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So what were conditions like in Hamburg in 1945?

A thread for #HolocaustMemorialDay

53rd Welsh Division arrived in the city to find it in complete ashen ruins from the firebombing, only one building - the Atlantic Hotel - still stood. /1

There were over 400 camps around the city, containing around 100,000 malnourished, half-starved and desperately ill slave workers drawn from across Europe.

With obliterated infrastructure & filthy conditions, the scale of humanitarian crisis was overwhelming. /2
Maj-Gen Robert 'Bobby' Ross and his divisional staff were dedicated to improving the fetid situation.

However initial attempts to feed inmates with British rations proved deeply distressing as a number died.

With debate & struggle to care for inmates continued... /3
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Few campaigns have exemplified the versatility, courage, & aggressiveness of the American artillery as well as the Battle of Bastogne. The battle illustrates what well-managed artillery can do in support of light infantry.
2 of 11: January 1st-8th, 1945, saw the greatest artillery battle of #WW2. Moving to positions on the outer fringe of the bulge, our artillery fought day and night ceaselessly, without rest or respite, in bitterly cold weather.
3 of 11: Observation was difficult; liaison air activity was restricted to a minimum. Despite this, arty inflicted massive casualties on Panzer troops & equipment. Artillery fire repeatedly broke up counterattacks as they were being formed.
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Retweet video of United Kingdom state visit June 2019. Why?🤔💭 #redpoppies in England mean Remembrance Day, the death of Armed Forces personnel. Falls on Sunday nearest to Armistice Day on Nov 11th
Late 1914 blood red poppies were 1 of only plants to grow on barren battlefields
2. I literally just jumped out of my chair😮
Follow Remembrance Poppy to “At the 11th Hour”💥
1st World War officially ended w/ signing a Treaty of Versailles on June 28th, 1919.💥More 👉🏻1919👈🏻 @JackalsLast @paulacblades001 1919=1010=101
👉🏻1919 = my #Thule #Greenland...
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@Crepe_Chaser ❶ It's difficult to talk about #yakuza easily. However, what you need to know at a minimum ... In the occupied Japan right after the defeat #WW2, the police did not function at all. The legal means of protecting the Japanese by the Japanese had been stripped.
@Crepe_Chaser ❷ As a result, sports-hunting, rapes, looting, murder, and illegal occupation by Koreans and Taiwanese etc were rampant. It was the yakuza who created the vigilantes and protected the Japanese people.
@Crepe_Chaser ❸ Unfortunately, after that gradually the yakuza were hijacked by Koreans (that is, ZAINICHI) and became the yakuza you know.
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@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour I don't believe you've read much history of WW2... if you had you wouldn't have come out with such an uninformed statement!
1st & foremost, George is correct - Britain fought for 2 years on our own & that is what saved the world... & what America conveniently forgets! ...cont
@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour 2. There were more '#British' troops landed on D-Day than #American troops.
The #OmahaBeach disaster was the #Americans fault - They screwed up there as they did in #NorthAfrica, #Sicily & #Italy & in the #Pacific at #PearlHarbour on #Tarawa & #Pelelieu & elsewhere. ...cont
@ChinneryRoy @RT_sputnik @georgegalloway @francisbeckett @GayatriGalloway @RT_com @UKLabour 3. #USNavy CnC Earnest King caused a disaster in the #Atlantic in late 12.'41-05'42 when over 600 merchant ships were sunk in sight of US coast, because he didn't want to take #British Advice.
Of all the #American commanders only #Eisenhower & Marshall were Not Anglophobes! ..ct
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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.…
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My husband has been reading the war diaries of his great-uncle’s regiment and has finally found out the details of how the man our eldest is named after died, aged just 28. #thread #ww2 #familyhistory #militaryhistory 1/11
He was a pilot in the Air Observation Post, based on Italy during 1944 and flying a tiny Auster aircraft - lightweight and highly manoeuvrable but with little to no protection. 2/11
On 10th June 1944 he was flying ahead of the lines prior to the allied advance on Chieti, spotting enemy tanks/troops. Whether he was shot or something failed in his aircraft is unknown but he hit the side of the main cathedral tower. 3/11
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'For America, the war was a crusade against something, not for something. The typical American reaction to the war was to eradicate the threat which originally produced the war, to annihilate the enemy. 1/
Once war began, America tended to justify its actions in universal terms and pursue its goals with idealistic zeal. There was no limitation in the American way of fighting World War II. If America were to fight at all, it must fight all out. 2/
American ideas on bombing were consistent with American ideas on war. In the final analysis, rational justifications for bombing were unnecessary, because once war began, Americans ignored ethical distinctions between weapons. 3/
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#Généalogie | #WW2 #2GM

1er Régiment Franc de Paris (Groupe Armand Spiritualist - réseau Buckmaster - 1942-45)

Photos de trois cartons de fiches individuelles issues du fond GR 1 K 861 sur les 12 cartons du fond avant publication sur @geneanet…

