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Frantisek Fajtl was one of the most known Czechoslovak fighter pilots in WWII. After fighting in the Battle of France and Battle of Britain, Fajtl became the first Czechoslovak to command a British squadron, namely the 122nd Squadron, but he was shot down with his Spitfire in France. From there, Fajtl managed to cross Vichy France and get to Spain through the Pyrenees, where he was arrested and imprisoned. After Britain put strong diplomatic pressure on Spain, Fajtl got back to Britain to command the 313th Czechoslovak Fighter Squadron. In 1944, Frantisek Fajtl was selected as commander of a group of fighter pilots that were sent to the Soviet Union, where they received training on the Lavochkin La-5 fighter planes. These men formed the 1st Czechoslovak Independent Fighter Regiment and joined the Slovak National Uprising, while being surrounded by the enemy. Frantisek Fajtl, holder of 4 Czechoslovak War Crosses 1939, who ended the war fighting in the Battle of Ostrava, was released from the Czechoslovak Army after the February 1948 communist coup, demoted to the rank of Private and imprisoned in 1950 for sixteen months doing hard labor. Frantisek Fajtl was partially rehabilitated in 1964 and fully rehabilitated only after the fall of the communist regime. #wwii #ww2 #worldwar2 #worldwarii #secondworldwar #military #history #war #aviator #aviation #aviationlovers #aviationphotography #pilot #fighterpilot #lavochkin #sovietunion #redarmy #slovaknationaluprising #slovenskenarodnepovstanie #ostrava #fajtl #frantisekfajtl #czechoslovakia #ceskoslovensko #czechrepublic #ceskarepublika #slovakia #slovensko #thecornerofdeath
Los cosacos y la Segunda Guerra Mundial. El caso de los cosacos en la Segunda Guerra Mundial es la historia de la polarización de un pueblo ya de por sí bastante heterogeneo. Se tiende a reincidir en la idea errónea de que los cosacos (dicho así, en general) se unieron a la Alemania nazi durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial por su aversión al régimen soviético. Esto no es cierto, y simplifica de forma falaz una situación muy compleja que hunde sus raíces en el siglo XIX. Muchas veces se generaliza sobre la totalidad del pueblo cosaco una actitud y características propias de sus élites militres, que actuaron como fuerza de terror durante el zarismo a cambio de privilegios, que permitía a sus líderes militares mantener el modelo social semi-tribal (con ciertos tintes esclavistas), basado en el dominio de los atamanes y la jerarquía militar. Sin embargo la gran mayoría de los cosacos a principios de siglo XX vivían en la pobreza, con una economía basada exclusivamente en el arrendamiento de unas tierras muy susceptibles a la hambruna y la miseria. Justo antes de la Primera Guerra Mundial hubo incluso levantamientos en algunas comunidades de cosacos (llamadas stanitsa), que no reconocieron ni a los atamanes ni al gobierno central. En la Primera Guerra Mundial las unidades cosacas tuvieron un papel destacadísimo y recibieron gran reconocimiento. Ahora bien, ya se arrastraba cierta tensión y división entre los cosacos y la Revolución Bolchevique acabó por sacar a flote la profunda división de la sociedad cosaca. La gran masa de cosacos empobrecidos aceptó de buen grado los decretos de la revolución, que anunciaban la salida de Rusia de la guerra, la integración de los mismos en el nuevo modelo agrícola y el respeto de sus tradiciones siempre y cuando no chocasen con la constitución soviética (recordemos que los cosacos consentían los harenes de esclavas, la dote, la solución de rencillas mediante duelos a muerte, etc). #secondworldwar #segundaguerramundial #WWII #cossacks #cosacos #russia #ussr #urss #unionsovietica #nazigermany #nazi #wehrmacht #russiancivilwar #civilwar #greatpatrioticwar #thirdreich #tercerreich #historia #history
