Hello again folks! I have finally managed to wheedle out some time to post some images of the trip to the Ardennes, that I took at the end of August.
My first impressions of the scenery and landscape were staggering, a beautiful and very challenging environment. Only the desperate would launch a mid-winter offensive through here... The narrow nature of the winding roads added to the always inclining or descending terrain, must have been a nightmare to the drivers of even the medium Panzers, PzIV' Panthers etc, let alone the massive King Tigers unleashed westwards!
Unfortunately because of the race weekend, it was difficult to navigate south of the track, especially near Stavelot and La Gleize... So I did not get to see '213' of the 2./s.SS.Pz.Abt.501... Perhaps next year I can get to the area early before the Grand Prix mayhem breaks loose?
Here are some images of the area in and surrounding the race track Spa Francorchamps, you will notice that a lot of the corners names upon the track still recall a chilling and ferocious past.
Right I had best get back to some modelling... Armour that is, as fashion will never suit me!