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WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

Remember, Honor, and Serve – WWII Airborne Demonstration Team

The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team (ADT) celebrated completing its October Parachute School on 19 October 2019 with an Open Hanger Day at their Frederick Army Airfield in Frederick Oklahoma. The ADT ran fourteen aspiring team members through a nine-day jump course, culminating in five successful exits from an authentic C-47 aircraft while in …

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REVIEW: Images of War – US Airborne Divisions 1942-2018

Michael’s book and the images provided detail the stories, history and tragedies of the US Airborne Divisions during the period 1942-1945. He also provides a thorough research of the development of the TO&E for these units. As an experienced paratrooper I look at this aspect with a certain amount of individual skepticism. Not due to …

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Bert Trautmann The Keeper Movie

Trailer of Upcoming Drama “The Keeper” – True Story of Bert Trautmann

An extraordinary tale of love, forgiveness and overcoming the odds, The Keeper tells the incredible true story of footballing legend Bert Trautmann. The Keeper will be released in UK cinemas on 5 April and in Germany on March 14! Bert Trautmann joined the Luftwaffe early on during World War 2 at the age of 17. In 1942, …

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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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Operation Stösser: The last Parachute drop of the Fallschirmjäger

Friedrich-August Freiherr von der Heydte was the highly decorated commander of Germany’s First Parachute Army’s Battle School. In December 1944, when Germany’s General Kurt Student was notified that within eight days, he was to launch an airborne attack in support of the Sixth Panzer Army, he called upon von der Heydte to command a parachute …

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THEN & NOW: Battle of Arnhem. British troops at the Van Olderbarneveldstraat

Then & Now from the Battle of Arnhem in 1944

Koos Winkelman, an avid Dutch traveler and photographer, has made another great photographic Then & Now tribute, this time related to the Battle of Arnhem that occurred during Operation Market Garden in September 1944. His previous works include Amsterdam Then & Now during World War II and Battle of the Bulge Then & Now. Anyone …

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Best Fallschirmjäger Books for Militaria Collectors & Enthusiasts

We’ve made a small selection of the best Fallschirmjäger books (German Paratroopers) that are currently available on the market for militaria collectors, uniform enthusiasts and military historians alike. These volumes are an absolute must-have in your library and certainly are the best Fallschirmjäger books currently available. This list does not contain any general biography accounts …

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Books on Easy Company – 506th PIR – 101st AB – Band of Brothers

We’ve compiled a complete list of all must-have and bestselling books on Easy Company – the legendary Band of Brothers – of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. These bestsellers are listed per their rating on GoodReads and Amazon. If you think we’ve missed one, feel free to contact. #1. Cpl. Forrest Guth: ‘E’ …

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HMS Barham Explosion

7 Military Tragedies that were caught on Tape

Within this list are 7 Military Tragedies that were caught on tape, capturing tragic events on video.  These videos were caught by video cameras and were stored, publicized and are kept in an attempt to prevent similar occurrences. The creation of this article is similar in intention as well as to show you readers what could go …

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