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Wonderful picture by @koningsbob who lives and runs a B&B in Grandmenil, Belgium. This part of the Ardennes played a huge role in the Battle of the Bulge and the Panther Tank is one of the remains of the battle. It was once a tank of the 2nd SS Panzer Division. It's been snowing in Grandmenil lately, so Bob grabbed his camera. Check out his website about the Battle of the Bulge: http://www.grandmenil.com

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This is the picture of U.S. Staff Sergeant Francis Daggertt of the Military Police of the 11th U.S. Armored Division holding a hand with a smiling young Wehrmacht soldier who seems to be really young but he told the U.S. soldiers that he was 15 even he looks way more younger than that. He was captured in the city of Kronach on April 27, 1945.
It's really sad to see that some of the soldiers in the German Army by the end of the war were extremely young and they had to join into combat with other normal soldiers in the battlefield. (Note* it is possible that the kid in the picture came from Hitlerjugend branch)
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March 9 1945, China. The Japanese military painted a decoy B-29 with a 300-ft wingspan near Tien Ho airfield in China. Complete with a depiction of a burning engine, the large scale decoy appeared to have been a B-29 in trouble thousands of feet high. The Japanese hoped that Allied aircraft passing by would see it and dive down to investigate, where they would become targets for a heavy concentration of anti-aircraft guns. National Archives

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Very nice Wehrmacht gas mask can made by Prestag and dated 1937. Maker marked and has an early WaA stamp. The straps are complete with early leather reinforcement tabs. Nice prewar set.

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📷 Pictured is an aerial view of Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, apparently taken on November 10, 1941, just four weeks before the Japanese raid. Five battleships are moored in Battleship Row, and on the other side can seen the aircraft carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) with what appear to be cruisers moored behind her.
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Had USS Lexington (CV-2) and USS Enterprise (CV-6) being present in Pearl Harbor on Dec.7, 1941, it’s likely they both would’ve been moored opposite Battleship Row. This is precisely where the Japanese had expected to find them.
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The attack on Pearl Harbor, tactically, was a success for the Imperial Japanese Navy. It was undetected; achieved surprise, and did considerable damage for minimal losses. Strategically however, it did little to better Japan’s odds of wining a war with America. The Pacific War, at least as sea, was a ‘carrier war’, and although a single decisive naval battle did not decide it, the aircraft carrier was the centrepiece asset in a theatre dominated by the world’s largest body of water. The raid on Pearl Harbor by six Japanese Fleet carriers demonstrated perfectly the power of a new era of naval warfare emerging at the time, but ironically, damaging or destroying only the ‘old guard’ in battleships. The American aircraft carriers—in the aforementioned Lexington and Enterprise; the most highly sought after targets, were not present in Pearl on Dec.7., and therefore spared. These missed carriers, along with untouched dry docks, oil farms, and other critical infrastructure, meant that the U.S. Navy could respond fairly quickly, and while the 18 months that followed Pearl Harbor was a tough and critical period of the Pacific War for both sides; where aircraft carriers remained, there was hope.
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🇷🇺☭ DOLGOPRUDNYY, MOSKOVSKAYA OBLAST, SOVIET UNION (RUSSIA) - From the family album where the first soviet cosmonauts: Yuri Gagarin, Alexey Leonov, Boris Volynov, Viсtor Gorbatko - are on picnic in Dolgoprudny. August 19, 1963.

Batı Cephesi'nde bir siperde Alman askerleri, 1945 (Öndekinin karizmaya bakın tam wallpaperlik bence)

Deutsche Soldaten in einem Graben an der Westfront, 1945.

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This is the picture of two teenage German POWs and others that were captured at the east of the Rhine on March 26, 1945. (Note* the soldier in the foreground is part of the Heer but the other soldier is part of the Luftwaffe.)
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🇷🇺☭ MOSCOW, U.S.S.R - The Remains Of The Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov, The first human to die in a space flight. Komarov's funeral was open-casket as he had arranged. April 26, 1967.

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Parker's Crossroad Monument.

An M2A1 Howitzer is placed here at the intersection of Baraque de Fraiture as a monument.

The intersection is named after Major Arthur C. Parker.

Major Parker from the 106th Infantry Division managed to hold the crossroad from 19/23 December, from overwhelming odds, with only remnants of the 589e Field Artillery Battalion and two regiments of the 422nd and 423rd.

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🇸🇪 KUNGSGATAN, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -  First Morning After Sweden Changed From Driving On The Left Side To Driving On The Right, September 3, 1967.

Americans of the 101st Engineers near Wiltz, Luxembourg, January 1945.
Battle of the Bulge

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Major Parker from the 106th Infantry Division managed to hold the crossroad from 19/23 December, from overwhelming odds, with only remnants of the 589e Field Artillery Battalion and two regiments of the 422nd and 423rd.

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Parker's Crossroad Monument.

An M2A1 Howitzer is placed here at the intersection of Baraque de Fraiture as a monument.

