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Untersturmführer Hans-Gösta Pehrsson near the town of Narva, Estonia 1944. Hans-Gösta Pehrsson was Born 10 October 1910 in Karlskrona, Sweden. He was one of the highest ranking Swedes in the Waffen-SS during World War 2, serving in the Danish free corps and 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland. Hans-Gösta Pehrsson died 16 March 1974 at the age of 63 in Stockholm, Sweden. #history #historical #colorized #color #colorizedphoto #militaryhistory #historicalphotos #ww2 #worldwar2 #1944 #wwiihistory #historyinpictures #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #zweiterweltkrieg #narva #estonia #easternfront #ww2photos #ww2history #axispowers #axis #ss #waffenss #nordland

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world.war.2.archives. Band of Brothers....
One of the best ww2 series ever made.
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Band of Brothers.... One of the best ww2 series ever made. What do u think are the best ww2 series or movie? My best movie will be where eagles dare.

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pascalemod. Family photo in 1/700 scale. USS Washington, USS Ward, USS Hoga. Battl

Family photo in 1/700 scale. USS Washington, USS Ward, USS Hoga. Battleship, Destroyer and a Tugboat. . Size comparisons are probably my favourite. While I stick to mostly battleship era in my builds, I enjoy different classes of ships. . It is the size comparison of a battleship to the smaller ships that really highlights its size. Until I build an aircraft carrier she is the ultimate shelf queen! . #ww2 #history #scalemodels #scalemodel #miniatures #resinkit #tamiya #akinteractive #usnavy #modelship #scalemodeling #trumpeter #usswashington #ussnorthcarolina #destroyer #battleship #militaryhistory #navalhistory #bb56 #replica #scalemodelsworld #photography #usa #destroyer #tugboat #details

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world.war.2.archives. What you see here is 26-inch thick armor from Japanese Yamato class ba

What you see here is 26-inch thick armor from Japanese Yamato class battleship, pierced by a US Navy 16-inch gun. The armor is on display at the US Navy Museum. This 26″ thick section of turret armor off the Yamato class battleships was found at the Kure Naval Base in Japan after the end of WWII and brought back to the US for testing. The damage is the result of a US armor piercing naval shell during ballistic testing at the Naval Proving Ground in Dahlgreen, VA. Bleeding through the paint are the words “JAPANESE PORT PLATE”. This armor was, somewhat, heavy duty and protected the turret section. The steel the Japanese obtained and used as ship armor was inferior and not at the same level of quality as U.S Navy, Royal Navy, Russian Navy were using at the time .

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world.war.2.archives. Look at this beauty.
The Kar98k or in full name Karabiner 98 Kurz.
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Look at this beauty. The Kar98k or in full name Karabiner 98 Kurz. . What do u ppl think was the best rifle in World War 2? . The Karabiner 98k rifle was widely used by all branches of the armed forces of Germany during World War II. It saw action in every theatre of war involving German forces, including occupied Europe, North Africa, the Soviet Union, Finland, and Norway. Although comparable to the weapons fielded by Germany's enemies at the beginning of the War, its disadvantages in rate of fire became more apparent as American and Soviet armies began to field more semi-automatic weapons among their troops. Still, it continued to be the main infantry rifle of the Wehrmacht until the end of the War. Resistance forces in German-occupied Europe made frequent use of captured German Karabiner 98k rifles. The Soviet Union also made extensive use of captured Karabiner 98k rifles and other German infantry weapons due to the Red Army experiencing a critical shortage of small arms during the early years of World War II. Many German soldiers used the verbal expression "Kars" as the slang name for the rifle.

