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  1. WINTER IN RAVINE with Corporal Harry Winther - Part 8

      Continuation of the War Journal of Corporal Harry Winther Winter in Ravine After the battle of Ortona which the historians called the bloodiest battle of the war it really settled down to rain, we pushed forward as far as we could but soon everything was a sea of mud. The tanks were bogged down and unable to move for...
  2. FROM THE MOVIE THE FURY

      History and Design of the U S. WWII M-1938 Tanker Helmet   Tanks were first placed into battle during WW1. At this time they were of limited numbers, extremely slow, unreliable and still undergoing major development. With headway being made during the inter war years on the design of tanks they became an extremely important weapon in WWII and...
  3. MY DAY AT PEARL HARBOR

      We, meaning my wife and me, along with our 2 children and luckily for me my parents also, visited Pearl Harbor just before Christmas, 2015. Unfortunately scheduling did not permit us to go to Hawaii and visit during the anniversary of Pearl Harbor on December 7.  It would have made the visit even more special.  As it was we...
  4. WHICH SA DAGGER DO YOU HAVE? DETAILS OF THE GERMAN SA DAGGER.

    With millions of daggers produced in the 30’s and 40’s for use by the SA, or Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung), also known as "Brown shirts" the SA Dagger became the mostly commonly used dagger in Germany. Due to it large production there was over 200 manufacturers and distributors of this dagger.   Making for a large number of stamps on dagger made...
  5. WW2 Vet George Perrine's Story PART 6

    PART 6 - FINAL CHAPTER.....   I was assigned as gunner to my armored car. Unfortunately, I did not know any of the crew.  They were all replacements and came on board while I was in the hospital. The next day we crossed the Rhine River and headed east, destination Berlin. It was fighting advance all the way.  Fortunately, for several...

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