A German Krupp K5 283mm railway gun firing. It was one of the most commonly used railway guns during World War 2 by Germany. by annabelle
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annabelle A German Krupp K5 283mm railway gun firing. It was one of the most commonly used railway guns during World War 2 by Germany.
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French 370mm RailwayHowitzer 1917 --a large artillery piece, often surplus naval ordnance, mounted on, transported by, and fired from a specially designed railway wagon. Many countries have built railway guns, but the best known are the large Krupp-built pieces used by Germany in World War I and World War II. Smaller guns were often part of an armoured train. by annabelle
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annabelle French 370mm RailwayHowitzer 1917 --a large artillery piece, often surplus naval ordnance, mounted on, transported by, and fired from a specially designed railway wagon. Many countries have built railway guns, but the best known are the large Krupp-built pieces used by Germany in World War I and World War II. Smaller guns were often part of an armoured train.
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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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This is Sergeant Alvin C. York. Born in 1887, York was a Pacifist who became one of the most decorated American soldiers to fight in World War I. He was only a Corporal when he led an attack on a German machine gun nest where he and his men took out 32 machine guns during the Argonne Offensive in October 1918. by noreen
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noreen This is Sergeant Alvin C. York. Born in 1887, York was a Pacifist who became one of the most decorated American soldiers to fight in World War I. He was only a Corporal when he led an attack on a German machine gun nest where he and his men took out 32 machine guns during the Argonne Offensive in October 1918.
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The Karabiner 98 Kurz (often abbreviated Kar98k, K98, or K98k) is a bolt action rifle chambered for the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge that was adopted in 1935 as the standard service rifle by the German Wehrmacht.[2] It was one of the final developments in the long line of Mauser military rifles. Although supplemented by semi- and fully automatic rifles during World War II, it remained the primary German service rifle until the end of World War II in 1945. by christa
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christa The Karabiner 98 Kurz (often abbreviated Kar98k, K98, or K98k) is a bolt action rifle chambered for the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge that was adopted in 1935 as the standard service rifle by the German Wehrmacht.[2] It was one of the final developments in the long line of Mauser military rifles. Although supplemented by semi- and fully automatic rifles during World War II, it remained the primary German service rifle until the end of World War II in 1945.
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The Messerschmitt Bf 109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft that was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force.The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War (1939) and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II (1945). It was one of the most advanced fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 ... by janie
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janie The Messerschmitt Bf 109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft that was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force.The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War (1939) and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II (1945). It was one of the most advanced fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 ...
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The Panzerkampfwagen IV (Pz.Kpfw. IV) commonly known as the Panzer IV was a medium tank developed in Nazi Germany in the late 1930s and used extensively during the Second World War. This photo of the Panzer IV was taken at the 2011 Tankfest event. #WW2, #WWII by annabelle
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annabelle The Panzerkampfwagen IV (Pz.Kpfw. IV) commonly known as the Panzer IV was a medium tank developed in Nazi Germany in the late 1930s and used extensively during the Second World War. This photo of the Panzer IV was taken at the 2011 Tankfest event. #WW2, #WWII
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Soldiers of Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division firing a 37mm gun during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, where American Soldiers fought their most difficult battle in World War I. by christine
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christine Soldiers of Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division firing a 37mm gun during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, where American Soldiers fought their most difficult battle in World War I.
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British Army officers pose next to projectiles fired by the "Dora" railway gun. Dora and its sibling "Gustav" were 80 cm guns developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery for the purpose of destroying the French Maginot Line fortifications. The guns could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 47 km (29 mi). Gustav was captured by US troops and cut up, whilst Dora was destroyed near the end of the war in 1945 to avoid capture by the Red Army. by annabelle
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annabelle British Army officers pose next to projectiles fired by the "Dora" railway gun. Dora and its sibling "Gustav" were 80 cm guns developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery for the purpose of destroying the French Maginot Line fortifications. The guns could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 47 km (29 mi). Gustav was captured by US troops and cut up, whilst Dora was destroyed near the end of the war in 1945 to avoid capture by the Red Army.
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The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing that was flown primarily by the United States in late-World War II and through the Korean War. The B-29 was one of the largest aircraft to see service during World War II. A very advanced bomber for this time period, it included features such as a pressurized cabin, an electronic fire-control system, and remote-controlled machine-gun turrets  1943  wem by ruth
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ruth The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing that was flown primarily by the United States in late-World War II and through the Korean War. The B-29 was one of the largest aircraft to see service during World War II. A very advanced bomber for this time period, it included features such as a pressurized cabin, an electronic fire-control system, and remote-controlled machine-gun turrets 1943 wem
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Hans-Ulrich Rudel (2 July 1916 – 18 December 1982) was a Stuka dive-bomber pilot during World War II and a member of the Nazi Party. The most highly decorated German serviceman of the war, Rudel was one of only 27 military men to be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, and the only person to be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, Germany's highest by bette
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bette Hans-Ulrich Rudel (2 July 1916 – 18 December 1982) was a Stuka dive-bomber pilot during World War II and a member of the Nazi Party. The most highly decorated German serviceman of the war, Rudel was one of only 27 military men to be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, and the only person to be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, Germany's highest
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The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber used by the Royal Navy during World War Two. Affectionately known as the "Stringbag", it was by lucinda
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lucinda The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber used by the Royal Navy during World War Two. Affectionately known as the "Stringbag", it was
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World War One German soldiers and dogs don gas masks in Reims, France during World War I in 1916. Only one year earlier, poison gas was deployed for the first time in war on a mass scale by the Germans in Ypres, Belgium. The battle marked the birth of weapons of mass destruction. by christa
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christa World War One German soldiers and dogs don gas masks in Reims, France during World War I in 1916. Only one year earlier, poison gas was deployed for the first time in war on a mass scale by the Germans in Ypres, Belgium. The battle marked the birth of weapons of mass destruction.
