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Early morning along The Kennet & Avon Canal. Note the World War Two pillbox bottom left hand corner.

taken today near st. Johns lock at Lechlade. These pillbox's where built during the second world war as defence should the germans invade the UK, and use such things as the navigatable part of the River Thames to reach further inland. Never used, but a stark reminder of what could have been

 

The cemetery of Allied forces during the Second World War in Crete (Souda-bay).

The anchors of a world war two era battleship.

The Welsh National War Memorial is located in Cathays Park, in the centre of Cardiff, South Wales. The memorial was designed by J. Ninian Cooper and unveiled in June 1928 by the Prince of Wales. The memorial commemorates the servicemen who died during the First World War and a plaque for those who died during the Second World War was added in 1949. The circular colonnade envelops bronze figures of a soldier, sailor and an airman, each raising a wreath to a central elevated figure of a winged messenger of victory who holds a sword aloft

 

Bletchley Park was the central site for British codebreakers during World War II. It housed the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), which regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. The official historian of World War II British Intelligence has written that the "Ultra" intelligence produced at Bletchley shortened the war by two to four years, and that without it the outcome of the war would have been uncertain.

 

Located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England UK, Bletchley Park is open to the public, and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

Here's another completed Art Class assignment, featuring most of the major powers of WWII with their respective bolt-action rifles.

Italy not included because six partitions made the whole design too cramped for my liking.

The World War Two Historical Re-enactment Society will be holding an Armed Forces Weekend Commemoration and WWII Battle Reenactment at Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center, north of Oregon, on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21.

“Basically we will be having World War II reenactors in World War II-type encampments along with vehicles from that era on display,” said Rich Russo, a member of the society’s event development team. “We try to make everything look as historically realistic as possible.”

The event will include uniform and weapon demonstrations with re-enactors portraying troops from Germany, Poland, and, of course, the United States.

“We plan on having a German Red Cross Field Hospital and a European Cafe that will be open to the public,” Russo said.

 

A USO show is also being planned along with flyovers by vintage aircraft.

 

Battle reenactments will be held on Saturday and Sunday on the grounds with a special battle in the courtyard near the castle.

 

“One of the strangest battles of World War II was the Battle of Itter Castle where Americans and Germans fought together against the SS to protect the prisoners being held in the castle,” Russo said.

Russo said the Stronghold site, along with its iconic castle, will provide the perfect site for the event.

 

For more information about the society, visit www.worldwartwohrs.org or Stronghold at www.strongholdcenter.org.

Info from www.oglecountynews.com/2017/04/25/world-war-ii-re-enactme...

Captured during sunset down at the gorgeous Kimmeridge Bay beach one evening last September. This wonderful reinforced concrete pill box stood idle overlooking the bay whilst the storm clouds rolled in. it really was a fantastic evening to be out with the camera.

 

Kimmeridge will feature in an upcoming one day workshop I have planned for Sat 29th July 2017 alongside Durdle Dorr, Bat's Head and of course the gorgeous Man o'War Bay. Only £95pp www.melvinnicholsonphotography.co.uk/product/dorset-works...

 

I also have a three day workshop in Dorset taking place 25th-27th Sept 2017 £595 including accommodation

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i have an obsession with the WW2 era for some reason.

idk how this idea came to me, but just thought i'd give it a try.

 

& my monitor all of a sudden became super-contrasted.

so i have no idea how this picture really looks.

hopefully it's okaay.

  

IJN Mutsu, a Second World War Japanese Dreadnought

Bletchley Park was the central site for British codebreakers during World War II. It housed the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), which regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. The official historian of World War II British Intelligence has written that the "Ultra" intelligence produced at Bletchley shortened the war by two to four years, and that without it the outcome of the war would have been uncertain.

 

Located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England UK, Bletchley Park is open to the public, and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

World war two turret decayed against the sunrise of a new day.

