Here’s a find from one of our last trips. It’s an MG34 AA (anti-aircraft) sight found on the Eastern Front. This sight could have been mounted on the original sight when firing at enemy aircraft. The sight was inside of a leather MG34 tool pouch. In the pouch (which was falling apart due to rot) were 2 spare bolts, a standard MG34 wrench and a toothbrush most likely used to spread oil on the mechanism of the weapon. These sights were made out of very thin iron to preserve weight. That means this one is totally rotten, sadly, so as soon as we touched it, it started falling apart. Still, this is quite a rare find and we’re very happy with it.
I’ll start sharing more of our finds from last trip from now on. There’s some stunning relics I wish to show you all so stay tuned.
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Finnish soldiers belonging to the 4th Light Detachment, nicknamed the 'Company of Death' at Summa, Dec 20th 1939.
Soldiers identified from the picture:
Carl Eric "Ecko" Nyberg (second from the left) died 5th of February 1940 in Kuolemajärvi.
Randall Nybom (third from the left) survived the wars, although wounded many times. Died in 2003 when he was 98 years old.
Picture 2: 4th Light Detachment Unit Badge 1939-40.
Picture 3: Helmet in special paint scheme. Photographed in Mikkeli Infantry museum.
Picture 4: Map
Does anyone recognize two other soldiers?
Kuoleman komppania (Kevyt Osasto 4) Summassa, 20.12.1939.
Kuvasta tunnistetut sotilaat:
Carl Eric "Ecko" Nyberg (toinen vasemmalta) kaatui 5.2.1940 Kuolemanjärvellä, haudattu Hietaniemen hautausmaalle Helsinkiin.
Randall Nybom (kolmas vasemmalta) selvisi sodista vaikka haavoittuikin monesti. Kuoli vuonna 2003, 98 vuoden ikäisenä.
Kuva 2: Kevyt Osasto 4 asevelimerkki 1939-40.
Kuva 3: Kypärä erikoismaalauksessa. Kuvattu Mikkelin Jalkaväkimuseossa.
Can I just say a nice warm friendly welcome on @instagram to my other favourite actor besides @thedanielbruhl the absolute gent and brilliant actor @michael.fassbender ❤❤❤ So pleased you've finally joined us Fassy! If your also a fan go FOLLOW him peeps!
Here are the two of them attending the Inglourious Basterds Premiere at Cannes Film Festival 20th May 2009.
This book was one of those random things I found while reading a thread about who-knows-what on #reddit . I had no idea that drugs were so prevalent in #germany at that time nor as widely used as the author claimed. Seems like there's always more to learn about #ww2 . It's worth a read. http://ow.ly/8Zlj50uStKC
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Today in 1925, Hitler publishes Mein Kampf.
Mein Kampf (My Struggle) is a 1925 autobiographical manifesto by Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler. The work describes the process his political ideology and future plans for Germany. Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and Volume 2 in 1926. The book was edited firstly by Emil Maurice, then by Rudolf Hess.
Hitler began Mein Kampf while imprisoned for what he considered to be "political crimes" following his failed Putsch in Munich in November 1923. Although Hitler received many visitors initially, he soon devoted himself entirely to the book. As he continued, Hitler realized that it would have to be a two-volume work, with the first volume scheduled for release in early 1925. The governor of Landsberg noted at the time that "he [Hitler] hopes the book will run into many editions, thus enabling him to fulfill his financial obligations and to defray the expenses incurred at the time of his trial." After slow initial sales, the book was a best seller in Germany after Hitler's rise to power in 1933. After Hitler's death, copyright of Mein Kampf passed to the state government of Bavaria, which refused to allow any copying or printing of the book in Germany. In 2016, following the expiration of the copyright held by the Bavarian state government, Mein Kampf was republished in Germany for the first time since 1945. #munich#Berlin#Bavaria#germany#reichstag#brandenburg#russia#austria#poland#france#Sovietunion#belgium#romania#hungary#luftwaffe#italy#croatia#estonia#bojonegoro#sejarah#study#classic#Wehrmacht#military#vintage#museum#history#ww2
Today at 4:44 we all said our final goodbyes to the GREATEST MAN ANY OF US HAVE EVER KNOWN!!!! Wwii Vet Charles Day He was the most Genuine, thoughtful, exuberant, loving, accepting, unassuming, crafty, funny, and reliable man!!! There is no one and will ever be another man as AMAZING as you were and like everyone says “god broke the mold when he made you” and it is such a shame because we need more men like you!!! I AM SO BLESSED TO HAVE HAD AS MUCH TIME WITH YOU AS DID!!! I LOVE YA GRAMPS AND FLY HIGH ❤️❤️❤️ ohh and P.S you made it to 100 old man 👴🏻 🎉🎊🥳🥳🥳 #ww2veteran#ww2#ww2history
There will be an opportunity hear about the ARP Ambulance Service that was mainly composed of women drivers during WW2 at the National Emergency Services Museum (West Bar) next Wednesday 24th July. This stunning book will be launched at 12 noon, followed by a talk on the subject by Mike Dyson at 12.30pm. If you can't made that talk then come for 5.30pm one. Talks are £5 per person (refreshments included)
The book will be available for purchase. It's a very limited print run with only 200 printed copies available (Special Edition). #nesm#ARP#sheffieldhistory#WW2#Ambulance#womenshistory
And the vehicles keep coming! Can you name these three? Expert level: The one on the end is a little tricky. Can you tell us what theater the tank on the right served in? 🚨Haven’t bought your tickets yet? Grab them online and skip the wait! Want to wait? Not a problem! Credit/debit and cash are accepted at the gate! All WWII Veterans get free admission. All other Veterans and current Service Members receive a 25% discount on tickets. www.wwiiweekend.com🚨
Happy 100th birthday to my grandfather! Born in 1919, he fought in WWII, escaped communist Czechoslovakia, and proposed to my grandmother the day he met her (73 years ago). Happy happy birthday!! Here’s to 100 more! 🎂🎉💯
BEST WAR MOVIE EVER!!! Directed by the one and only Steven Spielberg(best director Oscar winner), this masterpiece won five oscars and two golden globes.
I’ll never forget when I watch it for the first time...it is my favorite movie till this day!
"Let it be known that Homosexuals are not cowards." - the last words of #DutchResistance member Willem Arondeus who saved countless lives by bombing the Bevolkingregisters in #Amsterdam . Learn more about this amazing piece of history - https://youtu.be/Fb62QfnSRTU
This plane in this particular set up was used in 1942 in the first offensive air raid against Japan after the attack Pearl Harbor. This medium bomber was then used throughout the rest of the Second World War in all theaters. Hope y’all enjoy