CAMPO DE AUSCHWITZ Fue uno de los campos de concentración y exterminio que los alemanes establecieron en Polonia. Se calcula que más de 1.300.000 millones fueron internadas en el y que el 90% fueron asesinadas. El campo estaba compuesto por tres campos y 39 subalternos. Un lugar donde siempre se respirará intranquilamente, en el que una sensación de malestar, tristeza y consternación nos recorrerá el cuerpo. Aún así, siempre que se pueda se debería de visitar para tener conciencia de hasta que punto puede llegar la locura humana. #auschwitz #krakow #cracovia #cracow #poland #polish #polska #history #historia #secondworldwar #polonia #visitpoland #visitkrakow #EduardoGomez #DiscoveryAtlantis
An abandoned German Panzer PzKpfw IV tank which had been backed into a house for cover, north of the River Marano, during the Battle of San Marino. September 17 1944. #abandoned #german #panzeriv #panzerkampfwageniv #mediumtank #battleofsanmarino #secondworldwar #history #september1944
British troops with a French Hotchkiss H39 tank (Sr/Nº 40686) in Steinland, Norway, May/June 1940. #britishsoldiers #britishtroops #french #hotchkissh39 #cavalrytank #serialnumber #no40686 #steinland #norway #may1940 #june1940 #secondworldwar #history
Char 2C Nº95 (5) "Touraine" formation of 51st Bataillon de Chars de Combat (Heavy Tank Battalion), seen here photographed with German troops. #char2c #no95 #touraine #formation #51stbattaliondecharsdecombat #heavytankbattalion #germansoldiers #falloffrance #secondworldwar #history #june1940 #france
A German soldier inspects an abandoned French AMC-35 medium Cavalry tank, one of the few to see service with the French Army in the last days of the German offensive of 1940. #germansoldier #inspects #abandoned #french #amc35 #cavalrytank #secondworldwar #history #battleoffrance #1940 #france
Four crew members of Char C2 super-heavy tank 'POITOU', 51st Bataillon de Chars de Combat, pose for a photograph in front of their colossal vehicle. Briey, France. October 1939. #four #crewmembers #char2c #superheavytank #poitou #51stbattaliondecharsdecombat #poseforaphotograph #secondworldwar #history #october1939 #briey #france 🇫🇷 #france
Ce model de ceinturon de l'armée Américaine appelé: "M36", possède des oeillets, permettant aux soldats d'accrocher leurs équipements. Disponible sur callmilitaria.com #callmilitaria #militaria #militariacollector #ww2 #military #war #history #collector #collections #army #us #camouflage #willys #jeep #worldwar2 #worldwar #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #shop #normandie #utah #omahabeach #usa
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting bomb damaged streets in the East End of London, October 1940. #kinggeorgevi #queenelizabeth #visiting #bombdamagedstreets #eastendoflondon #london #england #theblitz #secondworldwar #history #october1940
Panzerkampfwagen VI 'Tiger', Ausf. E, Sd.Kfz. 181, #332 of 3./Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 (3./s.Pz.Abt.503), stuck in the mud on the banks of a river near the town of Znamenka, Tambovskaya oblast, Soviet Union, October 1943. #panzervi #panzerkampfwagenvi #tigeri #heavytank #tigeriausfe #schwerepanzerabteilung503 #stuckinthemud #znamenka #tambovskayaoblast #sovietunion #secondworldwar #greatpatrioticwar #history #october1943
IJN battleship 'Yamato' during sea trials off Japan near Bungo Strait, (outside Sukumo Bay) 20 October 1941. #imperialjapanesenavy #ijnyamato #seatrials #japan #near #bungostraits #sukumobay #secondworldwar #pacificwar #history #october1941
A Sherman tank of the 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division, probably during the offensive in the province of North Rhine-Westphalia; April 1945. #m4sherman #mediumtank #m4a3105mmhvss #66tharmoredregiment #2ndarmoreddivision #northrhinewestphalia #secondworldwar #history #april1945
A formation of Hawker Hurricane Mk.Is of Nº85 Squadron RAF based at Church Fenton in Yorkshire, climbs above the clouds, led by Squadron Leader Peter Wooldridge Townsend, 5th October 1940. #formation #hawkerhurricane #hawkerhurricanemk1 #no85squadron #royalairforce #basedat #churchfenton #secondworldwar #battleofbritain #history #ledby #squadronleader #peterwooldridgetownsend #october1940 #october51940
M4 Sherman tank fitted with a 'dozer blade' (possibly with the 745th Tank Battalion), driving through the underpass of the station in Aachen - Rothe Erde railroad station, October 20, 1944. #m4sherman #mediumtank #fitted #dozerblade #745thtankbattalion #drivingthrough #underpass #station #aachen #germany 🇩🇪 #germany #secondworldwar #history #october201944 #october1944
