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Yeah, get your act together, Canada! :x

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Channel Islands Collaboration - The Guernsey Evening Press, February 20, 1941:
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Lacrobat wrote:Channel Islands Collaboration - The Guernsey Evening Press, February 20, 1941:
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Show us some German controlled French papers for comparison. Luckily these guys would be able to tune in to the BBC for some more suitable news as indeed much of France could.
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Lacrobat wrote:Channel Islands Collaboration - The Guernsey Evening Press, February 20, 1941:
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If any of you are ever over there I recommend the Jersey Military Museum - in a bunker on the west coast of the island. They have the front page of the Jersey Evening Post from the day prior to liberation as well as the day of liberation itself, as well as some from other key dates like Alamein, D-Day etc. Fascinating stuff. Remains the case that, as their bailiff said (paraphrasing) 'we were told to take up our rifles and head to the hills but we had no rifles and we have no hills'. Tough stuff all around.
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Colorized WWI.

French soldiers at the Somme (note the chauchat ammo pouches):

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German squad & their personal fates (individual at the far right unknown):

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Recreated face of a man who'd been killed at Towton. The likely sword strike to the jaw was possibly 10 years old by the time he was killed.

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I imagine many people had nasty scars and/or deformities, even from work injuries or accidents, they carried with them if they were 'lucky' enough to survive.
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I'm amazed that people with such significant injuries did survive at all. Would have thought sepsis and significant disability were such serious handicaps back then that your days were numbered if you were that unfortunate.
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Forensic science is a fascinating thing.

The BBC & other channels did a great show in Bog bodies; & a few on the ones that have surfaced in Ireland were covered; as Croghan Man was discovered not long ago, & it was initially thought that it was a fresh murder victim,; so the State Pathologist was one of the first on the scene.

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they describe the various wounds, & were able to estimate his height as 6'6" which would have made him a giant for his time.

you can still see his finger prints two millennia later

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I tried to make a "historical" photo with my model today. How'd I do? (i.redd.it)
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Not a pic but found a very interesting doc on Youtube: Japan vs. Italy - The Forgotten Pacific War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlSi2Zr-h_Y

Honestly had no idea there was conflict between Italy and Japan in the Pacific theatre.
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Taranaki Snapper wrote:Image
I tried to make a "historical" photo with my model today. How'd I do? (i.redd.it)
https://www.reddit.com/r/TankPorn/comme ... _my_model/
Nice job,

the tank commander is a giveaway a lot of toshop needed on the face I'd think.

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these have been retired from service in 2005 by the french air force.
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Birth of a Blackbird

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Magpie26 wrote:Not a pic but found a very interesting doc on Youtube: Japan vs. Italy - The Forgotten Pacific War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlSi2Zr-h_Y

Honestly had no idea there was conflict between Italy and Japan in the Pacific theatre.
There is still a lot to dig out from WWII history for the ones who would like to research about the Italian involvement, ad it is mostly overlooked (historians still tend to disregard this part of the Axis history, concentrating only to Germany and Germans accounts).
Who knows for example that at El Mechili in 1941 it was Montemurro and 300 bersaglieri that lead the assault that resulted with the British defeat and the capture of 1700 men plus two generals by the Italians (Gambier-Perry and Vaugham)?
Probably still refererred to as Germans in main Allied memories
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AlanBengio wrote:
Magpie26 wrote:Not a pic but found a very interesting doc on Youtube: Japan vs. Italy - The Forgotten Pacific War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlSi2Zr-h_Y

Honestly had no idea there was conflict between Italy and Japan in the Pacific theatre.
There is still a lot to dig out from WWII history for the ones who would like to research about the Italian involvement, ad it is mostly overlooked (historians still tend to disregard this part of the Axis history, concentrating only to Germany and Germans accounts).
Who knows for example that at El Mechili in 1941 it was Montemurro and 300 bersaglieri that lead the assault that resulted with the British defeat and the capture of 1700 men plus two generals by the Italians (Gambier-Perry and Vaugham)?
Probably still refererred to as Germans in main Allied memories
Cheers for that recommendation, Magpie! I've watched a few of his now and they're very impressive, not just in the research but in some of the footage. Docs usually just cobble stuff together and it's sometimes obvious what's being shown was no where near what's being talked about (and understand that it's hard, not much combat footage at all, etc.). But there are times when I feel like the clips exactly match the location... so either has dug deep or has done a very good job of finding stuff that matches.

Always interesting to read the comments on these too, with people adding their own family's experiences (taken with a grain of salt, of course, but some must be true). Also having people point out stuff I'd missed ... like a clip of a strafing run on a train that results in a massive explosion. Only by browsing the comments was I alerted to the possibility that the pilot's wingmate who'd gone in first had his plane destroyed in that blast! :shock: https://youtu.be/hWeLu7YuwUs?t=139

... guess you wouldn't predict that'd happen, and sadly, friendly fire was all too common in WW2.
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fishfoodie wrote:Forensic science is a fascinating thing.

The BBC & other channels did a great show in Bog bodies; & a few on the ones that have surfaced in Ireland were covered; as Croghan Man was discovered not long ago, & it was initially thought that it was a fresh murder victim,; so the State Pathologist was one of the first on the scene.

