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by @relics_of_the_reich

"The Damage is Done"
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This photo shows the an undamaged Polish city from the perspective of a German in the cockpit of a medium bomber, most likely a Heinkel He 111P.
Taken in 1939, the men, women, and children below had no idea what was about to occur in their once peaceful city. It would forever change their lives.
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by @histriabooks

The Athene Palace Hotel was the place to be… As European capitals fell during 1940 and 1941, there swarmed to the Athene Palace, Bucharest’s Grand Hotel, diplomats, generals, Gestapo spies, and demi-mondaines from all over Europe. Arriving at the crowded Athene Palace on the day Paris fell to the Nazis in 1940, the American woman journalist Rosa Goldschmidt Waldeck observed for seven months, following all the events and the international figures that made Romania Europe’s last sensational hotbed of intrigue and color. Here you see Hitler’s beautiful feminine agents holding court in the Athene Palace lobby within eyeshot of British diplomats, while around them move fifth columnists, German economists and generals, American and English diplomats and newspapermen, who made the Athene Palace the most glamorous spot on the continent. The dramatic events of this turbulent period in history are described here chiefly in terms of personalities: Carol and Lupescu, Antonescu and Dr. Clodius, Nazi Gauleiters, British Quislings, Romanian appeasers, and all the types who dominated the scene of World War II Europe… On the surface this is a fast-moving, dramatic book, as readable as a novel, but it is at the same time a most effective dissection of the Nazi New Order. Athene Palace by Rosie G Waldeck https://amzn.to/2uECnmV via @amazon #romanianhistory #worldwarii #worldwar2 #romania🇹🇩 #nazi #hitler #nazis #AthenePalace #AtheneePalace #athenepalace #bucharest


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by @history.and.war

With torn picture of his feuhrer beside his clenched fist, a dead general of the Volkssturm lies on the floor of city hall, Leipzig, Germany. He committed suicide rather than face U.S. Army troops who captured the city on April 19, 1945

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by @history_pl_color

In the photograph, German and Soviet soldiers squeeze their long friendship. Two different criminal ideologies that combined hatred and hostility towards their neighbor - Poland. September 17, 1939 - one of the most tragic dates in the history of Poland. The Soviet Union struck Poland, breaking the non-aggression pact of 1932, attacked Poland, which led war operations in the west with Germany from September 1, 1939. The Red Army struck from behind. She gave Poland a classic "blow to the back". All active units of the Polish Army were on the western front and fought against the Germans. On the eastern border there were only branches of the Border Protection Corps, or rather the rest of them because most of these soldiers were directed to the western front. In September 39, the Soviets threw more tanks against Poland than Germany. The Germans used 2,700 armored cars, while the Soviets used them over 4,000 against virtually defenseless KOP branches. Soviet propaganda described aggression on Poland as a "liberation expedition" in defense of "the people of western Ukraine and western Belarus". As a consequence of the attack, more than half a million Polish soldiers were captured by the Soviets. There were also mass deportations of the population, which according to various sources embraced from several hundred thousand to one million Polish citizens. After the German invasion of Poland, England and France, they did not comply with the alliance agreements. When the defending Poles were attacked from the back by the Soviets, Poland was deprived of illusions. The West did not intend to die for Poland.
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by @_history_pl

