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3 days ago
Since i’m currently in the fad of Pirate history and how god damn metal they are, the next couple of posts will be about 1600-1800 Pirate history.
Port Royal, Jamaica stood as one of the most popular and well known Pirate and Thieves ports from the mid-to-late 17th to early 18th century. The harbor started as a safe haven for marauders and pirates when Jamaica’s governors offered to it to them for protection against the Spanish. The buccaneers accepted the deal, and the town rose to become one the most popular hide outs with the English and French frigates and pirates.
By the 1660’s Port Royal flourished with taverns and brothels overflowing with young buccaneers whose pockets were spilling stolen Spanish gold and riches. But when the golden age of piracy had ended and the pirates started plundering and stealing from their non-Spaniard counterparts, the authorities took action and by 1720, the town had begun to clean up its act. ---------------------------------------
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3 days ago
Por los miles
de aquellos soldados que murieron en la guerra se guarda
un minuto de silencio y luto,
por las victimas de la guerra
y sus sacrificios, por los derrotados
en la batalla, por los que derramaron
su sangre por los estigmatizados
del odio, por los criminalizados
de la justicia, por los damnificados
de la tierra, por los enamorados
de la vida que murieron, por el desarme de la muerte, por la reivindicación de la memoria histórica,
por los que vivieron amenazados por dioses con el cielo o el infierno, por los que defendieran la patria,
por el fuego de las almas y la justicia. SIEMPRE aquí y ahora en nuestra vida
y en nuestra muerte.
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3 days ago
Squadron Leader Robert Stanford-Tuck, CO of No. 257 Squadron, in the cockpit of his Hawker Hurricane Mk I at Coltishall, January 1941. The Burmese flag has nothing to do with service in Berma, but rather represents the Squadrons funding by the Burmese
Wing Commander Robert Roland Stanford Tuck (1 July 1916 – 5 May 1987) was a British fighter pilot, flying ace and test pilot. Tuck joined the RAF in 1935 and first engaged in combat during the Battle of France, over Dunkirk, claiming his first victories. In September 1940 he was promoted to squadron leader and commanded a Hawker Hurricane squadron. In 1941–1942, Tuck participated in fighter sweeps over northern France. On 28 January 1942, he was hit by anti-aircraft fire, was forced to land in France, and was taken prisoner. At the time of his capture, Tuck had claimed 29 enemy aircraft destroyed, two shared destroyed, six probably destroyed, six damaged and one shared damaged. After his release from POW camp, Tuck became close friends with notorious German ace Adolf Galland in the 60s eventually becoming Galland's son's godfather.
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3 days ago
‼️I LOVE THE SMELL OF NAPALM IN THE MORNING - Col Kilgore‼️
Movie: Apocalypse Now
This scene is the most famous in the entire movie. Shows the bloodthirsty "cavalry commander" in the spirit of fighting the "Indians"
His name is also not a coincidence : Kilgore, Kill and Gore
3 days ago
D-Day veteran Dan McBride and his jump into Normandy. McBride's parachute lines got tangled with his leg, and he floated to earth upside down, landing on his head. McBride, a sniper and rifle grenadier with the 101st Airborne Division's 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, wandered in search of friendly forces until bullets began to fly and he saw a German duck behind bushes. "I tossed a grenade up over the hedgerow, and when it went off, I ran up and gave him about 10 with the carbine," he recalls. Days later, McBride was on night patrol, an advance scout. Someone walked up, touched his shoulder and asked him a question. In German. "Was ist da los?" (What's the matter?). "I pulled up my rifle, and he pulled up his. We both shot, and we both hit — but I hit more," McBride says. The German was riddled with bullets. McBride, wounded in the left arm, spent time at a British hospital before returning to the front.
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3 days ago
Janina Nowak She was the first woman who escaped from Auschwitz. On June 24, 1942, Janina Nowak, together with a group of around 200 female prisoners, worked on the river Soła, managed to use the guards' inattention and escape. She was the first woman who did this.
