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'Mein Kampf' Signed by Hitler on the Block

/ February 27, 2014, 3:00pm / 14

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Great picture of Sniper Corporal Pat McKinney, 31, from 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, discovers that his sniper suit is somewhat irresistible to the Regimental Mascot, Shetland Pony, Cruachan 4th. Pat and Cruachan were in Glasgow’s George Square as part of Scotland’s biggest recruitment event for the Army Reserve.

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Great picture of Sniper Corporal Pat McKinney, 31, from 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, discovers that his sniper suit is somewhat irresistible to the Regimental Mascot, Shetland Pony, Cruachan 4th. Pat and Cruachan were in Glasgow’s George Square as part of Scotland’s biggest recruitment event for the Army Reserve.

Source   via: queenofmultitasking / February 27, 2014 / 2129

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US Marines working with ARVN troops during Operation Shufly, c. 1962

US Marines working with ARVN troops during Operation Shufly, c. 1962

Source / February 27, 2014 / 175

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The Crossing: An Initiative By The Gelderlander Newspaper

De Oversteek (The Crossing), the new Nijmegen city bridge over the river Waal, is more than just a thoroughfare. This bridge, which will be put into operation in November 2013, is named after the heroic operation The Crossing conducted by American soldiers on September 20, 1944. On this day, US soldiers (as part of the Allied Forces ) tried to cross the river Waal, in rickety boats and with their life at stake, in order to fight and liberate Nijmegen from the German Nazis. They managed in this task – as part of operation Market Garden - at the cost of 48 dead soldiers. Who are those 48 heroes? On behalf of newspaper De Gelderlander I, Dorine Steenbergen, began a quest, almost seventy years later. From which US states were these boys? What were their dreams for the future? Who was anxiously waiting for their return home? Are they still in the minds of their families or relatives? I will report about these issues here.

The Gelderlander’s website is available in English and German as well as Dutch. One of the surviving veterans (Jim “Maggie” Megellas has also made a movie about the crossing

/ February 27, 2014, 12:00pm / 4

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British troops enjoy a drink among cheering crowds in Paris, 26 August 1944.

British troops enjoy a drink among cheering crowds in Paris, 26 August 1944.

Source / February 25, 2014 / 58

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Captain John Roper of the SOE (Special Operations Executive), photographed in a wood near Savournon, soon after parachuting into the Haute Savoie region of France.

Captain John Roper of the SOE (Special Operations Executive), photographed in a wood near Savournon, soon after parachuting into the Haute Savoie region of France.

Source / February 25, 2014 / 36

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A sailor of HMS Emperor writes the message “An installment from London” on the bomb mount of a Grumman Hellcat of the 800 Squadron prior to the beginning of Overlord, June 1944

A sailor of HMS Emperor writes the message “An installment from London” on the bomb mount of a Grumman Hellcat of the 800 Squadron prior to the beginning of Overlord, June 1944

Source / February 25, 2014 / 61

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Crowds celebrating the city’s liberation, Paris/26 Aug 1944

Crowds celebrating the city’s liberation, Paris/26 Aug 1944

Source / February 25, 2014 / 104

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