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Nick Short Aug 19
Here's a little thread about a fairly obscure location, but a chilling one nonetheless. It's a small place the Germans called Solahütte. It was a resort for SS personnel from Auschwitz, who presumably needed a break from the arduous task of murdering innocent people.
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RG Poulussen Aug 19
1943. Floating Spitfires.
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WWII Pictures 12h
Color guncam footage of U.S. P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft strafing Japanese positions, 1945.
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RG Poulussen Aug 16
August 1944, Italy. A very cool German anti-aircraft gunner.
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RG Poulussen 20h
in 1944, Lisieux. A bit of cider for a Bren gunner.
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RG Poulussen Aug 21
The Grand Slam was a 22,000 lb (10,000 kg) earthquake bomb used by RAF. It was a scaled-up version of the Tallboy bomb and the most powerful non-atomic aerial bomb used in combat until 2017, when a US GBU-43/B MOAB was used in a 2017 attack in Afghanistan.
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Torsten Weber Aug 14
74th anniversary of end of in Japan: war costume nostalgia and fake history at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine whitewashes Japanese aggression in East Asia (‘fabricated’ Nanjing Massacre, ‘no war of invasion’).
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Daniel Edwards Aug 19
The Spitfire, the most widely produced and strategically important British single-seat fighter of .
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Dan Hill Aug 19
Just back in after an epic day out in the French Pyrenees following the story of a relatively unknown event in which took place here in August 1944. I thought I'd share it in case it is of interest to any of my followers here - I found it a very moving day. 1.
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Dan Hill Aug 19
Full on hiking today high up into the Pyrenees to an abandoned mining village which was used by the French Resistance in until it was eventually attacked and overrun by 800 Germans and Milice; they killed everyone they found and burned it to the ground. Incredible place.
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Lithuania MFA 12h
On 23 August 1939, Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and its Secret Protocols paved the way for and for the division of Central Europe. Part 1 - wait for tomorrow to see part 2.
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RG Poulussen Aug 21
in 1944, Argentan. Horrocks, commander of British 30 Corps, visiting an American headquarters.
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LT MFA StratCom 18h
Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of 1939/08/23 paved the way to . :'Instead of reflecting on a complex and difficult history and Russia’s role in it, pro-Kremlin media continues to attack those who do not blindly follow the myth of Soviet heroism' ➡️
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RG Poulussen 20h
Former Dutch concrete roadblock, used by the Germans. Place where Lord Carrington allegedly turned down American "requests" to drive to Arnhem, during operation Market Garden. (Roadblocks were discovered, during construction work, and are now on display.)
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Mystiqe 5h
free French uniform ww2
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Nick Short Aug 17
Having lunch on the terrace of Przegorzały Castle just outside Krakow. One claim to fame, other than my visit, is that it was the residence of Otto von Wächter, at one time governor of Krakau during the German occupation in . These boys knew how to look after themselves.
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WWII Pictures 14h
Finnish soldiers inspect a captured Beriev MBR-2 flying boat of the Soviet Navy, February 1942.
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WWII Pictures 16h
A Hawker Hurricane from No. 134 Squadron RAF warms up the engine at Vaenga airfield, October 1941.
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WWII Pictures 17h
An American Sherman tank from the 755th Tank Battalion being used as artillery support. Italy, 1944.
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Jeremy Banning Aug 21
One thing that struck me cycling in the Vaucluse and Drôme on holiday was the number of roadside memorials to locals killed by Germans during . Here is one at Barret-de-Lioure in the Drôme. What a ghastly toll the Nazis took on the French population
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