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A Luftwaffe Flak 88 crew prepares to fire onto a formation of Allies bombers enroute to bomb Germany, Brenner Pass, Italy, January, 1944. The Luftwaffe was the most chivalrous and skilled branch in the entirety of the Wehrmacht. Their fighter pilots were the knights of the skies, their Flak gunners were extremely skilled, their bomber crews were valiant, and their Fallschrimjager were elite. This was all very true until 1944 when the Luftwaffe began to go down hill. Ammunition and gasoline ran low, Goering totally neglected the shortages and low morale and instead blamed this on the cowardice of their fighter pilots. In reality the fighter pilots were probably some of the bravest going into the skies with obsolete aircraft against formations of thousands of bombers and escorts all day, hour after hour, day after day. Their chances of survival were extremely thin and success in the war was no longer an option and they were well aware of that but they continued to take to the skies. I have some of the upmost respect for the fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe, none of them were ever tried for war crimes. The Flak gunners were also very brave being under constant threat of strafing and being flattened by bombs. They had to take these risks day after day, hour after hour, with little to no sleep for weeks on weeks. They too were blamed for the losses against the Allied "four-motors" (what the Germans nicknamed their bombers) and labeled as unskilled and inefficient. In reality they, like the pilots, just simply didn't have the capabilities to be as efficient to Goerings ridiculous and irrational standards. Disclaimer: Not saying the Luftwaffe was perfect as it was formed in Hitler's ideological eyes.

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The picture above depicts a Soviet Tank Crew of the Soviet heavy tank IS-2 looking at the destroyed building of the defeated Reichstag after a fight, 1 May 1945. The picture was taken by Mark Redkin.

Unidentified men of the 5th Division enjoying a smoke and rest by the side of the Montauban road, near Mametz, France, while enroute to the trenches. Most of the men are wearing sheepskin vests and woollen gloves, and are carrying full kit and .303 Lee Enfield rifles, December 1916. The 5th Division began arriving in France in July 1916, and was quickly moved from a quieter sector of the Front after the heavy British losses during the Battle of the Somme. As a result, this inexperienced Division saw action at the Battle of Fromelles after only a week on the Line, suffering devastating losses. The battle represents the greatest single loss of Australians in a 24-hour period; some 5,533 Australian casualties, including 400 prisoners. The Division was effectively incapacitated for months afterwards, and not combat ready until October when it rejoined other Australian Divisions on the Somme to endure the harsh winter of 1916-17. The shoulder patches suggest that these men belonged to the 57th Battalion, 15th Brigade, which was in the area during December. The Battalion's war diary shows that there was considerable movement along the road between Montauman and Mametz, even moving to a camp at Bernafray Wood in December and would have passed along this point in the road to get there.
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🇮🇹 Soldati americani in trincea con un mitragliatore francese "Chauchat". 🇬🇧 U.S. army soldiers in a trench with french automatic rifle "Chauchat". #artwork #wallpaper #fanart
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A great photo of an amazing @falkor.defense Petra that we got to put some sick cerakote work on. Great work @__scottwilliams__ on the amazing photo. #Elyyeriandesigns #cerakote #bigbeautifuldoll #wwii #wwi #warbird #p51mustang #americanartist #gunporn

Uboat 155 exhibited in London after World War I. She started her career as the Deutschland merchant submarine. On February 1917, she was converted into U-155, armed with six torpedo tubes and two deck guns. She sank 42 ships with a totall of 120,434 tons. U-155 was surrendered on 24 November 1918 with other submarines as part of the terms of the Armistice.

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My reading selection right now. I'm about done with Hue 1968 and the WWII visual history book is cool to look in every now and then. I recently got the US naval history and the flying fortress books at a museum and the flying fortress book is dated 1965 and is about the crews who flew the B-17s so that should be a good read
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#WWI #ChemicalWarfare 85% of the poison gas deaths of WWI were from phosgene - 100k dead. It came over the trenches as a green cloud. The French perfected adaptations to make it more sneakily transparent. (Phosgene is an industrial gas invented in the 19th century in the UK.) The only military use after WWI was the Japanese use against China in the 1930s. Hirohito specifically authorized it. *#WWII poster #poisongas #wmd #graphicdesign #elephant #chemicalweapons #COCl2

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