ww2 Photos & Videos

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Mort Homme Memorial ———————————————————————— Above is the skeleton memorial at the Mort Homme, that commemorates the French 69th Division. It bears the words ‘Ils nont pas passe’ or they did not pass, in echo of General Nivelle’s famous ‘Ils Ne Passeront Pas’ (they shall not pass). The months of bloody fighting on the left bank of the Meuse began in late February 1916. Prior to the beginning of the Battle of Verdun, Falkenhayn, the German overalls commander, had been warned he needed to attack on both sides of the Meuse river but had ignored this advice. The result was that German forces on the right bank came under enfilade fire from the French batteries around the Mort Homme. Over the next few months bitter fighting occurred, centred on the two dominant hills, Côte 304 and the Mort Homme. Côte 304 had to be taken first as it dominated the approaches to the Mort Homme. It fell at the beginning of May. With the approaches under German control, Mort Homme was doomed and would fall by the end of May with bitter fighting. In advancing, the Germans first took Côte 265, which was marked on their maps as he crest, but in actual fact Côte 295 beyond was the summit of the Mort Homme. The furthest the Germans advanced was the village of Cumières-le-Mort Homme, which fell on 24 May 1916. (Taken October 2018)

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I may have “borrowed” this book from our daughter’s desk and didn’t give it back until I’d finished. Good thing it only took me two days to read! Heading out now to get another book by Ruta Sepetys! #salttothesea #ww2 #freedomfriday

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We discovered a box full of old family photos and postcards in the back of a wardrobe the other day! Most are from WW1-WW2 but some look a little older. I’m so grateful that my family hung on to these over the years!

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I'm honestly not too impressed with gaijin atm. I understand adding new vehicles, because that's what half their players want. That's fine. But really. At least try to make some new game modes! Play around with the game Gaijin! So many great ideas out there in the community. And hey, if you're working on something, I'd suggest hinting to it. Not putting any more money into wt until I see somethin. @warthunder

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Гитлер как военачальник. "Верил в чудеса и напоминал игрока в казино" - Алексей Исаев (2019) http://voenhronika.ru/publ/vtoraja_mirovaja_vojna_sssr_khronika/gitler_kak_voenachalnik_veril_v_chudesa_i_napominal_igroka_v_kazino_aleksej_isaev_2019/22-1-0-5808 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ На самом деле Гитлер безропотно выслушивал своих генералов - он был недостаточно компетентен как большой военачальник и редко... #война #история #оружие #новости #voenhronika #военные #солдаты #милитари #армия #россия #военнаяхроника #war #soldiers #helmet #camouflage #worldwar #military #history #ww2 #вв2 #tank #хроника #chronicle #weapon #new #photo #militaryphotos

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Yayy spring arrived in our beautiful country! Time to clean up my closet and make a list of item's I still miss in my collection🤗! #spring #sunshine

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Trying on a Soviet tank crew helmet. You might ask - what protective value does it have against bullets? None! It is a lot warmer, cheaper, and more comfortable to wear in the cramped and bumpy confines of a Soviet made tank. #ww2history #ww2 #wolfslair #poland

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Monte Cassino as seen from a British observation point in February 1944. The monastery is seen under heavy artillery bombardment, and I believe the snow-capped mountain looming in the background is Monte Cairo. The precursor to the Second Battle of Monte Cassino would go down as one of the more controversial decisions of World War II, and one that still remains so to this day. As the Allies formulated their second attempt at cracking the Gustav Line, many commanders believed the monastery atop Monte Cassino was the reason a breakthrough had failed the first time. The biggest concern was whether or not the complex was being occupied by the Germans and being used as an observation post for artillery. Several high-ranking Allied commanders had flown over the abbey numerous times and reported seeing significant German activity below, while others, such as Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Keyes, also flew over but saw nothing. With conflicting reports and no definitive answer, other Allied commanders believed the monastery needed to be destroyed regardless of whether it was occupied or not in order to prevent any occupation in the future. But the controversy over this belief revolved around the monastery’s historical significance. First constructed in 529 although destroyed and rebuilt numerous times over many centuries, the abbey had been a national monument since 1866. In the lead-up to the first battle, the Italians and even the Germans openly pleaded to the Allies that they not destroy it. Respecting the significance of the complex, the Germans withdrew their troops from the buildings and excluded it from any battle plans, officially declaring it an “open” site. Ever skeptical of their enemy, the Allies didn’t believe the Germans, or at the very least didn’t believe they’d keep their word. Talks went back and forth between Allied commanders over what to do, and the decision was eventually made by Fifth Army commander General Mark Clark to bomb the monastery. Ironically, Clark was initially against destroying it. More to come in another post.