4 May 1945 – German surrender at Lüneburg Heath The senior members of the German delegation: General Admiral Hans-Georg Friedeburg, Rear Admiral Gerhard Wagner and General Eberhard Kinzel arrive in their Mercedes 170V cabrio saloon staff car, to deliver a letter from Field Marshal Keitel offering to surrender Army Group Vistula. #surrenderofgermany #germansurrenderatlunebergheath #admiral #hansgeorgfriedburg #rearadmiral #gehardwagner #general #eberhardkinzel #armygroupvistula #secondworldwar #history #luneburgheath #may41945
Warsaw-August or the beginning of September 1939. In the foreground a Polish soldier supervising work on the construction of anti-aircraft ditches for civilians. The civilian population in Warsaw was involved in defending the city. Residents commonly reported to build fortifications and barricades. Individual circles undertook initiatives supporting the appeal of the President of the Republic to defend the Homeland. Warsaw was preparing for war in the last days of August. Already on August 25, 1939, anti-chipping ditches began to be excavated on squares, squares and parks. Viewed from above, they resembled complex bastion systems. You could find them almost everywhere. In the Three Crosses, Malachowski, Narutowicza, and Starynkiewicza squares, in the Ujazdowski Park. The civilian population helped in the construction of anti-aircraft ditches, tanks, barricades, organized field kitchens for soldiers, hospitals, endured inconveniences, deaths of relatives, hunger and lack of drinking water, and even fought with the enemy. The desire to join the help was so great that many hours were waiting for several hours until there was a free shovel, spade or something to do. And in the later phase of Warsaw's defense many men volunteered to fight at the front. On September 12, Starzyński announced on the radio that the commander of the defense of Warsaw, General Walerian Czuma, authorized the creation of the first defense unit of Warsaw and, as a result, asked 600 capable, ready-to-fight people to appear in front of the Mostowski Palace in half an hour. Before he finished speaking, there were several thousand volunteers waiting for him. With difficulty, he managed to choose from this crowd only 600 people. Interestingly, when they were left to get uniforms and weapons, it turned out that there were 800 of them. I also invite you to @_history_pl No copyright infringement is intended.
British Crusader tank crew taking a chow break in North Africa. These tanks quickly became obsolete due to insufficient armor protection. They were withdrawn from service by late 1943. #british #crusadertank #mediumtank #takingachowbreak #eating #northafrica #secondworldwar #history
General Erwin Rommel looking at a map with Oberst Eduard Crasemann, commander of the 15th Panzer Division and other officers in the Gazala area of North Africa, May 1942. Rommel is in his Schützenpanzer Befehlsfahrzeug Sd.Kfz 250/3 ("Greif"), a light armoured halftrack. #general #erwinrommel #thedesertfox #lookingatamap #oberst #eduardcrasemann #commander #15thpanzerdivision #gazala #northafrica #secondworldwar #history #afrikakorps #deutschesafrikakorps #schützepanzer #befehlsfahrzeug #sdkfz2503 #greif #may1942
On October 24, 1942, a bundle of grenades was thrown into the interior of a cafe-only Café Club in Warsaw. The action was a retaliation for the execution of Pawiak prisoners. The murder of 50 Poles was a retaliation of the Germans for the AK action "Wieniec" against the German rail transport, which was carried out on the night of October 7 to 8. The Germans recognized that the communists were responsible for it, and as a part of the bloody repression they murdered mainly communist prisoners. Pawiak. Command of the communist guerrilla decided to retaliate. The garnet bundles were thrown out of the shop windows, which hurt a few Café Club guests. There were no deaths against GL's propaganda. The action of the communist underground was condemned by the Home Army and assessed as unnecessary and unthinking. The Polish Underground State stood in the position of unprovoking the