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During his lifetime, pistolsmith John Martz converted precisely 70 Walther P38s into “Baby P38s.” This is number 70, the last one. Martz was best known for his stunning Luger work. One of his “Baby Lugers” that he’d converted to .45 ACP just sold @rockislandauction for $16,000, the same auction in which I bought this Baby P38. (I paid $3,250, P38s not being nearly so sought after as the .45 ACP Lugers.). #pewpewlife #guns #gunchannels #weaponsdaily #gunporn #gunfanatics #2a #2ndAmendment #edc #ccw #gunsofinstagram #carrytrainer #igmilitia #colt #molonlabe #nttreadonme #weaponsfanatics #1911 #firearmphotography #firearms #pistol #handgun #pewpew #tactical #bullets #hk #secondworldwar
On this day 74 years ago the Battle of the Bulge began. The last German offensive of the war on the western front was launched. They attacked the American forces in the Ardennes on what they called the Ghost front. The battle lasted for over a month and both sides suffered very high losses #ww2 #ww2history #wwii #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #battle #war #battleofthebulge #military #usarmy #bandofbrothers #easycompany #us #usa #american #museum #bastogne #soldier #weapon #ww2weapons #machinegun #30cal #ammo #belgium #travel #history #historic #historynerd #gun #militaria
Normandiya'Da Müttefik Kuvvetleri'Ne Teslim Olan Alman Askerleri.(Normandiya/Dün Ve Bugün)- - German soldiers who surrendered to the Allied Forces in Normandy.(Normandy/Then And Now)- - Daha fazlası için👉@ww2.objektif ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖- #ww2 #worldwar2 #worldwarii #warhistory #secondworldwar #history #war #waffenss #worldwartwo #deutschland #nazi #ww2history #tank #dasreich #instahistory #worldwarhistory #ww2incolor #historicalpict #nopoliticalissue #gun #army #ammo #dead #reenactment
Welcome in another episode of our ,,Native Migrant" zine. This time few pictures from. Dynamit-Aktien Gesellschaft(DAG) im. A.Noble'a in Christianstadt. Ammunition and Dynamite factory. Opened by nazis in 1939 closed in 1945. After 45 looted by Russian soldiers and after 1948 by polish workers. On around 30 square km more than 220 objects. Still many undiscovered!!. I was there around 15yrs ago. This time I had only 3 hrs to walk around. Great place for 2days of looking and searching in the middle of the forest. Today only 10 pictures but there's much much more amazing buildings , ruins, underground corridors. There's still big mystery around this place (Nazis destroyed all documentation and machines). Amazing and strange place without humanoids (especially in winter). But keep both eyes open. Very easy to get injured. Check net for more information. #secondworldwar #kombinat #alfrednobel
📷 Photo: A Type 3 Chi-Nu at the JGSDF Ordnance School in Tsuchiura, Japan. - Type 3 Medium Tank Chi-Nu was a medium tank of the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. Like the Type 1 Chi-He, this tank was an improved version of the Type 97 Chi-Ha. It incorporated a Type 3 75 mm tank gun, one of the largest Japanese tank guns during the war. - The Chi-Nu did not see combat during the war. All produced units were retained for the defense of the Japanese Homeland in anticipation of an Allied invasion. - A total of 144 to 166 units were produced by the war's end. The Type 3 Chi-Nu was the last tank that was fielded by the Imperial Japanese armed forces, and was still in production at the end of the war. . . . . . . #fotograf #fotografia #tank #mediumtank #photography #photo #worldwar #instalike #artwork #snapshot #beautiful #moment #instagood #instamoments #instapicture #instagram #insta #instapic #history #photographer #photograph #photoshot #war #like #follow #followforfollowback #secondworldwar #japaneseempire #20thcentury #tanks
My new little project from 1936. Found it in an old house in Ferchland (central Germany) last year with a BMW r20 🙊🙀😎 #oldtimer #restauration #secondworldwar #ww2 #history #garden #motorcycle #hobby #mechanics #nature #livinghistory #project #restoration
