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WACO CG-4A GLIDER PARTS
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We did find some WACO CG-4A glider parts in the foxhole where we found the relics from the last 2 posts. We found the wing bracket and a few lock and open disks with a lot of canvas from the aircraft. The wing bracket still shows some original green paint.
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The WACO CG-4A was used in airborne operations to bring assault troops to their objectives and deliver weapons, light artillery pieces and vehicles that were too heavy to be dropped by parachute. The glider was capable of carrying anything from a jeep to a small howitzer.
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My fav teaching tradition I’ve come up with. Trench cake for my Year 11 Modern History class tomorrow. Edible recreation of a muddy trench on the Western Front. #worldwari #hscmodernhistory #modernhistory #westernfront #trench #trenchcake #teachersofhistory #aussieteachertribe #teachnsw #nswhistory #waronthewesternfront


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German troops firing from a trench.
Date: 1914
Source: Getty Images
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On this day in 1914, the battle of the Gette begun. #ww1 #thegreatwar #germany #belgium #1914 #westernfront


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British soldiers in the battlefield.
Date: 1917
Source: Getty Images
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South African engineers of the British army prepare to lay mines. Egypt, 2nd July 1942.
#WW2#Egypt#1942#WesternFront


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A wounded German is given a drink of water from a soldier that is a member from the Red Cross on the western front unknown date or location.

#westernfront#easternfront#kaiser#soldiers#england#germany#gewehr98#smle#1914#1915#1916#1917#1918#old#boat#vintage#greatwar


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British soldiers in a trench.
Date: 1917
Source: Getty Images
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British soldiers resting in a trench.
Date: 1917
Source: Getty Images
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British soldiers in a trench.
Date: 1917
Source: Getty Images
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A wounded Canadian soldier being carried from the front past several grave markers, date unknown.

#wounded #canadiansoldier #beingcarried #front #past #several #gravemarkers #firstworldwar #westernfront #history


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Just picked this old girl up.. 1944 production Walther P38, shoots like a dream. #walther #german #germany #nazigermany #milsurp #milsurpguys #milsurppistol #9mm #waffenampt #1938 #1944 #easternfront #westernfront #worldwar2 #worldwarii #pewpew #2a #guns #handgun #8rounds #p38


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A German scout horse being scared by a shell explosion, Western Front, date unknown.

#german #scout #horse #beingscared #shellexplosion #westernfront #firstworldwar #history


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Three German soldiers in body armor and gas masks demonstrate operating a 2cm Becker-Flugzeugkanone, an anti-aircraft gun, Western Front, circa 1918.

#three #germansoldiers #imperialgermanarmy #bodyarmor #gasmasks #demonstrate #operating #2cm #Beckerflugzeugkanone #antiaircraftgun #westernfront #1918 #firstworldwar #history


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The Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe(German: "Swallow") in fighter versions,or Sturmvogel (German: "Storm Bird") in fighter-bomber versions, was the world's first operational jet-poweredfighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but problems with engines, metallurgy and top-level interference kept the aircraft from operational status with the Luftwaffe until mid-1944. The Me 262 was faster and more heavily armed than any Allied fighter, including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor.One of the most advanced aviation designs in operational use during World War II,the Me 262's roles included light bomber, reconnaissance and experimental night fighter versions.
Me 262 pilots claimed a total of 542 Allied aircraft shot down,although higher claims are sometimes made.The Allies countered its effectiveness in the air by attacking the aircraft on the ground and during takeoff and landing. Strategic materialsshortages and design compromises on the Junkers Jumo 004 axial-flow turbojet engines led to reliability problems. Attacks by Allied forces on fuel supplies during the deteriorating late-war situation also reduced the effectiveness of the aircraft as a fighting force. In the end, the Me 262 had a negligible impact on the course of the war as a result of its late introduction and the consequently small numbers put in operational service.
While German use of the aircraft ended with the close of World War II, a small number were operated by the Czechoslovak Air Force until 1951. Captured Me 262s were studied and flight tested by the major powers, and ultimately influenced the designs of post-war aircraft such as the North American F-86 Sabre and Boeing B-47 Stratojet.Several aircraft survive on static display in museums, and there are several privately built flying reproductions that use modern General Electric J85 engines.
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"At the building of l'Abbaye d'Ardenne (Ardenne Abbey), regimental command post of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 / 12.SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend" in Caen, Normandy, late June 1944. On the left wearing Italian Telo Mimetico M29 camo is the regimental commander SS-Obersturmbannführer Heinz Milius, who was to report the recent battle situation to SS-Sturmbannführer Hubert Meyer (Ia Erster Generalstabsoffizier of 12. SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend", Chief of staff). On the right wearing Demjanskschild is SS-Obersturmführer Bernhard-Georg Meitzel (Ib Quartiermeister of 12. SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend", Supply Officer in the Division staff), while the NCO behind Meyer is SS-Oberscharführer Herbert Reinecker (1914-2007), who served as an SS-Kriegsberichter. He started writing for nazi magazines in 1935 and was a writer for "Das Schwarze Korps" during the war years." #ww2 #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #france #1944 #waffen #soldiers #westernfront #germany


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Field marshal Bernard Montgomery and US General George Patton, travel towards Palermo, Sicily. 28th July 1943.
#WW2#Sicily#1943#WesternFront


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An American medic helping a Waffen SS soldier who has been wounded in battle, Western Front, date unknown.

