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    Great work! A jolly good show Cbear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbear View Post
    I can't read cyrillic, but check this out.

    Quote Originally Posted by CARNAC View Post
    Great work! A jolly good show Cbear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CARNAC View Post
    The berets narrow it to between 15 Oct 1935 to 15 Jan 1941 but then again the uniforms led us to believe that as it was.

    The wear of the gas mask canister on the chest makes me think pre-Sep'39 but that is an assumption not based on actual fact.
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    - Think there's any chance this is Condor Legion activity in Spain?

    I'm thinking the tile roof suggests something Mediterranean going on. What do you think?
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    Highly doubt it. Tile roofs are common in Germany also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CARNAC View Post
    Highly doubt it. Tile roofs are common in Germany also.
    Well, of course, you're right. I mean, shoot: you're CARNAC!

    And thinking about it now, that is a fairly steep roof pitch:

    - likely more for shedding snow (like in Germany), moreso than anything you'd likably run across on the plains of Spain.

    Once again, you nailed it!
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    Awesome. Thank you CARNAC and cbear!!! I've done all kind of searching and never came across another picture like it. Now I have a link. Oh can CARNAC you were correct with it being pre-39. I did the one thing I try to never do, took the picture out of the album. On the back it was hand dated 1935. Once I get the location translated I will then begin my search on training in the area to be able to explain the photo better. So far, from what I've gathered based on his Wehrpass (Service Book), the gentleman that owned this album was 25 years old at the time of the photo and this was his initial training in the Army. After 1935 he has no military stamps until 1941, I've got to get the book up to the computer to translate some more of it. That and I really need to finish learning German at some point. lol

    Part of my goal with the museum is to show things from soldiers point of view on every side of the war. As a veteran I find it interesting to see the average soldier being a soldier just like we are today. I also am a huge believer in if we don't learn from the past we are doomed to repeat it, so I want people to see things from different points of view then just what is in the text books. Hopefully that makes sense.

    Once again Thank You for the input, information, and the link!!!!!!!
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    It is a Adler passenger car with a sheet metal skin for use as a mock armoured car. They were used by the Reichswehr during the interwar period and, based on the photo, perhaps the early Wehrmacht, circa 1933. The Werner Oswald book documents it. The book title is an impressive Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer der Reichswehr, Wehrmacht und Bundeswehr.

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    Hey, Pohl, welcome.
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    from quick research on german sites its a armored infantry combat vehicle based on the "Adler Standart 6" model. mostly used for training maybe. http://static1.carsablanca.de/files/...6_0771_big.jpg
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    I was thinking it's and armored VW Thing.
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