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These were weapons commonly used in World War I. They were used by both sides of the war. by christy
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christy These were weapons commonly used in World War I. They were used by both sides of the war.
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Two young German Wehrmacht soldiers surrender to Allied forces along a roadside during the Battle of the Bulge. If you look carefully, the soldier on the right is wearing US gaiters. The battle was Germany’s planned offensive with the primary goal to recapture the important Belgian harbor city of Antwerp from the Allies. The Battle of the Bulge is one of the most important Batlle in the entire World War 2. Photo taken Near Snamont, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. 1 January 1945. by aline
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aline Two young German Wehrmacht soldiers surrender to Allied forces along a roadside during the Battle of the Bulge. If you look carefully, the soldier on the right is wearing US gaiters. The battle was Germany’s planned offensive with the primary goal to recapture the important Belgian harbor city of Antwerp from the Allies. The Battle of the Bulge is one of the most important Batlle in the entire World War 2. Photo taken Near Snamont, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. 1 January 1945.
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The M8 Light Armored Car was a 6x6 armored car produced by the Ford Motor Company during World War II. It was used by the U.S. and British troops in Europe and the Far East until the end of the war.The vehicle was widely exported and as of 2006 still remains in service with some third world countries... by sarahx
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sarahx The M8 Light Armored Car was a 6x6 armored car produced by the Ford Motor Company during World War II. It was used by the U.S. and British troops in Europe and the Far East until the end of the war.The vehicle was widely exported and as of 2006 still remains in service with some third world countries...
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Henri Manuel (1874 - 1947) - 1900-1941. A Parisian photographer. By 1941 his studio had produced over a million images. It was shut down during the Second World War, and most of the photographic plates were destroyed. Some 500 survived. S) by MyohoDane
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MyohoDane Henri Manuel (1874 - 1947) - 1900-1941. A Parisian photographer. By 1941 his studio had produced over a million images. It was shut down during the Second World War, and most of the photographic plates were destroyed. Some 500 survived. S)
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Italian alpine units climbing a steep slope during World War I.While World War I is particularly known for its trench warfare, one interesting part of WWI history was the Alpine wars of Northern Italy. Perhaps those who faced the worst conditions were the Italians. Throughout most of the war Germany and Austria-Hungary occupied the high ground. Thus Italian soldiers were often forced to make suicide attacks against highly fortified mountain top positions, suffering heavy losses. by christa
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christa Italian alpine units climbing a steep slope during World War I.While World War I is particularly known for its trench warfare, one interesting part of WWI history was the Alpine wars of Northern Italy. Perhaps those who faced the worst conditions were the Italians. Throughout most of the war Germany and Austria-Hungary occupied the high ground. Thus Italian soldiers were often forced to make suicide attacks against highly fortified mountain top positions, suffering heavy losses.
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Type 4 Chi-To tank. The most technically advanced Japanese tank to make production during the war, the Chi-To was supposed to be equivalent to a German Panther. It's long barreled 75 mm main gun was far superior to other Japanese tanks. Due to material shortages, only two were produced before the end of the war, and neither saw combat. The two examples were sunk in Lake Hamara to prevent capture, and attempts to recover one have so far been unsuccessful. by susangir
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susangir Type 4 Chi-To tank. The most technically advanced Japanese tank to make production during the war, the Chi-To was supposed to be equivalent to a German Panther. It's long barreled 75 mm main gun was far superior to other Japanese tanks. Due to material shortages, only two were produced before the end of the war, and neither saw combat. The two examples were sunk in Lake Hamara to prevent capture, and attempts to recover one have so far been unsuccessful.
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"Rhineland Bastard" was a derogatory term used in Nazi Germany to describe Afro-German children of mixed German and African parentage, who were fathered by Africans serving as French colonial troops occupying the Rhineland after World War I. Under Nazism's racial theories, these children were considered inferior to "pure Aryans" and consigned to compulsory sterilization. by selena
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selena "Rhineland Bastard" was a derogatory term used in Nazi Germany to describe Afro-German children of mixed German and African parentage, who were fathered by Africans serving as French colonial troops occupying the Rhineland after World War I. Under Nazism's racial theories, these children were considered inferior to "pure Aryans" and consigned to compulsory sterilization.
