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history_digger. Pictured above shows the different German-made vehicles used by the Ge

Pictured above shows the different German-made vehicles used by the German army during the Second World War. Did you know this? _________________________________ #ww2 #cars #war #mercedes #opel #audi #volkswagen #wwii #german #armedforces #militaryhistory #military #car #classic #photooftheday #photography #porche #bmw #explore

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brain.buckets.militaria. This Albanian medics helmet is one of my favorites. Albania got a lot

This Albanian medics helmet is one of my favorites. Albania got a lot of these GK80's from China. It's not uncommon to find them with this dark, glossy green exterior paint. #MilitaryHelmets #MilitaryHelmet #ColdWar #Communism #WarsawPact #USSR #Soviet #SovietUnion #Camo #Camouflage #Army #ArmyHelmet #History #HelmetCollecting #Military #MilitaryHistory #Albania

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"The Cotton Field" By 1pm the Confederate advance had reached to this field. Ahead of them was the Nashville Pike an important strategic roadway, that if captured could lead to victory. Standing between them and this victory was a line of Union troops two miles long defending the pike. General Rosecrans had used the time paid for in blood at the Slaughter Pens wisely. The Union forces along with an assembled 38 cannons repulsed larger and larger Confederate attacks that attempted to traverse this field. Each time the attack was blunted as charging Confederates advancing over open ground with no artillery support where shot to pieces. #civilwar #militaryhistory #nationalbattlefield #historian #history #tennessee #travel #nps #battle #war #stonesriver

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zeltbahn. Пулемет мг34 на станке

Пулемет мг34 на станке

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****NEW POST**** Go check out and follow my history page @the_traveling_historian ***************************** "The Slaughter Pens" On December 31st 1862, the first day of the battle of Stones River, the Confederates where smashing the right flank of the Union army to the South of this natural geographic formation. On this site men from Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania using the natural cracks and crevices, held out for over two hours from the repeated attacks of Tennessee and Mississippi units, giving the rest of the Union line time to stabilize. The stand was aided by General Sheridans troop to their right (south, last photo) which eventually had to withdraw due to lack of ammunition. This left the men in the rock formations in a precarious situation. Attacked from three sided they fought on, untill mounting casualties forced them to withdraw. What had previously been a good defensively position, now filled with dead and dying became a nightmare to extricate from. Yet the fight had been worth it. Despite 40% casualties this action held up over a third of the Confederate army and would change the course of the battle. #civilwar #stonesriver #nationalbattlefield #militaryhistory #war #history #historian #travel #tennessee

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acme_whistles. On first glance you'd say this is an Acme made Metropolitan Whistle.

On first glance you'd say this is an Acme made Metropolitan Whistle. Closer inspection, however, reveals a different story. Carrying an Air Ministry mark, it is a military policeman's whistle made between 1942 and 1945. It was made by Adie Bros Ltd of Birmingham. It is not as good in terms of quality as a genuine Metropolitan whistle, but it was made with our knowledge and under our guidance as we provided the tooling and expertise for its production. When the Hudson factory was bombed in 1942 and production of whistles ceased for a very brief period, the War Office realised how vulnerable the war effort was to a potential shortage of whistles. Whistles were a minor article with communications significance in all sorts of scenarios. To reduce future risk we were made to enable Adie Bros to manufacture whistles during the war on the strict understanding that they would not make whistles commercially when hostilities ceased. Many thanks to Mike from @warhats.co.uk for contacting us about this whistle. #acme #acmewhistles #whistle #police #metropolitanpolice #policewhistle #historic #history #heritage #companyhistory #madeinengland #madeinbirmingham #birminghamuk #birmingham #worldwar2 #military #militaryhistory #airministry

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Very grateful and excited to announce that I shot a fun role on this week's episode of @sealteamcbs. It was directed by @tyleragrey & everyone from the casting office to the set was so friendly, professional, and welcoming. Thank you so much to my agent @lupevaldez1 for this opportunity!

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connectingvets. How does a Tuskegee Airman celebrate his 100th birthday?

