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The B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing, which has been called the weapon that won the war in the Pacific. Designed to carry large bomb loads long distances, it made possible the strategic bombardment that brought...read more

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 HQ Batallón) August 16, 2016

Real colour footage of the celebrations at the end of World War Two, starting with VJ day in New York and then VE day in Britain and across europe. I thought these images were amazing, as we usually only get to see this period of history in black and white.read more

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 HQ Batallón) August 15, 2016

Archival film footage and interviews with World War II U.S. veterans, historians and the team behind the HBO miniseries "The Pacific" provide an in-depth look at the 1942 Battle of Guadalcanal and the bloody 1945 Battle of Okinawa.read more

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 HQ Batallón) August 13, 2016

August 14, 1945: Waikiki erupts in joyful celebration as the first news of the surrender of Japan comes over the radio.read more

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On the same day that the world was struck by news of a second atomic bomb, the last Victoria Cross of World War 2 was won by a Royal Navy Reservist. No sailor or Royal Marine has been awarded Britain’s – and the Commonwealth’s – highest military decoration since the...read more

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The Douglas A-26 Invader was an American twin-engined light bomber and ground attack. Her remarkable design, was so astonishingly strong and versatile that it had been adapted to every mission conceivable from bomber to tug. She was known for its speed and...read more

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By April 1945, the German front in the west had disintegrated and in the east the Red Army had encircled Berlin. Despite its belated use of advanced turbojet and rocket propelled aircraft for the destruction of Allied bombers fleets, the Luftwaffe was...read more

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After atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Summer 1945, 70 years ago, Emperor Hirohito recorded the speech announcing Japan's World War II surrender. These facts happened in a bunker dug located in the thick Fukiage forest inside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo...read more

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 Teniente) August 01, 2016

This Panzer IV with Fahrgestell number 89660 was built by Nibelungenwerke, Germany, in March 1944. It was send to the Etalblissement Technique de Bourges fire ranges and placed on a firerange.

It was a wreck when it was recoverd and large chunks of armour were missing in the turret and...read more

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The heaviest assault gun, the Srurmgeschütz 8.8cm (SdKfz 184), also known as the Ferdinand and the Elefant, resulted from Hitler's frustration at not being able to mount the long-barrel 88mm Pak43/2 L/71 in the Tiger I tank. ...read more

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