Category: vintage

Lieutenant General Ginnosuke Uchida surrenderi…

Lieutenant General Ginnosuke Uchida surrendering his forces to the Chinese, former French Concession zone, Tianjin, China, 7 Oct 1945; the surrender document was accepted by USMC Major General Keller Rockey on behalf of the Chinese. #history #usmc #marines #japan #china #vintage #wwii #ww2 #war #warhistory #militaryhistory
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Ferdinand of the s. Pz. Abt. 653 at Kursk, Rus…

Ferdinand of the s. Pz. Abt. 653 at Kursk, Russia, 1943. [reddit] #history #ww2 #wwii #tanks #russia #vintage
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German aces Erich Hartmann and Gerhard Barkhor…

German aces Erich Hartmann and Gerhard Barkhorn. The two most successful fighter aces of all time, Hartmann shot down at least 352 Allied aircraft (345 Soviet & 7 American) while Barkhorn was credited with over 300 victories. Both men were highly decorated. Hartmann was one of only 27 men to be awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords & Diamonds. Barkhorn was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords but even after reaching his 300th victory in January 1945 he never received his diamonds. Both men survived the war and served in the West German air force. Hartmann died in 1993 at the age of 71. Barkhorn died tragically after a car crash which also killed his wife in 1983. #history #ww2 #germany #vintage #pilots
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“Forward to Berlin” A column of Red Army M3A1 …

“Forward to Berlin” A column of Red Army M3A1 Scout Cars push ever deeper into the Reich. Manufactured in the United States by White Motor Company and supplied to the Soviet Union and other Allied countries via Lend-Lease, the Red Army used the M3A1 primarily as a reconnaissance vehicle. The US supplied over 3,000 M3A1 Scout Cars to the Soviets where they remained in service there into 1947. Incredibly the M3A1 was still in service in the Dominican Republic up until 1990. #wwii #ww2 #car #vintage #1940s

🇺🇸 USN Lt. Commander William Wright, of subm…

🇺🇸 USN Lt. Commander William Wright, of submarine USS Sturgeon (SS-187) in late 1942. [Photo by Wallace Kirkland / Life Magazine]

#war #history #vintage #retro #guns #gun #ww2 #40s #tank #tanks #1940s #military #battle #warrior #warriors #combat #campaign #battles #wwii #worldwartwo

German 15 cm sFH 37(t) howitzer shelling Metax…

German 15 cm sFH 37(t) howitzer shelling Metaxas Line fortifications, Greece, early Apr 1941. [Bundesarchiv / Photo by Bauer / Bild 101I-163-0319-07A]

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German 88mm FlaK in action against enemy armor…

German 88mm FlaK in action against enemy armor.

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A Gurkha soldier guards Japanese prisoners on …

A Gurkha soldier guards Japanese prisoners on their way to POW camps outside Bangkok, September 1945. [No. 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit / Imperial War Museum / IND 4839]

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☆ 75 Years Ago ✠ Battle of Stalingrad ☆ Decemb…

☆ 75 Years Ago ✠ Battle of Stalingrad ☆
December 29, 1942

General Pavel Rotmistrov, commander 7th Tank Corps

By the morning of 29 December 7th Tank Corps cleared the city and railway hub of Kotelnikovo from German troops. For its accomplishments in December, the corps was renamed 3rd Guards Tank Corps and was awarded the honorary title “Kotelnikovsky”. Rotmistrov was awarded the Order of Suvorov II degree and was promoted to Lieutenant-General of Tank Troops. After the war he became the first Chief Marshal of Armoured Troops of the Soviet Union. #war #history #vintage #retro #guns #gun #ww2 #40s #tank #tanks #1940s #military #battle #warrior #warriors #combat #campaign #battles #wwii #worldwartwo

A German sentry overlooking the Pechersk Lavra…

A German sentry overlooking the Pechersk Lavra Monastery and Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine, Sep 1941. #war #history #vintage #retro #guns #gun #ww2 #40s #tank #tanks #1940s #military #battle #warrior #warriors #combat #campaign #battles #wwii #worldwartwo