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The first Nazi airman to be shot down in the invasion area stands dejected amongst other prisoners at a camp somewhere in England, June 9 1944
The first Nazi airman to be shot down in the invasion area stands dejected amongst other prisoners at a camp somewhere in England, June 9 1944
As a result of the Treaty of Versailles, the German Army was reduced to its minimum. Therefore, Germany could only form a company-level mountain troop (called Gebirgsjäger, lit. mountain hunter). When Hitler came to power in 1933, it was expanded to a brigade level. Two years later, a division-sized Gebirgsjäger was established. At the time of the annexation of Austria in 1938, various Austrian infantry regiments were absorbed into the German mountain regiments. They were known as the Ostmark.

By the outbreak of war in 1939, Germany had officially had three full-sized mountain divisions. During the war, the numbers of divisions continued to increase so that by war's end, Germany had had a total of nineteen mountain divisions and four independent battalions for higher mountains. The latter were eventually integrated into ordinary mountain units as they relatively had the same task and no special functions. Of these nineteen divisions, eleven were of the Army and eight were of the Waffen-SS. Almost all members of the Waffen-SS mountain divisions were ethnic Germans from German-occupied territories.

The photo shows a Gebirgsjäger cannoneer carrying what appears to be the carriage of a mountain gun.

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As a result of the Treaty of Versailles, the German Army was reduced to its minimum. Therefore, Germany could only form a company-level mountain troop (called Gebirgsjäger, lit. mountain hunter). When Hitler came to power in 1933, it was expanded to a brigade level. Two years later, a division-sized Gebirgsjäger was established. At the time of the annexation of Austria in 1938, various Austrian infantry regiments were absorbed into the German mountain regiments. They were known as the Ostmark. By the outbreak of war in 1939, Germany had officially had three full-sized mountain divisions. During the war, the numbers of divisions continued to increase so that by war's end, Germany had had a total of nineteen mountain divisions and four independent battalions for higher mountains. The latter were eventually integrated into ordinary mountain units as they relatively had the same task and no special functions. Of these nineteen divisions, eleven were of the Army and eight were of the Waffen-SS. Almost all members of the Waffen-SS mountain divisions were ethnic Germans from German-occupied territories. The photo shows a Gebirgsjäger cannoneer carrying what appears to be the carriage of a mountain gun. #ww2  #wwii  #warfare  #military  #history  #worldwartwo  #wehrmacht  #blitzkrieg  #nazigermany  #sports  #waffenss  #deutsch  #men  #militaryporn  #hill  #heer  #war  #europe  #hiking  #sport  #outbound  #deutschland  #soldat  #nazi  #luftwaffe  #thirdreich  #mountain  #germany  #adventure  #militarypics 
In the center of one of the 'dark' tourism hotspots in Belgium. Love visiting this town!
In the center of one of the 'dark' tourism hotspots in Belgium. Love visiting this town!
Behind the scenes!
Flat tire. No, I didn’t hit a mental roadblock! This is a scene taken from a actual photo of my grandfather and other service men waiting for their ride to be fixed on the side of the road. .
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Behind the scenes! Flat tire. No, I didn’t hit a mental roadblock! This is a scene taken from a actual photo of my grandfather and other service men waiting for their ride to be fixed on the side of the road. . . . #bts  #quartermaster  #army  #wwar2  #ww2  #normandy  #omahabeach  #d_day  #miniature  #scalemodel  #handmade  #worldwars  #worldwartwo  #1944  #overlord  #ww2history  #diorama  #france  #england  #usa  #curators  #apple  #adobe  #minifigures  #behindthescenes  @mrtoddbradley
Kaiser Wilhelm II in Ottoman Empire with Sultan Mehmed V Reşad and Enver Pasha, minister of war. 1917
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British soldiers and their Sherman Easy 8 on the town square of a city in Normandy during the Battle of Normandy.
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All hands on deck! X Company Season Finale is tonight at 10PM ET.
All hands on deck! X Company Season Finale is tonight at 10PM ET.
Absolutely gorgeous P-40 Warhawk at the War Eagles Air Museum in El Paso, TX.
Absolutely gorgeous P-40 Warhawk at the War Eagles Air Museum in El Paso, TX.
