‼️The city of Nawa, last rebel stronghold in the Daraa province, is negotiating its surrender‼️
The rebel forces already handed in villages North of Nawa
Nawa is currently bombarded to accelerate the surrender
This would be the end of the southern rebel stronghold that held since 2011
Soviet tank crew of a KV-1 heavy tank read the Soviet magazine ‘PRAVDA’. 1941/42. The appearance of the KV-1 and T-34 caught the Germans by surprise during Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union. They were virtually undefeatable until further development in German anti-tank technology. One example was at the Battle of Raseiniai, where a single KV-1 stalled an entire German tank column.
The Pravda magazine is one of the most influential and famous Soviet magazines, and is still published today by the Communist Party of Russia. #kv1#operationbarbarossa#wwii#ww2#wehrmacht#waffenss#ss#war#battle#1939#1940#1941#1942#1943#1944#1945#historiansunion
This rare picture is a private shot taken in a photo album on a German attic. It shows a poster, drawn by the company, which was made on the occasion of a troop relocation to Lauterecken. Such actions helped to strengthen the morale of the troupe. such jokes helped to avoid not thinking constantly about the horrors of war.
Эта редкая картинка - частный снимок, сделанный в фотоальбоме на немецком чердаке. Он показывает плакат, составленный компанией, который был сделан по случаю переселения войск в Лаутеркенк. Такие действия способствовали укреплению морального духа труппы. такие шутки помогли не думать постоянно о ужасах войны.
Most do not appreciate the significance of #nazi defeat in the #sovietunion 1944, all our futures were on a knife edge. Hitler’s #wehrmacht were only approx 70km from #moscow thankfully, Russian winter arrived, alongside Soviet grit, forced a retreat. Against the advice of his generals, the #führer invaded the #ussr in 1941 following defeat in the #battleofbritain in 1940, arguably the most costly military decisions of all time. The hatred and impatience of #hitler and paranoia of #stalin proved to be critical for the outcome of WW2. A clean swift sweep in #europe meant victory in the USSR, with it’s resources and manpower would have made #germany and #japan too strong for the #allies The main reason, and the dates tie up, for the old #hamshanks 🇺🇸 entering #ww2 it was not the bombing of #pearlharbour that was the excuse; but instead the fear of the outcome of the war in the Soviet Union would result in a #fascist or #communist global future. The #coldwar and #ironcurtain support this. Having spoken with locals during my short stay in #russia there is still a shortage of males here today. I’m unsure over the accuracy these sources, the total loss of military personnel in WW2:GB& Commonwealth=452,000 USA=295,000 Japan=1,700,000 Germany=3,350,000 USSR=13,600,000 Civlian losses are even more indifferent #dday#vjday were vital, but Hitler’s defeat in the Soviet Union was the big game changer. #thekremlin#education#history#respect#travel#solotravel#russia2018
Fallschirmjäger of the SS-Kampfgruppe '1001 Nacht' in a Trench, Seelow-area 1945.
The Kampfgruppe was put under command of the Heeresgruppe “Weichsel” and was withdrawn to Seelow, where the “1001 Nacht” was used to support the 25th Panzergrenadierdivision in the town Wriezen east of Seelow. On this Point the unit suffered greatly, it was target of a direct Arty strike and also came between the Red Army Offensive towards the Seelow Heights, the unit had to retreat and on the 19th April the “1001 Nacht” had 18 Vehicle and 50 men left.
Despite the heavy losses the unit fought to reduce the speed of the Red Army to safe the 606. Infanterie Division and the 111 StuG-Lehr-Abteilung 'Burg' to become encircled. On this point, the Jagdpanzer of the Unit were nearly lost to themself without proper Infantry. Some of the Jagdpanzer 38(t) had not been maintained for weeks and were in constant fighting, which lead to self destruction by “Rohrkrepierer” (nonstarter). The last “Hetzter” and Infantry pulled back to the City of Müncheberg, near Berlin. Where the unit was disbanded. After being disbanded, the survivors were ordered to become part of the Kampfgruppe “König” and the BegleitVerband “Zossen”. The most surviving members were part of the Penal-Unit and the SS-Jagdpanzerabteilung. In his “Bye-speech” Major Gustav-Adolf Blancbois who survived the journey, made clear that every member of his unit had fought enough and is free to go. Most men were able to reach US-Lines.
Order of Battle:
500 men of the Penalformation SS-Fallschrimjägerbataillon 500/600
Personnel of disbanded V2-Units
38 Jagdpanzer 38 (t) of S-Jagdpanzer-Abteilung 560 z.b.V
8 StuG of the SS-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 27 “Langemarck”
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The Hamburg Flak towers are two large, built in concrete construction with steel reinforcements air defense and air protection buildings in the Hamburg districts of St. Pauli and Wilhelmsburg. Originally built during the Second World War, more specifically in the years 1942-1944, four towers, two of which were designed as high bunker with mounted anti-aircraft guns and two as smaller control desks. The towers could only partially meet the military requirements for a combat position; however, they were more protective for the population and, in propagandistic terms, all the more successful because they were designed as almost indestructible fortresses. Because of their self-sufficient construction, they could possibly have a long-term defense against attacking ground troops deny. Of the four built towers, the two battle towers are preserved.
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Major General Manton S. Eddy, Division Commander (seated in the jeep with his hand on the windshield) pauses to get information from US 9th Division infantrymen in La Cour Miette near Les Champs de Losque,Marigny, Normandy. The frontline for 'Operation Cobra' July 26, 1944.
Operation Cobra was the codename for an offensive launched by the First United States Army (Lieutenant General Omar Bradley) seven weeks after the D-Day landings, during the Normandy Campaign of World War II. The intention was to take advantage of the distraction of the Germans by the British and Canadian attacks around Caen, in Operation Goodwood and break through the German defenses that were penning in his troops, while the Germans were unbalanced. Once a corridor had been created, the First Army would then be able to advance into Brittany, rolling up the German flanks once free of the constraints of the bocage country. After a slow start the offensive gathered momentum and German resistance collapsed as scattered remnants of broken units fought to escape to the Seine. Lacking the resources to cope with the situation, the German response was ineffectual and the entire Normandy front soon collapsed. Operation Cobra, together with concurrent offensives by the British Second Army and the Canadian First Army, was decisive in securing an Allied victory in the Normandy Campaign.