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Sir George Morris. #ww2 #bomber who flew over 180 hours, including runs over #berlin to put #warheadsonforeheads and slow the nazi advance. His response for being knighted by France: "it's hilarious that the French give you a medal for ruining their cities" #trill

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💙SALE 💙 WAS £65 NOW £50!!!!*CROSS LISTED* Beautiful Original 1930s Navy Blue and White Rayon Crepe Dress Art Deco Print Dress with Dramatic Balloon Sleeves! (Approx UK Size 14, small 16) £65 plus P&P from the UK Measurements: Shoulders 15.5" Bust 40-42" Waist 32" Hips 44-46" Lengths Shoulder to Waist 15.5" Waist to Hem 22" Outer Sleeve 25" Inner Sleeve 22" Armscye 9" Condition: Very good, a few pin holes, belt loops no belt, and has been shortened at some point its it's history. Priced accordingly! #1940s #Forties #40s #1940sFashion #FortiesFashion #40sFashion #1940sDress #1940sVintage #VintageFashion #VintageForSale #VintageStore #VintageShop #VintageClothing #WW2 #VintageDress #WWII #1940sStyle #VintageVolup #VolupVintage #VintagePlusSize #PlusSizeVintage #1930s #30s #Thirties #1930sFashion #30sFashion #ThirtiesFashion #1930sVintage #1930sDress #1930sStyle

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This postcard shows a shock trooper of the German Wehrmacht. Stoßtruppen are a German infantry formation which originated in the trench warfare of WW1. A Stoßtruppe consists of a Sturmgruppe (assault group) and a Deckungsgruppe (support group). The idea is to find weak spots in the defensive line, and then attack these spots with a massive charge of well equipped infantry. For this attack to be successful, coordination with the support group is crucial. The support group provides covering fire with heavy machine guns, artillery and mortars. The idea is to keep enemy forces pinned down during the infantry charge. Friendly fire was often an issue, because the covering fire would only stop once the first soldiers reached the enemy position. Stoßtruppen were very well equipped, for example with the Bergmann MP18 machine pistol and up to 6 grenades. Once they reached the trench, it was important to push as many troops possible to the hole in the enemy lines, to then overwhelm enemy positions. A danger of this tactic was that you could easily end up surrounded, if the hostile combatants managed to retake your entry spot. #ww2 #ww1 #worldwar1 #kaiserreich #kaiser #germanempire #german #french #france #britain #thehistoryclub #worldwar2 #bismarck #patriotism #patriot #vaterland #collection #postcard #wehrmacht #thirdreich #hitler #adolfhitler #nazi #usarmy #germanhistory

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The one that escaped time altogether, even after evolution chose to abandon it. I consider myself very fortunate to have experienced one of the most mechanically sincere motorcycles of all time, the 1938 @norton.motorcycles 16H. That I got to write about it in @autocar_india 's March 2019 issue only makes me happier. #TheOneThatGotAway #Norton #Norton16H #classicbikes #British #britishsingles #motorcycles #war #WW2 #classic #vintage #bikes #India #art #chasingstories #rewind #AutocarTwo #stories #artdeco #home #night #Bombay

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An American soldier from Company B, 68th Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division, engages German snipers entrenched in a spire of the church of Saint-Michel, while the tank in the foreground provides supporting fire in Place de l'Église, Oberhoffen-sur-Moder, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, February 6, 1945. - ➖ FOLLOW ME FOR MORE : @w.w.2_history #us #allies #photooftheday #worldwar2incolor #worldwar2historyandinstagram #military #militaryhistory #warphotography #instahistory #War #dday #secondworldwar #soldier #history #worldwar2 #ww2 #wwii #ww #historyworldwar2 #worldwar #americansoldier #americanww2 #1945 #franceww2 #ussoldiers

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US Marines of the 1st Marine Division stage themselves on Wana Ridge during the Battle for Okinawa in 1945.

