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@CaptNemo_20000 ❶/3 Hello. For example, historians who deny the so-called "Nanjing Massacre" are socially wiped out by (((victors))). As far as I know, there is no 100% recommended #WW2 English book focusing on the Japanese position by Japanese.
@CaptNemo_20000 ❷/3 Well...there is "Fallacies in the Allied Nations' Historical Perception as Observed by a British Journalist" written by a Quaker journalist Henry Stokes. amazon.com/Fallacies-Hist…
@CaptNemo_20000 ❸/3 But since Stokes is anti-American, anti-Nazi, and anti-white, I consider his overall claim to be gatekeeper-like for jews. However, it's commendable that he doesn't hesitate to speak to Chicoms and Koreans about Japan's position in WW2.
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This is a thread of original colour photographs taken by a German photographer of the Lublin Ghetto in occupied Poland in #WW2. Those forced into the ghetto by the Germans were mostly Polish Jews, with some Roma. It was set up in March 1941 and largely 'liquidated' a year later.
2/ Most of the people in these photographs were deported to the nearby Belzec extermination camp by the German Reserve Police Batallion 101. The images show their daily lives before the Germans decided to murder them. Their distress is barely imaginable.
3/ After 'liquidating' the ghetto the Germans used slave labour from the Majdanek concentration camp to demolish and dismantle its former area including the destruction of its 17th centrury synagogue.
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So, let's have give this report a bit more thought - and perhaps flip bits on the head.

a) Lack of use of binocs/reliance on cupola/less awareness of incoming fire/losing nerve.

British tank comds tended to unbutton to fight. So their cas rate is higher... /1
#WW2 #SWW #History
Once you seal yourself inside a metal box you lose a huge amount of senses, that said you are less likely to become a casualty to arty/mortar fire etc.

This isn't particularly surprising, but does perhaps indicate German crew should have been more willing to unbutton. /2
But again, there is this key cultural difference between British and German approaches - that underpins a).

Losing nerve is harder to judge, but numerous German tanks were KOed around Rauray so it's likely confidence was undermined & unexpected losses shook tank crews. /3
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Thread: German Field Kitchens of the Second World War

Part Three: The Bakery Company(Bäckereikompanie) 1/21 ImageImage
Bread was a very big part of the landsers diet...accounting for most of the calories in the morning and evening meals. Fulfilling the bread requirements for just one division was an enormous undertaking. 2/21 Image
Each division would usually have three dedicated bakery companies... two motorized and one drawn by horseback. A company consisted of two baking platoons... and each company also had a dedicated maintenance platoon for upkeep of the equipment. 3/21 ImageImage
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Durant l'été 1940, le consul japonais à Kaunas (Lituanie), Chiune Sugihara, fut supplié par des centaines de Juifs de signer des visas de transit leur permettant de fuir la Lituanie.

Sa hiérarchie refusa catégoriquement.
Devant la tragédie de ces familles, Chiune S. prit finalement la décision d'en signer autant que possible (entre 2000 et 3000 visas, parfois concernant des famille entières).

Ainsi, Mr Sugihara sauva entre 6000 et 10 000 réfugiés juifs (lituaniens et polonais)...
Sa démarche fut purement humaniste.

Cette action lui fit prendre un risque pour sa famille, lui même et pour sa carrière. D'ailleurs il fut congédié et sa carrière fut brisée par son action : il fut exclu du corps diplomatique japonais en 1945.
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Welcome to the #watchparty #livetweet of Battlefields: El Alamein (2001).

The documentary, presented by Richard Holmes, is available on YouTube.



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This is the "director's cut" of the #livetweet, featuring additional images and quotes.

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Richard Holmes (1946-2011) was a British military historian and army officer.

Known to the British public for his television documentaries, he once explained, "I don't really see myself as a TV presenter. I'm a historian who likes telling stories."

#Alamein1942
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Welcome to the #watchparty #livetweet of Battlefields: El Alamein.

The 2001 documentary, presented by military historian Richard Holmes, is available on YouTube.



