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2013 / 07 Intl. Militaerfahrzeugtreffen, Full

I have visited this years international military vehicles gathering at the Swiss military museum at Full. There were many vehicles present but I have chosen only one to represent them all: The Dodge WC54 Ambulance Car

The Dodge WC54¾ Ton, supply catalog designation G502, was a WC series 4×4 light truck developed during World War II. It served as the main ambulance used by the US army from 1942 to 1945, with some used as late as 1953 during the Korean War by the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and others serving as late as the 1960s in the armies of some European countries.

06.07.2013 21:52 | Kuno Gross

2013 / 06 Oskar Bider Fest 2013

Oskar Bider was the Swiss aviation pioneer who managed to cross the alps for the first time in a tiny Bleriot XI monoplane in 1913. The 100th anniversary was celebrated at Langenbruck, the village of his birth on the weekend of 22/23 June.

Franz zumstein

Our firend, comic artist Franz zumstein was also present at Biderfest 2013

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23.06.2013 14:12 | Kuno Gross

2013 / 06 Libya - to get some sun

The time is passing quickly – it was already four months ago that I had visited Libya the last time. Summer had already started and it was fairly hot.

21.06.2013 23:02 | Kuno Gross

2012 / 05 New Publications of our Friends

Comic +

Franz Zumstein:
DER WÜSTENFALKE / 3: Bergün
48 Seiten, Farbe, HC, € 15,00
ISBN 978-3-89474-239-3

Malta, im Sommer 1942. Ali hat es geschafft, in die Fliegerstaffel der Engländer integriert zu werden. Da taucht plötzlich Spencer auf, der Mann, den er vor kurzem als Pilot der italienischen Luftwaffe abgeschossen hat. Spencer erkennt Ali und will sich rächen. Ganz unerwartet landet Aisha in Hal Far, Alis Geliebte. Mit Hilfe von Schwester Heather zimmern sich alle eine plausible Erklärung dafür zusammen. Durch einen erneuten Trick können Ali und Aisha nach München fliegen, wo Ali hofft, seine leibliche Mutter wiederzufinden. Doch München ist nicht die letzte Station auf dieser Reise.

Wadi Sura Publications

After five field campaigns in the Gilf Kebir the Wadi Sura Team of the Heinrich Barth Institut is pleased to announce the publication of volume 26 of the AFRICA PRAEHISTORICA series. The book will comprise on more than 500 color pages a complete documentation of the rock art trove of the Cave of Beasts in Wadi Sura, and will be published this summer. Please use the considerable subscription discount still valid until July 1st. For more information see the attached announcement, or visit the website www.uni-koeln.de/hbi (bookshop), where also forms for your order by fax can be created.

19.05.2013 15:18 | Kuno Gross