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@ww1thegreatwar and I together in front of the Athens, Ohio National Guard armory to help dedicate it as a recognized historical location.
Next in Hamburg St.Nicola church. It was partially destroyed by allied bombing during the Second World War. It’s now an amazing view of the city and in the crypt they have a museum honouring the people who died in the fire storm that resulted well as the allied victims that lost their lives during German bombings. A must visit. #lebalteurotrip #stnicolaschurch #lestweforget
Are you ready, @ddayohio1944 ? The 606th QM Graves Registration is getting ready. Don't forget the tissues. It will be a moving experience. #ddayohio #wwii #history #lestweforget
Thanks to Alex from @lifeonthelinepodcast for allowing me to be part of his project. Allowing me to share my story was cathartic and to share it amongst other veterans was very humbling. ・・・ The veterans of Life on the Line. (Group 3.) From #WW2 to #Afghanistan and #Iraq - these are the men and women who donned a uniform and put their life on the line for their country. Don’t just say #LestWeForget and think of a faceless veteran, but hear their voices; know their stories. Pictured: 14 Hugh Kelly // 15 Adrian Clunies-Ross // 16 Chris May // 17 Dave Stafford Finney // The Veterans Project with Tim Kolczak // 18 Don Barnby Vol I & Vol II // 19 Sally Heidenreich // 20 Doug Gilling // Line of Fire with Chantelle Taylor. Listen to their episodes in your podcast app or on our website (link in bio). Just search for “Life on the Line”. Subscribe to the podcast for #Australian #stories as you’ve never heard them before. #ThankYouForYourService #WeWillRememberThem #ANZAC #veteran #podcast #armedforces #meninuniform #womeninuniform #war #military #history #truestories #navy #army #SpecialForces #SAS #SpecialAirService
This European trip has taken me all over, but the most emotional day for me was visiting Dieppe in Normandy. Spending a whole day there scoping out the old bunkers, visiting the Canadian cemetery, walking the beaches and finishing off by visiting the commemorative monument that my regiment put up last year for the 75th anniversary meant more to me than I could have imagined. This was a beautiful and serene place, it’s crazy to try and imagine what went on here only 75 years ago. I am beyond glad I was able to visit this place...to remember and honour the depth and impact the Dieppe Raid had on Canadians during the Second World War. I’ll always remember 🖤🇫🇷🍁🎖#Dieppe #Normandy #France #diepperaid #kocr #love #respect #remember #rip #honour #military #history #canada #canadian #lestweforget #veterans
Love seeing poppies dotting the landscape here in #Barrie . #LestWeForget
Planes, tanks, and infantry, 1918. - This will be an unofficial part two to my previous mechanization of war post. •Infantry: At the outbreak of the war in 1914, infantry marched in columns en masse towards enemy positions, where a bayonet attack would ensue. This style of warfare quickly broke down, as commanders realized they weren’t in the 1800’s anymore. Reforms included updating uniforms to a more practical standard, allowing lower grade officers to make decisions on the battlefield, and changing tactics based on the realization that massed infantry charges will lead to more deaths on your side than the enemy. Tactics such as “bite and hold” by British General Herbert Plumer in 1917, French squad infiltration tactics, and the Sturmtruppen tactics make this evident. I would personally argue that it was a blend of the ideas of Clausewitz and Jomini, the two great military theorists of the 19th century, that lead to the tactical development during World War One. More on that later. •Tanks: Tanks first emerged in September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme, their use only being noteworthy because of the introduction of what would become a pivotal force on the battlefield. In my opinion however, tanks played little part in the war, and when they were best used in mid to late 1918, the war had already been decided. Thats not to say they didn’t help in that final victory, or in any other offensives such as Cambrai, but ultimately the use of the tank did not tip the scales in the allies favor as much as some people think. •Planes: Despite being used in minor conflicts before, aircraft saw their potential being used to a much greater extent from 1914 onward. Initially being crude in composition and armaments, advances in material and technologies such as the interruptor gear allowed airplanes to fight amongst each other in the skies and also against enemies on the ground. The use of aircraft was not exploited as much by either side as they were in World War Two, and no side had a clear edge in the use of aircraft when it mattered, but the foundations for strategic bombing, dogfighting, and the use of planes at sea make their service in World War One noteworthy.
