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#21 BaltBird 24

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:00 PM

Just finished 'The War' documentary by Ken Burns for about the tenth time. Like every Ken Burns documentary, it's spectacular.



#22 Mark Carver

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 05:31 PM

Old photos of the aftermath of Berlin in 1945...

 

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More here... http://www.vintag.es...in-in-1945.html


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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"


#23 Mark Carver

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:34 AM

This is interesting... Hiroo Onoda, Japanese WWII soldier who waited until 1974 to surrender, dies at 91.

 

TOKYO – Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91.

Onoda died Thursday at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga on Friday expressed his condolences, praising Onoda for his strong will to live and indomitable spirit.

“After World War II, Mr. Onoda lived in the jungle for many years and when he returned to Japan, I felt that finally, the war was finished. That’s how I felt,” Suga said.

Onoda was an intelligence officer who came out of hiding, erect but emaciated, in fatigues patched many times over, on Lubang island in the Philippines in March 1974, on his 52nd birthday. He surrendered only when his former commander flew there to reverse his 1945 orders to stay behind and spy on American troops.

 

http://globalnews.ca...der-dies-at-91/


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#24 Mark Carver

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:12 PM


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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"


#25 Mark Carver

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:54 PM

A clip from CBS This Morning from 06-10-12. A woman waits more than 60 years to know what happened to her husband in WWII.

 


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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"


#26 Don Quixote

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 02:49 PM

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 11:47 PM

The last of the original Navajo Code Talkers has passed away.

 

http://www.koat.com/...s-away/26325190



#28 BSLSeanJester

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:09 AM

70 years today...

Probably one of, if not the most, bravest acts of Americans in the history of the country.
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#29 DuffMan

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:59 AM

http://time.com/2829...ay-the-and-now/



#30 BSLSeanJester

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 08:01 AM

When I was in France in 2012, I tried to make Normandy work for our 17 day trip, but it would have cut short some of our other plans. I know that sounds insincere but when I go, I want to take my time and really soak in the whole experience, and not just spend a day hurrying from place to place.


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#31 Don Quixote

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:28 PM

Factories' fake rooftop towns.

 

http://www.messyness...f-world-war-ii/



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:35 PM

WWII tank movie, Fury, looks awesome.

 

http://www.darkhoriz...vid-ayer-s-fury


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#33 Mark Carver

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:55 PM

WWII tank movie, Fury, looks awesome.

 

http://www.darkhoriz...vid-ayer-s-fury

 

 

I'm in...

 

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Tiger 131 was borrowed from the Bovington Tank Museum for the film. It is the first time a genuine Tiger I tank was used in a contemporary war film.


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 28 June 2014 - 10:52 PM

The World's Best Military Collection Is For Sale, Here's How To Buy It

 

Lots of great stuff from the Second World War in there. But anyone have $300K I can borrow for the SCUD launcher. I have...reasons...


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#35 Mark Carver

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:25 AM

The World's Best Military Collection Is For Sale, Here's How To Buy It

 

Lots of great stuff from the Second World War in there. But anyone have $300K I can borrow for the SCUD launcher. I have...reasons...

 

The DUKW would be nice for $50k, drive it on the street or take it out in the bay....


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 22 July 2014 - 09:59 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:34 PM

The last surviving member of the Enola Gay crew has died.

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...canada-28548475



#38 Mark Carver

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:30 PM

Check out what a 1,100 pound WWII bomb does when it explodes.

 

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A section of the German Autobahn has been shut down after construction crews stumbled upon an 1,100-pound British bomb built during World War II.

The German government flew in experts to defuse the bomb using chemicals but the process failed. Transporting the 70-year old device to a safe location was deemed too dangerous, so authorities had no choice but to close the freeway and detonate it on location.

The explosion ripped a crater measuring about 75 feet wide and 8 feet deep in the east-bound lanes of the A3 Autobahn. Approximately 160 people living in a nearby village named Offenbach had to evacuate their homes because the detonating crew didn't know how big of a blast to expect.



Read more: http://www.leftlanen...3#ixzz3B4JJsIP0


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

Was that the one they've been missing for a long time?



#40 Mark Carver

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 02:44 PM

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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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