Two Arena Central is a proposed 55 metres (180 ft), eleven storey building to be built between Alpha Tower and the former Birmingham Municipal Bank headquarters on Broad Street in Birmingham, England. The building will serve HSBC Bank as their UK headquarters for the personal and business banking operations.

 

The development of the site started when the Birmingham Canal was cut in 1768-72. Its terminal basin, named Old Wharf, was located at the rear of the proposed building. The site was occupied by the Eagle Iron Foundry during the 19th century up until 1926 when it was cleared and replaced by the Masonic Hall. The building formed the southern part of the Civic Centre masterplan with the Municipal Bank built in 1933 to its west. The Freemasons occupied the hall until 1939 when it was acquired by the government during World War II to be used by the Ministry of Food and the War Office for Army Recruitment. The hall was later adapted in the 1970s to form part of the ATV studio complex. The hall was demolished in 2006 ahead of the proposed Arena Central development project.

Rare German World War II 'Enigma' machine keyboard, bulbs and encryption rotors at Bletchley Park.

 

January 2017

For non European people:

 

There is a war this summer in Austria and Switzerland... French Jedi need to fight the dark side of soccer against the stormtrooper of Silvio (Beerlusconi) and the federation of sirtakis (Greece). No Materazzi could cry, we need to fight them until the end. Our great master Jedi Domenech will help us. And Little Ewoks will win the UEFA Cup...

 

Pour les francos... je me sens pas de traduire :p

Bletchley Park was the central site for British codebreakers during World War II. It housed the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), which regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. The official historian of World War II British Intelligence has written that the "Ultra" intelligence produced at Bletchley shortened the war by two to four years, and that without it the outcome of the war would have been uncertain.

 

Located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England UK, Bletchley Park is open to the public, and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

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WW2 defence towers in the Thames Estuary. Taken from the PS Waverley

I was just watching a documentary about this memorial so I decided I would share a photo of the memorial. In part of the documentary the architect who designed this memorial talked about how he would hope people would feel about it and how they would use it. He thought people would feel a since of calm there, and it would be a open place where people can sit and rest and have conversations and interact with each other. To be honest, that's what I really enjoy out the memorial. it is wide open with plenty of seating, and the water fountains block out a lot of the normal city traffic. When you enter the memorial from the east you will see a few bronze art pieced that depict like during the war. My personal favorite is the one with the photographer. Go figure. LOL

The World War Two Historical Re-enactment Society will be holding an Armed Forces Weekend Commemoration and WWII Battle Reenactment at Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center, north of Oregon, on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21.

“Basically we will be having World War II reenactors in World War II-type encampments along with vehicles from that era on display,” said Rich Russo, a member of the society’s event development team. “We try to make everything look as historically realistic as possible.”

The event will include uniform and weapon demonstrations with re-enactors portraying troops from Germany, Poland, and, of course, the United States.

“We plan on having a German Red Cross Field Hospital and a European Cafe that will be open to the public,” Russo said.

 

A USO show is also being planned along with flyovers by vintage aircraft.

 

Battle reenactments will be held on Saturday and Sunday on the grounds with a special battle in the courtyard near the castle.

 

“One of the strangest battles of World War II was the Battle of Itter Castle where Americans and Germans fought together against the SS to protect the prisoners being held in the castle,” Russo said.

Russo said the Stronghold site, along with its iconic castle, will provide the perfect site for the event.

 

For more information about the society, visit www.worldwartwohrs.org or Stronghold at www.strongholdcenter.org.

Info from www.oglecountynews.com/2017/04/25/world-war-ii-re-enactme...

This vintage World War Two Navy Trainer performed at an airshow in Vero Beach, Florida. See this, and more, on my website at tom-claud.pixels.com

The World War Two Historical Re-enactment Society will be holding an Armed Forces Weekend Commemoration and WWII Battle Reenactment at Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center, north of Oregon, on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21.

“Basically we will be having World War II reenactors in World War II-type encampments along with vehicles from that era on display,” said Rich Russo, a member of the society’s event development team. “We try to make everything look as historically realistic as possible.”

