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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.

November 13, 2013

The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen Members of the Tuskegee Airmen were the first black pilots to serve in the American military. The name comes from the location of where they were trained,...

Boat Crew USS Quail

August 1, 2013

South From Corregidor

Manila Bay – On the evening of 6 May, 1942, hours after US Army General Jonathan Wainwright surrendered all US and Filipino forces on the island of Corregidor and other...

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....

October 30, 2012

WWII Photos 10/30/12

Today’s intriguing WWII images from our Pinterest board. Gas masks, USS Enterprise, Jewish parachutists, and more!

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.

May 25, 2012

Memorial Day DVD Giveaway

In a celebration of Memorial Day we are proud to host a DVD giveaway from A&E Home Entertainment. To enter, simply leave us a reply about what Memorial Day means...

November 14, 2011

Darwin Diggers to be Remembered

Darwin diggers to be remembered Thursday, 10 November 2011 This Remembrance Day the people of Darwin will stop to remember those that lost their lives in the Bombing of Darwin....

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.

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