All opinions and comments should contribute to the dialogue. was Tiger II tank number 124 commanded by SS-Oberscharfuhrer Fritz Zahner of the German Heavy Tank Battalion Schw.Pz.Abt 503. Tiger #250001, the first serial production Tiger. The hull of the tank still remain (in bits) under the road. The KV-1 that they found needed five months of restoration. His books have formed the background to several TV and radio documentaries. After the re-enactment, the renovated tank is washed. Most likely fucked up as much in the tank as they could as well. Anyway, I love it that they found the first production Tiger. No further restoration has taken place. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_FeltonVisit my audio book channel 'War Stories with Mark Felton': https://youtu.be/xszsAzbHcPEHelp support my channel:https://www.paypal.me/markfeltonproductionhttps://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductionsDisclaimer: All opinions and comments expressed in the 'Comments' section do not reflect the opinions of Mark Felton Productions. Technically they were around St.Petersburg (it was called Leningrad back in Soviet times, unless theyre referring to the Leningrad Oblast and not the city itself). At least 15 times a year the complex, having built up a collection of working machines from the Second World War, shows battles re-enactments. The Tiger II was first employed in combat during the Normandy Campaign in July. It has never exploded, says Vladimir, as he superstitiously knocks on wood three times. The location of the Tiger II (lost in combat in August 1944) had been known about for the last 17 years as it is located was under a road near Paris but there were objections to it being recovered. The re-enactments also include rescued German vehicles, like this Kubelwagen, a German military jeep (Credit: Anton Skyba), At first we always drive the last restored tank, break it in, they say. A decision was made that the tank and the bomb crater would be covered in Part of the tanks turret was recovered from the side of the road 17 years ago but then the turret has stayed in a local garden ever since but new changes in French law prohibit the private ownership of armoured items like this, so it too must go into a museum. Tiger in the French Tank Museum in Saumur. The fate of Tiger 124 in August 1944 is reasonably well known. Even the lighthouse that still exists today was there! </p> <p>Roll Deep Lyrics, The other is a work-in-progress, a response to the zeitgeist, a reflection of the radical decor and architectural developments that preceded . A St George's Cross flutters above the driveway, which is patrolled by two bulldogs. This photo was shot by an Italian reconnaissance aircraft with the Regia Aeronautica emblem clearly visible on the wing.Although the silhouette of the ship was quite distinct, identification seemed impossible, because so many ships were bombed during the German invasion of Greece, out of which several sank, while few others escaped. Weighing almost seventy tonnes, the Tiger II was one of the heaviest production tanks built during World War II. This is a rare historical item and we have given firm assurances that it will remain in France on public display.. The tank PzKpfw VI received the name Tiger I in August 1942 and on March 5, 1943, he baptized fire on the Russian front at the Battle of Leningrad. The 11th August 1944, a company of King Tiger Tanks left Mailly le camp by rail. info)) was a German heavy tank of World War II that operated beginning in 1942 in Africa and in the Soviet Union, usually in independent heavy tank battalions.It gave the German Army its first armoured fighting vehicle that mounted the 8.8 cm KwK 36 gun (derived from the 8.8 cm Flak 36). A HUGE 26-foot-long Buffalo military tank has been discovered buried under 30ft of earth after 74 years. During its recovery, eight unexploded shells were taken from it. The crew cannot It is surprising that the wreck passed through the various dredging carried out by the Port of Rouen in this area, but on the Port side, we do not reject the hypothesis, explaining that it is quite possible that a tank of this size and weight was quickly silted, passing through the mesh of river dredges. The sales permit is only issued if there are more than two examples in the country. During the retreat of the German army towards Paris and the river Seine the King Tiger IIs of the 101st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion were at the forefront of the fighting. . Now the KV-1 differs from an original vehicle in only a handful of parts. