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This picture depicts an American fighter, a P-47, in a German hanger at the end stages of World War Two. The hanger had been captured by allied troops.
The once proud German air-force, the Luftwaffe, had by mid-1944 been severely crippled and was now longer what it had been.
The air-force that had once destroyed the Polish air-force in 2 days, and 2,000 Soviet planes in the same time span now was struggling to hold on. It makes sense though.
With the Red Air-Force, the Royal Air-Force, the USAAF, and various other planes of other nations all concentrated on the Air Force of one nation: Germany, it was practically impossible for Germany to compete with this many planes, and the Luftwaffe slowly withered into history.
But, in its final stand, the Germans used everything they could get their hands on, including captured allied aircraft to strike back in any way they could.
Germany by this point was trying to limit the destruction of the allied aerial bombings, and most of their aircraft went into this purpose after the better part of Germany's bombers were destroyed during the mini blitz.
Especially with the introduction of the American P-51D Mustang, the ability for the Luftwaffe to initiate damage to allied bombers was immensely depleted. This was because the P-51D could escort bombers all the way to their targets and all the way back, which ended the only advantage the Germans had of attacking the allied bombers when un-escorted.
By 1945, after a true final pounce of the German Luftwaffe during the Battle of the Bulge, the German air- force was practically not even there. They could not do anything, even the new Me-262's, except get outnumbered and shot down. The Me-262 was an amazing and revolutionary aircraft, but it's entry was too late, and the factories and airfields at which these new planes sat were for the most part destroyed. (Colorized by WW2 Colourized Photos)

Photo colorized and captioned by our very own @cassowarycolorizations "American troops on board a landing craft heading for the beaches at Oran in Algeria during Operation Torch, November 1942. Today I was reading a Victor Hugo’s poem which made me think why couldn’t I do something rather original: composing a poem while colorizing a picture, evoking the picture in words. I’m deeply sorry if this seems irreverent, but here it goes.

The bitter weaving holds the sound
of the darkest scream beneath the bank.
The sewed badge in the shoulder dies
with the moans of white, red and black.
As the ship approaches the dying shore,
Its breath embosoms the crimson sand.
And, as the filth of an unborn child,
the men jump into a shore of wrath.

The helmets hold the hope of most,
the grenades, the hands of twenty more,
the uniforms turn into a deeper moan
and the brave, gloomy men pray and cry
without even reaching the rage’s coast.
They shout the word of a dratted god,
they confess their duties to the ghost
of a flowing glory; today may be gone.

And the water embraces them all,
with the sorrow of a widow’s cough,
and it spits them all into the wall
of blood, darter, and expired goals.
Now, the fourteenth weave tries to bend
the moral of the mysterious men
who perished in the glazed arms
of a far, pitiful, unknown land."
By: @cassowarycolorizations
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This Day in #WWII History: On June 23, 1940, Hitler takes his only visit to #Paris after the fall of France, pictured here with architect Albert Speer (left) & artist Arno Breker (right). #WWII #WW2 #History #war #wars #paris #paris🇫🇷 #France #French #Hitler #german #germany #germany🇩🇪 #1940 #june #summer #eiffeltower #historical #historic #1940s #worldwarii #worldwar2

The Navy's role 🇺🇸
During WW2, nearly 325,000 men served as U.S. Navy Seabees. In particular, the Seabee played a vital role in the invasion of Normandy. During D-Day, the Seabees were among the first to go ashore as part of Naval Combat Demolition units. Working with U.S. Army Engineers, their crucial task was to destroy the steel and concrete barriers that the Germans had built in the water and on the beaches to forestall any amphibious landings. When sunrise revealed their presence, they came under brutal German fire. Entire teams were wiped out when shells prematurely detonated their explosives. Despite the danger, the survivors continued to work until all their explosive charges were planted. As a result of their heroic actions, the charges went off on schedule and huge holes were blown in the enemy’s defenses.
After the invasion fleet had arrived off the coast, approximately 10,000 Seabees of Naval Construction Regiment 25 (25th NCR) began manhandling their pontoon causeways onto the beach. It was over these causeways that the infantry charged ashore. Under constant German fire, directed at slowing or stopping the landings, the Seabees succeeded in placing large numbers of these pontoon causeways. Allied troops and tanks subsequently swept ashore in ever greater numbers and pushed the German defenders inland.
They also manned the large ferries known as Rhinos that carried men and supplies from the larger ships to the beaches.
The Seabees also built offshore cargo and docking facilities, piers, and breakwaters.
By July 4, the Seabees had helped land more than a million Allied fighting men on the shore.
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Entrance to the Klis fortress above my hometown. The Game of Thrones was filmed here....
Klis Fortress has guarded the frontier, being lost and re-conquered several times throughout its more than two thousand year long history...main role was defending from Turks and Otoman empire.....
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The HKED, on the Invasion strap, reposted from @the_fourthwheel

Born on June 26, 1916 in Bonn, Germany, Karlrobert Kreiten grew up in a musical family. His Dutch father, Theodor "Theo"  Kreiten, was a composer, pianist, music professor and writer. His German mother was a classical singer, mezzo-soprano Emmy Liebergesell Kreiten, who performed under the stagename Emmy Kreiten-Barido. She was also a chamber singer. Karlrobert grew up in Düsseldorf along with his younger sister Annemarie.
Karlrobert showed incredible talent on the piano starting at a young age, making his public musical debut at the age of only 11, performing Mozart's 'Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major' in a live radio broadcast. In 1929 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Music Academy in Cologne. He went on to win a number of prestigious piano awards, including the Silver Plaque of Honour at the International Music Competition in Vienna and the Great Mendelssohn Prize in Berlin, both in 1933.
Karlrobert trained under Jewish piano teacher Hedwig Rosenthal-Kanner in Vienna and then under the great Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau in Berlin, and by 1938 was performing concerts all over Germany and Europe with many favourably comparing him to Germany's greatest pianists. Some would later say he was on track to becoming Europe's greatest pianist of his time.

The spring of 1943 found Karlrobert, his sister and his grandmother, who were now living together in Berlin, in the process of moving from their small living quarters to a larger apartment. But Karlrobert was also needing to prepare for an upcoming concert tour, so an old aquaintance of his mother's, Ellen Ott-Monecke, offered him the use of her piano and music room. Assumably unknown to Karlrobert, Ellen was an ardent Nazi Party member and supporter, and when he voiced to her his negative opinions of Hitler, how he thought the war was already lost, and his disgust towards the ideology and repressiveness of the Nazi Party, she passed his remarks on to two of her friends who were also Nazi supporters and together they reported him to the Gestapo.
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