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Hadn't seen too many color photos (not colorized) from the North African campaign. A Life photographer was around at the time of the fighting near El Guettar. Some interesting photos.
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And some more. I think those are British trucks in the background in the cemetery photo:
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Combat vehicle Tank Vehicle Military vehicle Armored car
Tank Combat vehicle Self-propelled artillery Churchill tank Motor vehicle

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Great pics!

Forgive my ignorance, but what type of aircraft is that in the third set of pictures. I don't believe I've ever seen that example before.
 

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Henschel Hs 129 Ground attack. "geflügelte Büchsenöffner" (winged can opener)
Beat me to it. Engines were French Gnome-Rhone radials. Had some variants that flew in the East with a 7.5cm BK in a gondola under the fuselage. Worked poorly in practice i understand, but anybody so unfortunate as to be in a T-34 or whatever that took a 75 up the eister was in a world of hurt.
 

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Oh - #10 in the first set is of George Patton, packing his ivory-gripped SAA in an S.D. Myers holster dating from the 1916 Mexico incursion when he was iieutenant.
 

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I just realized that the picture with the guy putting the explosive under the tank is a Tiger. I assumed if was a Mark IV as that's what the rest were.
 

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Did a general search on Tunisia and came up with some more color photos:
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Interesting the AAF painted the serial #s on their vehicles in Arabic as well the usual:
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Vehicle Soldier
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I just realized that the picture with the guy putting the explosive under the tank is a Tiger. I assumed if was a Mark IV as that's what the rest were.
noticed it as a tiger also. also noticed the dudes tattooed arm, thought it was a more recent thing for service members to get tatted up

eta usual plug for "after the battle" magazine, which has a great issue on El Guettar, in my toolbox at work so cant give issue no.
 

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When I figured that was a Tiger, it made sense of that series of photos. There are a few damaged Pzkw. IVs right near this unrecognizable chassis that's been blown up & is on fire in some of the shots, but there are no intact photos of the Mark VI. There are a number of shots of that chassis, though. Remember that the Western allies first encountered the Tiger I in Tunisia. That's where the specimens in the US & UK today came from. Looks like they were figuring out just how to blow up a Tiger here, and that the Life photographer may have been advised not to take photos of the tank before its demolition, or those photos were removed by the censors.
 

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When I figured that was a Tiger, it made sense of that series of photos. There are a few damaged Pzkw. IVs right near this unrecognizable chassis that's been blown up & is on fire in some of the shots, but there are no intact photos of the Mark VI. There are a number of shots of that chassis, though. Remember that the Western allies first encountered the Tiger I in Tunisia. That's where the specimens in the US & UK today came from. Looks like they were figuring out just how to blow up a Tiger here, and that the Life photographer may have been advised not to take photos of the tank before its demolition, or those photos were removed by the censors.
do you think the next pic in the series would be of said tiger in the process of beining blown to smithereens?
 

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do you think the next pic in the series would be of said tiger in the process of beining blown to smithereens?
Yes, and the immediate aftermath of the explosion I have out of sequence here, #7 in the first post. The photo with the two GIs walking down the road to look at the burning wreck.
 

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Accordinh to the wiki on the German war graves commission, there is a German military cemetery still in Egypt, at El Alamein, and one in Tunisia, at a place I can't remember the spelling of, and I'm on my phone, so can't really go back and look it up.
 
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