One of our cool men's t-shirts. In WW2 when the Chinese were fighting the Japanese, they were running out of pilots. So China enlisted American pilots to help them out. They flew P-40 Warhawks and were known as The Flying Tigers. 🐯
German soldiers of the Wehrmacht 6th Army take a moment to assess the situation as they push further into the suburbs of Stalingrad. Chances are these men never made it back home... Notice that on the far left we can see a German soldier with a rack of mortar shells on his back, and I'm the middle a man with the base of the mortar.
Taken in September, 1942. (Caption credit: @krieg.history)
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A clip from the iconic opening scene of the 1998 film \"Saving Private Ryan\". The film's battle scenes (especially the depiction of the beach landing) were so realistic to WWII veterans that the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs set up a nationwide hotline for those traumatized. This realism is attributed to the 30 amputees recruited to realistically portray the wounded dismembered soldiers.
We're on the horizon and coming in for a landing! Fly by and see us at the Etsy Made In Canada Show at the Shaw Conference Centre on September 23rd and 24th. We will be selling our soon to be famous baseball hats, t-shirts, and varsity nose art jackets.
For #tbt we thought of this little handi-pocket Victory Bank ca. 1944. Learn more about living during World War II with our panel of speakers during tomorrow's Remember When Club at 10:30am (9.22.17). The event is FREE and open to the public. #mariettaga#marietta#worldwarII#throwback#rememberwhen
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial.
Dachau was the first concentration camp used by the Nazis, and the only one to have been used the entire time of the Nazi rule. The camp was originally built to hold 6,000 prisoners, when it was liberated in 1945 by the US military it held 32,000.
Although I can't say this was the favorite, or the most beautiful part of my visit to Germany, it was certainly the most important part.
It was an emotional, somber experience to get an insight at what life was like for prisoners of the camp. You can't help but feel saddened, sickened, and yet hopeful; that we can somehow honor those who perished, and that future generations learn from the past.
"For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing." - Simon Wiesenthal
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The Battle of Hürtgen Forest was a series of fierce battles fought from 19 September to 16 December 1944 between American and German forces on the Western Front during World War II in the Hürtgen Forest about 50 sq mi (130 sq km) east of the Belgian–German border. It was the longest battle on German ground during World War II, and is the longest single battle the U.S. Army has ever fought.
The U.S. commanders' initial goal was to pin down German forces in the area to keep them from reinforcing the front lines farther north in the Battle of Aachen, where the US forces were fighting against the Siegfried Line network. A secondary objective may have been to outflankthe front line. The Americans' initial tactical objectives were to take Schmidt and clear Monschau. In a second phase the Allies wanted to advance to the Rur River as part of Operation Queen.
Generalfeldmarschall Walter Model intended to bring the Allied thrust to a standstill. While he interfered less in the day-to-day movements of units than at the Battle of Arnhem, he still kept himself fully informed on the situation, slowing the Allies' progress, inflicting heavy casualties and taking full advantage of the fortifications the Germans called the Siegfried Line. The Hürtgen Forest cost the U.S. First Army at least 33,000 killed and wounded, including both combat and non-combat losses; The battle was so costly that it has been described as an Allied "defeat of the first magnitude," with specific credit given to Model.
The Germans fiercely defended the area because it served as a staging area for the 1944 winter offensive Unternehmen: Wacht am Rhein (later known as the Battle of the Bulge), and because the mountains commanded access to the Rur Dam at the head of the Rur Reservoir (Rurstausee). The Allies failed to capture the area after several heavy setbacks and the Germans successfully held the region until they launched their last-ditch offensive into the Ardennes.
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