Meghan's bouquet, laid on the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, a beautiful tradition as started by the Queen Mother. #RoyalWedding #LestWeForget #austinsflowers The wonderfully generous couple also donated the flowers from the arches to hospitals and hospices. Truly inspirational.
On the way to Masons Waterfall yesterday, just had to take a picture of the trees.🌲🌲 I felt like pouring bottles of DoTERRA Console Comforting Blend everywhere. (The emotional aromatherapy blend to assist with loss & sadness) As you can see the black trunks still remain after Black Saturday 2009. The devastating effects from the bushfires in Kinglake West. The shrubs are growing back, the Masons Waterfall was absolutely beautiful & i saw a lyrebird bathing in the water. Had a yummy lunch at the Kinglake Pub. It was a lovely day out well worth the visit. Gone but not forgotten💗 . . . Bianca Oil Goddess Console Comforting Blend free samples available must be a resident of Australia. Facebook message 'Bianca Oil Goddess' or email biancaoilgoddess@gmail.com subject (Masons Waterfall). . . . #blacksaturday2009 #bushfires #cfa #Kinglake #waterfalls #consoleblend #grief #doterraessentialoils #Doterra #mentalhealth #Healing #mothernature #kindness #hope #renew #blacksaturday #lestweforget #Australia #Frankston ##emotionalaromatherapy #emotions #diffuserblend #biancaoilgoddess #Melbourne #offgrid #Yoga
Throwback to ANZAC Day 2018! 🇦🇺 🇳🇿
USS Sims, first of her class and a very potent warship with the new Type 37 Fire directors. She was launched in August of 1939 and before she even reached 3 years old she would be sunk. Another ship, the fleet oiler USS Neosho, was also launched in 1939, just 3 months prior. These two ships’ fates would meet, but first to explain. Destroyer Sims was put with Yorktown’s task force after transferring from the Atlantic. Neosho would too join that task force and helped fuel the carriers. In early May of 1942, the ships head out to sea in order to stop the Japanese in the Coral Sea, this is not an action a gasoline carrying tanker wants to be involved with, so it is chosen for her to leave. Of course she would need an escort and it is Sims that keeps watch as they steam away from the battle. On May 7th, dove bombers approached, vectored in by a scout who sighted them, and began their attack. Neosho was the first singles out and the bombs started dropping. Neosho is hit repeatedly by one set and again by another, together achieving 7 direct hits. From stem to stern she was afire and steering was knocked out. Clear the tanker was all but lost, they focused attention on Sims. The nimble destroyer avoided most bombs dropped on her, however these men were the marksman of the carrier fleet and her luck ran out as 3 bombs hit her in rapid succession. Her back broken, she jack knifed and sank almost immediately. Just as she was going under, a magazine went up in a massive explosion leaving only 13 survivors (that’s nearly 180 lost). Neosho didn’t fair much better having lost 170+ herself in the attack. On May 11th, after 96 hours adrift, destroyer USS Henley picked up the 120 survivors of the tanker and 13 of Sims then scuttled the Oiler with gun fire. #wwii #ww2 #worldwartwo #worldwarii #worldwar2 #usn #navy #destroyer #warship #ship #maritime #history #photo #bomber #battleofthecoralsea #coralsea #tanker #1939 #1942 #2018 #tragedy #explosion #lestweforget #neosho #sims
— I never took you All that seriously Shuffling old man Comb over Cane cramped Limping Hips askance Howling on the playground Northern Ireland Lilting through in Every frost breath Barrage - “Beys, you dere beys!” “Stop dat!” Until that Saturday I had detention You, snug in your office Brown wood nook Full of boot polish String - garden trowels So banal I knocked But entered too fast I saw you shaky shove That silver flask Away The ghost of Whiskey washing round The room - But it wasn’t the booze That bothered me No - Cosied by the flask In that drawer The long knife A rusty loop of wire With handles The threadbare Green beret And on your desk Fading in its frame Young you Rifle couched casually Under arm Beside other Once young men Smiling at the birdie “Time ta clean bey” You slurred Classrooms for me - Dark tunnels Of memory for you - Hand in my back Shoving me out Away from that photo A jungle in Asia Sand bags and Silver nitrate palms — #poetry #poems #poet #poetsofig #poetsofinstagram #poetsofinsta #poetrycommunity #poetryclub #poemoftheday #spilledinkpoetry #spilledink #authorsofinstagram #author #booklove #booklife #booklifestyle #booklovers #booknerds #bookclub #reading #readers #readersofinstagram #readersofinsta #words #literature #wordsoftheday #lestweforget #forgotten #veteran #veterans Photo credit loadoutroom.com
