Along with the RAF’s Typhoon fighter-bomber, the wide-ranging P-47 was the scourge of enemy aircraft, infrastructure and vehicles.
This modest setup was inspired by the Rommel in Africa books I recently reviewed. I have attempted to show a “Rommel” figure (one in and one out of the Sdkfz. 250/3 command vehicle) as if he is touring a defensive line or camp under construction.
The immense trove of photographs, most of which feel like they were taken from someone’s personal scrapbook, shows Rommel in every scene, inspecting troops and weapons, scouting the battlefield, and conferring with other officers. When paired with the diaries, reports and letters of men who served with Rommel, these quotidian images allow us to see through the veil of myth and discover the reality of the man and the campaign, not the propaganda or the hype.
These are much the same images as in my previous post, but in black and white. I like the photos in color. I like them in black and white. What to […]
I have always loved the look of the P-40, and not just because of the “shark’s mouth” it often seems to be sporting. The rounded edges of the tail and […]
Most of this gallery depicts a small reconnaissance unit in the North African desert at day’s end. Some of the shots have the Italeri German halftrack SdKfz 250/3, like the […]
The Desert Air Force was the name given to the Royal Air Force’s contingent that flew against the German and Italian armies in the famous campaigns of North Africa. Here […]
I’m posting a lot of my miniatures work lately. The desire to share these projects was certainly one of the main reasons I established this blog, but I have more […]