#Alamein1942
#SWW
#WW2
Richard Holmes (1946-2011) was a British military historian and army officer.

Known to the British public for his television documentaries, he once explained, "I don't really see myself as a TV presenter. I'm a historian who likes telling stories."

#Alamein1942
#SWW
#WW2
The Second Battle of El Alamein took place from 23 October - 11 November 1942.

The Allied commander was Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery. (IWM E 18980).

The Axis commander was Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel (BArch 101I-443-1582-32).

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MAJOR #KURSK ARTICLE/ARCHIVAL DISCOVERY! 20.7.43 & 1.8.43 II SS Panzer Korps armoured inventories reveal actual number of SS AFV lost during Operation #Citadel (41AFV+ PzI, 7.5% of 547 AFV) & the battle of #Prokhorovka (Max 16AFV 3.1% of 522 AFV) #SWW #WW2 doi.org/10.1080/161612…
Soviet/Western Cold War era sources claimed II SS Panzer Korps lost between 300 AFV (57.5%) & 400 AFV (76.6%) during the battle of Prokhorovka. The commander of 5th GTA General Rotmistrov claimed the latter. Even in 2020 there were claims II SS Panzer Korps lost 75% of its AFV.
What the historiography of Citadel/Prokhorovka always lacked was a single stand-alone post-Prokhorovka (12.7.43) & post-Operation Citadel (5-16.7.43) II SS Pz Korps AFV inventory which could simply be compared with the pre-Operation Citadel & 10.7.43 II SS Pz Korps AFV inventory.
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There is so much written about 12th SS-Panzer that it is *very* easy to cobble a book together on them.

It'd take me a few weeks to do, esp if you solely rely on secondary forces.

Their photo record is also extensive, making things *much* simpler. /1
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One of the key problems in military history, and history in general, is that researching/writing on new topics is exhaustively time and resource intensive.

At one stage my book's comprehensive biography (pre-edits) was something like 60+ pages of A4 in Times New Roman 10. /2 Image
Hundreds upon hundreds of archival sources, tens of thousands of files within, and I suspect maybe a million pages of read material - before considering secondary sources.

Just to write a book about 53rd Welsh Division who were effectively erased from the Normandy campaign. /3 Image
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To celebrate the #WomensHistoryMonth we are back with #HerstorywithCFWIJ! Today we celebrate six more amazing women voices in journalism. Some of whom paved the way, and others who are making them proud! (1/8) Image
First, let's go to #Canada and remember #EllaCoraHind! A journalist, an activist, and a suffragist. She was turned down for a position as a journalist #ManitobaFreePress, because of being an inexperienced woman journalist. Ella proved them wrong! #HerstorywithCFWIJ (2/8) Image
Carrying the torch is #Canada's @Kathygannon, a reporter at #AssociatedPress stationed in #Afghanistan and #Pakistan. Kathy has been attacked in her line of work, yet she marches on. Here is what she had to say in celebration of women journalists #HerstorywithCFWIJ (3/8).
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❶/3 In the summer of 1944, the crypto-jews W. Churchill and F. Roosevelt decided to use the atomic bombs against the JAPANESE. H. Stimson was a member of Skull and Bones. That is, He was a so-called shabbosgoy.
❷/3 He had to use the atomic bomb on the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, the largest Cathedral in Orient at that time.
❸/3 Eventually they did implemented the task. It was the iconic ritual slaughter of Gentiles, and the #RealHolocaust. #WW2
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Thread: German Field Kitchens of the Second World War

