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

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

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This artillery was used during the Second World War.

It is located on the summit of Mont Chaberton, a 3.131 metres (10,272 ft) peak in the French Alps in the group known as the Massif des Cerces in the département of Hautes-Alpes.

This very impressive building was dubbed "Fort of the Clouds" and mounted eight 149mm guns in individual masonry turrets, which were often hidden in the clouds.

Built between 1898 and 1910 by the Italians to control the Montgenèvre pass, this fort was then considered as the highest and most powerful of Europe.

Nine soldiers died in this fort, and fifty were wounded.

 

This shot is facing south south-west and it is showing the Milky Way over the fortress at the beginning of the night.

 

Today's best cameras can record more light than we can see with our eyes, showing a fantastic mostly hidden world often far beyond our immagination.

Just think about what the Hubble has given to humanity!

 

When I am on the mountains, on dark nights I am always eager to capture the cosmic clouds surrounding the Milky Way, clouds that are not visible to the naked eye with the same intensity and clarity that instead a good electronic instrumentation can offer.

This also explains why many night shots are "very clear" if compared with the ordinary darkness of the night... although I always try to overcome this aspect, because I like to keep intact the magical and silent essence of the night.

 

This is undoubtedly a difficult balance, that only time and experience allow to manage in the most "correct" way... (if it does exist).

Yes, what's better: what electronic tools allow us to see and find out, or what we can see with the naked eye?

In any case this is an aspect that deserves meditation.

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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.

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.

 

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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

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

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

The Monument to the Dead of World War II (Portuguese: Monumento Nacional aos Mortos da Segunda Guerra Mundial), also the Monument to the Brazilian Soldiers of World War II, commemorates Brazil's participation and losses in the Second World War (WW II).

It is located in Flamengo Park (Aterro do Flamengo, Parque Eduardo Gomes), on Guanabara Bay in the Flamengo district of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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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

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.

 

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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...

A Grade II Listed War Memorial in Castleton, in the Peak District, Derbyshire.

 

It dates from 1919, designed by L. G. Whitehead and carved out of Derbyshire gritstone by Messrs J. Beresford and Son and the inscriptions were by J. Whiteside.

 

The plaque at the base of the cross is inscribed:

'TO THE MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ WHO FELL DURING THE/ GREAT WAR, 1914-19'. The plaque on the stone at the foot is inscribed: 'TO THE MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)/ WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1939-45'.

 

The memorial was erected by public subscription to commemorate the men of Castleton who were killed in the First World War. It was unveiled by Major S. Hill-Wood on 18 October 1919. A dedication to the fallen of the Second World War was added later. In 1984 the base rock garden was replaced by a stone wall with holes for vases.

 

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

 

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

A Second World War US M4 Sherman tank at Clervaux Castle, Luxembourg.

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.

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Tweede Wereldoorlog. Vliegtuigen en parachutes boven Kreta. [Duitse paratroopers uit JU 52 vrachtvliegtuigen]. Griekenland, Kreta, 1941.

 

Second World War. Airplanes and parachutes above Crete, [German paratroopers from JU 52 cargoplanes]. Greece, Crete, 1941

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

 

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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

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.

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MUSEUM OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

  

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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Shot taken in the second World War Miuseum located in Moscow.

 

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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.

 

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The U.S. Navy constructed this building (circa 1939) on land included in the Federal Jupiter Lighthouse reservation established by President Franklin Pierce in 1854. Built as Married Men's Quarters, the two-story wood-frame building has six two-bedroom apartments, each with brick fireplaces, and a continuous screened first-floor porch facing the Inlet. During World War II, Navy personnel lived in this building, and in the then adjacent Transmitter and Dormitory building and the Chief Petty Officers' Quarters. These three buildings were part of the Direction Finding Station built on the reservation known as "Station J." Developed to locate the German submarines torpedoing ships off the Florida coast, Station J also served as a navigational beacon for military ships and aircraft, and for communications during the war. Station J was closed in July 1945, and starting in 1958, most of the World War II military wood-frame structures including the two adjacent buildings, were demolished. I the 1960's the Navy gave this portion of the Reservation, including this building, to the U.S. Coast Guard. In 2004, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management transferred ownership of this portion of the Reservation to the Town of Jupiter.