Both of these books by #rutasepetys are moving accounts of lesser known tragedies during World War II that I thought were beautifully done.
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Between Shades of Gray is about the people of the Baltic countries being forced out of their homes by Stalin’s orders and it is inspired by the author’s  own family history.  When this book came out 7 years ago I read it aloud to my husband as we were driving across the country right after we got married.  It is a hard one to read aloud without getting emotional!  There is a movie being made of the book soon called Ashes in the Snow.
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Salt to the Sea is about a ship disaster that was 6 times deadlier than the Titanic, but has been largely forgotten.  It’s told from four point of views and I thought they converged perfectly to tell the story.  As soon as I finished the book I went to look up more information about the event, which I think is the mark of great historical fiction.
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Obviously both stories are heart breaking, but I thought the author did a great job of telling a painful story without being overly gruesome and still finding little pieces of hope and meaning amongst the suffering.
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You can find both books on Amazon through the link in my profile.  Have you read these books?  What are some of your other favorites set during World War II?
Both of these books by #rutasepetys  are moving accounts of lesser known tragedies during World War II that I thought were beautifully done. *** Between Shades of Gray is about the people of the Baltic countries being forced out of their homes by Stalin’s orders and it is inspired by the author’s own family history. When this book came out 7 years ago I read it aloud to my husband as we were driving across the country right after we got married. It is a hard one to read aloud without getting emotional! There is a movie being made of the book soon called Ashes in the Snow. *** Salt to the Sea is about a ship disaster that was 6 times deadlier than the Titanic, but has been largely forgotten. It’s told from four point of views and I thought they converged perfectly to tell the story. As soon as I finished the book I went to look up more information about the event, which I think is the mark of great historical fiction. *** Obviously both stories are heart breaking, but I thought the author did a great job of telling a painful story without being overly gruesome and still finding little pieces of hope and meaning amongst the suffering. *** You can find both books on Amazon through the link in my profile. Have you read these books? What are some of your other favorites set during World War II?
Nazi General Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad, 1945.
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Really looking forward to @warandpeacerevival next week! Going to be there for the whole show with ‘Billy Whizz’ if you see her make sure to come over! 
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The picture is from last years show with some of best pieces of kit at he whole show! 
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Really looking forward to @warandpeacerevival next week! Going to be there for the whole show with ‘Billy Whizz’ if you see her make sure to come over! Am I seeing any of you guys there? The picture is from last years show with some of best pieces of kit at he whole show! #ww2  #wwii  #worldwartwo  #worldwarii  #worldwar2  #wewillrememberthem  #history  #militaryhistory  #shermantank  #tank  #germany  #M4a1  #USarmy  #US  #USA  #armoureddivison  #usmc  #usaaf  #american  #america  #GIs  #GI  #gis  #gi  #theamericangi  #theamericangicollection  #dday  #france1945  #dday  #1944  #dday  #france1945  #dday  #1944 
The B-17G Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast at Wings Over Waukesha.  Will be seeing her soon again @EAAairventure!  The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force, based at many airfields in central and southern England, and the Fifteenth Air Force, based in Italy, complemented the RAF Bomber Command's nighttime area bombing in the Combined Bomber Offensive to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for the invasion of France in 1944.[8] The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific, early in World War II, where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields.  I also growing up had quite a few talks with a Gettelman that was a customer of ours who was a Ball Turret Gunner on a fortress.

