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The Japanese did not make very extensive use of paratroopers and development of specialized weapons for them also lagged. Japanese airborne troops jumped armed with pistols and grenades, and their rifles and machine guns were dropped separately in containers. The...read more

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 Lieutenant) March 01, 2017
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Once the Allies had crossed the English Channel on D-Day the next large natural barrier would be the crossing of the Rhine into Germany. 

Toward the end of 1944 the fighting had been hard, the Americans had slogged through the Hürtgen Forest, everyone had reeled against the German...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 28, 2017

In this case, is deal of a German coastal artillery position in Denmark. It was a heavily defended section of the 'Atlantic Wall' built by Nazi Germany during the World War II. 

The MarineKüstenBatterie (MKB = Navy Coast Battery) in Lokken, Jammerbucht bay, Northern Denmark, North Sea...read more

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 HQ Batallón) February 26, 2017

USS Wisconsin (BB-64), one of the "fast battleship" designs planned in 1938 by US Government, was the third of the four completed ships of the Iowa class of battleships. Her keel was laid down on January 25, 1941, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. She was launched on December 7, 1943 and...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 19, 2017

No doubts! This is an original MG 42 in 7.92mm, although fire rate seems a bit slow. This is because it's simply using the heavy type bolt, which reduces the rate of fire to about 900 rpm. The maximum cyclic rate of the mechanisms of MG 42 is often exaggerated and inaccurate. This machine gun...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 16, 2017

It's possible that you have seen many times the footage of the boys from the Hitler Youth as young as 12, being decorated by Adolf Hitler with Iron Crosses for their heroism in the defense of Berlin. This happened on March 19th 1945, on the 56th Hitler's birthday. This moment was the last time...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 15, 2017

The Panzerfaust was a hand-held German anti-tank weapon with a hollow-charge/shaped-charge warhead. The Panzerfaust was in use from 1943 until the end of the war. When used against tanks, the Panzerfaust had an impressive Beyond-armour effect. During the last stages of the war, many poorly...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 14, 2017
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21st Infanterie division is a WW2 Wehrmacht living history group based upon the German 21st Infanterie Division 1944-1945.You have reached the 21st Infantry division Eastern Front Living History Group, a non-profit living history society located in the UK. We are a collection of WWII historians...read more

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