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Historic Photos.

Discussion in 'World History' started by Harvin87, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. LightSpectra

    LightSpectra me autem minui

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    Apparently, Lloyd Fredendall (commander of the US II Corps in North Africa that was dismissed after Kasserine Pass and succeeded by George S. Patton) used an entire engineer corps specifically to build him his headquarters, and then used an entire anti-aircraft battalion to defend it. Such was the waste of resources in making this complex that Omar Bradley and Dwight D. Eisenhower were both so appalled that they considered dismissing Fredendall on the spot.

    Any photos of this thing exist? I'm really curious as to what it looks like.
     
  2. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    I remember him from a magazine pullout on Operation Torch. A quick Google search of it brought this up.

     

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  3. Squonk

    Squonk Chieftain

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    18 may 1944, polish forces capture Monte Cassino.
     
  4. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    The New Zealand Māori Battalion performs a haka in Egypt, July 1941.
     
  5. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    King Constantine and PM Venizelos, during the Balkan wars:

     
  6. frekk

    frekk Scourge of St. Lawrence

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    WW2, Nazi soldier in Russia:



    WW2, Australian and British soldiers pose for a photo at the Great Pyramid in Egypt:



    Best wartime photograph ever (Iraq? Don't know where this is):



    VE Day in Canada:



    Senegalese marines, WW1:



    Before Dieppe:



    After Dieppe:



    Apartheid in South Africa:



    Prague Spring:



    Canadian soldiers in the Medak Pocket:

     
  7. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    According to my Euro textbook, the Prague Spring picture is actualy of the French Student Riots in 1968. Plus the writing looks French.
     
  8. BuckyRea

    BuckyRea Boldly Going

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    Funny, but sadly a shop job. Or maybe it's "fortunately" a shop job, considering what might've happened to the kid's parents had that actually happened. Other versions of that same photo went to effort of shopping in an American flag on the soldier's helmet, just in case people were too thick to get the point.



    Speaking of shop jobs...






    And now let's get away from the military stuff and go for sheer awesomeness...



    The trick is in how fast you get off the motorcycle after you bring it to a stop.
     
  9. Bugfatty300

    Bugfatty300 Buddha Squirrel

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    Pretty pointless gesture considering that he clearly isn't an American soldier.
     
  10. Terxpahseyton

    Terxpahseyton How much Parmesan to put on your umbrella?

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    The lion makes this photo awesome. :lol:
     
  11. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    General Marshall and Mao, after WWII

     
  12. Lord Baal

    Lord Baal Chieftain

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    When was that? Just after the Japanese surrendered and before the Communists and Nationalists resumed their open warfare?
     
  13. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    It was during the Marshall Mission, 1945-47.
     
  14. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    I feel like gravity should have bent around this photograph. There is probably at least three periodic elements named for the people in this photo. Warning, large image.

    Spoiler :
     

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  15. NKVD

    NKVD Cossack

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    that is the picture i would have post. Can you get better than this! only Newton is missing. That is truly the most Epic picture ever. Much of all we have today are due to those men ( and Marie).
     
  16. Admiral Kutzov

    Admiral Kutzov Idiot Emeritus

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    Probably the wrong forum, but anyone know of any naval blueprints of the monitors that fought the Konigsberg in E. Africa in WWI? I'd also like to see an overhead of the Konigsberg if anyone has a link.
     
  17. wolfigor

    wolfigor Chieftain

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    Spoiler :

    Soldiers resting after taking over the Wailing wall.


    Israeli Paratroopers at the Wailing wall


    Tank battles in Sinai.



    Destroyed Egyptian plane.





    WW2 vintage halftracks used by Israel




    An IDF Halftrack passing through Egyptian wreckage.



     
  18. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    Some historical get-togethers...

    Spoiler :
    Stalin and Mao


    Nehru and Mao


    Che and Mao


    The Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Mao


    Mao and Kim Il Sung


    Ho Chi Minh and Mao


    Mao and Nixon


    Mao and Khrushchev


    Tito and JFK


    Khrushchev and JFK


    Gandhi and Nehru


    Gandhi and Jinnah


    Che and Khrushchev


    Castro and Khrushchev


    Eisenhower and Nehru (apologize for the size on this one, accidentally saved the thumbnail.


    Kennedy and Hoover


    Lindbergh and Hoover


    Lindbergh and Goring


    Eisenhower and Franco


    Hitler and Franco


    Carter and Kim Il Sung


    Nixon, Ford and Carter


    Johnson, Nixon and Samuel Rayburn


    Kim Il Sung and little Kim Jung Il
     
  19. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Nixon, Ford, Carter is one of the more interesting ones.


    Mark IV Tank troubles:




    captured!


     
  20. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Challenge accepted

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    Continuing bombshoo's theme of historical meets:


    Marshal Tito and President Nasser having a quiet chat.



    Urdu-speaking Jawaharlal Nehru and Gujarati-speaking M.A. Jinnah



    Emperor Hirohito, with the Kangde Emperor (Puyi). Hirohito hung on to the throne after the fall of his Empire, his puppet met a different fate.



    Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk) with Greek PM Venizelos, et al.



    Looking east: Ataturk with Amanullah of Afghanistan



    Zahir Shah of Afghanistan with his cousin Daoud Khan. Daoud would depose Zahir Shah in 1973, inadvertently beginning the country's slide towards thirty years of war.



    King Zog of Albania, and Count Ciano, Mussolini's foreign minister. Two years later Italy would invade and annex the country.

     

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