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Thirty T-34 Tanks returned to Russia from Laos

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46953372

 

All in working condition, no less!

 

That should spice up the next May Day parade!

 

Photo is from the BBC article.

 

CNN also had the story as well.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/11/europe/russia-t-34-world-war-ii-tanks-laos-intl/index.html

 

 

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Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

 

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And this photo appeared on the Radio Free Europe website: https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-t-34/29721798.html

 

 

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Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

 

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Russian language video is available on this article from the New York Times.

 

A couple of internet resources speculate the Laotians received T-72's (not the latest technology by any means) in exchange for these icons.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/10/world/europe/russia-t-34-tanks.html


Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

 

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Amazing how the Laotians were able to keep them running for so long.

 

-Ski


In Memory Of......Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli and Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres........May they rest in peace.....

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This is just really cool.


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Ditto, bugme! Super cool! To think they are all working and still that nice. That many all at once! How amazing!


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