#americanmedic #americansoldier #helping #waffenss #germansoldier #wounded #westernfront #secondworldwar #history


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@x_maximus_wolf_x this one’s for you.
Comment any suggestions below!
Mark IV: Britain’s WWI Tank
British experiences with the Mark I tank exposed a number of shortcomings. As Mark IIs and Mark IIIs entered service as training vehicles, development of an improved Mark I began, producing the Mark IV. The Male version of the Mark IV weighed in at 31.3 tons (28.4 metric tons), while the female weighed 30.2 tons (27.4 metric tons). The weight difference was the result of differences in armament and sponson size. The Male carried two 6-pounder short-barreled guns in two sponsons, and three Lewis guns, one in each sponson and one in the front. The Female carried five Lewis guns, two in each sponson and one in the front. The Female’s sponsons were smaller as they did not have to carry heavier guns. The short-barreled 6-pounders were an improvement over previous models, as they did not dig into the ground when on the move. When moved by rail, the sponsons could be pushed in to make the tank more compact. In addition to the Male and Female, a third Mark IV, an unarmed tank tender, was used. It was designed to carry fuel and other critical supplies to advancing tanks so they could keep moving. Eight men—driver, commander, two gearsmen, and four gunners—manned the tank. To turn the tank, the driver engaged the clutch, then the commander engaged the differential gear and got the gearsmen’s attention by banging on metal. He then signaled one of them to engage a secondary gear to stop one of the tracks, thus turning the tank. It took several men to start the tank, by turning a massive lever connecting the engine with the gearbox. Power was provided by a Daimler-Knight 105 hp (78 kW) petrol engine, allowing the tank to go up to 4 mph (6 km/h) on road, though this speed was seldom achieved cross country. The long rhomboidal design allowed the Mark IV to cross wide trenches and poor ground. Armor was upgraded over previous models in response to the introduction of German 7.92 mm armor-piercing ammunition, varying from .25 in (6.4 mm) to .47 in (12 mm). The single fuel tank was moved to the top of the tank between the rear track horns to improve crew safety. Continued below! 👇


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The Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe(German: "Swallow") in fighter versions,or Sturmvogel (German: "Storm Bird") in fighter-bomber versions, was the world's first operational jet-poweredfighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but problems with engines, metallurgy and top-level interference kept the aircraft from operational status with the Luftwaffe until mid-1944. The Me 262 was faster and more heavily armed than any Allied fighter, including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor.One of the most advanced aviation designs in operational use during World War II,the Me 262's roles included light bomber, reconnaissance and experimental night fighter versions.
Me 262 pilots claimed a total of 542 Allied aircraft shot down,although higher claims are sometimes made.The Allies countered its effectiveness in the air by attacking the aircraft on the ground and during takeoff and landing. Strategic materialsshortages and design compromises on the Junkers Jumo 004 axial-flow turbojet engines led to reliability problems. Attacks by Allied forces on fuel supplies during the deteriorating late-war situation also reduced the effectiveness of the aircraft as a fighting force. In the end, the Me 262 had a negligible impact on the course of the war as a result of its late introduction and the consequently small numbers put in operational service.
While German use of the aircraft ended with the close of World War II, a small number were operated by the Czechoslovak Air Force until 1951. Captured Me 262s were studied and flight tested by the major powers, and ultimately influenced the designs of post-war aircraft such as the North American F-86 Sabre and Boeing B-47 Stratojet.Several aircraft survive on static display in museums, and there are several privately built flying reproductions that use modern General Electric J85 engines.
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#ww2#ww2germanymilitary#military#messerschmitt#me262#jetfighter#ww2fighter#1944#1945#nazigermany#german#germanfighter#ww2weapons#westernfront#easternfront

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British soldiers in the battlefield.
Date: 1917
Source: Getty Images
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C'est avec beaucoup d'émotion que nous avons reçu hier un don peu anodin à L'Historial des mains de The Last 100 Days, The Cavalry's Last Hurrah : un tuba abandonné à Péronne par l'Essex Yeomanry Band devant l'avancée rapide des allemands en Mars 1918, protégé par les Péronnais, puis retrouvé au moment de la libération de la ville! #emotion #westernfront #sommebattlefields #ww1 #fiers #proud #somme1418 #remembranceiseveryday

Historial de la Grande Guerre - Musées de Péronne & Thiepval

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