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Old 18-08-20, 11:55
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Default Tank Wrecks at Westkapelle, Netherlands

Finally, I think I’ve finished:

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The, as far as I know, first and therefore only, in-depth look at all the derelict military vehicles left in and around the village of Westkapelle in the Netherlands following the Second World War.

Download it here, free of charge!

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Old 18-08-20, 11:59
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Thank you very much, looks like a true labour of love Jakko!

I will read the final version and get back to you. Meanwhile I will spread the word.
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Old 18-08-20, 13:14
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Old 18-08-20, 13:21
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I am downloading now and watching the MB counter.

Much appreciated.
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Old 18-08-20, 15:29
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Default Very well done!

I just downloaded the book and it looks like a great tribute, and a splendid capture of the history of conflict in that area.

A job very well done - thank you .


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Old 18-08-20, 20:25
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Excellent work Jakko....also happy to see the pictures in high res now


I hope other will join the discussion on some of the details and fittings we see on some of the tanks.....light the neat folding tray, as seen on the transmission cover of the Sherman on the leading picture....the large boxes on the right hand side of the Crabs.......and maybe that piece of round bar welded to the commanders cupola on Crabs (and an occasional Sherman V)!

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Old 18-08-20, 20:56
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Default OK...what is the trick????

I downloaded ( 3 times) and when I try to open it tells me the file had an error and is not available.......

Do I need some pink sparkle magic dust????

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Old 18-08-20, 21:41
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Old 19-08-20, 11:12
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Excellent work Jakko....also happy to see the pictures in high res now
Yeah, this version doesnít need to be e-mailed (at least not by me) so I decided to up the resolution a bit

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I hope other will join the discussion on some of the details and fittings we see on some of the tanks.....
That would be interesting, yes. I wish I had answers, but Iím not exactly the most qualified person for that.

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I downloaded ( 3 times) and when I try to open it tells me the file had an error and is not available.......

Do I need some pink sparkle magic dust????
Strange Ö it should download normally. How big is the file you downloaded? The English version should be 284,485,960 bytes, so if itís smaller than that, it somehow didnít download completely. Otherwise, something else is going on, but itís hard for me to say what that might be without further information.


And thanks to everyone else who replied
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Old 26-10-20, 17:22
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Update!

I’ve just put version 1.1 online

It has had mistakes corrected, new information added that surfaced after the initial release, some additional photographs, and more! Also, there is now a version intended for printing out as well as one for viewing on a computer screen, tablet, etc.

You can download a (new?) copy from tankwrecks.westerbeke.name, still free

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Old 26-10-20, 18:40
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I appreciate all of your efforts.


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Old 27-10-20, 11:57
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Thank you
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Old 28-10-20, 09:09
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Hi Jakko,

Great piece of work thank you.
I think I might have spotted a census number typo error. Sorry.
You list Churchill IV census T32283 A2C with details and photos etc but in the appendix at the end it is listed as T32263 A2C.

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Old 28-10-20, 11:58
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Ack! Yes, youíre right The one in the appendix is the typo. Thanks for pointing it out
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Old 28-10-20, 12:30
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Ack! Yes, youíre right The one in the appendix is the typo. Thanks for pointing it out
Hi Jakko,

No problem. I was just cross referencing the names and numbers against my databases and spotted it.

Just a little bit of history to a couple of Churchills:-
T32023/R was with 142 RAC up to 1943
T68273/R was with Ontario Regiment up to 1942, then 148 RAC in 1943

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