The Tiger Kills - help needed

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  1. The Tiger Kills is the official Indian government history of the Indian troops and the 8th army in Africa but I was rather hoping if some of the military historians could help me clear up a couple of picture queries.

    Picture A - Is the soldier in the middle holding a trowel or is it something else?

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    Picture B - Is the plane in the picture, a stuka or a messerschmitt?

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    Thanks in advance, Castlereagh
     
  2. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)



    At the risk of this not being a wah... a khukri perchance?????
     
  3. It is; not sure about the aircraft though.
     
  4. This must be a Wah!

    If not, here's a clue:
    1. It's a Kukrhi
    2. Looks like a Ju-87 (Stuka)
     
  5. (A) at the risk of succumbing to a Wah, is it not one of those large cutting implements chaps answering to 'Johnny' wave about to considerable effect to scare the opposition (particularly if the opposition is Argentine)?

    (B) Looks like a Stuka. Wing shape appears correct, and the tail looks very Ju-87 like, too.
     
  6. It's not a wah! It's just my ignorance :oops:

    Picture A - is from the 16th Punjab regiment, so my confusion :?

    But thanks for the help! :D
     
  7. Castlereagh. From the caption on Pic A, the action may be at Djebil Garci, Tunisia on 18th April 1943 fought by 4th Indian Division. The main players were 4/6 Rajputana Rifles and 1/9 Gurkhas - which would explain the kukhri.
     
  8. I think you are right, I think I have misinterpreted the picture, my copy of Tiger Kills is pretty poor, it is held together of sellotape and has certain pages missing! :cry:

    Thanks again for all the help.
     
  9. Archimedes gets my vote. The bent aeroplane has all the right shapes to be a Ju 87.
     
  10. iF you need copies of the missing pages I can scan them.
     
  11. Picture 2 is definitely a Stuka.

    For some excellent pictures of all aspects of the desert war , the Australian war memorial archives are a must see. They are online, and growing at a phenomenal rate.
     
  12. I've a feeling père Whiffler has this book. Is it a black cover with a white silhouette-type effect?.

    If so, it's years since I read it, and the copy is very battered.
     
  13. oh thanks, PM you with the details of what pages I need .

    and red, with a fearsome Punjab type on it?

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    thanks again for all the help and advice.
     
  14. PTP, you left ".au" off that url!