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Thanks in advance for your visits and faves. Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. The best way to say thank you from me is to post more pictures.

Thanks in advance for your visits and faves. Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. The best way to say thank you from me is to post more pictures.

Thanks in advance for your visits and faves. Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. I usually reply to questions only. I believe the best way to say thank you is to post more pictures. Cheers!

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Thanks in advance for your visits, faves and comments. I believe the best way to say thank you is to post more pictures. Cheers!

Thanks in advance for your visits and faves. Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. The best way to say thank you from me is to post more pictures.

Thanks in advance for your visits and faves. Your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated. The best way to say thank you from me is to post more pictures.

New building of WWII museum in Gdańsk, Poland

A WWII pillbox in the Dunes at Newburgh beach Aberdeenshire.

Kept up in like-new condition

An old WWII Observation Post atop a hill on the Marin Headlands.

Photo of WWII Memorial in Yaroslavl, Russia. The Cathedral of the Assumption is in the background. Taken in June, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service

of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our

undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.

President Harry S Truman

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The National World War II Memorial

former site of the Rainbow Pool

 

architect: Friedrich St. Florian, initial design

 

opened: April 29, 2004

dedicated: May 29 2004 by President George W. Bush

 

National Mall

Washington, District of Columbia

Showing WWII rubble from the Liverpool Blitz

Playing around some more with this image, added some film grain and took out a portion of Makai pier. I started with the background photo of Waimanalo on the island of Oahu in Hawaii taken from inside an old World War II pillbox above Makapu'u Beach Park. The photo of the plane was taken at the 2012 Kaneohe Bay Air Show and is of a U.S. Navy SNJ (AT-6). I brought the two photos together in photoshop to produce what you see above.

 

Post by Stephen Ball Photography.

 

Please don't use this image on websites, or other media without my explicit permission, blogs OK with notification and a link back, thanks! :copyright:2014 Stephen Ball Photography, All rights reserved.

One of the arches that make up the National WWII Memorial in Washington DC.

WWII Aircrew at 1940's re enactment day at Crich Tramway Museum, August 2013

Another shot with my new lens. :)

An old WWII canon that was used to protect the steel works at Whyalla. It sits on Hummock Hill overlooking the steel works and old ship yards. Whyalla is on Spencer Gulf.

WWII France: US Ranger Medic Salton surrenders to German Infantry.

 

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WWII Reading Airshow Reading, PA

The warbird line up at the 2012 Watsonville Fly-In.

Yashica Mat 124G, Fuji NPS 160.

If you go down to the woods today!

 

There are still some very strange and secret places hid away if you know where to look for them!!

 

One such place is situated deep in the woods near the village of Adel North Leeds. This heavily fortified structure has remained a mystery for many years. Speculation in the village was rife that it was a Second World War air raid shelter. This bunker was actually built by the Leeds Permanent building society to keep their documents safe during world war 2. A heavy steel door guards the main entrance to the lower levels inside.

 

The bunker provided 25,000 cubic feet of storage space on two levels. It was built of reinforced concrete and had a watertight envelope of brick and asphalt. It was essential to bring electricity to the bunker and a road up to the entrance had to be made so vehicles could take deeds to and from the safe. Boxes of deeds began to rust because of condensation and several methods of drying were tried before a cure was found.

The bunker was also used by Leeds Corporation to store many of its historic documents there, including the Charter granted to the city in the 17th century by King Charles II.

 

*Part of the Adel deep level bunker set*

 

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Of all the Memorials in Washington DC I think the WWII Memorial is my favorite. I like the fountains and the lighting, and I like the way they incorporated all the states into the design.

 

Here are some WWII figgies for ya'll. I hope you like 'em.

All textures, unless otherwise stated, are from www.flickr.com/photos/kerstinfrank-design/

 

Amstelwijck park, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

 

This is a rare spot, since nothing has changed here since WWII.

 

The Dutch had built here four pillboxes, and in the first encounter with German paratroopers they did a great job: dozens of Germans were killed and some eighty of them became POW's and where just in time transported to the UK.

 

Later, The Germans made a surprise attack. About 12 Dutch soldiers where killed, and 4 Germans.

 

The battles on the island of Dordrecht where savage: 300 Dutch soldiers where killed, and some 300 Germans too.

 

This spot reminds me of hill 60 in Ieper: grim and eery.

   

Silhouette shot of my WWII Marine.

One of the many bunkers that line the coastline off of the Marin Headlands, near San Francisco, California.

Just a couple of figs I whipped up in my spare time. The lighting is terrible, I know and I will be getting some finer brushes for cleaner details but I like how they turned out.

1943 photo by my paternal grandfather (a communications technician in the German army) of this aircraft in the Russian countryside. (hi-res scan of wet print)

1940's Chevy and bus trailer. These trailers were old car carriers that were converted to transport War Workers.

National Mall

Washington DC USA

WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Much much thanks to Ehpien for hosting my son and me this afternoon. There is no way we would have gotten around without his help. Ed is a true gentleman and a veteran with kids. He was patient as my son went through a "meltdown" after he dropped his ice treat on the ground... Thanks for being a trooper Ed! Please check out some of the best Flickr Washington DC photos at www.flickr.com/photos/91499534@N00/sets/72157594420865833/

Putting some of the Brickarms parts from my recent GI Brick order to good use. Let me know what you guys think! Thanks,

 

-Ethan

I had cakes from one extreme to the other this week. The pink girly-girl IPOD cake to a Macho WWII commemorative ammo cake.

This cake was made special for my hubby. For his annual target shoot.

Left: Spanish

Second from left: Romanian

Middle: German

Second from right: Hungarian (Winter uniform)

Right: Italian (Winter uniform - I put a trenchcoat on him to show that it's very cold so he is wearing extra clothing as well as his standard uniform)

 

Coming soon: Finnish Winter War ski troops and many more!

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