On this day 18. august 1942 World War II: Over 4,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed, wounded or captured raiding Dieppe, France
he Raid on Dieppe, France, on August 19, 1942, was a pivotal moment in the Second World War. With virtually all of continental Europe under German occupation, the Allied forces faced a well-entrenched enemy. Some method had to be found to create a foothold on the continent, and the Raid on Dieppe offered invaluable lessons for the successful D-Day invasion in 1944, saving countless lives in that momentous offensive.
Canadians made up the great majority of the attackers in the raid. Nearly 5,000 of the 6,100 troops were Canadians. The remaining troops consisted of approximately 1,000 British Commandos and 50 American Rangers. The raid was supported by eight Allied destroyers and 74 Allied air squadrons, eight belonging to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Major-General J.H. Roberts, Commander of the 2nd Canadian Division, was Military Force Commander, with Captain J. Hughes-Hallett, Royal Navy (RN) as Naval Force Commander and Air Vice-Marshal T.L. Leigh-Mallory as Air Force Commander.
Heinz Wilhelm Guderian(17 June 1888 – 14 May 1954) was a German general during World War II. An early pioneer and advocate of the "Blitzkrieg" doctrine, he became chief of staff to the Inspectorate of Motorized Troops under Oswald Lutz in 1931.
The Bataan Death March was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 American where the prisoners were loaded onto trains.
The total distance marched from Mariveles to San Fernando and from the Capas Train Station to Camp O'Donnell is variously reported by differing sources as between 60 and 69.6 miles (96.6 and 112.0 km). Differing sources also report widely differing prisoner of war casualties prior to reaching Camp O'Donnell: from 5,000 to 18,000 Filipino deaths and 500 to 650 American deaths during the march.
1 017 minutes ago
This morning at the German War Cemetery in Ysselsteyn (Limburg, The Netherlands). Almost 32.000 German soldiers are buried here.
Ysselsteyn German war cemetery is a First and Second World War military war grave cemetery, located in the village of Ysselsteyn, in the municipality of Venray in Limburg, Netherlands. It is 32 km (20 mi) east of Eindhoven. Ysselsteyn is the second largest Second World War German cemetery outside of Germany after Lommel German war cemetery in Belgium. It is the only German cemetery in the Netherlands as following the war German soldiers were reburied in the cemetery. The war dead include Germans, Dutch, Poles and Russians who fought on the side of the German military.
About 3,000 are war dead from the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes and Hürtgenwald that were initially interred next to the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten. In a circle near the entrance are 85 German soldiers who fell in World War I and whose bodies ended up in the Netherlands by floating down rivers, mainly the Meuse; the Netherlands remained neutral during the First World War. There are over 5,000 unknown burials in the cemetery, marked as "Ein Deutscher Soldat" (A German Soldier).
Follow @ww2nl, the most original account and everything you want to know about World War 2 in The Netherlands.
A criação do Dia do Historiador foi oficializada a partir do Decreto de Lei nº 12.130, de 17 de dezembro de 2009.
A escolha do dia 19 de agosto é uma homenagem a Joaquim Nabuco (1849- 1910), nascido nesse dia em Pernambuco. Ele foi um dos historiadores mais importantes do país e um dos responsáveis pela fundação da Academia Brasileira de Letras.
Joaquim também ficou conhecido por ser um dos maiores abolicionistas do país. Aliás, Nabuco é o autor da célebre frase: “A escravidão permanecerá por muito tempo como a característica nacional do Brasil”. Siga: @institutomarquesdoherval
Kristin Harmel is back with another historical fiction book! Thank you @tlcbooktours@gallerybooks#partner for gifting me The Winemaker’s Wife! This book is available now.
Synopsis: Champagne, 1940: Inès has just married Michel, the owner of storied champagne house Maison Chauveau, when the Germans invade. As the danger mounts, Michel turns his back on his marriage to begin hiding munitions for the Résistance. Inès fears they’ll be exposed, but for Céline, half-Jewish wife of Chauveau’s chef de cave, the risk is even greater—rumors abound of Jews being shipped east to an unspeakable fate.
When Céline recklessly follows her heart in one desperate bid for happiness, and Inès makes a dangerous mistake with a Nazi collaborator, they risk the lives of those they love—and the champagne house that ties them together.
