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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2021 8:31 p.m. PST

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d88mm194019 Jul 2021 9:55 a.m. PST

Don't those gunners and some of the infantry look Russian?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2021 2:49 p.m. PST

Like those at Borodino?…. (smile)


gboue200121 Jul 2021 12:42 a.m. PST

It seems that the picture comes from the famous Borodino panorama ! Almeina had done better before:-((


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2021 8:37 p.m. PST



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