Part One: The Field Kitchen( Feldküche) 1/17 Image
The Hf 11/13 and Hf 12/14 field kitchens were the workhorses of the German armed forces during world war two. The larger of the two models could feed up to 225 soldiers on a daily basis...and the smaller up to 125 soldiers per day. Both were engineered for maximum efficiency. 2 ImageImage
The field kitchens would be transported to the various fronts a number of different ways. Initially a train would be required for most of the journey. From each staging point or supply depot the kitchens could be transported by vehicle or towed by horseback. 3 ImageImage
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❶/3 Most of the Allied people in #WW2 were completely unaware that Japan was a 'shield against Communism'. In Europe, the Nazis played that role. It was the VIPs of crypto-jews who understood the importance of each. So, thoroughly did the two countries have to be destroyed.
❷/3 The post-WW2 UN system was a long 'prelude' to the realization of Marxian pure Communism (One World🕎). Japan and Germany were the enemies to be exterminated.
❸/3 Please look at where that map has been plastered with Communist (or globalist) forces in the 75 years since the defeat of the Japanese Empire. And 21st century... of course, Japan is extreme globalist-state too. THEY have killing genuine Japanese folk, silently.
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When I say this, Communists, Antifas and Koreans come to harass me, but it is true that the Japanese Imperial Army at that time had the strongest potential in the world.
I really dislike pan-Asianism (aka a variant of hidden Communism). But many of the soldiers of the Japanese Empire in the 1940s didn't fight abroad with the aim of invading other countries. Of course, as I've said many times, I'm not claiming that Japan didn't make any mistakes.
It is UNJUST to have a tribunal and the WORLD based on it in which only the (((victors))) are allowed to have a de facto say. #WW2
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This photo was taken around 1918 at portrait studio Merkelbach at the Leidseplein. Since the 16th century individual black people were portrayed in Amsterdam/NL. This week I share some still unidentified #portraits. #BlackHistoryMonth #day19 Image
Studio Merkelbach (1913-1969) was one of the many portrait studios in the Netherlands. The unique archive of ten thousands of Photographic plates survived and is kept @stadsarchief. Many Amsterdammers and visitors were photopgraphed. Like American singer Elmer Spyglass in 1913. Image
Among the thousands of portraits after #WW2, there are many soldiers, like the four photos of Alphonso H. Young (1931-2017) taken in 1952. Young was a American serving the @usairforce in #Germany at the time. #portraits #BlackHistoryMonth
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#Germany #Frankfurt #Hessen #Bomb #WW2

On Sunday (February 21st) there will be restrictions in the Niederrad district of Frankfurt due to a bomb disposal. The area around the Saonestrasse site has to be evacuated during the work.

(red tent is the place the bom had been found)
Thousands of people have to leave their homes for this and in another zone people are not allowed to leave the building during the work. On Tuesday the 500kg American WWII bomb was found. Since a detonation could cause massive damage,
an evacuation area is determined which people have to leave their homes and which are not allowed to leave their homes after 8 a.m. A total of around 4,500 people live in the evacuation area and the protection zone.
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想像を絶する地獄 ユーロの植民地

日本は武士の国 だから助かった
豊臣秀吉の場合はスペイン宣教師の侵略策略を見抜き政治交渉(服従と貢物せよ)してくれた
もし日本が丸腰だったら南アジアと同じ宿命でした
450年奴隷です

これが本物の #帝国主義 #有色人種差別本質
#大航海時代 WW2の原因

ユーロは西欧以外の有色人種を人と獣の中間ぐらいにしか思っていなかった
白人は純粋な人間なので劣った有色人種を支配し奴隷労働をさせてあげる事が文明化であると本気で思っていた
白人は神様に与えられた明白な使命だと信じていた
自衛でも白人に逆らう事は許されなかった
rashbeharibose.art.blog/2020/09/13/shi…
1933年ラス・ビハリ・ボースは田邊宗男と一緒に『桎梏の印度』という本を出版。
イギリスのインドに対する植民地支配の悲惨な実態を日本人に知ってもらう為でした。

GHQの焚書損害が多いラス・ビハリ・ボース本
『桎梏の印度』はブログと国会図書館内で読むことが出来ます。
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Proud standards rolled up.
Fade to black.

Issue No 54, July '09, appears to be N.V.A. News' final ed, core newsletter for the Normandy Veterans' Association.

E. Slater's (editor) comments are particularly poignant as ultimately legacy was lacking. /1
#WW2 #SWW #History #DDay80
The NVA went from being a proud, national organisation to melting away like chaff in a handful of years by 2014 as age took the members & left no obvious successor organisation.