New York, 2019: Liv Kent has just lost everything when her eccentric French grandmother shows up unannounced, insisting on a trip to France. But the older woman has an ulterior motive—and a tragic, decades-old story to share. When past and present finally collide, Liv finds herself on a road to salvation that leads right to the caves of the Maison Chauveau.
Do you like to read historical fiction? Do you have a favorite time period? I do love anything set in the 1920’s America, World War II, or anything around British history! ❤️📚
Başlangıçta bir piyade destek tankı olarak tasarlanan Panzer IV tankının görevi düşman zırhını delmeye yönelik değildi, bu görevi Panzer III tankları yapmaktaydı. Ancak, savaş öncesi doktrin kusurları belirgin hale geliyor ve demode kuzeni Panzer III gibi Panzer IV'de Sovyet T-34 tanklarına karşı yakın çarpışmalara girebiliyordu. İkinci Dünya Savaşı'nın en çok üretilen ve dağıtılan Alman tankı olan Panzer IV, Sturmgeschütz IV saldırı silahı, Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyeri, Wirbelwind kendinden tahrikli uçaksavar silahı ve Brummbär kendinden tahrikli silah da dahil olmak üzere birçok diğer savaş araçları için temel olarak kullanılmıştır.
Sağlam ve güvenilir olan bu tank Almanya ile ilgili tüm muharebelerde hizmet gördü ve 1936 ile 1945 yılları arasında yapılan 8800'ü aşkın üretim ile birlikte savaş boyunca sürekli üretimi yapılan Alman tankı olma özelliğinide taşıyor. Geliştirmeler ve muhalif tank modellerine karşı sık sık yapılan tasarım değişiklikleri hizmet ömrünü uzatmıştır. Genellikle bu değişiklikler zırh ve top geliştirilmesi üzerine yapılmış ve savaşın son aylarına doğru Almanya'nın kayıplarını önlemek için üretim basitleştirme ve hızlandırma üzerine yoğunlaşılmıştır.
Panzer IV, Alman servisinin yaygın olarak ihraç edilen tankı olmuştur. Finlandiya, İspanya, Romanya ve Bulgaristan gibi ortaklarına 300 civarında tank satılmıştır. Savaş sonrasında Fransa ve İspanya tarafından Suriye'ye satılan düzinelerce Panzer IV tankı 1967'de Altı Gün Savaşı esnasında muharebe görmüşlerdir.
Men of Detachment Kuhlmey (Gefechtsverband Kuhlmey) in front of a Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber, Immola Airfield, Finland, 28 June 1944.
Detachment Kuhlmey participated in large battles during the summer of 1944, during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. When the Soviet Red Army launched its fourth strategic offensive on 9 June 1944. Mannerheim asked Germany for assistance. Among the help that arrived was a Luftwaffe unit that arrived in Finland on 12 June. The aircraft landed at the Immola Airfield on 17 June. The unit used the whole airfield from there on. The unit flew some 2,700 missions against the enemy and dropped 770 tonnes of bombs on the enemy. Reportedly It destroyed over 150 Soviet aircraft, about 200 tanks, dozens of bridges and transport vessels. Personnel losses included 23 pilots killed and 24 wounded in battle. The unit lost 41 of its aircrafts.
Photograph was taken by Eino Nurmi and was provided by Sa-kuva. Photo number: 157689.
This woman is 95 years old, and has a better memory and is more active than I am! I have known her since I was 7 years old, and have grown very fond of her, especially since losing my grandparents. She always tells me the most fascinating stories from the war (she is a #holocaustsurivor ) and Anastasia and I visit her every so often ❤ #Holocaust#worldwar2
0 557 minutes ago
Government of the French Republic. On #ThisDayInHistory 19 August 1944, Liberation of Paris begins.
The Liberation of Paris was a military battle that took place during World War II from 19 August 1944 until the German garrison surrendered the French capital on 25 August 1944. Paris had been ruled by Nazi Germany since the signing of the Second Compiègne Armistice on 22 June 1940, after which the Wehrmacht occupied northern and western France.