Fly a plane

How does a Tuskegee Airman celebrate his 100th birthday? Fly a plane of course! Colonel Charles McGee flew over 400 combat missions during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was one of the first African American pilots in the U.S. Military. Over the weekend, he celebrated a century by flying a private plane between Frederick, Maryland and Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. 📷: Airplane Owners and Pilots Association . . . . . . . . . #connectingvets #airforce #army #navy #pilot #military #militaryhistory #tuskegeeairmen #worldwarii #aviation

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rafregiment1942. Great clip from an old newsreel showing the RAF Regiment arriving at t

Great clip from an old newsreel showing the RAF Regiment arriving at the liberation of Singapore in 1945. Having suffered the longest retreat in British history as the Japanese attacked our forces in South East Asia, the Brits regrouped under General Slim and drove the Japs back into the sea. Included in this force fighting out of India were squadrons of the RAF Regiment, who won bloody renown in bitter hand to hand combat in battles such as Meiktila. #RAFRegiment #RAFRegt #RAF #RoyalAirForce #RAFReg #PerArdua #Rockapes #military #Britishmilitary #WWII #WW2 #militaryhistory

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"🇷🇸 Soko J-20 Kraguj" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Top photo - „🇷🇸 Yugoslav aviation..“ J-20 (Sparrowhawk) close air support propeller aircraft, from a private collection with markings of the former (Yugoslav Air Force: 1945 - 1991), on a grassy airfield. This was at a local airshow in Novi Sad, Serbia, May 31st, 2009. • commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Soko_J-20_Kraguj.jpg • attribution: Mulag -------------------------------------------- Bottom photo - 🇷🇸 Former Yugoslav Air Force aircraft outside of the Belgrade Aeronautical Museum, Belgrade, Serbia, November 2015. Note, all these were produced by the Yugoslav aircraft manufacturer Soko, that was based in Mostar, Yugoslavia, from 1950 - 1991. • acesflyinghigh.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/serbian-air-force-boneyard-at-the-belgrade-aeronautical-museum/ -------------------------------------------- Following the end of the Second World War, the Jet Age replaced propeller aircraft in both NATO and Eastern Bloc parts of Europe, however, Yugoslavia was slow to obtain large numbers of jets. First {they} produced the Ikarus S-49 propeller fighter aircraft which served until 1961, those resembled Soviet La-9 fighters. -------------------------------------------- The J-20 Kraguj (Sparrowhawk) was used in the close air support, counter insurgency, and reconnaissance role. In case of war by a foreign aggressor, Yugoslav planners designed this aircraft to be fitted with skis as landing gear for winter conditions ..if main airfields were disabled. -------------------------------------------- Forty-three were built, as subsonic ground-attack aircraft were produced by Soko ..replacing older propeller planes. When Yugoslavia collapsed in 1991, many J-20 aircraft were used by Croatian, Bosnian, and Serb forces in the various border fighting which took place until 1999. They flew low-altitude missions, as to avoid detection due to the NATO No Fly Zone that was over Bosnian and Herzegovina. Each aircraft carried two Browning machine guns, free-fall bombs and 57 mm or 127 mm air-to-ground rockets. #🇷🇺FromBehindTheIronCurtain

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charge_seven. My second post for #axisweek, in which I only post axis and/or axis-re

My second post for #axisweek, in which I only post axis and/or axis-related information from now until Saturday! Horikoshi frequently mentioned that much of what he put into the Zero was gained from "foreign data," such as the technology for the constant speed propeller and in figuring out the maximize size of the Zero's wing for the desired performance and requirements. Too small and it could not carry heavy loads such as fuel, ammo and landing gear; too big and the plane not be able to make quick maneuvers during a dogfight. As with all design, the results was a compromise but it met all the Navy's requirements and that's what mattered most to Horikoshi. #cafsocal #a6mzero #a6m #mitsubishi #warbird #aviationphotography #wwii #worldwartwo #airplane #keepemflying #navalaviation #axispowers #history #japanesezero #militaryhistory #taildragger #fighterplane #radialengine #dailyplanepics #engineering #museum #airmuseum @sbdfest #imperialjapanesenavy @cafsocal #isap_aviationphotography

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"The Slaughter Pens" On December 31st 1862, the first day of the battle of Stones River, the Confederates where smashing the right flank of the Union army to the South of this natural geographic formation. On this site men from Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania using the natural cracks and crevices, held out for over two hours from the repeated attacks of Tennessee and Mississippi units, giving the rest of the Union line time to stabilize. The stand was aided by General Sheridans troop to their right (south, last photo) which eventually had to withdraw due to lack of ammunition. This left the men in the rock formations in a precarious situation. Attacked from three sided they fought on, untill mounting casualties forced them to withdraw. What had previously been a good defensively position, now filled with dead and dying became a nightmare to extricate from. Yet the fight had been worth it. Despite 40% casualties this action held up over a third of the Confederate army and would change the course of the battle. #civilwar #stonesriver #nationalbattlefield #militaryhistory #war #history #historian #travel #tennessee

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mitzisbooks. BOOK SIGNING! SD author Paul Higbee will be here Saturday, 12/21! #boo

BOOK SIGNING! SD author Paul Higbee will be here Saturday, 12/21! #booksigning #sdauthor #christmasgiftideas

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