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#261 Mark Carver

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:14 PM

This week in 1944 the US Army was suffering it's worse defeat as Germany makes a surprise attack on a weakened sector of their lines. Here's a good read on troops defending that sector, including the green troops of the 106th ID and the defense of St. Vith.

 

http://www.benning.a..._DEC/Antal.html


John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 07:43 AM

74 years ago today... US Flag was raised on the island of Iwo Jima by US Marines. Which has led to one of most the icon memorial of all-time symbolizing this achievement.

 

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John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 04:33 PM

D-day at 75: veteran, 94, to parachute into Normandy

 

 

Seventy-five years after Harry Read parachuted into Normandy as a 20-year-old wireless operator, with a battery the size and weight of a toolbox strapped to his right leg, he will board a Dakota aircraft and do it again.

 

This time there will be no cumbersome battery, which on D-day failed to release on time and so pulled him sharply down into a swamp, an area deliberately flooded by the Germans which would claim the lives of almost 200 of his comrades before they could fire a single bullet.

 

“And when I board the Dakota, I will go and sit in seat 12. Because that was where I sat on that day,” said Harry, who will perform a tandem jump with the Red Devils Parachute Display Team as part of the 75th anniversary of D-day commemorations.

 

“It is a stupid thing to do at my age,” said Read, who is 95 on 17 May. “Elderly men don’t do parachute jumps”. But he is looking forward to it. “There is a delight in jumping,” he added, after having had a practice jump in September, his first since D-day. “But I resonate more with the sacrifice than I do with the celebration. The sacrifice enabled the celebration to take place, of course. And I will think of my mates who died”.

 

https://www.theguard...fSii6vQYs9BQOjc


John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 05:02 PM

The last British survivor of the 'Battle of Britain' Wing Commander Paul Farnes died today at the grand old age of 101. Wing Commander Farnes was one of 3000 men that defended Great Britain against the German Luftwaffe in WWII.

 


John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"





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