The Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus (Mouse) was a German World War II super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. It is the heaviest fully enclosed armoured fighting vehicle ever built. Only two hulls and one turret were completed before the testing grounds were captured by the advancing Soviet forces. An uncompleted tank was captured by British forces. The photo is of the Maus at at the Kubinka Tank Museum, Russia. by althea
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althea The Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus (Mouse) was a German World War II super-heavy tank completed in late 1944. It is the heaviest fully enclosed armoured fighting vehicle ever built. Only two hulls and one turret were completed before the testing grounds were captured by the advancing Soviet forces. An uncompleted tank was captured by British forces. The photo is of the Maus at at the Kubinka Tank Museum, Russia.
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The Cuirassier was the heaviest of the Napoleonic Cavalry , these were big men on big horses with a breast plate or Cuirass hence their name. Many nations employed this form of heavy cavalry with armour such as the Austrians , Prussians and Russians, but the British never adopted armoured heavy cavalry during the war. by maritza
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maritza The Cuirassier was the heaviest of the Napoleonic Cavalry , these were big men on big horses with a breast plate or Cuirass hence their name. Many nations employed this form of heavy cavalry with armour such as the Austrians , Prussians and Russians, but the British never adopted armoured heavy cavalry during the war.
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Soviet soldiers battle Hungarian and German forces during the Siege of Budapest. The siege began when Budapest was first encircled on 29 December 1944 by the Soviet Army and the Romanian Army (Romania had switched allegiances following a coup d’état, which deposed the pro-Axis Antonescu regime in August 1944). The siege ended when the city unconditionally surrendered on 13 February 1945. February 1945. Image taken by famed Russian war by anne
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anne Soviet soldiers battle Hungarian and German forces during the Siege of Budapest. The siege began when Budapest was first encircled on 29 December 1944 by the Soviet Army and the Romanian Army (Romania had switched allegiances following a coup d’état, which deposed the pro-Axis Antonescu regime in August 1944). The siege ended when the city unconditionally surrendered on 13 February 1945. February 1945. Image taken by famed Russian war
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Spencers - Which was issued first the Spencer carbine or the Spencer rifle? While there is a Civil War legend about Lincoln approving the Spencer for service after receiving a personal demo from inventor Christopher Spencer. Unfortunately a month earlier than that affair, at Gettysburg, union cavalry forces were deployed with hundreds of Spencer rifles. Although the Spencer carbine was produced in far greater numbers than the rifle later in the war, the rifle was issued first to Federal forces. by susangir
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susangir Spencers - Which was issued first the Spencer carbine or the Spencer rifle? While there is a Civil War legend about Lincoln approving the Spencer for service after receiving a personal demo from inventor Christopher Spencer. Unfortunately a month earlier than that affair, at Gettysburg, union cavalry forces were deployed with hundreds of Spencer rifles. Although the Spencer carbine was produced in far greater numbers than the rifle later in the war, the rifle was issued first to Federal forces.
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In the spring of 1943, a mass grave containing thousands of bodies was discovered in a forest in western Russia. This alarming discovery prompted an international investigation which revealed that the remains were those of Polish military prisoners of war. Also discovered were some civilians from various walks of life-- clergymen, doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers and others-- who had been forcibly removed from their homeland at the order of the Soviet Union by Glenci Merino
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Glenci Merino In the spring of 1943, a mass grave containing thousands of bodies was discovered in a forest in western Russia. This alarming discovery prompted an international investigation which revealed that the remains were those of Polish military prisoners of war. Also discovered were some civilians from various walks of life-- clergymen, doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers and others-- who had been forcibly removed from their homeland at the order of the Soviet Union
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FV214 Conqueror. This British heavy tank of the Cold War was designed as an answer to the Soviet IS-3. As its 120 mm main gun had greater range than the 20lbr of the Centurion, the FV 214 would have acted as long range fire support. It's tactical relevance disappeared after Centurions were up-gunned to the L7 105 in 1959. by florence
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florence FV214 Conqueror. This British heavy tank of the Cold War was designed as an answer to the Soviet IS-3. As its 120 mm main gun had greater range than the 20lbr of the Centurion, the FV 214 would have acted as long range fire support. It's tactical relevance disappeared after Centurions were up-gunned to the L7 105 in 1959.
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Sherman tanks of Guards Armoured Division pass a British First World War memorial at Fouilloy during the advance towards Arras, 1 September 1944. by celia
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celia Sherman tanks of Guards Armoured Division pass a British First World War memorial at Fouilloy during the advance towards Arras, 1 September 1944.
