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Normal Alpventures World War II Tours
worldwar2tours This is just a small section of a great interactive map put up by Time Magazine today. You can see it at http://time.com/3182658/world-war-ii-map/ or on our Twitter feed under “alpventures”. Interesting notes from the full map, showing actions across Europe today include - Gannochy, Scotland (J.P. Morgan gives Lodge for hospital). Americans scuttle home. Gibraltar (Aliens ousted). Mediterranean - British & French Fleets poised for attack on Italy. Rhine Frontier (8 bridges cut, others mined). Berlin (Food shortage). More than just food, in Germany, such was the need for metal, that park railings were already being taken away to be melted down. Fruit that didn’t grow in German borders began to disappear. 4 days ago, Germany announced rationing of food, coal, textiles & soap. This made Germans wake up to the reality of imminent war. Lines for food were hours long. Non-perishable goods like tinned sardines were opened in front of customers to stop hoarding. A clothing allowance was so meager that most made do with what they had until war’s end. Men were allowed 4 shirts & 6 pairs of socks. You had to prove old ones were worn out to get new! Sheets & blankets could only be obtained with a special license. The German high command knew that in addition to Poland, Germany needed Hungary, Romania & Yugoslavia in their possession if they were to be self-sufficient & survive the imminent Allied blockade. Americans with friends & family in Germany sent tens of thousands of individual “Gruss & Kuss” (greetings & kisses) packages of food, money, & tradable valuables to Germany until June of 1941. The UK felt there was a US conspiracy against them! When the UK started confiscating American ship cargo bound for Germany, Americans were outraged & the US State Dept protested formally. 7min

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Normal World War I & World War II
theworldwars A wonderful color photo of silver Boeing B-17Gs of the 532d Bomb Squadron en route to Berlin during a raid on March 1, 1945. B-17G-70-BO Flying Fortress 43-37675, in the foreground, nicknamed "Patches", "Flak Magnet" and "Trudie's Terror" by various crews, failed to return from the raid but was recovered by the Allies, survived the war, and was retired to Kingman, Arizona on December 17, 1945.
#WorldWarII #WorldWar2 #WorldWarTwo #WWII #WW2 #WWTwo #SecondWorldWar #TheWar #EuropeanTheater #WarInEurope #WesternFront #AirWar #TheAirWar #USAAF #USArmyAirForce #USAirForce #USAF #Boeing #B17 #FlyingFortress #B17FlyingFortress #B17G #Bomber #532dBombSquadron #NaziGermany #ThirdReich #HitlersReich #Berlin #March #1945
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  •   rojom3 What a beautiful photo of one of the greats! 23min
  •   theworldwars If you think this is beautiful, just wait till you see a photo of a B-17 formation I've got on my camera roll. You'll drop dead. ;) @rojom3 21min

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movie_rewind Movie: Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Trivia: The cast endured a grueling, week long course at boot camp instructed by technical advisor Dale Dye. Tom Hanks, who had previously been trained by Dye for the Vietnam war scenes in Forrest Gump (1994) was the only one of them who knew it would be a hard and uncompromising experience. He commented saying: "The other guys, I think, were expecting something like camping in the woods, and maybe learning things while sitting around the campfire." #SavingPrivateRyan #WorldWar2 #War #TomHanks #Dday #StevenSpielberg #Greatmovie #Movietrivia #cinefilecommunity #movie #instasize #bluray #follow #tags4likes #hashtag #movierevieww
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59min theworldwars
Normal World War I & World War II
theworldwars The photograph of Geraldine Hoff Doyle taken by a United Press International photographer at the American Broach & Machine Co. of Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1942. In the photo, Doyle is wearing a polka dotted bandana, presumed to be red and white, and the workers' uniform, presumed to be blue.
#WorldWarII #WorldWar2 #WorldWarTwo #WWII #WW2 #WWTwo #SecondWorldWar #TheWar #UnitedStates #UnitedStatesOfAmerica #US #USA #TheStates #RosieTheRiveter #WeCanDoIt #Propaganda #PropagandaPoster #USPropaganda #AmericanPropaganda #WWIIPropaganda #WorldWarIIPropaganda #AlliedPropaganda #PolkaDot #RedAndWhite #Red #White #Michigan #1942
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theworldwars A beautiful Geraldine Hoff Doyle at the age of 17 in 1942. Doyle, originally Hoff before marrying in 1943, is purportedly the women the famous "We Can Do It!" propaganda poster featuring "Rosie the Riveter", is based upon. Doyle worked as a metal presser in the American Broach & Machine Co. of Ann Arbor in her home state of Michigan during the war. Geraldine was a cello player and, fearing she would receive an injury to her hands while operating the machinery, worked at the factory for no more than a few weeks. During her tenure there, a United Press International photographer took a photo of her. The photo was reimagined by a graphic artist, J. Howard Miller, who at the time was working for the Westinghouse Company's War Production Coordinating Committee. He drew up the now famous poster during a Westinghouse anti-absenteeism and anti-strike campaign. The poster, in fact, did not become widely known until the 1980s when it was widely used by activists supporting women's rights in the workplace. Geraldine Hoff Doyle married Leo Doyle in 1943 following her brief career in the factory. She passed away on December 26, 2010 in Lansing, Michigan due to complications from severe arthritis. She was 86.
#WorldWarII #WorldWar2 #WorldWarTwo #WWII #WW2 #WWTwo #SecondWorldWar #TheWar #UnitedStates #UnitedStatesOfAmerica #America #TheStates #US #USA #WeCanDoIt #RosieTheRiveter #GeraldineHoffDoyle #GeraldineDoyle #Icon #Propaganda #PropagandaPoster #WWIIPropaganda #WorldWarIIPropaganda #AlliedPropaganda #HomeFront #1940s #1942
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wwii_usmc US Marines and Corpsman from the 4th Marine Division treat a Japanese child caught up in the action on Saipan, 1944. #wwii #ww2 #worldwar2 #worldwarii #worldwartwo #usa #usmc #marine #marines #usn #navy #corpsman #medic #pacific #war #pto #japan #1944 2h
  •   wwii_usmc Also note the dude furthest back and to the left turned his HBT jacket into a cutoff 2h
  •   coltonsw @wwii_usmc would you cut your jacket like that? 1h
  •   wwii_usmc @coltonsw Nah not to an original one. If I was reenacting and I got a Repro P41 I totally would! 1h
  •   coltonsw @wwii_usmc I'm talking put your shoes in a Marines back in ww2 1h

