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WWII Pictures Aug 6
"When I asked the woman if I could take her picture, she bowed deeply and posed for me. Her expression was one of bewilderment, anguish, and resignation." Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, Hiroshima, December 1945.
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WWII Pictures Aug 7
German Panzer IVs await orders to move out at the start of Operation Zitadelle. Kursk, Russia, July 1943.
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WWII Pictures 10h
This day in 1944, British, Canadian and Polish forces of the First Canadian Army launch Operation Totalize, the first phase of what would become the Falaise Pocket, the destruction of most German forces in Normandy.
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Based Finland 🇫🇮 Aug 2
Hans "Hasse" Wind was a Finnish fighter pilot in World War II and double knight of the Mannerheim Cross. Wind has 75 assured air wins. Wind flew Brewster and Messerschmitt aircrafts. During the Soviet Union attack 1944, Wind dropped 30 enemy planes in 12 days. 🇫🇮
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Oberstleutnant Marwan Geitner Aug 7
German First World War Soldier Statue Memorial Grave in Berlin 1940. Source: Ullstein bild.
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WWII Pictures 17h
This day in 1944, German panzer ace Michael Wittmann has been killed after being ambushed by Allied tanks in Normandy. British or Canadian tanks penetrated the upper hull, igniting the ammunition. The resulting fire engulfed the tank and blew off the turret.
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WarVisual WW2 12h
Russians in the German service from the 5th Don Regiment. Ivan Kononov (on the left, ex-major of the Red Army) and his adjutant
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WWII Pictures Aug 1
This day in 1943, the USAAF launched Operation Tidal Wave, an air attack on nine oil refineries around Ploiești, Romania. The operation ended in one of the costliest for the USAAF with 53 aircraft and 660 aircrewmen lost.
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WWII Pictures Aug 1
This day in 1944, Polish resistance movements begin the Warsaw uprising. The uprising ended in the destruction of Warsaw with over 150,000 killed civilians. The Poles had hoped for support from the Soviets who were 20 km away from the city. They gave no assistance.
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RG Poulussen Aug 6
15 June 1944, Normandy. In his thoughts.
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Today In History 23m
8 Aug 1945: Foreign Minister Vyacheslav receives the , Naotake , in and issues a declaration of war. The declaration takes effect the next day, August 9.
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WWII Pictures Aug 7
This day in 1944, Generalfeldmarschall von Witzleben is sentenced to death for his part in Operation Valkyrie. von Witzleben: "You may hand us over to the executioner, but in a few months' time the disgusted and furious four major world powers will destroy you for ever..."
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WWII Pictures Aug 7
A captured Soviet soldier dressed in SN-42 body armor poses for a Finnish cameraman. Karelia, July 1944.
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WWII Pictures Aug 5
A Finnish sergeant armed with a Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun and Panzerfaust, June 1944.
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Dan Hill Aug 1
This great piece of history was found secretly placed inside a weapons container, presumably by Miss Williams from during , it was then dropped to local resistance fighters in France who kept it to this day. Would be amazing to find what became of her...
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WWII Pictures Aug 6
This day in 1942, US Marines land on Guadalcanal, the first major Allied offensive against the Empire of Japan. Few people outside of the South Pacific had ever heard of Guadalcanal. But the ensuing 6-month campaign proved to be the turning point of the Pacific war.
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WWII Pictures Aug 1
This day in 1945, over 800 US B-29 heavy bombers dropped 6,145 tons of bombs and mines on Japan. The cities of Hachiōji, Mito, Nagaoka and Toyama were the main targets of this operation. All 4 suffered extensive damage and 99% of buildings in Toyama were destroyed.
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WWII Pictures Jul 31
Two members of the British Long Range Desert Group in a Chevrolet truck, North Africa.
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WWII Pictures Aug 1
Probably the only existing footage of a German Sturmtiger heavy assault gun firing its 380 mm rocket launcher, filmed during the Warsaw Uprising, August 1944. Only 19 Sturmtigers were built.
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RG Poulussen 17h
in 1944, Normandy. The objective of Canadian operation Totalize: Falaise.
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