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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2017 10:11 a.m. PST

I think this must have been a preparation for Salute in the 1940s…..when warfare did not solely rely on rules and dice!

Said to be for RAF use, but just proves….there is nothing new under God's heaven


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

Cool pic.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

Agreed – very cool

wrgmr119 Oct 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

Great find deadhead.

Wakefield Warmonger19 Oct 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

There were actually qualifications in it. I have a photo somewhere of an exhibit from Newhaven Fort in Sussex.

jdginaz19 Oct 2017 6:12 p.m. PST

I wonder what materials they used.

Early morning writer Inactive Member19 Oct 2017 6:23 p.m. PST

I can finally reveal the truth – well a very small part of it. Those are actually boffins preparing for one of the most secret raids that occurred during a certain rather larger military conflagration. That is all I am at liberty to say.

skinkmasterreturns20 Oct 2017 1:29 a.m. PST

Ah,so thats what Wargaming Widows did back then-Terrain Bees for their Husbands next battle!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2017 7:01 a.m. PST

I prefer to believe that they are female wargamers, and an inspiration to modern women in the hobby!

Pauls Bods20 Oct 2017 7:25 a.m. PST

3D relief plan for Aerial carpet bombing raid on France.

Code Name – Operation Duvet.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2017 10:56 a.m. PST

Hang on……….

You are either brilliant at bluffing (are you Irish with an EU Passport like me?)

Or did you track this down?

You cannot leave us like this. Tell us more about…no!

Oh God, how thick am I?

I have just reread this. I have had a very, very, pleasant evening with the two 22 year olds lads and Mrs F, over a long dinner, and about to sober up to watch the WHU game on TV

You can cast pearls before swine…but they must be stone cold sober.

Clever…..I do Telegraph crosswords every day…but you got me there

Pauls Bods20 Oct 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

Two of them are wearing what Looks like WAAF Overalls and It appears to be about 1943/44 and they are making relief plans for the RAF pre Operation overlord(?) or any bombing raid before or after (?)
No definate source confirming the date but it turns up on a few Forums/sites

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2017 1:11 p.m. PST

Oh for the IT skills to chase images like this.

I do know it only means one or two clicks but…what do you click?

Three pics. One is solely of Koenig Tigers, with these very British women interspersed. Others…..great fun doing recognition three decades on.

Pauls Bods, there should have been a prize. I have long valued this image….but no idea where I found it!

Your original posting was too subtle for a post prandial read. After watching my team go down 0-3 at home…it raised a smile!

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2017 2:47 p.m. PST

Well here are a whole bunch of images you might like deadhead.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Oct 2017 3:28 p.m. PST

I do, but I do not understand Pinterest…there is the strangest collection of images here. What is the connection between the Bataan Death march and WWII landing craft in SE England (Long a personal interest for me)?

How you found this fascinates me…I know there is some IT thing that looks for similar images but…

I simply cannot remember where I found this…but it was some time back, that I do know. It is my age.

and most of the Grateful Dead are now both Grateful and….

Pauls Bods21 Oct 2017 2:01 a.m. PST

@ Liam PM sent

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 4:48 a.m. PST

Now I know how to find identical pictures…..dead simple (the idea I mean, not me…….)

Marc at work21 Oct 2017 5:49 a.m. PST

Well, anything has to be a better use of your time than watching Billic shoot himself surely

Pauls Bods21 Oct 2017 11:15 a.m. PST

Which one of the seven is Billic or is that why there´s an empty chair?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2017 12:21 a.m. PST

Truly a Hammer House of Horror (only intelligible to older British folk)

There is almost a Quatre (Trois?) Bras quality to the terrain above. The French are coming up from the distant end, a large wood to the right, a main road that splits, a few scattered buildings, of which the top right-corner one looks like the key to defence, to me. Almost Hougomont dimensions with its enclosures.

Really nice link here on the topic. Worth exploring in detail, beyond just the terrain modelling…eg stereoscopes

After posting I found (thanks to Paul Bods' tip) that one of these images has been shown here on a WWII forum. I was so sure these men were so typically WWII "English" look, but the girl looked far too glamorous and with a "Continental" French/Latin appearance. Sure enough, this is from NY I now learn

TMP link

Notice below, not a beer glass, a dice, nor a ruler on the table. Not one is wearing a sweat shirt that is two sizes too small. OK the pipe is a bit much these days



Pauls Bods22 Oct 2017 2:30 a.m. PST

Both above photos confirmed – NY March 1943 (from the library of congress digital files)
Great fun the search "trick" eh? :-)

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