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The B-17G Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast at Wings Over Waukesha. Will be seeing her soon again @EAAairventure! The B-17 was primarily employed by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in the daylight strategic bombing campaign of World War II against German industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force, based at many airfields in central and southern England, and the Fifteenth Air Force, based in Italy, complemented the RAF Bomber Command's nighttime area bombing in the Combined Bomber Offensive to help secure air superiority over the cities, factories and battlefields of Western Europe in preparation for the invasion of France in 1944.[8] The B-17 also participated to a lesser extent in the War in the Pacific, early in World War II, where it conducted raids against Japanese shipping and airfields. I also growing up had quite a few talks with a Gettelman that was a customer of ours who was a Ball Turret Gunner on a fortress. #b17g  #b17gflyingfortress  #aluninumovercart  #eaa  #wingsoverwaukesha  #airpower  #UnitedStatesArmyAirForces  #8thairforce  #worldwartwo  #bomber  #heavybomber  #blackandwhite  #noseart  #keepthemflying  #avgeek  #anythingaviation  #imagesbylemkeaviation 
Łódź ghetto (Litzmannstadt ghetto)
Slave labour factory site,  early 1940s and today. 
Located at Dworska Street, (today Organizacji Wolnosc i Niezawislosc Street) this is one of only 3 factory buildings left. In the left photo you can see Jewish children making clothes and even toys for German children. The old factory here has changed very little. The rooms have been converted to small flats. Todays photo was taken at the entrance to this factory room. 
All of these children would have been killed in Auschwitz or Chelmno within 2 years. 
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Łódź ghetto (Litzmannstadt ghetto) Slave labour factory site, early 1940s and today. Located at Dworska Street, (today Organizacji Wolnosc i Niezawislosc Street) this is one of only 3 factory buildings left. In the left photo you can see Jewish children making clothes and even toys for German children. The old factory here has changed very little. The rooms have been converted to small flats. Todays photo was taken at the entrance to this factory room. All of these children would have been killed in Auschwitz or Chelmno within 2 years. #auschwitz  #auschwitzbirkenau  #birkenau  #auschwitzstudygroup  #auschwitzconcentrationcamp  #concentrationcamp  #deathcamp  #holocaustmemorial  #holocaust  #shoah  #subcampsofauschwitz  #asg  #wwii  #worldwartwo  #łódź  #lodz  #ghetto 
Deux soldats allemands. L'un portant le lance roquette "Panzerschreck" et l'autre le rechargeant.

