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Carrieres de Montigny, abandoned underground hospital.

Carrieres de Montigny: Abandoned WW1 Underground Hospital

“Carriere Suzanne“, Northern France, an abandoned World War 1 underground hospital established into a giant limestone quarry. One of the most beautiful places Marc Askat from 442 – Explorations has ever explored. Argunners Magazine presents Marc Askat’s photographical journey through “Carriere Suzanne”. We’ve received an e-mail that gives a little more information on this underground hospital: “Col. …

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Lancaster B Mark Is of No 50 Squadron, Royal Air Force, based at Skellingthorpe, flying in spread formation. The two aircraft beyond the wing tip are 'VN-D' and 'VN-J' the former, serial number JA899, was missing on the night of 24 - 25 June 1944 with Pilot Officer L G Peters and crew.

In RAF Bomber History: Avro Lancaster in 20 Photographs

The Avro Lancaster is a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber designed and built by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF). It first saw active service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942 and, as the strategic bombing offensive over Europe gathered momentum, it became the main heavy bomber used by the RAF, the RCAF, …

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The Battle of Iwo Jima In Remembrance with Photographs

The Battle of Iwo Jima that started on 19 February until 26 March 1945, codename Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces to capture the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire during World War II. It had the goal of capturing the entire island, along with its three airfields, to provide …

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Sdkfz 186 Jagdtiger – Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B

Sdkfz 186 Jagdtiger (Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B) is the common name of a German heavy tank destroyer of World War II. The official German designation was Panzerjäger Tiger Ausf. B as it was based on a lengthened Tiger II chassis. The ordnance inventory designation was SdKfz 186. The 71-tonne Jagdtiger was the heaviest armored fighting …

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German PzKpfw VI Tiger tank overturned during the Allied heavy bombing at the beginning of Operation 'Goodwood', July 1944.

Tanks in Battle of Normandy – Part I in 31 Photographs

Photographical journey through the Allied and Axis Tanks that have been used during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. A 6-pdr anti-tank gun crew of the Durham Light Infantry, 49th (West Riding) Division inspect a knocked-out German Panther tank during Operation ‘Epsom’, 27 June 1944. Wrecked German transport and knocked out tanks on a road …

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German Sniper in World War II

German Snipers & Sharpshooters in 14 Photographs in WWII

Photographical journey through the German snipers and sharpshooters of World War II. Most German snipers were armed with the Karabiner 98 and later Gewehr 43 rifles, but there were often not enough of these weapons available, and as such some were armed with captured scoped Mosin–Nagant 1891/30, SVT or Czech Mauser rifles. According to various sources the German …

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Allied POW Camp for female German Prisoners of War in Vilvoorde

Shown are a selection of photographs that depict female German prisoners of war outside their tented accommodation in a camp for SS, Luftwaffe and civilian women prisoners. The Prisoner-of-War camp is presumably POW Camp 2218 and was managed by British forces of the 21st Army Group and housed over 12,000 Axis POWs, both men and …

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Haunting images of Plane Wrecks rotting away

Nestled in one man’s back garden, in Newbury/ Ohio, is this collection of more than 30 military jets – salvaged by Walter Soplata over a 50-year period. He bought the planes amid fears they would be dismantled and destroyed, and, upon his death in 2010, his relatives kept his prestigious collection a secret so that scrappers wouldn’t …

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