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Morar Andrei

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  1. Actually, Iuli August Sturza (http://www.humanitas.ro/luli-august-sturdza) is a Romanian painter born in 1922, and that is one of her works. The only thing I wonder is why did she add the feathers. But I don't think it is as worse as turning Panther wheels that could be placed in a museum into benches. The painting itself depicts rulers of the Romanian Principalities before 1859.
  2. This is just said. Nothing else to say. It shows the degree intelligence and culture (or lack of) my compatriots have. One of the 13 Panther tanks received in 1946 was turned into a bench in a park (at least it's wheels). The rest of the tank probably got to the scrapyard a long time ago. Btw, should this thread be here or in Officers' Lounge?
  3. It feels a bit different when you read about the battle and you know that you had a family member who fought there and most probably even met his end, together with most of his comrades . It made me think quite a lot about what happened on that final days, and gave me the idea that at least once I should get to Przemysl and see the fortress. I made some studies in local archives and works that treat the history of the area I live in, and that confirms the guys I was looking for in "Unknown Austro-Hungarian uniform" were part of the 23rd Honved Regiment, 3rd battalion, and according to the studies, only 1 out of 6 men returned home from the unit, story similar to most regiments conscripted in the Fogaras district.
  4. Yes, totally looks to be a T-34/85. You can recognise it after the turret and gun. Also this version has the side tanks, which I think started to be placed like that in late war.
  5. Bayern, I am looking for 1:72 scale figurines, looking especially for German or Russian tanks. After a bit of research, the only thing I could find were some modern tank figurines made by a certain company called Eaglemoss or Quasar Comex, on a website called Emag (I don't know if this website/platform is relevant for your country) (https://www.miniprix.ro/f7280009861001-macheta-militara-de-colectie---tanc-c1-ariete---scara-1-72/p and https://m.emag.ro/machete-militare/c), but I found only modern tanks that are non-built kits. I am sorry about the fact 10 years ago there was one professional shop in Romania where I could find anything related to military vehicles, from books and figurines to big, remote control tanks. At the time though I was too young and did not know what that things are, so I possibly missed the only chance to get that kind of stuff, because the shop closed a couple of years after my first visit there. And it was not even that far from home...
  6. Kinda useful. But sadly it is kinda hard to use Ebay or Amazon in Romania, since we are not used to those and they usually do not deliver certain objects in my country. And neither Valor nor Dragon are brands that can be found here.
  7. A little collection of military art related to the Romanian army in the Great War.
  8. I know this us not necessarely about WW1, but there was no better section to post it in. I have recently watched some footage from the parada that took place at Paris on July 14th 1919, and I know that Romanian soldiers were present alongside the other nations of the Entente. But besides 10-20 seconds of film, is there any other image related to our soldiers that participated at the parade? The only source I found was this video:   The Romanians are featured at 14:46
  9. Oh, yeah. Thank you! It is more probable that the men I am looking served in a Hungarian regiment due to their region (and also the Magyar units has on their trousers the famous "Hungarian knot"). Are there any illustrations of Hungarian soldiers from 1900-1914? The thing I do not understand is why the corporal has a different colored uniform, while the soldier next to him is wearing a more "classic" uniform of the A-H army. I understand he has a different rank, but they might have served in the same unit.
  10. I agree with you. Someone really needs to make a serios, unbiased documentation. At least I would like to keep this thread open to discussion. Thank you anyway, gentleman, and have a great weekend!
  11. Indeed. The Romanian army has been always affected by national politics, corrupt politicians, incompetent generals (problems that can still be seen). One thing I do not agree for example is that after WW1, marshall Averescu became a politician, with his results being quite mediocre. Also, how can you not build even one factory to produce armoured vehicles but rely solely on exports? There are many things that contributed to the lack of equpment in the Romanian army, since there not even so many factories that could build goods for the army. My big point is that in time I heard different versions about how useful were the Romanians in wars. Some of them are ranging from "they fought bravely, with a lot of skill against an outnumbering enemy", or by citing generals like Manstein and Rommel who they clain to have said about us that " we were the best allied soldiers of the Axis" (mostly Romanian sources), while others say we were complete cowards and traitors (WW1 because we were initially part of the 1883 secret treaty and WW2 because we switched sides on August 23rd 1944). I can still remember the comment of a guy who claims that his grandfather was a German reconaissance plane pilot at Stalingrad. He also said that from his grandfather's stories, the Romanians just ran from their positions without firing even a shot, even if they had the weapons needed to repel that attack, and thus lost his respect on us as allieds. Where can we get a definite balance, and maybe solve this issue once and for all?
  12. I heard many times that the army of Romania during time was very weak, and they are blamed for many military defeats of the 20th century. How true is it? And how can be considered in fact the capability and performance in the most important wars it was involved from 1860 onwards (The Russo-Turkish War of 1877, The Great War, the involvement of the Romanion legions from Italy, France and USA, the Hungarian-Romanian War of 1919 and the Second World War)? I would like to get an honest opinion, accompanied by facts. For example at Stalingrad: was it totally the fault of the Romanians that the northern and sounthern flanks fell, or they were also used as a scapegoat?
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