Le "Panzerschreck" ou "la terreur du char" en français est un lance roquette allemand utilisé pendant la seconde guerre mondiale. Ce lance roquette était la terreur des chars alliés, en effet la roquette tirée été propulsée pendant tout le vol grâce à un moteur de fusée. La roquette disposait également d'une charge creuse pour percer les blindages. Le poids de cette arme est de 11 kilogrammes (avec le bouclier) et sa portée est de 220M. Sa cadence de tir est évidemment très faible, 2 coups par minutes. Néanmoins, la roquette pouvait percer jusqu'à 220mm de blindage. 🇩🇪 #WW2 #WWII #WW2history #worldwartwo #worldwar2 #Allies #axispowers #German #weapon #arme #secondeguerre #secondeguerremondiale #France #War #Guerre #Histoire #history #memories #memoires #WWI #WW1 #Char #tank #plane #Fascism #US #Past #old #picture
Deux soldats allemands. L'un portant le lance roquette "Panzerschreck" et l'autre le rechargeant. Le "Panzerschreck" ou "la terreur du char" en français est un lance roquette allemand utilisé pendant la seconde guerre mondiale. Ce lance roquette était la terreur des chars alliés, en effet la roquette tirée été propulsée pendant tout le vol grâce à un moteur de fusée. La roquette disposait également d'une charge creuse pour percer les blindages. Le poids de cette arme est de 11 kilogrammes (avec le bouclier) et sa portée est de 220M. Sa cadence de tir est évidemment très faible, 2 coups par minutes. Néanmoins, la roquette pouvait percer jusqu'à 220mm de blindage. 🇩🇪 #WW2  #WWII  #WW2history  #worldwartwo  #worldwar2  #Allies  #axispowers  #German  #weapon  #arme  #secondeguerre  #secondeguerremondiale  #France  #War  #Guerre  #Histoire  #history  #memories  #memoires  #WWI  #WW1  #Char  #tank  #plane  #Fascism  #US  #Past  #old  #picture 
On June 14, 1940, German troops paraded in France. An elegant conquest.
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El 14 de junio de 1940 las tropas alemanas desfilaron en Francia. Una elegante conquista.
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The bridge over the river kwai.This iron bridge is one of importain historical landmarks and memorials in Thailand and it was bombed in 1944, three sections of the bridge was destroyed.Every year, River Kwai Bridge Festival, where light and sound take place.I enjoyed to walk on the bridge, and never forget to respect the father of the death railway, who builded but never used it. Enjoy Thailand, my country, the land of smile. #bridge #riverkwai #ironbridge #kanchanaburi #worldwartwo #memorial #memory #railway #travelforlife #travelasia #asia #travelthailand #traveling #travelgram #travelguide #traveler #bagpacker #igthailand #wonderlust #thailandlovers #vacation #igthailand #unseenthailand🇹🇭 #thailandia #photography #photographylovers #thailand
The bridge over the river kwai.This iron bridge is one of importain historical landmarks and memorials in Thailand and it was bombed in 1944, three sections of the bridge was destroyed.Every year, River Kwai Bridge Festival, where light and sound take place.I enjoyed to walk on the bridge, and never forget to respect the father of the death railway, who builded but never used it. Enjoy Thailand, my country, the land of smile. #bridge  #riverkwai  #ironbridge  #kanchanaburi  #worldwartwo  #memorial  #memory  #railway  #travelforlife  #travelasia  #asia  #travelthailand  #traveling  #travelgram  #travelguide  #traveler  #bagpacker  #igthailand  #wonderlust  #thailandlovers  #vacation  #igthailand  #unseenthailand 🇹🇭 #thailandia  #photography  #photographylovers  #thailand 
Monday Musing - Richard has a love for these aircraft which were based in Poole during and after the Second World War. After completing the painting we were going through Richard's late Father's belongings and came across a postcard he had sent his then sweetheart, who later became his wife, from South Africa during the war. The postcard featured a Short Sunderland Flying Boat pointing in exactly the same direction as Richard's painting - a truly spine chilling moment.
Monday Musing - Richard has a love for these aircraft which were based in Poole during and after the Second World War. After completing the painting we were going through Richard's late Father's belongings and came across a postcard he had sent his then sweetheart, who later became his wife, from South Africa during the war. The postcard featured a Short Sunderland Flying Boat pointing in exactly the same direction as Richard's painting - a truly spine chilling moment.
Max Hansen with his staff during the drive to the heavily defended town of Radomyshl in the winter of 1943.
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Eastern front ww2~german side

