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Photo study of a Heinkel He 111’s waist gunner manning a 7.92mm MG 15.

After an unexpected high number of losses during the Polish Campaign, in 1940 the He 111’s defensive armament was increased from 3 to 5 defensive MGs with the addition of two waist MG 15.

Unfortunately for the crew, due to the lack of space, there was only one waist gunner operating both the port and starboard machine guns. This restriction made defending the aircraft against simultaneous attacks from port and starboard an impossible task.

Below him is the ventral MG position. Also of interest is the side view of the Luftwaffe’s back type parachute.

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Flamethrower about 1916. Pioneers with the 1915 pickelhaube without the point. Incredible picture.
#verdun #verdun1916 #verdunheights #1916 #firstworldwar #worldwar1 #worldwarone #ww1 #greatwar #flamethrower #flammenwerfer #pioneer #pionier #pickelhaube

A patrol from No. 8 Platoon, 'C' Company of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Gurkha Rifles advances cautiously through the snow, near Castel Bolognese, Italy, 23–24 January 1945. The 10th Indian Infantry Division was an infantry division of the Indian Army during World War II. In just four years, the division travelled over 6,400 km from Tehran, on Iran, to Trieste, fought three wars, and two great campaigns: the Anglo-Iraqi War, the Invasion of Syria-Lebanon, the Anglo-the Soviet invasion of Iran, the North African Campaign, and the Italian Campaign. Since India was part of the British Empire, its allegiance was directly to Great Britain.

23/01/1945
I colourised this picture for @ww2_forgotten_history, take a look at his account, it’s amazing!

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Un soldado francés da vino tinto de su cantina a un soldado británico en Pilckem Ridge, 18 de agosto de 1917.
La Batalla de Pilckem Ridge, 31 de julio-2 de agosto de 1917, fue el ataque inicial de la Tercera Batalla de Ypres.El Quinto Ejército británico, el Segundo Ejército y el Primer Ejército francés en el flanco norte, atacaron al 4to Ejército alemán que defendía el Frente Occidental de Lille, el saliente de Ypres en Bélgica y la costa del Mar del Norte. El 31 de julio, los ejércitos anglo-franceses capturaron Pilckem Ridge, y el 1 y 2 de agosto se produjeron contraataques alemanes, frenados por la artilleria británica.

A French soldier gives red wine from his canteen to a British soldier at Pilckem Ridge, 18th August 1917.
The Battle of Pilckem Ridge, July 31-August 2, 1917, was the initial attack of the Third Battle of Ypres. The British Fifth Army, the Second Army and the French First Army on the north flank, attacked the German 4th Army It defends the Western Front of Lille, the outcrop of Ypres in Belgium and the coast of the North Sea. On July 31, the Anglo-French armies captured Pilckem Ridge, and on 1 and 2 August, German counterattacks were fired by British artillery.

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#Mountain biking is great along the #WW1 #battlefields . Stunning #american #Memorials stand in Cantigny to remember the #soldiers fallen in #1918 . The french villages of the #worldwar1 #remembrance #Trail in the #Somme are worth a visit all year round by #car or by #bike . #worldwarone #USA #Cycle #Cycling #ABMC #HISTORY #army #travel #France #GreatWar #GoSomme #RemembranceIsEveryday #church #country #Sky #cloud #cannondale

These were incredible. 😳 #tepapamuseum #greatwar

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🇬🇧British troops eating their Christmas dinner in a shell hole. Beaumont Hamel, France. 25 December 1916.
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🇹🇷Britanya askerleri, bomba çukurunda Noel yemeklerini yiyorlar. Beaumont Hamel, Fransa. 25 Aralık 1916.

Our latest artifact donation! This is a WW1 Women's Radio Corps (WRC) uniform which includes a jacket, skirt and hat. The WRC was created to train women as wireless operators in order to replace male wireless operators that had to go overseas and fight in the war. Women in the WRC took the same courses and received the same wireless licenses from the U.S. Bureau of Navigation as the male operators. These women played an important role in communications during the First World War. This donation will be featured in our upcoming WW1 Exhibit (Oct. 10 - Nov. 18). Be sure to check it out!