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. To clear the road it is shoved into the bomb crater. But to get to the point you may have to go five kilometres through marshes or snow. But there is a big differentiation with colour schemes and paint shades. This photograph appeared in the French press and on the internet last week click here and it shows the turret has been painted a yellow colour with some the original Zimmerit having been damaged. Tiger Tank. Four planes, seven gliders and a US tank are already on the hunting board of the association. Over the weekend, a Scottish farmer got "a hell of a scare" when he went to check on his 200 pregnant cows and found a tiger in the barn. Me too, I have seen then first hand, that is a joke in most cases. . If you liked this story,sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter, called If You Only Read 6 Things This Week. ater these were replaced with 40mm Bofors guns, and fully covered with gravel (and concrete on the sides). The restored KV-1 leaves the hangar to take part in a re-enactment. A misfortune, after all, anecdotal, except that it leaves a question unanswered: what has become of this tank, which nobody has ever fished out? The KV-1 we have followed in this story was restored to help mark the 75th anniversary of Kolobanovs battle. These machines became the donors for the tank.  However, due to the high cost, no decision on whether to carry out this restoration has been passed by the city council. The turret The Yakushevs use a rotation scheme. If they could not pull out the tank, it was filled with explosives and destroyed to stop it falling into enemy hands. tiger tank found in french barn. It is a great shame this was done.. Huge battles were fought, leaving the land strewn with dead bodies and ruined machines. It looks like they took the mgs with them when they abandoned it. Mounting the 88 mm KwK 36 L/56 gun and thick armor, the Tiger proved formidable in combat and forced the Allies to alter their armor tactics and develop new weapons to counter it. The ship was burning fiercely for hours and, in the evening, the burning ship was visible from Lefkada Island. More information about Mark can be found at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_FeltonVisit my audio book channel 'War Stories with Mark Felton': https://youtu.be/xszsAzbHcPEHelp support my channel:https://www.paypal.me/markfeltonproductionhttps://www.patreon.com/markfeltonproductionsDisclaimer: All opinions and comments expressed in the 'Comments' section do not reflect the opinions of Mark Felton Productions. Your email address will not be published. Now the team works for an official fixed salary. Other amateurs also search for the lost vehicles. Working models live in the repair hangar. What you wont find is any reference to, well, you-know-what. Gerasimos Sotiropoulos, theowner of theAquatic World Diving Center in Kefalonia, is a tireless researcher of the seabed and the history of the area. has been rescued and restoration is starting but the chassis is buried It seems that Marburg ended up at a depth of 300 meters, broken into two pieces. by Achtung Baby Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:43 am, Post This brought about a stand-off between the group and the Council, which meant Council Chief Bedier asked that the argument be settled once and for all again by the Regional Governor Mr Morvan. The Tiger tank is in poor condition after being outdoors for over 75 years. The American troops trying to liberate the towns of Mantois and Vexin underwent six days I wonder how much effeort they may require to put it back together, Oh lol, when i looked at the video thumbnail i thought Thats the rear end of a KV Did these guys really mix it up? HMS Abdiel went down in history as the first mining operation in very deep waters, which surprised the Axis powers in the Mediterranean. Often they have to assemble a working model made up of pieces from several tanks. He was absolutely right the BT-7 was discovered 10 metres (33ft) away from the current spring. The Hotckiss H35 tank restoration is a Saumur French Tank Museum project. It focuses entirely on the Tiger Ausf E, specifically Tiger 131, currently at the Bovington Tank Museum and the world's only still-running Tiger. Tanks are roaring and shooting, though thankfully all the ammunition is blank. by DEERE317 Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:30 pm. Originally resting in a ditch by the side of the road, it was bought by the local commune and put on display in 1975. The Yakushevs have a modest flat at the site of their workshops, allowing them to live on site (Credit: Anton Skyba). Reports from the German Naval Command did not offer any additional details on the exact point where the ship sank. Early tanks were clumsy