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Paratroopers (inc. RAMC Para Field Ambulance personnel) of the British Army’s 1st Airborne Division taken as POWs by Germans during the Battle of Arnhem. Near Arnhem, Gelderland, the Netherlands. 20 September 1944.

Operation Market Garden – Hard Mission & Hard Analysis

Operation Market Garden was a combination of two plans. Operation Market was an airborne assault against the Dutch towns of Eindhoven, Nijmegen, and Arnhem. The Market forces — the U.S. 101st and 82d Airborne Divisions and the 1st British Airborne Division, reinforced by the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade — were to seize the bridges over …

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General Matthew B. Ridgway and his Greatest Combat Achievement

General Matthew B. Ridgway’s experiences as an airborne commander in Word War 2 provided the mindset and experience he needed to be successful when he assumed command of 8th Army during the Korean War. He took command at a time when the American forces were demoralized and retreating and he infused new life and fighting …

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Compilation of Incredible Videos from Unearthed German WWII Tanks

Below you will find a compilation of hand picked incredible videos from German World War II tanks which were unearthed in various countries of the formerly known Soviet Union, Poland and one in Germany. Many of these tanks are almost in perfect condition and some of them even started without too much of a problem …

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Compilation of Incredible Videos from Unearthed Russian WWII Tanks

Below you will find a compilation of hand picked incredible videos from Russian World War II tanks which were unearthed in various countries of the formerly known Soviet Union and Poland. Many of these tanks are almost in perfect condition and some of them even started without too much of a problem after cleaning them …

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Dale Marsh's painting of Ordinary Seaman Teddy Sheean depicting him strapped to a gun on HMAS Armidale.

The Extraordinary Valor of Ordinary Seaman Teddy Sheean

Edward “Teddy” Sheean held the rank of ordinary seaman on December 1, 1942 when his ship came under Japanese fire. There was, however, nothing ordinary about the youth who, after being struck by bullets in the back and chest, strapped himself to a 20 mm cannon so that he could keep firing at the enemy …

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The Story Behind a Dramatic Photo and Raymond J. Bowman

Leipzig, 18 April 1945, Private First Class Raymond J. Bowman of “D” Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment and his fellow comrade, Lehmann Riggs, set up their 30 caliber Browning machine gun on an open balcony in order to provide cover for the American troops of the 2nd US Infantry Division, who were advancing over a bridge. …

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Matthew Ridgway and Bill Moorman – Jump Buddies during World War II

Bill Moorman was a close associate and confidant of Matthew Ridgway throughout WWII and the rest of their careers. Ridgway and Moorman attended the USMA together. Moorman was the Division Signal Officer at the start of World War II and was later promoted to the Division G-4 on D-Day, 7 June 1944, when the original …

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Operation Market Garden brought in Stunning Colorized Images

Operation Market Garden brought in stunning colorized images. Operation Market Garden, which began on September 17 and ended on September 25, was an unsuccessful Allied military operation sustaining between 15,000-17,000 casualties. The battles were mainly fought in the Netherlands in corridor Eindhoven – Nijmegen – Arnhem in World War 2. It was the largest airborne …

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World’s Only Flying XP-82 Twin Mustang made its First Operational Flight!

Tom Reilly and the team of B-25 Group achieved a milestone yesterday, January 28. The second prototype ever created of the Twin Mustang (44-83887) made its first operational flight since 1950, when it was damaged after ram jet tests. A first post-restoration flight occurred on December 31, 2018. The first prototype was salvaged at Langley AFB, Virginia …

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