"Poles would end up in gas chambers that were waiting for them after the Jews" - quote - Stanisław Likiernik, Warsaw insurgent. Powstańcy Warszawscy on ul. Okopowa 41. Soldiers of the "Kolegium A" kedyw. In the first row from the left stand: plut. Zygmunt Siennicki "Bor", Sergeant Cadet. Włodzimierz Ceglowski "Sońka" (in the hood), kpchr. Cadet. Stanisław Likiernik "Staszek", second lieutenant Jan Barczewski "Janek", kp. Cadet. Jan Bagiński "Socha".
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In the foreground Warsaw, 13-15 August 1920, the decisive battle of the Polish-Bolshevik war took place. Referred to as "the miracle on the Vistula" and recognized as the 18th breakthrough battle in the history of the world decided on the independence of Poland and saved Europe from the Bolshevik flood. The Polish-Bolshevik conflict began just after Poland regained its independence. For the Bolsheviks, defeating Poland was a tactical goal, and the main one was to support the communists in Western Europe. The Battle of Warsaw took place on 13-15 August 1920. It was played in accordance with the operational plan prepared by the Chief of General Staff Gen. Tadeusz Rozwadowski, Col. Tadeusz Piskor and Cpt. Bronisław Regulski. The Battle of Warsaw began on August 13 with a battle over the foreground of the capital, including about Radzymin, which changed hands several times. On August 14, the offensive action on the Wkra line was undertaken by the Fifth Army, General Władysław Sikorski, who had against him the strength of the Soviet IV and XV armies. In the fierce struggle under the Modlin stronghold she stood out among others 18th Infantry Division of General Franciszek Krajewski. Heavy battles, ended with Polish success, took place also near Pułtusk and Serock. On August 16, General Sikorski won Nasielsk with a bold attack. Nevertheless, other Soviet units did not cease their march towards Brodnica, Włocławek and Płock. On August 15, Kaliski 203. Uhlan Regiment won the staff of the 4th Soviet Army in Ciechanów, and with it a radio station serving the Soviets to maintain communication with the command in Minsk. A decision was quickly made to disguise the Polish transmitter on the Soviet frequency and to start jamming the enemy transmitters by broadcasting the texts of the Holy Scriptures without interruption. Thanks to this, the second of the Soviet radio stations could not receive orders. Lack of communication practically eliminated the Soviet 4th Army from the battle for Warsaw. On August 15, fierce battles between Polish forces and the Red Army continued; near Radzymin, Ossów and Zielonka. ➡️Continuation in the commentary⬇️⬇️⬇️
Former Massad Agent and Operation Finale Film Consultant Avner Avraham @ U.S. Premiere of Operation Finale – Evanston, IL. Operation Finale tells the story of Mossad agent Peter Malkin, who embarks on a covert mission to Argentina in 1960 to track down Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi officer who masterminded the transportation logistics that brought millions of innocent Jews to their deaths in concentration camps. The role of Adolf Eichmann is played by Ben Kingsley. It’s a powerful, poignant and gripping narrative that takes us back to a time in history when the voices of the Holocaust were first heard. #wwii#ww2#worldwarii#worldwar2#1940s#history#travel#massad#holocaust#neveragain#operationfinale
73 years ago today, Japan announced its unconditional surrender. The Anti-Japanese War, in the face of the murder and pillage, tenacious and unyielding Chinese nation, did not give up resistance for a moment! Long night, finally see the dawn! River mountain reconstruction, sun and moon! At this moment, no matter where you are, we all pay tribute to the died compatriots on instagram. Remember history and cherish peace.
Those who survived were still waiting for an apology from the Japanese government. The comfort women are 90 years old～100years old, and they dared not die because the apology had not come.
History fact of the day: Did you know on this day in 1945, an official announcement of Japan’s unconditional surrender to the Allies was made public to the Japanese people?
Even though Japan’s War Council, urged by Emperor Hirohito, had already submitted a formal declaration of surrender to the Allies, via ambassadors, on August 10, fighting continued between the Japanese and the Soviets in Manchuria and between the Japanese and the United States in the South Pacific. In fact, two days after the Council agreed to surrender, a Japanese submarine sank the Oak Hill, an American landing ship, and the Thomas F. Nickel, an American destroyer, both east of Okinawa.
Momento de homenagem aos heróis de guerra brasileiros!
O Secretário de Defesa dos EUA James N. Mattis esteve no Rio de Janeiro. Em meio à agenda, que incluiu um discurso na Escola Superior de Guerra, ele fez questão de visitar o Monumento Nacional aos Mortos da Segunda Guerra Mundial, no bairro da Glória. O monumento presta homenagem à memória dos soldados brasileiros mortos em combate. Confira como foi! #Honor#WorldWarII#SecDef
I was very surprised to see some of Audie Murphy’s belongings at the National Infantry Museum! I hadn’t seen anything of his in person until about a week ago. I’ve been to this museum a few times before and can’t believe I’ve overlooked this time and time again..
Note: Heading off to college this Thursday, posts here are going to be limited but I should have some museum photos on standby. Hopefully I can find some good stuff still around my college to buy and share here!
Leonard A. Funk Jr, Company C, 508th PIR won the Medal of Honor for actions on January 29th 1945.