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Major Parker from the 106th Infantry Division managed to hold the crossroad from 19/23 December, from overwhelming odds, with only remnants of the 589e Field Artillery Battalion and two regiments of the 422nd and 423rd.

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Parker's Crossroad Monument.

An M2A1 Howitzer is placed here at the intersection of Baraque de Fraiture as a monument.

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Major Parker from the 106th Infantry Division managed to hold the crossroad from 19/23 December, from overwhelming odds, with only remnants of the 589e Field Artillery Battalion and two regiments of the 422nd and 423rd.

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This is the picture of U.S. infantrymen watching exploded shell that was fired from a 88 mm gun of the Germans on Utah beach during D-Day invasion, June 6, 1944.
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🇺🇸 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES -  Race Organizers Attempt To Stop Kathrine Switzer From Competing In The Boston Marathon. She Became The First Woman To Finish The Race, 1967.

🇺🇸 HARRY HARDING HIGH SCHOOL, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - Dorothy Counts - The First Black Girl To Attend An All White School In The United States - Being Teased And Taunted By Her White Male Peers At Charlotte’s Harry Harding High School, 1957.

Adolf Hitler ve Heinrich Himmler. #ayaz #ww2history #ww2 #himmler #hitler #history

🇺🇸 BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - Mafia Boss Joe Masseria Lays Dead On A Brooklyn Restaurant Floor Holding The Ace Of Spades, 1931.

Red Army sapper M. E. Boltovnikova holding a mine detector VIM-210 model 1939.
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Сапер из Красной Армии М. Е. Болтовникова с миноискатель ВИМ-210 модель 1939 года.

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Finnish soldiers storm a soviet bunker on August 10, 1941. One of the Soviet bunker's crew surrenders.

Fin askerleri Sovyet yığınağının murettabatina teslim olurken (10 Ağustos 1941)

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This is the picture of two Dutch soldiers in a canal with their M95 carbines and army-issued hip waders (waterproof boots) before the World War 2 broke down in Europe and in the Netherlands. 🔷Continue reading to find out about Holland in WW2🔶
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During the First World War maintained as neutral country until in 1936 when Germany started building and stacked up weapons. The Netherlands started building defenses while maintaining neutrality. When the Germans annexed Austria and Czechoslovakia and invaded Poland. The Netherlands and her government increased military budget to be ready for the possible upcoming war.
However, it seemed to be to late. On May 10, 1940, the Germans invaded the Netherlands and the army couldn't stop the Germany and its fearsome war strategy "Lightning War" or "Blitzkrieg", forcing the Netherlands to surrender on May 15, 1940 which was less than a week. Rotterdam was severely damaged from German bombing, resulting the death of over 900 civilians. Queen of the Netherlands, Queen Wilhelmina fled to establish a Dutch government-in-exile in England.
Although, the Netherlands and her army and government had surrendered but many of the Dutch people worked toward the Allied cause and for the war effort, for example, creating Dutch squadron in the RAF. Some Dutch even joined the resistance with the objectives such as hiding jews or counterfeiting the money. However, there were some that joined the NSB (National Socialist Movement). Some of them also joined the Wehrmacht or the Waffen-SS.
By 1944-1945, Germans rationed food for Dutch civilians, causing the "Hongerwinter" or "Hunger Winter" which killed many thousands Dutch civilians. Germans cut off all food and fuel shipments into the Netherlands. On May 5, 1945, the Germans had surrendered in German occupied-Holland after the death of over 200,000 Dutch Civilians. Most of the German collaborators were most likely sentenced to death or imprisonment or even killed by the vigilantes in Holland.
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Source of picture : Nationaal Archief
Source of info : ww2db.com, waroverholland.com, wikipedia.com
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🇬🇧: The 17th Army of the Wehrmacht, after heavy street fighting, Rostov-on-Don, 1942. 🇷🇺: 17 армия Вермахта, после тяжелых боёв, Ростов-на-Дону. 1942.
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I took quite a few photos of the Japanese 'Nell' Bomber on our last day in Munda. Freediving down to explore the old WW2 wreck was fascinating. The low vis added to the eerie atmosphere. #WW2 #planewreck #cool #divemunda #diving #magicalmunda #solomonislands #history #freediving #myview #oldwreck #wreckdiving #eerie #canon #ww2history #underwaterphotography #underthesea #japanese #underwater #photooftheday #bandw #blackandwhitephoto

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This is the picture of a German soldier sharing his rations to a Russian mother and her child in 1941.
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During the German occupied Russia (Some part of Russia), Germans brought starvation to the Russian people by robbing or bringing their food supplies for German uses which would bring starvation and maybe death for the people that were being occupied which were also one of the way the Germans used to decrease Russian population in Soviet Union but the soldier in the picture is doing an opposite thing. Instead of stealing or robbing their food, he is sharing his to them.
The picture was taken by a photographer of the 291st Division of the Wehrmacht, George Gundlach. The soldier in the is also part of 291st Division of the Wehrmacht. (Note* the tents in this picture weren't waterproof so they had to put helmets on the top to prevent water from rain getting inside.)
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Wonderful picture by @koningsbob who lives and runs a B&B in Grandmenil, Belgium. This part of the Ardennes played a huge role in the Battle of the Bulge and the Panther Tank is one of the remains of the battle. It was once a tank of the 2nd SS Panzer Division. It's been snowing in Grandmenil lately, so Bob grabbed his camera. Check out his website about the Battle of the Bulge: http://www.grandmenil.com

