Musee De Armee, Hotel National Des Invalides, Paris

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    Post by Polkas on Thu May 03, 2012 7:47 am

    Got to visit the Musee De Armee, Hotel National Des Invalides in Paris... A interesting place with a incredibly rich history. Lots of WW1, WW2 weapons/ uniforms/ gear, Medieval arms and armour, liberation stuff and the tomb of Napoleon.

    Got to see some things I've never seen before... A Enigma machine, V-1 and V-2 rockets and lots of other stuff.

    Very hard to take pics tough... It's dark, everything is behind glass and flash is not allowed.

    Real deal V-1 rocket...

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    Seriously, this is a German anti-tank rifle (WW1)

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    German Goliath

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    British Sten Mk 1

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    B-17 Ball Turret

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    One of the legendary "Taxi's of the Marne"

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    I guess we all know what this is...

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    Lower part...

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    French Renault tank, right side view

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    French Renault tank, left side view

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    French gatling gun, left side view

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    French gatling gun, right side view

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    French WW1 camouflace suit and mask... Looks like something from a bad horror movie

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    This was very interesting... A small motorcycle with a big engine that was designed to be air-dropped in the canister it's in...

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    German WW1 Stirnpanzer (I think that's what it's called) machine-gunner armor and helmet which they would throw away at the first opportunity due to it's weight...

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    This single-shot .45 pistol would be air-dropped in large numbers to resistance forces but I guess everyone here already knows that as some did end up in the Philippines.

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    Uhlan...

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    US on the right, French on the left...
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    Maginot Line instruments... The one on the right is a periscope-type thing while the one on the left looks like a artillery ranging thing.

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    French helmet with mask...

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    Approaching the Musee De Armee, Invalides, Paris

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    Statue on the right side of the main doorway entering the museum

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    Location map...

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    French uniform... I think it's WW1

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    German uniform...

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    Soviet pilot's leather flying helmet and mask...

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    V-2 rocket...

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    Post by kammo-man on Thu May 03, 2012 2:25 pm

    Thanks for posting ,
    I have been there many times ...its one of the best in the world.
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    Post by sh4pak on Thu May 03, 2012 2:34 pm

    Even without flash, these are some excellent shots. It actually lends a lot to the mood. Sometimes, seeing military stuff in Wal-Mart brightness makes them appear grotesque.

    Very well done.
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    Post by Easy Gee on Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:18 pm

    Fantastic photo's , really makes me want to visit one day, certainly food for thought photo's, many thanks for sharing them here!

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