 

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Overlooking and protecting the entrance to San Francisco Bay, Fort Baker, Marin County, California, USA

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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.

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Two iconic landmarks in Kansas City. In the forefront is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and just to the back right stands the World War I Memorial. Taken as the sun was setting and the blue sky was fading into the evening. I might have to revisit this image in the night as it might give better contrast to each other.

 

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National World War II Memorial in winter - Washington DC

Arado E 555/1

 

Background:

15 years ago, I went to a bookstore and I found a book called: “Luftwaffe Secret Projects; Strategic Bombers 1935-1945” written by Dieter Herwig and Heinz Rode.

 

The book showed a series of German Bomber Projects developed during the Second World War, some of them still looking highly advanced in our days. On the book cover there was a fantastic and unique plane, the Arado E 555/1, flying over New York and attacked by two Lockheed Shooting Stars, somewhere in the year 1946...

 

Many many years later I finally bought the book but only a few months ago I finally got the courage to start building the bomber. However, since for so many years I wanted to build that plane, I made it on the Imperial Lego Air Force markings (but the camouflage and colours are exactly like the one on the book (as a tribute).

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About the MOC:

The MOC features retractable landing gear (as usual), two rotating defensive gun turrets, cockpit for two pilots and opening bomb bay. The six engines are grouped together on the back over the wing.

Improvements:

I´m going to perform some improvements on the MOC; first an in-flight refuelling probe for long-range missions, improved armament (including forward firing guns (for ground and anti-ship missions), two hard-points under the wings (for guided missiles) and radar (probably a Lichtenstein type radar with their characteristic antennas). I’m also going to improve the tip of the wings to the correct angle, just like the real project.

 

The Real World Project story:

In early 1944 Arado was asked to compile design studies for a long-range jet powered bomber. Since the requirements were high speed, a bomb load of at least 4000 kg (8818 lbs) and a range of 5000 km (3107 miles), it was realized that the project could best be fulfilled by using a flying wing design with a laminar high speed profile. The number of designs eventually reached fifteen, and included strategic bombers, remote controlled weapons carriers and fighters.

 

The Arado Ar E.555-1 was constructed entirely of metal (both steel and Duraluminum), and was basically a flying wing with a short, circular cross section forward fuselage where the pressurized cockpit was located. There were two large vertical fins and rudders that sat 6.2 m (20' 4") from the centerline of the aircraft.

Power was to be provided by six BMW 003A, all located on the rear upper surface of the wing. Defensive armament consisted of two MK 103 30mm cannon in the wing roots near the cockpit, a remote controlled turret armed with two MG 151/20 20mm cannon located just behind the cockpit and a further two MG 151/20 20mm cannon in a remote controlled tail turret, which was controlled via a periscope in a pressurized weapons station behind the cockpit area. On December 28, 1944, Arado was ordered to cease all work on the E.555 series, to concentrate aircraft development and production on fighters.

  

The “LEGO” story:

With the development of the jet engine, speed grew impressible and it was obvious that the old propeller bombers had their days counted.

To survive the new threat posed by the new jet fighters, many new and highly advanced jet powered designs were considered, but although quite fast, they all suffered from the same problem… range. Moderately swept wings and first-generation fuel-thirsty jet engines weren’t the solution for the time.

 

Then, a small team appeared with an innovative idea, the flying wing. (A clean flying wing is sometimes presented as theoretically the most aerodynamically efficient (lowest drag) design configuration for a fixed wing aircraft. It also offered high structural efficiency for a given wing depth, leading to light weight and high fuel efficiency.)

 

Defensive armament was extremely light since the bomber relied on high altitude and speed to evade enemy fighters; two defensive turrets, each one equipped with two 20mm ENA-50 Auto-cannons. Maximum bomb load was 6000kg for long-range missions (although a maximum of 20 000kg could be carried if needed).

 

For almost a decade, the new bomber became the most important strategic bomber used by the Empire, performing increasingly dangerous missions as the Androvakians improved their fighter designs. Eventually, they were removed from frontline service and transformed into long-range tankers and for oceanic/anti-ship patrols.

 

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Eínon

 

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