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Via dit draadje zullen wij live verslag doen van het #HogerBeroep van #DavidIcke. Image
De zitting is begonnen.
De advocaat van de tegenpartij geeft aan de stukken van 12 juni niet ontvangen te hebben. De Rechter laat de stukken kopiëren.
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This #MemorialDay Wkend we remember the #WWII casualties with ties to Nova Scotia interred at #ArlingtonNationalCemetery - Sergeant Lawrence Holmes Flynn, #USMC, 2nd Lt. Harold Elton Hoskin, #USAAF, Lucius Gould McLauchlin, US Army, and PFC Charles Wilfred Penney, US Army ... Image
Seaman 1st Class Philip Douglas Quinlan (US Navy), son of Martha Quinlan, born in Whycocomagh, NS, & Fireman 1st Class James WW Kaler, son of Margaret Kaler born in NS, are interred elsewhere but memorialized at Arlington ...
WWII Veteran Gen. George C. Kenney (US Army), born in Yarmouth Co., NS, was commander of the Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area was also interred elsewhere but is memorialized at Arlington ...
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As GEN Douglas MacArthur’s forces advanced towards the Philippines, they required airstrips which could accommodate heavy bombers. The airfields on Biak Island, at the western end of New Guinea, made the island a prime target. Image
On 27 MAY the 41st ID began its attack when the first wave landed as planned, but strong currents pushed follow-on units west of their designated beaches. The Japanese garrison was surprised and offered little early resistance.
#USArmy #TRADOC #WW2 #WW2History #Armyhistory Image
The heat, thick vegetation, rugged terrain, and Japanese entrenched in caves in a 200-foot-high cliff slowed the U.S. advance, but 162d Infantry Regiment patrols had reached within 200yards of the airfields by the following morning.
#ShermanTank #MilitaryHistory Image
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“Low-background metals are valuable because they carry particularly low levels of radiation. Used as shielding in advanced particle physics projects and medical science devices like X-ray chambers, these metals won’t interfere with specialized, highly radiation-sensitive tools.”
2/“Most steel is made by blowing air or pure O2 into molten pig iron to remove impurities & make it stronger. Since start of atmospheric nuclear tests, all air-even purified O2, contains elevated levels of isotopes like cobalt-60,most new steel is infused w/radioactive particles.
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No American story is more pitch-perfect for the combination of #MemorialDay & #AAPIHeritageMonth than that of the 442nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team, the all-Japanese American #WWII regiment that would by war's end become the most decorated unit in US military history.
The 442nd's more than 14,000 awards & honors include a posthumous Medal of Honor, awarded in March 1946 to Private Sadao Munemori for his heroic actions to save the lives of two fellow soldiers during heavy fighting along Italy's Gothic Line.
& as I write in my new @SatEvePost Considering History column, Munemori is just one of many Asian Americans who've received a posthumous Medal of Honor for their service & sacrifice. #twitterstorians…
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THREAD Re. today's expected flood of "Dear #Tito" tweets:
#OTD 25 May, is birth anniversary of former #Yugoslavia leader Josip Broz Tito. Many call it his #birthday although he has been dead for 43 yrs. I do not wish to rain on their parade, merely offer my own and my family's /2 ImageImage
THREAD to clarify, question in a PM: we were a normal & pretty ordinary non-Communist family. Not (openly) anti-Communist but not collaborating with the regime in any political capacitiy. Both my grandfathers were opposed to the idea of #Yugoslavia - they realized it may have /2 ImageImageImageImage
2/ been as a noble idea but was compromised by Greater #Serbian intentions to rule without allowing for any self-expression or federalism. My paternal grandfather (pic 4), whom I barely remember, he died when I was 6, used to say “both Yugoslavias [Kingdom proclaimed in 1918 & /3
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Do you agree or disagree with Ambassador Chip Bohlen’s statement that #Russia was unwilling to be a good neighbor in the global community after #WWII?

Did the Soviets start the #ColdWar, as Bohlen claimed?

Or was the West the aggressor?

Please comment below 👇🏼 Image
Declassified documents I’ve seen from both British and American intelligence indicate that WE were the aggressors.

