How are you staying warm this Christmas season? 🇺🇸🎄🎁 ❄️
Colonial-World War 2 Photography (from Illinois)
Operating as usual
How are you staying warm this Christmas season? 🇺🇸🎄🎁 ❄️
Just finished “The Pacific” I never truly watched it until today. Wow is the only word to describe it. Powerful, touching, moving, horrifying and disturbing is what it truly is. Something way and far different than Band of Brothers. But for a good reason, it was a different war for those boys in the pacific, a far more cruel evil war. The J**s were ruthless. But the marines went to a dark place that many could’ve never dreamed of going.
A date which will live in Infamy, the evil Empire of Japan deliberately and premeditatedly attacked the Base and airfields at and around Pearl Harbor. 2,335 people died that day. 1,143 wounded, but others continued to die little by little over time from the injuries of that horrific day. 70 civilians were killed. America would not experience this magnitude of an attack on its soil until 9/11. God rest the souls of the men still trapped in the Arizona and the ones that never made it out of the other ships.
Time to dig in boys, it’s going to be a very long winter🇺🇸
Very tragic news, a small world war 2 fighter attempting a maneuver collided with the B-17 known as the “Texas Raiders” immediately crashing into a fireball on the ground. Everyone has been killed. This historic plane and flight everyone enjoyed will no longer be around. RIP to all the souls. 😞🇺🇸
From Flanders Field in World War 1, to the frozen Ground of Bastogne known as “The Bulge” of World War 2, all the way to the Slippery Slopes of Korea, right down to the slaughterhouse they called Hamburger Hill in Vietnam, taking to the skies during the gulf war, and of course through the rocky terrain of Afghanistan. We as a Nation give thanks to every single man and woman that has put on that uniform. We honor you and appreciate your sacrifices, being away from your family, giving your time to protect others, enduring tons of hardships. We as Americans THANK YOU, on this Veterans Day. 🇺🇸
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS! 🇺🇸
A last ditched effort for a German Counteroffensive!
Honestly one of the best movies since Saving Private Ryan! I was truly impressed, now I’m only half way through the movie but I can tell already it’s beyond fantastic and I truly appreciate a film that talks and displays the German view of World War 1.
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I get it, we may not agree on every single thing in life but it does not mean we have to silence someone for thinking or doing something different!
Few more pictures from the Reenactment yesterday. Everyone was amazing and we had a blast, loved hearing questions from the crowd.
(I wanna make it clear myself and all German reenactors have no political affiliation and we denounce the N**i party, along with any Neo N**is, White Supremacists) simply we are actors like people see in movies.
Wehrmacht soldiers parading on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, 1941.
Big red one…! Patch on my shoulder..! Pick up your rucks and follow me…! Mechanized infantry!
18 September 1918
An incident at an advanced field dressing station during a recent allied push. A British Chaplain saying a prayer over a dying German, near Epehy in France.
The German appears to be wearing a Medic's 'serpent' patch on his sleeve.
The Battle of Épehy was fought on 18 September 1918, involving the British Fourth Army (under the command of General Henry Rawlinson) against German outpost positions in front of the Hindenburg Line. The village of Épehy was captured on 18 September by the 12th (Eastern) Division.
Happy Constitution Day my fellow Americans! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Hitler’s Dead, the soviets have occupied Berlin, and the J**s are making a last ditched effort in the pacific. Just wondering what will be waiting for me back in the states…
🚨(Disclaimer I am not smoking nor do I support it, it is simply a prop for the photo)🚨
World war 2 days were a lot of fun! I’m glad I got to be apart of it this year. 🇺🇸
Today marks 21 years, 21 years of pain that Americans feel every September 11th.
At 0846 American Airlines flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
At 0903 United Airlines Flight 175 Crashed into the South tower of the World Trade Center.
At 0937 American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Western side of the Pentagon.
At 0959 The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses, 56 minutes after the impact of Flight 175.
At 1003 Flight 93 is crashed by its hijackers as a result of fighting in the cockpit from the passengers fighting back.
At 1028 The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses, 1 hour and 42 minutes after the impact of Flight 11.
At 1050 Five stories of part of the Pentagon collapse due to the fire.
At 1720, 7 World Trade Center, a 47-story building, collapses.
2,977 Lives were lost 🙏🏻
415 were first responders
343 FDNY Firemen 👨🚒
37 Police officers of Port Authority👮🏻♂️
23 NYPD Officers 👮🏽♂️
8 EMTs and 2 Paramedics 🚑
Everyone was a Son, Daughter, Mother, Father, Husband, Wife. Loved ones were lost and we will never forget. Life can change in an instant folks. Always love like you never loved before because 3000 people never came home to their families that evening of September 11th.
The battle of the Alamo, often debated around what time the Alamo actually fell because there were only 3 survivors from the defenders. But it’s speculated around 3 AM the battle took place until around 8 am.
🇨🇱 260 Texan Defenders, 32 were native Mexicans.
🇲🇽 6000 Mexican Troops including cavalry and artillery.