machines. With its thick armor and devastating 88-millimeter gun, the Mark VIor Tiger I soon earned a devastating reputation on . You used to come, change clothes and hide inside your house on wheels, says Vladimir. I was growing potatoes, cucumbers, and selling them to make money for living, says Vladimir. Check out our german tiger tanks selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops. With the fear of an attack, and following reports that an allied submarine had been seen in the area, the Italian Navy, the Regia Marina, sentthe submarine Menotti commanded by lieutenant commander Ugo Gelli to patrol the area south of Zakynthos (Zante) island. Sometimes tanks entered production too early; when the Soviet T-34 was rushed into production in 1941, more than 800 corrections had to be made to the design by the end of the year, some of them requiring entirely new parts. Tiger tank abandoned in France, discovered by the French resistance. It seems that the Germans were sure that they would conquer the USSR and were already making plans for after the conflict. If it was possible to lift up and fix it, it was removed by a maintenance battalion. It struck terror into the hearts of Allied tank crews when it first appeared in 1942. But the tank renovators do not play favourites. close to dangerous ordnance. This first Tiger was made in May of 1942, drove around for thousands of kilometers (not without numerous parts replacements, of course) at Kummersdorf, and was then sent to Leningradwith three other Tigers. Then they wander through forests and marshes searching for machines. From the very beginning we worked without a salary. Panzer VI Tiger tank & KV-1S tank (destroyed) Zak Crawford. The Yakushev family and a specialist in renovation, Alexander Mikalutski, are the first. According to Brigitte Corbin, there is every chance that the craft is still at the bottom of the river . Probably would have converted it to a tractor, too. turret in an archeological dig, had with a local resident who lived through Bruno said he saw a photo of the tank on its side with the number 123 the town of Mantes la jolie centred around the village of Fontenay-St-Pre. Agreement must be reached with the French Army Services to take on the job of deactivating the ammunition during the excavation. A couple years ago I recall hearing a story about a German farmer who parked his tank in his barn when WW2 ended (he told his wife he was saving it for when the Soviets invaded) I cant seem to find any thing on this story anymore though.  It was classified as a French Monument Historique in December 1975.. It has always been easier to lift up tanks than to restore them. Therefore, the Tiger found in the bog is one out of six German tanks that came under fire while moving along the road Mga-Sinyavino. Vladimir suggested that the tank had been blocking the spring and the water had found a new route. Aside of history, geography and etymology of all things are no less exciting for him! Tank With German Markings. See how well thats going to work. The Germans probably dont want some shards of scrap metal from the part of history they direly wish didnt happen back. They use metal detectors and feel into the mire with special 8m-long (26ft) probes. The re-enactors who has been looking after the turret have not commented on who has painted the turret this colour, but photographs appeared in the Paris press confirming that the turret is now a bright yellow colour and it has lost its original camouflage. The local mayor had supported the idea of a recovery project because there are munitions known to be onboard and the towns administration do not want to leave the munitions in place. In the book by Kostas Triantafillou, Historical Dictionary of Patras it is documented that two Greeks, Martakos and Skamnakis, were arrested on suspicion of reporting the movements of ships to the enemy (i.e. Google+. The Army Bomb Disposal Department headed by Commander Berthelin had already been given the authorisation to clear the site by the office of the Prefet and it will be their experts that will deal with anything dangerous. You have no idea what youre talking about. Remains found in the Eure. The most probable reason why the Italians did not warn their German alliesof the minefield is that during that time, their relations went sour, the cooperation between the fascists and the nazis in Patras was strained and consultation between the two sides was virtually non-existent. by Patton_M47 Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:58 pm, Post The armour was 100mm thick at the front, making it impervious to Allied guns. The main object of these tank hunts is the armoured vehicles that became