Read and learn about one of the best trucks of the second world war; the Dodge. Within five years Dodge produced more than 350.000 trucks for the US Army in all kinds of variations. Command-cars, weapons-carriers and ambulance are just a few of them. From ½- to 1½-ton, early vc to late knock down type. We have it. Read more about these trucks in the documentation section. Discuss about them in the forums.
Did you know that today is Hitler's birthday?" the attendant said as he handed me Adolf Hitler's personal copy of Mein Kampf, a tattered red-leather volume (a special second edition issued in 1926) with the title and author's name embossed in gold on the spine. The young man, clean-cut and dressed in a sweatshirt bearing the skull and crossbones of the Curry College Rugby Football Club, explained that he knew this fact only because his sister shared a birthday with the Nazi leader. "You remember something like that," he said.
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If you own a WW2 vintage MB / GPW Jeep you will be well aware of the annoying guessometer in the dash panel - otherwise known as the fuel gauge . The silly thing is either permanently showing full no matter what level of fuel is in the tank , or the other common problem is the wandering pointer . The pointer seems to have a mind of its own jumping up and down the dial face making you wonder what is going on .
Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the ill-fated 1943 Warsaw ghetto revolt against the Nazis, died Friday at the age of 90. Most of Edelman's adult life was dedicated to the defense of human life, dignity and freedom. He fought the Nazis in the doomed Warsaw ghetto revolt and later in the Warsaw city Uprising. And then for decades he fought communism in Poland. His heroism earned him the French Legion of Honor and Poland's highest civilian distinction, the Order of the White Eagle.
The Prime Minister has released a statement on the Second World War code-breaker, Alan Turing, recognising the “appalling” way he was treated for being gay.
Alan Turing, a mathematician most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes, was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ in 1952 and sentenced to chemical castration.
The remains of 250 soldiers killed at the Battle of Fromelles in northern France have been recovered after a four-month archaeological operation.
German forces buried the Australian and British soldiers after the 1916 battle.
George Orwell once observed: "All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting." In wartime governments everywhere resort to propaganda, which at its simplest and starkest often takes the form of outrageous posters: occasionally beautiful, sometimes racist, & often brutally jarring.
A day of commemorations is taking place in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Foreign leaders from 20 countries, including Germany, took part in a wreath-laying ceremony in Gdansk where they each placed a candle at a memorial.
Top stealth-plane experts have re-created a radical, nearly forgotten Nazi aircraft: the Horten 2-29, a retro-futuristic fighter that arrived too late in World War II to make it into mass production.
The collective memory of war is often shaped by images, as the recent 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings made clear. The images which have most clearly defined our visual memory of the D-Day invasion are the eleven surviving negatives taken by Robert Capa on the morning of June 6, 1944.
But there are other images taken on the beaches of Normandy that are almost entirely unknown. Rarely seen, they speak to another side of war.
A dog out on a walk happened upon a live US grenade from World War II and eagerly delivered it to his master, police said Monday, but authorities were able to defuse the explosive before it went off.
A 40-year-old woman had let the dog off its leash near a stream on a walk Sunday on the outskirts of the town of Erkrath in western Germany's Neander Valley.
The animal found the grenade on the ground, picked it up in its jaws and trotted back to its owner.