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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:03 am
 


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Impressive and informative as always martin


Thank you. :) :rock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:05 am
 


The 'miracle of Dunkirk' in colour: Amazing pictures emerge of British army's incredible escape from Hitler's troops as new blockbuster movie is released

Images show a flotilla of British ships making their way across the Channel as part of the rescue attempt
Another picture sees a group of soldiers wading through the sea as they make their way towards a boat
Royston Leonard restored original black and white photographs of Operation Dynamo into colour versions
Evacuation of soldiers from Dunkirk in 1940 was one of the Second World War's largest military operations


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4nUTf62wI


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:08 am
 


The ones who were left behind: Never-before-seen German photos offer a haunting glimpse of what happened to 80,000 Allied troops who failed to escape Dunkirk

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4nwG9xj4d


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:41 am
 


martin14 wrote:
The 'miracle of Dunkirk' in colour: Amazing pictures emerge of British army's incredible escape from Hitler's troops as new blockbuster movie is released


I honestly think it was only the Brits who could pull off such an audacious act of crossing the English Channel in privately owned motor launches and pleasure boats to rescue such a huge number of men, and to get away with it without horrendous losses!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:49 pm
 


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I honestly think it was only the Brits who could pull off such an audacious act of crossing the English Channel in privately owned motor launches and pleasure boats to rescue such a huge number of men, and to get away with it without horrendous losses!


I have to agree. I like to think that the Brits still have this plucky and resolute nature in them.

The kind of nerve required to repeatedly take a small, unarmed boat into the heart of combat and then overload it to the point of hazard before embarking on a journey in rough open waters...damn.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:37 am
 


Passchendaele in colour, 100 years on: Incredible photographs show Allied soldiers smiling and laughing ahead of one of history's bloodiest battles

More than 500,000 men lost their lives at the Battle of Passchendaele, from July 31 to November 6, 1917
Weeks of heavy shelling and adverse weather conditions transformed the clay mud conditions into thick mud
The photographs, which have been transformed into colour, show soldiers at ease during the infamous battle
Troops from Britain, New Zealand, Canada and Australia have been captured smiling and chatting to locals
Restorer Tom Marshall: 'Colour helps modern eyes connect with subjects more than black-and-white photos'
The Allies eventually took what was left of Passchendaele on November 6, but victory came at a heavy price


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4oK0eRCah


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:45 pm
 


martin14 wrote:
Passchendaele in colour, 100 years on: Incredible photographs show Allied soldiers smiling and laughing ahead of one of history's bloodiest battles


Amazing and haunting photos.

It is likely most of the men in these photos never made it home.

Thanks for sharing this martin. One can never be reminded enough of the sacrifices made by the brave to ensure the future that most of us take for granted now.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:06 pm
 


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... daele.html


The Brits are having their larger commemorations now and this week.

Why ?

Because the Brits had their offensive at Passchendaele in the summer, with the nice
warm weather. Well, for the first 2 weeks anyway.

The Kiwis tried further along in late September, and went nowhere except
deeper into the mud.

Then we took our whack at it in late October to November.

I can tell you, Belgium in October/November absolutely sucks.
Every year. Like Vancouver in February, only 10 degrees colder
and twice the rain.


The Brits are doing the usual good job, the Royals were at Menin Gate tonight,
there will be other events all week.


I wonder what we will do to remember. :?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:13 am
 


Last survivor of the deadliest raid on D-Day when only 75 men out of 155 survived frontal assault on German guns dies aged 93

Sergeant Fred Milward was part of the 9th Parachute Battalion in World War Two
They were tasked with neutralising the gun battery at Merville in June 1944
Feared it could decimate British troops landing on Sword Beach in Normandy
Despite there being just 150 men they managed to spike the guns during attack
Two years ago Sgt Milward received the Legion d'Honneur for his bravery
He died from bowel cancer at his home in the village of Westfield, East Sussex, and the current mayor of Merville will attend his funeral as a mark of respect


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4p3ihqgsx


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:04 pm
 


Render honors, gentlemen! [B-o]


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:18 am
 


The Invasion of Normandy in colour: Amazing photographs show Allied forces readying themselves for battle, waving captured Nazi flags and the ruins of Northern France they left behind

Amazing coloured photographs show Allied troops before and after the Invasion of Normandy
The images from the invasion and its aftermath have been kept in the National Archives of Canada
They show soldiers readying themselves for Operation Overlord - and the destruction it caused

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4qaVEQWqS


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:19 am
 


The World War Two heroes reduced to skin and bone inside Japan's brutal POW camps: Startling photographs reveal trauma suffered by British troops... and the torture devices used to break them

Hundreds of emaciated servicemen were found by Allied troops following Japan's surrender in 1945
The British prisoners had been starved and faced shocking abuse at the hands of their sadistic guards
Many of the guards, including the 'Black Prince' and the 'Mad Mongrel', were later hanged for their crimes


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4sYp29235

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:36 am
 


Only 8 Battle of Britain vets left....



The Few become fewer: Number of surviving heroes who fought in Battle of Britain's falls to just eight after three pilots die in just two months

Just eight of the brave Few who saved the country from Nazi invasion in the Battle of Britain are with us today
Many of the men were still teenagers or in their early 20s when they repelled Hitler's Luftwaffe over England
Nearly 3,000 brave aircrew served with the RAF Fighter Command between July 10 and October 31 1940
Sir Winston Churchill said: 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4xYIf0JTy

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