OPERATION UNTHINKABLE shows us that even before the war was over, in April 1945, the Cold War had already begun — and Winston Churchill started it. Not Stalin!
Link to the declassified documents from the UK National Archives:
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As some of us celebrate the #Soviet victory over Nazism, let us remember the filthy role of the Canadian state, before, during and after #WWII. Prime Minister King, a vicious anti-Semite, was the most pro-appeasement leader in the British Empire, and was fond of Hitler Image
The Canadian state's interest in WWII was to use the war to whip up #nationalism and stamp out #socialist organizing at home, and to defend British #imperialism abroad. The Canadian state was happy to take on a founder of the Nazi Party, Otto #Strasser, as a political advisor. Image
Strasser's plan was to stage a #coup, so that the #Allies could cut a deal with the 'good Nazis.' But Strasser was a fraud, and only reluctantly, when no 'good Nazis' could be found to cut a deal with, did the Allies invade. The cream of the Nazi army was defeated by the #Soviets Image
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Αν έχετε ψάξει στο κτηματολόγιο για το χωράφι στο Ζούμπερι… και βρείτε να υπάρχουν αεροφωτογραφίες της περιόδου 1945-1960, πιθανότατα να έχουν ληφθεί με φωτογραφική μηχανή όπως αυτή που κρατούσε ο αεροπόρος της φωτογραφίας.

Το μοντέλο της φωτογραφικής μηχανής ονομαζόταν Image
Fairchild K-17 και είχε σχεδιαστεί από την εταιρεία Fairchild Camera and Instrument και κατασκευάστηκε από την εταιρεία Folmer Graflex (θυγατρική εταιρεία της Kodak) στο Rotchester της Νέας Υόρκης στις αρχές της δεκαετίας του 1940. Για την κατασκευή της είχε δοθεί
σχετική άδεια από την Πολεμική Αεροπορία των Η.Π.Α. Χρησιμοποιήθηκε στον Β’ Παγκόσμιο πόλεμο. Την εγκαθιστούσαν στα αεροσκάφη της εποχής. Η Fairchild K-17 ήταν μια κάμερα αναγνώρισης και χαρτογράφησης, η οποία μπορούσε να «βγάλει» κάθετες και πλάγιες εναέριες
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On April 25, we remember the historic meeting of Soviet & American troops on the Elbe River. This day symbolizes the brotherhood-in-arms between the USSR & the U.S. that fought shoulder to shoulder against Nazi Germany during the Second World War. 78 years have passed since then. ImageImageImage
2. Soviet & American troops were moving towards each other, smashing the remains of the Third Reich from opposite directions. A meeting between the Allies was inevitable, and it finally happened on April 25 on the Elbe River. This remarkable event became known as #ElbeDay.
3. Every year people lay flowers to #WWII memorials in states–to the monuments to Soviet warriors in Los Angeles, to the sailors of the U.S. Merchant Marine in New York, to the heroes of the Alaska-Siberia air bridge in Fairbanks, to the tomb of the Red Army soldier in Seattle.
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In many old #Shanghai photos, you can see this statue standing in the bund. It is not there anymore. Who is she, and what happened to her? A 🧵 👇 (1) Image
Long story short, it's a #WWI memorial erected in 1924. The puppet government took it down during the Japanese occupation in #WWII . Rumor says it was melted for Japanese war purposes. It was not. (2) Image
Prof. Robert Bickers wrote a great article on it if you want to know more in detail.… I want to add a little backstory, not in that article - about how the Angel was found. (3)
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On 5 April 1945, Allied forces pushed across the Po River Valley, and, as German resistance crumbled, made rapid advances which ended with the surrender of the German forces in Italy on 2 May 1945.
#armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC
After another slow, arduous advance over rugged terrain, in poor weather, against a determined, well-entrenched, and skillful enemy, by April 1945 the superbly led and combat-hardened Allied 15th Army Group enjoyed overwhelming numerical superiority on the ground and in the air.
On the evening of 2 May, the 15th Army Group headquarters, commanded by General Mark Clark, transmitted the cease-fire orders throughout northern Italy, and the remaining Axis forces laid down their arms within the next forty-eight hours.
#POValley #MilitaryHistory @USArmy
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The long, arduous, and often frustrating campaign in Italy's northern Apennines Mountains that began on 10 Sep 1944 came to a successful conclusion on 4 Apr 1945.