Plages de noms suivant les cotes:

- 10 : Harel..Marechal
- 11 : Machelart..Ryckbosh
- 12 : Sallet..Zitter

Le 12 contient aussi quelques cartes de membres de la Confédération Nationale France Combattante, quelques cartes de résistants ainsi que les cartes du fichier des membres abonnés (Bourel..Widerkehr) à des publications (ces dernières sont recto-verso)

◊ Fin ◊
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@dancohen3000 @For2000years The Soviet Union's armed forces were responsible for 88% of Nazi Wehrmacht's military deaths - That's nearly 9:10... & gives more reality to weight of combat in the East
We are awash in #USMilitary propaganda about #OmahaBeach & #BattleoftheBulge but the Soviets are forgotten!
@dancohen3000 @For2000years 2. The same applies to fighting #Japan - The Final Battlefield was #Manchuria where the Soviets destroyed a Japanese army of 1M in a matter of days & were threatening to invade Hokkaido when Japan surrendered - This is also forgotten!
#America achieved far less than they claim!
@dancohen3000 @For2000years 3. Russia did more to win #WW2 than has been told by the west & even the #Japanese are now asking questions.
In reality the Japanese Emperor & Military were more afraid of the Soviets invading than they were of #Nuks.…
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1. This will be my Thread on #LucisTrust. You’ll find that this connects multiple sources & digs already done, as well as major use of #symbolism Luciferianism, #Freemasonry, old & new age #occultism, & prominent world leaders & it‘ll go on! Will take time to drop it all. #QAnon
2. #LucisTrust - Alice Bailey, the face of LT Or is she? Alice born 6/16/1880. Alice & her husband Foster Bailey (among many others! For Later😉) Founded Lucis Trust in 1922 & “Lucifer Publishing Co”. She wrote over 24 books on theosophical subjects...
#sevenrays #UnitedNations
3. #LucisTrust - Bailey was a theosophical society member about 1917 & b/c very influential in Adyar Society founded by Helena Blavatsky (Russian Occultist) w/ HQ in Krotona Hollywood #Pedowood. Note #symbolism
@JackalsLast @paulacblades001 👉🏻1919 & #TripleEights
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Hedgerow thread… #Normandy44 #WW2
1/Following a recent chat with @WW2TV and others, here are some random thoughts on hedgerows.
Over the years I've heard a lot spoken of them, some interesting stuff, some bollocks.
2/"The bocage was a surprise". No, it wasn't. Various Ailled studies not surprisingly mention the bocage in some detail. ISIS Report on France, Vol 2 is a good eg. NA ref WO252/583 if anyone's interested. Date on cover is Jan '43
3/WO252/163 is a May '43 study on Pointe du Hoc, which includes a nice description of the terrain inland, the hedges and their "inhabitants" (birds), the behaviour of which might give concern to a "country-bred" German...
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#OTD 20th August 1944

Day 2 of the battle for Hill 262, #Maczuga

"All is lost. The Canadians cannot relieve us. We have no more than 110 fit men, no food, five shells per gun and fifty rounds per man.

This night we die for Poland and civilisation!"



Jarzembowski sets out the Polish position as dawn broke on 20th August.

The Eastern sector, under squadrons of the 2nd Armoured Regt and infantry from the 8th Battalion, looked down over gentle open slopes. It would face relentless attacks from Bittrich's II SS-Panzerkorps.

From the west, dozens of retreating German columns "flowed like a river" along the Dives valley - joined in greater numbers as the day progressed by those escaping from St Lambert and the fighting around Hill 113, where General von Elfeld had surrendered to the Poles.

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#OTD 19th Aug '44

Day 1 of the Battle for Hill 262: #Maczuga

"There was confusion among the German columns; huge trucks filled with troops, guns drawn by six-horse teams, staff cars, recon half-tracks and two enormous assault guns.

I gave the order: "Fire!"


Following Von Kluge's order of 16th August for a German retreat from the West, the Allied troops focused on trapping the retreating units within the 'Falaise Pocket'.

The Polish 1st Armoured Division under Maczek was crucial - "the cork in the bottle", in Monty's words.

