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World War II Database: Your WW2 History Reference Destination

World War II Database: Your WW2 History Reference Destination

Tanks in France Tanks in France Pictures of tanks preserved as monuments, in museums or in associations Photos de chars préservés comme monuments, dans des musées ou dans des associations Click on the region below to see the available pictures Cliquez sur la région ci-dessous pour visualiser les photos disponibles The France Historical AFV Register / Le registre des blindés historiques en France The France Historical AFV Register is intended to provide a cataloging of all of the historical Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFV), including tanks, APCs and self-propelled artillery, etc that are on preserved or otherwise displayed in museums or as monuments in France. Le registre des blindés historiques en France a pour but de fournir une liste exhaustive de tous les véhicules de combat, incluant les chars de combat, l'artillerie autopropulsée et divers véhicules blindés, et de manière générale tous les véhicules blindés qui sont préservés dans des musées ou collections, ou exposés comme monuments en France.

Axis History Forum • Index page World War II Zone The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters in WWII | Plog — World, National Photos, Photography and Reportage — The Denver Post#more-1547 Posted Mar 18, 2010 Share This Gallery inShare57 With the premiere of the ten part HBO miniseries, The Pacific, produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, World War II has again come into the living rooms of American families. The below collection focuses on The Pacific War, a term referring to parts of World War II that took place in the Pacific Ocean, the islands of the Pacific and the Far East. December 7, 1941: A small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. December 7, 1941: This picture, taken by a Japanese photographer, shows how American ships are clustered together before the surprise Japanese aerial attack on Pear Harbor, Hawaii, on Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941. December 7, 1941: Sailors stand among wrecked airplanes at Ford Island Naval Air Station as they watch the explosion of the USS Shaw in the background, during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Aug. 1942: U.S.

Medieval warfare Medieval warfare is the warfare of the Middle Ages. In Europe, technological, cultural, and social developments had forced a dramatic transformation in the character of warfare from antiquity, changing military tactics and the role of cavalry and artillery. In terms of fortification, the Middle Ages saw the emergence of the castle in Europe, which then spread to southwestern Asia. Strategy and tactics[edit] De re militari[edit] si vis pacem, para bellum If you want peace, prepare for war Vegetius, De re militari, preface to book 3.[1] Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Vegetius for short, wrote De re militari possibly in the late 4th century.[2] Described by historian Walter Goffart as "the bible of warfare throughout the Middle Ages", De re militari was widely distributed through the Latin West. Employment of force[edit] The experience level and tactical maneuvering ability of Medieval armies varied depending on the period and region. Fortifications[edit] Siege warfare[edit] Organization[edit]

LE MONDE EN GUERRE Dora et Gustav - Les plus gros canons du monde Dora et Schwerer Gustav (Gros Gustav) sont les noms de deux canons de très gros calibre, montés sur rails, employés par la Wehrmacht durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Faisant suite aux canons géants expérimentés lors de la Première Guerre mondiale, ils ont été développés et fabriqués par Krupp AG durant les années 1936-1941 sous le nom officiel de 80 cm Kanone (E) Schwerer Gustav . C'est le déclenchement de l'Opération Barbarossa, l'invasion de l'URSS, et surtout la volonté du dictateur de pousser vers le Caucase, qui lui donneront la forteresse de Sébastopol pour cible. Dora, acheminé en pièces détachées, ne tira que 48 projectiles en juillet 1942, qui détruisirent plusieurs forts soviétiques. Quelques données : 1350 tonnes11,6m de haut, 43m de longCalibre de 800mmPortée de 37km

Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II Britain, along with most of its dominions, Crown colonies, and British India, declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939. War with Japan began in 1941, after it attacked British colonies in Asia.[1] The Axis powers were defeated by the Allies in 1945.[2] Pre-war military[edit] Although Britain had increased military spending and funding prior to 1939 in response to the increasing strength of Nazi Germany, its forces were still weak by comparison – especially the British Army. Beginning of the fight[edit] The message sent to ships of the Royal Navy informing them of the outbreak of war. During the Phoney War, the RAF carried out small bombing raids and a large number of propaganda leaflet raids (code named "Nickels") and the Royal Navy imposed a coastal blockade on Germany. Western and northern Europe, 1940 and 1941[edit] Norwegian campaign[edit] British troops made amphibious landings at Namsos during April 1940 in an effort to stop the Germans advancing North. The Battle of France[edit]