Her companions were subjected to brutal interrogations. On the same night, late in the evening, all Polish prisoners of the Polish nationality were shaved. But that was not enough punishment. Soon after, they were transported to the newly created sub-camp in Budy. Janina managed to reach Lodz. Unfortunately, in March 1943 she was arrested and sent again to Auschwitz, and then to KL Ravensbrück, where she stayed until the liberation (April 1945). Janina Nowak was one of 50 women who attempted to escape from the German concentration camp. I also invite you to @_history_pl
3 days ago
Four US soldiers during the Battle of The Bulge. Two of the G.I’d have M1 Garands, one has a Grease Gun and the final one has a BAR.
—————————————— The Battle of The Bulge was the final last ditch effort of the German army to turn the war around in the West. The battle lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. This battle would be focused in the Belgian, French and Luxembourg portions of the Ardennes Forrest. The main objective of the offensive was to halt the use of the port town of Antwerp and to split and destroy 4 Allied army’s in huge encirclement maneuvers. The Germans launched their first engagement in the morning of the 16th on a poorly manned portion of the front and broke through with ease. Unfortunately for the Germans, the Allies were able to successfully defend crucial roads needed to achieve an axis victory. Due to this, the German time tables were put behind schedule and the Allies were able to bring up more men and due to a break in the clouds, support the soldiers with air support. The Germans fielded about 410,000 men and 1400 tanks and the Allies fielded 228,741 men with 483 tanks at the beginning and ending it with 450,000 men and 1500 tanks. The Germans suffered up to 125,000 casualties and 97,471 Allies casualties. - *Make sure to like and follow!*
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4 days ago
@igrannapp from @war_history_enthusiast: The P-47 Thunderbolt’s history goes all the way back to 1940 with Alexander Kartveli, chief engineer for the Republic aircraft company. Kartveli wanted a heavy duty fighter built around the newly manufactured Pratt and Whitney Double Wasp radial engine. The design was approved and Kartveli got quick to work creating the prototype XP-47B which flew on May 6, 1941 with a whopping speed of over 412 mph. Considering that the aircraft was the heaviest and largest single seat piston driven fighter of WW2 clocking in at over 19,400 lbs when operational. In fact, when the first P-47s were brought to Britain in January 1943, RAF pilots joked around that the pilot can actually move around the cockpit and dodge enemy fire due to the massive amount space the plane allowed. The weight of the P-47 did not hinder its performance in combat when in entered into service on April 8, 1943. It acted as a high altitude escort fighter that outclassed the Germans Me-109s and FW-190s in speed and altitude. However, it was vulnerable due to the more maneuverable German fighters. And interesting enough, to prevent being mistaken with the FW-190 which had a radial engine, the plane’s tail was painted white. Armed with 8x50cal machine guns and 2,500lbs of bombs, it double as a dive bomber and fighter. It also could carry 10 five inch rockets. It was also incredibly fast with a top speed of over 440 mph but it’s limited range of only 1,030 made it impractical for deep penetration in Germany. By the war’s end, the P-47 became to most produced American fighter in the war with over 15,683 being made. In its prime, it destroyed more than 11,874 aircraft, 9,000 trains, and 6,000 tanks and armored vehicles at only a 0.7% loss. #history #historiansunion #guns #weapon #war #ww2 #battle #train #tank #plane #aircraft #american #america #usarmy #usaf #airforce #raf #flying #fighter #jet #pilot #army #military #soldier #navy #marines #veteran #luftwaffe #painting #art
4 days ago
The P-47 Thunderbolt’s history goes all the way back to 1940 with Alexander Kartveli, chief engineer for the Republic aircraft company. Kartveli wanted a heavy duty fighter built around the newly manufactured Pratt and Whitney Double Wasp radial engine. The design was approved and Kartveli got quick to work creating the prototype XP-47B which flew on May 6, 1941 with a whopping speed of over 412 mph. Considering that the aircraft was the heaviest and largest single seat piston driven fighter of WW2 clocking in at over 19,400 lbs when operational. In fact, when the first P-47s were brought to Britain in January 1943, RAF pilots joked around that the pilot can actually move around the cockpit and dodge enemy fire due to the massive amount space the plane allowed. The weight of the P-47 did not hinder its performance in combat when in entered into service on April 8, 1943. It acted as a high altitude escort fighter that outclassed