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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ORP Piorun (G65) was an N-class destroyer used by the Polish Navy during the Second World War. The name is Polish for "Thunderbolt". Ordered by the Royal Navy in 1939, the ship was laid down as HMS Nerissa before being acquired by Poland in October 1940 before completion. Following the Second World War, the vessel was returned to the Royal Navy as HMS Noble until being discarded in 1955. by susangir
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susangir ORP Piorun (G65) was an N-class destroyer used by the Polish Navy during the Second World War. The name is Polish for "Thunderbolt". Ordered by the Royal Navy in 1939, the ship was laid down as HMS Nerissa before being acquired by Poland in October 1940 before completion. Following the Second World War, the vessel was returned to the Royal Navy as HMS Noble until being discarded in 1955.
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During World War II, the United States Playing Card Company joined forces with American and British intelligence agencies to create a very special deck of cards. This deck was specifically created to help Allied prisoners of war escape from German POW camps.   This deck of cards became known as the “map deck.” It was made by hiding maps of top-secret escape routes between the two paper layers that make up all modern playing cards. BMPOKERWORLD: by gilda
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gilda During World War II, the United States Playing Card Company joined forces with American and British intelligence agencies to create a very special deck of cards. This deck was specifically created to help Allied prisoners of war escape from German POW camps. This deck of cards became known as the “map deck.” It was made by hiding maps of top-secret escape routes between the two paper layers that make up all modern playing cards. BMPOKERWORLD:
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Paul Newman served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific theater. Unable to be a pilot, because he was colour blind,  he was sent instead to boot camp and then received further training as a radioman and gunner. He qualified as a rear-seat radioman and gunner in torpedo bombers, in 1944.   He later flew from aircraft carriers as a turret gunner in an Avenger torpedo bomber. As a radioman-gunner, he served aboard the USS Bunker by HOLLACHE
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HOLLACHE Paul Newman served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific theater. Unable to be a pilot, because he was colour blind, he was sent instead to boot camp and then received further training as a radioman and gunner. He qualified as a rear-seat radioman and gunner in torpedo bombers, in 1944. He later flew from aircraft carriers as a turret gunner in an Avenger torpedo bomber. As a radioman-gunner, he served aboard the USS Bunker
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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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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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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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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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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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World War II: Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Campaign - In Focus - The damaged carrier USS Yorktown on her way to port during the battle of Midway june 4, 1942, however she never made it as she was sunk after a torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine. by lena
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lena World War II: Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Campaign - In Focus - The damaged carrier USS Yorktown on her way to port during the battle of Midway june 4, 1942, however she never made it as she was sunk after a torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine.
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F-86 Sabre built by North American as our first swept wing fighter in 1947. It ruled the skies during Korea and was used by Bolivia until 1994. A very versatile fighter-bomber. by vivian
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vivian F-86 Sabre built by North American as our first swept wing fighter in 1947. It ruled the skies during Korea and was used by Bolivia until 1994. A very versatile fighter-bomber.
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The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet-engine fighter commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Following by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet-engine fighter commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Following
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During World War I, over 400 women enrolled in the U.S. Army Signal Corps to operate telephone switchboards in France. These girls came to be known as “Hello Girls” and could speak both English and French. Despite the sometimes hazardous conditions of their service, they were denied veterans status after the war ended. It would take 60 years until a bill was finally signed by President Carter granting them veterans status. (Image: National by lesley
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lesley During World War I, over 400 women enrolled in the U.S. Army Signal Corps to operate telephone switchboards in France. These girls came to be known as “Hello Girls” and could speak both English and French. Despite the sometimes hazardous conditions of their service, they were denied veterans status after the war ended. It would take 60 years until a bill was finally signed by President Carter granting them veterans status. (Image: National
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D-Day    During World War II the allied forces planned to create a two front-war by continuing the battle on the east. Also to start a new battle on the western front. In June 1944 the United States, United Kingdom, and a few other countries started the attack. Operation Overload also known as D-Day. by tammie
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tammie D-Day During World War II the allied forces planned to create a two front-war by continuing the battle on the east. Also to start a new battle on the western front. In June 1944 the United States, United Kingdom, and a few other countries started the attack. Operation Overload also known as D-Day.
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HMS Abercrombie was a Royal Navy Roberts class monitor of the Second World War. She was the second monitor to be named after General Sir Ralph Abercrombie.HMS Abercrombie was built by Vickers Armstrong, Tyne. She was laid down 26 April 1941, launched 31 March 1942 and completed 5 May 1943. She used a 15-inch gun turret originally built as a spare for HMS Furious. by susangir
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susangir HMS Abercrombie was a Royal Navy Roberts class monitor of the Second World War. She was the second monitor to be named after General Sir Ralph Abercrombie.HMS Abercrombie was built by Vickers Armstrong, Tyne. She was laid down 26 April 1941, launched 31 March 1942 and completed 5 May 1943. She used a 15-inch gun turret originally built as a spare for HMS Furious.
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Brian Keith - joined the United States Marine Corps (1942–1945). He served during World War II as an air gunner (he was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal. by marcia
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marcia Brian Keith - joined the United States Marine Corps (1942–1945). He served during World War II as an air gunner (he was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal.
