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Category - Europe Theater

July 20, 2014

Jul 20, 1944 – Operation Valkyrie

Jul 20, 1944 – Operation Valkyrie – A group of German Army generals plot and execute a plan to assassinate Hitler at the Wolf’s Lair in Rastenburg, East Prussia.

USS New Jersey (BB-62)

May 23, 2013

WWII Events Today, May 23

WWII Events Today, May 23 May 23, 1939 USS Squalus (SS-192) suffered a catastrophic main induction valve failure during a test dive off the New Hampshire coast and partially flooded....

December 3, 2012

Bomb Sight

Bomb Sight is makes census available to the public wanting to explore where the bombs fell and to discover photographs from WWII Britain.

September 17, 2012

More Than Humans

It wasn’t only soldiers and civilians who were impacted by the war. The devastation and environmental impacts took their own toll on the wildlife as well.

September 8, 2011

Lavochkin La-5 Soviet Fighter

Serving on the eastern front during WWII, the La-5 is the production model of the I-301 and later LaGG-1 prototypes first initiated on 29 July 1939. The La-5’s designer was Semyon Lavochkin who would become one of the most famous Soviet aircraft designers during the war.

July 10, 2011

Our General on Crete

It’s seventy years since the Battle for Crete – seven decades since British and Commonwealth forces, mostly New Zealanders of 4 and 5 Brigades, put up a heroic and near-run defence of the island with no heavy equipment or support, all in the face of total German air domination.

June 7, 2011

Normandy Then & Now

Normandy Then & Now: A great presentation that was provided to us showing photos taken during WWII at Normandy, France and photos taken in the modern day same location. It is amazing how so many things are still the same, yet different.

June 6, 2011

Eisenhower’s Message

Listen to General Eisenhower’s Message to the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force. “Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you.”

May 27, 2011

The Wereth Eleven

Caught by the SS: The Wereth Eleven retraces the steps of the 11 soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion who escaped after the Battle of the Bulge.

May 13, 2011

WWII History for May 13

May 13, 1940 – Winston Churchill told Britain’s Parliament that “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.”

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