His Citation Reads: He distinguished himself by gallant, intrepid actions against the enemy. After advancing 15 miles in a driving snowstorm, the American force prepared to attack through waist-deep drifts. The company executive officer became a casualty, and 1st Sgt. Funk immediately assumed his duties, forming headquarters soldiers into a combat unit for an assault in the face of direct artillery shelling and harassing fire from the right flank. Under his skillful and courageous leadership, this miscellaneous group and the 3d Platoon attacked 15 houses, cleared them, and took 30 prisoners without suffering a casualty. The fierce drive of Company C quickly overran Holzheim, netting some 80 prisoners, who were placed under a 4-man guard, all that could be spared, while the rest of the understrength unit went about mopping up isolated points of resistance. An enemy patrol, by means of a ruse, succeeded in capturing the guards and freeing the prisoners, and had begun preparations to attack Company C from the rear when 1st Sgt. Funk walked around the building and into their midst. He was ordered to surrender by a German officer who pushed a machine pistol into his stomach. Although overwhelmingly outnumbered and facing almost certain death, 1st Sgt. Funk, pretending to comply with the order, began slowly to unsling his submachine gun from his shoulder and then, with lightning motion, brought the muzzle into line and riddled the German officer. He turned upon the other Germans, firing and shouting to the other Americans to seize the enemy's weapons. In the ensuing fight 21 Germans were killed, many wounded, and the remainder captured. 1st Sgt. Funk's bold action and heroic disregard for his own safety were directly responsible for the recapture of a vastly superior enemy force, which, if allowed to remain free, could have taken the widespread units of Company C by surprise and endangered the entire attack plan.
Funk survived the war and passed away at the age of 76 on November 20th 1992.
H8K flying boat shot down by the US Navy.
The Kawanishi H8K flying boat (Allied code name "Emily") was a high performance, all-metal, four-engine and large-size flying boat used by the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. It was extremely difficult to shoot down as it was heavily armored and equipped with a fire extinguishing system and self-sealing fuel tanks.
At our journey through Nideggen/Hürtgenwald, we (@world_wars_relic.hunting and I) got bored in an evening. We went out to drive around a little and found this castle. Our curiousity told us to visit it and it was an amazing experience!
I've done my research when I got home, and found some interesting facts! Make sure to read these :)
The ruin of Nideggen Castle is a in the town of Nideggen in the German district of Düren, North Rhine-Westphalia. It was the seat of the mighty Counts and Dukes of Jülich and in the Middle Ages had the reputation of being impregnable. The castle is on top of a high rock.
The castle Nideggen was built by the Counts of Gulik in the strategically important border area with the former glory of Monschau. The castle was to secure the inherited territory of the Counts of Gulik against the interests of the Archbishop of Cologne.
After the successful battle of Lechenichin 1242, William IV locked up the archbishop Koenraad van Hochstadennegegen in the dungeon of the castle. After that he won the battle in October 1267 at Zülpich, he locked up the Archbishop of Cologne Engelbert II of Valkenburg for three years. The cage was put outside at special times, so that people could watch and mock him. When the Pope protested against this unworthy treatment for a prelate, Van Gulik replied: "He is not a prelate prisoner, but a prey caught in my own area".
In 1689, the building wasn't shown mercy at all. During the Nine Year War it was plundered and burnt down by troops of Louis XIV of France and with earthquakes in the years 1755 and 1878. The castle received reparations and was sold or leased to various people in pieces. Only at the initiative of the Nideggener Citizenship, to this came an end. The castle was bought and donated to Kreis Düren who still owns it today.
At 1901, the castle is rebuilt and used as a museum, but attacks during the Second World War caused damage to buildings of an unknown size. The reconstruction began in 1950. First of all, the Romanesque parish church was restored. And after that the castle tower was restored to its original form.
Note: The first two pictures aren't taken by me (I wasn't able to).
SS-Obersturmführer Karl Nicolussi-Leck, commander of 8./SS-Panzerregiment 5 of the Wiking Division, second from the left between Panther Ausf. A and the Sd.Kfz. 251/3 Ausf. D, near Warsaw, August 1944. Between August 18-22, IV.SS-Panzer-Korps, comprising the Totenkopf and the Wiking Division, destroyed 98 Soviet tanks destroyed in the battles around Warsaw.
‼️Lebanese Forces destroy over 20 Syrian tanks in 2 days ‼️the bridge was nicknamed "Massacre of Tanks"
120 elite Lebanese Forces (✝️) assisted the 1,500 militiamen of Zahle against multiple Syrian brigades
Bahsir Gemayel of the LF sent reinforcements and anti tank missiles to Zahle
The Syrian attempt to storm the city failed. Then, they tried to blockade the surrounding hills and villages, which also failed in the end
The Lebanese Forces returned home as heroes
Momento de homenagem aos heróis de guerra brasileiros! O Secretário de Defesa dos EUA James N. Mattis esteve no Rio de Janeiro. Em meio à agenda, que incluiu um discurso na Escola Superior de Guerra, ele fez questão de visitar o Monumento Nacional aos Mortos da Segunda Guerra Mundial, no bairro da Glória. O monumento presta homenagem à memória dos soldados brasileiros mortos em combate. Confira como foi! #Honor#WorldWarII#SecDef