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A WW2 Internet research platform & discussion forum, with a primarily commonwealth focus. (A personal bias towards tanks may be displayed on this account...)
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Ben Mayne 5h
For anybody interested in following a day by day account of the 1st East Riding Yeomanry over the Normandy campaign for give a follow. Photographs, archive and family correspondence will be shared at points.
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Adam Tooze 5h
Surviving Prokhorovka: German armoured longevity on the Eastern Front in 1943–1944 By Is not like any other piece of research on WWII I have ever read. It is a tracking, tank by tank of survival & attrition on the Eastern Front. Remarkable!
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Adam Blackmore-Heal Oct 23
One of my more unique videos, captured back in 2017. The Household Cavalry Musical Ride perform for the Household Cavalry Regiment’s families day.
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CMH 6h
4 JUNE 1944 - LIBERATION OF ROME - Germans declared Rome an "open city," as elements of the U.S. 3d, 85th and 88th Infantry Divisions reached the city, encountering only scattered German resistance. On 5 June,ecstatic Italians welcomed the Americans.
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WW2Talk 7h
The crazy world of British military vehicle markings. Admirable efforts in the field: A rough guide
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Robert Lyman 7h
A friend has just dropped off some British propaganda leaflets, dropped by his father’s RAF Liberator over Burma in 44/5. Any translations gratefully received...
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WW2Talk 8h
Replying to @ParhamMuseum
Little details. One day, a member will ask 'what's this N on the runway?' I might remember this. Cheers.
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ParhamAirfieldMuseum 8h
4 June 1945 Tower Log: 1500 - For the next few days aircraft are going to use the main runway for an airspeed calibration course. The course starts at the hard surface on runway 28 and ends with a yellow letter “N” off the end of runway 10. The distance is 1 nautical mile.
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3468marsh 4 Jun 19
Replying to @Taff_Gillingham
No doubt though that the photo will do the rounds again and get 100's of Retweets and likes and the rest but it's pure, skimmed Google Images as our friend, so succinctly puts it.
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Calum Douglas 11h
2/2: Bulman protested very strongly to the new Controller of Research and Development Air Marshal Sorley, laying out how Halford (designer of the Sabre) had been messed about and hung out to dry by the Ministry. Leaving Napier without their chief designer. Sorley refused to help
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Calum Douglas 11h
1/2 Francis Rodwell "Rod" Banks, is famous for his fuels tinkering for the Schneider Trophy, but was no stranger to controversy. may be interested to know that on 28th April 1943, Major Bulman (Director Engine Dev.) accused Banks of trying to shut down the Sabre
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The Minesweepers’ Victory 11h
OTD 1940: Op DYNAMO will be formally terminated at 14h23. Over 338k French & British troops have been evacuated; over 308k in British vessels
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WW2Talk 11h
Replying to @nickfshort
I do quite like it. Maybe a touch guiltily. Got to appreciate the skill involved.
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WW2Talk 11h
Replying to @nickfshort
Well... A modern conversion of a '54 Chevy.
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Hush Kit 13h
YES! GOOD NEWS! The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes has reached 50% funding! Thanks everybody..now time to light the 'burner and speed things up...next stop 75% (RTs are super useful in case your fingers are feeling twitchy). Help by pre-order here:
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3468marsh 15h
After a first sighting in 2020 I thought this was worth a RT from this time last year.
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Garrick, the Ard-Rí na hÉireann (Probationary) Jun 3
At work today I got to write this up. It’s a Webley WG with Morris subcaliber tube and cylinder belonging to Captain Henry Crooke. He commanded HMS Caroline (a C-Class cruiser and the last one still afloat) at Jutland. Neat stuff. 🇬🇧
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Jake Holliday Jun 3
Just in today! What’s in the pouch? I’m very excited to show you all this new collection that arrived belonging to a Wehrmacht soldier that served in with Army Group South. I hope I can form a future project around them. (Audio on 🔊to hear me rambling)
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Think Defence Jun 3
Rapid Deployed Force (RDF) light tank had a rapid-firing high-velocity velocity 75mm main gun with a very high elevation angle, an interesting concept
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Guns, Ganders, and Goats Jun 2
For my new followers, this might be a good inflection point to unfollow if 20-30 tweet long threads on military equipment or small unit tactics isn't your jam. So. The bayonet. Necessary gear or overglorified MRE opener? In this TED talk...
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