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they describe the various wounds, & were able to estimate his height as 6'6" which would have made him a giant for his time.

you can still see his finger prints two millennia later

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Bimbot can probably produce a picture of him with Jeffrey Epstein
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The Convair XF-92

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Nieghorn wrote:
AlanBengio wrote:
Magpie26 wrote:Not a pic but found a very interesting doc on Youtube: Japan vs. Italy - The Forgotten Pacific War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlSi2Zr-h_Y

Honestly had no idea there was conflict between Italy and Japan in the Pacific theatre.
There is still a lot to dig out from WWII history for the ones who would like to research about the Italian involvement, ad it is mostly overlooked (historians still tend to disregard this part of the Axis history, concentrating only to Germany and Germans accounts).
Who knows for example that at El Mechili in 1941 it was Montemurro and 300 bersaglieri that lead the assault that resulted with the British defeat and the capture of 1700 men plus two generals by the Italians (Gambier-Perry and Vaugham)?
Probably still refererred to as Germans in main Allied memories
Cheers for that recommendation, Magpie! I've watched a few of his now and they're very impressive, not just in the research but in some of the footage. Docs usually just cobble stuff together and it's sometimes obvious what's being shown was no where near what's being talked about (and understand that it's hard, not much combat footage at all, etc.). But there are times when I feel like the clips exactly match the location... so either has dug deep or has done a very good job of finding stuff that matches.

Always interesting to read the comments on these too, with people adding their own family's experiences (taken with a grain of salt, of course, but some must be true). Also having people point out stuff I'd missed ... like a clip of a strafing run on a train that results in a massive explosion. Only by browsing the comments was I alerted to the possibility that the pilot's wingmate who'd gone in first had his plane destroyed in that blast! :shock: https://youtu.be/hWeLu7YuwUs?t=139

... guess you wouldn't predict that'd happen, and sadly, friendly fire was all too common in WW2.
You are welcome. I really enjoy his productions, they are very well researched and presented.
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NZ fellow passes on, family put his warbird collection up for sale (incl P51D, Mosquito)...

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121990 ... -the-light


... I wonder how much of this happens / is yet to happen? My gran died in March, father's eldest brother lived with her, and like their father is a bit of a pack rat. We're trying to clean up so the house can be sold but he won't get rid of anything or thinks its worth more than it is. Guaranteed he'll pass on before selling most of it.

The American Pickers programme not only highlights this but also suggest it's a holdover of Depression Era people, collecting what they could potentially use or sell on (my uncle learned it from his father, my dad has it to some extent but cleared a lot when they downsized a few years ago).

I currently live on a farm owned by an 80 year old woman. She has some kind of Euro sports car in the barn just gathering dust and is no doubt home to many rodents. It's a shame people won't either part with stuff to someone who'd enjoy it or get it back in working shape themselves.
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Interesting Article posted in New Zealand recently.......

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121990 ... -the-light
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Seems most of the parts and planes will end up at Omaka Museum in Blenheim.

https://www.omaka.org.nz/

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Great photo:

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@Neighorn , why do they have monuments to SS troops in Canada and why is spraying "Nazi war monument " on one considered a hate crime when it is actually a Nazi war monument?

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national ... -by-police
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Harvey2.0 wrote:@Neighorn , why do they have monuments to SS troops in Canada and why is spraying "Nazi war monument " on one considered a hate crime when it is actually a Nazi war monument?

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national ... -by-police

Jeez, yeah, I saw that story! I didn't read into it, but assume it has something to do with the 'sanctity' of an ethnic group's cemetery? I wonder if the police simply didn't know and this story has dug up a few more facts?

And this newer story seems to cover it a bit better: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ ... -1.5654169
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Was out for a walk along the south coast this afternoon and we were treated to a Spitfire doing a flyby, looping around over us, and heading back. :thumbup:

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Nieghorn wrote::shock:

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What the f**k are they going to do with it now ?
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johnstrac wrote:
Nieghorn wrote::shock:

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What the f**k are they going to do with it now ?
Butcher and eat it, I'd have thought. Fresh meat on a submarine would be Fiesta time.
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Just don't eat the liver
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Imagine one of these things landing on your head.

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I'm a bit ashamed I didn't know about this story sooner as I worked at a museum that has the medals of two of the men recognized on this day!

HMCS Assiniboine rams U-210 ... amazing that someone was taking picks in the middle of a battle!

Like some kind of WW2 horror film seeing the conning tower of a uboat like a shark's fin so close ...

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And even from just before impact! :shock:
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Crashed YAK (maybe?) in Finland
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... that dog (puppy) looks extra tiny!
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Entertaining twitter thread about the trials of the Great Panjandrum...
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Taranaki Snapper wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:20 am Entertaining twitter thread about the trials of the Great Panjandrum...
https://twitter.com/TheDreadShips/statu ... 2205698049
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Ahhh. So the CCTV did catch me walking home last night after a feed of after work pints.
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Zinoviy Kolobanov, Soviet tanker that,together with his crew, destroyed 22 German tanks, 2 canons and 2 half-tracks with his KV-1 during the Battle of Leningrad, in 19 August 1941. He bears more than a passing resemblance to Putin.


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World War II in Color
Thousands of photographs in government archives bring the war to life.
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