Maczek reorganised his Division into two all-arms battlegroups: the first tasked with capturing and holding Chambois and the other to seize Hill 262: two peaks astride the only escape route the Germans could exploit - beyond the strength of the Allies, Model assumed.
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Here's a little thread about a fairly obscure #WW2 location, but a chilling one nonetheless. It's a small place the Germans called Solahütte. It was a resort for SS personnel from Auschwitz, who presumably needed a break from the arduous task of murdering innocent people.
It's located about 30 km south of the camp and came to public prominence in 2007, when a photograph album that had belonged to Karl-Friedrich Höcker, the commandant's adjutant, came to light.
The album shows him and his colleagues, including some of the most notorious war criminals in history, relaxing and laughing. These images were taken when Auschwitz, where they all worked, was murdering hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children.
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Less than a month is left to the commemoration of the #HitlerStalinPact, that opened gates to the Second World War in #Europe! Those two bastards created hell on Earth or #Bloodlands to use @TimothyDSnyder term. #NeverForget… via @guardian
@TimothyDSnyder @guardian The neglected history of the #WarsawUprising. "Churchill & Roosevelt wanted to keep Stalin happy, thus they endorsed his lies about @katyn1940. Roosevelt apologized to Stalin when the exiled 🇵🇱 govmt. demanded @ifrc investigation of the crime!"… via @WSJ
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#DDay75: the role of the Royal Engineers (RE) on D-Day & in the #Normandy campaign is another aspect of the #WW2 British & Commonwealth story that deserves more focus. On most beaches the RE were among the first to land, clearing the beaches making the assault possible. 1/14
#DDay75: Assault Engineers hit the beaches in LCAs & cleared smaller obstacles, also supported by Assault Squadrons RE equipped with Churchill Tank Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (AVRE) designed to destroy obstacles & bunkers with their Petard Mortar. 2/14
#DDay75: the Churchill AVRE were equipped with fascines to fill in bomb craters or anti-tank ditches. Others had drop-bridges which could then be used to get over the sea wall. This initial aspect of bridging on D-Day would become of the key roles of RE in 1944-45. 3/14
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#OTD #OnThisDay from Himmler's Appt Book, June 8, 1941: Himmler arrived at the office this Sunday morning and had an intriguing meeting with SS-Obersturmbannführer Bender at 1145.
Bender was the Superior SS- and Police Judge on Himmler's staff. Himmler in particular was interested in a penal unit of the SS-Totenkopf Division.
This had been established as a punishment unit by Theodor Eicke the first Commander of the concentration camps to avoid incarcerating them in the camps themselves.
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#NikoliTesla is an extraordinary story. 1 story is quite unusaul in regards 2 his illegal immigrant {German} born accountant George H. Scherff, Sr or [Prescott S. Bush]😳.
Scherff's son George Jr according to friends of #NikoliTesla said he always complained because he always curiously went through his lab & his notes. He caught him stealing from the lab as well. He actually gave him the name #CuriousGeorge which was inspired by Nikoli.
Above was an account given by #OttoSkorzeny a former SS bodyguard of #AdolphHitler 2 #EricBerman while on his deathbed. He told Eric a lot & it only gets stranger.
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Travelling to France for #DDay75? Fancy seeing some lesser-known locations connected to #DDay & the Battle of #Normandy? Then I hope this is of interest!
No 1: 50th (Nortnumbrian) Division Memorial, Bayeux. This division landed on Gold Beach on D-Day & pushed inland, fighting at Tilly and Hottot. The memorial is on an old convent wall, opposite the cathedral & easily missed. #DDay75
No 2: The church at Saint Côme du Mont. Inland from Utah Beach, Fallschirmjager Major von Der Heydte famously watched the Allied landings from the spire. US Para Joe Beyrle was taken POW here after landing on the roof, sent to Poland, escaped & fought alongside the Russians!
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was burnt (allegedly because the author(s) "#VertigoPolitix" closed down the account themselves). It was entitled "The #emasculation of White Male #Identity". It argued that ALL major movements and decisions in the past 100 years ..
.. had one ultimate goal: to make European White males become powerless and, eventually, extinct. As the interesting narration appears to be available in text-form on the web, I will transcribe the entire narration here. I repeat that the author is "VertigoPolitix", not I.
.. Beginning of my transcription.
»[Voice of Noel #Ignatiev (no picture of his shown):] "The task is to bring this minority together in such a way that it makes it impossible for the legacy of #Whiteness to continue to reproduce itself." [Voice of narrator:] With only
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Erebus class monitor HMS Terror (I03), seen here in 1933.
Launched May 1916, commissioned August 1916, sunk February 1941.
(Long-ish thread - sorry!) #royalnavy #warship #history #navalhistory #WW1 #WW2 #worldofwarships #bigguns #navalwarfare #waratsea
Armed with 2 x 15" BL Mk1 guns in a single twin turret mounted on a high barbette to increase range, the monitor's primary role was gunfire support; a shallow draft permitted her to get in close to shore, providing heavy fire up to a theoretical distance of 40,000 yards.
Terror was fitted with anti-torpedo bulges, which proved quite effective when she was hit by three 17.7" tin fish in an encounter with German torpedo boats near Dunkirk in October 1917. She was initially beached, before being towed back to Blighty for repairs.
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There are so many misunderstandings about the issue of restitution in Poland that arise either from ignorance or ill will. I will try to shed some light on it [THREAD]…
1) #TerezinDeclaration is a non-binding political document and it cannot be perceived as creating rights and obligations under international law; it's a set of good practices regarding "Holocaust Era Assets and Related Issues";
2) After #WW2 Poland did not close the legal path to compensation for eligible persons, anyone who has lost his property had and has the opportunity to assert his property rights by way of civil claims;
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