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Old 06-17-2009, 03:13 AM   #1
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Captured Soviet Lend-Lease Jeep, a photoshoot

I would never have thought of this had I not of found two photos of a Lend-Lease Jeep captured by the Germans on the road to Stalingrad (I've posted both photos at the bottom of the post). I recently converted a SOTW medic Jeep to a Lend-Lease Jeep to use with my newly acquired Soviet collection, so I thought this would make a perfect photo shoot.

I hope you enjoy what I came up with!



On the Road to Stalingrad, Late Summer 1942





Kubelwagen: Clunk... clunk... clunk... [sounds of engine dying]



Captain Fresser: "Bauer, what's wrong?"
Private Bauer: "I don't know sir, I think we're out of petrol."



Captain Fresser: "We're supposed to find Colonel Von Witz, he's supposed to be up the road a few kilometers that way..."



Captain Fresser: "We'll walk... Bauer, bring the gas can, we'll see about some petrol."



Lieutenant Bach: "Bauer, how about a song?"



Private Bauer: "Ich bin die fesche Lola, der Liebling der Saison!
Ich hab' ein Pianola zu Haus' in mein' Salon..."



Captain Fresser: "Look! A vehicle!"
Lt. Bach: "An American Jeep... how strange! Be thankful it's not a Gaz, Bauer..."



Captain Fresser: "It looks like it's in good shape - give it a push Bauer - you too Bach!"



[Jeep motor starts, Captain Fresser gives it some gas, engine revving, etc.]

Captain Fresser: "Eins... Zwei... Drei... One... Two... Three..."





Captain Fresser: "Well done boys! Bauer, mind driving?"



Captain Fresser: "Let's go!"







Now, the photos that inspired this little photoshoot:

From:

Stalingrad: Anatomie einer Schlacht, By: Janusz Piekalkiewicz
Copyright 1977, Südwest Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. München
ISBN: 3 517 006343

pg. 85



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Old 06-18-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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nice idea and nice b/w pics
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:56 PM   #3
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Love it.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:41 AM   #4
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Thanks guys!
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:43 PM   #5
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Awesome shoot, welcome to the group, glad to have you onboard, really dig the shoot location, the backround looks great
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:19 AM   #6
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Thanks Pangaea!
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:01 PM   #7
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Nice photos and a great story! If you cut the bar out across the grill of the SOTW jeep it really improves its appearance and is pretty easy. I did it to both of mine and was suprised by the difference it made.
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