mired in marshes, many of which fell off bridges into the soft ground. Three-quarters backside view. The caption read as follows:Flaming ship near the Greek coast, April-May 1941. Some Russian archaeologists were digging around Leningrad. Alarge contingent of the 2nd Panzer Division was loaded in the port of Patras aboard the transport ships Marburg and Kybfels, with final destination the port of Taranto in Italy. The tiger 1 was repaired by taking parts from another tiger that was found in the area by a father and son who worked as mechanics and was given a geography name "Bretagne". Recent Haynes "manuals" tend to be everything-but-the-kitchen-sink affairs, but this one is remarkably tight and straightforward. painted on the turret not 124. Last month a publicity stunt organised by someone with access to the turret went badly wrong and the turret was painted yellow to draw attention to the monument idea. The photo of the burning ship may have been shot in the afternoon of the 21st, or on the day after. No thanks..not with relic hunters who despoil war graves and endanger themselves and others with random digging close to dangerous ordnance. On 21 August 1944, along with other German tanks (Panthers, Panzer IIIs and IVs and other Tigers) and a variety of military vehicles, the Tiger was heading out of the Falaise pocket to a fuel dump at the Chateau de l'Horloge in Ticheville during the final days of the Battle of Normandy. Now, a dedicated team of salvagers scour marsh and forest to find these forgotten reminders of World War Two. get the tank out of the hole and have to abandon their killing machine. this Tiger has remnants of dark yellow paint on its fragments.. When this new owner attempted to start scrapping the tank, starting first with its turret, the local people of Vimoutiers decided to preserve the historic combat vehicle and purchased it for 6,000 Francs to keep as a historical monument. SHARE. Dr. Felton, It was field issued so older tanks were repainted. This is all very well documented so that line in this article is highly misleading. . The crew was leaving it in a hurry, all things were left in their places. A pair of binoculars, socks, textbooks on agronomy (plant sciences) and accounting were all found in the upended tank. driver saw it too late and the tank falls down inside it. The panzer was subsequently shipped by the U.S. Army to Aberdeen Proving Grounds for testing and analysis. Produced by Henschel, the King Tiger was introduced into action on the Eastern Front in May of 1944. by Patton_M47 Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:01 pm, Post Chocolate, hair brushes, and other personal items are found. Many thanks to Tut.by for allowing use of their photos of the tank recovery. 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944. Today the KV-1 has pretended to destroy two German tanks, a Panzer III and Panzer 38(t). lol hahahaha, They found bits of a Tiger, but they DID NOT find Tiger chassis 01. Despite the fact that this depth does not allow for scuba divers to examine the wreck and her valuable cargo of tanks and other military equipment of the 2nd Panzer Division, it is still possible that ROVs will be able to visit this unique shipwreck and bring back to the surface unique images of the tanks lost at sea. Not every fighting machine can be sold. Marburg, just below 7,564 tons, was built in 1928 for the company North German Lloyd. Some Russian archaeologists were digging around Leningrad looking for bodies of soldiers that went missing during the war, to re-bury with proper military honours. Amazing French barn-find haul for sale Alastair Clements. Not all tanks are built the same. Leaving the Normandy front, they think they can retreat to the East. King Tiger 124 is damaged by an explosion and retreats back to Amazing story looking forward to hearing more in due course, good luck in this search. We put new turrets on them.. In addition to writing, Mark also appears regularly in television documentaries around the world, including on The History Channel, Netflix, National Geographic, Quest, American Heroes Channel and RMC Decouverte. The history of this vehicle is well known. 25 is probably a reference to the factory it was produced in, or failing that the day and month it was produced (wither February the 5th or May 2nd), and the next four numbers (0001) are the actual production order. 