Last year i visited jewish ruffuge camp in Shanghai. Refugees from all over Europe came to china to escape holocaust. Fascinating experience to witness history.
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🇨🇳 TIEN HO AIRFIELD, GUANGZHOU PROVINCE, CHINA - The Japanese painted a decoy B-29 with a 300-foot wingspread, so scaled that it appears to be flying at several thousand feet, on the Tien Ho airfield in China on March 9, 1945. From a great altitude the decoy gives the illusion of a B-29 in flight with flames streaming from its port inboard engine. The Japanese figured other planes would drop down to investigate and become targets for heavy concentration of flak.

The Willard's Farm series, part 1. Not my usual subject, but something I also care about very much. Built in 1863, it's one of very few historical buildings in our wider area. Developers want to tear it down. A stop order had been placed on demolition, but heritage listing is not progressing. How could this not be worth saving? Could bribes have been paid? The Willard family owned the land, the house and dairy along with a few slab huts until 1938, when the Cottons bought it. In the dark days of WWII, when General Macarthur was based in Brisbane, the US Army Signal Corps built a radio-telecommunications station and even a small airstrip on the grounds. Who knows how many heroes flew from here to fight or even die further north? There's a child's grave in the grounds. We don't even know the name of the boy or girl. History is lost if people don't care about it. I hope they can save and restore this farm, despite serious termite damage... #historicalbuilding #australianhistory #antique #old #oldbuilding #oldhouse #timberhouse #theartofslowliving #woodenhouse #oldstyle #oldfashioned #thatsdarling #livethelittlethings #endangered #oldfarm #ww2history #traditional #traditionalhouse #thingsyou_see #australia #termitedamage #oldbarn #losinghistory #savethishouse #heritage #earlysettlers #settlers #fighttosavehistory #queenslandhistory #history #australia

The Sopwith 1.5 Strutter
Multi-role combat aircraft
Era: WWI
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History: The 1.5 Strutter earned its nickname from the unusual layout of the wing struts. Rather than having two sets of struts on each side which connect the lower and upper wings, the 1.5 only had the outside stutters. When the Strutter first went into service there was no advanced gun mechanism that was ready for use on an aircraft so it was instead fitted with a single Lewis machine gun for defensive purposes. The RCF (Royal Flying Corps) placed the first orders for the 1.5 Strutters in 1916 and moved them to france soon after. The Strutter would enter service with the NO.5 Wing. As time went on the Strutter became a multi-role aircraft being used as a reconnaissance and fighter during its short service period. New and improved German fighters would far outclass the Strutter on the Western front and the Strutter was taken off of the front for better aircaft
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On 18 December 1940, Hitler signs the Directive 21, or the code name- Operation Barbarossa- to invade the Soviet Union. Now in 1939, the Soviet Union and Germany signed a non-aggression pact, but the two remained suspicious of one another and prepared for possible attacks on each other. The Germans wanted to get rid of Communism and, as always, the Jews of the Soviet Union because they saw them forming a "racial basis" in the Union. In the winter-spring of 1941, officials from the Army High Command and Reich Secuirty Main Office agreed to deploy the Einsatzgruppen behind front lines to kill Communists, Jews, and anyone they perceived as a danger to Germany. Then on 22 June, 1942, the Germans deployed with 3 millions men from Germany and Axis-allied countries, 7184 artillery guns, 3580 tanks, 750,000 horses, and 1830 planes to attack. Three army groups with 3 million Germans and 650,000 Finnish/Romanian allies attacked (later joined by Italy, Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary) attacking on the border from the Baltic Sea to the Black Sea; approximately 2,900 km (1800 mi). The Soviets were not ready for this blitzkrieg attack. A terrible amount of losses piled up. In just one week Germany managed to advance 200 miles into the Soviet Union, kill, capture, or wound around 600,000 Soviet soldiers, and destroy around 4000 aircraft. The Germans invaded as conquerors to take over the land and get rid of the Jews and enslave the Slavs. In the beginning German panzer groups surrounded the Soviets at Minsk and Smolensk while heading further to Moskau and Leningrad, and by December 1941 the Germans came right by Moskau and attacked, and Soviet counter-attacks were able to slow the advance in some ways. However, the weather of the country began to set in. The rains made it harder to push forward, and eventually the winter settled in. The Germans were retreating due to being not prepared for the harsh winter in the Union; the operation has been lost for them. And as they retreated, the Soviets and their attacks almost encircled the Germans and almost brought on such a defeat onto the Germans as Napoleons Grand Army experienced in 1812. #ww2 CONTINUED ⬇

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