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Ireland, day 8
Malin Head & Hell's Hole, the extreme north of the country

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"Started as a very well observed period piece and then developed into something deeper and darker as the character's back stories were gradually revealed. Great use of Shakespeare - with each character's speech highlighting an aspect of their character. Overall enthralling, moving and inspiring." Thank you to the lovely audiences who came out to see Greyhounds this week at @kingssalford for the @gmfringe - we got some truly smashing feedback 👑 Next stop, Edinburgh and @edfringe! 😃😃 📷 - @tombarkerphoto, 👖- @seamstressofb, 🛩 - @yorkshireairmuseum! #intotheunknown  #worldwartwo  #wwii  #vintage  #spitfire  #yorkshireairmuseum  #edfringe  #edfringe2018  #gmfringe  #timeandagaintc  #fringetheatre  #manchester 
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Over 5070 of the fallen from the first and second world wars are buried in this cemetery, some are names whose bodies may be lost forever, some are waiting to be found. All are commemorated. Whether British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, African, French, Czech, Polish, American or German. All are laid together in their seperate plots within the same cemetery. 
It was a heartbreaking scene to see the largest commonwealth war grave cemetery in the UK. However I believe it is something everyone should witness and take the time to think about how they have helped us to where we are today. 
I walked around every grave, looked at every memorial, read every name on the plaques. 💔
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Over 5070 of the fallen from the first and second world wars are buried in this cemetery, some are names whose bodies may be lost forever, some are waiting to be found. All are commemorated. Whether British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, African, French, Czech, Polish, American or German. All are laid together in their seperate plots within the same cemetery. It was a heartbreaking scene to see the largest commonwealth war grave cemetery in the UK. However I believe it is something everyone should witness and take the time to think about how they have helped us to where we are today. I walked around every grave, looked at every memorial, read every name on the plaques. 💔 #weremember  #battle  #worldwarone  #worldwartwo  #allthewarssince  #commonwealth  #commonwealthwargraves  #commonwealthwargravescommission  #brookwood  #brookwoodmilitarycemetery  #harrowing  #memorial  #graves  #wargraves  #blackandwhite  #thankyouforyourservice  #thankyou  #rememberthefallen  #someoneshusband  #someonesson  #someonesgrandson  #someonesuncle  #someonesdaughter  #someoneswife  #lostones  #someonespecial 
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A Day in the History -
16th July 1942

The commandant Hoss informed all of the SS-men in the camp that it was forbidden from then on to bathe in the Vistula and the Soła River due to the spreading of the typhus pandemics.

In the picture you can see the residents of Oświęcim sunbathing at the banks of the Soła River. In the background you can see the military buildings that were transformed by the Nazis in 1940 to Auschwitz. The picture was taken in 1930s and comes from collection of Mirosław Ganobis, Auschwitz Study Group colleague.

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A Day in the History - 16th July 1942 The commandant Hoss informed all of the SS-men in the camp that it was forbidden from then on to bathe in the Vistula and the Soła River due to the spreading of the typhus pandemics. In the picture you can see the residents of Oświęcim sunbathing at the banks of the Soła River. In the background you can see the military buildings that were transformed by the Nazis in 1940 to Auschwitz. The picture was taken in 1930s and comes from collection of Mirosław Ganobis, Auschwitz Study Group colleague. #auschwitz  #auschwitzbirkenau  #birkenau  #auschwitzstudygroup  #auschwitzconcentrationcamp  #concentrationcamp  #deathcamp  #holocaustmemorial  #holocaust  #shoah  #subcampsofauschwitz  #asg  #wwii  #worldwartwo  #secondworldwar  #history 
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“Моя коллекция” Юбилейная медаль «60 лет Победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941—1945 гг.» Медаль учреждена указом Президента Российской Федерации от 28 февраля 2004 года № 277. Изготовлена из томпака. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #вов #wwii #ww2 #великаяотечественнаявойна #великаяотечественная #фалеристика #наградыссср #наградывов #орден #ордена #фалерист #коллекция #коллекционер #коллекционирование #war #втораямировая #втораямироваявойна #война #worldwar2 #worldwarii #worldwartwo #знак #награда #награды #история #history 
*NEW PODCAST* With 2018 marking RAF100, we turn our attention to looking at one of Britain’s most iconic wartime aircraft – the Supermarine Spitfire.

