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Life before the war: boys buying flowers in 1908. The events and innovations that occurred within that 12-month frame a century ago marked, in many ways, America’s entry into the modern world.

Weapon from world war 2

The final chapter in the destruction of Hitler's Third Reich began on April 16, 1945 when Stalin unleashed the brutal power of 20 armies, 6,300 tanks and 8,500 aircraft with the objective of crushing German resistance and capturing Berlin. By prior agreement, the Allied armies (positioned approximately 60 miles to the west) halted their advance on the city in order to give the Soviets a free hand. The depleted German forces put up a stiff defense, initially repelling the attacking Russians, but ultimately succumbing to overwhelming force. By April 24 the Soviet army surrounded the city slowly tightening its stranglehold on the remaining German defenders. Fighting street-to-street and house-to-house, Russian troops blasted their way towards Hitler's chancellery in the city's center. ------------------------------------------------ #ww2 #worldwar2 #war #history #army #travel #travelgram #travelingram  #travelstagram #wanderlust #photography #instatravel #travelphotography #nowandthen #battle #soldiers #follow #picoftheday #trip #like #instagood #beautiful #military #explore #soviet #russia #berlin

“Work sets you free.” The more I read and know about the WWII, the less I understand. After Auschwitz I thought that nothing more would impress me, but I was wrong. Every camp is different even though the goal was the same: death. At least 12 thousand people died in Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. And the question that remains for me after each visit is always the same: why? #berlin #germany #camp #concentrationcamp #travelgram #wanderer #worldwar2

German A-frame and bayonet. Wehrmacht setup. #soldat #germanarmygear #ww2 #wehrmacht #bayonet #k98bayonet #acollection #worldwar2 The bayonet is original, frog is from Kelley’s Militaria.com they have a wide arrangement of world war two American, German, Italian equipment! Great store!

#18juin1940 - #18juin2018 - 78 ème anniversaire de l’Appel du Général #deGaulle demandant aux français de Résister face à l’envahisseur nazi venu occuper la #France 🇫🇷 et nous faire du mal. « Cet acte fondateur de la France Libre qui visait à nous Unir dans l’Honneur et l’Indépendance reste pour moi et pour beaucoup le plus beau des Combats. Pour la jeune génération cela ne signifie peut-être plus grand chose, mais chaque jour ou que vous soyez, face à la situation que vous abordez, que celle-ci soit personnelle, professionnelle ou tout autre et que vous savez que vous êtes face à des injustices vous devez RÉSISTER ! Résister est un combat juste quand vous savez que vous avez raison et que les autres ont tort ». #histoire #vie #FranceLibre #France #picoftheday #instagood #resistance #worldwar2 #1940 #2018 #london #londres #aisne #hautsdefrance #jaimelaisne #liberation #charlesdegaulle

On this day 18th June 1940, "This was their finest hour", is a speech delivered by Winston Churchill to the House of Commons. It was given just over a month after he took over as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the head of an all-party coalition government. It was the third of three speeches which he gave during the period of the Battle of France.The "Blood, toil, tears, and sweat" speech of 13 May, given 3 days after the start of the German offensive in the West, was his first speech to Parliament as Prime Minister, reporting the formation of an all-party coalition government implacably resolved to fight on to ultimate victory. The "We shall fight on the beaches" speech of 4 June, reporting the success of the Germans in over-running the Netherlands, Belgium and France north of the Somme, and the evacuation of the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) from Dunkirk, and preparing the British to fight on alone, if necessary. The 'This was their finest hour' speech, was made after France had sought an armistice on the evening of 16 June 1940. #ww2 #worldwar2 #wwii #allies #axis #history #war #winstonchurchill #speech #greatbritain #victoryineurope #theirfinesthour #alone