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Capt. Lewis Nixon (the morning after V-E Day) after a hard night of drinking Hitler’s wine reaching for round 2.  
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datonegayone · 12 months ago
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Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham’s “A League of Their Own” TV series was picked up for a full season on Amazon Prime!!!
“The Hollywood Reporter noted that the show would ‘begin with the formation of the league in 1943 and follow the Rockford Peaches season to season as they struggle to keep the team alive through close games, injuries, late night bar crawls, sexual awakenings, not crying, and road trips across a rapidly changing United States.’“
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devildoggraphix · a year ago
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Today marks the 75th anniversary of V-E Day! On May 8, 1945 the war in Europe officially ended with the surrender of the German army.
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mynawyspie · a year ago
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The Warsaw Uprising in color
The Warsaw Uprising, which broke out on August 1, 1944, was the largest resistance operation in German-occupied Europe during World War II. For 63 days, the Poles fought on their own, receiving only a small amount of support as part of the airdrops by the Allies.
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historical-nonfiction · 7 months ago
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When someone says that Auschwitz is a lie, that it is a hoax, I feel hesitation to say much to him. I say, the facts are so firmly determined, that one cannot have any doubt at all, and I stop talking to that person because there is no use. One knows that anyone who clings to such things, which are published somewhere, is a malevolent person who has some personal interest to want to bury in silence things that cannot be buried in silence.
Dr. Hans Münch, Auschwitz doctor who refused to participate in selections for the gas chambers and staged fake experiments to protect prisoners. He was the only Auschwitz staff member acquitted of crimes against humanity in the Polish Auschwitz trials.
This quote is from an interview of Dr. Münch by the German filmmaker Bernhard Frankfurter.
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ofkingsandlionhearts · 8 months ago
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Merlin Reincarnation AU: Merlin thought it was very strange to receive a letter dated back to the 1940s. That is, until he recognized the sender’s handwriting. Heartbroken by Arthur’s message, Merlin paid a visit to the same lake where he’d once said goodbye to his king. On that same Avalon shore, he uncovered remnants of a gun buried in the ground and made of a metal that only he and Kilgharrah would be able to recognize.
“I love you, my darling. Forgive me: this was another battle I could not stop on my own.”
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devildoggraphix · a month ago
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On June 6, 1944, over 150,000 troops from the Allied Expeditionary Force landed on the beaches of Normandy, France and smashed through Hitler’s Atlantic Wall.
We shall never forget the courage and sacrifices made by those brave warriors on that day of days.
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sovietpostcards · a year ago
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“May of 1945” by Vladimir Badcheriyevich (1984)
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greasegunburgers · a year ago
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Plane art of WWII.
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death2america · 5 months ago
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gonna hit a bat at a hornet's nest here but it must be said
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lonicera-caprifolium · a year ago
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Now that I'm thinking about WWII, I also really like the thought of them impersonating soldiers.
Aziraphale as a field medic, performing battlefield miracles and healing injuries, and Crowley out convincing too young soldiers to leave their posts (not his fault if that technically saves their lives in the process)...
Bonus forging documents and offering sweet treats to bring comfort--
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greasegunburgers · 5 months ago
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USAAC B17 Flying Fortress waist gunner stands amid a heap of spent cases.
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peashooter85 · a year ago
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Foot inspection of the British 7th Armoured Division, North Africa, World War II
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weaver-z · a year ago
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My grandfather’s mantle has a lot of cool stuff on it but I think that “the handmade bronze placque of the ability scores he firmly believes make the most balanced starter DnD characters” and “the actual fucking grenade” probably take the cake
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peashooter85 · a year ago
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How to Become a Crow War Chief during World War II
The legendary Chief Joe Medicine Crow was the last Crow War Chief and a true western hero.  Joe Medicine Crow was born on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana, his maternal step grandfather was a scout for Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn, and his grandfather was the famous Crow Chief Medicine Crow.
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Joe Medicine Crow was studying for his PhD in Anthropology when war broke out.  At first he worked in the naval shipyards in Bremerton, Washington.  Then, in 1943 he enlisted in the US Army, becoming a scout in the 103rd Infantry Division. The 103rd took part in the invasion of Marseilles, eventually driving the Germans out of Southern France, then advancing across the Siegfried Line and invading Germany.
According to Crow tradition, there were four things a Crow warrior had to do to become a war chief.
1. Lead a victorious war party
When crossing the Siegfried Line in 1945, Joe Medicine Crow was ordered to take seven men and assault a pair of heavily fortified German bunkers.  The team climbed across dense fields of barbed wire while avoiding machine gun and mortar fire.  They were then able to destroy the bunkers with TNT, completing the mission with no losses. 
2. Touch an enemy without killing him 3. Take an enemy’s weapon
While assaulting a fortified German town, Joe Medicine Crow became separated from his unit.  When turning across the corner of street, he collided directly into a German soldier, knocking the soldier’s rifle to the ground. Rather than shoot the unarmed man, Joe Medicine Crow set down his own rifle, instead intending to take the German in an old fashioned bout of fisticuffs.  Both men fought hand to hand, until eventually Joe Medicine Crow got a choke hold on him.  He spared the German soldier when he started crying out for his mother.  Rather than kill him, Joe Medicine Crow allowed him to live, taking his weapon and taking the soldier prisoner.
4. Steal an enemy’s horse
While on a scouting mission behind enemy lines, Joe Medicine Crow came upon a large farming estate owned by a group of SS officers.  On the estate, the officers bred horses.  In the early morning, Joe Medicine Crow crept past several guards and infiltrated the farm.  He quickly and quietly bridled up a horse and corralled up as many other horses as possible, leading an Old West style stampede while shouting Crow war cries and war songs as German soldiers shot at him.  He returned to base with 50 captured enemy horses.
After World War II Joe Medicine Crow completed his studies, becoming the Crow tribal historian, anthropologist, and tribal spokesperson.  Throughout his life he spoke at several different colleges and universities, at the Little Bighorn Battlefield, and at the United Nations. He has also written several books on Crow and Native American history. He was awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Rocky Mountain College, the University of Southern California, and Bacone College.  In 2008 he was awarded the Bronze Star for valor in battle and the French Legion of Honor.  In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Pres. Barack Obama.
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On April 3rd, 2016, at the age of 102, Chief Joe Medicine Crow mounted his horse for the last time, and quietly rode off into the sunset.
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katiemcgrath · 2 years ago
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D-DAY 06/06/1944 | 75 year anniversary 
The attack began when Allied planes and warships bombarded German positions along the coastline. This was to damage the defences making it easier for the troops to get ashore. At the same time, planes and gliders dropped tens of thousands of allied soldiers behind the German defences. They took control of important roads and bridges. This made it harder for the German army to rush extra men towards areas where the troops were landing. Thousands of ships had set out from the south coast of England to help. In all, over 6,000 vessels joined the attack. They were supported by over 11,000 planes. The naval force crossed the English channel overnight. At 6.30am on 6 June, troops started to land on the beaches of Normandy in France. By the end of D-Day, the Allies had put 156,000 troops ashore. Portsmouth's D-Day Museum says an estimated 2,500 Allied troops died on the day of the invasion. — Source: BBC
* Europe is in debt to the millions of soldiers from Asia, Africa and the Caribbean who fought alongside Britain, France and other European nations as part of their ‘empires’ in WWI and WWII. 
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yesterdaysprint · 2 years ago
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The Mountain Echo, Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, June 16, 1944
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