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Białystok, Poland, massacred by germans, liberated by the Polish People’s and Soviet Army

On June 22, 1941, the Germans broke the pact and attacked the USSR. On June 27, the battalions of Einsatzgruppen and Wehrmacht entered Bialystok. On the same day, they pacified the Jewish district of Chanajki , murdering several thousand inhabitants, burning about 2,000 people alive in the Main Synagogue . As a result of the…

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How to Get Along in France 1953 US Army Training Film AFIF-40

Support this channel: https://www.patreon.com/jeffquitney US Army Training Film playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0C7C6CCF1C0DEBB3 On the the life of American GIs overseas at the 25 US Army installations that once were in France. US Army Armed Forces Information Film AFIF-40 Originally a public domain film, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color…

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Christopher R. Browning: Ordinary Men (audiobook)

“Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland” is Christopher R. Browning’s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews—now with a new afterword and additional photographs. Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Battalion 101 of…

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Die Thälmann Kolonne – Song of the German Republican Volunteers (1937)

The end is sung in Spanish, if you were wondering. The Thälmann Battalion was one of the first and largest (1,500 volunteers) battalions in the International Brigades and most of its volunteers were German speaking workers with anti-nazi and communist sympathies. It was named after the famous German Communist Party’s leader, Ernst Thälmann, who was…

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San Marco Marines, HQ Co – Gothic Line

Corporal Colombo’s company did not see frontline action, yet, in spite all the attempts to defuse tension, the situation in the rear was far from peaceful. And when the war was over and the San Marco Marines had laid down their arms, hundreds of them were seized by the partisans and shot dead in cold…

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Dutch Participation in the Korean War 1950-1954

On 3 July 1950, the Dutch government offered to provide the destroyer HNLMS Evertsen, stationed in Indonesia, for the UN operation in Korea. On 15 July 1950, Secretary-General Trygve Lie once again called upon the Dutch government. The UN was in dire need of reinforcements in the form of infantry battalions. Bowing to immense pressure…

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Legione Tagliamento, "M" Battalions – Gothic Line

In the summer of 1944, 63 BN’s artillery guns of the Legione Tagliamento were sent to the Southern Italian Front Line to face the advancing tanks of the British 8th Army. But when their 38/42 cannons got replaced with 81mm mortars, artillery man Ernesto Trentini realized a different and uglier task was was awaiting him.

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Legione Tagliamento, “M” Battalions – Gothic Line

In the summer of 1944, 63 BN’s artillery guns of the Legione Tagliamento were sent to the Southern Italian Front Line to face the advancing tanks of the British 8th Army. But when their 38/42 cannons got replaced with 81mm mortars, artillery man Ernesto Trentini realized a different and uglier task was was awaiting him.