#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC #MilitaryHistory
Although derisively considered a "sideshow" by many historians, operations in Italy kept the enemy from sending reinforcements to oppose the main Allied effort in the drive across western Europe.

In Sep 1943, the 15th Army Group began the slow advance up the Italian peninsula. Resources originally intended for the Italian theater had steadily diminished in favor of supporting Operations OVERLORD and DRAGOON/ANVIL and the main effort of the direct advance toward Germany.
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MUSEUM MONDAY - The US Army BG Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum, Ft. Campbell, KY- a
Artifact Spotlight.

The Pratt exhibits and collection recall the battles and exploits of these historic units from WWII to the present. Our spotlight artifact is the CG-4 Waco glider of WWII fame.
The CG-4 Waco was the 3rd most produced aircraft of WWII. Though 13,500 were produced, only a handful remain. It was towed behind a C-47 into a Landing Zone secured behind enemy lines the night before by lightly armed and supplied parachutist.
#USArmy #TRADOC #ArmyMuseums
It could carry a 13-man glider infantry squad, or because its nose which could be opened, it could carry either a jeep, an anti-tank gun, a small howitzer, mortars, heavy machine guns, or 2,200 lbs. of supplies or ammunition. #WWII #WWIIGliders #FortCampbell #AirAssault
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The U.S. Tenth Army invaded Okinawa in the Ryukyus Islands, which the Japanese considered home territory. The U.S. Tenth Army, commanded by LT Gen Simon B. Buckner Jr., included the Army XXIV Corps and Marine III Amphibious Corps.
The campaign began on 26 Mar 1945 when the 77th Inf Division landed on the small Kerama Islands near Okinawa, after which the U.S. established forward bases to support the next phase of the campaign.

#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC #MilitaryHistory #WWIIPacific #Okinawa #77thID
Operation ICEBERG, the amphibious assault on Okinawa itself, took place on 1 April when with the Army's 7th and 96th Inf DVNs, and the 1st and 6th Marine DVNs landed on Okinawa. The 27th ID followed ashore on 9 April.
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Gen Joseph Stillwell's Burma campaign to reach Jambu Bum got underway on 8 March 1944. Chinese divisions were making progress in Burma, but the British faced a Japanese offensive that also threatened Stillwell's supply line.
Stillwell sent GALAHAD Force, Merrill's Marauders, in two sub-units to envelop the Japanese right flank and cut enemy communications in two places. The 1st Battalion moved through twenty miles of bamboo forests and took position on 27 March. #Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC
The battalion surprised an enemy camp at Shaduzup and established a roadblock. To their south Colonel Charles N. Hunter ordered a counter a Japanese attack on the Chinese left flank. The 3d Battalion occupied Janpan and the 2d Battalion took up positions at Nhpum Ga.
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Here is one of many historic objects held in the collections of the Harbor Defense Museum, Fort Hamilton, NY and highlights women in the Army.

#Armyhistory @USArmy #MilitaryHistory #WomensHistoryMonth Image
This is a necklace of twenty-eight (28) foreign coins joined together with wire through holes drilled in the coins. The donor, Technician Fourth Grade (T/4) Ruth Tenzer (bassoonist) was a member of the 401st Women’s Army Corp (WAC) Band stationed at USAG Fort Hamilton. @TRADOC Image
During WWII each branch of the military had all-female bands, performing with morale boosting music. The U.S. Army fielded five such bands: the 400th, 401st, 402nd, 403rd, and the 404th WAC Bands. The 404th being the only all-female, African American band in military history. Image
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When the U.S. garrison in the Philippines fell during #WWII, dozens of U.S. Army nurses were taken prisoner alongside their soldier comrades and administered to their countrymen’s medical needs during their long captivity. Image
There were approximately 100 U.S. military nurses in the Philippines when the Japanese invaded on 8 DEC 1941. When the enemy captured Camp John Hay and took two nurses prisoner, GEN Douglas MacArthur ordered all nurses to the island of Corregidor in Manila Bay. @USArmy @TRADOC
As Filipino-American forces prepared their desperate last stand on the Bataan Peninsula, two hospitals were established with medical staffs that included 45 nurses. They treated soldiers who suffered combat wounds as well as tropical diseases. #WomensHistoryMonth #MilitaryHistory Image
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Army Nurse Corps 2LT Elsie Ott became the first woman to receive the U.S. Air Medal. Stationed in India with the U.S. Army Air Forces, she was assigned to an air evacuation unit.