And in this episode of the WWII Nation Podcast we speak with Co-Director David Fairhead about his new film documentary ‘Spitfire’ out in cinemas Tuesday.

We will be discussing all things Spitfire related and finding out a lot about this remarkable aircraft from David. As well as talking about what it symbolised to the British people, why it had such a longevity of service and how it still manages to capture the imaganiation of generations to this day, we also hear the thoughts of those veterans who flew her – such as ATA pilots Joy Lofthouse and Mary Ellis, RAF Fighter pilots Paul Farnes, Tom Neil and Geoffrey Wellum.

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*NEW PODCAST* With 2018 marking RAF100, we turn our attention to looking at one of Britain’s most iconic wartime aircraft – the Supermarine Spitfire. And in this episode of the WWII Nation Podcast we speak with Co-Director David Fairhead about his new film documentary ‘Spitfire’ out in cinemas Tuesday. We will be discussing all things Spitfire related and finding out a lot about this remarkable aircraft from David. As well as talking about what it symbolised to the British people, why it had such a longevity of service and how it still manages to capture the imaganiation of generations to this day, we also hear the thoughts of those veterans who flew her – such as ATA pilots Joy Lofthouse and Mary Ellis, RAF Fighter pilots Paul Farnes, Tom Neil and Geoffrey Wellum. Listen Now. Link in BIO above. (Images courtesy of the Spitfire Film Team) __________________________________________ #ww2  #wwii  #worldwartwo  #worldwar2  #secondworldwar  #ww2history  #history  #vintage  #1940s  #plane  #planes  #ww2plane  #aircraft  #aviation  #aviationphotography  #raf  #lancaster  #spitfire  #supermarine  #flypast  #british  #raf100  #hurricane  #battleofbritain  #airborne  #pilot  #amazinghistory  #wartime  #flying 
*NEW PODCAST* With 2018 marking RAF100, we turn our attention to looking at one of Britain’s most iconic wartime aircraft – the Supermarine Spitfire.

And in this episode of the WWII Nation Podcast we speak with Co-Director David Fairhead about his new film documentary ‘Spitfire’ out in cinemas Tuesday.

We will be discussing all things Spitfire related and finding out a lot about this remarkable aircraft from David. As well as talking about what it symbolised to the British people, why it had such a longevity of service and how it still manages to capture the imaganiation of generations to this day, we also hear the thoughts of those veterans who flew her – such as ATA pilots Joy Lofthouse and Mary Ellis, RAF Fighter pilots Paul Farnes, Tom Neil and Geoffrey Wellum.

Listen Now. Link in BIO above. (Images courtesy of the Spitfire Film Team) 
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*NEW PODCAST* With 2018 marking RAF100, we turn our attention to looking at one of Britain’s most iconic wartime aircraft – the Supermarine Spitfire. And in this episode of the WWII Nation Podcast we speak with Co-Director David Fairhead about his new film documentary ‘Spitfire’ out in cinemas Tuesday. We will be discussing all things Spitfire related and finding out a lot about this remarkable aircraft from David. As well as talking about what it symbolised to the British people, why it had such a longevity of service and how it still manages to capture the imaganiation of generations to this day, we also hear the thoughts of those veterans who flew her – such as ATA pilots Joy Lofthouse and Mary Ellis, RAF Fighter pilots Paul Farnes, Tom Neil and Geoffrey Wellum. Listen Now. Link in BIO above. (Images courtesy of the Spitfire Film Team) __________________________________________ #ww2  #wwii  #worldwartwo  #worldwar2  #secondworldwar  #ww2history  #history  #vintage  #1940s  #plane  #planes  #ww2plane  #aircraft  #aviation  #aviationphotography  #raf  #lancaster  #spitfire  #supermarine  #flypast  #british  #raf100  #hurricane  #battleofbritain  #airborne  #pilot  #amazinghistory  #wartime  #flying 
Oddali swe życie w ogniu walki - dosłownie. / They gave their lives in heat of the battle - and it really was the heat. / * translation: during the German occupation of Poland in the years of 1939-1945, 3325 Polish voluteer firemen, activists and officers of fitefighting died for the freedom of the country and its nation. [a memorial on the Hall of the Fireman in Warsaw]