These men (1st SS Panzer Division, Kampfgruppe Hansen) are smoking captured American cigarettes, standing in front of an abandoned American scout vehicle during the Battle of the Bulge. The man on the left is holding an FN High Power pistol, and is draped in a 7.92mm MG42 ammunition belt. He has been wrongly identified as Walter Armbrusch. December 18, 1944, Poteau, Belgium —— ON THIS DAY: the Battle of the Bulge, also called Battle of the Ardennes, (December 16, 1944 –January 16, 1945), the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War 2, an unsuccessful attempt to push the Allies back from German home territory, started. The name “bulge” refers to the wedge that the Germans drove into the Allied lines. Early on the misty winter morning of December 16, 1944, more than 200 000 German troops and nearly 1000 tanks launched Adolf Hitler's last bid to reverse the ebb in his fortunes that had begun when Allied troops landed in France on D-Day. -------------------------------------------- Make sure you follow my crew: @project1944 @Antsww2_militaria @Historywarblog_ww2 @Uniformes_1939_1 @Relics_of_the_reich @Heritagemaps @intelligence_bunker @legendaryfirearms @that40skid @_loveandwar_ -------------------------------------------- . . . . . #ww2 #wwii #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #history #historiansunion #worldwarii #war #belgie #belgium #belgique #december #battle #battleofthebulge #ardennen #ardennes #smoke #smoking #cigarette #scout #onthisday #liege #offensive #western #winter #sunday #weekend #bastogne #soldier
Seven repatriated parachute-qualified Canadian officers, who took part in Special Operations Executive (S.O.E.) missions prior to and following D-Day, on a troopship arriving at Halifax, Nova Scotia December 16, 1944. In the first row, left to right: Lieutenant J.-E. Fournier, Lieutenant P.-E. Thibeault, Captain H.-A. Benoit. In the back row, left to right: Major P.-E. Labelle, Captain L.J. Taschereau, Captain L.-Guy Artois, Captain J.P. Archambeault - Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-213624 #CanadianConflicts #ww2 #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #canadianarmy #military #militaryhistory #militarytraining #canadianhistory #canadianmilitary #canadianmilitaryhistory #wwii #lestweforget #paratrooper #history #historygram #historyisfun #historynerds #historyalive #historygeek #historyrocks #historylover #historybuff #historynerd #historyiscool #historypodcast #specialoperations #onthisday #soe #specialoperationsexecutive
Battle of the Bulge, 16 December 1944 - 25 January 1945. On this day 74 years ago, on 16 December 1944, the German forces launched their last major offensive campaign that took part in region of Wallonia in eastern Belgium, northeast France and Luxembourg. The German offensive was intended to stop Allied use of the Belgian port of Antwerp and to split the Allied lines, allowing the Germans to encircle and destroy four Allied armies, and force the Western Allies to negotiate a peace treaty in the Axis powers favor. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard. American forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred their highest casualties for any operation during the war. Swipe ⬅️ for more photos. #wwii #ww2 #worldwarii #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #worldwar #war #militaryhistory #military #history #historical #battle #historic #battleofthebulge #belgium #historia #france #ardennes #army #usarmy #wehrmacht #historynerd #historybuff #historygeek #historylover
🇬🇧: THE END OF WORLD WAR TWO. The Second World War officially ends in Europe on May 8, 1945, at 11:01 pm (German time), the day after the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, signed May 7th at Reims.These videos show us the reunion after years of war, between soldier, family, love. 🇫🇷: LA FIN DE LA SECONDE GUERRE MONDIALE. La Seconde Guerre mondiale se termine officiellement en Europe le 8 mai 1945, à 23h01 (heure allemande), au lendemain de la capitulation sans condition de l'Allemagne nazie, signée le 7 mai à Reims.Ces quelques videos nous montre les retrouvailles après des années de guerre, entre soldat, famille, amour. #Wwii #ww2 #worldwar2 #ww2history #ww2photo #worldwartwo #1939 #1940 #1941 #secondworldwar #1942 #1943 #1944 #1945 #history #french #war #soldier #hitler #guerre #arme #army #reich #fhurer #allemagne #ss #soldat #wehrmacht #love