the Germans Me-109s and FW-190s in speed and altitude. However, it was vulnerable due to the more maneuverable German fighters. And interesting enough, to prevent being mistaken with the FW-190 which had a radial engine, the plane’s tail was painted white. Armed with 8x50cal machine guns and 2,500lbs of bombs, it double as a dive bomber and fighter. It also could carry 10 five inch rockets. It was also incredibly fast with a top speed of over 440 mph but it’s limited range of only 1,030 made it impractical for deep penetration in Germany. By the war’s end, the P-47 became to most produced American fighter in the war with over 15,683 being made. In its prime, it destroyed more than 11,874 aircraft, 9,000 trains, and 6,000 tanks and armored vehicles at only a 0.7% loss. #history #historiansunion #guns #weapon #war #ww2 #battle #train #tank #plane #aircraft #american #america #usarmy #usaf #airforce #raf #flying #fighter #jet #pilot #army #military #soldier #navy #marines #veteran #luftwaffe #painting #art
4 days ago
Nearly seven decades after storming Omaha Beach with his comrades in the face of direct and very heavy German machine gun fire, US Army Sergeant Major Robert Blatnik, a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart veteran of the Second World War, is shown in this photograph taken by a cameraman affiliated with reporter Doug Dunbar as he is overcome with emotion during his first visit to Omaha Beach in almost sixty nine years. Image taken on Omaha Beach, in the Normandy region of France. June 4th 2013. Blatnik, a decorated veteran of the US Army's legendary 1st Infantry Division, nicknamed the: "Big Red One", stormed Normandy on June 6th 1944 with thousands of other Allied soldiers. Machine gun fire constantly whizzed by his head, and a mortar shell even exploded near him at one point, but despite all of the odds he made it through the events that occured at Omaha Beach. Decades after the invasion, Blatnik and seven other American veterans visited the area for the sixty ninth anniversary of D-Day, where they helped to silently raise a United States flag at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. When the veterans visited Omaha Beach, Blatnik, at the age of 93, not only wanted to go onto the sand but also wanted to walk half a mile to Fox Red One, the exact zone where he and his men landed decades previously. Blatnik struggled with his steps as he walked across the beach on his walker, but he demanded to press on and refused most help in getting to his landing site. It took some time but he eventually made it to the same location where he dodged German machine gun and mortar fire, and also where many of his comrades were cut down. After he arrived he simply fell to his knees and emotionally began praising the Lord for saving his life that day, and he also prayed for the souls of his comrades that were killed in action. Later, Blatnik claimed that he never thought he would be able to come back to Omaha Beach, let alone his original landing site, but he also said that the trip made a memory that would stay with him for the rest of his life.
4 days ago
The United States was the only country to equip its troops with an auto-loading rifle as the standard infantry weapon of WWII. It gave their troops a tremendous advantage in firepower, and led General George Patton to call the M1 Garand, “The greatest battle implement ever devised.” #worldwar #worldwar2 #historiansunion #historiansunionbest #warhistorians
4 days ago
A sneak peak at the research I’m going through for Sgt. McIntire. Superficially, it’s just a couple of The literally hundreds of scanned documents I received, but at one point, Sgt. McIntire himself was sitting across from a USMC lieutenant with these document in front of him. His actual hand wrote across one of these pages, immortalizing his commitment to serve in the greatest military the world had ever seen. The physical exam page with his fingerprints show how he was human just like the rest of us. I consider these documents the “behind the scenes” aspect of collecting. We see the medals, but we have to remember that the recipients were just like us- they had families, they served, they lived life both during and after their service ended. It’s this aspect of collecting that I love: putting the figurative (and sometimes) literal face to the medal whose memory I am preserving. It’s creating the full circle effect that brings one more forgotten veteran of days gone by back to the present. This is why I love this hobby. #medal #medals #warmedal #warmedals #military #militaria #historiansunion #militaryhistory #historyporn #ephemera #paraphernalia #marinecorps #usmc #devildog #medalmab89 #teufelhunden #preservinghistory #passion #semperfi #veteran #leatherneck #1900s #medical #vintage
4 days ago
US army engineers practising river crossings in a rubber dinghy during training.
