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Meet Richard Overton, he is the oldest living veteran from World War II. He served in the U.S. Army and was born on May 11th, 1906 making him 110 years old. #Almost111 #Veteran #Badass #ArmyStrong #WorldWar2

Опасная находка сделана нашим поисковым отрядом в морозной заснеженной степи. На немецких артиллерийских позициях, рядом с пушкой German 2,8 cm s.PZ.B.41 Anti-Tank gun, раздавленной Советским танком, были найдены сотни боевых снарядов и сейчас представляющих угрозу для жизни. Этими снарядами можно и сегодня стрелять по атакующим танкам.
Dangerous find made by our search party in the freezing snow-covered steppe. On the German artillery positions next to the gun German 2,8 cm s.PZ.B.41 Anti-Tank gun, crushed by Soviet tanks, was found hundreds of live shells and now pose a threat to people lifes. Today these shells can be used to fire at a the attacking tanks.
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Tired and very fatigued Waffen SS soldiers from the 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich" watch the line in a trench that appears to be outside a village because there are civilians watching them apparently, winter of 1942. Hitler had planned that the Soviet Union would be his by the fall of 1942 and did not issue winter clothing to many of the German troops. They had been set back by bad weather and increasing resistance. Some soldiers were at the gates of Moscow and were moving into the scorched suburbs. As the Soviets began to push them back they had no cover because they had burned all the buildings and destroyed virtually all cover. In Leningrad millions were dying and the city of under siege. In Stalingrad there was a stalemate and a clear victor was not visible. As the fierce and notorious Russian winter began to set in, over half of the German troops were not prepared and were now in for a living nightmare. As all advances on the Eastern Front stopped so did the soldiers and they were now very vulnerable. They didn't have winter camo so they'd break into local houses and steal bed sheets and heavy clothing for the winter. Not all soldiers were this lucky and some froze in their sleep, on watch, and while resting. The Soviets dropped pamphlets saying basically to surrender you won't survive the winter. Even with this not many surrendered. Now the German 6th Army was encircled in Stalingrad and were doomed. The Germans had failed in Moscow and were on the run, and Leningrad was turning into a blood bath.

Shown above is Alexei Kovalev with Bogdan Khmelnitsky, Abdulhakim Ismailov and Leonid Gorychov during the iconic flag raising atop of the Reichstag, 2 May 1945. The picture was taken by the famous journalist Yevgeny Khaldei, who later stated in an interview: „We were four here, but I will always remember my countryman from Kiev, Alexei Kovalev, the man who raised the flag. I photographed him for a long time, in different poses. I remember how we were all very chilled and calmed then... Abdulhakim Ismailov from Dagestan and Leonid Gorychev from Minsk helped me a lot."

"Only the dead have seen the end of war."

Casualty of war. A young one.

Perhaps the grittiest photo I've posted in this page's 2.5 year life. A young Marine, identified as Sgt. Mulstay, dead on Iwo Jima on February 20, 1945. He was killed on that second day of battle, 72 years ago today. Torn up and tattered, he appears to be missing his right hand.

United States Marine Corps war correspondent Robert Sherrod, who in previous years had been on Tarawa and Saipan, described the scenes of Iwo Jima with vivid truth: "I've never seen such mangled bodies. Some are cut squarely in half. Legs and arms are 50 feet from bodies. Almost all of the casualties are American....and all died with the greatest possible violence. I see a string of guts 50 feet long....and everywhere is the smell of burning flesh."

Posted by @fuehrer_of_photography and @the_ww1enthusiasts Today, 72 years ago marks the anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. U.S. Marines stormed the beaches of the craggy, bombed-out island of Iwo Jima. The island’s Japanese defenders had entrenched themselves in a honeycombed network of caves, tunnels, pillboxes and spider holes, and U.S. forces would spend the next several weeks advancing inch by bloody inch across unforgiving terrain. When the fighting finally ended in late-March, nearly 7,000 Marines and some 21,000 Japanese troops lay dead.
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Behind the SdKfz 251 halftrack we wait for orders to move out
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Photo credit: Ulrich Helfenstein
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Battle of the Bulge tactical event 1/27-28/2017

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A paratrooper from the American 17th Airborne Division gets a light from a Churchill tank crewman of 6th Guards Armoured Brigade near Dorsten in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 29th of March 1945.
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So it goes. Thanks @rodney_lienhart for the suggestion. #slaughterhouse5 #aliens #soitgoes #worldwar2