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Oddali swe życie w ogniu walki - dosłownie. / They gave their lives in heat of the battle - and it really was the heat. / * translation: during the German occupation of Poland in the years of 1939-1945, 3325 Polish voluteer firemen, activists and officers of fitefighting died for the freedom of the country and its nation. [a memorial on the Hall of the Fireman in Warsaw] #PaństwowaStrażPożarna  #StrażPożarna  #OchotniczaStrażPożarna  #PSP  #OSP  #PolskaStrażPożarna  #Strażacy  #PolishFirefighters  #PolishFiremen  #Firemen  #Firefighters  #TablicaPamiątkowa  #Memorial  #WalkaOwolność  #FightingForFreedom  #HistoriaPolski  #PolskaHistoria  #PolishHistory  #HistoryOfPoland  #DrugaWojnaŚwiatowa  #WorldWarTwo  #IIwojnaŚwiatowa  #SecondWorldWar  #WorldWar2  #WW2 
In the photo, Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, commander of 315 Fighter Squadron "Dęblinski" and his Mustang PK-G FB387 a few days before the shooting. Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, nicknamed "Dziubek" (born September 28, 1917 in Kiev, died on August 18, 1944 in Valennes) - captain of the Polish Army and Polish Air Force, major of the Royal Air Force, as a hunting fighter of World War II. Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, according to official statistics, had 16.5 kills, which gave him the third position on the list of Polish hunting aces. He was awarded the Virtuti Militari IV Class Cross (posthumously, October 11, 1944) and V class (November 7, 1943), four times with the Cross of Valor, the British Distinguished Service Order (DSO, posthumously on August 17, 1945) and twice Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC with Bar). On August 18, 1944, the 315 Squadron, composed of 12 airplanes together with the commanding Horbaczewski who had caught a cold on that day, went on a task to sweep over France, attacking by surprise a group of about 60 Fw 190 fighters. In the fight Horbaczewski shot down three Fw 190, but he was lost during the return journey. Only after the war, in 1947, the wreck of the plane, with corpses of Horbaczewski, was discovered in the area of ​​Valennes. Eugeniusz Horbaczewski was buried in the cemetery in Creil in France. I also invite you to @_history_pl
In the photo, Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, commander of 315 Fighter Squadron "Dęblinski" and his Mustang PK-G FB387 a few days before the shooting. Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, nicknamed "Dziubek" (born September 28, 1917 in Kiev, died on August 18, 1944 in Valennes) - captain of the Polish Army and Polish Air Force, major of the Royal Air Force, as a hunting fighter of World War II. Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, according to official statistics, had 16.5 kills, which gave him the third position on the list of Polish hunting aces. He was awarded the Virtuti Militari IV Class Cross (posthumously, October 11, 1944) and V class (November 7, 1943), four times with the Cross of Valor, the British Distinguished Service Order (DSO, posthumously on August 17, 1945) and twice Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC with Bar). On August 18, 1944, the 315 Squadron, composed of 12 airplanes together with the commanding Horbaczewski who had caught a cold on that day, went on a task to sweep over France, attacking by surprise a group of about 60 Fw 190 fighters. In the fight Horbaczewski shot down three Fw 190, but he was lost during the return journey. Only after the war, in 1947, the wreck of the plane, with corpses of Horbaczewski, was discovered in the area of ​​Valennes. Eugeniusz Horbaczewski was buried in the cemetery in Creil in France. I also invite you to @_history_pl
The most colorful figure among the Polish hunting aces of the Battle of Britain was undoubtedly born in 1915 in Warsaw, in the family of a Swiss citizen, Jan Zumbach. In 1936, he joined the Aviation Cadet School in Dęblin, where in 1938 he was promoted to lieutenant pilot in the group of fighter pilots. He was assigned to the 111th Fighter Squadron of the 1st Air Regiment in Warsaw. From September 7, he accompanied his mother 111 Squadron Fighter. On September 17, he flown to Romania with the RWD-13 SP-BMF. Then, by sea, he reached Marseille in France on 30 October. After the fall of France, he evacuated to Great Britain and on August 2, 1940, he was assigned to the forming Division 303, in which he fought in the hottest period of the battle for Britain. During the battle, he obtained 8 sure and one likely air victory. After finishing it he flew in 303 Squadron and as an instructor. On July 8, 1944, he became the commander of 135 RAF Fighter Wing - in this way he became the only Polish airman in the position of commander of the non-Polish wing. On January 30, 1945, due to the end of the next combat raid, he got allocation to the Staff of the RAF Group. On April 7, returning at night from a visit to a Polish unit by plane, he accidentally crossed the front line and was forced to land due to lack of fuel. As a result, he was captured in the last month of the war! After returning from captivity in May 1945, he served as staff. After the demobilization he accepted Swiss citizenship and remained in the West. He led an adventurous lifestyle. He dealt with smuggling, and later served as a mercenary in military aviation during local conflicts in Africa. Eventually he settled in Paris, where he published in French a highly colored autobiography titled Mister Brown (he used this nickname as a mercenary). It has been translated into English and later into Polish (Fri Last Battle). He died on January 3, 1986 in France. He is buried in the Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw. I also invite you to @history_pl_color
The most colorful figure among the Polish hunting aces of the Battle of Britain was undoubtedly born in 1915 in Warsaw, in the family of a Swiss citizen, Jan Zumbach. In 1936, he joined the Aviation Cadet School in Dęblin, where in 1938 he was promoted to lieutenant pilot in the group of fighter pilots. He was assigned to the 111th Fighter Squadron of the 1st Air Regiment in Warsaw. From September 7, he accompanied his mother 111 Squadron Fighter. On September 17, he flown to Romania with the RWD-13 SP-BMF. Then, by sea, he reached Marseille in France on 30 October. After the fall of France, he evacuated to Great Britain and on August 2, 1940, he was assigned to the forming Division 303, in which he fought in the hottest period of the battle for Britain. During the battle, he obtained 8 sure and one likely air victory. After finishing it he flew in 303 Squadron and as an instructor. On July 8, 1944, he became the commander of 135 RAF Fighter Wing - in this way he became the only Polish airman in the position of commander of the non-Polish wing. On January 30, 1945, due to the end of the next combat raid, he got allocation to the Staff of the RAF Group. On April 7, returning at night from a visit to a Polish unit by plane, he accidentally crossed the front line and was forced to land due to lack of fuel. As a result, he was captured in the last month of the war! After returning from captivity in May 1945, he served as staff. After the demobilization he accepted Swiss citizenship and remained in the West. He led an adventurous lifestyle. He dealt with smuggling, and later served as a mercenary in military aviation during local conflicts in Africa. Eventually he settled in Paris, where he published in French a highly colored autobiography titled Mister Brown (he used this nickname as a mercenary). It has been translated into English and later into Polish (Fri Last Battle). He died on January 3, 1986 in France. He is buried in the Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw. I also invite you to @history_pl_color
French soldiers of the 114th Infantry Regiment posing with their damaged flag

