More WWII Posters

by Daniel Russ on December 17, 2017

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Hitler Youth Recruitment Poster     Fascist Italian WWII Poster. “Germany will protect you.”     Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Second Battle of El Alamein

by Daniel Russ on December 13, 2017

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A line of Sherman tanks The Queen’s Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), 1st Armoured Division, at El Alamein, 24 October 1942. E 18377 Part of WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION Chetwyn (Sgt) No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit   When Commonwealth 8th Army invaded North Africa, it was indeed a sampling platter of […]

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Abandoned Tanks

December 9, 2017
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Identify these for me.                                                                                 Related Posts:Abandoned Tanks.

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Not Every Old Combat Aircraft Ends Up In A Boneyard.

December 5, 2017
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Hawker Hunter     BAC Lightning     F-4D  Phantom     Harrier GR3     F-7U Cutlass     T-33 On Left  ? On Right TSR?     DC-8     BAC Lightning     DC 3   BAC Lightning     MIG 21     Harrier     Jaguar     Harrier Related […]

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Final Comments on Vietnam Series

December 1, 2017
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  One of the things that surprised me the most about Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Vietnam series was how similar the war was manned on both sides. In America we had a sort of rich people get of jail free deferments. If you could afford college, and if you were accepted into a college, […]

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The Pyrrhic Battle: Crete 1941.

November 28, 2017
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      The German Airborne Assault on Crete might have seemed like a wanton and unessential battle to engage. Massed German paratrooper attacks had already been staged successfully inside Belgian and French lines at the outset of the war. Hitler loved his paratroopers because they were ruthless winners and zealous Nazis and a few […]

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The First All Aircraft Battle: The Battle of Britain and Its Amazing Casualties.

November 26, 2017
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    Operation Sealion was a planned air borne and amphibious assault on the British Isles. Hitler was looking for a way to force the British into some concessions and possibly surrender.  It began with a plan to soften up the United Kingdom’s mighty Royal Air Force and so an all out air assault began […]

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Weapons of Blade Runner

November 21, 2017
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It was a Steyr Mannlicher design that made Decker’s Blaster so cool. It was a double barreled, over under automatic, yet it had a bolt action on it. With the new movie out we can only expect to se more promotional material on the design.                 This  was […]

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The Fusen Bakudan. Japanese Fire Balloons.

November 17, 2017

The Mitchell Monument   The Fusen Bakuden, or Fire Balloon was a brilliantly conceived weapon developed by Japanese war makers. The idea was to create a weapon that would float in the jet stream from the Imperial Japanese Empire and it would drop an incendiary on US Western Forests. The 30 meter wide balloon would […]

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Vietnam – Ken Burns Review 3

November 12, 2017

  The Tet offensive was the undisputed turning point of the war in Vietnam. In the face of bravado on party supporters and military leaders the story disaster unfolded to the American public like a slow moving wreck. Feckless and dilatory reporting only made matters worse for the public. It felt as if a teenager […]

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Ken Burns Vietnam Review 2

November 5, 2017
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    One of the great features of the Ken Burns Vietnam series are interviews with victorious Vietnamese military leaders. In one episode, a Vietnamese commander was talking about the Strategic Hamlet plan which forcibly relocated millions of Vietnamese rural peasants from their homes into guarded military garrisons. Outside the hamlets, the unfortunate occupants watched […]

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Ken Burns Vietnam. Review 1.

November 5, 2017
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  Madame Nhu   Ken Burns has produced one of the best narratives of the Vietnam War that the last two American generations have no recollection. I lived through it and I worked on military marketing accounts in the aftermath of the war. In typical fashion, as applies to the previous work of Ken Burns […]

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The German Black Market

October 31, 2017

    The onset of world war, and a bitterly cold winter visited upon Northern Europe forced the German government to cut rations to civilians sharply in 1942, and thus began grueling civilian rituals of standing in line for rations every single day for hours, sometimes in the early AM. Neighbors and grocers formed odd […]

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The XF-85, Wobbly Goblin Parasite Aircraft. Great YouTube Footage.

October 26, 2017
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The Day A Sukhoi 15 Shot Down A Boeing Passenger Flight.

October 21, 2017
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Flight 902 on the ice in a lake in Finland   Sukhoi 15 Flagon D   SU- 15     SU- 15     R-60 Infrared Missile   It’s the 20th of April, 1978 and The flight crew, Captain Kim Chang Kyu Lee, co-pilot Chyn Xing, and Navigator Lee Kun-shik are all flying a Boeing […]

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The Cannibals Of Leningrad

October 17, 2017
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  A steel ring was tightening around Leningrad beginning in September 1941 and it continued horribly, painfully until January 1944. Fedor Von Bock , the overall commander of Army Group North directed Field Marshall Wilhelm Von Leeb to lead Army Group North first to encircle the town tucked in at the Eastern end of the […]

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The Frantic Pace of Cold War Tank Development.

October 13, 2017
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  Tank technology was not abandoned after the Second World War. It was accelerated and often that meant that existing systems were simply up armored and sent into battle. Tank rounds that were lethal in the 1940s were not up to snuff in the 1960s. Tank round in the 1960 were defeated by armor in […]

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More Combat Aircraft News From Pinterest

October 9, 2017
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  I guess I am surprised I had not heard of this project. The Focke Wulfe 1000X1000X1000 or the FW 239, was a twin engine jet powered bomber planned but not developed. . More free reference material on the Hortens Flying Wing     Save Save Related Posts:Did Hitler Have A Stealth Fighter?

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Still Amazed At All The Reference Material Available on Pinterest

October 5, 2017
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A great map that describes Asia Minor in the Fifth Century and the reach of the Huns   Again, a terrific map that helps dimensionalize the history of the Bible   Distribution of Ancient Greek Dialects Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Aircraft Fighter Size Comparison From Pinterest

October 1, 2017

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