Dogs at World War 2

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Dogs have been used in war since ancient times. There are many categories for which they were trained, Guard dogs, Messenger dogs, (collies only) Scout Dogs, Mine Detection Dogs, Mascots, and Parachute Dogs. The first British dog training school was set up by the military at the Greyhound Racing Kennels at Potters Bar near London…. Read more »

Eight women close to Hitler attempted suicide

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Eight women, all the same types, that are thought, possibly, to have been intimate with Hitler, attempted suicide: Maria ” Mimi” Reiter  his first love, the thirty-seven-year-old Adolf became infatuated with Mitzi, a sixteen-year-old Munich shop girl. He proposed marriage but said his “duty and mission” consumed him and she would have to wait for… Read more »

Resume of Adolf Hitler

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Resume of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was born at around 6:30 pm on 20-04-1889 at the Gasthof zum Pommer, in Braunau am Inn, Austria–Hungary,   the fourth of six children to Alois Hitler, then 51 and Klara Pölzl then 24 years old (see Hitler parents). They had six children Gustav Hitler, born 10 May 1885, died of diphtheria on 08-12-1887 in Braunau am Inn,… Read more »

Fury (2014) – M4A3E8 Sherman tank

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Fury is a fictional film that draws a composite portrait of tank crews and the final days of the war in Europe. Ayer was influenced by the service of veterans in his family and by reading books such as Belton Y. Cooper’s Death Traps about American armoured warfare in World War II. Ayer went to considerable… Read more »

Dutch Resistance girl Jannetje Johanna “Hannie” Schaft

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Jannetje Johanna (Jo) Schaft (16 September 1920 – 17 April 1945) was a Dutch communist resistance fighter during World War II.     She became known as the girl with the red hair (in Dutch Het meisje met het rode haar, also the title of a book and film about her). Her secret name in the resistance movement was Hannie. Hannie Schaft was born… Read more »

Hitler’s brand new Mercedes-Benz.

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On July 8, 1940, a brand new Mercedes-Benz convertible was driven from the Daimler-Benz AG factory in Stuttgart and delivered to the Reichs Chancellery car pool in Berlin. On July 19, Hitler used the car, a 7.7 litre straight eight engine with the registration number 1A 148697 , for the first time when he was… Read more »

Monastery blunder, Monte Cassino.

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The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by Axes forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. At the beginning of 1944, the western half of the Winter Line was being anchored by Germans holding… Read more »

The heavy battle of Guadalcanal August 1942

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The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and code named Operation Watchtower, originally applying only to an operation to take the island of Tulagi, by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific Theater of World War II.  It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against… Read more »

Singapore, Dec 8 1941

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Japan attacked Singapore on Dec 8 1941 using 17 of their bombers, G3M Nell bombers of Mihoro Air Group. They flew from Thu Dau Mot in southern Indochina.The attack was early in the morning, around 04.30. Shortly after Japanese forces landed on Kota Bharu, Malaya. It was the first knowledge the Singapore population had that war had… Read more »