Paid a visit to the #poppywave at Fort Nelson today and glorious weather for it also! 14-18 NOW Royal Armouries #lestweforget #poppy #poppies #photography Nikon Europe #HDR #highdynamicrange Visit Portsmouth #adobe #photoshop #red #sea #wave #Portsmouth #palmerston #fort
The Thirsk Spitfire .... the best piece of Yarnbombing I have ever seen. #raf #raf100 #royalairforce #pilots #spitfire #thirsk #yorkshire #ww11 #dambusters #lestweforget #flight
The veterans of Life on the Line. (Group 3.) From #WW2 to #Afghanistan and #Iraq - these are the men and women who donned a uniform and put their life on the line for their country. Don’t just say #LestWeForget and think of a faceless veteran, but hear their voices; know their stories. Pictured: 14 Hugh Kelly // 15 Adrian Clunies-Ross // 16 Chris May // 17 Dave Stafford Finney // The Veterans Project with Tim Kolczak // 18 Don Barnby Vol I & Vol II // 19 Sally Heidenreich // 20 Doug Gilling // Line of Fire with Chantelle Taylor. Listen to their episodes in your podcast app or on our website (link in bio). Just search for “Life on the Line”. Subscribe to the podcast for #Australian #stories as you’ve never heard them before. #ThankYouForYourService #WeWillRememberThem #ANZAC #veteran #podcast #armedforces #meninuniform #womeninuniform #war #military #history #truestories #navy #army #SpecialForces #SAS #SpecialAirService
Sunny Sunday stroll in the park. #jephsongardens #loveleam #poppies #sculpture #lestweforget
Paying my respects to the fallen and the men of #617squadron #dambusters #lestweforget
Look at these rangers lads keeping Britain safe 🇬🇧👊🏻 Like for respect ❤️ Follow @footballfightingterrorism for more content like this! ————————————————— #football #rangers #army #edl #england #britain #footie #scotland #northernireland #queen #fckisis #antiterrorism #king #royals #respect #helpforheroes #poppy #unionism #lestweforget #hero #union #unionjack #nation #fuckisis
Go and check out the great charity single by Skipinnish for Scottish Teen Eilidh MacLeod who was one of the 22 who tragically lost their life in last year’s Manchester bombing. Terrorism will never win #LestWeForget #NeverForgetManchester22
A French mortar team pictured in 1916. 🇫🇷 . . . . . . #ww1 #france #army #french #frenchhistory #history #thegreatwar #battle #attack #lestweforget #ww2
In Belgium even the cats pay their respects #ypres #flandersfield #northsalienttour #lestweforget
ANZAC / GALLIPOLI 🇦🇺🇹🇷🇳🇿 - Words cannot begin to express this place. Extremely moving and a privilege to be here! #anzac #gallipoli #lestweforget #canakkale #turkey #gadventures
🇩🇪 Ein Übel mit dem Franck leben muss... Unzählige Male musste er schon den Kampfmittelräumdienst rufen um explosive Hinterlassenschaften entfernen zu lassen. Immer wieder werden auch die sterblichen Überreste von Soldaten beider Seiten entdeckt. Leider kommt es auch immer öfters vor das Schatzsucher nachts in das Gelände eindringen um Dinge zu entwenden oder selbst danach zu graben. Traurig und sehr dumm, denn dadurch gefährden sie nicht nur ihr eigenes Leben, sondern auch das von kommenden normalen Besuchern. Diese Bilder hat und Franck zukommen lassen, in der Hoffnung das diese Funde abschrecken! ... 🇬🇧 An evil with which Franck has to live ... Countless times he had to call the ordnance clearance service to remove explosive legacies. Again and again, the mortal remains of soldiers on both sides are discovered. Unfortunately, more and more often the treasure hunter invades the grounds at night to steal things or even dig for them. Sad and very stupid, because they endanger not only their own lives, but also that of coming normal visitors. These pictures have been sent to Franck in the hope that these finds will scare off! ... #ww2 #worldwar2 #wwii #lestweforget #normandie #normandietourisme #dday #ddaylandings #overlord #militaryhistory #combathistory #ww2daily #ww2dailyhistory #ww2dailyphotography #war #krieg #history #routesofhistory #historicplaces #liberte #zweiterweltkrieg #battle @dday_history
