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Contest #450

We asked for submissions to use for this special contest, and received about 40. Charley, Paul and I went through them and decided we could not pick just one, so you get two images to find.

Image 450-1:

Image 450-2:

Submit the usual comments – each image individually or both together. There are 4 points up for grabs here.

May 27th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 comments

Contest #449, Just east of the Pancevo Bridge, Belgrade, Serbia

Which was not exactly the subject of the search, but perhaps we got a little too detailed.

What started this whole thing was the discovery that the very first shots fired in the Great War (1914-1918) were by the Austro-Hungarian gunboat Bodrog, which is still extant, sitting by a sandbank in Belgrade:

The Bodrog as she appeared in 1914:

Here she is bombarding Belgrade:

And here she is today:

Various nations have owned her since then, and there have been some name changes. Here’s the Wiki article telling the whole story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslav_monitor_Sava

And an article with a little more technical detail:

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/bodrog-wwimonitor.html

Well, nobody got it before the hint, and nobody identified Bodrog. It was, admittedly, pretty obscure. We’ll have to do more of these!

All those that got to Belgrade, just east of the bridge:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Glenmorren

And congratulations! Now await contest 450

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