Germans with actions that, apart from publicity, did not bring tangible results. The communist conspiracy that operated in Poland during World War II was created by Stalin and acted only in Moscow's interest. In 1942, the Kremlin hoped with the hands of the pro-communist guerrilla to trigger an uprising in Poland and break the German supply lines to the east. At the end of the war, the main focus of GL-AL's operations was already directed at the Polish independence underground (mainly AK and NSZ). In the fight against communists, or just several hundred soldiers of the Polish underground were murdered. During the war, the leadership of the communist underground led the so-called "Disinformation action" consisting in combating the Polish underground with denunciations to the Gestapo. The People's Guard and then the People's Army were the armed arm of the PPR party and they had nothing to do with Polish interests. The management of these structures, closely connected with the networks of Soviet intelligence, carried out current orders received via the radio from the Moscow headquarters. This formation from the right to the left did not treat the Underground in Poland differently than as a Soviet agent. I also invite you to @history_pl_color
hey look a repost............................................................... #memes #edits #ww2 #ww2edits #worldwar #war #krieg #deutsch #german #secondworldwar #meme #aesthetic #video
𝕻𝖆𝖓𝖟𝖊𝖗𝕶𝖆𝖒𝖕𝖋𝖂𝖆𝖌𝖊𝖓 𝖁 𝕻𝖆𝖓𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖗 - The Panther was the 5th mid to late war model of the Panzer or PanzerKampfWagen. They had up to 100mm of armor, a 7.5cm KwK 42 L/70, 2 MG-34's, all your standard comms and all, and a V12 Petrol Maybach HL230 P30. They were the response to T-34's and other similar tanks. Today, only a handful remain as most were scrapped or destroyed. You can find some footage of them but like most german war footage it's also somewhat destroyed or lost. #waffen #panzer #panther #tank #tanks #armor #war #krieg #history #waffenss #wehrmacht #german #deutsch #ww2 #worldwar #secondworldwar #meme
Teniente de Infanteria Paracaidista MATT BAKER. División 101 Aerotransportada, Regimiento 506. 1944. Normandia, Francia. Excelentes fotos retratos de: Alejandro Rubio de @fotora.grupo #airborne101 #101stairborne #currahee #segundaguerramundial #dday #soldiersww2 #worldwar2 #101aerotransportada #ww2 #ww2history #secondworldwar #normandy #normandia #bandofbrothers #paratroopers #paratroopersww2 #aarsgm #argentina #codww2
#OnThisDay October 24, 1951 | President Truman declares the U.S. war with Germany is officially over. ‬(Photo by: U.S. Army)
A group of Curtiss P-40 Warhawks escorted a pair of Consolidated B-24D Liberators on a flight near the Aleutian islands, Alaska, 1944.#escort #plane #airplane #b24 #p40 #flight #war #warhistory #worldhistory #military #militaryhistory #militaryscience #photo #photograph #photography #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #sky #color #colorized
The Grumman F6F Hellcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft of World War II. Designed to replace the earlier F4F Wildcatand to counter the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero, it was the United States Navy's dominant fighter in the second half of the Pacific War. The Hellcat competed with the faster Vought F4U Corsair for that role and prevailed, as the Corsair had significant issues with carrier landings. The Corsair instead was primarily deployed to great effect in land-based use by the U.S. Marine Corps. Powered by a 2,000 hp (1,500 kW) Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp, the same powerplant used for both the Corsair and the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, the F6F was an entirely new design, but it still resembled the Wildcat in many ways. Some military observers tagged the Hellcat as the "Wildcat's big brother". .. Follow for more content!! #eeuu 🇺🇸 #usa #allies #battle #ww2 #war #armored #combat #aircraft #raf #fighter #dogfights #historianslegion #secondworldwar
