Saturday, August 25, 2012

 

Well Equipped Enemy

I told you that the Germans would pick up and use SVT-40s as they were superior to the Kar 98 and even the semi-auto G and K 41s and 43s. I'm a little uneasy with the proximity of Soviet (partisan?) to a blank concrete block wall in the photo. That ain't so good. The German soldier wears a ceremonial piece of armor called a gorget, designed originally to protect the throat from edged weapons. American military don't wear them but many European soldiers did and, some still do.

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