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Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa. (ca. 1942) Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrikakorps was never accused of war crimes, and captured Allied soldiers were reported to have been treated humanely. In all theaters of his command, he ignored orders to kill captured commandos, Jewish soldiers, and civilians.... by christy
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christy Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa. (ca. 1942) Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrikakorps was never accused of war crimes, and captured Allied soldiers were reported to have been treated humanely. In all theaters of his command, he ignored orders to kill captured commandos, Jewish soldiers, and civilians....
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Wyborg Castle, Russia. It used to be in Finland but after the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union Karelia, where the castle is located, became part of the Soviet Union, nowadays Russia. by bette
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bette Wyborg Castle, Russia. It used to be in Finland but after the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union Karelia, where the castle is located, became part of the Soviet Union, nowadays Russia.
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The Fighting Seabees (1944) by sally
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sally The Fighting Seabees (1944)
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Soviet soldiers fighting during the Battle of Breslau - street fighting was tough on all sides. by Fashion_Forward
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Fashion_Forward Soviet soldiers fighting during the Battle of Breslau - street fighting was tough on all sides.
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The Rosenbergs were a married couple with communist sympathies who sold atomic secrets to the Soviets during the height of the Cold War. Julius Rosenberg helped exchange covert information and also recruited other spies for the Soviet Union. He, alongside his wife Ethel (whose level of involvement, if any at all, is still contentious), was arrested in 1950. After a controversial trial, both were executed for conspiring to sell atomic secrets to by benita
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benita The Rosenbergs were a married couple with communist sympathies who sold atomic secrets to the Soviets during the height of the Cold War. Julius Rosenberg helped exchange covert information and also recruited other spies for the Soviet Union. He, alongside his wife Ethel (whose level of involvement, if any at all, is still contentious), was arrested in 1950. After a controversial trial, both were executed for conspiring to sell atomic secrets to
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The term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operations. Formally reported from November 1944 onwards, witnesses often assumed that the foo fighters were secret weapons employed by the enemy, but they remained unidentified post-war and were reported by both Allied and Axis forces. by christy
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christy The term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operations. Formally reported from November 1944 onwards, witnesses often assumed that the foo fighters were secret weapons employed by the enemy, but they remained unidentified post-war and were reported by both Allied and Axis forces.
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The Tupolev Tu-160 is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed in the Soviet Union. Tu-160 is currently the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft, and largest variable-sweep aircraft built. In addition, the Tu-160 has the heaviest takeoff weight of any military aircraft besides transports. Designed in 1981 and still in production. It was the last strategic bomber designed for the Soviet Union. It can carry 40.000 Kg at 2.220 Km/h. by ruth
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ruth The Tupolev Tu-160 is a supersonic, variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed in the Soviet Union. Tu-160 is currently the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft, and largest variable-sweep aircraft built. In addition, the Tu-160 has the heaviest takeoff weight of any military aircraft besides transports. Designed in 1981 and still in production. It was the last strategic bomber designed for the Soviet Union. It can carry 40.000 Kg at 2.220 Km/h.
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The highly decorated SS-Standartenführer Joachim Peiper, 1.SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. Peiper was convicted of war crimes and is mainly remembered as being complicit in the Malmedy massacre when on December 17th, 125 Americans were captured and gunned down by Peiper's men and was also accused of being complicit in the murder of another nineteen unarmed and captured Americans at Honsfeld and another 50 Americans at Büllingen. by dale
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dale The highly decorated SS-Standartenführer Joachim Peiper, 1.SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. Peiper was convicted of war crimes and is mainly remembered as being complicit in the Malmedy massacre when on December 17th, 125 Americans were captured and gunned down by Peiper's men and was also accused of being complicit in the murder of another nineteen unarmed and captured Americans at Honsfeld and another 50 Americans at Büllingen.
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The men were at war by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal The men were at war
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Tigre II with Porsche Turret, late 1944 or 1945. by kasey
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kasey Tigre II with Porsche Turret, late 1944 or 1945.
