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Encounter at Elsecar

 

After the hard won battle at Sheffield the allied forces slowly moved further north along the A1. Six days later they arrived at Elsecar, just outside Barnsley, where the german Army was had control of the station. After some initial skirmishes the 6th Airbourne Division made an all out assault on the railway and eventually managed to overcome all resistance.

 

The US Army decided to sit out this encounter, playing cards was a higher priority.

 

Card School

 

 

Elsecar Heritage Railway War Weekend, with the display by the Northern World War II Association.

Encounter at Elsecar

 

After the hard won battle at Sheffield the allied forces slowly moved further north along the A1. Six days later they arrived at Elsecar, just outside Barnsley, where the german Army was had control of the station. After some initial skirmishes the 6th Airbourne Division made an all out assault on the railway and eventually managed to overcome all resistance.

 

The US Army decided to sit out this encounter, playing cards was a higher priority.

 

Card School

 

 

Elsecar Heritage Railway War Weekend, with the display by the Northern World War II Association.

comments (8)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Sep 2010, 06:47
This is very nicely presented Les. Could be in some sort of action hero comic. Lol at the US marines smile
Les Auld: You're giving me ideas Savo, thanks for the comment.
This looks like a still from a computer game Les...great stuff
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, I did go for the super realistic view here.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Sep 2010, 07:38
This is very dramatic, Les...an excellent representation of the real thing. (sigh)
Les Auld: Better perhaps to play at it than take part in the real thing Ginnie. Thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Sep 2010, 08:15
Les these are two great photos
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Vintage.
Great action shot, Les. I like the presentation. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, it just seemed to come together as I imagined it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Sep 2010, 08:38
Fine action (or inaction, American style) images Les
Les Auld: A tale of two nations Chris, thanks for the comment.
Great action shot, especially on the gun smile
Les Auld: Thanks Linda smile
Wicked shot Les!! The Sten gun was taken out of action in the 60's, though would you believe as very young soldier i used one of these in the late 80's on training ranges!! Our brave para has all the determination in his face, but he just cant quite hide that smile smile
Les Auld: He was definitely enjoying himself Dave, and who would not taking part in this event. thanks for the comment.

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