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Since I will be enjoying friends, swimming, adult beverages and other festivities starting in about 3 hours until tomorrow evening (barring rain) I wanted to thank all of those that have served and sacrificed for our Country🙏🏻🇺🇸
#memorialdayweekend2020
#RememberTheFallen
Thank you Dad🙏🏻🇺🇸
#Marines
#memorialdayweekend2020
#Korea
Thank you Dad-in-Law🙏🏻🇺🇸
#AirForce
#WorldWarII
#memorialdayweekend2020
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DA OGGI, fino al 6 giugno, proverò a raccontare, qui su twitter, alcuni aspetti dello sbarco in Normandia, il #DDay. Pillole sulla strategia, gli scontri militari, la politica, le storie degli uomini, i luoghi. Iniziamo con un THREAD su Churchill, quel 24 maggio 1944 1/ #WWII
Il premier ha una giornata intensa come si vede dal suo calendario (link): inizierà con un discorso ai Comuni dove illustra gli sviluppi della politica estera. Parla anche dell' Italia, si dice dispiaciuto del 'terribile fato' che ha colpito il paese 2/
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Un 'bellissimo paese" con la prospettiva di essere ancora "sulla linea di battaglia" a lungo. Riconosce che gli Alleati non hanno saputo approfittare pienamente della caduta di Mussolini e parla della prossima liberazione di Roma (4 giugno) 3/ Discorso qui api.parliament.uk/historic-hansa…
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Without a country to call their own, the Donauschwaben have an identity problem. The Donauschwaben, anglicized “Danube Swabians”, came into existence in the 17th and 18th century when German pioneers settled in Habsburg, Hungary. #danubeswabian #german #donauschwaben
German troops, commanded by Prince Eugene of Savoy, a Frenchman in service of the Austro-Hungarian dual-monarchy in command of German troops, had recovered land from 150 years of Turkish misrule. #danubeswabian #german #donauschwaben
In the aftermath of the Second World War, the Donauschwaben were divided, stripped of their possessions and expelled from their homelands. #danubeswabian #expelledgermans #justiceforgermans #German
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BAT BOMBS 🦇💣

Ever heard of ‘em? They were a weapon the U.S. intended to use against Japan in World War II and, as the name suggests, they were bombs delivered by our friends: the bat. A thread. 1/

#bats #history #WWII #savethebats #lovebats #GiveBatsABreak Image
The idea of a bat bomb was born in the imagination of a dental surgeon, Lytle S. Adams, who wrote that bats were “the lowest form of animal life” and therefore found their highest calling in helping the U.S. win the war with Japan. (📸 HistoryCollection.co) 2/ Image
After presidential approval, the project was placed under the care of the U.S. Army Air Force. Mammologists tested the load-bearing capabilities of different bats and chose the Mexican free-tailed bat because of how much weight they could carry in flight. (📸 Wikipedia) 3/ Image
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THREAD: Shall we talk WW1 tank weapons?

The British Mk I Heavy came in two variants Male & Female.

The Male's primary armament was a pair of forward facing QF 6-pounder Hotchkiss mounted in sponsons. The ~4ft long barrels proved a little ungainly.

#history #tanks #WW1 1/
While the MkI Male also had some Hotchkiss Mk1* machine guns.

It was the Female MkI which packed 4 .303 vickers guns in her sponsons.

As the war went on a Hermaphrodite tank with one sponson with a 6pdr & one with machine guns was also introduced.

#history #tanks #WW1 2/
The MkIV introduced shorter 6pdr guns which became the standard for all future 'male' British heavy tanks. By the time the MkVIII 'International' was developed it was to have a Male armament of 2 QF (quick firing) 6-pounders and an array of 7 Hotchkiss machine guns.

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Did you know that the (First) independent state of Croatia had death camps for children? Between 1941-1945, 74,762 children under the age of 14 lost their lives. The majority of murdered children were Serbs.
#Croatia🇭🇷 #Ustashe #Genocide #Jasenovac
Serbian Patriarch: The term man represent a person with ceartain values who bears the Spirit of God within himself. The Croats #Ustashe slaughtered Serb children, the saddest thing is that the Roman Catholic priests were among the #Ustashe.
#Croatia #Genocide #Jasenovac #Vatican
- Let's take for example an event from Herzegovina where Croats #Ustashe came across pregnant woman, slit her open, took out the baby, cut its neck and put it back in stomach.

-They laughing so hard at us to make us small, miserable

#Croatia #Genocide #Jasenovac #DeathCamps
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I am done with voting for one dumpster fire over another? FUCK IT. A vote for no one is a vote for everyone.STOP LOOKING TO SO-CALLED LEADERS to do anything REAL or LASTING to improve society. IGNORE THE POPULARITY CONTEST and #SHUTITDOWNNOW. #KEEPITSHUTDOWN #NoOne2020
#FuckIt Time to start to use their tactic of #ShockDoctrine to catalyze Revolution AKA How to use this crisis to everyone's advantage.
#SHUTITDOWNNOW. #KEEPITSHUTDOWN
I know shit is bad. It's going to get worse, before it gets better. We know that. MUCH WORSE. We are going to have to accept that many of our friends and relatives won't make it through this shit show. We need to bite the bullet and make sure we #KEEPITSHUTDOWN #GeneralStrike2020
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But for every other country on earth, the #UnitedStates is the absolute worst country on earth.
We cherish #liberty but not enough to hang politicians for their every #encroachment on it.

