(This is interesting.) The first Fieseler Fi 103 (the infamous V1) was fired on London, on 13 June 1944. This drawing is from 16 June, three days later! (Note, it's an impulse engine. Still being experimented with, today.) #WW2#HISTORY
October 23, 1941: Montgomery’s 8th Army clashes with Rommel’s Afrika Korps at the 2nd Battle of El Alamein. The Allies rushed 500 experimental #Polish mine detectors to the front. They proved so successful, that it became the mine sweeper of all Commonwealth forces in #WW2.
We’re saddened to hear of the passing of Second World War veteran Albert Darlington, who landed at Salerno in 1943 & saw action in Italy through 1944. In 2019 he helped @CWGC by contributing towards our #VoicesOfLiberation project. Listen to it, here: ow.ly/2BzJ50Dzsof#WW2
The story of how #US moved to foment civil war in #China after #WW2, using remnants of #Japanese imperial armies of occupation and the #Kuomintang Feudal-Fascist warlords, going so far as occupation of cities, is strangely missing from the recent dialogue on #Taiwan & China.
This article about banning of this book is incorrect after 2018. Actually, the #Stalingrad book is banned regardless of language due mentioning single paragraph about a Ukrainian unit massacring 90 Jewish children during World War II.
This night in 1944, Operation Pegasus, Royal Canadian Engineers and men of Easy Company, US 506th PIR, successfully evacuated a large group of men trapped in German occupied territory who had been in hiding since the Battle of Arnhem. #WW2
Art by Gil Cohen.