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Studio portrait of Major (Maj) Henry William Murray VC DSO and bar DCM (Credits: AWM)

Medals of WWI Hero, LtCol Henry William Murray, on Display

Australia’s most decorated soldier of the First World War will have his medal group – including the revered Victoria Cross – on display at the Australian War Memorial. Lieutenant Colonel Henry William Murray VC CMG DSO & Bar DCM was described by historian Charles Bean as the most distinguished fighting officer of the Australian Imperial Force. …

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German U-boot U-505 at Museum

WATCH: German U-505 at Museum of Science and Industry

Watch a video ‘walkthrough’ from the World War 2-era German Submarine U-505 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Thanks to Youtube user Joebot2003. Read also: U-155 submarine wreck, discovery of U-155 by Innes McCartney. U-2511 submarine wreck, stunning pictures made by Innes McCartney. U-570 capture, Capture of the submarine and its Enigma Cipher …

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Aftermath Footage of Berlin and Potsdam in 1945

This video will show you a selection of unique HD footage that is partly unpublished. After World War 2 had ended in May 1945, almost all mayor cities of Germany were destroyed. This incredible film contains color footage of Berlin and Potsdam shot shortly after the war ended. The footage includes aerial views of the completely destroyed capital, …

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Boeing B-17E in flight. (Credits: U.S. Air Force)

When Eisenhower lost a B-17 bomber in a bet to Montgomery

The liberation of Sfax, Tunisia on April 10, 1943 was a joyous occasion for nearly everyone involved. The Allies gained an important Mediterranean port, the Tunisians in the city were liberated, and British Lt. Gen. Bernard Montgomery won a B-17 bomber from Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. That last one may need some explanation. Rommel retreats to the Mareth …

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VOTE: Best Tank of WWII

World War 2 tanks started as lightly armed “tankettes” and infantry support vehicles, but quickly gained in power and speed as the need for bigger and better tanks was revealed. Soon, the modern T-34, Panther, and Sherman were ruling the battlefield with bigger cannons, thicker armorer, and most importantly, mass quantities. By the end of …

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An SAS jeep (Sr/Nº4822478) in the Gabes-Tozeur area of Tunisia. The vehicle is heavily loaded with jerry cans of fuel and water, and personal kit. The 'gunner' is manning the .50 cal Browning machine gun, while the driver has a single Vickers 'K' gun in front, and a twin mounting vickers behind. 1943.

VOTE: Best Weapon of WWII

Infantry weapons of World War 2 began mostly as the standard issue weapons that had been used in World War 1, but by the end of the war, numerous modern assault rifles, automatic pistols, and machine guns were being made. These weapons were made in the millions, and some were the standard issue in front …

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Empire State Building 1945 after Crash

A B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945

On Saturday, July 28, 1945, 27-year old Lieutenant Colonel William Franklin Smith, Jr. was piloting a B-25 “Mitchell” bomber on a routine personnel transport mission from Boston to Newark Airport. Lt. Col. Smith, who served previously in the 457th Bomb Group with over 500 combat hours, asked for clearance to land, but was advised of zero visibility and …

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Seldom images of Battleship Roma's engine and boiler rooms.

Seldom interior images of Italy’s WWII Battleship Roma

Battleship Roma (‘Corazzata Roma’) was the fourth Vittorio Veneto-class battleship of Italy’s Regia Marina (Royal Navy). She was laid down almost four years after the first two ships of the class (Impero and Vittorio Veneto) and was commissioned on 14 June 1942. On 9 September 1943 she was sunk by the German Luftwaffe with a Fritz X radio-controlled bomb. Roma …

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