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I volunteered for the Army on my birthday They draft the white trash first, 'round here anyway I done two tours of duty in Vietnam I came home with a brand new plan I take the seed from Columbia and Mexico I just plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road And now the D.E.A.'s got a chopper in the air I wake up screaming like I'm back over there I learned a thing or two from Charlie don't you know You better stay away from Copperhead Road.....(Copperhead Road by Steve Earle) Today I participated in a 10km trek along Cavendish Road - a route associated with the WW2 battle of Montecassino. #musica

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For sale: AVIREX “The and stripes forever” Military flight bomber jacket type A-2 is army air 100% Black leather Force size: XL Mint condition #vintageclothing #vintagemilitary #airforce #militaryhistory #vintageleatherjacket #menswear #vintagestyle #vintageclothing #vintagemenswear

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Our ventures today took us up the coast to Bangor and while we were on the way back home, we stopped at Fort Knox in Prospect on the bank of the Penobscot River. Fort Knox was the first granite fort built in Maine,and cost well over a million dollars to build between 1844 and 1869. It was manned during both the Civil War and the Spanish American War and during those times never fired a shot in anger. It was also one of the few training sites for new recruits in Maine on their way to war during the Civil War. After the SpanAm War was over it was put into caretaker status with just one Ordinance Sergeant in charge of the post. Then in 1923 it was sold off to the State of Maine as "excess" land by the Federal Government for a mere $2,121. We had so much fun wandering the batteries and the grounds.And even with a light breezes it wasn't to cold out. A great family day! #adventures #familyadventures #daytrip #outdoors #outside #getout #cold #november #maine #newengland #coast #coastalartillery #forts #history #militaryhistory #livinghistory #adventuretime #happy #snowy #granite #usarmy #babyboy #beautifullife #beautifulwife #holidayseason #explore #fortknox #mainehistoricsite #actiondad

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#thisistheyear I am happy I was able to work on this film in front and behind the camera! I met so many amazing people and the long drive was worth it haha. ❤️🌻check out this part of the set!!!! . . . . #ship #battleship #parks #alabama #ussalabama #militaryhistory #militaryvehicle #coolstuff #filmlife #onset #nightshoot

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old.europe. I am the Emperor of the Sun, I am the first and the last
I am the New

I am the Emperor of the Sun, I am the first and the last I am the New World Order to come, I am the first and the last My Kingdom's rising, your world is dying Within a blink of an eye I am the Emperor of the Sun, I am the only one – Emperor of the Sun, Triarii . Achilles as guardian of Achilleion, Corfu . #oldeurope #achilles #achilleion #aesthetic #tradition #greece #ancientgreece #mythology #history #statue #art #europa #europeanart #sculpture #legiogloria #corfu #nationalism #european #military #trojanwar #militaryhistory #fighting #warrior #ideal #triarii #martialindustrial #emperor #martial #defendeurope #guardian

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@arlingtonnatl in the fall. I had the pleasure today to attend a First World War tour of Arlington National Military Cemetery with friends @haley_fortune and @sturmtruppen1918 The tour was a chance to discover the stories of individuals buried in the cemetery in addition to memorials placed there - all connected to the Great War. #ArlingtonNationalMilitaryCemetary #Arlington #Fall #Autumn #cemetary #history #militaryhistory #nofter

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koreanwarshowcase. Korean People’s Air Force defector Lt. No Kum-Sok’s MiG-15bis seen arr

Korean People’s Air Force defector Lt. No Kum-Sok’s MiG-15bis seen arriving at Kadena Airbase on Okinawa and going through flight and armament tests with the USAF in late September 1953. I’ve talked about this historical event a few times in the past, but for those who are unfamiliar with this incident, I’ll reiterate. Kum-Sok, who served in the KPAF’s 2nd Regiment, flew out from Sunan (just outside of Pyongyang) on the morning of September 21, 1953 and made his way to Kimpo Air Base outside of Seoul just over fifteen minutes later. Radar around Kimpo was temporarily down at the time for routine maintenance, allowing Kum-Sok to arrive undetected. He actually landed at the base downwind, nearly colliding with an F-86 of the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing piloted by Capt. Dave William, who, after veering out of the way, hollered over the intercom, “It’s a goddamn MiG!” Kum-Sok actually taxied the MiG into an empty space between a pair of Sabres, where was taken into custody and brought to several interrogation HQs. Meanwhile his plane was quickly shipped off to Okinawa and put through extensive tests. He received $100,000 from the UN’s Operation Moolah program (which requested the defection of an intact MiG), of which he was ironically unaware. Interestingly the USAF offered to return to MiG but no takers came forward, and thus the plane was shipped to the U.S. where it has been on display ever since.

