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by @thewar_ww2

The First Canadian Army saw major action in Northern France and Belgian from September-November 1944. They were given the important task of clearing the entire coastal area east of Calais, including the heavily fortified port of Dunkirk, capturing German rocket launch sites and pushing north into Belgian.

They played a leading role in opening the Scheldt estuary (tidal river), gateway to the Belgian port of Antwerp, which was essential to maintain Allied supply lines as they pushed to liberate the Netherlands. I’ve also read that they captured and destroyed German E-Boots (fast attack boats), that operated in costal waters disrupting allied shipping.
The photograph shows men of the Royal Regiment of Canada resting in Blankenberge, Belgium (North of Bruges), September 1944. I imagine those beers tasted pretty good after a long day of street fighting.


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by @w.w.1_history

British soldiers in the battlefield.
Date: 1917
Source: Getty Images
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by @europeanfrontww2

Sorry guys I didn't posted a while

Dead German soldier in Tornio, Lappland, Finland, 1944.
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Tornio, Itä-Suomen Lääni, Finland

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by @ss_warstory

▪️ Soldier of the SS Totenkopf Division, in the North Soviet Union, 1941. He is awarded the 2nd class of the Iron Cross and he wears a very nice palm tree camouflage. ☠️ -

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by @w.w.1_history

French soldiers in a trench.
Date: 1917
Source: Getty Images
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by @erik_thackrey98

A battery of German 10 cm field artillery guns in action on the Western Front.

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by @jusadbellumcomic

JUS AD BELLUM 6.01 - full page on Tumblr


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by @erik_thackrey98

German machine gunners at rest in a shell hole with their MG 08 machine gun.

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by @erik_thackrey98

German telephonists at work at a headquarters dugout.

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by @sirjohnmonashcentre

15 October 1917 - a stretcher party of Australians brings in wounded along a duckboard track at the battlefield near Garter Point, in the Ypres sector.
Over the three years that Australians served on the Western Front, more than 181,000 men were injured, of whom at least 46,000 died.

Recovering and treating the wounded required an efficient system of doctors, nurses, stretcher bearers, ambulance drivers, orderlies and clerks.

Read more: https://sjmc.gov.au/unsung-heroes-on-the-medical-front/
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by @ss_warstory

▪️ ONLY HISTORY ⚠️ Joachim Peiper (30 January 1915 – 14 July 1976) was a field officer in the Waffen SS during World War II and personal adjutant to Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler between November 1940 and August 1941. Peiper fought on both the Eastern Front against the Red Army and the Western Front against the Western Allies. He was awarded by Nazi Germany the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Peiper was convicted of war crimes committed in Belgium and imprisoned for almost 12 years. He was accused of war crimes in Italy, but Italian and German courts concluded that there was insufficient evidence to warrant prosecution. ☠️ -

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by @w.w.1_history

British soldiers in a trench.
Date: 1917
Source: Getty Images
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by @the_auctrix

Soldiers of the Russian Expeditionary Force stand guard in a trench in France, 1915.
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France

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by @mauser_c96

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by @history_20thcentury

A French Boy introduces himself to Indian Soldiers, Marseilles 30th September 1914.
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As many as 74,187 Indian soldiers died during the war and a comparable number were wounded. Their stories, and their heroism, have long been omitted from popular histories of the war, or relegated to the footnotes. India contributed a number of divisions and brigades to the European, Mediterranean, Mesopotamian, North African and East African theatres of war. In Europe, Indian soldiers were among the first victims who suffered the horrors of the trenches. They were killed in droves before the war was into its second year and bore the brunt of many a German offensive. It was Indian jawans (junior soldiers) who stopped the German advance at Ypres in the autumn of 1914, soon after the war broke out, while the British were still recruiting and training their own forces.
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Hundreds were killed in a gallant but futile engagement at Neuve Chappelle. More than 1,000 of them died at Gallipoli, thanks to Churchill's folly.
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Nearly 700,000 Indian sepoys (infantry privates) fought in Mesopotamia against the Ottoman Empire, Germany's ally, many of them Indian Muslims taking up arms against their co-religionists in defence of the British Empire. The most painful experiences were those of soldiers fighting in the trenches of Europe.
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Letters sent by Indian soldiers in France and Belgium to their family members in their villages back home speak an evocative language of cultural dislocation and tragedy. "The shells are pouring like rain in the monsoon," declared one. "The corpses cover the country, like sheaves of harvested corn," wrote another. Approximately 1.3 million Indian soldiers served in World War One, and over 74,000 of them lost their lives.
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by @simonsbookshelf

W.E.Johns was born here in Bengeo just down the hill from my house. He was a First World War pilot so when he wrote the Biggles books he was able to authentically describe the war in the air on the Western Front. Some of the dialogue is hilariously old school but the books (about 100 of them I think) are “jolly good fun, old boy!”.
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by @weapons_of_the_world_wars

Comment any suggestions below!
A7V: Germany’s WWI Indigenous Tank
With the appearance of the first British heavy tanks in September 1916, Germany started development of its own tracked armored vehicle, setting up the Allgemeines Kriegsdepartement, Abteilung 7, Verkehrswesen (“General War Department, Section 7, Transportation"); the latter part of the designation is where the A7V comes from. Heading the project was German automobile engineer Joesph Vollmer, then the chief designer of the German War Ministry’s motor vehicle department. Like every other early tank, the Germans looked to the American Holy tractor, with examples brought in from Austria, for track and suspension design. In December 1916, it was decided to make the vehicle both an armored vehicle and an non-armored cargo carrier, sharing the same chassis, engine, and drivetrain. Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft built the first prototype which was tested in April 1917. During development the rear cannon was deleted and replaced with two machine guns. The first production models were built in October 1917, and first saw use in Operation Michael in March 1918. Weighing in at 36 short tons (32.6 metric tons), the A7V was the first German tank. Typical of early tanks, the crew and engine shared the same space, with the crew being affected by the engine’s noise and fumes. 19 men—three artillerymen, six machine gunners, six MG loaders, two mechanics, driver, and commander—manned the A7V, with some crews reaching 23 in number, the extra men being runners, signalers, infantry, etc. Communication between the commander (positioned in the cupola) and gunners was achieved via lamps, with one lamp for achtung (attention) and one for feuer (fire). Armament was a single 57 mm (2.24 in) gun (which were captured Belgian guns), with 180 rounds of ammo, split between HE, canister, and anti-tank, though some tanks carried up to 300 rounds, plus six MG 08 machine guns, two on each side and two in the rear, with 15,000 rounds of ammo. Continued below! 👇


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by @marketgarden_battlefield

Massive dumppits😯
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