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 Lieutenant) January 01, 2021
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Rome, the ‘Eternal City’, had a peculiar war. With Italy an axis nation it was a target for allied bombers but in the centre is the Vatican, home of the Pope. A neutral state within the capital of a belligerent nation. In deference to the Pope allied bombing operations were curtailed, perhaps...read more

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During the military occupation of Ukriane by Nazi Germany some Ukrainians chose to collaborate with the Nazis for various reasons, including the hopes for self-rule, resurgent Ukrainian nationalism, dissatisfaction with Soviet control and resentment against the...read more

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Nice work about the "then and now" of the Maginot Line made by Charly Recharly. 75 years separate these two images of the German occupation of Casemates Huberbusch. read more

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As part of the Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1940, a series of 13 stamps were issued, depicting the arms of Soviet Latvia and inscribed “Latvijas // PSR”.

The stamp illustrated shows the German occupation overprint for Latvia, 1941

These were shortly superseded by the occupation...read more

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