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128mm FlaK 40 Zwilling - The 12.8 cm FlaK 40, was a German World War II anti-aircraft gun. Although it was not produced in great numbers, it was one of the most effective heavy AA guns of its era. Development of the gun began in 1936, with the contract being awarded to Rheinmetall Borsig, the first prototype gun was delivered for testing in late 1937 and completed testing successfully. The gun weighed nearly 12 tonnes in its firing position, with the result that its barrel had to be removed... by virgie
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virgie 128mm FlaK 40 Zwilling - The 12.8 cm FlaK 40, was a German World War II anti-aircraft gun. Although it was not produced in great numbers, it was one of the most effective heavy AA guns of its era. Development of the gun began in 1936, with the contract being awarded to Rheinmetall Borsig, the first prototype gun was delivered for testing in late 1937 and completed testing successfully. The gun weighed nearly 12 tonnes in its firing position, with the result that its barrel had to be removed...
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From July 1941, the Wehrmacht imprisoned over 100,000 Soviet prisoners of war in camps on Lüneburg Heath. The so-called "Russians' camps" at Wietzendorf, Oerbke and Bergen-Belsen did not even have the most basic forms of housing. When the POWs arrived at the camps, they were suffering from malnutrition and were insufficiently dressed. In October 1941, the Wehrmacht transferred 1,000 Soviet POWs from Wietzendorf to Neuengamme. This photograph was by dona
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dona From July 1941, the Wehrmacht imprisoned over 100,000 Soviet prisoners of war in camps on Lüneburg Heath. The so-called "Russians' camps" at Wietzendorf, Oerbke and Bergen-Belsen did not even have the most basic forms of housing. When the POWs arrived at the camps, they were suffering from malnutrition and were insufficiently dressed. In October 1941, the Wehrmacht transferred 1,000 Soviet POWs from Wietzendorf to Neuengamme. This photograph was
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Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) are pictured at Lockbourne Army Air Field in World War II. From left to right are Frances Green, Margaret Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn. The WASP were civilian women pilots who flew in non-combat situations for the U.S. Army Air Forces during the war. The program came to an abrupt end in 1944 because of gender politics. by karin deidre naude
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karin deidre naude Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) are pictured at Lockbourne Army Air Field in World War II. From left to right are Frances Green, Margaret Kirchner, Ann Waldner and Blanche Osborn. The WASP were civilian women pilots who flew in non-combat situations for the U.S. Army Air Forces during the war. The program came to an abrupt end in 1944 because of gender politics.
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Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin (born Kravtsova) -1922–2005 - was a much decorated World War II combat pilot in one of the three women-only Soviet air regiments. They were nicknamed the 'Night Witches' by their German opponents. Born in the Ukraine, in 1940 she joined the glider school at the Kiev Young Pioneer Palace. In 1942 when she was 19, she joined the Night Witches, piloting a Polikarpov Po-2 light bomber, and by the end of the war had flown 980 night missions. by guadalupe
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guadalupe Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin (born Kravtsova) -1922–2005 - was a much decorated World War II combat pilot in one of the three women-only Soviet air regiments. They were nicknamed the 'Night Witches' by their German opponents. Born in the Ukraine, in 1940 she joined the glider school at the Kiev Young Pioneer Palace. In 1942 when she was 19, she joined the Night Witches, piloting a Polikarpov Po-2 light bomber, and by the end of the war had flown 980 night missions.
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The monument of the first shot fired during the Battle of Gettysburg. The first day of fighting involved around 50,000 soldiers and an estimated 15,500 were killed, wounded, captured or missing. The first day of the Battle of Gettysburg is ranked as the 12th bloodiest battle during the Civil War. It had more causalities than Bull Run and Franklin battles combined. by shauna
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shauna The monument of the first shot fired during the Battle of Gettysburg. The first day of fighting involved around 50,000 soldiers and an estimated 15,500 were killed, wounded, captured or missing. The first day of the Battle of Gettysburg is ranked as the 12th bloodiest battle during the Civil War. It had more causalities than Bull Run and Franklin battles combined.
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Soviet Pe-2 bomber and crew. Soviet pilots preparing for a flight in a Pe-2 bomber during World War II. This bomber was built by the design bureau led by Soviet aviation engineer Vladimir Petlyakov (1891-1942). Photographed in Russia in June 1942. by ruby
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ruby Soviet Pe-2 bomber and crew. Soviet pilots preparing for a flight in a Pe-2 bomber during World War II. This bomber was built by the design bureau led by Soviet aviation engineer Vladimir Petlyakov (1891-1942). Photographed in Russia in June 1942.
