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    Do any of you know what these images are of. I know they offur during the vietnam war because the presence of a A-3 Skywarrior.








    Please help me!

  • #2
    The only town I am aware of in Vietnam of a city this size was Saigon. I do not recognize any of the buildings though and the architecture is completely wrong for Asia. I tend to believe these photos were taken in Europe. What kind of tanks are in the lowest photo?
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    • #3
      I'm no expert but that can't be Vietnam - looks like Eastern Europe to me!

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      • #4
        Tanks in the bottom look like either M41 Walker Bulldogs or the M24 Chaffee, It also looks like the aircraft does not have the solid wing of the A-3 Skyhawk, And I don't think they had many road signs in Vietnam (3rd photo).

        I'm going to hazard a guess and say they're from Algeria, The architecture of the buildings looks similar to a couple photos I've seen from that war.

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        • #5
          This looks like the Russians suppressing either the Hungarian Uprising in the 50s or the same suppression of the Czechs in the 60s. The buildings are very European. The jet could be some sort of MiG and the tanks look like T-54s or 62s. I'm no expert but that is not Vietnam. The soldiers on top of the building in the first photo could be US Marines deployed on top of a US Embassy keeping track of what's going on.
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          • #6
            The French used post war Chaffees. But that lead tank's gun looks like it's a Bulldog.

            Cars in shot look European. But man there's obviously shooting going on, so where ever this is, it should be somewhere actual fighting happened.
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            • #7
              The lead tank is definitely a Bulldog...Could the jet be a Hawker Hunter?

              If it's not somewhere in Europe...it could be Santiago, Chile or Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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              • #8
                Yeah, upon further research, those are American built tanks. It has to be some where in South America, which would explain the American style uniforms in the first photo.
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                • #9
                  It is not Vietnam. There were not buildings of such mass in such block arrangements in Vietnam. Only today are such buildings starting to show up. The cars are all wrong too.

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                  • #10
                    The pictures are of the September 11, 1973 coup against the Allende government of Chile. The main building pictured is that of the Palacio de La Moneda (Palace of the Mint) in Santiago, Chile. This was the coup that brought Pinochet to power.
                    Last edited by Tredegar; 14 Sep 07, 20:34.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tredegar View Post
                      The pictures are of the September 11, 1973 coup against the Allende government of Chile. The main building pictured is that of the Palacio de La Moneda (Palace of the Mint). This was the coup that brought Pinochet to power.
                      Kudos for nailing that one down for us. Very good!



                      Last edited by Miss Saigon; 14 Sep 07, 21:35.

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                      • #12
                        That plane does look a lot like a hunter...




                        Can anyone confirm this?
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                        • #13
                          Moved this thread from the Vietnam forum in here

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by C.M. Ansley View Post
                            That plane does look a lot like a hunter...


                            Can anyone confirm this?
                            How's this?
                            Allende had apparently heard rumors; at the uncharacteristically early hour of 7:15, he had driven to La Moneda from his comfortable villa in Santiago's Barrio Alto district. As the troops began to assemble outside the palace, General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, commander in chief of the army, telephoned an ultimatum to the palace. If Allende surrendered his office, he would be given safe conduct out of the country; otherwise he would be deposed by force. Allende refused. "I will not resign," he declared in a very brief radio broadcast. "I am prepared to die if necessary." He urged workers -- the most loyal and enthusiastic supporters of his socialist program -- to seize their factories as a sign of defiance. As Hawker Hunters of the Chilean air force swooped low over the palace, Allende made a final appearance on his second-floor balcony and waved to a small band of curious citizens whom the army had not yet shooed away...

                            At noon, a pair of Hawker Hunters attacked the palace with bombs, rockets and tear gas. An hour and a half later, infantrymen entered La Moneda by a side door; their officers gave Allende ten minutes to surrender. "All of you go down without weapons and with hands up," the President told the handful of aides who had stayed with him. "Go and surrender to the army. I will be the last to leave." Then, according to Mejido, Allende shot himself.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                              Well, if that's the best proof you've got, I guess it will have to do. Thanks, Doc!
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