First Machine Mondays post even if it's a Tuesday! I don't know how to hack and all content is original:) #battlefield #battlefield1 #bf1 #battlefield5 #battlefieldv #bf5 #bfv #aviation #daimler #aircraft #airplanes #planes #plane #norway #awesome #machine #mondaywasyesterday #gameplay #game #gamer #gaming #games #secondworldwar #worldwar2 #worldwar #snow #cold #1940 #v12 Follow @jimmyultra_20 , @tez9782 , and @dor2_3 for awesome Battlefield content!👍🏼
A Group of United States Medics leaving a landing craft on Utah Beach, Normandy France, 6th of June 1944. Once the infantry took the ground it is thier job to do the healing. It may sometimes be away fron the frontlines sometimes. But it sure is not a walk in the park. _____________________________________ #HistoriansUnion #The8thLegion #German #France #Britain #honor #honorbound #respect #worldwar #wwii #secondworldwar #worldwar2 #Germany #ww2 #Italian #British #Russia #freedom #SovietUnion #Russian #Italy #TheWarToEndAllWars #miracle #History #USA
Sherman "Holy Roller" M4 #secondworldwar #londonontario
German soldiers with a knocked out French Char B1-bis № 238 "Hardi" 2nd Platoon, 3rd company, 8th BCC. May 17, 1940 in the area of Origny Sainte Benoîte, Picardy, France. #germansoldiers #knockedout #french #charb1bis #no238 #hardi #2ndplatoon #3rdcompany #8thbcc #secondworldwar #history #battleoffrance #orignysaintebenoîte #picardy #france 🇫🇷 #may1940
"🇪🇸 Spanish naval aviation" - (Part 4 = The Spanish buy a light carrier from the U.S. Navy, first as helicopter-only, later on the Spanish Navy deploys harriers on the ship) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - 🇪🇸 An aerial photograph of a Spanish AV-8S Matador harrier aircraft, taken from a second harrier, in flight near the Spanish Navy aircraft carrier Dedalo (R01). Note, the harriers and helicopter on the ship's flight deck. June 1st, 1988. — https://www.defenseimagery.mil DN-SC-88-08301 - Lt Commander John Leenhouts, U.S. Navy - (copyright expired) -------------------------------------------- In 1967 the name "Dédalo" would return to a warship in the Armada Eapañola. After over twelve years in mothballs in the United States, the WWII-era Independence-class light aircraft carrier USS Cabot (CVL-28) was loaned to Spain. The loan was converted to a sale in 1972. Now the second "Dédalo" initially deployed with the Spanish Navy as a helicopter-only anti-submarine warfare carrier operating the SH-3D Sea King and other helicopters from 1967 to 1976. -------------------------------------------- After testing from April 1st 1969 to the early 1970s, it was decided to order and deploy short-take-off-and-vertical-landing (STOVL) AV-8S Matadors (AV-8A Harriers) when the Dédalo was overhauled. Since the Harriers' downdraft on vertical landing would have damaged the wooden deck, protective metal sheathing was installed on the rear area of the flight deck. The first batch of six AV-8S single seat and two TAV-8S two seat Harrier aircraft were delivered to the Armada Española throughout 1976. A second batch of four AV-8S aircraft was delivered in 1980. Unlike some aircraft carriers used for Harrier operations in the 1980s, a ski-jump to assist (STOVL) takeoff was never installed on the Spanish aircraft carrier Dédalo, limiting the maximum takeoff weight of her Harriers. — #🇪🇸AviationoftheArmadaEspañola
Char B1-bis № 254 'Bombardier' ​​(Bombarde), abandoned June 10, 1940 due to a fault in the hydraulic transmission Naeder town Brel (Bresles). #charb1bis #heavytank #bombardier #bombarde #abandoned #secondworldwar #history #battleoffrance #naeder #brel #bresles #france 🇫🇷 #june1940
German soldiers next to the French tank Char B1-bis No. 263 "Sirocco", thrown in the woods between Etav-e-Bocquier and Vassigny without fuel, May 1940. #germansoldiers #posing #french #charb1bis #heavytank #secondworldwar #history #france 🇫🇷 #may1940
Three of the four crewmen of a French Char B1 bis “Fleurie” pose next to their mount shortly before the German invasion of France. Winter/spring of 1940. #crewmen #french #charb1bis #heavytank #secondworldwar #history #battleoffrance #falloffrance #fleurie #1940 #france 🇫🇷
Abandoned in Bohlevale, France, Char B1-bis No. 540., 1940. #abandoned #charb1bis #heavytank #secondworldwar #history #battleoffrance #falloffrance #bohlevale #france 🇫🇷 #1940