It’s always very thought provoking driving through Normandy #remember #poppies #france #normandy #lestweforget #dday #remembrance
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WWII painting now on display at Carlisle Castle #lestweforget #cumbrianart #carlisle #marionmcburnieart
Black Watch Memorial. - I've whipped past this on the road many many times. Yesterday I finally stopped to take a look. It's a really stunning memorial. • • • • #blackwatch #warmemorial #dundee #secondworldwar #scottishsoldier #whatangiesaw #drivingpic #roadside #lestweforget #visitscotland #scotlandisnow #scottishhistory #angus
Private John Steele was the American paratrooper who landed on the pinnacle of the church tower in Sainte-Mere-Eglise on D-Day, June 6, 1944. On the night before D-Day, the town was a target of the 82nd Airborne Division. During the night a house in the east of the town square was in fire. The church bell was rung. Around 01:00 o’clock two sticks from the 1st and 2nd battalions were dropped in error directly over the village. John Steele was one of these paratrooper. His parachute was caught in one of the pinnacles of the church tower, causing the suspension lines of his parachute to stretch to their full length, leaving him hanging on the side of the church. Since the D-Day landing many speculations have arisen around John Steele and his landing and the town of Ste.-Mere-Eglise. One thing is certain, the figure to his honor in St.-Mere-Eglise at the church tower is one of the most famous landmarks of the landing beaches... —————————————————————— #linkofhistory #normandie1944 #dday #dday_history #ddayhistory #wwii #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday #photography #veteran #ddayveteran #operationoverlord #normandie #normandy #lestweforget #historiansunion #worldwar2 #ww2daily #history #instahistory #ddaylandings #war #omahabeach #johnsteele #stemereeglise @routes_of_history
A humbling experience for our Travellers being in Gallipoli seeing where the ANZAC soldiers landed in WW1. ANZAC Cove, Beach Cemetery, Line Pine Cemetery, Chunuk Bair. 📍- Gallipoli (ANZAC Cove) 🗺️- Contiki Ultimate European 📆- Day #29 #contiki #ultimateeuropean #contikievans #contikiremi #Turkey #gallipoli #anzac #anzaccove #lonepinecemetery #australian #newzealand #lestweforget #chunukbair #contiki1610 @contiki
Some of our Heroes are buried at #horwichparishchurch #lestweforget #heroes #horwich #bolton
Wow! Another one to tick off the bucket list: My finger on the trigger of a 1942 Luger #Luger #P08 #Decommissioned #WW2 #History #LestWeForget
(Photo 2 is painting of the wreck, on cover of “The Victorian Titanic” by Kieth Austin) About the time Germany became a nation the Adler Line ordered in a new passenger vessel from Napier R & Sons shipbuilders in Britain. This new ship was to be 3,400 tons, 380 ft in length and could go about 13 knots. Launched in 1873, she would be named the Schiller. It wasn’t very long into this ship’s career when tragedy would befall her. It was May 7th, 1875, and Schiller was making her way through dense fog at the very southern tip of Great Britain. Suddenly the deck shook as though she was rammed by another ship, but in fact she had run straight into the Retarrier Ledges which gouged out a chunk of her hull. Two life boats managed to make it safely into the water and Schiller’s crew fired off distress canons. The other boats were either dashed to pieces on the rock’s face or failed to be launched properly, now over 300 people were trapped on board and no other way to get off. The locals hadn’t heard the canons and it wasn’t until the next morning when they set up a rescue attempted to those still clinging to wreckage after Schiller broke up in the surf over night. Of this endeavor, and the survivors in the boats, a combined total of 37 survived, leaving behind 335 to a watery grave. #tragedy #disaster #ship #maritime #history #photo #painting #art #merchantmarine #merchantnavy #german #liner #wrecked #retarrierledge #fog #1873 #1875 #2018 #adlerline #lestweforget #schiller
Proud to remember my Great Uncle Ernest; Doctor, Soldier, Irish Rugby International, awarded the Military Cross for bravery and killed in action aged 28 . . . . . . #rememberanceday #rememberancesunday #lestweforget #soldier #military #uniform #vintagephotography #analoguephotography #antiquephoto #antiquephotograph #antique
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