(Remember, according to #ThomasJefferson (and all the natural rights philosophers who preceded him), the purpose of the government is to #securetheseliberties among men.)
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Was going through some of my Grandad's old things. Found this little card given to him or one of his friends by a French 'girl' in Tunisia in 1943. "to Dixxy, one of the first English soldiers I have seen here. I have time to do something better. I hope you will be pleased
with that. I thank you again for all the things you gave us. I will think of you during the coming Europe campaign. I wish you'll go back home soon - after the Great Victory - a French Girl - Claude de Sonia - May 1943, Saia (Major?) Tunisia. *drawing of crossed fingers*
For context, my Welsh grandfather was in the 132 Welsh Field Regiment Royal Artillery who fought through North Africa and Italy. I don't know who Claude was or the context of this meeting, which somehow makes this a more moving piece of #socialhistory #WWII
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History provides great insights about the importance of honest gov't communication, trust in local, state, & federal officials, information distribution, & most of all proactive efforts to get ahead of a public health emergency. Let's consider the 1918 influenza epidemic. Thread.
I will begin with two main insights from the 1918-1919 period: 1. Where there were cancellations & postponements of large events, gatherings, other activities, as well as efforts to take more precautions, including what we'd now call "SoCals distancing" worked to slow spread.
2. Most Western nations were involved in the war. They attempted to control information, minimize risks, hide real data about infection + mortality, & continued to push hyper-patriotic activities as part of broader war effort. Media was part of this too. Thus, citizens were...
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#Loonstein, joodse familie actiegroep, is een eenkennige neuzelaar die graag in het subsidiezonnetje staat mbt #WWII, #antisemitisme en onrecht 😉
Waarom wordt de haatdragende Talmud niet verboden?
Voorbeelden genoeg in de #Talmud 🤗😘
@pointer_kroncrv

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Is the Talmud influencing the Israeli Government ?🤔
Tidbits From The Talmud.
Erubin 21b. Whosoever disobeys the rabbis deserves death and will be punished by being boiled in hot excrement in hell.

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My favorite is : #Talmud, Shabbath 116a (p. 569). #Jews must destroy the books of the #Christians, i.e. the New Testament
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#OTD 80 yrs ago, the USSR began the first #WWII mass deportation of citizens from Poland’s eastern borderlands occupied by the Soviets on Sept. 17, 1939. Deported from Stanisławów prov. at 11 yrs old, Adam J. drew the deportation train scene he witnessed from within a cattle car.
On the drawing, Adam noted: “Bolsheviks are chasing the civilian population away from train cars in which they were deporting Poles”. During #WWII, Polish civilians were deported by the USSR in four waves: February 10, 1940, April 13, 1940, June 1940, and June 1941.
This map – created by the Cartography Service of the Polish Army in the East – estimates the total number of Polish citizens (1,050,000) deported by the USSR from Soviet occupied eastern Poland during the years 1939-1941. Results are shown by region. #WWII
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A fascinating 1944 #Norwegian WWII-era propaganda poster named Kultur-Terror. It's theme of anti-Americanism and the destruction of European culture is rife with symbols of detrimental #American cultural influences, all embodied by a giant mechanic and destructive humanoid.
The artist, Harald Damsleth, warns for sexual promiscuity led by decadent beauty pageants, gangsterism, anti-black violence, materialism and commercialism, African-American cultural influences, jingoism beating the drums of war and the malevolent influence of Jews and Freemasons.
While the indiscriminate #American military violence threatens the European cultural landmarks, a gullible "all-ears" #European holds a text: "The USA will save Europe's culture from decline." To which the artist replies: "Med hvilken rett?" With what right?
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thinking out loud about #WWIll in the #nigerian #tech space.
It all started with the then big boys of #innovation
with #ridehailing services. #Uber came into Nigeria and we realized taxis were not enough. whether it was because it was a popular international service
or because it had a good PR for representing your class or status, truth is #uber really did solve a problem. instead of walking to parks or bus stops looking for a taxi, your ride comes to you.
You have the right to choose what ride comes to pick you up based on your pocket
let's not even talk about convenience, the good Air conditioning that these guys used to offer during rides (not certain anymore) or the fact that it gave people the ability to have multiple jobs/sources of income once you have a vehicle.
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There you stood, America.

Low on food.
Low on ammunition and medical supplies.

Outnumbered.
Five Nazis for each American.

In the dead of winter, they thought you'd surrender.
They thought they'd break through.

They thought wrong. 🇺🇸

#Bulge75 | #USA

How many soldiers did it take to stare down 500 Nazis?

How many soldiers did it take to delay for 20 hours an entire Division of Nazis?

18. It took 18 American soldiers.

We see you there at Lanzerath Ridge.

We see you, America. 🇺🇸

#BattleoftheBulge | #WWII
There you were, deep in the frigid Ardennes.