Somewhere along the N2 between Beaumont and Avesnes 'Verdun II' was hit in a track and immobilized during a fire exchange with leading elements from the 7th Panzer Division on the evening of May 16, 1940. #charb1bis #heavytank #between #beaumont #avesnes #verdunii #secondworldwar #history #battleoffrance #falloffrance #may1940 #france 🇫🇷
Members of the West German Federal customs service (Bundeszollverwaltung) and East German border troops (Grenztruppen) meet at a border entrance with a sign above them that reads "Halt Heir Zonengrenze" (stop here zone boundary). Definitely interesting to see the two sides meet and to see the differences in the uniforms. --------------------------------------------------------------------------Follow my great friends! @busters_militaria @jon.the.collector @sgt_hans_reporting_for_duty ---------------------------------------------------------------------------#worldwar2 #secondworldwar #ww2 #wwii #coldwar #postwar #westgermany #brd #eastgermany #ddr #soviet #sovietunion #warsawpact #easternblock #whermacht #luftwaffe #waffenss #bundeswehr #bundesgrenzschutz #bundeszollverwaltung #bundespolizei #polizei #bordergaurd #military #police
October 23, 1944 #OTD World War II: Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita's flagship the heavy cruiser Atago sinks during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, Of Atago’s crewmen, there were 529 survivors, including Vice Admiral Kurita, but 360 were killed, including Atago’s Chief Engineer, Captain (Rear Admiral posthumously) Domen Keizo. #secondworldwar #battleofleytegulf #viceadmiral #takeokurita #flagship #heavycruiser #atago #sinks #529survive #includingtheviceadmiral #history #onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #1944 #october231944 #imperialjapanesenavy #japan
October 23, 1944 #OTD World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The largest naval battle in history begins in the Philippines. Pictured: The U.S. Navy light aircraft carrier USS Princeton (CVL-23) burning soon after she was hit by a Japanese bomb while operating off the Philippines on 24 October 1944. This view, taken from the battleship USS South Dakota (BB-57) at about 1001 hrs., shows the large smoke column passing aft following a heavy explosion in the carrier's hangar deck. #secondworldwar #battleofleytegulf #begins #largestnavalbattle #usnavy #unitedstates #imperialjapanesenavy #empireofjapan #japan #history #philippines #onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #1944 #october231944
Once the war in Europe ended, WW2 W.A.C. Ilene Hall thought she would finally get to see her husband again. But when she received word that he was to be sent to the ongoing war against Japan, she made an incredible journey across Europe for the chance to see him one last time. Watch the full video at the link in our bio. —————————— #wwii #ww2 #worldwar2 #worldwarii #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #greatestgeneration #memoirsofwwii #wwiiveteran #ww2veteran #veteran #history #war
"Germans Bomb Dublin" by British Pathé newsreel footage from 1941 ______________________________________ On the 31st of May 1941 Luftwaffe Aircraft dropped 4 High Explosive Bombs on the North Strand area of Dublin City. At approx. 02:00hrs the 1st bomb fell destroying two houses in Ballybough , the 2nd bomb fell near Dublin Zoo damaging Áras an Uachtaráin (President of Ireland's official residence). The 3rd bomb fell on the North Circular Road. However none had killed anyone until the 4th bomb dropped. It fell on North Strand Destroying 17 homes and doing damage to a further 50. 28 people were killed as a result and 90 injured. Around 400 were homeless. It wasn't the first time Ireland had been bombed during the war. However, it is difficult to grasp how the Luftwaffe could have mistaken any Irish City for an English one as Ireland did not enforce any blackout during the war due to its neutrality. It has been noted that it was the only city between Moscow & New York not in darkness. Furthermore, it angered the British who feared Dublin was being used as a reference point from which the Luftwaffe used to target English cities more precisely. ______________________________________ Source: Irish Independent Source: British Pathé ______________________________________ #worldwar2 #ww2 #secondworldwar #soldier #militaria #military #ww2uniform #irish #irishdefenceforces #ireland #eire #gaeilge #collector #propaganda #reenactment #rifle #ulster #leinster #connaght #munster #poster #propagandaposter
