Normandy

SS-Sturmmann Otto Funk, SS-Aufklärungs Kompanie 15, carrying ammo box for MG 42 of SS-Schütze Klaus Schuh, around 2-30 pm in Rots, Normandy. 9 June 1944.

Otto Funk and his unit in Normandy: Now & Then

You’ve probably seen one of the most famous photographs taken in Normandy, 1944, already that show the young Waffen-SS soldier Otto Funk with a ‘Thousand Yard Stare’. Funk was only 18 years old at that time, had been fighting continuously for days; almost no sleep and Allied planes were interfering with every German move which …

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Members of 12th Parachute Battalion, 5th Parachute Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, enjoy a cup of tea after fighting their way back to their own lines near Ranville after three days behind enemy lines, 10 June 1944.

British Army during the Invasion of Normandy

The invasion of Normandy, codename “Operation Overlord”, in 1944 through the eyes of the British Army. Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, …

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Audie Murphy: The Army’s Favorite Actor & Hollywood’s Favorite Soldier

Audie Murphy was born a sharecropper, became the most decorated combat soldier of World War II, and went on to become a Hollywood star.  Born June 20th, 1925 to Emmett Berry Murphy and Josie Belle Killian Murphy, no one could have predicted what this young boy’s life had in store for him. Untimely deaths, heroic …

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The Kübelwagen which is for sale

Normandy Tank Museum closing and selling its entire Collection

The Normandy Tank Museum will be closing its doors in September 2016 and therewith selling its entire collection of D-Day vehicles, uniforms, military items and even a plane. The apparent reason for all this is, according to co-founder Stephane Nerrat, is because the museum didn`t attract enough visitors. More than 40 armored vehicles such as a Kübelwagen …

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