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The Atlantic: World War II in pictures, Part 5

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by SaltwaterServr, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/07/world-war-ii-conflict-spreads-around-the-globe/100107/

    Conflict Spreads Around the Globe.

    From the last few months of 1940 through the summer of 1941, the conflicts among nations grew into true World War. The East African campaign and Western Desert campaign both began, with largely Italian and British forces battling back and forth across the deserts of Egypt and Libya and from Ethiopia to Kenya. The Tripartite Pact -- a declaration of cooperation between Germany, Italy, and Japan -- was signed in Berlin.

    Japanese forces occupied Vietnam, established bases in French Indochina, and continued to attack China. Mussolini ordered his forces to attack Greece, launching the Greco-Italian War and the Balkans Campaign. The Battle of Britain continued as the forces of Germany and Britain carried out bombing raids and sea attacks against each other. The United States began its lend-lease program, which would eventually ship $50 billion worth of arms and materials to to Allied nations. And an ominous new phase began as the Germans established walled ghettos in Warsaw and other Polish cities, rounding up Jews from surrounding areas and forcing them to move in.
  2. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Finally had a chance to sit down and actually look at the photos themselves.

    #34 Three to four seconds?????? No wonder our bombing runs into Berlin had such high casualty rates.

    #44 and #45 Sadly, given the incredibly low number of Polish Jews that survived the war, you have to assume every child in those two photos was murdered at the hands of the Nazis.
  3. goliadmike

    goliadmike reader of rue

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    You've got me hooked on this series.
  4. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Same here...lots of my memories of reading for History of the Military Art at West Point are coming back.
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I've got to get me one of those hats!

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  6. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    One thing that really interests me in photo posts like these is the fact that so many countries were industrializing from the 1920s to the 1950s...and then things took a turn for the worse for a lot of developing nations in the 60s and 70s and they've never gotten over the hump.
  7. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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    Couldnt help notice the pic of Jimmy Stewart.
    Take note sean penn and susan sarandon.
    Wonderful pics.
  8. SaltwaterServr

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  9. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    These photographers really captured some great pictures. Brave guys.

    BTW, picture #31 is not St Paul's Cathedral in London. I doubt it's even London.

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  10. SaltwaterServr

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    The photo is shot from St. Paul's Cathedral. The statue of Justice on the Tower of Old Bailey looks just like what turns up on a Google search. I'd say the caption is correct.

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