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Following up on Retroswald's answer, it looks like your photo has been retouched. Using this Google image search turns up images for both the HMS Lysander and the HMS Liberty. Looking at those two pages, they're clearly the same photo, but with retouching to remove the flags, land, and ship's numbers: Looking closely at your photo, the area where the ...


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With the help of Search Google for this image, that ship is HMS Lysander. For more info click the following links. World Naval Ships Website UBoat.Net Website


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When it comes to tank numbers, and even many models - absolutely the French had superiority. However, the problem was primarily doctrinal. Where the Germans concentrated their armour in large motorised formations, designed to strike the enemies centre of gravity, the French dispersed their armour at the battalion level, so it could never really achieve the ...


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The relevant regulation (mainly the first) in WW1 would appear to be: Geneva Convention (1906) Article 9 of the 1906 Geneva Convention provides: The personnel charged exclusively with the removal, transportation, and treatment of the sick and wounded, as well as with the administration of sanitary formations and establishments … shall be respected and ...


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To Oldcat replying to your comment of 3/26: Please bear with me for another day as my intent is to get set up to correspond directly here within the next couple of days. I'm having a computer issue now that I must get repaired but I did want to forward you some info to read and consider regarding your comment. The following information from the Army ...


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Yes, the Soviets needed both prongs to succeed at the Battle of Stalingrad. Their goal was to encircle the German Sixth Army which occupied approximately 90% of the city. The Battle for Stalingrad had raged since 17 July, 1942 and both sides were completely committed to winning control of the city that bore Stalin's name. The Germans in and around the ...


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I just watched a report on TV in Germany about a book recently published "Als die Soldaten kamen" (When the soldiers came). The author researched the subject and interviewed numerous survivors all around Germany. She conservatively estimates some 860.000 women and children were being raped by the allies, the dark figure perhaps twice to three times as much ...


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I have not seen any Soviet posters featuring the pro-German propaganda during the one-and-a-half year non-aggression pact era (October 1939 to June 1941), but undoubtedly they existed. The pro-German propaganda is well attested by many scholars. For example: The signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact reversed the tone spectacularly. The word fascist ...


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They symbolize the sizes of units (so if the flag represent a division with 10,000 people or an army with 200,000) On smaller maps you may also see dots or lines. .-squad ..-platoon I-Company II-Battalion III-Regiment X-Brigade XX-Division XXX-Corp XXXX-Army XXXXX-Army Group XXXXXX-Theather


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Eliminating the distinctive white dome would be only one part of a camouflage plan. It's a big and delicate job and has to be done in advance. All other elements of the camouflage plan can be done when there is an air raid alert, but they're worthless if there's a big white dome showing. First thing to realize is the world looks very different at 15,000 ...


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During the period 1945-1949, there was no German state at all, just an occupied "territory" so the only justice system were the military courts of the Allies (the US, British, French and Soviet Union). In 1951, shortly after the Federal Republic of Germany was created a treaty called the "Status of Forces Act" established that allied troops occupying Germany ...


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I agree with comments made by Schwern. No need to ship the oil back to Germany (more likely back to Polesti since they had refining capacity for double the production of the oil fields at that time). If refining capability existed near the wells, the best logistical solution is to use Russian oil in Russia as long as needed there. This could create three ...


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Eisenhower had written a speech should the landings have failed. Our landings have failed and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone. Stephen ...


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Some units of the former Wehrmacht remained active, other units were newly formed for tasks such as mine-clearing and to assist the Western powers. There is an article in the German Wikipedia about those entities [link] https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliierte_Dienstgruppen#Aufl.C3.B6sung_der_Wehrmacht_bis_1947. But the Wehrmacht itself ceased to exist with ...


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There was no "Wehrmacht" after the war ended. There were soldiers who used to be in the Wehrmacht still alive, but that does not mean that the Wehrmacht as an organization still existed. None of these survivors "remained active" in any military sense of the word. As far as Norway is concerned, the Norwegians rapidly arrested and imprisoned all the foreign ...


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To put it simply: Yes, North African oil had not yet been discovered and exploited in an industrial fashion. North African oil development did not commence properly until the late 1940s and early 1950s. Now, to redress the misconception in your question... The North African campaign was the result of European countries neo-colonial ambitions of the early ...


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and began to publish Nazi speeches. Evidently "publish Nazi speeches" is different from just quoting Hitler or any other piece of Nazi propaganda. Definitely Hitler's speeches were not available in their full form to the general public. Maybe they were published in small numbers for internal party reading, which is totally different thing. People at ...


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I've done some basic looking around and found, as you did, that numbers on this are not easy to come by. I suspect you will never find an accurate version of the numbers you want for two reasons: German-Americans often did not advertise their Germanness during the world wars, for reasons that are easy to understand. Thus any official records probably ...


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Sweden was already trading with Nazi Germany. No need for Hitler to conquer it.


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Re: Pierstorff's explanation, I haven't heard the biological weapons explanation before. As the primary motivation for Hitler's restraint, I don't think it's correct. From my understanding, bio weapons were rather primitive on all sides and the Japanese were actually the most advanced in this regard, not the Allies. [EDIT: I'm not sure where I first heard ...


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I would suggest that Western "guilt" over the A-bomb helped to gloss over Japanese atrocities,a phenomenon not limited to the USA. I grew up in post war UK, and as a child thought Germans had horns and tails, whilst I do not remember believing the same about the Japanese.


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In regards to the French government, they had been informed well in advance by their ambassador in Berlin In The Gathering Storm Churchill writes (in Chapter 20, The Soviet Enigma): From the moment when Molotov became Foreign Commissar, he pursued a policy of an arrangement with Germany at the expense of Poland. It was not very long before the ...


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Quick Answer- Aircraft could fly from Air Force bases in South England. Aircraft Carriers would be more useful in the Pacific were not all attacks could be covered by land based aircraft. Plus it would take a long time to get these ships to Europe and as I said, they were not really needed. It should also be remembered that heavier bombers, paratrooper ...



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