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In memory of a Polish prisoner of war

Dec2020

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

Dec2020

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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Order The 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion

The 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion - Fighting on Both Fronts by Samuel de Korte

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

Dec2020

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

Dec2020

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

Nov2020

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

Nov2020

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!

Nov2020

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

Nov2020

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

Oct2020

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 - On Stalin's Secret Service - Richard Sorge

Oct2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - On Stalin's Secret Service - Richard Sorge

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

Oct2020

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

Oct2020

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

Oct2020

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?

Sep2020

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

Sep2020

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

Sep2020

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

Sep2020

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

Sep2020

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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World War 2 Youtube Series - Victory for the Red Army!

Sep2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - Victory for the Red Army!

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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How the story of Horsa 166 and the 13 Platoon travels through time

Sep2020

How the story of Horsa 166 and the 13 Platoon travels through time

[TRANSLATED BY: FRANCOIS DUMAS] 'No Return Flight' tells about author Haks Walburgh Schmidt's search for the occupants of the Horsa glider 166 that landed near Arnhem on September 18, 1944. The men who set foot on Dutch soil belonged to the British 13 Platoon of the 1st Airborne Border Regiment. A quest that lasted almost 20 years, which eventually led to a poignant image of the Battle of Arnhem. In the fascinating stories from before, during, and after the battle, the human aspect and the personal experience of the soldiers are central. With the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, we asked Haks Walburgh Schmidt some questions about his book via email.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Tanks of the Red Army in 1941

Sep2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - Tanks of the Red Army in 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.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The war is two years old

Sep2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - The war is two years old

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 - War Against Humanity 017

Sep2020

World War 2 Youtube Series - War Against Humanity 017

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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