The event will include uniform and weapon demonstrations with re-enactors portraying troops from Germany, Poland, and, of course, the United States.

“We plan on having a German Red Cross Field Hospital and a European Cafe that will be open to the public,” Russo said.

 

A USO show is also being planned along with flyovers by vintage aircraft.

 

Battle reenactments will be held on Saturday and Sunday on the grounds with a special battle in the courtyard near the castle.

 

“One of the strangest battles of World War II was the Battle of Itter Castle where Americans and Germans fought together against the SS to protect the prisoners being held in the castle,” Russo said.

Russo said the Stronghold site, along with its iconic castle, will provide the perfect site for the event.

 

For more information about the society, visit www.worldwartwohrs.org or Stronghold at www.strongholdcenter.org.

Info from www.oglecountynews.com/2017/04/25/world-war-ii-re-enactme...

Orson Welles creates panic.

"The War of the Worlds" is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898). It became famous for causing mass panic, although the extent of this panic is debated.[4]

 

The first two thirds of the one-hour broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a sustaining show (it ran without commercial breaks), adding to the program's realism, and that others were primarily listening to Edgar Bergen and only tuned in to the show during a musical interlude, thereby missing the introduction that proved the show was a drama.[4]

 

In the days following the adaptation, there was widespread outrage in the media.[5] The program's news-bulletin format was described as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers (which had lost advertising revenue to radio) and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast and calls for regulation by the Federal Communications Commission.[4] Despite these complaints—or perhaps in part because of them—the episode secured Welles's fame as a dramatist.

 

source: wikipedia

 

Dad bought this Crosley radio in 1937, and for what he paid for it almost gave my mother a heart attack. I still have it, and although I have not tried it recently it still works!

The World War Two Historical Re-enactment Society will be holding an Armed Forces Weekend Commemoration and WWII Battle Reenactment at Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center, north of Oregon, on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21.

“Basically we will be having World War II reenactors in World War II-type encampments along with vehicles from that era on display,” said Rich Russo, a member of the society’s event development team. “We try to make everything look as historically realistic as possible.”

The event will include uniform and weapon demonstrations with re-enactors portraying troops from Germany, Poland, and, of course, the United States.

“We plan on having a German Red Cross Field Hospital and a European Cafe that will be open to the public,” Russo said.

 

A USO show is also being planned along with flyovers by vintage aircraft.

 

Battle reenactments will be held on Saturday and Sunday on the grounds with a special battle in the courtyard near the castle.

 

“One of the strangest battles of World War II was the Battle of Itter Castle where Americans and Germans fought together against the SS to protect the prisoners being held in the castle,” Russo said.

Russo said the Stronghold site, along with its iconic castle, will provide the perfect site for the event.

 

For more information about the society, visit www.worldwartwohrs.org or Stronghold at www.strongholdcenter.org.

Info from www.oglecountynews.com/2017/04/25/world-war-ii-re-enactme...

Still don't have the ability to use my camera ;-;

 

Not super proud of this one, it's just been sitting around on my desk so I decided to just post it. :P

 

God bless!

-Lincoln

.30 Cal rounds and a whole lot of Germans...

Second World War veteran Colonel Michael Cobb at the Senate House, University of Cambridge. Final in this series:-) Please see the previous two shots as well.

The World War Two Historical Re-enactment Society will be holding an Armed Forces Weekend Commemoration and WWII Battle Reenactment at Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center, north of Oregon, on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21.

“Basically we will be having World War II reenactors in World War II-type encampments along with vehicles from that era on display,” said Rich Russo, a member of the society’s event development team. “We try to make everything look as historically realistic as possible.”

The event will include uniform and weapon demonstrations with re-enactors portraying troops from Germany, Poland, and, of course, the United States.

“We plan on having a German Red Cross Field Hospital and a European Cafe that will be open to the public,” Russo said.

 

A USO show is also being planned along with flyovers by vintage aircraft.