In the pictures you can see portraits of unknown Gypsy prisoners in Auschwitz. The portraits were made by Dina Gottliebova on the special order of doctor Joseph Mengele.  She was 21 year old was chosen by Mengele to draw portraits of Romani inmates/  Mengele wished to capture the Romanis' skin coloration better than he could with camera and film at that time. Gottliebová agreed if her own mother's life were spared as well. To read more about the Gypsy prisoners in Auschwitz, please go to our last post. (PC: National Archives) #auschwitz  #auschwitzbirkenau  #birkenau #auschwitzstudygroup #auschwitzconcentrationcamp #concentrationcamp  #deathcamp #holocaustmemorial  #holocaust  #shoah #subcampsofauschwitz  #asg  #wwii #worldwartwo  #secondworldwar  #history
December 16, 1941 #OTD World War II: The Japanese super-battleship IJN Yamato is commissioned into the Imperial Japanese Navy and transfers the title of Flagship from IJN Nagato. #onthisday #secondworldwar #pacificwar #japanese #battleshipyamato #ijnyamato #commissioned #imperialjapanesenavy #transfers #flagship #ijnnagato #history #onthisdayinhistory #1941 #77yearsago
A Luftwaffe Blitzmädel (or Blitzmädchen) ------------- There were ca. 500 000 Wehrmachthelferinnnen (called Blitz-Mädel or Blitzmädchen). The name was derived from the lightning emblem, the badge on the uniform sleeve or on the tie. Most of them worked in "office jobs" like shorthand typist, telephone operator or radio operator. These female "auxiliary soldiers" served also as operators for flak spotlights. #worldwar2 #wwii #ww2 #war #youcannotcensorhistory #nonpolitical #secondworldwar #worldwarii #worldwartwo #history #wartime #warhistory #axis #allies #hitler #ww2history #warpic #nazism #german #aryan #uniform #tradition #nazi #adolfhitler #ladiesinwars #womenshistory #Blitzmädel #Wehrmachthelferin #helferin
The wartime airfield of RAF Balderton. From here 60 aircraft including 16 Lancaster bombers and 200 aircrew were lost during WW2. Aircraft that flew from here were Hampden, Lancaster, Halifax, CG-4 Horsa glider, Blenheim, Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota, Waco glider. Balderton was a major USAAF location for Operation Overlord (D-Day) and Operation Market-Garden(Arnhem); Frank Whittle prototype jets were dispersed to the airfield in March 1943 and February 1944 for engine trials. 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🇬🇧 #ww2 #rafbalderton #wartime #airfield #newark #aviationlovers #avgeek #memorial #bombercommand #transportcommand #usaaf #raf #rcaf #royalairforce #unitedstatesarmyairforce #royalcanadianairforce #war #airwar #wwii #aviation #1940s aircraft#secondworldwar #aeroplanes #avrolancaster #c47skytrain #douglasdakotadc3 #dakota #airforces #airbase #uscarriergroup
The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) . In the freezing cold,Private Charles Preston, of Nicholasville, Kentucky, brushes snow from a 30-caliber machine gun mounted on his jeep.His unit is moving against the German counterattack in the Ardennes during the 'Battle of the Bulge' which is barely a week old. December 21 1944. Disastrous offensive in the Ardennes exhausted the resources of Germany on the Western Front. The German collapse opened the way for the Allies to ultimately break the Siegfried Line.
Great photos by two remarkable reenactors : @vincent_b_matthews & @militaryhistoryman 👌🏻 December 16, 2018 is the 74th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. On this date in 1944, the Germans launched their last major offensive of the war, Operation Mist. Also known as the Ardennes Offensive and the Battle of the Bulge, it was an attempt to push the Allied front line west from northern France to northwestern Belgium. The Battle of the Bulge, so-called because the Germans created a « bulge » around the Ardennes forest in pushing through the American defensive line, was the largest fought on the Western front. 📷© @vincent_b_matthews @militaryhistoryman . ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ © All copyrights belong to their respective owners ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 📩 DM us if you want to share your favorite WW2 pics with the community ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 🚫 This page is non-political. Any comment inciting hatred, discrimination or violence will be deleted, and the user blocked ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 👇🏻 Comment and tag your friends
