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Photo report Candles on Airborne War Cemetery Airborne Cemetery Oosterbeek

24Dec

Photo report Candles on Airborne War Cemetery Airborne Cemetery Oosterbeek

The restrictions regarding Covid-19 did not prevent a small group of volunteers to place candles on the graves on Christmas Eve at the Airborne Cemetery in Oosterbeek.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Kido Butai: Terror of the Pacific - WW2 Special

23Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - Kido Butai: Terror of the Pacific - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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Christmas during the Dutch winter famine of 1944

21Dec

Christmas during the Dutch winter famine of 1944

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about the Dutch winter famine of 1944.

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Pearl Harbor in Real Time special - Episodes 01-10 - December 7, 1941

19Dec

Pearl Harbor in Real Time special - Episodes 01-10 - December 7, 1941

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long. This is the Pearl Harbor in real time special, broadcasted on December 7, 2020.

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Christmas far from home, GI’s in Europa during the Holidays of 1944

14Dec

Christmas far from home, GI’s in Europa during the Holidays of 1944

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about how American GI’s shared Christmas with the Europeans that were liberated by them and about the tragedy with the Léopoldville.

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In memory of a Polish prisoner of war

13Dec

In memory of a Polish prisoner of war

Na pamiatke od polskiego jenca wojennego – In memory of a Polish prisoner of war, that's what Lieutenant Franciszek Bodzioch wrote to Mrs. Woerdeman on March 11, 1942. Across it a stamp with Geprüft Oflag II E 15. The card had passed censorship.

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Kriegsweihnacht 1944, Christmas and Nazi propaganda

7Dec

Kriegsweihnacht 1944, Christmas and Nazi propaganda

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about how Christmas was used in Nazi propaganda.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - A Japanese Bureaucratic Mess - WW2 Special

4Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - A Japanese Bureaucratic Mess - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Nazis: Most Notorious Art Thieves in History  - WW2 Special

2Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Nazis: Most Notorious Art Thieves in History - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Winter is here? The Germans can see Moscow - WW2 - 118 - November 28, 1

29Nov

World War 2 Youtube Series - Winter is here? The Germans can see Moscow - WW2 - 118 - November 28, 1

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Deception and Dust-ups - Desert Warfare Tactics - WW2 Special

18Nov

World War 2 Youtube Series - Deception and Dust-ups - Desert Warfare Tactics - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Pearl Harbor- Minute by Minute - Official Teaser!

13Nov

World War 2 Youtube Series - Pearl Harbor- Minute by Minute - Official Teaser!

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - How Mighty is the Red Army? - WW2 Special

4Nov

World War 2 Youtube Series - How Mighty is the Red Army? - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Cranking This War Up to Eleven - Hideki Tojo

29Oct

World War 2 Youtube Series - Cranking This War Up to Eleven - Hideki Tojo

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Wehrmacht is Not Clean! - War Against Humanity 020

16Oct

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Wehrmacht is Not Clean! - War Against Humanity 020

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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Largest WWII bomb in Poland explodes while being defused

15Oct

Largest WWII bomb in Poland explodes while being defused

The Tallboy bomb, used by the RAF, is thought to be the biggest ever discovered in the country.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Rape of Humanity at Babi Yar - War Against Humanity 019

3Oct

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Rape of Humanity at Babi Yar - War Against Humanity 019

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Free from the Nazi Occupation - but for how long can it last?

27Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - Free from the Nazi Occupation - but for how long can it last?

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Resistance is Futile in Nazi Europe - War Against Humanity 018

26Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - Resistance is Futile in Nazi Europe - War Against Humanity 018

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Man in Monty's Shadow - Claude Auchinleck - WW2 Biography

23Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Man in Monty's Shadow - Claude Auchinleck - WW2 Biography

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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The strong faith of RAF veteran John Henry Meller

19Sep

The strong faith of RAF veteran John Henry Meller

TracesOfWar employee Wijnand de Gelder recently reviewed the book The Boy With Only One Shoe by RAF veteran John Henry Meller (1924). In his early youth, at the age of three, the writer was severely burned with third-degree burns by boiling water. Here, according to his own words, he had a near-death experience: he saw a glowing light and a staircase far into the clouds. As he climbed and climbed he saw a kind of angel in a gate. He didn't want to let him enter heaven: You can't come in - because you only have one shoe!

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Tanks of the Red Army in 1941: Medium and Heavy Tanks

16Sep

World War 2 Youtube Series - Tanks of the Red Army in 1941: Medium and Heavy Tanks

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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