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wartime_aircraft A Ki-67 bomber fitted with an Igo-1-A, which was a surface-to-air missle fitted to aircraft such as the Ki-67 and the Ki-102. Around 180 rockets were made, none saw service, although tests with them were successful. #japanese #bomber #rocket #pacific #worldwar2 2h

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Normal Battered Bastard of Bastogne
wartime_aircraft A photo showing a massive explosion aboard Japanese battleship Yamato. #yamato #battleship #japanese #pacific #worldwar2 #explosion 2h

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Normal Battered Bastard of Bastogne
wartime_aircraft The ship USS Stanley (DD-478) after being hit by an MXY-7 Ohka flying bomb. #ship #ohka #usnavy #pacific #worldwar2 #mxy7 #ussstanley 3h
  •   cj_gann Ohka's must've been terrifying 3h
  •   the_ww2_gallery Lucky it didn't detonated but pierce it like paper..! 3h

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rob_dunk23 My M6 heavy tank in my garage on the World of Tanks Xbox 360 edition, with the 90mm M3 gun mounted, and the inscription "Thunderbolt" on both sides of the tank. The M6 is one of the tanks on the World of Tanks Xbox 360 edition I've had a lot of success in, I've used it in 184 battles, and I've won 115 battles while losing 67 battles, while I've destroyed 261 enemy tanks with the M6. #M6 #heavytank #american #unitedstates #worldwar2 #tanks #armoredfightingvehicles #garage #wargaming #worldoftanks #worldoftanksxbox360 #videogames #massivelymultiplayeronlinegame #mmog #onlinegaming #multiplayer #xboxlive #consolegaming #xbox #xbox360 #gamer #gaming 3h

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fs2693 My visit to the Tower of London to see the ceramic Poppies. So poignant. #respect #remembrance #remembranceday #poppies #poppy #towerpoppies #toweroflondon #yeoman #yoemanry #war #wwii #worldwar2 #poignant #sad 3h

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Normal Battered Bastard of Bastogne
wartime_aircraft Imperial Army pilots of a Yokosuka P1Y bomber getting ready to take off from their base in the Mariana Islands. #japanese #p1y #bomber #pilots #plane #pacific #worldwar2 3h

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theworldwars "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..." Navy Chaplain John H. Craven baptizes a soldier of the Army's 476th Amphibious Truck Company on Iwo, 1945.
#WorldWarII #WorldWar2 #WorldWarTwo #WWII #WW2 #WWTwo #SecondWorldWar #TheWar #PacificWar #PacificTheater #PacificCampaign #WarInThePacific #ThePacific #IwoJima #Iwo #SulfurIsland #MtSuribachi #BattleOfIwoJima #Priest #Chaplain #NavyChaplain #Baptize #Baptism #Navy #US #USNavy #476thAmphibiousTruckCompany #Faith #Religion #1945
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  •   fearthesoup Wow am sizing picture! 3h
  •   ed1son101 Guy on the right sorta looks like nick cage O.o 2h

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world_at_war_44 Dancing with a Tempest in the pale moon light..
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Great artwork here depicting a moonlit nighttime engagement of a German V-1 "buzz bomb" over the English Channel by a Hawker Tempest. Between June and September of 1944, the Tempest was responsible for just over one third of all V-1s shot down by fighters.

Capable of doing about 380mph at 1,000ft, the Tempest was initially held back from greater operations over Europe to help counter the new V-1 scourge. The new Hawker Tempest, aptly named as part of Hawker's "storm series" (i.e. Hurricane, Typhoon, etc.), was the true interceptor that the Typhoon was always intended to be. Correcting design and performance deficiencies in the original Typhoon design but using the same engine, the Tempest turned out to be one of the most powerful of all British fighters put up in WW2, and is by far one of my favourites.|
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  •   soldierboy1130 Cool I only now about tanks battleships and the "infantrymen". I mean I read books and watch films about World War 2 @jackgreen99 4h
  •   jackgreen99 @soldierboy1130 same I know more about planes, tanks, weapons and that's it not good with ships 4h
  •   __mr_black___ And stilll we are lacking a quality 1/32 scale model of this airpkane and the typhoon 4h
  •   world_at_war_44 @the_ww2_gallery That story doesn't surprise me as the Spitfire Mk.XVI was still using the 1,700hp Packard-Merlin 266. 4h
  •   camoclayton If they couldnt shoot down the 'doodle bugs' the more braver (insane) pilots used to fly along side the V1's and using their Tempest wings to nudge the V1, knocking it into a spin and causing it to crash. Talk about balls. ;-) 3h
  •   yunggrish It looks like this :0 2h

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