Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2015 08:42 pm
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11535874_10206792857121680_6465429183359901246_n.jpg?oh=24efb822bbfd671691e41a83d2906130&oe=55F157C1&__gda__=1441591852_a50a1bf301700fe1718a0c90101dac86
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jun, 2015 02:41 pm
@Ionus,
It was the largest loss of life in British maritime history, with more lives lost than in the Titanic and Lusitania disasters combined. It was also the largest loss of life from a single engagement for British forces in the Second World War.
http://i59.tinypic.com/2na0g3o.jpg
It was thought to be carrying more than 6,000 people, including women and children – though some estimates are as high as 9,000. Just before 4pm, the Lancastria was hit by bombs from German aircraft. The ship sank rapidly, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 4,000 and more people.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 19 Jun, 2015 12:33 am
Quote:
A Swedish veteran was about to loose his home, when other veterans mustered up to help him out. They managed to put together 85 000 SEK in no more than four hours and save the mans home.


http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article20984157.ab?fb_action_ids=10206985412183863&fb_action_types=og.shares
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Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 04:52 am
https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11221783_840701766000746_8134001313536273048_n.jpg?oh=7dac68350d0b1df4bdfb6a6e1f9bec00&oe=56245B1A

Father's Day, 1942
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 05:19 am
@Ionus,
There's an interested story behind that photo called Wait for Me Daddy : Famous war photo taken in B.C. turned into monument

http://i58.tinypic.com/2rm7g9g.jpg
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 08:44 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
The Germans have been staunch allies for 70 yrs...do you have anything as a memorial of WW2 or from the War on Terror ? I know Germans served bravely in Afghanistan .
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 10:47 pm
@Ionus,
There had been a period, when thousands of war memorials were erected after the 1854, 1866, 1870/71 wars. Mostly, they became memorials for 1914/18 and 1939/45 as well.

There are ongoing discussions how to memorize those soldiers, who died in modern times. (Not only in Afghanistan)
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2015 11:13 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Of course, we do have numerous memorial sides (beside the central memorial in Berlin) reminding the Nazi terror.
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Ionus
 
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Reply Thu 25 Jun, 2015 09:14 am
http://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11241026_959633944088242_6023819925816911547_n.jpg?oh=41137e748baf1b07134b9175195f4119&oe=55EECFC7&__gda__=1441269016_bb603929a004b3bef898c523629c09da
Some people appreciate the military
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 26 Jun, 2015 08:33 am
https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11012609_809349522518557_7587516727503548414_n.jpg?oh=f638d5352fcdd83f69a779d4b26ccb4a&oe=56226E75
Aim for the cat...
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Ionus
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jun, 2015 06:48 am
http://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11138612_810425765744266_2711380681533716438_n.jpg?oh=043438d537b7b9fe2a2a7ad81a125510&oe=562191F8&__gda__=1441273550_5d0a5abce92aa32f0ee69239402fe7b9

This is the only known photograph of an African-American Union soldier and his family. Sgt. Samuel Smith of the 119th US Colored Infantry, his wife Molle and their daughters Mary and Maggie, c 1865. via Saving Lincoln
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Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jun, 2015 12:37 am
http://www.history.com/news/hungry-history/files/2014/06/mm.jpg

http://www.history.com/news/hungry-history/the-wartime-origins-of-the-mm?cmpid=Social_FBPAGE_HISTORY_20150628_200896969&linkId=15139636

Quote:
After clashing with his father—the creator of the Milky Way bar—for a few years at Mars Inc., Forrest Mars Sr. moved to England, where in 1932 he began manufacturing the Mars bar for troops in the United Kingdom. It was during the Spanish Civil War that Mars purportedly encountered soldiers eating small chocolate beads encased in a hard sugar shell as part of their rations. In an age when sales of chocolate typically dropped off during summer months due to the lack of air conditioning, Forrest was thrilled by the prospect of developing a product that would be able to resist melting in high temperatures. He returned to the United States and, shortly thereafter, approached Bruce Murrie, the son of Hershey executive William Murrie, to join him in his new business venture. Anticipating a shortage of chocolate and sugar as World War II raged on in Europe, Mars sought a partnership that would ensure a steady supply of resources to produce his new candy. In return, Murrie was given a 20 percent stake in the M&M product, which was named to represent ‘Mars’ and ‘Murrie.’
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GorDie
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jun, 2015 10:01 am
I would like to show my support to the veterans of the USA.
although I may not have agreed with or supported any of THE governments initiatives, actions, agendas - and by this I mean tactical occupation/offensive/political maneuvers - The soldiers who fought deserve great respect and honor.

The flaws of the American people, economy and government do not reflect you as people. The Deeds and success reflect your Aspirations.

For all the hate, thick-headed slanderers who have ever insulted you or your comrades,
I would like to ensure you, that your efforts, hard work, loyal service and dignity reign in the hearts of every sensible man across the globe.

(clearly not depicting ALL the idiots who have joined the force.)
Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 29 Jun, 2015 11:13 am
@GorDie,
I am sure that sentiment is appreciated GorDie .
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Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 30 Jun, 2015 11:30 am
http://minionsonly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/84637734-300x225.jpg
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Ionus
 
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Reply Tue 30 Jun, 2015 11:43 am
http://minionsonly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/84637740-300x200.jpg
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Ionus
 
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Reply Wed 1 Jul, 2015 09:38 am
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11659500_962994577085512_421273897246277509_n.jpg?oh=dffad13cbace8d5ee5bd863ed02e38a6&oe=561338BC&__gda__=1444200008_fee8ab8339e81727603ff4ee43e69c81
One very lucky soldier
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jul, 2015 01:48 am
https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10411757_846009878803268_3751184309584835864_n.jpg?oh=1f60c0decc7c8adf25b5715358c36424&oe=5629879C
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 3 Jul, 2015 10:32 pm
https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11659342_812423588877817_3496965268952593027_n.png?oh=1792acdfb39eb096a3a65713b52bc1a1&oe=562EBF28

The media selects how reality is perceived .
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Ionus
 
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Reply Wed 8 Jul, 2015 01:43 am
https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11659281_814545805332262_32344519236082785_n.jpg?oh=097fcea959aae50260eb582230e9b1d3&oe=56152ADA

Dolphins lead the way, swimming in front of the massive boat, the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) as it returns to Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay.
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