On September 19, 1939, Adolf Hitler triumphantly entered Gdansk. Hitler arrived with an open Mercedes from his Headquarters at the Casino in Sopot (today's Grand Hotel). The cheering crowds of Gdańsk Germans greeted him, all the bells ringing. The Royal Road was decorated with red flags with a swastika. The leader of the Third Reich greeted the banner: "Danzig grüst seinen Führer" ("Gdańsk welcomes its commander"). Flower carpets were not laid out on some streets. Along the main streets, loudspeakers were set up so that everyone could hear Hitler's speech delivered at the Artus Court. On September 19, it was declared a national holiday, during which shops, schools and workplaces were closed. Hitler's entry was registered by the German film chronicle. The film was later screened in front of the cinema screenings. During Hitler's visit, Albert Forster, the NSDAP gauleiter in the Free City of Gdansk, promised the Führer to make Pomerania "crystal-clear" in 10 years. This visit showed how much Gdańsk has changed, how much he surrendered to fascist influences. Everyone uncomfortable - Poles, opponents of fascists - were removed from the city. Some went to the Stutthof camp, others were murdered in the Piaśnica and Szpęgawska forests. Most of the inhabitants of Gdańsk strongly opted for fascism. Those who in the 1920s felt first of all Gdańsk inhabitants (although they spoke German) suddenly felt above all Germans. The centuries-old and multicultural achievements of Gdańsk have ceased to count. In 1945, he paid a huge price for it. On September 21, Hitler visited the Westerplatte area. He wanted to see for himself what the "fortress" looks like, which for 7 days resisted the battleship, infantry, survived the raid of dive bombers and the fire of heavy howitzers and mortars. After getting acquainted with the fortifications and the area of ​​the Military Transit Depot, Hitler crossed the quay where Schleswig-Holstein was moored, in the distance saluting the seamen gathered aboard the ship. I also invite you to @history_pl_color


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by @der.rampanzer

Sorry for the lack of posts, school and work have eaten my time :/
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by @turmsimmortal

On September the 20th 1941 the Finnish Army of Karelia was rushing towards the Petrozavodsk city. Not only the enemy resistance but also the poor roads slowed the advancing.
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Lacking tractors and heavy haulers they had to use light tanks, like this T-26 A, when towing the trucks. The crew seems to be having some issue with the track.
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In the summer of 1941 the Finns had around 30 T-26s and about 27 Vickers 6-tons in use. 'Til the summer 1944 the amount of T-26s had increased up to 114, 77 of them being in active service and the rest were used by the training units.
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Interesting detail: Also the Soviets and the Finns used the sub-model marking E. For the Soviets the letter E meant "Ekranirovannyi" (strenghtened, front armor only) or a tank having a gun stabilizer. For the Finns E meant "English" (Vickers 6-ton equipped with a Soviet 47 mm gun).
.SA-kuva/Punaiset panssarit, s. 87-91
#vaaseni #continuationwar #jatkosota #wwii #ww2 #t26 #sotahistoria #warhistory #Secondworldwar #worldwartwo #worldwarii #worldwar2 #karjalanarmeija #armyofkarelia


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by @japangoodsstore

Tamiya 1/350 Ship Series No.7 US Navy nuclear aircraft carrier CVN-65 Enterprise Model 78007 is shipsped.It is a movable model company such as ships, airplanes, AFV, car models such as car models, radio control cars, mini 4WD, Dangun Racer etc This Plastic model is a product for advanced users with high difficulty level. It may be difficult for plastic beginners. There are plenty of plants of Tamiya's popular models all over the world!
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by @seedless.ham

Can someone just kill me already .
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#funny #meme #memes #autism #die #i #beat #my #kids #every #weeknight #no #joke #worldwarII #kevinshapiro #benshapiro


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by @calebcreates

PAGE-1 of #WorldWarII project. •
This is just a 2-page spread of panels that I came up with, not attached to any story or project. On a run over a month ago, I was mulling over my need to practice #sequentialstorytelling. And I wanted to make it more grounded in reality than the work I normally do, so I could just focus on setting and telling the scene.
Very quickly, I came up with this sequence.

I have tons to learn! It's hard to do #pencils ✏️, #ink ✒️, #color 🎨, and (for the first time for me!) #lettering 🔠!
Swipe ➡️ to see the process

Some of the panels are definitely not excellent. But it was more essential to me that I get it done! That way I can continue to learn and grow.

Tune in next time for page 2...where things heat up 🔥. Till then, #getcreating!

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Durham, North Carolina
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by @theworldwars

The T28 Super Heavy tank destroyer, pictured first on March 8, 1951, and sometime after World War II.

The concept for the T28 was born in 1943 when the need for a heavy assault tank was outlined by U.S. Army Ordnance, which proposed a modest production run of twenty-five vehicles. Likely due to the vehicle’s demanding design, this number was later lowered to just five after an agreement between Ordnance & the vehicle’s production company in March 1944. That company was provided with the design in March 1945, and had constructed a completed hull by August. By this point, however, World War II was over, and thus the desired number of vehicles was reduced to two.