The NVA died a very slow death with some branches hanging on for several years after last parade.../2
this was further compounded by comparatively few branch collections ending up in regional or national archives, meaning many accounts have been lost a second time round.

The Spirit of Normandy Trust is a successor but lacks the clout of it's illustrious predecessor. /3
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想像を絶する地獄 ユーロの植民地

日本は武士の国 だから助かった
豊臣秀吉の場合はスペイン宣教師の侵略策略を見抜き政治交渉(服従と貢物せよ)してくれた
もし日本が丸腰だったら南アジアと同じ宿命でした
450年奴隷です

これが本物の #帝国主義 #有色人種差別本質
#大航海時代
ユーロは西欧以外の有色人種を人と獣の中間ぐらいにしか思っていなかった
純粋な人間である白人が劣った有色人種を支配し奴隷労働をさせてあげる事が文明化であると白人は本気で思っていた
神様が白人に与えた明白なる使命と信じていた
植民地では自衛でも白人に逆らう事は許されなかった
rashbeharibose.art.blog/2020/09/13/shi…
1933年ラス・ビハリ・ボースは田邊宗男と一緒に『桎梏の印度』という本を出版。
イギリスのインドに対する植民地支配の悲惨な実態を日本人に知ってもらう為でした。

GHQの焚書損害が多いラス・ビハリ・ボース本
『桎梏の印度』はブログと国会図書館内で読むことが出来ます。
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#France #Austria #ChambomsurLignon #WW2 #Holocaust #Israel #legacy

Out of the blue, Chambon-sur-Lignon received a windfall of two million euros. A fortune for the community with its 2,500 inhabitants. An Austrian Jew bequeathed his legacy to the village,
which he had hidden as a child during World War II. Erich Schwam died without descendants at the end of December at the age of 90 in Lyon. Between 1,500 and 4,000 people, Jews and non-Jews, 30 percent of them children,
found refuge in this remote and forested region of 500 square kilometers called the "plateau". An area in which the tradition of hospitality was strongly anchored. The entire area of ​​the plateau received an extremely rare diploma from Israel in 1990,
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On this day 1941, the @RoyalNavy's Force H under V/Adm Sir James Somerville, aboard the battlecruiser HMS Renown, with the battleship HMS Malaya, aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal & cruiser HMS Sheffield, arrived off the Italian port of Genoa & opened fire #WW2
Just a week before, Force H had attempted to breach the enormous Santa Chiara dam on Sardinia’s Tirso River (two years before the famous attack by @RoyalAirForce's @OC617Sqn), using torpedoes dropped by @RoyalNavy Fairey Swordfish from 810 NAS aboard HMS Ark Royal.
Led by Lt/Cdr Mervyn ‘Johnnie’ Johnstone, this spectacular attack on one of Europe's biggest dams was unsuccessful, thwarted by a combination of foul weather, Italian AA fire & what was believed to be an unexpected sandbank that grounded the torpedoes before they hit the dam wall
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想像を絶する地獄 ユーロの植民地

日本は武士の国 だから助かった
豊臣秀吉の場合はスペイン宣教師の侵略策略を見抜き政治交渉(服従と貢物せよ)してくれた
もし日本が丸腰だったら南アジアと同じ宿命でした
450年奴隷です

これが本物の #帝国主義 #有色人種差別本質
大航海時代
15世紀ユーロは西欧以外の有色人種を人と獣の中間ぐらいに思っていた。
純粋な人間である白人が劣った現地人達を支配し仕事をさせる事が文明化であると白人は本気で思っていた。
神様が白人に与えた明白なる使命と心から信じていた。
有色人種が白人に逆らう事は自衛でも許されなかった。
rashbeharibose.art.blog/2020/09/13/shi…
1933年ラス・ビハリ・ボースは田邊宗男と一緒に『桎梏の印度』という本を出版。
イギリスのインドに対する植民地支配の悲惨な実態を日本人に知ってもらう為でした。

GHQの焚書損害が多いラス・ビハリ・ボース本
『桎梏の印度』はブログと国会図書館内で読むことが出来ます。
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