01/1941 From left: Captain Herbert Ihlefeld, Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Galland, Captain Walter Oesau and Second Lieutenant Siegfried Schnell. I hope you'll like it :) #WW2 #worldwar2 #wwii #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #acepilot #colorizedhistory #thirdreich #nazi #history #luftwaffe #wehrmacht #axispowers #nazigermany #adolfgalland
Back to my hotel room. Perfect day, shooting in Prague for a BBC series, it's Christmas before Christmas. My first international production! special thanks to #SimonSharkey #shooting #bbc #prague #secondworldwar #Sharkeyandco #actorslife #frenchactress #curls #actinginenglish #redheadactress #redhead
Parte original do antigo muro de Berlim. 😱História na pele....reflexão de o que é ser nesse planeta 🌎 ❓❓❓ O mais legal de Berlim ( na Alemanha de forma geral) é que tudo o que tem haver com este momento histórico, é gratuíto. É visível, é informado, pra nunca esquecermos do que aconteceu, do que o homem é capaz de fazer quando o ódio comanda o coração.... #berlinwall #original #berlin #visitgermany #secondworldwar #alemanha #vacation #oquefazeremberlim #tour #turistando #viaje #viajar #eurotrip
Hans Lidén a Swedish 18 year old volunteer in the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking, Ukraine 1941. He died in Ukraine the same year due of Diphtheria. #history #historical #colorized #colorizedphoto #ww2 #worldwar2 #1941 #secondworldwar #zweiterweltkrieg #ww2photos #ww2history #axis #ss #waffenss #wiking #wwii #wwiihistory #worldwar2 #easternfront #swedish #andravärldskriget
40.000 Alman U-Boot Denizcisinden sadece 10.000 geri dönebilmiştir. İlginç olan tarafı denizaltı batarken güvenli bölmeye geçebilen mürettebat havasızlıktan ölmek zorunda kalıyordu haliyle onlarda silah ile intihar yolunu seçiyordu ayrıca derinliği fazla olmayan yerlerden bu bölümler çıkarılsa içlerinde hala üniformalı halde iskelet askerler bulunacak. Bu arada şarkı It's a Long way to Tipperary . --------------------------------------------------------------------- #ss #ww2 #ww2history   #reenacting #reenactment #tarihicanlandirma #germanhistory #wwii #soldiers #army #war #weltkrieg #wehrmacht #schutzstaffel   #mg42 #kar98 #mp40 #stg44 #secondworldwar #worldwar #1940s
16 dicembre 1944 inizia l'offensiva delle Ardenne. Alla fine della seconda guerra mondiale, la Germania nazista si trovava impegnata ed in difficoltà su 3 fronti (orientale, occidentale e nella penisola italiana). A sud gli alleati risalivano la penisola verso le Alpi con grande difficoltà. A est la armata rossa dopo l'operazione bagration era riuscita a recuperare i territori persi e inflitte molte perdite ai tedeschi, si avvicinava verso la frontiera orientale del terzo Reich, a ovest gli alleati dopo lo sbarco in Normandia, avevano liberato la Francia e il Belgio ed erano a ridosso del confine tedesco. Hitler decise di tentare una disperata mossa e concentrando le sue riserve sul fronte occidentale, contrattaccò le truppe alleate che si erano fermate a causa della stagione fredda. I tedeschi basavano il loro piano su un grande concentramento di forze e sull'effetto sorpresa. Il 16 dicembre del 1944, i tedeschi lanciarono l'offensiva nelle Ardenne in Belgio, approfittando anche di condizioni meteo che non favorivano i voli aerei alleati. L'intento di Hitler era quello di "ributtare" gli alleati visto che il 6 giugno erano sbarcati in Normandia. All'inizio gli alleati furono colti di sorpresa e i tedeschi ebbero dei successi iniziali, tuttavia i problemi logistici e l'arrivo dei nuovi rinforzi americani vanificarono l'offensiva che risultò essere un fallimento. In foto un carro pesante tedesco Tiger II usato nell'offensiva #storia #storiacontemporanea #secondaguerramondiale #ardenne #belgio #germania #statiuniti #inghilterra #ww2 #secondworldwar #battleofthebulge #guerra #war #tank #tigertank #history #ardennes #belgium #germany #usa #16thdecember #16dicembre #1944 #westernfront
