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Normal Ellen Swanborn-de Lange
ellenswanborndelange Today we visited Margraten, very impressive! You can sense the spirits of the young soldiers who died for our freedom!Margraten#soldiers#WW2#war#freedom#worldwar2 10min

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Crema Professional Imbecile, England
  •   quicksf1 your picture is so great 15min

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velvet_flame Finally found am amazing quality WW2 dress uniform jacket :) Ever since I was 12 I wanted to use my dads as a spring jacket kinda thing, but they were too big on me...then I stopped looking until 3 years ago, every time I found ones on ebay they would be gone by the time I had money. I have respect for those who fought and died for us. My eternal way to show respect for them
#military #soldiersdaughter #army #worldwar2 #ww2
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warhistory I decided, to repost this amazing story by @my_ww2_box : The Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler incident occurred 71 years ago on December 20th, 1943, after a successful bomb run on Bremen, Germany. Charles 'Charlie' Brown's B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Ye Olde Pub" was severely damaged by German fighters. Brown's damaged bomber was spotted by Germans on the ground, including 22 victory ace Franz Stigler, who was refueling and rearming at an airfield. He was then ordered to shoot down the crippled bomber. He soon took off in his Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6. He caught up to the plane and through the damaged bomber's airframe Stigler was clearly able to see the injured and incapacitated crew. To Charlie's surprise, instead of shooting down the crippled bomber and its crew, Franz saved their lives and decided to help the crew to fly back to their airfield in England. Charlie at the after-flight debriefing informed his officers about how a German pilot had let him go. He was told not to repeat this to the rest of the unit so as not to build any positive sentiment about enemy pilots. Brown commented, "Someone decided you can't be human and be flying in a German cockpit." Stigler also said nothing of the incident to his commanding officers, knowing that a German pilot who spared the enemy while in combat risked execution. Both survived the war and Later, 45 years after World War II ended, Charlie wondered who the German pilot was, after a bit of research, he was contacted by Franz, now living in Canada. They met and Between 1990 and 2008, Charlie Brown and Franz Stigler became close friends and remained so until their deaths within several months of each other in 2008. #WWII #WorldWarII #WW2 #WorldWar2 #hero #enemys

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photosfromhistory These Wrens (women in the Royal Navy) make toys for Christmas for the local children in Liverpool

#worldwarii #worldwartwo #worldwar2 #wwii #ww2 #thesecondworldwar #secondworldwar
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currahee_101stairborne A German Soldier in winter cammo and his MP40 during the Battle of the Bulge! Scary Basterd!!! #wehrmacht #ss #waffenss #war #worldwar2 #battleofthebulge #bastogne #ardennes #foy #winter #mp40 2h

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mattyc118 Today marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most famous quotes of #WW2. On the 22nd of December 1944 Hitler gave one last great offensive against allied force by attempting to get through to Antwerp. The 101st Airborne got encircled at the town of #Bastogne. On the 22nd of December low on ammunition and food as well as low on winter clothing the Germans approached the American lines with an offer to the encircled troops.....the officer in command Anthony C McAuliffe replied with one word "NUTS!!!" The 101 held out and foiled the German plan, earning the regiment fame and naming them "The Battered bastards of Bastogne" #History #Worldwar2 4h

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ashjoshwillis Matthew Settle ( Ronald Speirs) and director Steven Spielberg - Band Of Brothers behind the scene.

#bandofbrothers #stevenspielberg #tomhanks #matthewsettle #ronaldspeirs #warseries #101stairbornedivision #easycompany #506thpir #worldwar2 #secondworldwar
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battlefield_europe_39 One of a kind. Waffen SS soldier engages Russians at an unidentified rail station with a Mauser C96 w/stock and 20 round magazine. A rarity to see such a vintage WWI era pistol being deployed during this time. #worldwar2 #waffenss #ostfront #9mm #parabellum #c96 #combat #mauser 5h
  •   tuomasniinivirta I belive that is the M712 "snellfeuer' the full auto version of c96 :) it was often given to the Hands of SS 3h
  •   battlefield_europe_39 Correct it is the M712 model @tuomasniinivirta but none the less, it is a c96 by heart. The only difference was the snellfeuer had a select fire mechanism and a detachable 10-20 round mag. Also, note that there were already semi-auto C96's that were in circulation that came equipped with detachable magazines. You are incorrect however, on your assessment that it was given often to SS units/personnel. In fact, of the roughly 100,000 M712 units produced by Mauser, approximately 90% of that number were consumed by international export. The remaining M712's saw very limited use with the Germans. 2h

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battlefield_europe_39 Tiger "308" of the Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502 prepares to leave the assembly area at Daugavpils, Latvia. In a span of 23 days (July 4-27), s.Pz.Abt. 502 destroyed 84 enemy tanks and 71 anti-tank guns. #worldwar2 #panzer #combat #efficiency #tigertank #PzKpfwVI #july #1944 #ostfront 5h

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