World War 2

Making war necessary destruction.

Liberation & War Destruction in unseen photographs

Argunners Magazine published a series of amazing WWII photographs recently uncovered from the archives of General Charles Day Palmer, who was a four-star General. Most of the photographs were confidential photographs taken by the U.S. Signal Corps not fit for publication, Brig. Gen. was allowed to have them for private use after censoring (names of places etc.). …

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Child evacuees from Bristol arriving at Brent in Devon in 1940. (Credits: Imperial War Museum)

Operation Pied Piper: Evacuation of English Children During World War II

One of the most, if not the most, emotionally wrenching decisions made by the British government during World War II was its decision to relocate its children out of urban centers to locations where the risk of bombing attacks was low or non-existent. Called Operation Pied Piper, millions of people, most of them children, were …

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Canadian and American soldiers examining abandoned Japanese submarines on Kiska, Aleutian Islands, September 1, 1943. (Credits: Library and Archives Canada)

Battle of Kiska – When Allied Forces lost a battle against ghosts

In the summer of 1943, American and Canadian forces launched an amphibious assault on the north Pacific island of Kiska, in order to seize the last enemy strongholds on U.S. Soil from Japanese forces who managed to capture various U.S. Islands (Kiska and Attu Island) in June 1942. The operation received codename Cottage and would take place on August 15, …

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Remains of 1300 Wehrmacht Soldiers to be exhumed

Around 1300 German soldiers from the Wehrmacht, who were buried in 1943 in Askoldowa Mohyla Park in Ukraine will be finally exhumed and receive their final resting place. The exhumation will take several weeks and takes place by order of the Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. with the help of soldiers from the German Bundeswehr and the Ukranian Military. …

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Sepp Allerberger Book Collage

REVIEW: Sniper on the Eastern Front – Sepp Allerberger by Albrecht Wacker

Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight’s Cross by Albrecht Wacker Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honored with the award of the Knight’s Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a …

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Horrors of World War 2 depicted by horrifying Photographs

Argunners Magazine published a series of amazing WWII photographs recently uncovered from the archives of General Charles Day Palmer, who was a four-star General. Most of the photographs were confidential photographs taken by the U.S. Signal Corps not fit for publication, Brig. Gen. was allowed to have them for private use after censoring (names of places etc.). …

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Sergeant George on the left with fellow comrades. (Credits: Michael Smith)

Son shares incredible color slides of Father in Okinawa 1945

Argunners has the honor to publish a selection of incredible color slides from Jerry Smith, who served in Company A, 718th Amphibian Tractor Battalion (AMTRAC) of the XXIV Corps during Okinawa 1945. The unit was attached to the 77th Infantry Division for the Invasion of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines and the 7th Infantry Division for the Invasion …

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