The liberation began when the French Forces of the Interior - the military structure of the French Resistance - staged an uprising against the German garrison upon the approach of the US Third Army, led by General George Patton. On the night of 24 August, elements of General Philippe Leclerc's 2nd French Armored Division made their way into Paris and arrived at the Hôtel de Ville shortly before midnight. The next morning, 25 August, the bulk of the 2nd Armored Division and US 4th Infantry Division entered the city. Dietrich von Choltitz, commander of the German garrison and the military governor of Paris, surrendered to the French at the Hôtel Meurice, the newly established French headquarters. General Charles de Gaulle of the French Army arrived to assume control of the city as head of the Provisional
Today marks the 77th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. The King's Own Calgary Regiment ancestral line comes from the 14th Army Tank Regiment (aka the Calgary Tanks). Pictured here is the Churchill tank "BEEFY". At some point in the battle, Its gunner Cpl W.J. 'Billy' Hunt spotted a sniper in a 3rd storey window. Unable to get a proper sighting he dropped the breech block to the 6lb gun and sighted the sniper through the barrel, then fired. He scored multiple snipers in this fashion.
At 1100 hours, the senior tank officer
ashore, Major Allen Glenn, Officer Commanding "C" Squadron, ordered all remaining mobile tanks to withdraw to the beach and take up defensive positions to cover the withdrawing infantry. It seems that the Germans were preparing for an infantry counterattack which the tanks probably deterred. By noon all tanks had been immobilised, although many continued to fire until they ran out of ammunition.
August 18th, 1940 - On this day in World War Two history, After heavy losses, the Germans withdraw Ju 87 Stuka dive-bombers from combat over Britain.
The Stuka had been the core of any German operation since the invasion of Poland in September of 1939.
It's pin-point accuracy had been crucial to the German armored advance, especially in France in May-June of 1940.
But in both of these cases, Germany had air superiority over their enemy (or at least in the region they were fighting in France). They were thus able to use their Stuka dive bombers extensively and the losses were manageable.
But, over Britain, things were different. The Germans did not control the skies uncontested.
Germans bomber raids were very costly, and eventually they would be forced to switch to night raids for the protection darkness.
The thing about the Junkers 87 Stuka Dive Bomber is that while it can deal out a secretariat payload, especially in high numbers, which they usually operated in, it was also very vulnerable. If going into a combat zone where the enemy had significant air presence, a Stuka was easy prey without fighter escorts. This was due to its low maneuverability and minimal ability to fight off enemy fighters alone.
With strategic or tactical bombers, things are different. They have many more anti-aircraft purposed defensive weaponry to deal with enemy aircraft; weaponry a Stuka did not have to go its size.
So for the first time in World War Two, the Stuka was pull off the front line and forced to wait for air superiority over Britain they never came.
It's time in the war was not yet over though, as it would fight in the skies over the USSR, North Africa, Italy, and the western front as they war progressed. (CONTINUED IN THE COMMENTS)
The Dieppe Raid was an Allied assault on the German-occupied port of Dieppe, France on August 19, 1942, during the Second World War. The main assault lasted less than six hours until strong German defenses and mounting Allied losses forced its commanders to call a retreat.
Over 6,000 infantrymen, predominantly Canadian, were supported by The Calgary Regiment of the 1st Canadian Tank Brigade and a strong force of Royal Navy and smaller Royal Air Force landing contingents. It involved 5,000 Canadians, 1,000 British troops, and 50 United States Army Rangers.
Objectives included seizing and holding a major port for a short period, both to prove that it was possible and to gather intelligence. Upon retreat, the Allies also wanted to destroy coastal defences, port structures and all strategic buildings. The raid had the added objectives of boosting morale and demonstrating the firm commitment of the United Kingdom to open a western front in Europe.
Диорама "PBY-5A Catalina Black Cat"
Автор: Jeroen Zuiderduin
Диорама выполнена в масштабе 1/48.
PBY-5A «Catalina» (с англ. — «Каталина») — морской патрульный бомбардировщик (летающая лодка) фирмы Консолидейтед (PB — патрульный бомбардировщик, Y — индекс фирмы Консолидейтед, 5—порядковый номер конструкции, A—Амфибия). «Каталины» производились всю Вторую мировую и активно использовались союзниками на тихоокеанском и европейском ТВД. Строились в США и Канаде в 1930-х и 1940-х годах. В СССР строились по лицензии под названием ГСТ. В послевоенное время на некоторые «Каталины», в связи с невозможностью закупки родных американских двигателей, устанавливали отечественные АШ-82, такие самолёты получили обозначение КМ-2.
«Каталины» были вооружены оборонительными пулемётами калибра 30 (7.62мм) и 50 (12.7мм), могли нести глубинные бомбы и торпеды
📍 г. Одесса, ул.Садовая,16
🕙 с 10:00 до 19:00
📱 +38 (097) 677 68 77
📱 +38 (093) 677 68 77