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wwii_a_memory. German POW (Prisoners Of War) near Butgenbach, Belgium, January 22th 1

German POW (Prisoners Of War) near Butgenbach, Belgium, January 22th 1945. During the first week of the Battle of the Bulge, the Germans' 6th SS Panzer Army rolled down the road to Butgenbach, where the 26th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division held out against constant attacks at the Southern end of Elsenborn Ridge. — This page is not political — If you like this page share it with your friends — If you have any questions ask me by message — #worldwar2 #worldwarii #worldwartwo #ww2 #wwii #secondworldwar #war #military #army #worldwar2historyandinstagram #military #militaryhistory #warphotography #instahistory #War #dday #secondworldwar #soldier #history #worldwar2 #ww2 #wwii #ww #historyworldwar2 #worldwar #normandyww2 #germanww2 #germansoldier #mg34 #mauser #wehrmacht #mp40 #1941 #mg42

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officialabouthistory. As part of a greater strategy to reach the natural resources of India

As part of a greater strategy to reach the natural resources of India and China by sea, today in 1497 the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope in modern-day South Africa and fulfilled a milestone on his way to India. What are your opinions on the Portuguese attempts to reach the Indies by sailing east? #abouthistory #indies #capeofgoodhope -The Prince #history #historynerd #historygeek #historybuff #historylesson #historyteacher #historylover #historyfacts #medieval #medievaltimes #medievalworld #ancient #antiquity #culture #viking #vikings #military #militaryhistory #ancienthistory #archaeology #worldhistory #war #ancientrome #knowhistory #antique #historia

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"The 🇦🇹🇭🇺 Dreadnoughts of an empire" - (Part 39 = The 'fleet in being', no direct action against the French Navy, and fears of war with Italy) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - 🇦🇹🇭🇺 "No sign of the Habsburg fleet" A port side view of of the Austro-Hungarian Navy 'protected' cruiser SMS Zenta, in 1914 before the outbreak of war in Europe. The SMS Zenta would be sunk in the Battle of Antivari on August 16th, 1914, from gunfire from French dreadnought and pre-dreadnought battleships. — Moderne Illustrierte Zeitung - (copyright expired) -------------------------------------------- After the breakout of the German battlecruiser SMS Goeben and cruiser SMS Breslau from Messina, Italy on August 7th, 1914, the Tegetthoff-class dreadnought battleships saw very little action, spending much of their time in their base at Pola. The Austro-Hungarian Navy's general inactivity was partly caused by a fear of mines in the Adriatic Sea. Other factors contributed to the lack of naval activity among the ships of the Tegetthoff-class in the first year of the war. -------------------------------------------- Fleet commander of the Austro-Hungarian Navy Anton Johann Haus was fearful that direct confrontation with the (French Navy, - Marine Nationale) even if it should be successful, would weaken the Austro-Hungarian Navy to the point that Italy would have a free hand in the Adriatic. This concern was so great to Haus that he wrote in September 1914, "So long as the possibility exists that Italy will declare war against us, I consider it my first duty to keep our fleet intact. -------------------------------------------- Haus' decision to use the Austro-Hungarian Navy as a "fleet in being" earned sharp criticism from the Austro-Hungarian Army, the (German Navy, - Kaiserliche Marine) and the Austro-Hungarian Foreign Ministry, but it also led to a far greater number of Entente naval forces being devoted to the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Otranto. These ships could have been used elsewhere, such as against the Ottoman Empire during the (Gallipoli Campaign, February 19th, 1915 - January 9th, 1916). — #The🇦🇹🇭🇺DreadnoughtsOfAnEmpire

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horseandmusket. The Napoleon Image: Napoleon Crossing the Alps 2

This painting of Fre

The Napoleon Image: Napoleon Crossing the Alps 2 This painting of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte crossing the Alps in 1800 is much less favourable to him than it's more famous counterpart. Painted by Paul Delaroche, it depicts a cold Napoleon trudging through the Great St. Bernard Pass on a mule, contrasting to the heroic image of Napoleon presented by artist Jaques-Louis David. #history #art #arthistory #napoleonic #napoleonicwars #napoleon #napoleonbonaparte #frenchhistory #frenchrevolution #militaryhistory #military #alps #mountains #france #painting #historygeek #historybuff #historyfacts #historyofart #europeanhistory #europe