The US army engineers are often forgotten when people talk about the famous and important units of the Second World War. The truth is that without these men, the war would have been impossible to wage. Engineers were active everywhere, from blowing up bunkers at the front to repairing harbours far behind the lines.
As the army’s informative movie puts it: an engineer's war, a specialised war. A war of complexities, demanding the ultimate standard in trained man power. An engineer must be oriented and adapt to a multitude of tasks. They must be ready for specific assignments where battle lines are drawn, and behind the lines. They must be ready to build and to destroy, to attack and to fight off counterattacks. They must be trained to the minute.
Engineers were schooled in a wide variety of tasks. They could make a water purification station, build bridges, clear mines and handle explosives.
Although an engineer could find himself face to face with the enemy, his primary task was to support the frontline troops. During battles like the Battle of the Bulge however, the 326th Engineer Battalion, attached to the 101st Airborne, was used as an infantry battalion due to the shortage of troops. This happened often since engineers were trained fighting men and were equipped just like a standard infantry soldier.
Let’s hope that in the future Steven Spielberg will make a movie about the engineers and that people will remember these brave men since without them, the war would never have been won. ———————————————————————
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4 days ago
Private First Class Lloyd C. Hawks, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, ca. January 1945.
His Medal of Honor citation is as followed: "For gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. On January 30, 1944, at 3 p.m., near Carano, Italy, Pfc. Hawks braved an enemy counterattack in order to rescue 2 wounded men who, unable to move, were lying in an exposed position within 30 yards of the enemy. Two riflemen, attempting the rescue, had been forced to return to their fighting holes by extremely severe enemy machinegun fire, after crawling only 10 yards toward the casualties. An aid man, whom the enemy could plainly identify as such, had been critically wounded in a similar attempt. Pfc. Hawks, nevertheless, crawled 50 yards through a veritable hail of machinegun bullets and flying mortar fragments to a small ditch, administered first aid to his fellow aid man who had sought cover therein, and continued toward the 2 wounded men 50 yards distant. An enemy machinegun bullet penetrated his helmet, knocking it from his head, momentarily stunning him. Thirteen bullets passed through his helmet as it lay on the ground within 6 inches of his body. Pfc. Hawks, crawled to the casualties, administered first aid to the more seriously wounded man and dragged him to a covered position 25 yards distant. Despite continuous automatic fire from positions only 30 yards away and shells which exploded within 25 yards, Pfc. Hawks returned to the second man and administered first aid to him. As he raised himself to obtain bandages from his medical kit his right hip was shattered by a burst of machinegun fire and a second burst splintered his left forearm. Displaying dogged determination and extreme self-control, Pfc. Hawks, despite severe pain and his dangling left arm, completed the task of bandaging the remaining casualty and with superhuman effort dragged him to the same depression to which he had brought the first man. Finding insufficient cover for 3 men at this point, Pfc. Hawks crawled 75 yards in an effort to regain his company, reaching the ditch in which his fellow aid man was lying."
4 days ago
If you saw my story yesterday, you would've seen that the majority of people in the poll wanted me to post more photos of my WWII field gear and uniforms. In the past few months, even maybe year, I just haven't had much new content to post. That's why I've only been posting pictures from WWII for the longest time. Trust me, it's gotten boring for all of us, including me. Hopefully by posting pictures like this, I'll have a bit more inspiration and things will be better for all of us.
Today I'll be showing you my WWII US Army webset. This is what the standard American infantry rifleman in both the Army and Marine Corps would've worn during WWII. This webset consists of an M1928 Haversack, an M1923 Cartridge Belt, an M1910 Canteen set, and an M1924 Carlisle Bandage Pouch. Everything you see here is dated between 1941- 1944.
