it was split up between three armoured divisions The first was transferred to the Guards armoured the second to the 11th armoured the black bull and the third to the 7th armoured the desert rats An independent machine gun company has 3 MMG platoon s with each 2 sections HQ also a heavy mortar and flamethrower platoon Each section has two Vickers crew and a rangetaker firecontoller It was transported in three universal carriers From the war establishments section 1 carrier universal serjeant rangetaker driver mechanic carries ammunition and equipment carrier MMG corporal MMG No1 No2 No3 D M carries a 303 MMG carries 12 box of ammunition carrier MMG

    Original URL path: http://www.project1944.be/Vickers/Vickers.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Project 1944
    during the summer of 1943 in occupied Belgium A minimum of personel remains behind in the bivak to look after the horses for the next 48 hours while the Company is away If there was not a direct enemy danger the German Army often let the horses run free during the night in small enclosed meadows the extra grazing was always welcome After a night of guard duty with the

    Original URL path: http://www.project1944.be/Pferdepflegung/Pferdepflegung.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Project 1944
    second Heer Panzer Division that after detonating a mine on 24 december 1944 was left immobilised in a field below the chà teau for some time after the war During that period all the road wheels tracks and hatches were removed Major Ernst von Cochenhausen 2nd Panzer Division Some years later the tank was moved to the crossroads and put in front of a cafe as a monument The story

    Original URL path: http://www.project1944.be/Celles/Celles.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Project 1944
    area in Southern France During this months the division occupied coastal defences and did further training inland focusing at anti airborne operations This photoshoot is based on these two original pictures of the 277 ID in Narbonne Notice the mosquito nets that were distributed as protection against the numerous and annoying mosquitos in these regions that time of year A heavy machinegun team from 4 GR 989 moves forward and

    Original URL path: http://www.project1944.be/Narbonne/Narbonne_new.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Project 1944
    for the ridinghorse Armeesattel 25 Zaumzeug 22 and the Packtaschen 34 The German riding halter model 22 Zaumzeug 22 fits for all sizes of horses on the re enactmentpicture with a single rein and broken double round bit Close up of the rear pack with the overcoat and Zeltbahn Notice the special straps with two buckles These make it possible to remove the Zeltbahn without the Mantel falling off Depending

    Original URL path: http://www.project1944.be/Armeesattel/Armeesattel_new.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Project 1944
    this project is an original Ersatzfeldwagen 40 Erfa 40 This type of wagon was produced from 1940 A cheaper lighter and more simple model than the leichte Feldwagen Hf 1 and the Stahlfeldwagen Hf 7 was needed The Hf 1 type had its origin in WW1 and its construction was more complicated than the Erfa In the 30 s the Stahlfeldwagen Hf 7 was planned to be the replacement for the Hf 1 Although the first experiences in the field showed that the heavy iron Stahfeldwagons were real horse killers especially later during wartime on the rough Russian roads Also the iron wagons were too expensive to construct so returning to the simple wooden wagons was the best sollution Only in 1944 150 000 fieldwagons of several types were produced The Erfa was towed by two horses and had a loading capacity of 1 ton The original Ersatzfeldwagen 40 used in our project is in a Belgian provincial collection Provinciaal domein Lippensgoed Bulskampveld Beernem After the war the fieldwagon was used by a local farmer In these years they shortened the adze so only one horse could pull the wagon instead of two Also the hooks to attach the wooden

    Original URL path: http://www.project1944.be/Erfa/Erfa_new.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Project 1944
    during the German retreat in september 1944 many units small groups and individual soldiers were passing the twin villages of Krinkelt Rocherath They tried to reach the road or small forest tracks nearby the Belgian German border where they could cross the Westwall positions into safety Using the occasion being there we did a little photoshoot portraying such a small group of Heer strangles 10 september 1944 three Heer soldiers

    Original URL path: http://www.project1944.be/Westwall/Westwall.html (2016-05-02)
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