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It was a huge blow to South Korean troops
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North Koreans advanced quickly and their tanks faced no opposition
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However, they did so and trapped hundreds of their own soldiers as well as civilians who tried to evacuate
It was a huge blow to South Korean troops . North Koreans advanced quickly and their tanks faced no opposition . All South Koreans could do was to blow up bridges . However, they did so and trapped hundreds of their own soldiers as well as civilians who tried to evacuate
July 1942-February 1943. B-24E Liberators being assembled at Willow Run. The plant was built by the Ford Motor Company and Henry Ford kept his promise to produce 1 B-24 an hour using this facility. Photo by Howard R. Hollem, Library of Congress PD-USGOV-OWI

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U.S. Naval Armaments of World War II, Part 7: 20 mm/70 (0.79 in) Oerlikon Data - Caliber: 20 mm (0.79 in)
- Rate of Fire: 450 RPM
- Muzzle velocity: 835 mps (2,770 fps)
- Maximum effective range: approximately 910 m (1,000 yds)
- Maximum Range: 4,389 m (4,800 yds) - Gun Weight: 68.04 kg (150 lbs) - Total Length: 221 cm (87 in)
U.S. Naval Armaments of World War II, Part 7: 20 mm/70 (0.79 in) Oerlikon Data - Caliber: 20 mm (0.79 in) - Rate of Fire: 450 RPM - Muzzle velocity: 835 mps (2,770 fps) - Maximum effective range: approximately 910 m (1,000 yds) - Maximum Range: 4,389 m (4,800 yds) - Gun Weight: 68.04 kg (150 lbs) - Total Length: 221 cm (87 in)
I had this clip from “Saving Private Ryan“ playing in my head as I read about Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division hitting Omaha Beach in the first wave. 
The German Mg42 was responsible for killing most of company A and the Bedford boys. With a rate of fire over 1,000 rounds a minute, “it sounded like a large piece of fabric being torn close to one’s ear.” Men we’re dropping the second they appeared on the ramp. “When the ramp dropped they opened up and cut the boats to pieces.” German machine-gun teams and snipers singled out the assault craft and poured everything they had at them.
I had this clip from “Saving Private Ryan“ playing in my head as I read about Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division hitting Omaha Beach in the first wave. The German Mg42 was responsible for killing most of company A and the Bedford boys. With a rate of fire over 1,000 rounds a minute, “it sounded like a large piece of fabric being torn close to one’s ear.” Men we’re dropping the second they appeared on the ramp. “When the ramp dropped they opened up and cut the boats to pieces.” German machine-gun teams and snipers singled out the assault craft and poured everything they had at them.
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2018: Reinhard Hardegen turns 105. Born in 1913, Hardegen joined the Kriegsmarine in 1933 before transferring to the U-boat force shortly after the start of World War Two in 1939. In December 1940 he was given command of U-147 which he led on one patrol, sinking a Norwegian steamer. On 16th May 1941, Hardegen took over command of U-123 and spent the summer of 1941 in West African waters, where he sank 5 ships. His second patrol in U-123 was in the North Atlantic where the submarine almost sank British Auxiliary Cruiser HMS Aurania but only left it severely damaged. In December 1941, his U-boat was deployed to waters off the east coast of America where he briefly entered the harbour of New York City. Over the course of Operation Drumbeat, Hardegen had claimed 9 ships sunk - a total of 53,170 tons. In March 1942, Hardegen was once again deployed to the US Coast. During what would be his last patrol, Hardegen sank 10 more ships and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. During a dinner with Adolf Hitler, Hardegen criticised the way the U-boat war was being ran, much to the anger of the Führer. In March 1943, he was appointed chief of U-boat training at the torpedo school, where he oversaw torpedo development. Hardegen was made a Battalion Commander in Marine Infantry Regiment 6 in February 1945 and his unit saw heavy fighting against the British around Bremen. At the conclusion of World War Two, Hardegen was serving on the staff of Karl Dönitz in Flensburg, where he was arrested. After a year and a half as PoW, he worked as businessman before being an MP for the Christian Democrats; representing his hometown of Bremen for 32 years. In 2012 he was honoured by the modern military in Germany for his wartime service. Reinhard Hardegen is currently the last surviving U-boat Ace. #ww2 #kriegsmarine #uboat #worldwar2 #worldwartwo

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2018: Reinhard Hardegen turns 105. Born in 1913, Hardegen joined the Kriegsmarine in 1933 before transferring to the U-boat force shortly after the start of World War Two in 1939. In December 1940 he was given command of U-147 which he led on one patrol, sinking a Norwegian steamer. On 16th May 1941, Hardegen took over command of U-123 and spent the summer of 1941 in West African waters, where he sank 5 ships. His second patrol in U-123 was in the North Atlantic where the submarine almost sank British Auxiliary Cruiser HMS Aurania but only left it severely damaged. In December 1941, his U-boat was deployed to waters off the east coast of America where he briefly entered the harbour of New York City. Over the course of Operation Drumbeat, Hardegen had claimed 9 ships sunk - a total of 53,170 tons. In March 1942, Hardegen was once again deployed to the US Coast. During what would be his last patrol, Hardegen sank 10 more ships and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. During a dinner with Adolf Hitler, Hardegen criticised the way the U-boat war was being ran, much to the anger of the Führer. In March 1943, he was appointed chief of U-boat training at the torpedo school, where he oversaw torpedo development. Hardegen was made a Battalion Commander in Marine Infantry Regiment 6 in February 1945 and his unit saw heavy fighting against the British around Bremen. At the conclusion of World War Two, Hardegen was serving on the staff of Karl Dönitz in Flensburg, where he was arrested. After a year and a half as PoW, he worked as businessman before being an MP for the Christian Democrats; representing his hometown of Bremen for 32 years. In 2012 he was honoured by the modern military in Germany for his wartime service. Reinhard Hardegen is currently the last surviving U-boat Ace. #ww2  #kriegsmarine  #uboat  #worldwar2  #worldwartwo  Reposted worldwar1939_1945 Reposted i_am_veteran Reposted i_am_veteran . . #Brotherhood  #USMC  #supportourtroops  #armywife  #army  #flag  #veteransuicideawareness  #troops  #veterans  #americanveterans  #navylife  #uspatriot  #honorvets  #AirForce  #veteranspark  #usvets 
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