First, is the M1928 Haversack. The definition of haversack is "a small, sturdy bag carried on the back or over the shoulder, used especially by soldiers and hikers". The M1928 Haversack was used by soldiers to carry necessities such as rations, spare clothing, and personal hygiene products. It was used all throughout the war until being replaced by the M1944 and M1945 pack systems shortly after the war. This M1928 Haversack in particular is 1942 dated and was produced by H. D. Gihon Inc.. Next, is the M1923 Cartridge Belt. The M1923 Cartridge Belt is a 10-pocket belt used to carry M1 Garand or M1903 Springfield 30 caliber en bloc (pronounced "awn blawk") clips. It was used all throughout WWII all the way up to the Vietnam War with the American advisors and early special forces units. This one in particular is dated 1941 and was produced by Hinson Mfg. Co.. Next, is the M1924 Carlisle Bandage Pouch. The M1924 Carlisle Bandage Pouch was a small pouch used to carry Carlisle bandages, which got their name from being invented in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It was used about the same amount of time as the M1923 Cartridge Belt. This one in particular is hard to read, but is dated 1943 and was produced by R. A. & Co.
Last but not least, is the M1910 Canteen set. It had the same usage as the previous two items. The information on it cannot be read.
4 days ago
The Maori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand for thousands of years, they were known for their fierceness and culture of cannablism espically against Americans and Europeans. Around 1500 AD a group of Maori seperated themselves from the main people and migrated to the nearby Chatham Islands and they called themselves the Moriori. The Moriori people lived a life of peace and followed a code of non-violence and passive resistance. By the picture of this post you already know the Moriori faced great suffering. In 1835 the warlike Maori tribes with rifles and clubs invaded the Chatham Islands and began slaughtering their cousins and eating them. The Maori murdered men, women, children it did not matter, Women and Children were impaled and left to suffer on the beaches of the Island. The surviving Moriori were forced to desecrate their religious sites by urination. They were made into slaves of the Maori tribes, rules were established that force intermarrying or to have children with each other. The Moriori language was also stripped.
Only 101 Moriori out of a population of about 2,000 were left alive by 1862 and the last Moriori of unmixed ancestry, Tommy Solomon died in 1933.
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4 days ago
Battle of Marengo
On this day in history, June 14, 1800, was fought the battle of Marengo.
This battle was fought during the Second Italian Campaign, part of the War of the Second Coalition.
The French troops at Marengo weren't many, because Napoleon thought the Austrians wanted to make a diversion, so in Marengo there were 23.000 French soldiers and about 30 cannons, while the Austrians were over 31.000 (23.000 infantrymen and 8.000 cavalrymen) and had 100 cannons.
The Austrians began the battle, crossing the bridge on the river Bormida, and attacking the French troops on the other shore.
Despite having more soldiers, Austrian general Melas didn't overwhelmed that much the enemy, also because of the marshy terrain.
However, since Napoleon still thought that was a diversion, only general Lannes came to help the French troops.
Meanwhile, the other two Austrian generals with their troops moved towards the French to outflank Lannes.
Once Napoleon realized there was the whole Austrian army, he immediately sent messages to his other generals, but, since the others were far away from there, only general Boudet, with a small infantry contingent, arrived.
The Austrians, with many subsequent attacks, were making the French retreat, with heavy losses, when general Desaix arrived, and with new troops attacked the tired Austrians, surprising them.
The battle, that was about to be won by the Austrians, soon became an overwhelming victory for the French, and made the Austrains retreat.
However, the true hero of the battle, general Desaix, was mortally wounded by a shot an died during the battle, so he couldn't be celebrated for his crucial effort in the battle.~Alexandros
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4 days ago
‼️FRENCH JETS BOMBARE LIBYAN LOYALIST ARMORED VEHICLES and rescue anti-Gaddafi forces‼️
On March 19, Loyalist forces attempted to breach the city with artillery fire and a tank assault
Results were successful and the city was about to fall. Benghazi was the most important rebel stronghold
When in the afternoon, 20 French jets flew over Loyalist columns and destroyed several tanks and vehicles
The Loyalists then retreated