 

Battle reenactments will be held on Saturday and Sunday on the grounds with a special battle in the courtyard near the castle.

 

“One of the strangest battles of World War II was the Battle of Itter Castle where Americans and Germans fought together against the SS to protect the prisoners being held in the castle,” Russo said.

Russo said the Stronghold site, along with its iconic castle, will provide the perfect site for the event.

 

For more information about the society, visit www.worldwartwohrs.org or Stronghold at www.strongholdcenter.org.

Info from www.oglecountynews.com/2017/04/25/world-war-ii-re-enactme...

Bletchley Park was the central site for British codebreakers during World War II. It housed the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS), which regularly penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers – most importantly the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. The official historian of World War II British Intelligence has written that the "Ultra" intelligence produced at Bletchley shortened the war by two to four years, and that without it the outcome of the war would have been uncertain.

 

Located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England UK, Bletchley Park is open to the public, and receives hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

During the Second World War, Canadian soldiers played a crucial role in the liberation of the Netherlands. With the donation of this monument - an expression of joy and a celebration of freedom - the Netherlands pays lasting tribute to Canada. A statue identical to this one stands in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. The twin monuments symbolically link Canada and the Netherlands; though separated by an ocean, the two countries will forever be close friends. Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveiled the monument in Ottawa on May 11, 2002, and the other in Apeldoorn on May 2, 2000. Artist: Henk Visch

The Universal Carrier, or Bren Gun Carrier, was a series of armored personnel carriers that were used by British forces in World War two. The weight of the Mk II was about 8,000 lb and the length was around 12 feet, 4 inches. The crew was three and the usual number of passengers the Universal Carrier could carry was two. Although this number could be stretched depending on the situation.

 

i built this back before brick fair VA but i redid it and the is the result

 

c&c is welcome

info from wiki

Horses were heavily used in World War One. Horses were involved in the war's first military conflict involving Great Britain - a cavalry attack near Mons in August 1914. Horses were primarily to be used as a form of transport during the war.

When the war broke out in Western Europe in August 1914, both Britain and Germany had a cavalry force that each numbered about 100,000 men. Such a number of men would have needed a significant number of horses but probably all senior military personnel at this time believed in the supremacy of the cavalry attack. In August 1914, no-one could have contemplated the horrors of trench warfare - hence why the cavalry regiments reigned supreme. In fact, in Great Britain the cavalry regiments would have been seen as the senior regiments in the British Army, along with the Guards regiments, and very many senior army positions were held by cavalry officers.

 

However, the cavalry charge seen near Mons was practically the last seen in the war. Trench warfare made such charges not only impractical but impossible. A cavalry charge was essentially from a bygone military era and machine guns, trench complexes and barbed wire made such charges all but impossible. However, some cavalry charges did occur despite the obvious reasons as to why they should not. In March 1918, the British launched a cavalry charge at the Germans. By the Spring of 1918, the war had become more fluid but despite this, out of 150 horses used in the charge only 4 survived. The rest were cut down by German machine gun fire.

 

However, though a cavalry charge was no longer a viable military tactic, horses were still invaluable as a way of transporting materials to the front. Military vehicles, as with any mechanised vehicles of the time, were relatively new inventions and prone to problems. Horses, along with mules, were reliable forms of transport and compared to a lorry needed little upkeep.

Such was the use of horses on the Western Front, that over 8 million died on all sides fighting in the war. Two and a half million horses were treated in veterinary hospitals with about two million being sufficiently cured that they could return to duty.

The World War Two Historical Re-enactment Society will be holding an Armed Forces Weekend Commemoration and WWII Battle Reenactment at Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center, north of Oregon, on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21.

“Basically we will be having World War II reenactors in World War II-type encampments along with vehicles from that era on display,” said Rich Russo, a member of the society’s event development team. “We try to make everything look as historically realistic as possible.”

The event will include uniform and weapon demonstrations with re-enactors portraying troops from Germany, Poland, and, of course, the United States.