Two prototypes of the T28 were ultimately built. The odd-shaped casemate design differed from most Allied vehicles, although it can be compared to something such as the Jagdpanther, which utilized a similar design. The vehicle mounted a 105mm T5E1 gun within its casemate, a weapon chosen for its reliable performance against concrete structures. The gun could be elevated 19.5° vertically or depressed to -5°. Horizontal movement was, of course, limited, with the gun capable of traversing 10° to the right and 11° to the left of the centerline. 62 rounds of ammunition were provided.

Perhaps more impressive than the size of the gun was the T28’s incredible amount of armor. Frontal armor was 12 inches (305mm) thick, more than enough to stop most things fielded by the Germans. The lower glacis was 5.2 inches (130mm) thick. It was powered by a Ford GAF V-8 engine and because of its sheer weight of 95 tons, the T28 could only reach 8mph (13km/h) on flat surfaces. Also unique about the T28 was that it could be fitted with four total sets of tracks. These were added to the sides and could be removed if needed. This was intended to minimize ground pressure. You can see this in the second photo.

With no need for the vehicles, both prototypes were evaluated at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. One was lost to an engine fire in 1947 and scrapped. The second vehicle was essentially lost and eventually found abandoned at Fort Belvoir, Virginia in 1974. Since then, it has been displayed at several museums.


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by @megan_military_historian_

"🇩🇪 SS Gneisenau (1935)" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - 🇩🇪 Der Ostasien-Schnelldpfer Gneisenau des NDL — 1936. Staatsarchiv Bremen (copyright expired) -------------------------------------------- The SS Gneisenau was a 18,160 GRT Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL), ocean liner, in Bremen, Germany that was launched and completed in 1935. Like several other German ships of the same name, she was named after the Prussian Generalfeldmarschall and military reformer August Neidhardt von Gneisenau (October 27th, 1760 - August 23rd, 1831). SS Gneisenau was the second of three sister ships built for NDL. (Deutsche Schiff- und Maschinenbau) Deschimag in Bremen, Germany and SS Scharnhorst (1934), while Blohm + Voss in Hamburg built the third ship, Potsdam (SS Empire Fowey). -------------------------------------------- From the ship's completion in 1935, until the outbreak of the Second World War on September 1st, 1939, this ship and the two other ocean liners worked NDL's express service between Bremen, Germany and port locations in the Far East. At 21 knots, they were some of the fastest ships on the route. During the Second World War in Europe, on May 2nd, 1943, SS Gneisenau (1935) struck a mine in the Baltic Sea, capsized, and sank — (losses in personal aboard this ship, are not known). After the Second World War, the wreck of the ship was raised on July 12th, 1950 and scrapped in Denmark. --------------------------------------------#Germany #German #GermanNavy #GermanArmedForces #Bremen #Hamburg #Kriegsmarine #Prussia #Prussian #early1930s #early1940s #BalticSea #EasternFront #CentralEurope #Europe #European #SecondWorldWar #WorldWarII #WWII #WWIIHistory #Denmark #NavalHistory #NavalWarfare #MilitaryHistory #History #Historian #HistoryBuff

Hamburg, Germany
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by @hannahkozak

Yom Kippur: the day of atonement. The holiest day of the year in Judaism. A time to go inside, reflect, fast, wish I had done more to those I helped & ask forgiveness of those we have harmed.-
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The time of year not to look for answers but to search for questions- the questions that help us grow. The blasts from the shofar are meant to provoke.-
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Będzin Jewish cemetery in my father’s hometown in Poland.-
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#neveragain #neverforget #yomkippur #askwhy #weremember #dachauconcentrationcamp #Oświęcim #holocaust #WWII #ushmm #worldwarii #auschwitzbirkenau #shoah #nazi #concentrationcamp #rolleiflex #sheshootsfilm #filmisalive #filmsnotdead #istillshootfilm #holocaustmuseum #yadvashem #believeinfilm #thefilmshot #bnweurope #bnw_noir #contemporaryphotography #unvaeljournal #Będzin #poland

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