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domi_teil. Kalište (924 m.n.m.) je jedna zo 102 obcí, ktoré Nemci na sklonku druh

Kalište (924 m.n.m.) je jedna zo 102 obcí, ktoré Nemci na sklonku druhej svetovej vojny vypálili a vystrieľali.  Zachovali sa dva domy, kaplnka a cintorín.  ______________________________________________________ „Naša rodina bývala v krajnom dome od Moštenice. Už dávnejšie pred tým sme si s otcom pripravili ruksaky na prípadný útek. V osudný deň, 18. marca 1945, ešte za tmy, náš spánok prerušila hlasná streľba. Vyskočili sme, chytili ruksaky a vybehli na cestu. Nevedeli sme, kde sa podieť. Rozhodli sme sa – Na Sucharinu! Ale na Kališti boli ešte stále metrové záveje snehu a za našimi chrbtami rachotili výstrely z guľometov, pušiek aj dopadajúcich granátov. Dedina už bola z polovice obkľúčená, keď sme sa dostali k domu Jána Kaliského. Do hory nám chýbalo asi sto metrov – nekrytým terénom. Keď sa streľba začala aj z opačnej strany, rozhodli sme sa vrátiť. Už sa rozvidnievalo, keď sa mi otec stratil z dohľadu. Odrazu sa ku mne priblížil nemecký vojak, silne ma udrel do zubov a začal prehľadávať. Odviedol ma pred kaplnku, kde sústreďovali zajatcov. Okrem mužov tu boli ženy, deti, starci ale aj utečenci, ktorí sa skrývali na Kališti. Mierili na nás zbraňami a nemohli sme si ani sadnúť. Držali nás tam približne do obeda. Nacistické jednotky prečesávali okraj Suchariny a rabovali dom za domom. Už začali aj podpaľovať. Keď nás spolu s ukoristeným dobytkom hnali do Moštenice, Kalište už bolo v plameňoch. V Moštenici na námestí nás rozdelili do dvoch skupín. Jednu skupinu odvliekli za Moštenicu k lesu a postrieľali. Akoby zázrakom sa pod mŕtvymi telami zachránil len Ľudovít Kaliský. Moju skupinu odviedli do Medzibrodu na výsluch a neskôr do zajateckého tábora. O osude mojich najdrahších som sa dozvedel až po návrate zo zajatia: Moju mamu Júliu Bučkovú rozstrieľali na prahu nášho domu a po týždni ukrutných bolestí umrela. Môjho otca Alexandra Bučku zastrelili v záhrade. Môj mladší brat Ivan Bučko sa zachránil v hore.“ -Alfonz Bučko (výber zo spomienok) . #worldwar #ww #history #war #wwii #military #army #germany #worldwarii #tank #soldiers #worldwartwo #soldier #wwi #militaryhistory #photography #slovakia #secondworldwar #gun #guns #nazi #memories #kaliste #canon

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nam_london. Today's #ExploreArchives theme is #ReligiousArchives. Army chaplains h

Today's #ExploreArchives theme is #ReligiousArchives. Army chaplains have a long history of providing spiritual and pastoral care to troops. Here is Rev Hugh Rowlands Gough, Chaplain to the 1st Bn London Rifle Brigade, ministering to soldiers in the desert in 1942. . Wounded in the legs at the Battle of El Alamein, Gough went on to become Archbishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia.

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"The foreign legion" was founded on 10 march 1831 in Paris,France. Their slogan is <<Legio Patria Nostra>> ("the legion is our nations"). He fought in Franco-german war (1871),ww1,ww2,indocina's war and vietnam war on american side... It actually exist yet. #foreignlegion #militaryhistory #france #1871 #ww1 #ww2 #indocinawar #vietnamwar #legiopatrianostra

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Ideal landscapes #balticsinmycolours

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koreanwarshowcase. This M16 halftrack belongs to the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry

This M16 halftrack belongs to the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division and has been parked in an interesting position. Looks like it’s been backed into a dugout or redoubt constructed from timbers offering some procession from enemy fire, and judging by the looks of the GIs off to the right I’d say they’re letting off a few rounds from the M45 Quadmont. By the way, the photo is dated April 25, 1953.

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