Saturday, August 25, 2012


Well Equipped Enemy--We've Got the Funk

One of the masters of blitzkrieg, Heinz Guderian, in the back of a Funkpanzerwagen (Sd.Kfz. 251/3) in France in 1940. The somewhat heavy pipe frame over him is the antenna for the half-track built specially as a radio vehicle. The machine with an early form of keyboard on the left, bottom of the picture is a three rotor Enigma, with which the Germans sent messages in code, which the British broke early on in the war (with a head start by some very smart Poles). The out of focus metal at the right, bottom of the picture is an MG 34, the only armament on the Sd.Kfz. 251/3.

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