My restoration process in a nutshell. Actually this is all pretty easy stuff yet some parts are annoying: 1) hull needs a lot of filler to look right 2) paint stuck in portholes meeds to be picked out by a tip of a knife - this takes time and 3) the deck is a bit of a nightmare to undo with old glue and brittle plastic. Once done though the improvement is cool with modern paints and techniques. I now ordered aber barrels, modelkasten rigging, PE railings and brass rods for mast replacements - I could have bought five Graf Spee kits for this amount, and not bother with restoring a broken mast/rudder/tower/hull etc! Yet I dont want to make a new replica of my old kit... Im restoring my old kit!😎 nothing goes to waste!
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1942 Indian 741 used in World War II #indianmotorcycle #worldwar2 #classicmotorcycle #motorcyclemonday #1942 #usarmy

The battle of Monte Casino was a very expensive series of several assaults (four to be exact) by the allies against the winter line that was being held by the Axis powers during World war 2. On the picture we can see British troops looking over Monte Casino. William. B. Guarnere's brother died at Monte Casino as well. This loss effected the actions of William during D-Day. #ww2 #worldwar2 #war #wwii #wwtwo #worldwartwo #allies #axis #shermans #tanks #uk #war #worldwar #us #army #armylife #weapons #guns #armor #armour #montecasino #italy

👉🏻Hitler at the orchestra rehearsal Leopoldhall in munich 1938👈🏻
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Hitler Münih'teki orkestra Provasında 1938
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Movie Clip Monday - USMC Cpl. Harlon Block (Benjamin Walker) clears out a Japanese bunker with hand grenades and rifle fire on the island of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945 during the Battle of Iwo Jima, in the film Flags of our Fathers (2006). #movieclipmonday #flagsofourfathers #clinteastwood #2006 #movies #films #warfilm #1945 #February1945 #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #BattleOfIwoJima #February19th1945 #iwojima #pacificwar #usmarines #unitedstatesmarinecorps #HarlonBlock #BenjaminWalker #movieclip #dvd

Shoes on the Danube. In 1944, Jewish people were rounded up and taken to the river's edge to be shot in the back. Their bodies fell in the river but their shoes remained along the promenade. This moving memorial honours the Jews who lost their lives in Budapest during WW2. #budapest #hungary #shoes #danube #river #memorial #candles #wreaths #bridge #inmemory #worldwar2

Destruction of American dream (maybe)?
... do you know the story about Father on the day they first tested a bomb out at Alamagordo? After the things went off, after it was a sure thing that America could wipe out a city with just one bomb, a scientist turned to Father and said, 'Science has now known sin.' And do you know what Father said? He said, 'What is sin?' #catscradle #kurtvonnegut .
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Movie Clip Monday - U.S. Marines from the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Marine Divisions (part of the V Amphibious Corps), after landing on Iwo Jima, begin to push inland, but come under fire from the Japanese defenders on the island on February 19, 1945, in the film Flags of Our Fathers (2006). #movieclipmonday #flagsofourfathers #clinteastwood #2006 #movies #films #warfilm #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #1945 #February1945 #February19th1945 #IwoJima #BattleOfIwoJima #imperialjapanesearmy #usmarines #PacificWar #movieclip #dvd

A gift from the Netherlands to thank the United States for its aid during and after World War II. #netherlands #worldwar2 #arlington #washingtondc #nationaltreasure#OlalaC

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The picture above us of Waffen SS Obersturmbannführer Max Wünsche, commander of the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend.
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Clarence Griffin. Played for the Columbus Blue Birds 1933, Cleveland Red Sox 1934, Brooklyn Eagles in the Negro National League. Private First class, US army, world war 2. Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus Ohio. #greenlawncemetery #cemetery #baseball #negroleague #negroleagues #negronationalleague #columbusbluebirds #clevelandredsox #brooklyneagles #ww2 #wwii #worldwar2 #worldwarii #clarencegriffin #columbus #columbusohio #ohio #ohiohstory #history #lifeincbus #asseenincolumbus

Smokey the hero and therapy dog. Credited with saving the lives of 250 men and 40 planes when she ran telephone lines through the 8 inch diameter hole to get communications to three separate squadrons. She went on to serve as a therapy dog. #beyondbandofbrotherstour #beyondbandofbrothers #worldwar2 #worldwar2history #wwii #ww2 #wardogs #therapydogs #dogs #dog #dogsofinsta #worldwarii #history #historybuff #historicalpix #teacupyorkie