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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2014, 01:44:35 PM »
A Navy veteran who long claimed to be the sailor photographed kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J day has died



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« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2014, 10:18:10 AM »
How Hitler's photographer returned to Dachau concentration camp to take series of chilling images five years after those who survived torture and death at the hands of the Nazis were set free

Even though they were taken in color, the images of Dachau concentration camp, where tens of thousands were imprisoned and killed by the Nazis, appear bleak and foreboding.

What is even more chilling than the sight of drainage ditches to catch the blood of victims, or the images of gas chambers, is that the man behind the camera in 1950 was Hugo Jaeger - one of Hitler's personal photographers.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2586615/How-Hitlers-photographer-returned-Dachau-concentration-camp-series-chilling-images-five-years-survived-torture-death-hands-Nazis-set-free.html



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« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2014, 05:10:57 PM »
Ako mas interested ako sa Bakumatsu era ng Japan. Pero I despise them sa World War II dahil badtrip na badtrip ako sa kanila with regards to comfort women topic. And to think na hindi ayta na-trial si Emperor Hirohito against war crimes dahil tinulungan din yata ni McArthur.


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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2014, 05:14:00 PM »
^BTW, that photo is from wiki, actual photos of some samurai of the Satsuma Clan during the Bakumatsu. Naiimagine ko kung pano sila maghampasan ng katana grabe haha

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« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2014, 07:51:48 PM »
kailangan gawin ni mcarthur na protektahan  si hirohito because the people of japan revere hirohito  magkakagulo sa japan  pag nakulong sya. kaya ginawa nilang scape goat si pm tojo kahit nagpakamatay na binuhay pa nila to stand war crimes. pero ang mastermind talaga si hirohito me documentary ako noon kahit yung mga american historian sinasabi nila na si hirohito me kagagawan.
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« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2014, 07:47:25 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2014, 08:19:10 PM »
Ako mas interested ako sa Bakumatsu era ng Japan. Pero I despise them sa World War II dahil badtrip na badtrip ako sa kanila with regards to comfort women topic. And to think na hindi ayta na-trial si Emperor Hirohito against war crimes dahil tinulungan din yata ni McArthur.



MacArthur made him renounce the imperial claim of divinity but kept him in place because he figured Japan will collapse if Hirohito was booted out. Pero oo, grabe yung topic ng comfort women. But as soldiers, I greatly admired their courage and determination.

I agree with Mozart - none of Japan's war plans would've been fulfilled without the consent of the Emperor.
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« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2014, 02:23:19 PM »
Family of man who died in World War I opens 98-year-old time capsule

Pvt. Edward Ambrose died while fighting in the Great War in 1916. His distraught family was unable to look at the belongings found in his leather case, which was shipped to them, and after being nearly forgotten for 98 years, Ambrose’s 82-year-old nephew finally saw what the time capsule contained.

A moving time capsule containing the last belongings of a dead soldier his family couldn't bring themselves to look at has been found in an attic after 98 years.

The possessions of Pvt. Edward Ambrose were sent home from the Western Front to his devastated parents after he was killed at the Somme.

Too painful to look at, the poignant items were shut into a leather case and put into storage where they remained for almost a century.

The case has now been opened by Pvt. Ambrose's 82-year-old nephew, who recovered it after reading about an appeal for untold stories for a local World War I exhibition.

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« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2014, 12:51:32 PM »
Mystery of the underwater time capsule is solved: Perfectly preserved Nazi plane is identified as troop carrier on its way to hell of the Eastern Front



A belt buckle bearing Nazi insignia, a shaving brush and a pair of boots were among items found within a sunken World War Two war plane which have helped to solve the mystery of its disappearance.
The Luftwaffe plane was found at the bottom of the Black Sea by a team of divers nearly 70 years after it vanished mid-flight.
The fate of the aircraft and its nine crew members had remained a mystery since it was reported missing in 1942.
Underwater photographer Andrey Nekrasov, 42, was part of the team which found the wreckage 23 metres beneath the surface off the Ukrainian coast, near Odessa.


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« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2014, 10:12:57 AM »
Inside Hitler's bunker: Photographs reveal the blood-stained furniture and debris inside the hideaway where Adolf and Eva Braun died after the fall of Berlin


These haunting images show the inside of the Führerbunker - the underground hideaway where Hitler and Eva Braun took their own lives after the fall of Berlin.
The death of Adolf Hitler, then 56, and Eva Braun, 33, in the heart of Berlin on April 30, 1945, is widely regarded as the fall of the Third Reich.
The couple lived the last few months of their lives together in the Führerbunker - with Hitler controlling his failing military operation from the base.
They are even thought to have wed in the hideaway the day before their suicide

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2617784/Inside-Hitlers-bunker-Photographs-reveal-blood-stained-furniture-debris-inside-hideaway-Adolf-Eva-Braun-died-fall-Berlin.html#ixzz30WJwcEZE
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« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2014, 08:23:24 PM »
^ by most accounts they did marry before the suicide  :-D
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« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2014, 11:25:12 AM »
The horror of the First World War: Veteran photographer who has covered conflicts for 50 years picks six photographs that show the true desperation of the Western Front

For nearly 50 years, photojournalist Don McCullin covered wars across the world, from Biafra to Vietnam to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
He is known for his hard-hitting, uncompromising coverage, exposing the horror of soldiers fighting to the death and the tragedy of innocents caught in the crossfire.
These six pictures have been hand-picked by the veteran reporter to reveal the desperate reality of life on the Western Front for British soldiers during the First World War.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2619857/When-shooting-starts-Veteran-photojournalist-Don-McCullin-picks-six-photos-expose-horror-First-World-War.html#ixzz30o9vvdTX
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« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2014, 04:47:02 PM »
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« Reply #39 on: May 16, 2014, 04:32:38 PM »
Revealed: How Nazi officers led by top general formed secret army AFTER the war and planned to overthrow Allies who occupied Germany

Nazi soldiers formed a secret army and plotted to attack the Allies who occupied Germany after the end of the Second World War, according to recently unearthed documents.