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Wilhelm Hosenfeld (2 May 1895 – 13 August 1952), was a German Army officer who rose to the rank of Hauptmann by the end of the war. He helped to hide or rescue several Poles, including Jews, in Nazi-occupied Poland, and is perhaps most remembered for helping Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hidden, in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944. He died in Soviet captivity on 13 August 1952, from injury possibly sustained during torture. by twila
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twila Wilhelm Hosenfeld (2 May 1895 – 13 August 1952), was a German Army officer who rose to the rank of Hauptmann by the end of the war. He helped to hide or rescue several Poles, including Jews, in Nazi-occupied Poland, and is perhaps most remembered for helping Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hidden, in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944. He died in Soviet captivity on 13 August 1952, from injury possibly sustained during torture.
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The remains of Nicholas II's famous New Study at the Alexander Palace, which was plundered and stripped by the Germans during World War II, 1944 by christa
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christa The remains of Nicholas II's famous New Study at the Alexander Palace, which was plundered and stripped by the Germans during World War II, 1944
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A Panther tank rumbles forward in the Ardennes, late December 1944. Despite the strength of the 6th SS Panzer Army, it is ironic that the bulk of its units never got into combat. Because of the weather conditions and the wooded terrain, there were many bottlenecks that resulted in tanks being held up in massive jams. As a consequence, only the lead elements of the panzer columns clashed with the enemy. In fact, the deepest penetration of the Allied line was made not by the Waffen-SS but by the Army’s 2nd Panzer Division. #worldwar2 #tanks by tiffany
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tiffany A Panther tank rumbles forward in the Ardennes, late December 1944. Despite the strength of the 6th SS Panzer Army, it is ironic that the bulk of its units never got into combat. Because of the weather conditions and the wooded terrain, there were many bottlenecks that resulted in tanks being held up in massive jams. As a consequence, only the lead elements of the panzer columns clashed with the enemy. In fact, the deepest penetration of the Allied line was made not by the Waffen-SS but by the Army’s 2nd Panzer Division. #worldwar2 #tanks
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OKLAHOMA CITY IN AMERICA'S SPIRITUAL WAR: 10 COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT SMASHED INTO PIECES 10-25-14 BY DR. EOWYN There is a ferocious spiritual war in America, and Oklahoma City seems to be at the center, targeted by malevolent people and forces. In 2009 when Republicans were in control, the state legislature gave the green light for a Ten … Continue reading → by jillian
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jillian OKLAHOMA CITY IN AMERICA'S SPIRITUAL WAR: 10 COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT SMASHED INTO PIECES 10-25-14 BY DR. EOWYN There is a ferocious spiritual war in America, and Oklahoma City seems to be at the center, targeted by malevolent people and forces. In 2009 when Republicans were in control, the state legislature gave the green light for a Ten … Continue reading →
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A Tiger tank (PzKpfw.VI) is put through the paces by a British crew shortly after the end of the war. Note the tall snorkel device installed on the turret. The Tiger was designed for complete immersion in fording water obstacles. Unidentified location. by graciela
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graciela A Tiger tank (PzKpfw.VI) is put through the paces by a British crew shortly after the end of the war. Note the tall snorkel device installed on the turret. The Tiger was designed for complete immersion in fording water obstacles. Unidentified location.
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Erich von Manstein attained the rank of Field Marshal during World War 2 where in his successful leadership, German armed forces achieved victory in the battles of Sevastopol, Kerch, Perekop Isthmus and Kharkov in the Soviet Union. Post-war he was a military adviser to the West German government. by twila
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twila Erich von Manstein attained the rank of Field Marshal during World War 2 where in his successful leadership, German armed forces achieved victory in the battles of Sevastopol, Kerch, Perekop Isthmus and Kharkov in the Soviet Union. Post-war he was a military adviser to the West German government.
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Prisoners. ... WW2. Captured German soldiers. Belarus, As they were now far from proud, excellent German soldiers who stepped into Russia in 1941 year. Ussr. July 1944 by kristi
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kristi Prisoners. ... WW2. Captured German soldiers. Belarus, As they were now far from proud, excellent German soldiers who stepped into Russia in 1941 year. Ussr. July 1944
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Cruiser Mk V Covenanter tank. For the most part, Covenanters were not deployed outside the British Isles and by late 1943 was declared obsolete. Approximately 1,700 were built. by althea
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althea Cruiser Mk V Covenanter tank. For the most part, Covenanters were not deployed outside the British Isles and by late 1943 was declared obsolete. Approximately 1,700 were built.
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