Only 3 Texans survived all were women and children (possibly a 4th who was a slave but has been debated as well)
The Alamo fell but it wouldn’t be long before General Santa Anna made a grave mistake by splitting his army and rushing to find General Sam Houston losing most of his artillery along the way.
Sam Houston would surprise the Mexican army at the battle of San Jacinto and defeat them in just 18 minutes. With the cries of REMEMBER THE ALAMO🇨🇱.
Autumn 🍂 and 🎃 lattes YES FREAKING PLEASE! Best time of the year for all GI’s. 🇺🇸👍🏻 Did you have your cuppa freedom yet?
General George Marshall’s move might’ve just saved AEFs hopes at Cantigny. 🇺🇸
600 FOLLOWERS!!! Thank you everyone, seriously means the world, hoping the page continues to grow at the rate it is! Merci, Grazie Mille, thank you thank you!! 🚨
Damn Heini bastards, will be coming over the top any moment now. 🇺🇸
🇺🇸Fighting 1st, 28th Infantry Regiment aka “Lions of Cantigny”🇺🇸
Grew up watching this show you’re proud and inspired to be an American because of the obstacles we’ve overcome as a nation. I absolutely love seeing America transform. 🇺🇸
Lynn Davis “Buck” Compton, the real one that everyone envies from Band of Brothers. He truly was a man a myth and a legend. A one man army. 🇺🇸
No no Germany, not today. Tacos and Tequilas won’t be coming to help out.
The fighting French 🇫🇷 anything you hear about the surrender I dissent those arguments, as they mostly stem from Napoleon III. The French in World War 1 and 2. Especially the resistance fought very very hard, the Frenchmen never gave up even with the high losses and casualties. I tip my hat to the French.
💭🇺🇸GAS GAS GAS 💭🇺🇸
American World War 1 Doughboy demonstrating the American gas mask in the time to wear one. Troops only had 5-9 seconds to deploy their mask before it was too late and they would Succumb￼￼ to the poison gas.
1st Texas Infantry regiment, part of the Texas Brigade under General John Hood’s division. They were known as the “Ragged old first”. Very fast and efficient brigade although many Texas boys weren’t too fond of the war especially being attached to the Army of Virginia.
Pvt’s Rosen and Cepeglia explaining life in the trenches. With their heavy New York accents, they had a nickname called the “New York Gangsters” by the Germans, the film itself is a true story about “The Lost Battalion”. Fantastic film. Highly recommended!
Museum tour to the San Antonio Museum of Army Medicine at Fort Sam. When I was stationed at Fort Sam, it was absolutely amazing to visit the museum of army medicine! If anyone gets a chance to check the museum out and has a passion in military medicine, stop by this museum on base. It’s free admission.
104 years ago, the entente forces launched the 2nd offensive in the battle of the Somme called the 100 days battle.
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The battle of the Alamo, often debated around what time the Alamo actually fell because there were only 3 survivors from the defenders. But it’s speculated around 3 AM the battle took place until around 8 am. 🇨🇱 260 Texan Defenders, 32 were native Mexicans. 🇲🇽 6000 Mexican Troops including cavalry and artillery. Only 3 Texans survived all were women and children (possibly a 4th who was a slave but has been debated as well) The Alamo fell but it wouldn’t be long before General Santa Anna made a grave mistake by splitting his army and rushing to find General Sam Houston losing most of his artillery along the way. Sam Houston would surprise the Mexican army at the battle of San Jacinto and defeat them in just 18 minutes. With the cries of REMEMBER THE ALAMO🇨🇱. #rememberthealamo #alamo #texas #texan #mexico #mexican #history #reenactment #movie #texasrevolution
Pvt’s Rosen and Cepeglia explaining life in the trenches. With their heavy New York accents, they had a nickname called the “New York Gangsters” by the Germans, the film itself is a true story about “The Lost Battalion”. Fantastic film. Highly recommended! #ww1 #ww1reenactment #worldwar1 #wwinstagram #wwi #reenactor #reenactment #reenactorsofinstagram #reenactors #lostbattalion #movie #film #history #historical #dressup #tour #american #america #usa #vintage #livinghistory #acting #actor #worldwari #actor
George Bush Presidential Library and MuseumGeorge Bush Drive West, College Station
Historical Association of South JeffersonAdams 13605
Historical Society of Penney FarmsClark Avenue, Penney Farms
Norwood Area Historical Society-Michigan4th Street
Forest Hill Divide Historical SocietyHarrison Street, Foresthill
Inkwell Coffee House History by Robert GrantLong Branch 07740
Jacksonville Historical District ArkansasS. 1st. Street, Jacksonville
Chicago Women's History CenterN Humboldt Boulevard
Bronzeville / Black Chicagoan Historical SociS. King Drive
Pritzker Military Museum & LibraryS Michigan Avenue
The DNA Discovery Center and Pritzker Lab atS Lake Shore Drive
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureS Pulaski Road
The DuSable Black History Museum and EducatioE 56th Place
Charnley-Persky House Museum FoundationN Astor Street
The Richard H. Driehaus MuseumE Erie Street