124 has finally been decided by the French Government and it is coming to Normandy. This time, the two ships would be on their own, apart from Italian reconnaissance aircraft that would fly over them. German armour (actually French Hotchkiss tanks) during the invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece, April-May 1941 A large contingent of the 2nd Panzer Division was loaded in the port of Patras aboard the transport ships Marburg and Kybfels, with final destination the port of Taranto in Italy. Staff at the museum will be available to offer technical advice on all three projects. However, recovering such finds is time-consuming and the license for searching and recovering military equipment is only issued personally by the countrys president, Alexander Lukashenko. Among them Probably more buried somewhere. The sad part is the painting took place only days before the Prefets final decision was announced. Stronk Soviet vehicle would have started. :D, the tiger sound in the video is still louder than 9.4 capgun sound, What a weird place for an AMR-35 to find itself in. In March 2018, a low fence was erected around the tank to prevent visitors from climbing on it. by DEERE317 Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:29 pm, Post It appears that the British had a very well organised intelligence service in Patras that monitored all the moves of the Axis shipping. That means the local Mayors Office of Fontenay-Saint-Pere cannot sell the tank or any parts of the tanks. I was a tanker in the US ARMY, from 1966 to 1989, and with all my tours in West Germany (almost 10 total yrs), assigned to different Kassernes in Germany, always heard the rumors that there were Tiger tanks in tunnels below our tank motor pools from WWII..ie, Wildflecken, Mainz, Baumholder and AnsbachWhenever german civilian engineers/electric techs would go underground, we would ask them about the rumors> They never gave us an answer??.. But in France the roads are the property of "Conseil General". You mean state sponsored archeologists that are trained in ordnance disposal and are sent there in the first place to discover unmarked graves so the soldiers can be properly re-buried? A 78-year-old German man was hiding a full-size tank in his basement Paul Szoldra Published April 02, 2018 09:37:02 Plenty of people collect World War II memorabilia and small trinkets, but a 78-year-old man in Germany was found with something much bigger: A 44-ton tank. They are concerned in case they explode and cause injury to local people or a passing motorist and the risk is one they were not willing to let continue any longer. Anyways, the first production Tiger is one hell of a find. It will then be time for Calvados researchers to take an interest in the fate of other tanks, which also fell in the Seine on the side of Duclair. trilogie de cdric klapisch reconversion gendarme en suisse tiger tank found in french barn. The long awaited deliberation arrived after consultation with all Government bodies, including the Ministry of Defence, Army, Ordnance Department, Mayor, Gendarmerie, Police etc. By May 21st, 1941 the Germans had concluded the invasion of mainland Greece, codenamed Operation Marita and were in the process of attacking the island of Crete, with an airborne assault that was initiated the day before, on May 20th, codenamed Operation Merkur. The tanks Turret was saved and is People should note though that even hard and fast paint colour regulations werent adhered to. The third It confirms that the Council must comply with earlier agreement and the same letter has been received by Mr Kauffmann in Yvelines legal department. In order to help his father, his son Maxim became a welder and Aleksei a painter. Over time, souvenir hunters also removed other small items off the tank. Sounds like the panther tank, tiger tanks were rare and only ever made as a breakthrough tank. The bones were taken away to the Belarussian Ministry of Defense. Man, its amazing they managed to find even bits & pieces of a tank that was blown up in the early 1940s. The 1943 Nazi tank was discovered in the basement of a house in the suburbs of Kiel (Carsten Rehder/DPA) Police searching in a villa in a wealthy German suburb have found a Second World War. You must be new here. As it happens in this sort of expeditions, they came across a bunch ofodd bits and bobs that set off the metal detector. Mr. Sotiropoulos is credited with several WW2 Wrecks he located in the Ionian Islands, Greece. Update On Recovered T-34. Dr. Mark Felton is a well-known British historian, the author of 22 non-fiction books, including bestsellers 'Zero Night' and 'Castle of the Eagles', both currently being developed into movies in Hollywood. Also, call the donkey, this is my first time to be first. ua-44 2 stag seal captain 56 5! According to its specifications, it's a 27-ton machine with a top speed of 53km/hr. The Vimoutiers Tiger tank is one of only seven known intact Tiger I tanks remaining in the world. A group of