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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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REVIEW: Knight’s Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger by Jeremy Dixon

Presented here are the biographies of the 130 men of the Fallschirmjäger—Hitler’s elite paratroopers, who won the Knight’s Cross and its higher grades. These men fought on nearly every front during the Second World War, from their first action in Denmark in April 1940, to their last major battle at Monte Cassino. A total of …

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Inside the Conference Room of the Berghof (Credits: Eric Abels)

Unseen pictures from inside Hitler’s Berghof ruins

The Berghof began as a much smaller chalet called Haus Wachenfeld, a holiday home built during the first World War by Kommerzienrat Otto Winter, a businessman from Buxtehude. This was located near the Platterhof, the former Pension Moritz where Hitler had stayed in 1922–23. In 1928, Winter’s widow rented Haus Wachenfeld to Hitler and his half-sister Angela …

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Theft of WWII Paratrooper’s Medals seeking Public Assistance

The Calgary Police Service is seeking public assistance related to the theft of a number of war medals and other personal property from a home in northwest Calgary. The medals belonged to Sgt. Daniel Hartigan, who parachuted into Normandy ahead of the Allied D-Day invasion of 1944 while part of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. He died …

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James "Pee Wee" Martin, left, poses for a photo with Erich Bessoir June 7, 2014, at Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France. Martin met Bessoir, a German World War II veteran of the Waffen-SS, to promote understanding of former enemies and progressing international friendships during the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. (Credits: Alexander W. Riedel)

D-Day Paratrooper and former Waffen-SS Soldier share experiences

OMAHA BEACH, France — Meeting at the notorious “bloody” Omaha beach here along the coast of northern France, two former enemies talked about what happened 70 years ago in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Invited by a group of European historians, James “Pee Wee” Martin, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, joined Erich Bissoir, a former …

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Three US infantrymen advance at a crouching run using a Bocage hedgerow and embankment as cover. This picture shows to advantage the close nature of fighting in Normandy bocage country where the Germans became adept at digging into these hedgerows turning each field into a potential ambush. June/July 1944.

Stunning Normandy 1944 Photographs brought in Color

World War 2 comes alive when following stunning black and white photographs from Operation Overlord, Normandy 1944, are colorized and depict the true colors of Happiness, Horror and Fatigue of the Second World War. The following featured photographs, colorized by Dave Ford, Doug Banks, Gisele Nash, Jordan Lloyd, Paul Kerestes, Paul Reynolds and Royston Leonard, capture in …

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