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When building my D-Day 1944 newspaper I discovered many more interesting articles and photos concerning World War 2 history. So I decided to open a separate paper for all things WW2. Enjoy !
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The History of LST 325

This documentary was produced by the Feel the History Program at F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville, Indiana about the LST 325 and the ships produced i
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The Hellenic Navy vessel that fought on D-Day and became a WW2 floating museum

The Hellenic Navy vessel that fought on D-Day and became a WW2 floating museum | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
After the Second World War, many ships that were not sold for scrap metal, were transferred to allied countries. One of those vessels, the LST-325 (Landing Ship Tank), which was built in 1943, was given to Greece in 1964 and remained until decommissioning in 1993 in the ranks of the Hellenic Navy. Vessels of the Greek Navy at Salamis, August 31, 1979 From left to right: Ex- USS LSM-399 – Lieutenant Roussen (L-164) Ex- USS LSM-45 – Lieutenant Grigoropoulos (L-161) Ex- USS LSM-102 – Lieutenant Tournas(L-162) Ex- USS Potter County (LST-1086) – Ikaria (L-154) Ex- USS Page County (LST-1076) – Crete (L-171) Ex- USS Boone County (LST-389) – Lesvos (L-172) Ex- USS Bowman County (LST-391) – Rhodes(L-157) Ex- USS LST-325 – Syros (L-144) The ship was purchased in 2000 by The USS Ship Memorial, Inc. This specific type of vessels is extremely rare, as only two of her type are surviving in the US, although some are still in service with various… contemporary navies of the world. LST-325 was again reactivated in 1963 and transferred to Greece in May 1964. Named Syros (L-144) she served in the Greek Navy until December 1999 when she was decommissioned for the third time. In 2000 she was acquired by The USS Ship Memorial, Inc., and sailed back across the Atlantic for the final time, arriving in Mobile, Alabama on 10 January 2001. One of only two World War II LSTs to be preserved in the United States, LST-325 is currently docked in Evansville, In.
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25 Facts About The Panther Tank, Do You Know Them All?

25 Facts About The Panther Tank, Do You Know Them All? | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
Panther Ausf. D tanks, 1943. The D model can best be recognized by the drum-shaped cupola.Via Wikipedia / Bundesarchiv 1) Over 6000 Panthers have been built by the Germans but more surprisingly, 9 were built by the British Army in 1945-1946. 2) The full name was the Panzerkampfwagen V Panther and had the ordnance inventory designation of Sd.Kfz. 171. But on 27 February 1944, Hitler ordered that the Roman numeral “V” be deleted from the designation. 3) The Panther was the third most produced German armoured fighting vehicle, after the Sturmgeschütz III assault gun/tank destroyer at 9,408 units, and the Panzer IV tank at 8,298 units 4) There were 3 main version of the Panther, versions D, A and G, each new version incorporating significant improvements. There were also the artillery spotter, recovery and commander versions. 5) The tank was designed to weigh 30 tons but Hitler demanded extra armor and a heavier gun thus it ended up weighing almost 50 tons. 6) The later models had a top speed of 46km/h, roughly as fast as the Tiger and slightly faster than the Sherman tank. Panther tanks of the Großdeutschland Division advance in the area of Iaşi, Romania in 1944, via Wikipedia / Bundesarchiv 7) The Panther tank uses the same engine very similar as that used in the Tiger Tank, it had an average life of 1500 hours. 8) On a full tank of 720 liters (190 gallons) a Panther could drive between 97 and 130 km on the road or 64
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LST-125, C Co. Tanks, D-Day Scenes at Okinawa, 04/05/1945 (full)

Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. Naval Photographic Center film #11268. Clapperboard: SGT C.B. EVANS OPERATION DAT
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Spitfire flight over Southampton marks 80th anniversary - BBC News

Spitfire flight over Southampton marks 80th anniversary - BBC News | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
A flypast to mark the 80th anniversary of the Spitfire's first flight takes place over the Hampshire coast.
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American WWII veteran Norwood Thomas reunited with British girlfriend Joyce Morris in Australia

American WWII veteran Norwood Thomas reunited with British girlfriend Joyce Morris in Australia | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
Norwood Thomas was a 21-year-old paratrooper when he met 17-year-old Joyce Morris in London shortly before D-Day
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U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima - Feb 23, 1945 - HISTORY.com

U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima - Feb 23, 1945 - HISTORY.com | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
On this day in History, U.S. flag raised on Iwo Jima on Feb 23, 1945. Learn more about what happened today on History.
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The New York Times' first article about Hitler's rise is absolutely stunning

The New York Times' first article about Hitler's rise is absolutely stunning | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
"Several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler's anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent," the Times correspondent reported.
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Hitler's swastika cufflinks given to him by Mussolini sells for £1,600

Hitler's swastika cufflinks given to him by Mussolini sells for £1,600 | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
The cufflinks were reportedly a personal gift from Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini to the German Nazi leader, and have the Italian fascist symbol superimposed over the swastika.
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The Most Honored Photograph

The Most Honored Photograph | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
Doesn’t look like much, does it? But, depending upon your definition, this photograph, a team effort by 9 men, is the most honored picture in U. S. History
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For sale: Complete Original 88mm Flak 36. Probably the Best Known Artillery Piece of World War II

