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Images: American propaganda posters from the First World War

Sep 28th, 2014 | By
ww2USAposters

During the First World War, posters were commonly used by all sides of the conflict to rally support for the government. The posters would typically appeal to citizens’ sense of loyalty and patriotism. The United States didn’t enter the war until April 1917, but once they did, the government produced a steady stream of propaganda
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Spitfire that saw in action in WW2 before starring in 1969 film Battle of Britain to be sold

Jul 14th, 2014 | By
spitfireDM

Here is Another interesting World War Two article from the Daily Mail. “A rare Spitfire that saw action in World War Two and then starred in two blockbuster war films is up for sale for £1.5 million. The 1943 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire IXb has been hidden away in a barn in Texas for the past
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First World War in images: Hidden and extraordinary – a unique new gallery

Jul 4th, 2014 | By
001_dogsingasmasks

Here is another great article on the Great War this time from the independent. It contains a collection of a unique collection of First World War images that provide fresh insight to the drama, the horror and the basic reality of the conflict 100 years ago. The images are from the archives of the Corbis photographic
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Abandoned fleet of WWII and Cold War planes (Photos)

Jun 30th, 2014 | By
b-24

  Here is another article from the Daily Mail which has some very interesting photos. The WWII and Cold War planes were lovingly collected by scrapyard worker Walter Soplata in his back garden in Newbury, Ohio, in 1940s. However since his death the planes lie at the abandoned graveyard amongst overgrown foliage and scrap metal. The haunting images of
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40 maps that explain World War I

Jun 28th, 2014 | By
German_Reich1

I found this very interesting webpage the other day from www.vox.com. If you are interesting in WW1 then its worth checking out. “One hundred years ago, on June 28, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by Serbian terrorists. The murder set off a chain reaction that plunged much of the world into war.
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Rare war medal sells for £4,600

Jun 25th, 2014 | By
1208511378

We found this interesting story today, a rare First World War medal awarded to a soldier deep in the Australian outback has sold for five times the expected price after it was unearthed in Chesterfield UK.  The gold Australian Tribute Medal was one of four wartime gongs sold to a private British collector at an
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Spitfire flight for WW2 pilot

Jun 24th, 2014 | By
OldSpitfirePilot

I found this video on the BBC today, its great seeing legends like this 91-year-old former fighter pilot being given the chance to fly his first Spitfire. Neville Croucher, from Chartham near Canterbury, survived 800 combat hours in the cockpit of Hurricane fighters during World War Two. He was given the chance to fly a Spitfire at
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The concrete D-Day bunker that helped defeat Hitler

Jun 4th, 2014 | By
bunker

Another D-Day article was published by the Telegraph today, its great to see all these stories leading up to the 70 year anniversary coming up this Friday. Access the full article.



D-day landings scenes in 1944 and now

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By
d-day

Peter Macdiarmid has taken photographs of locations in France and England to match with archive images taken before, during and after the D-day landings. The Allied invasion to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during the second world war took place on 6 June 1944. The Guardian has some simply amazing photos that you can
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World War I in Photos: Technology

May 31st, 2014 | By
ww1tank

Industrialization brought massive changes to warfare during the Great War. Newly-invented killing machines begat novel defense mechanisms, which, in turn spurred the development of even deadlier technologies. Nearly every aspect of what we would consider modern warfare debuted on World War I battlefields. Make sure you read Alan Taylors story below, there are some amazing
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