I just needed something to post so I’m posting this random shit. - - #memes#meme#history#worldwar2#worldwartwo#worldwar1#worldwarone#historymemes#leeenfield#guns#bandofbrothers#army#soldiers#thankyou#battleofnormandy#worldwars#ww1#ww2#historybuff#historicalfacts#coldwar#usa#unitedstates#russia#germany#unitedkingdom#japan#leeenfield
Allied soldiers rest up in a tent stricken and illuminated by shrapnel from German artillery fire on the Anzio beach head in Italy; 1944. The Battle of Anzio was one of the toughest of World War 2, unknown to many. The intention for the allies was to effectively break through the defences faced on the Italian front. Whilst ultimately succeeding the stalemate stemming from this cost the lives of 10,000 men as well as over 30,000 casualties on both sides.
Just finished #thesongofthejadelily by @kirstymanningau It’s #historicalfiction about the Jewish refugees who escaped from Europe to Shanghai during #ww2. The Jews weren’t killed but there was a Ghetto and they had to deal with the Japanese soldiers as Japan was also in the war. I didn’t know anything about life in Shanghai at that time. The book focuses on the Bernfeld family during #ww2 then in the present day in Australia. I was very interested in sections about #ww2. Now I want to read more 📚📚📚 about Shangai during World War 2! Big thanks to @williammorrowbooks for sending me this #arc. The 📚 comes out May 14th! 👍when I post a non kindle 📚 I give it away when I’m done. If you want the book just comment that you want it and I will DM you and send you the book when I’m done📚📚
Pfc John L. "Georgia Jap" Eubanks (seen on the left) holding a captured Nazi flag with Walter "Smokey" Gordon on D-Day at Marmion Farm, Normandy, June 6th, 1944. ♠♠ John Lee Eubanks was born December 23, 1920, in Sparta, Georgia. He worked as a farm hand after a previous service in the military, until he was drafted into the Army and enlisted on July 2nd, 1942, volunteering for the paratroopers. He was assigned to 3rd platoon of Easy Company, 506th PIR, at Camp Toccoa. On D-Day, Eubanks jumped from Stick #71, most of whose paratroopers (including Smokey Gordon, Ed Tipper, Floyd Talbert) then regrouped near Ravenoville and made their way to fight with mostly 502nd PIR men to take Marmion Farm, which sat near an important junction and was occupied by German forces of the 709 Infantry Division using it to control this crossroads. Eubanks jumped into The Netherlands for Operation Market Garden in September 1944. He was wounded when the tank he was travelling on was hit by artillery during the fighting at the town of Nuenen. He recovered to then head to Bastogne with the rest of the 101st Airborne for the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. Eubanks was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals for his service in WW2. After the war, he returned home to his wife and settled in Georgia. He passed away on 25th April, 1997, aged 76. ♠♠ #bandofbrothers#easycompany#506thpir#parachuteinfantry#paratrooper#101stairbornedivision#screamingeagles#johneubanks#ww2#wwii#ww2history#history#dday#smokeygordon#ww2photos#airborneinfantry#ww2veterans
Our annual fundraising event this year is a 1940s style victory dance. Dancing with the TROOPS is Open to everyone and only $40 a ticket for a fantastic evening of music and dancing. Entertainment by @thedramaqueens_nz and @sharvellecharlottemusic With proceeds going to helping restore ww2 buildings and also a donation will be made to @no.duff https://www.facebook.com/events/313568502621893/?ti=as #ww2victorydance#ww2#1940s#1950s#pinup#dancing#christchurchnz#livinghistory
8 maravedís de Carlos III 1801. ¿qué mejor primera moneda para subir que la primera que me encontré? Así es, está fue la primera moneda que saqué detectando, por ello la tengo mucho cariño, además no es común, en todo el tiempo de después solo he vuelto a sacar una igual, curioso, ¿no crees? 😊 Para que sea más curioso aún fue la primera señal de esa tarde, monte el detector, lo encendí y estaba justo debajo de él, no me lo podía creer, sorpresas que lleva a cabo la caprichosa casualidad. 🤯 #deteccionmetalica
The thousands of Liverpool civilians killed by German bombers during World War II received a fitting tribute in their honour when Tom Murphy designed his sculpture for the Liverpool Blitz Memorial. The final sculpture was cast in bronze and sited on the grounds of St Nicolas Church near the Pier Head. The poignant statue features a mother with babe in arms, beckoning her playful son to leave his toy plane and seek shelter from the bombs. The scheme, which had cross-party support on Liverpool council and had the backing of the Rector of Liverpool, Canon Nicholas Frayling, is the brainchild of labour councillor John Livingston. He said: “Around 4,000 civilians were killed and 10,000 injured, during the Second World War in Liverpool – which was the most bombed provincial city in the country. “That death toll was the terrible price paid by the ordinary men, women and children because of Liverpool’s role in the Battle of the Atlantic. “The only memorial we had to those Liverpool lives lost during that war is an addition to the Cenotaph.” http://liverpoolsculptures.co.uk/liverpool-heroes/liverpool-blitz-memorial/ #liverpool#liverpoolblitzmemorial#blitzmemorial#uk#art#statue#greatbritain#cityofliverpool#ww2#wwii