11 febbraio 1945,a Yalta si incontrano Churchill,Roosevelt e Stalin per decidere come proseguire la seconda guerra mondiale nella sua fase conclusiva. Inoltre nella parte sinistra della foto si nota anche la presenza di un rappresentante partigiano #yaltaconference #yalta #ww2 #secondworldwar #ilbranco #fotografiesegnanti #historychannel #history #war
This photo may look unremarkable, but this railing is made from World War II stretchers. 600,000 of these were manufactured during the war used by ARP officers. Sometimes what looks mundane is anything but. #railing #fence #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #arp #airraidprotection #southlondon #london #stretcher #upcycling
The wartime airfield of RAF Syerston. From here 124 Lancaster, 14 Wellington, 5 Hampden and 4 Manchester bombers were lost during WW2 #ww2 #rafsyerston #wartime #airfield #aviationlovers #avgeek #memorial #raf #royalairforce #bombercommand #newark #war #airwar #wwii #aviation #1940s #aircraft #secondworldwar #aeroplanes #airbase #airforce #runways
The wartime airfield of RAF Winthorpe. From here 121 Lancaster, Stirling and Wellington bombers were lost during WW2. The airfield is now Newark Air Museum #ww2 #rafwinthorpe #newark #aviationlovers #avgeek #memorial #museum #newarkairmuseum #wartime #airfield #raf #royalairforce #bombercommand #secondworldwar #aviation #1940s #aircraft #losses #wwii #aeroplanes #avrolancaster #lancaster #shortstirling #vickerswellington #bombers #airwar #war #airbase #airforce #
77_inf.reg_und_drk - Wolfgang is firing a machine gun MG-34 mounted on a ZUNDAPP KS-750 Autumn 1942 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #ww2 #history #war #worldwartwo #wwii #ww2history #reenactor #german #germany #motorbike #Wehrmacht #panzer #Russia #reenacting #reenactment #secondworldwar #soldier #DRK #weapon #rifle #army #military #militaria #airsoft #photooftheday #instagood #instadaily #follow4follow #followme #like4like ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ © All copyrights belong to their respective owners ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 🚫 This page is non-political. Any comment inciting hatred, discrimination or violence will be deleted, and the user blocked 🚫Все фотографии, символы, материалы, действия носят исключительно исторический характер и не являются пропагандой национал-социализма. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 👇👉 Comment and tag your friends
New York connection :-) #mafia #usa #secondworldwar #sbarcoinsicilia
A Soviet cigarette case with the engraving of a saying "На добрую память Торькии ~1945~" which roughly translates to "In good Memory, Gorkii*". I probably misspelled the name and someone that knows more than me might chime in 😂 maybe @armedcomrade. It is make of nickel plated brass which seemed to be a common material even back in the imperial Russian days. Even though this case is dated 1945, it may not be "wartime" as it seems to be professionally engraved. Perhaps it was done behind the front lines by a soldier that was a engraver before the war, maybe it was done after the war by a soldier that lost a friend in the war or a family member that lost someone in the fighting. #soviet #sovietunion #ussr #redarmy #wwii #ww2 #secondworldwar #greatpatrioticwar #cigarette #cigarettecase #1945
Just played at a gig in the Bletchey Park mansion. Beautiful building. #bletchleypark #mansion #wwii #secondworldwar #music
A Day in the History- 16th December 1942  Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler issued a decree stating Sinti and Roma in the Third Reich had to bedeported to Auschwitz. That is why it was decided that a Gypsy camp (Zigeunerlager) was established in the BIIe section of Auschwitz-Birkenau. It was in operation in 17 months. Around 23,000 people were imprisoned in that very camp. 21,000 people were registered as regular Auschwitz prisoners. It's estomated that 370 children were born in the Gypsy camp in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Additional group of 1,700 Polish Gypsies were murdered upon being deported to Auschwitz. They were not registered as Auschwitz prisoners and did not have numbers. Out of 23,000 people in the Ziegeunerlager, 20,000 of them died or were murdered in the camp. In the picture you can see an unknown Gypsy woman who was registered in Auschwitz as a regular prisoner. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding her whatsoever. The pic is the courtesy of the National Archives. #auschwitz  #auschwitzbirkenau  #birkenau #auschwitzstudygroup #auschwitzconcentrationcamp #concentrationcamp  #deathcamp #holocaustmemorial  #holocaust  #shoah #subcampsofauschwitz  #asg  #wwii #worldwartwo  #secondworldwar  #history