enthusiasts of the second world war is active to clarify a mystery: is there a German tank at the bottom of the Seine, near the Jeanne dArc Bridge? Bruce Grubb, 24, called in armed officers, who held an hour-long standoff with the cat, trying to figure out the best way to approach it. Enjoy. All opinions and comments should contribute to the dialogue. The minefield was set just the day before by the British mine layer HMS Abdiel, between Kefalonia and Ithaki islands. Why everyone wants to be banned so hard? is that a second air to ground attack causes the crew to bailout and abandon The tankmen tried to pull it out, asked the local villagers for help by putting logs under the caterpillar treads. Now Vladimir works as the chief mechanic and renovator in a historic and cultural complex called the Stalin Line near the countrys capital, Minsk. What struck me was that the ship was big, up to 8,000 tons, painted with a camo scheme and had four masts, a quite unique feature at the time.What I did not consider, though, was the possibility that the ship belonged to the Axis powers and was not Allied.When I read the details of the sinking of Marburg and Kybfels, betweenthe islands of Kefalonia and Lefkada, I immediately noticed that Marburg had four masts.I started searching the region and finally the northern coast of Ithaki island coincided exactly with that of the photo! Another example of poor Nazi a workmanship. 226 Germans were killed or drowned with the two ships, while survivors swam to Lefkada and Kefalonia islands. Lavenir du char Tigre de Vimoutiers interpelle jusquen Australie", "Vimoutiers. It seems mosquitoes will overturn the van.. the tank. He has to agree to divert the road during excavation. When a machine leaves the workshop, a tear of happiness drops on the metal.. The Germans are retreating. The impenetrable armour, powerful gun and huge size of the Tiger made it a legend in its time. A number of Paris newspaper articles appeared earlier this year wrongly suggesting the tank was going to be sold but Mr Sterne confirmed that Those articles were 100% incorrect. He said that this and other King Tiger Tank parts were found in 2001 near Mantes-la-Jolie, France, This Tiger 2 tank, from the 101 SS.s.Abteilung, was lost in a crater near Fontenay-Saint-Pere on 26 August 1944. A journey of 60 miles could use 150 gallons of fuel. The Yakushevs BT-7 is the only working example left in the world (Credit: Anton Skyba). The Tiger and the locomotive are roughly the same size and density. That part also carried a rather special serial number. The Tiger was also limited in range by its high fuel consumption. The Governors office also received letters of support from representatives of the RAF, and even US D-day veterans who landed on Omaha Beach as well as senior military figures in France & Germany, all supporting the Prefets first agreement that the remains should be recovered by Mr Sterne they too have welcomed this final decision. The tank was found abandoned in a barn during the fighting for the village of Overloon. When it is very deep they put on chemical protection suits. There is a project to recover all the bits still remaining under the road, to reconstruct the tank and to build a monument where the tank will be displayed, but the project has encountered technical, Financial and administrative difficulties. Probably will end up in a museum one day (hopefully). The rescue of the shipwrecked soldiers was made by Italian ships as the Ionian Islands were under Italian occupation at that time and by Greek fishermen. The first Tigers were grey and then it was down to units to repaint them if they chose. SOURCES AND FURTHER READINGPlaton Alexiades Target Corinth CanalByron Tesapsides DIE KRIEGSMARINE IN DER GISVery Special Ships: Abdiel Class Fast Minelayers of World War Two, by Arthur Nicholsonill Russ microfilms archivesBy PierreKosmidis, Pierre Kosmidis is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE. This was a decision that would cost the Germans dearly. Post But it doesnt match, says Vladimir. Heavier protective armour required even larger tank hulls to carry the weight and mount the bigger guns. "Orne. Maintaining this fuel supply was tricky, and was susceptible to disruption by resistance fighters. This is well know but not to the relic hunters who despoil war graves and endanger themselves and others with random digging Older locals said the vehicle had sunk into soft ground near a spring, but nobody knew the exact location. More about the location! It was very expensive to manufacture, both in terms of money and resources. One day, some people asked him to find and lift up a BT-7 tank, that had been stuck in the marshes since 1942.