October 23, 1942 #OTD World War II: Second Battle of El Alamein, begins. At El Alamein in northern Egypt, the British Eighth Army under Field Marshal Montgomery begins a critical offensive to expel the Italian Army under General Ettore Bastico and the German Afrika Korps under the command of the legendary General (Field Marshal) Erwin Rommel. Pictured: Second Battle of El Alamein, Deployment of Forces on October 23rd, 1942. #educationalpurposesonly #historicalpurposesonly #secondworldwar #history #secondbattleofelalamein #begins #britisheightharmy #fieldmarshalbernardmontgomery #begins #criticaloffensive #expel #italianarmy #general #ettorebastico #german #afrikakorps #deutschesafrikakorps #general #fieldmarshal #erwinrommel #thedesertfox #onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #elalamein ma#egypt #1942 #october231942
Untergang der „Roma“ 9. September 1943 Teil ll Gegen 15:30 Uhr stießen die Bomber bei Capo Testa an der Küste Sardiniens auf den italienischen Verband und griffen ihn an. Konventionelle Bomben wurden normalerweise in einem Winkel von 80° fast direkt über dem Ziel abgeworfen, der Abwurf der Fritz X erfolgte jedoch in einem Winkel von 60° weit vor dem Ziel, danach flog die Bombe auf das Ziel zu. Da diese neue Waffenart den Italienern vollkommen unbekannt war, deuteten sie den „zu frühen“ Abwurf der Bomben dahingehend, dass die Deutschen sie nicht tatsächlich angreifen, sondern ihnen einen Schuss vor den Bug setzen wollten. Erst kurz vor dem Einschlag der Bomben erkannten sie, dass es sich um einen echten Angriff handelte. Innerhalb von fünf Minuten wurde die Roma zweimal getroffen. Die erste Bombe traf das Heck und schlug auf der Steuerbordseite ein und durchschlug den gesamten Rumpf, ohne zu explodieren. Dieser Treffer führte zu Wassereinbrüchen und reduzierte die Geschwindigkeit auf zehn Knoten. Um 15:50 Uhr schlug die zweite Bombe zwischen dem Kommandoturm und dem zweiten vorderen Hauptgeschützturm Nr. 2 ein. Durch den Treffer explodierte das vordere Hauptmagazin, die Wucht der Explosion war so stark, dass der 1500 t schwere Turm Nr. 2 weggesprengt wurde. Kurz darauf kenterte die Roma, zerbrach in zwei Teile und versank. Von der Besatzung überlebten 596 Mann. 1393 Besatzungsmitglieder, darunter Admiral Bergamini, gingen mit dem Schiff unter. Das Schwesterschiff Italia wurde beschädigt. #wwii #ww2 #battleshiproma #fritzx #worldwar2history #warhistory #worldwartwo #luftwaffe #history #military #worldwar2 #worldwarii #war #battleship #regiamarina #littorioclass #laspezia #fritzxbomb #secondworldwar #italia #battleshipitalia #dornier217 #germanairforce #battleships #militaryhistory #historyinpictures #marinaiditalia #classelittorio #guidedbomb #italiannavy
A quick announcement!... If anyone is in the Savannah/Hilton Head Island area... we have a distinguished visitor in town!... If you’ve never seen, heard, or experienced a Boeing B-17, “Flying Fortress”, here’s your chance to be thrown back (for a moment) to the days of the Second World War and the skies over England and occupied Western Europe. Visiting from Madras, Oregon, on its first U.S. tour ever, the Liberty Foundations Boeing B-17G, “Madras Maiden”. She’ll be open to the viewing public for walk-throughs and flights on October 27th and 28th. She is on display for the weekend at Savannah Aviation. #madrasmaiden #boeingb17gflyingfortress #libertyfoundation #madrasoregon #ustour2018 #381stbombgroup #8thbombercommand #8thairforce #eastanglia #england 🇬🇧 #savannahaviation #savannah #savannahgeorgia #georgia #cityofsavannah #secondworldwar #visiting #openfortours #openforflights #rememberthecrews #neverforget #victoryinwwii
Visiter Bayeux c’est aussi se souvenir. • • #british #war #cemetery #secondworldwar #uk #commonwealth #remembrance #history #name #soldier #1944
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