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Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #25: July 04, 2017, 11:27:09 AM »
They were probably in use elsewhere for decades after that.  The handful of Chaffees the French had at Dien Bien Phu were just about all that kept the whole enchilada from being overrun in like a day. 
Pretty sure those are WWII vintage M3 Stuart light tanks.

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« Reply #26: July 04, 2017, 11:28:02 AM »
They were probably in use elsewhere for decades after that.  The handful of Chaffees the French had at Dien Bien Phu were just about all that kept the whole enchilada from being overrun in like a day. 

Nice historical reference.    That's mostly unknown stuff in the States.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #27: July 04, 2017, 11:33:54 AM »
Pretty sure those are WWII vintage M3 Stuart light tanks.

I've seen that picture before...maybe on the website "You know you're a native Warshintonian and an old codger if you remember..."  Memory says it is a July 4th parade from about 1942 or '43.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #28: July 04, 2017, 11:34:54 AM »
How about someone just take a couple of pitches? :shrug:

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #29: July 04, 2017, 11:35:31 AM »
Cespedes sounds like a five year old

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #30: July 04, 2017, 11:36:25 AM »

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #31: July 04, 2017, 11:36:33 AM »
I've seen that picture before...maybe on the website "You know you're a native Warshintonian and an old codger if you remember..."  Memory says it is a July 4th parade from about 1942 or '43.

I would think the vehicles could have been used elsewhere.    :)      Maybe '43 and then transshipped to England for Overlord the following June?

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #32: July 04, 2017, 11:37:20 AM »
Dafuq?  They look like the Rockettes  :lol:

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #33: July 04, 2017, 11:38:16 AM »
Wouldn't they have been used in Korea as well?    Thanks for the insight.    I'm not questioning your facts but now I'm obsessed with finding out  ...   :old:
WWII taught the US that our previous concepts of armor were mostly incorrect. Armor theory prior to WWII was based on the tank as a mobile artillery piece used to support infantry and not to engage enemy tanks. Unfortunately for the tank crews of WWII tank on tank combat was quite frequent. By 1945 the M26 Pershing tank was in production and became the front line tank for the US until the development of the M46 Patton tank. Both the M26 and M46 saw action in Korea along with some M4 Shermans which were being phased out.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #34: July 04, 2017, 11:38:36 AM »
Hey, at least it last longer than 4 pitches

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #35: July 04, 2017, 11:38:48 AM »
Dafuq?  They look like the Rockettes  :lol:
Rockettes are dancing on the dugouts

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #36: July 04, 2017, 11:39:09 AM »
Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeriste the Rockettes are on the dugouts and MASN goes to commercial.     :smh:

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #37: July 04, 2017, 11:39:56 AM »
WWII taught the US that our previous concepts of armor were mostly incorrect. Armor theory prior to WWII was based on the tank as a mobile artillery piece used to support infantry and not to engage enemy tanks. Unfortunately for the tank crews of WWII tank on tank combat was quite frequent. By 1945 the M26 Pershing tank was in production and became the front line tank for the US until the development of the M46 Patton tank. Both the M26 and M46 saw action in Korea along with some M4 Shermans which were being phased out.

Unfortunately, almost all our wars have taught us the equipment and tactics of the previous war don't work.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #38: July 04, 2017, 11:41:04 AM »
Looks like winter judging from the trees though.  Inauguration Day?
I've seen that picture before...maybe on the website "You know you're a native Warshintonian and an old codger if you remember..."  Memory says it is a July 4th parade from about 1942 or '43.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #39: July 04, 2017, 11:41:59 AM »
Rockette's are kind of a NYC thing, right? They should have gotten some hip-hop dancers or something to rep DC. ;)

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #40: July 04, 2017, 11:43:41 AM »
Looks like winter judging from the trees though.  Inauguration Day?

Good eye.    I googled the Raleigh Hotel (upper left).    It was around until 1964 so that didn't work out.    :)    Inauguration '41, '45  ...  maybe '49.

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« Reply #41: July 04, 2017, 11:44:59 AM »
Good Guys
Rockette's are kind of a NYC thing, right? They should have gotten some hip-hop dancers or something to rep DC. ;)

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #42: July 04, 2017, 11:46:27 AM »
Nice snag by Bryce  :clap:

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #43: July 04, 2017, 11:46:39 AM »
Looks like winter judging from the trees though.  Inauguration Day?
I think it is an inaugural parade. Certainly wintertime, and the clock on the Post Office Tower says 2-something, which is about the right time frame. Maybe 1945?

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #45: July 04, 2017, 11:48:35 AM »
I think it is an inaugural parade. Certainly wintertime, and the clock on the Post Office Tower says 2-something, which is about the right time frame. Maybe 1945?

IMHO it would be hard to do this parade during a full out war overseas.   I'm sayin' '49 if it's an Inauguration.    How about "Welcome Home"  ...  pass in review '46?

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #46: July 04, 2017, 11:49:10 AM »
Ross just doesn't have the velocity he did before he got injured last year He used to sit at mid 90s and now he's low 90s.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #47: July 04, 2017, 11:50:32 AM »
Joe's turnin' the corner.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #48: July 04, 2017, 11:51:11 AM »
IMHO it would be hard to do this parade during a full out war overseas.   I'm sayin' '49.    That's my story and I'm stickin' with it.    How about "Welcome Home"  ...  pass in review '46?

I'm sure there were plenty of light tanks like those in the states for training purposes during the big one.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 2
« Reply #49: July 04, 2017, 11:52:54 AM »
Good job Loby