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gonjuan What a smooth looking killer... or, I suppose, an accomplice to a crime. Perhaps I'm being dramatic, I admit, but this was the plane that delivered the atomic bomb. Unsure if it was "Fat Man" or "Little Boy". Such perverse names.

Visiting the Smithsonian Air & Space museums you get these vehicles and weaponry up-close. With most of them, there is an odd sort of beauty. Look at this plane. It looks so polished. So unique. And like a living thing it contains a heinous history you wouldn't know just by looking at it. That, by itself, I find unsettling.
#enolagay #smithsonian #airandspacemuseum #chantilly #virginia #wwii #ww2 #atomicbomb #science #heinous #history
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mkita30 #Auschwitz, overwhelmed with all the #history #Poland #WWII #panorama 2min

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6min darthurra
Normal Daniel Goad
darthurra While the Nuremberg trials were being conducted and the ethics and rights of humanity were under investigation, the U.S. was secretly taking in Nazi scientists and giving them American identities.

Under Operation Paperclip, named so because of the paperclips used to attach the scientists’ new profiles to their US personnel pages, N***s who had worked for in the infamous human experiments (which included surgically grafting twins to each other and making then conjoined, removing nerves from people’s bodies without anesthetic, and testing explosion-effects on them) in Germany brought over their talents to work on a number of top secret projects for the US.

Given then-President Truman’s anti-Nazi orders, the project was kept under wraps and the scientists received faked political biographies, allowing these monsters to live on not only American soil, but as free men.

So while it was not direct experimentation, it was the U.S. taking some of the worst people in the world and giving them jobs here to do unknown, horrible experiments/research. #operationpaperclip #torture #nazis #wwii #cia #fbi #government #america #humanity
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10min anna_carnes
Normal Anna
anna_carnes One of the best Christmas traditions we have! The next two weeks will be spent fully emerged in Band of Brothers and The Pacific with my honey!! #BandOfBrothers #ThePacific #ChristmasTraditions #HistoryNerd #WWII 10min

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Normal Coach John
john.supertramp 4 more days!
“Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man’s soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it. The loss of it can carry a man off as surely as thirst, hunger, exposure, and asphyxiation, and with greater cruelty. In places like Kwajalein, degradation could be as lethal as a bullet.” ~ Laura Hillenbrand

#Unbroken #December25 #Audacity #Bravery #Resilience #WWII #Survival #Redemption Great book #LauraHillenbrand amazing director @angelinajolieofficial
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Normal M.K. Hanslik
wonderwomanswallet Berlin, the end of the war wuz here.... #berlin #wwII #deathtocommunism #fallofthewall #germany 27min

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Normal Sherrita McClain
napturaltastic #Detroit view from #Canada. My city is so beautiful. They can hate all they want, but Detroit is full of hardworking ppl who love their city. They forget how Detroit changed the world as we know it during the automotive age and during #WWII. #teamdetroit #detroitvseverybody #myhometown #adiamondintherough 26min

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ww2daily15 A Gebirgsjäger (German Mountain Soldier) with a STG-44 on the Eastern Front.
#ww2 #wwii #nazi #germany
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  •   davidfspohr Tough looking conditions. Look at his winter anorak. On Eastern Front specialist German troops were all treated extra badly. Falschirmjäger, Gibirgsjäger and Waffen SS. This is late war. 10min
  •   ww2daily15 Definitely a hard job to do. Trucking through the mountains and the harsh weather conditions. @davidfspohr 8min

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sarahadowney A WWII poster promoting "silence for national security," circa 1940's. I found it a few years ago at an antique shop in Vermont and it's been on my wall since.

#privacy #spying #propaganda #antique #NSA #WWII #secrets #telephone #surveillance
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38min gberincua
Normal Guillermo Berincua
gberincua Hoy visité #Auschwitz. Tengo pocas palabras para describir la experiencia. Nada de lo que he leído o visto, se acerca a su visita. #Krakow #wwii #historia 38min

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peerintothepast 'No time for sight-seeing'
U.S. soldiers of the 5th Army march past the historical Roman Colosseum and follow their retreating enemy in Rome, Italy, on June 5, 1944.
After the nearly concurrent breakthroughs at Cassino and Anzio in spring 1944, the 11 nations representing the Allies in Italy finally had a chance to trap the Germans in a pincer movement and to realize some of Winston Churchill's strategic goals for the long, costly campaign against the Axis "underbelly". This would have required U.S 5th Army under Lieutenant General Mark Clark to commit most of his Anzio forces to the drive east from Cisterna, and to execute the envelopment envisioned in the original planning for the Anzio landing (i.e., flank the German 10th Army, and sever its northbound line of retreat from Cassino). Instead, fearing that the 8th Army might beat him to Rome, Clark diverted a large part of his Anzio force in that direction in an attempt to ensure that he and the 5th Army would have the honour of liberating the Eternal City.

Because of this the German 10th Army were able to retreat north inflicting delaying tactics on the allies, securing time for the German Army to reinforce the Gothic line." (AP Photo. Colourised by Paul Reynolds)
#ww2 #wwii #History #USArmy #1944 #Colosseum #Rome #Italy #Warriors #Heroes #SupportOurTroops #SupportOurVeterans #PeerIntoThePast #Military
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gemmapmostazo Hoy estuve en mi salsa.
En la primera foto podemos ver las primeras ediciones de "Mi lucha" , el libro que escribió Adolf Hitler mientras permanecía entre rejas (Primera guerra mundial). Fue el libro más vendido de la Segunda Guerra Mundial por un motivo: quién no tuviese ese libro en casa estaría traicionando a la patria, y ya sabemos cual era el destino de aquellas personas que traicionaban a Alemania.
En la segunda fotografía podemos ver varios lápices con el dibujo del águila junto a la esvastica.
En la tercera y cuarta vemos dos fotografías, en una Hitler hablando con soldados o campesinos armados, y soldados con banderas nazis.
En la quinta vemos uniformes REALES alemanes y españoles, entre ellos pude ver de las SS y gorros de la unión soviética.
En la sexta unas botellas de un líquido que desconozco (creo que puede ser vino) junto con el etiquetado nazi.
En las dos últimas fotos hay un conjunto de cascos y un coche de la época.
En las fotos más grandes observamos una camioneta que se utilizó para la película "Valkiria" y una moto BMW original de la época (1939-1945). #History #Historia #WWII #SEGUNDAGUERRAMUNDIAL #Valkiria
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firefightinirish 69 years ago today General George S. Patton Jr. succumbed to injuries he suffered 12 days prior, when his command car was struck by a 2½ ton GMC truck driven by Technical Sergeant Robert L. Thompson. Thompson who was en route to a quartermaster depot, suddenly made a left turn in front of the car, and Patton's driver Private First Class Horace L. Woodring slammed the brakes and turned sharply to the left, colliding with the truck at a low speed. Patton suffered a head laceration and was paralyzed, he spent the next 12 days in traction which in that time involved having zygomatic hooks, that resembled enormous fishhooks. The hooks were placed through Patton's skin above his zygomatic arches, and 10 pounds of weights hung down from the hooks on each side of Patton's head.The General would perish of a pulmonary embolism and congestive heart failure this day in 1945. Please remember one of Americas last true warriors today and everyday....... Photo of Patton's bull terrier Willie taken this day in 1945 as he waits for his master who shall never return. 2h

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