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Firing range in Brunswick, circa 1940

German soldiers testing a Rheinmetall anti-aircraft cannon, 1940

"Operation Overlord" - Code name given to the Allied invasion of Northwest…

The Battle of Normandy Map ~ Normandy ~ France ~ "Operation Overlord" began on June It involved 160 000 Allied troops at the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings. By August there were over 000 Allied troops in France. ~ World War II

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Don't mention the war, girls: For sale, a treasure trove of very un-PC WWII propaganda posters

Archive:Don't mention the war, girls: a treasure trove of very un-PC WWII propaganda posters

CARIBBEAN WOMEN VOLUNTEERS in WWII BRITAIN - A few of the 600 West Indian women who were recruited for the Auxiliary Territorial Service, arriving in Britain in 1943. The enlistment of these volunteers went forward despite official misgivings and outright obstruction. . Another 80 Caribbean women joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force. Link goes to article with more photos!

World War Two caribbean Black British black soldiers West Indians in Britain

Many kinds of German helmets at the World War II. The picture includes many details.

Many kinds of German helmets at the World War II. The picture includes many details.

Flight Officer Johnny Smythe, from Sierra Leone, enlisted in the RAF in 1939.  He was one of four out of a class of 90, to complete the tough training to be a Navigator. On his 28th bomber mission, in November 1943, he was wounded, shot down, and captured by Germans who could not believe they were looking at a Black officer. In Stalag Luft One, Smythe worked on the escape committee, but couldn’t break out himself: "I don’t think a six-foot-five black man would’ve got very far in Pomerania."

Flight Officer Johnny Smythe, from Sierra Leone, enlisted in the RAF in

The Working Lads Institute (now the Whitechapel Mission) founded by Rev Thomas Jackson, was the first shelter in London to offer refuge to black soldiers during World War One.

"Brave men all, working outside of the expected." KB The Working Lads Institute (now the Whitechapel Mission) founded by Rev Thomas Jackson, was the first shelter in London to offer refuge to black soldiers during World War One.

As tensions between Japan and the United States grew, a significant military presence started building in Alaska. The U.S. Navy chose Kodiak for its principal base, Fort Greely, seen here, at the beginning of World War II because of the ice-free waters. Source: Aunt Phil's Trunk #Alaska #history series Volume 4, www.AuntPhilsTrunk.com

As tensions between Japan and the United States grew, a significant military presence started building in Alaska. The U.S. Navy chose Kodiak for its principal base, Fort Greely, seen here, at the beginning of World War II because of the ice-free waters. Source: Aunt Phil's Trunk #Alaska #history series Volume 4, www.AuntPhilsTrunk.com

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