A group of 2,000 soldiers from Hitler's Wehrmacht, including senior SS officers, formed the covert group with the aim of restoring 'honour' to their homeland, which had been split into two states and ravaged by fighting.

The group spied on left-wing politicians, stockpiled weapons and planned to recruit 40,000 of its own soldiers to attack opposing forces, including the Soviets occupying East Germany, and the newly-formed republic in West Germany.

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« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2014, 12:48:12 AM »
This Man Dedicated Many Years Of His Life To Chronicling WWII Submarine Vets' Dangerous Work

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Serving aboard an American submarine was one of the most dangerous assignments in World War II, with nearly 1 in 5 crew members losing their lives somewhere in the ocean depths.

Paul Wittmer of suburban St. Louis has spent years working to ensure that those men — more than 3,600 sailors — are remembered, including a book that has been years in the making.

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« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2014, 11:38:22 AM »
Hollywood Director George Stevens Made Incredible Color Film Diaries Of World War II

When film director George Stevens swapped the glamor of Hollywood for the horror of battle after America entered World War II, he brought with him his home-movie camera.

Stevens' film diary includes incredible color footage from his war days -- from the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France in 1944, to the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Dachau. The Telegraph reports that after Stevens' death in 1975, his son George Stevens Jr. discovered the footage in his father's attic and used it in the Emmy award-winning documentary "George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin."

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« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2014, 11:38:21 PM »
The Worst Machine Gun Ever Made
The gun that nobody wanted, but everyone needed

Once upon a time there was a gun made in France made to save The Republic in its darkest hours. Lightweight and with plenty of firepower, it promised a revolution in guns for the fighting man. It was so easy to build a bicycle company could make it — and did.

It was called the Chauchat, and it was the worst machine gun ever made.

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« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2014, 12:21:27 AM »
The Worst Machine Gun Ever Made
The gun that nobody wanted, but everyone needed

Once upon a time there was a gun made in France made to save The Republic in its darkest hours. Lightweight and with plenty of firepower, it promised a revolution in guns for the fighting man. It was so easy to build a bicycle company could make it — and did.

It was called the Chauchat, and it was the worst machine gun ever made.

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-worst-machine-gun-ever-made-8670defcc25

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« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2014, 02:47:48 PM »
Video: D-Day veteran Jock Hutton parachutes into Normandy once again at the age of 89

The moment he landed the proud former member of the Parachute Regiment donned the red beret and then shook hands with the future King of England

It was the second time Jock Hutton has parachuted into Normandy. This time nobody was shooting at him.

The moment the 89-year-old veteran landed yesterday he proudly donned the red beret which marks him out as among the bravest of the brave, a former member of the Parachute Regiment.

Dusting himself off, he then marched across the field to shake hands with the future King.

It was a stark contrast to the moment, 70 years ago, when Jock - the a Private - dropped into France to begin the battle to free the country from the Nazis.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/video-d-day-veteran-jock-hutton-3651063#ixzz33q5XZ1lM
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« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2014, 03:19:42 PM »
Video: D-Day veteran Jock Hutton parachutes into Normandy once again at the age of 89

The moment he landed the proud former member of the Parachute Regiment donned the red beret and then shook hands with the future King of England

It was the second time Jock Hutton has parachuted into Normandy. This time nobody was shooting at him.

The moment the 89-year-old veteran landed yesterday he proudly donned the red beret which marks him out as among the bravest of the brave, a former member of the Parachute Regiment.

Dusting himself off, he then marched across the field to shake hands with the future King.

It was a stark contrast to the moment, 70 years ago, when Jock - the a Private - dropped into France to begin the battle to free the country from the Nazis.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/video-d-day-veteran-jock-hutton-3651063#ixzz33q5XZ1lM
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« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2014, 08:33:59 PM »
today marks the 70th anniversary of d'day.

to the brave men and women who died on that day.....

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Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."

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« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2014, 11:13:45 PM »
D-Day veteran reported missing from nursing home found in France at landings anniversary


Police were called to the nursing home in Hove after reports an 89-year-old who lived there had gone out and had not been seen since
An 89-year-old veteran reported missing from a nursing home was found in France marking the anniversary of the D-Day landings.

The pensioner, who left wearing his war medals, has contacted the home and said his friends are going to make sure he gets back safely when the commemorations end.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/d-day-veteran-reported-missing-nursing-3654573#ixzz33s8p59rk
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« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2014, 11:43:52 PM »
Today was D-Day pala, here's the iconic photo of the landing, if i remember correctly was shot on Omaha Beach

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« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2014, 12:13:27 PM »
Hermann Goring's 1941 Mercedes is going to be auctioned at eBay. Anybody here might be interested on bidding.  :-D

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