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Batalla del Golfo de Leyte
Entérate que un día como hoy (23 de Octubre de 1944), en el marco de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, en el Golfo de Leyte, Filipinas, se suscita La batalla del golfo de Leyte, también conocida como segunda batalla del mar de Filipinas, esta sería una batalla naval de la campaña del Pacífico, la cual duraría hasta el día 26 de octubre. En ella se enfrentaron las fuerzas Aliadas y el Imperio japonés. Los Aliados comenzaron la invasión de Leyte para cortar la salida hacia las colonias del sudeste de Asia. Los japoneses emplearon el grueso de su flota para repeler a las tropas aliadas, pero no lograron vencer y sufrieron graves pérdidas. Tras la derrota, la mayor parte de los barcos supervivientes permanecieron anclados en sus bases, carentes de combustible. En realidad se trata de una gran batalla compuesta por cuatro batallas navales interrelacionadas: la batalla del Mar de Sibuyan, la batalla del estrecho de Surigao, la batalla del Cabo Engaño y la batalla de Samar y varios combates previos. Adicionalmente en esta ocasión se usaron por primera vez los ataques de aviones suicidas japoneses, los llamados "kamikaze" (Viento Divino) de un modo sistematizado. Uno de ellos dio en el crucero pesado HMAS Australia el día 21 de octubre, y desde el día 25 de ese mismo mes, comenzaron una serie de ataques organizados contra la flota aliada. Es considerada la mayor batalla naval de la Historia, junto a las batallas históricas de Salamina, del Cabo Ecnomo, de Trafalgar y de Jutlandia.
Poland. Gorlice. October 1939. In the photo from the series of photographs issued by the Oberkommando der Wehrmach Polish prisoners of war led by soldiers of the Wehrmacht. Polish prisoners were not sure of their fate because the German invaders saw subhumans in all Poles. The fact that they dared to fight them was considered a crime. And the command only encouraged them to treat those captured with the highest bestiality. German soldiers were entering Poland, stuffed with propaganda Nazi dogmas. Hitler pressed the Wehrmacht command to let Polish soldiers captured behind German lines and continue fighting there, resisting punishment for death without trial. This led to many bestial executions or simply mass murders on Polish prisoners. Soldiers captured in direct combat were not treated better, moreover. Even they could not count on being treated in accordance with the elementary rules of war. Polish soldiers taken prisoner in September 1939 did not protect the Hague conventions. The Germans did not do anything about it by committing the worst crimes. They were shot, blown up, burned alive in the barns. It is difficult to grasp the enormous scale of cruelty that the Wehrmacht showed in September 1939 towards Polish soldiers. In order to visualize the enormity of the crime and take a closer look at the hideous deeds that have fallen victim to thousands of soldiers of the Polish Army, I refer to the book of German historian Jochen Böhler, author of the book "Najazd 1939". I specifically point out the person of a German historian that the judgment would be impartial and credible for all those who would like to challenge this entry or simply do not believe in the bestial crimes of the Wehrmacht in Poland in 1939. The actions of the armed forces of Nazi Germany in 1939 were a clear signal for the whole world which the standards of fighting Germany set for the then "civilized" world.
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En su edición en castellano: "Choque de Titanes" de D. Glantz.
Sin duda David Glantz es a día de hoy uno de los mayores referentes en el campo de la divulgación histórica (y también de la investigación) en el marco de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y concretamente del Frente del Este. Esta obra no solo recopila las conclusiones de autores especialistas y las presenta al público de forma amenta y rigurosa, sino que también plantea algunas conclusiones del propio autor que rompen con muchos mitos del conflicto herencia de la tradición historiográfica de la Guerra Fría.
En definitiva, se trata de una obra imprescindible, tanto para aficionados como para especialistas. -Logares
October 22, 1633 during the Third Polish-Turkish War: the army of the field hetman of the Crown Stanisław Koniecpolski stopped the Turks assault on Kamieniec Podolski, the most powerful stronghold of the Republic in the Eastern Borderlands, which within 200 years resisted 40 Turkish invasions. To understand the meaning of this fortress, it is enough to recall what names were given to it in Old Polish times: the bulwark of Christianity, a fortress raised by the hand of God, the most distant stronghold of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. During the war with Abaza-baszą, the Grand Crown Hetman Stanisław Koniecpolski stood under Kamieniec Podolski with the intention of issuing a battle to the Turkish-Tatar army. Hetman's forces, numbering about 11,000 people, stood behind the hastily built earth fortifications. The troops of Abazy-Pasha, had about 55 thousand. people, including 30,000 Turks, 15 thousand Tatars and 10,000 Vlachs. This clash is also called as the Battle of the Paniers. A strong fire of Polish artillery surprised the enemies and broke down the first assault on the fortified Polish camp. During the next attack, the Turks and Tatars attacked the left wing of the Polish and the Wołosas hit the right. The Tatars even managed to break into Polish positions, but they were repulsed from there. In view of the fierce defense of the Polish camp of Abaza, he decided to end the siege and retreat to the Dniester. Abazy Pasha, Turkish Chief, to Sultan Murad IV: "It seems to me that you do not know, ruler, how difficult it is to win a Polish soldier, not a number there, but husbands, but they have a kind of army, called hussar, whose commanders , know that they are so respectful that if they stood in front of this wall and ordered the army to strike at him with copies, I do not know if they would move it "I also invite you to @history_pl_color
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Dad (95) was at the Australian National War Memorial having his portrait taken by a friend and some politicians (albeit Liberals 😮) came across him. It's not every day you meet an actual WWII veteran at these grounds unless it's Anzac Day or Remembrance Day, or some other special occasion there. So they were pretty chuffed. Every one of them said "Thank you for your service" to him. He even regaled them with some stories about 10 hour flying missions over Germany in the 75 Squadron Lancasters, and the 'experience' that the war was. Other members of the public also had conversations with Dad.
The grounds have been decorated with 62,000 hand made (knitted, crocheted or wool felted) poppies people have sent in, in memory of all our men and women lost in World War I. It's a very moving display and even more so with the wonderful music piped into the gardens. The faux grass path also makes sure that the beauty isn't ruined by having real grass trodden down and turned to dust.
A must see while the display is still there 9am to 10pm daily until 11 November, Remembrance Day.