Werk Verle 1907-1914 (1504 mt)
#iwww #greatwar #sudtirol

vista nord da Werk Spritz Verle 1910-1914 (1908 mt) Marco & I
Levico e Caldonazzo
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Starting to sort through my many, many photos from my travels in Belgium and Holland to put on the blog. First up is Sanctuary Wood Museum near Ypres.
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⏯🔊Las Armas han moldeado nuestra historia. Las guerras no son bonitas, pero hay que contarlas y entenderlas.
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"Conoce el pasado, y entenderás el presente"
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Soviet Infantry of the 2nd Ukrainian Front under the cover of T-34 tanks during the Red Army advance to Budapest. December,1944.
The Budapest Offensive was the general attack by Soviet and Romanian armies against Germany and their Axis allies from Hungary. The offensive lasted from 29 October 1944 until the fall of Budapest on 13 February 1945. This was one of the most difficult and complicated offensives that the Soviet Army carried on in Central Europe.It resulted in a decisive victory for the USSR and a strategic victory for the Allies in their push towards Berlin.

I believe this is a DH9, though I'm not 100% certain on that. Still was nice to see a biplane amongst the fast jets, I'll always have a soft spot for aircraft from both wars!

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🇬🇧A Maori soldier in the trench. Gallipoli, Turkey. 30 November 1915.
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🇹🇷Bir Maori askeri siperde. Gelibolu, Türkiye. 30 Kasım 1915.

Excited to announce that Assistant Curator Paul Newman will be presenting on the role of the Royal Scots Greys during the Great War @digging_in_pollok: 'Creature Comrades: Animals in WW1 event on 26 August.
Digging in is a project utilising a recreated trench network in Glasgow's Pollok Park which aims to explore the realities of the war for the men and women who endured it.
Paul will be on hand all day to discuss the role of the Regiment and giving a talk at 1pm. The day runs from 12pm- 4pm.
Photograph featured is of horses of the Royal Scots Greys on a road near Montreuil-sur-Mer, 8 May 1918.
#2ndDragoons #RoyalScotsGreys #Cavalry #FirstWorldWar #WorldWarOne #GreatWar #WW1 #Horses #Equestrian #DigginIn #PollokPark #history #militaryhistory #archives #nofilter

WW1 soldiers pay and ration book belonging to Leonard Robert Wilton of Masterton. #ww1 #worldwar1 #wwi #greatwar #trench #collection #military #militaria #historynerd #history #war #document
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The Saint Agur story will no longer be posted on Instagram. The story will from now on be made into graphic novel and, hopefully, be published in book form. If you want to follow the "making of" progress towards a finished graphic novel it will be posted on the Instagram account @einar_h . The story will tell the tale of the wine growing Pyrenees village of Saint Agur and its inhabitants endeavors to prevail through troubled times and wars and their search for their legendary 1811 comet wine vintage, the treasure of Saint Agur. The story will be set in 1813, 1914-18 and in 1974. #toysoldiers #toyphotography #toy #diorama #pyrenees #france #french #soldiers #modelling #miniatures #saintagur #saintagur1813 #artphoto #diorama #scalemodelsworld #wargaming #war #wine #wineyard #cometwine #1811 #vineyard #ww1 #worldwarone #greatwar #story #storytelling #vigneron #viticulture #vin

Cual de la Plana, Valdaone
Bellissimo bivacco usato da secoli da pastori e dai militari durante la grande guerra. Oggi come luogo di relax e arrampicata boulder
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#Mountain biking is great along the #WW1 #battlefields . Stunning #american #Memorials stand in Cantigny to remember the #soldiers fallen in #1918 . The french villages of the #worldwar1 #remembrance #Trail in the #Somme are worth a visit all year round by #car or by #bike . #worldwarone #USA #Cycle #Cycling #ABMC #HISTORY #army #travel #France #GreatWar #GoSomme #RemembranceIsEveryday #church #country #Sky #cloud #cannondale

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