For sale: Complete Original 88mm Flak 36. Probably the Best Known Artillery Piece of World War II | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
The “88” was designed by Krupp engineers in Sweden in cooperation with Swedish Bofors. In the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), the German Condor Legion deployed a mobile flak detachment with 88s, which proved accurate and versatile in combat. The FlaK 18, version of the "88" gun sent to Spain, was soon used as anti-tank, anti-bunker and even as anti-battery. The flak detachment with 88s proved accurate and versatile in combat against mainly land targets, the high muzzle velocity and large caliber (efficient heavy projectile) making it an excellent long-range anti-vehicle and anti-bunker weapon. This gun is one of the 88 guns 88/56 FlaK 36 that arrived at Spain in 1943, within the “Bär Program”, an agreement of financial support from Hitler in Germany to Franco in Spain. Complete original 88mm FlaK of German manufacture. This FlaK can be purchased as it is or totally restored by our experienced restoration team. It is deactivated. It belonged to the Spanish Army. The FlaK is one out the German BÄR program from 1943, German guns that were sent to Spain. The FlaK is located in Madrid (Spain), the price is on request or best offer. Only serious offers please. The war in Spain, with its wildly fluctuating front lines and the presence of Russian tanks, forced the Germans to employ the FlaK 18 guns in a direct fire mode against ground targets. By the end of the war the 88-mm guns had performed far more missions as an anti-tank and direct-fire Field Artillery gun than as an anti-aircraft gun. During the war German 88-mm guns were involved in 377 combat engagements, only 31 were against enemy aircraft. An 8.8cm in action in North-Africa [Via] His experience also demonstrated a number of minor problems and potential improvement opportunities. The FlaK 18 were built with a one-piece gun barrel but was later supplemented by a better model, the 88mm FlaK 36, which had a multi-section gun barrel on which just the worn part closest the chamber must be replaced after extensive shooting. When World War II began, more than 2,500 Flak 18, or improved Flak 36/37 models, were in service. By August 1944 there were nearly 11,000 units of 88 mm FlaK guns in service Features of 8.8 cm FlaK 36: Crew: 10 Weight: 7,407 kg (16,325 lbs) Length: 5.791 m (20 ft) Barrel length: 4.938 m (16 ft 2 in) L/56 Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) (firing) Elevation: -3° to +85° Traverse: 360° Rate of fire: 15-20 rpm Muzzle velocity: 820 m/s (2,690 ft/s) Effective range: 14,810 m (16,200 yds) ground target, 7,620 m (25,000 ft) effective ceiling Maximum range: 11,900 m (39,000 ft) maximum ceiling Breech: Horizontal sliding block, semiautomatic or manual Click here to contact the seller
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The Kiss that Signaled the End of World War II: WW2 Photography by Alfred Eisenstaedt and the Famous Kiss Picture

The Kiss that Signaled the End of World War II: WW2 Photography by Alfred Eisenstaedt and the Famous Kiss Picture | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it

The story of the famous Sailor and Nurse kiss photograph. A spontaneous kiss between a sailor and a nurse and caught on camera demonstrates the jubilation felt | See more about The Kiss, World War II and World War.

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When Winston Churchill oversaw a gun battle in the streets of London

When Winston Churchill oversaw a gun battle in the streets of London | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it

...and came away with a bullet hole through his top hat.

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The Tunnel of the Dead: Part One of Three

The Tunnel of the Dead: Part One of Three | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
(Click image to view larger) Corno di Bo’. Tunnel Number Five. The Tunnel of the Dead. Known to history by several names, today it is one of many attractions on highway SR 249 in northern Italy, an…
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Vintage WWII Fighter Planes Have Arrived At This Fort Lauderdale Airport

Vintage WWII Fighter Planes Have Arrived At This Fort Lauderdale Airport | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
History buffs and aviation enthusiasts will be flying high this weekend as a national tour of extremely rare WWII-era bomber and fighter planes makes a pit stop in Fort Lauderdale.
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Numéro en kiosque

Numéro en kiosque | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
www.batailles-blindes.com, le magazine de l'histoire de la guerre mécanisée et des engins militaires
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World War 2 as you have never seen it: rare colour footage of D-Day landings

The only known Allied colour footage of World War Two was uncovered in the attic of a Hollywood director by his son... When the warship HMS Belfast fired the...
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P-38 Flight Characteristics: How to Fly the P-38 Lightning in digitally restored color

"I digitally color corrected an archival copy of this World War 2 film." Zeno, Zeno's Warbird Video Drive-In http://www.zenoswarbirdvideos.com Don't miss our...
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The Messerschmitt 262 - Documentary on the German Messerschmitt Jet Fighter

This is the story about German Messerschmitt 262 fighter of the world war 2. Watch, enjoy and don't forget to subscribe for more.
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Sikorsky R-4B Hoverfly > National Museum of the US Air Force™ > Display

Sikorsky R-4B Hoverfly > National Museum of the US Air Force™ > Display | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it
Developed by Igor Sikorsky from his famous VS-300 experimental helicopter, the R-4 became the world's first production helicopter, and the U.S. Army Air Force's first service helicopter. The prototype XR-4 made its initial flight on Jan. 13, 1942, and as a,
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2016 - Upcoming WWII History, Weapons, Units, Battles and more... Book Titles

2016 - Upcoming WWII History, Weapons, Units, Battles and more... Book Titles | World War 2 Herald | Scoop.it

Listed are some of the new upcoming and soon to-be-released book titles by OSPREY PUBLSHING related to the World War II history, weapons, battles, and more.. They look promising and be sure to pre-order to save several pounds, dollars or euros.

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