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Wednesday, July 12, 2017


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  1. I'm reading two books now: Masters of the Air by Donald L Miller about the U.S. Eighth Airforce during WWII The Liberation of Europe 1944-1945: The Photographers who Captured History from D-Day to Berlin by Mark Barnes Both excellent books!
  2. Have you seen it, what did you think about it? Is it worth all the hype?
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    Court martialed for what what, taking a gamble? Trying to end the war in a military operation?
  4. Landing craft of the first and second waves approach Blue Beach on 15 September 1950. The U.S. Navy destroyer USS De Haven (DD-727), visible at bottom center, covers them. LCVPs enroute to Red Beach This photograph shows members of Fox Company, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines during the landing at Inchon, Korea on 15 September 1950. Landing craft loaded with Marines head for the smoking beach in invasion of Inchon, September 15, 1950. General Douglas MacArthur (center), Commander in Chief of United Nations Forces, observes the shelling of lightly defended Incheon from the U.S. Navy amphibious force command ship USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) on 15 September 1950. The 31st Infantry lands at Inchon Four LSTs unload men and equipment while "high and dry" at low tide on Incheon's Red Beach, 16 September 1950, the day after the initial landings there. LST-715 is on the right end of this group, which also includes LST-611, LST-845 and one other. Another LST is beached on the tidal mud flats at the extreme right. Note bombardment damage to the building in center foreground, many trucks at work, Wolmi-Do island in the left background and the causeway connecting the island to Inchon. Ship in the far distance, just beyond the right end of Wolmi-Do, is USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729). U.S. Marines Come Ashore at Inchon in an Amphibious Tractor, Prepared to Plant the American flag at Seoul. The flag was Given to Them by Col. Lewis B. Puller: 09/14/1950
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    Daily newsletter.

    Yeah sorry about that, we had some issues with it but all should be good again now!
  6. Your votes, please! Which submachine gun will be the winner?
  7. Let us know what article you want us to write about, which topic have we missed or which incredible story deserves to be told on our site!
  8. Looking back at World War II in Europe, what was the moment the war was lost for Germany? If you want to tell us about your choice, so much the better!
  9. What is your opinion on using the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
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    Hey there! My name is Joris and I'm one of the admins here on our new forum. I'm 39 years old and I have a vintage World War II Dodge WC 52 and have a massive interest in World War II. Having lived on the battlefields of Operation Market Garden most of my life that battle if is of prime interest to me. Enjoy the forum!
  11. In the "Best plane of WWII" topic a spinoff was suggested about the worst plane of WWII and here it is! My vote goes to the Italian Breda Ba.88 Lince, this plane was so bad that the only use the Italians had for it was to use it as a decoy on fake airfields. It was a promising design at first, fast and sleek, but when the military hardware was added to it it became extremely unstable. It was used in a number of attacks but it proved to be such a disaster that a number of planes that came from the assembly line were sent to the scrapyard immediately upon delivery.
  12. Was it operation Barbarossa, a distraction in North Africa or the Balkans? Give us your views!
  13. In order to keep it simple, we have narrowed it down to these 3 choices. Tell us, what do you think!
  14. Click here to take the quiz: https://discover.apester.com/media/58ceaa157e8066d7630dc3f1?src=link Then please post your results here!
  15. Thanks for the feedback, I'll have somebody look into it!
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    What was the best fighter plane of WWII?

    That sums it up for me, thanks!
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    For me it would be the T-34/85, the ultimate WWII version of the T-34.
  18. Finished "Nach Holland" and now onto Autumn Gale about Kampfgruppe Chill in the autumn of 1944 (including Operation Market Garden. I have read bits and pieces of it already but will now start at page one. http://www.autumngale.com/
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    Le Touret Memorial, France.

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing!
  20. Again, thank you for sharing these pictures with us. A lot of places I've never been to but I will visit them someday, not all on the same trip as that would be too much suffering to contemplate.
  21. Ebooks could work well for me too but then I need an ebook reader, reading them on my phone is not very comfortable. But I prefer a real book over an ebook any day.
  22. I've been looking into soldiers that died around my hometown and there were a number of Canadians who now have a lake named after them. A very nice gesture and a great way to make sure these men are not forgotten.