By nie tylko raz w roku pamiętać o tym, jaka krzywda spotkała ludzi w czasie II Wojny Światowej.
Dzisiaj ludzie również giną.. Dlaczego? Co my mozemy zrobić?
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Anyone that knows me well enough knows how interested I am in World War II and the holocaust. This museum and memorial is definitely one of the most impressing I have ever visited. 🇮🇱
Above we have another iconic photo of the Normandy campaign; U.S. soldiers wade ashore off of a Higgins LCVP while under German machine gun fire on Omaha Beach, taken June 6th, 1944. -
39 Allied Divisions, the bulk of 20 being American, landed on th beaches of Omaha, Utah, Juno, Sword and Gold on the 6th. Accompanied alongside them, were some 10,000 planes and 138 battleships, cruisers and destroyers, alongside with thousands of other ships, making D Day the largest amphibious assault in history. -
The landings at Normandy were kept so secret, that even units conducting the initial assault were not sure of their landing locations. Surprise was crucial since Germany had 55 divisions in France - the Allies could transport no more than 8 divisions on D-Day morning. Their suprise worked, and the allies were able to establish a beachhead in France to constantly transport supplies and men to the front.
However this did not come without a grave cost, from June 6th until the Germans retreated across the Seine on August 30th, there were over 425,000 German and Allied casualties
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Если не придумаешь ради чего тебе жить, тебя убьют. 🇷🇺Feeling extremely patriotic today 🇷🇺
George Patton, in full George Smith Patton, Jr., (born November 11, 1885, San Gabriel, California, U.S.—died December 21, 1945, Heidelberg, Germany), U.S. Army officer who was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice elicited exceptional pride within his ranks, and the general was colourfully referred to as “Old Blood-and-Guts” by his men. However, his brash actions and mercurial temper led to numerous controversies during his career. He was born to a rich family where he had a easy childhood. In his teens he was interested in many military history books specially ones about the American Civil War as he had relatives who fought in it. In college he studied at the Virginia Military Institute and then transferred to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York graduating in June 1909,Patton was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the cavalry. Patton first saw action When Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villal ed an attack on the border town of Columbus, New Mexico, in 1916, Though the mission failed to apprehend Villa, Patton was responsible for leading a raid that killed three of Villa’s men. The attack garnered much publicity and was notable for being the first time that automobiles had been used in combat by the U.S. Army. During ww1 he go to the rank Colonel and was awarded Distinguished Service Cross for bravery under fire also during the war he was the first officer to be appointed to the new U.S Army Tank Corps. He first saw action in WW2 during the landings of Casablanca in northern Africa. in March 1943 led the U.S. Seventh Army into Sicily, employing his armour in a rapid drive that captured Palermo in July and Messina in August.
Just a quick side note he was known to say American soldiers were the best soldiers and strongly hated Montgomery as he was british and was more cautious than Patton. The apogee of Patton’s career came with the dramatic sweep of his Third Army across northern France in the summer of 1944 in a campaign marked by great initiative, ruthless drive, and disregard of classic military rules. LookAtComment
Can you really say you went to Québec City if you haven't posted a picture of Château Frontenac?
Fun Fact: the Québec Conference was hosted at the Château Frontenac during the second World War. These were meetings between Mackenzie King, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill to discuss strategy.
As a First Lieutenant, Ed Polanski was assigned as a liaison pilot to Headquarters Company, 2d Infantry Division upon his arrival in Korea in October 1952. He was training as a Naval aviator when World War II ended and subsequently joined the Army National Guard. For seven months in Korea, Ed spent long hours in his L-19, droning above the combat zone spotting targets for the Division's artillery and infantry. From the skies, the scorched earth below was a network of trenches and bunkers that followed the sharp contours of Korea's precipitous mountains and ridges. The Chinese positions were less obvious, often dug into the landmasses and invisible by day. The common characteristic of both sides were the craters remaining from dreadful artillery barrages day and night.
On one occasion as he and his observer were scouting targets, they were repeatedly harassed by an enemy machine gun position. After getting pretty 'teed off,' they began making passes at the machine gun nest as Ed's observer Lieutenant Moran fired off rounds from his .45 at the gunner. After two passes, the gunner stopped firing and Polanski and Moran figured they had a possible kill. If he survived the volley of slugs, he was certainly scared of any men wielding pistols out of an airplane.
After his service with the 2d Division, he was assigned to the Korean Military Advisory Group where Ed was the pilot for South Korean president Syngman Rhee. Though the assignment was only two months, he made some impact during his tenure and received a signed letter of appreciation from Paik Sun Yup.
Polanski continued to serve in the Connecticut Army National Guard until the late 1970s. He received the Army Commendation Medal for his service during the famous Flood of '55. While piloting an H-19 helicopter, he is credited with rescuing twelve people from rooftops when the Farmington River flooded in Unionville.
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The weather report that changed the course of WW2:
The Allied Invasion of Normandy was a huge, multi-nation, multi-discipline, planned attack intended to gain a foothold on occupied European soil. It was to be the largest amphibious invasion in history and would combine forces from many countries and many military brances.
Everything was set. Except the one thing the Allied Commandrs couldn't control. The weather. High winds and rough seas could impede the amphibious assault and low clouds could block vital air support. Thousands of lives and the tide of war depended entirely on teams of Allied meteorologists who determined what constituted suitable weather conditions for the invasion within a small time window.
Only a few invasion dates were possible because of the need for a full moon for illumination and for a low tide at dawn to expose the underwater German defences. June 5th, 1944, was the first date in a narrow three-day window. D-Day was originally planned for then, but June 6 and 7 were also pinpointed as possible dates because moon and tide conditions were deemed ideal for seaborne landings.
Despite Ireland's neutrality during the 2nd World War, the Irish Free State had continued to send meteorological reports to Britain and the Allies under an agreed arrangement. In August, 1940, the future chief meteorologist for the Normandy landings, Scotsman, James Stagg, then representing the Bristish Met Office, had visited Irish met stations.
Step forward Ted Sweeney, an Irish Coast Guard and lighthouse keeper, who ran the observation station with his wife Maureen at Blacksod in County Mayo, on the western coast of Ireland....the very edge of Europe...and whose weather forecast was crucial to the success of the invasion. Blacksod's importance was due to the fact that it was the first land-based observation station in Europe where weather readings could be professionally taken on the prevailing westerly weather systems. Seperate observations were taken at various locations by the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, and U.S Air Force, but an accurate forecast from the Irish Meteorological Service, based on reports from Blacksod, was the most vital
Spent the day doing field research in Germany for the documentary about the veteran of 84th Infantry Division that I already helped with in April. On my way home I came across this beauty in the town of Susteren, The Netherlands! A German 88mm PAK (Panzer Abwehr Kannone = Anti-Tank Gun) 43/41 L71 #footstepsresearchers
Production hall of the "V2-Rocket".