There, encircled and defiant at Bastogne.
There, holding firm at Elsenborn Ridge.
There, pouring it all out.

There you were, America.
Sons. Fathers. Brothers.

#BattleoftheBulge | #GreatestGeneration
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December 16, 1944. Heavy snowstorms engulf the Ardennes forest. It's cold. Hard to see. In the early morning, beleagured Allied troops hear what they think is thunder. It's not.
At 5:30am, Germany's military roars to life. Having moved 1,600 heavy weapons into a 80-mile front bordering the Allied army to the north and west, they open fire in a 90-minute artillery barrage, taking the Americans by surprise and launching Germany's last-ditch effort in #WWII
The objective is simple, march through the Allied line, splitting it in two and don't stop until you've recaptured the Port of Antwerp, which is the only port supplying the Allies on the western front. Hitler has planned this assault for months -- since September.
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1. The #Truth about World War II...

GEORGE ORWELL: "The ruling class in every age have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers."

#WWII was no different... and until now, the world's citizens have been duped into believing that Hitler was behind it all.
2. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Hidden for the past 85 years is the fact that the Nazi war-machine was an 'investment' by Oligarchs primarily in the United States, Great Britain, & The Netherlands.
3. "What people need to try and understand is that Nazism, in reality, was the first time in human history where rich businessmen had enough wealth to hire an entire country to do their dirty work."

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‘Mabel, een koninklijk Bal Masque’  van Peter Siebelt
Gangsta-lief en Mohammed-minnares #Mabel hielp vestiging Islamstaat 😨😮
Islamstaat, Oranje-Doofpot, #PvdA, #IKV, #Screbrenica, #WWII, #Bilderberg, #kozp

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Nazi Bernard zur Lippe Biesterfeld - op de boot Piet Hein 1937 met nazi vlag 😨

House of Windsor used to be Saxen Coburg and Gotha
The relationship between the royal family and their pro-Nazi German cousins is one of the most important untold stories in British history.

jonahintheheartofnineveh.blogspot.com/2019/05/secret…
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Young Oak Kim, the gentleman in the picture—ever heard of him?

He’s only one of the best Americans ever to live and a personal hero of mine.

If you don’t already know of him, get ready for a helluva story...1/
2/The son of Korean immigrants, Kim grew up in Los Angeles with less than modest means. He was a hard worker, and after high school, he attended LA City College until he made the tough choice to drop out to support his family financially.

Then the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor...
3/Kim tried to join the Army but was refused enlistment until Congress opened the door to conscripting Asian Americans.

Kim joined the service in 1941, and after spending just 6 months as an enlisted engineer, he was selected for Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning.
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It was a ploy to take over the oceans, in more ways than the criminal elite already have stolen

More on why, will be revealed in coming days #Disclosure
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1.A quick thread about General Patton’s death and the spread of Communism.
(If unfamiliar with General’s story, Ronald Regan narrates this 30 min official video about Patton’s life.)


But lets dig deeper…
2.As WWII was coming to a close General Patton wanted to continue the fight against Communism, believing he could crush the Soviets in 6 weeks. Patton believed we had not liberated Europe and had set the conditions for the Cold War.
3. General Patton was angry about the political failures of WWII. His intimate knowledge of WWII coupled with his fearlessness & popularity made him a threat to many powerful people who wanted him dead.
ac2news.com/2017/12/genera…
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1/6 This scene from #LadyandtheTramp inspired 2 stanzas from my #poem "#Sightseeing" (excerpted here), which I discussed w @SsesangaDennis during the lastest #PoetsandMuses episode (soundcloud.com/poetsandmuses/…).
While researching 4 the @Disney image, I learned abt #WillieIto,
2/6 a survivor of the #internmentofJapaneseAmericans during #WWII, who drew this #iconicspaghettikissingscene (abc7.com/entertainment/…).
While the film contains its own issues in its #negativeportrayalsofimmigrants "Willie said he always felt safe here with his fellow artists -
3/6 never hiding who he was or where he came from." & that he felt free & comforted 2 talk abt his #internmentcampexperience w his @Disney colleagues.
While both #LadyandtheTramp & my #poem "#Sightseeing" draw attention 2 #economicandsocialinequities (film.avclub.com/lady-and-the-t…) in
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The Road to Martial Law (A Blog Series/THREAD)

A series about the yrs & months leading to the declaration of Martial Law on 23 September 1972—a blow-by-blow account of what happened based on primary sources laid out in an easily readable singular narrative. #NeverAgain
Part 1: It Takes a Village to Raise a Dictator: The Philippines before Martial Law

#Rizal said, "He who submits to tyranny, loves it."

indiohistorian.tumblr.com/post/149538411…
Part 2: Marcos Beginnings

On the night of 20 Sept. 1935, after his victory party, Julio Nalundasan was mysteriously shot dead in the head at his home by an unknown sharpshooter. The immediate suspect were Ferdinand Marcos. indiohistorian.tumblr.com/post/149778153…
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THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#WWII #WomensArmyCorps #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Working on a dive bomber, 1943. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Army #nurses, Greenock, Scotland

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
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