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Do the last one! 😭 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ 💯 Follow me ( @Gamerssnipe ) if from explore 🐐 👥 Tag a friend 📥 DM for credit/removal if your image was used • - • - • (IGNORE TAGES) #fortnite #memes #Gaming #cod #fortnitememes #fortnitemobile #fortnitegameplay #meme #blackops4 #like #FaZe #videogames #gamerboy #gamer #codmeme #dankmemes #pubg #gamerguy #ps4 #xbox #gamergirl #codww2 #fortnitecommunity #pubgmemes #callofduty #gta5 #videogameaddict #ww2

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Two days ago I had a fantastic opportunity to see the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB.Mk.VI fighter-bomber PZ474 in its final stages of disassembly at Ardmore Airport in New Zealand, before being shipped in three big containers to Texas and it's new home at the Lewis Air Legends collection. This is the latest Mosquito flyer to come out of Avspecs. A big thanks to my mates at Avspecs for showing me around! #avspecs #mosquito #dehavillandmosquito #mosquitofbvi #ardmoreairport #lewisairlegends #ww2 #rafcoastalcommand #aviationworld #aviationgeek #aviationhistory #aviationphotography #aviationblog #aviation #avgeek #militaryaviation #instagramaviation #instaplane #travel #wanderlust #wandering #drifterlife

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Нашли склад пулеметного расчета в Железной реке. Всё в солидоле (2019) http://voenhronika.ru/publ/vtoraja_mirovaja_vojna_sssr_khronika/nashli_sklad_pulemetnogo_rascheta_v_zheleznoj_reke_vsjo_v_solidole_2019/22-1-0-5807 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Болота ленобласти продолжают удивлять поисковиков сохранностью артефактов с войны. Почти 76 лет назад эти предметы... #война #история #оружие #новости #voenhronika #военные #солдаты #милитари #армия #россия #военнаяхроника #war #soldiers #helmet #camouflage #worldwar #military #history #ww2 #вв2 #tank #хроника #chronicle #weapon #new #photo #militaryphotos

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10. Mamayev Kurgan, a hill located above the city was the site of bitter firefight. The fight was absolutely merciless and the stronghold position on the hill actually changed hands several times (precisely 14 times) between Germans and Soviets. Shellfire and metal fragments churned the hillside soil to such an extent that every square meter of the soil contained 500 to 1,250 metal splinters. The entire hill remain black throughout the winters (during the battle) because snow was completely melted by bombings and fire. The spring that followed also saw black soil because grass failed to grow. #ww2 #ww2souvenirs #motherland #stalingrad #mamayev #mamayevhill #mamayevkurgan #stalingradbattle #ww2history #mamayevkurgan

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Velour 1970s Sukajan Jacket, the embroidery on this jacket is 🔥🔥🔥🇯🇵🇯🇵

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Cream Peshtems ☀️ are available on our shop. 🛒 (swipe for more designs!) To learn more, click the link in the bio . . . Explore the best designers’ items on our website. 😲😛

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Universal carrier (Bren gun carrier) at Lyness museum on Hoy. 'The vehicle was used widely by British commonwealth  forces during the second world war. Universal Carriers were usually used for transporting personnel and equipment, mostly support weapons, or as machine gun platforms. With some 113,000 built by 1960 in the United Kingdom and abroad, it is the most produced armoured fighting vehicle in history' - (Wikipedia) . . . . . #ww2 #vehicles #armoured #machinegun #universalcarrier #orkney #britisharmy #tracks

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Here's the nose of a PBY Catalina, an American seaplane, that sunk after an attack by the Japanese during World War II in the Solomon Islands. The Catalinas were the standard seaplane used for patrolling by the Allies in all campaigns of the war. Where the was destruction now has new life. Go out and explore this weekend. . . . . . . . . . #seaplane #airplane #ww2 #history #solomonislands #usnavy #wreckdiving #ocean #scubadiving #saltlife #landscape #weekend #sportdivermag #bucketlist #photooftheday #nature #saltnomads #uwphotography #underwaterphotography #underwater #explore #natgeo #travel #adventure #wanderlust #bwscubadeals #theglobewanderer #neverstopexploring #welivetoexplore #earthcapture Sony A7rii/nauticam housing

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