Have to stop posting only german content for a while. Actually, we almost done with our new soviet uniform, so there will be more RKKA content in the next year. Non-political account! History - our only interest. _____________________________________________ Что-то слишком много фотографий с темной стороны последнее время, нужно разбавлять. Кстати, мы практически закончили сбор основного советского комплекта, так что в будущем году будет больше контента, связанного с РККА. Эта страница не занимается идеологической пропагандой. Фото размещено исключительно с целью демонстрации реконструкции исторических событий. #historical #historicalreenactment #reenactment #reenacting #equipment #army #rkka #war #warphotography #worldwar2 #ww2 #wwii #military #secondworldwar #soldier #history #livinghistory #soviet #1940s #easternfront #реконструкция #армия #солдат #оружие #вов #война #военный #втораямировая #великаяотечественнаявойна #история
On 16 December 1939, the First Battle of Summa begins. Summa is an important location, since breaking through the defensive lines here would give the Soviets access to the Finnish city of Viipuri and even Helsinki. For this reason, the Summa region was the most-fortified area of the Mannerheim line on the Karelian Isthmus. . Dozens concrete bunkers had to protect Finnish defenders against the Soviet attackers. However, a swampy area east of Summa, the Munasuo Swamp, proved to be a weak point. On the 16th, several Soviet tanks manage to break through the line here, despite being fortified with an anti-tank ditch. . Still, the Soviets were not utilizing this weak point in their plans. They were not ready for a large-scale attack. For instance, many of the Finnish bunkers were not spotted and mapped. Also, the Soviet troops lacked training in coordinating with other parts of the army. Only one tank battalion had had one day of training with the theme ‘cooperation with rifle units in battle’. To make matters worse, most artillery units didn’t yet build observation posts and establish communication lines. They were very underprepared. . Photo: Finnish defensive position on the Karelian Isthmus on 16 December 1939. Source: SA-Kuva Archive. . #WW2 #worldwartwo #onthisday #OTD #History #WWII #secondworldwar #Worldwar2 #timeghost #blackandwhite #war #Military #Finland #Finnish #Summa #Lahde #Defence #Mannerheim #Viipuri #Helsinki #Bunker #Tank #Artillery #Soviet #Invasion #Communication #unprepared
Genoa, 1941. M14/41 new production medium tanks at the Ansaldo factories in Genoa. 752 of this tank model were produced throughout the conflict, mainly used on the North African front. - - Genova, 1941. Carri armati medi M14/41 nuovi di produzione nell'azienda Ansaldo di Genova. Furono prodotti 752 esemplari in tutto il conflitto, utilizzati soprattutto sul fronte nordafricano. - - - #tank #tanks #m14 #41 #1941 #military #army #tanker #italy #italian #italians #genoa #genova #ansaldo #factories #war #battle #front #fight #worldwar #worldwar2 #worldwarii #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #ww2 #wwii #ww2italy
Sunday seems a good day to post this old Toronto Star Weekly cover of a couple in uniform. During the war, many people at home and overseas attended church services, struggling to find comfort in a world gone mad. #vintagemagazine #vintage #starweekly #starweeklyatwar  #canadianhistory #magazinecover  #wartimewednesdays #elinorflorenceauthor  #vintageillustrations #vintageart  #homefront  #wartime #lestweforget #ww2 #secondworldwar #writersofinstagram #birdseyeviewnovel