“We plan on having a German Red Cross Field Hospital and a European Cafe that will be open to the public,” Russo said.

 

A USO show is also being planned along with flyovers by vintage aircraft.

 

Battle reenactments will be held on Saturday and Sunday on the grounds with a special battle in the courtyard near the castle.

 

“One of the strangest battles of World War II was the Battle of Itter Castle where Americans and Germans fought together against the SS to protect the prisoners being held in the castle,” Russo said.

Russo said the Stronghold site, along with its iconic castle, will provide the perfect site for the event.

 

For more information about the society, visit www.worldwartwohrs.org or Stronghold at www.strongholdcenter.org.

Info from www.oglecountynews.com/2017/04/25/world-war-ii-re-enactme...

Exploring a secret World War II tunnel system deep underground in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan.

 

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The World War Two Historical Re-enactment Society will be holding an Armed Forces Weekend Commemoration and WWII Battle Reenactment at Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center, north of Oregon, on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21.

“Basically we will be having World War II reenactors in World War II-type encampments along with vehicles from that era on display,” said Rich Russo, a member of the society’s event development team. “We try to make everything look as historically realistic as possible.”

The event will include uniform and weapon demonstrations with re-enactors portraying troops from Germany, Poland, and, of course, the United States.

“We plan on having a German Red Cross Field Hospital and a European Cafe that will be open to the public,” Russo said.

 

A USO show is also being planned along with flyovers by vintage aircraft.

 

Battle reenactments will be held on Saturday and Sunday on the grounds with a special battle in the courtyard near the castle.

 

“One of the strangest battles of World War II was the Battle of Itter Castle where Americans and Germans fought together against the SS to protect the prisoners being held in the castle,” Russo said.

Russo said the Stronghold site, along with its iconic castle, will provide the perfect site for the event.

 

For more information about the society, visit www.worldwartwohrs.org or Stronghold at www.strongholdcenter.org.

Info from www.oglecountynews.com/2017/04/25/world-war-ii-re-enactme...

Since I like unique planes, I decided to build a Junkers Ju-88 used by the Spanish Air Force during the Second World War. Maybe I should build more Spanish planes in the future; there’s so many unique planes.

 

Features retractable landing gear, movable bomb bay doors, four hardpoints under the wings for bombs or torpedoes and many more details in the cockpit. It can also be easily dismantled in four smaller parts.

 

During the WWII, Spain signed some agreements with the german goverment to suply them minerals and cereals in exchange of weapons. The "Bar Program" provided to Spain 10 Ju-88 A-4, which were collected by Spanish pilots in November of 1943, in the base of Francazal, France. They were delivered at Toulouse airport. The planes were assigned to 13 Regimiento, based in Albacete (Los Llanos airbase). During the war many others Ju-88 landed in Spain, being interned. With these planes and the ones that were acquired in 1943, Spain had 28 operational Ju-88 between 1945-46, being the last one replaced in 1958 by the CASA C-2111.

 

During the Second Great War, since Spain received most of its armaments from Italy and Germany, acquisition of new equipment (and most important, spare parts) became increasingly more difficult. When the war finally ended, the Spanish Air Force feature planes from the Spanish Civil but only a few modern planes. The Portuguese Air Force at one point featured more fighters (mostly Hurricanes, Spitfires, Beaufighters and Aircobras) than the Spanish Air Force. The situation only improved with the American Armament Program during the 50s, with the arrival of the F-86 Sabre and the F-104 Starfighter.

 

Hope you like it!

 

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World War II Plane Air Show, Muscle Shoals, AL

World War II Days at

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Rockford, Illinois

 

September 21, 2013

 

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Any past time was worse - Cualquier tiempo pasado fue peor

 

With the most sincere of compliments for all the fallen in World War II.

Rest in peace / Con el mas sincero respeto a los caidos en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Descansen en paz.

 

Prague (Czech Republic) - Praga (Republica Checa)

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