On 17 Jan 1943,Lieutenant Ott was aboard an aircraft in route from Karachi, India, to Washington, D.C., with five patients bound for Walter Reed Army Hospital. She was a member of the flight crew that made the first ever intercontinental evacuation of patient by aircraft.
Counting intermediate stops, the flight took one week, evacuation by hospital ship would have taken about three months. During the flight, LT Ott kept detailed notes that improved patient care as the Army continued to develop its innovative aeromedical evacuation procedures.
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I don't think we talk enough about how Italy ran at least 16 concentration camps during #WWII where Mussolini ethnically cleansed Croatians, Slavs, and Jews. Italy really just tried to memory-holed their atrocities.
When the camps were shut down in 1943, the Jewish survivors who couldn't flee were shipped to Auschwitz 🙃
Like, how the fuck is Mussolini's party literally back in power in Italy and we're all acting like that's normal and okay? Image
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On the night of 22 March 1945, elements of the XII Corps' 5th Infantry Division began the Third Army's assault crossing of the Rhine River.

#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC #MilitaryHistory #WWIIEurope Image
The assault troops met no resistance when they reached the east bank at Nierstein. Farther upstream at Oppenheim, however, the first wave of boats came under heavy German automatic weapons fire before they were halfway across.
Despite the heavy opposition for about thirty minutes, the assault boats continued over. Once across, the infantrymen attacked and forced the surrender of scattered enemy strongpoints. By midnight assault units had expanded the bridgehead and attacked villages beyond the river. Image
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After attacking Palawan and Mindanao, General MacArthur directed the capture of the now-isolated Central Visayas, or Visayan islands, of Panay, Negros, Cebu, and Bohol.

#Armyhistory #USArmy #TRADOC
While Filipino guerrillas controlled much of the countryside, 30,000 Japanese troops held the vital coastal town. Beyond his immediate objective to liberate the Philippines, the two ports were to be important staging areas for the expected invasion of Japan.

The four islands were in close geographical proximity, but the high mountain range that ran north-south down Negros divided the region into two areas of operations, code named VICTOR I and VICTOR II.

#MilitaryHistory #WWIIPAcific #Philippines #Visayas @USArmy @TRADOC @FORSCOM
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- The Man Who Fought in WWII with a Sword and a Bow 🧵 -

Born into an old Oxfordshire family, Jack Churchill graduated from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in 1926 #Svagaiature #WWII #History #Scotland #Trivia (1/16) Image
In 1930 he left the Army and worked as an editor of a Nairobi newspaper, a model, and a movie extra, he even participated to the 1939 bow World Championship representing Britain (2/16) Image
In 1940 Jack felt the call of duty and re-joined the Army becoming the second in command of an infantry platoon. Everything fine, if it wasn’t for the fact that Mad Jack always marched into battle with bow, arrows and his trusty basket-hilted claymore by his side (3/16)
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1) Het #COC is ontstaan door een hitstige verzetsheld uit de #WWII. Hij ging de homo-acceptatie in #NL bevorderen, met behulp van andere hitstige helden. En daar zitten we nu, verplicht opgescheept met #ltbtqiaap #ltbtqia+ #ltbttq #transitie #queer enz.
Eerst ff dit vooraf:
2) In 2012 heeft #CDA-minister #Bijsterveldt voorlichting over homo en transseksualiteit VERPLICHT gesteld op ALLE scholen in Nederland. (Nog bedankt bitch).
Veel leden uit het kabinet zijn verbonden aan het #COC. En er worden prijzen uitgedeeld (t is niet waar..) 🎖🏆#Bergkamp
3) Eén van die #COC-prijzen viel mij op: 🎖De Bob Angelo Penning🎖
De #ltbtq-priester Wielie Elhorst ontving deze ook. En #Halsema gaf hem de titel 'Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau'.
Wie is die Bob Angelo, en wat maakt die prijs zo belangrijk? Wie winnen die dan? Dacht ik.
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