The first RCAF Sqn to land in Normandy was #441 Silver Fox Squadron, taking over airfield on the 15th of June 1944, only 9 days after D-Day. They operated the Spitfire IX as part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force. The unit was only 20km from the frontline! Did you know Vintage Wings of Canada has an operational Spitfire IX Marked Y2K. Check out ‪@vintagewingsofcanada to find ‪out more!‬ ———————————————————————— Le premier escadron de l'ARC à atterrir en Normandie est l'escadron # 441 de Silver Fox, qui a atterri le 15 juin 1944, 9 jours après le jour J. Ils ils opéraient le Spitfire IX dans le cadre de la 2e Force aérienne tactique. L'unité n'était qu'à 20 km du front! Saviez-vous que Vintage Wings of Canada dispose d'un Spitfire IX opérationnel marqué Y2 K. Visitez @vintagewingsofcanada pour en savoir plus! #project44 #rcaf #royalcanadianairforce #bazenville #researchandmapping #airforce #spitfire #ww2 #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #deuxiemeguerremondiale #normandie #normandy #1944 #airfield #canada #canadian #history #histoire #historica #operationoverlord #operationneptune #warmaps
There was, and still is a time when #menkind #havetogrowup #weryfast #waryearly #likemyfather onther right and two of my sex uncles #capturedbycamera directly after #secondworldwar #belgrade1945 #luckytosurvived
Varşova,1945Yılındaki Ve Günümüzdeki Hali.- - Warsazw.(Then-Now.)1945-Today.- - Daha fazlası için👉@ww2.objektif ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖- #ww2 #worldwar2 #worldwarii #warhistory #secondworldwar #history #war #waffenss #worldwartwo #deutschland #nazi #ww2history #tank #dasreich #instahistory #worldwarhistory #ww2incolor #historicalpict #nopoliticalissue #gun #army #ammo #dead #reenactment
SKUA 1940 - Una storia vera. #actaround #Repost @laribalta_artgroup • • • • • ... Poco prima dell'arrivo dei superstiti inglesi che, disarmati, vengono fatti prigionieri... [continua] . Matteo Chippari interpreterà l' Artigliere Robert Smith . . Ph @lamanuz5 . . 📆 21/22 Dicembre ore 21.00 23 Dicembre ore 18.00 📍 Teatro del Cuscino Via Magalotti 11 (Novara) 📞 Solo su prenotazione: 3452358409 . . #skua1940 #1940 #skua #norvegia #worldwar2 #theatre #actor #laribalta #onstage #stagioneteatrale #germany #england #italia #Laribaltasiamonoi #secondaguerramondiale #secondworldwar #novara #teatrodelcuscino #teatro 🎭
Another Teaser of our newest acquisition: Check out the drivers compartment of our Jagdpanzer 38t “Hetzer” soon to be delivered to our museum. #jagdpanzer #38t #hetzer #armour #germanarmy #comingsoon #new #wwii #secondworldwar #tank #tankmuseum #militarymuseum #worldoftanks
🇬🇧 🇺🇸 German soldiers near the PZ tanks.Kpfw VI “Tiger” and Pz.Kpfw III near Leningrad . 🇹🇷 Pz tanks.Kpfw VI “Kaplan” ve Leningrad yakınlarındaki Alman askerleri --------------------------------------------------------------------- #ss #ww2 #ww2history #reenacting #reenactment #tarihicanlandirma #germanhistory #wwii #soldiers #army #war #weltkrieg #wehrmacht #schutzstaffel #mg42 #kar98 #mp40 #stg44 #secondworldwar #worldwar #1940s
Blockhaus sunbathing. Leffrinckoucke, French Flanders. October 2018. A blockhaus is a remnant of the Second World War. They were built by the Germans to defend the coast against a potential Allied landing. Today most of the blockhaus are now being converted into pieces of art. This one is now covered by pieces of mirror and used by people as a sunbathing station. More to come. #leffrinckoucke #dunkerque #dunkirk #flanders #secondworldwar #frenchflanders #fedmikron #fedmikron2 #kodakportra400 #kodakfilm #belgium #sweet_street_beat #blockhaus #sunbathing #thefilmshot #filmlovephotography #analog #lucecurated #istillshootfilm #buyfilmnotmegapixels #believeinfilm #midnightsafari #tendermag #imaginarymagnitude #oftheafternoon #dreamermagazine #shotonfilm #onfilm #collecmag #spi_colour #tendermag
⠀ Необычное здание расположилось по адресу: ул.Шароподшибниковская, 15. Взгляд привлекает барельеф из деталей подшипника над входом. ⠀ Это первый государственный подшипниковый завод (ГПЗ-1), был создан в 1932 году. ⠀ В годы Великой Отечественной войнызавод был эвакуирован, но продолжал выпуск подшипников в местах эвакуации (Куйбышев, Саратов и др.). После войны завод в восстановил свои мощности в Москве. ⠀ Теперь это — ОАО «Европейская подшипниковая корпорация (ЕПК) Москва», занимающееся в основном выпуском продукции для компании РЖД. ⠀ ⚙⚙⚙ ⠀ The first Bearing Factory in Moscow. It was evacuated during the Second World War. ⛓ Now the factory makes spare parts for the hugest Russian Railways monopoly.