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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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Wartime: During the Great War, the Tower was used as a recruiting centre - and as a prison and execution site by freida
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freida Wartime: During the Great War, the Tower was used as a recruiting centre - and as a prison and execution site
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Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job.  That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II. by TamidP
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TamidP Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
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Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job.  That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II. by Raelynn8
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Raelynn8 Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
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“Known as the Motorcycle Queen of Miami, Bessie Stringfield started riding when she was 16. She was the first African-American woman to travel cross-country solo, and she did it at age 19 in 1929, riding a 1928 Indian Scout. Bessie traveled through all of the lower 48 states during the ’30s and ’40s at a time when the country was rife with prejudice and hatred. She later rode in Europe, Brazil, and Haiti and during World War II she served as one of the few motorcycle despatch riders for the United States military.” by mariam
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mariam “Known as the Motorcycle Queen of Miami, Bessie Stringfield started riding when she was 16. She was the first African-American woman to travel cross-country solo, and she did it at age 19 in 1929, riding a 1928 Indian Scout. Bessie traveled through all of the lower 48 states during the ’30s and ’40s at a time when the country was rife with prejudice and hatred. She later rode in Europe, Brazil, and Haiti and during World War II she served as one of the few motorcycle despatch riders for the United States military.”
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Tony Bennett Crooner Tony Bennett served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the 63rd Infantry Division, otherwise known as the Blood and Fire Division, where he served in France and in Germany by allisonn
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allisonn Tony Bennett Crooner Tony Bennett served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of the 63rd Infantry Division, otherwise known as the Blood and Fire Division, where he served in France and in Germany
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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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USMC Navajo Codetalkers during the Bougainville Campaign 1943. Code talkers were people who used obscure languages as a means of secret communication during wartime. The name code talkers is strongly associated with bilingual Navajo speakers specially recruited during World War II by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in the Pacific Theater. Code talking, however, was pioneered by Choctaw Indians serving in the U.S. Army by sherri
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sherri USMC Navajo Codetalkers during the Bougainville Campaign 1943. Code talkers were people who used obscure languages as a means of secret communication during wartime. The name code talkers is strongly associated with bilingual Navajo speakers specially recruited during World War II by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in the Pacific Theater. Code talking, however, was pioneered by Choctaw Indians serving in the U.S. Army
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Old Changi Hospital, Singapore. Built in 1935, Old Changi Hospital has become known as one of the most haunted sites in all of Singapore through the years. At the time it was built, it served as the Royal Air Force Hospital and was later used by the Japanese as a prison camp. It should not come as a surprise then that there are regularly reported sightings of ghosts believed to be the victims of the Japanese. by Raelynn8
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Raelynn8 Old Changi Hospital, Singapore. Built in 1935, Old Changi Hospital has become known as one of the most haunted sites in all of Singapore through the years. At the time it was built, it served as the Royal Air Force Hospital and was later used by the Japanese as a prison camp. It should not come as a surprise then that there are regularly reported sightings of ghosts believed to be the victims of the Japanese.
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Two brothers randomly meet during World War II. Neither knew if the other was still alive. by sandy
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sandy Two brothers randomly meet during World War II. Neither knew if the other was still alive.
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Dazzle Camouflage was a camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during World War I. This technique did not conceal the ship but by sirav.kal
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sirav.kal Dazzle Camouflage was a camouflage paint scheme used on ships, extensively during World War I. This technique did not conceal the ship but
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'Frostbite' by Stanley Spencer from his First World War mural at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, Hampshire, 1927-32. Whilst working as an orderly at Beaufort Hospital, during Word War I, Spencer was introduced to the Confessions of St Augustine. He advocated that busy-ness brought one closer to God. Spencer used this philosophy to help him during his time at Beaufort Hospital. by katharine
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katharine 'Frostbite' by Stanley Spencer from his First World War mural at Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere, Hampshire, 1927-32. Whilst working as an orderly at Beaufort Hospital, during Word War I, Spencer was introduced to the Confessions of St Augustine. He advocated that busy-ness brought one closer to God. Spencer used this philosophy to help him during his time at Beaufort Hospital.
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The 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, was a United States infantry regiment that saw action in World War I and World War II. It is known for being the first African-American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. by sharron
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sharron The 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, was a United States infantry regiment that saw action in World War I and World War II. It is known for being the first African-American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.
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So, is Macdonough Hall really haunted? Here are the facts! In 1951, two pre-Revolutionary War gravestones were unearthed on the site during the building’s construction. Also, the field behind MacDonough Hall was used as a public hanging grounds for the nearby Plattsburgh Arsenal which was destroyed (along with most of the surrounding area) by the British raid of July 30, 1813. So is it haunted? I guess you will have to find out for yourself! by gwendolyn
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gwendolyn So, is Macdonough Hall really haunted? Here are the facts! In 1951, two pre-Revolutionary War gravestones were unearthed on the site during the building’s construction. Also, the field behind MacDonough Hall was used as a public hanging grounds for the nearby Plattsburgh Arsenal which was destroyed (along with most of the surrounding area) by the British raid of July 30, 1813. So is it haunted? I guess you will have to find out for yourself!
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