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    Normandy 1944 - Then and Now



    CAEN Sherman tanks of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers advancing into Caen. 10 July 1944. (Photo : Harold G. Aikman / Library and Archives Canada / PA-162667)



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    Nice. I looked at 'em all. Amazing how you can recognize the spot or the building in them. Then and now. Really interesting.
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    I know a German on a WW2 forum that has some of the best ive ever seen. his dad was killed in the war
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    Kind of puts things in perspective. How an entire continent was able to put itself back together.
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    Very cool! :D
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    Fascinating! Thanks for posting those, namvet.Can anyone tell me the purpose of the sort of step concave forming of the concrete around the front of this gun bunker? Is it some kind of sound reducing design to muffle the percussion when the gun fires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Fascinating! Thanks for posting those, namvet.Can anyone tell me the purpose of the sort of step concave forming of the concrete around the front of this gun bunker? Is it some kind of sound reducing design to muffle the percussion when the gun fires?

    the Japs used raw coconut logs to deflect bombs ans shells. could be something similar
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    He's right. Stepped embrasures are designed to deflect rounds in a manner that minimizes ricochets.

    (Mr. Snaps is quite the WWII buff. ;))
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