December 16th, 1944 The Battle of the Bulge begins. The Battle of the Bulge began with the commencement of Operation Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhine). This was Hitlers’ last major offensive on the Western Front of World War II, and the Battle of the Bulge would become the most costly battle of the war for the Americans. The offensive planned for the Germans to recreate the drive through the Ardennes Forest during Fall Gelb in 1940 and continue to the port of Antwerp, cutting off 4 Allied Divisions in the process and regaining control of the Western Front. It would also allow Germany time to prepare for an upcoming Soviet offensive in the East. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - With more than 400,000 men and 500 tanks, the German offensive began on December 16th, taking the Allies by surprise and hitting the line in an area considered inactive. The offensive achieved initial successes despite stiff Allied resistance, and the Germans took thousands of prisoners. German progress quickly slowed down in the face of fuel shortages and key bridgeheads being blown up by the Allies. A bulge in the front was created by the German advance, leading to the name ‘The Battle of the Bulge’. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To the north, Allied troops stood fast at Elsenborn Ridge as the north shoulder of the bulge formed. General Erich Brandenberger‘s Seventh Army was halted by the US 9th Armoured and 4th Infantry Divisions. In the centre, Fifth Panzer Division under General Hasso von Manteuffel almost made it to the Meuse, being halted 80km from where they began. US 7th Armoured Division Held out ya the town of St. Vith for 6 days before finally being overrun on December 23rd. Perhaps the most famous stand of the battle came when Manteuffel was unable to capture the crossroad town of Bastogne from the American 101st Airborne Division. Instead, he bypassed the town and encircled the men, leaving them trapped. On December 22nd, a German order to surrender was sent to the trapped Americans, to which Major-General Anthony McAuliffe simply replied “Nuts!”. Continued below. #worldwarii #wwii #worldwar2 #ww2 #secondworldwar #war #army #america #us
"When we got to the Falklands we were in action straight away, attacking Port Stanley on May 1 and putting up a defence against an attack by the Argentinian Air Force. From that moment on there was no rest for anyone for the next six or seven weeks. It was constant. My first action was against three Turbo-Mentors. I was sweeping in and out of the clouds with my wingman when I hit one of them with my canon. The next thing I knew this huge grey shape passed over my cockpit and I just missed colliding with him. I didn’t get a confirmed kill until May 21 when we were protecting the landing at San Carlos. This Pucará was flying between 10 and 20ft above the ground. Very low. I saw my shells ripping up the ground, then they removed his wing tip and set one of his engines on fire. I had two more runs at him and each time my shells tore his plane apart. After the first one his canopy had been removed, both engines on fire and his fuselage was being shot away, then his ejection seat went. He landed safely and walked back to Goose Green. Very brave. Major Tomba. He sent me a sticker from his squadron after the war" - Commander Nigel “Sharkey” Ward, Harrier pilot, Falkland Islands, 1982. #ww1 #ww2 #secondworldwar #firstworldwar #war #falklands #harrier #jet #sea #combat #fighter #combat #militaryhistory #picoftheday #instagood #ship #aircraftcarrier #royalnavy #navy #pilot #sailor
Working on some finds from a Luftwaffe training target for ground strafing. These are German aircraft ammunition casings. From left to right: 20x82mm MG 151/20, 20x80mm MG FF (steel), 20x80mm MG FF (brass) and MG fired 7.92x57. #conflictarchaeology #conflictarcheologie #contemporaryarchaeology #modernconflict #luftwaffe #ammunition #archaeology #finds #metaldetector #ww2 #wk2 #secondworldwar #wehrmacht
Pfc. Frank Vukasin of Great Falls, Montana, stops to load a stripper clip into his M1 Garand rifle while advancing at the snow covered front line sector at Houffalize, Belgium on 15 January 1945. Note in the background two dead German soldiers wearing snow camouflage can be seen. The Battle of the Bulge commenced on 16 December 1944 when the Germans launched their last major offensive of the war in the densely forested Ardennes region. The aim of the Germans was to capture the crucial city of Antwerp which was where much of the supplies needed by the advancing Allied forces was being brought in by ship. The overwhelmingly superior Allied air forces were grounded due to poor weather allowing the Germans to carve a deep bulge in the Allied lines. Men of the 101st Airborne Division "The Battered Bastards of Bastogne" made their famous stand at the small but crucial Belgian crossroads town of Bastogne to deny the advancing German forces a direct route to the city of Antwerp. But as the weather cleared Allied air power was now able to attack the German forces and supply lines which helped seal the failure of the operation. The Battle of the Bulge lasted from 16 December 1944 -- 25 January 1945 and resulted in an Allied victory as the Germans suffered losses they could not sustain and the bulge in the Allied lines was slowly pushed back. ___________________________________________________ #ww2 #wwii #war #secondworldwar #military #usmilitary #worldwar #worldwar2 #worldwarii #eto #germany #army #usarmy #infantry #infantrymen #Luxembourg #belgium #battleofthebulge #france #secondworldwar
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