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"Rhineland Bastard" was a derogatory term used in Nazi Germany to describe Afro-German children of mixed German and African parentage who were fathered by Africans serving as French colonial troops occupying the Rhineland after World War I. Under Nazism's racial theories, these children were considered inferior to "pure Aryans" and consigned to compulsory sterilization. by selena
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selena "Rhineland Bastard" was a derogatory term used in Nazi Germany to describe Afro-German children of mixed German and African parentage who were fathered by Africans serving as French colonial troops occupying the Rhineland after World War I. Under Nazism's racial theories, these children were considered inferior to "pure Aryans" and consigned to compulsory sterilization.
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Madrid, Spain. A building destroyed by Italo-German air raids. The Nationalist offensive on Madrid, which lasted from November 1936 to February 1937, was one of the fiercest of the Civil War. During this period Italy and Germany started helping the Nationalist forces, and the USSR the Popular Front government. By Robert Capa, (Winter 1936-1937) by ruthie
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ruthie Madrid, Spain. A building destroyed by Italo-German air raids. The Nationalist offensive on Madrid, which lasted from November 1936 to February 1937, was one of the fiercest of the Civil War. During this period Italy and Germany started helping the Nationalist forces, and the USSR the Popular Front government. By Robert Capa, (Winter 1936-1937)
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The M-60 machine gun. "This magnificent weapon became the primary squad automatic weapon with a cyclic rate of over 500 rounds per minute. Patterned after the infamous German MG42 of WWII, the "Pig" was used in a variety of roles during the war." - Vietnam War by annabelle
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annabelle The M-60 machine gun. "This magnificent weapon became the primary squad automatic weapon with a cyclic rate of over 500 rounds per minute. Patterned after the infamous German MG42 of WWII, the "Pig" was used in a variety of roles during the war." - Vietnam War
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The P-51 Mustang was among the best and most well known fighters used by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. by marcy
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marcy The P-51 Mustang was among the best and most well known fighters used by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
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Very Rare WWII Enigma Cipher Machine. This highly important three-rotor Enigma deciphering machine was used by the Nazis during World War II. It is believed that acquisition of an Enigma, and the subsequent deciphering of the German codes by the Allies, shortened the war in Europe by at least two years. Examples of Enigma machines are exceptionally rare and almost all known models are in museums. by shopportunity
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shopportunity Very Rare WWII Enigma Cipher Machine. This highly important three-rotor Enigma deciphering machine was used by the Nazis during World War II. It is believed that acquisition of an Enigma, and the subsequent deciphering of the German codes by the Allies, shortened the war in Europe by at least two years. Examples of Enigma machines are exceptionally rare and almost all known models are in museums.
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thedevilsguard:  Panzerbüchse 39  The Panzerbüchse 39 (PzB 39) was a German anti-tank rifle used in World War II. It was an improvement of the unsuccessful Panzerbüchse 38 (PzB 38) rifle. Panzerbüchse literally means tank hunting rifle". by christa
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christa thedevilsguard: Panzerbüchse 39 The Panzerbüchse 39 (PzB 39) was a German anti-tank rifle used in World War II. It was an improvement of the unsuccessful Panzerbüchse 38 (PzB 38) rifle. Panzerbüchse literally means tank hunting rifle".
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1943 VW Schwimmwagen. 4 wheel drive amphibious with rear propeller. This vehicle was manufactured by Porsche for the German Army during World War 2! by summer
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summer 1943 VW Schwimmwagen. 4 wheel drive amphibious with rear propeller. This vehicle was manufactured by Porsche for the German Army during World War 2!
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This abandoned manor was owned by a German family. The wealthy family moved to Belgium during one of both world wars. HDR - Belgium, Sint-Job Chateau Nottebohm by christa
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christa This abandoned manor was owned by a German family. The wealthy family moved to Belgium during one of both world wars. HDR - Belgium, Sint-Job Chateau Nottebohm
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Mata Hari in Paris c.1910 She was an exotic dancer from the Netherlands who gained much fame in France as a dancer. During the First World War she was arrested on charges of espionage and executed by the French by firing squad. Evidence of her actual guilt is frequently questioned. by jacklyn
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jacklyn Mata Hari in Paris c.1910 She was an exotic dancer from the Netherlands who gained much fame in France as a dancer. During the First World War she was arrested on charges of espionage and executed by the French by firing squad. Evidence of her actual guilt is frequently questioned.
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APHFF#170: In the original webcomic artwork, mostly in World War-era strips, Germany was represented with the Nazi German Reichskriegsflagge. Later-era strips and artwork used the more modern flag, while the Reichskriegsflagge was done away with. A Germany fact, requested by meltedsunflower and bestlinkever. Picture: Source ((Derp)) by ophelia
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ophelia APHFF#170: In the original webcomic artwork, mostly in World War-era strips, Germany was represented with the Nazi German Reichskriegsflagge. Later-era strips and artwork used the more modern flag, while the Reichskriegsflagge was done away with. A Germany fact, requested by meltedsunflower and bestlinkever. Picture: Source ((Derp))
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German tanks of world war II(The top 2 heavy tank was never made), pin by Paolo Marzioli by althea
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althea German tanks of world war II(The top 2 heavy tank was never made), pin by Paolo Marzioli
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