German MG operator on the Eastern Front 1942

German MG operator on the Eastern Front 1942

Art treasure plunder stolen by Nazi Germany recaptured in Austria by the 44th Infantry @U.S. Army #WW2 #History

Art treasure plunder stolen by Nazi Germany recaptured in Austria by the 44th Infantry @U.S. Army #WW2 #History

Jamaican / West Indian women recruits for the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1943  (women's branch of the Army in the UK). Afro-Caribbeans are the descendants of West Africans shipped in the slave trade to the West Indies (to English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies founded from the 16th century). Since World War II many Afro-Caribbeans have migrated to North America and to Europe, especially to the USA, the UK, and the Netherlands.

Jamaican / West Indian women recruits for the Auxiliary Territorial Service in 1943 (women's branch of the Army in the UK). Afro-Caribbeans are the descendants of West Africans shipped in the slave trade to the West Indies (to English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies founded from the 16th century). Since World War II many Afro-Caribbeans have migrated to North America and to Europe, especially to the USA, the UK, and the Netherlands.

Shown here is a mechanised column of the 7. Panzer-Division, commanded by Generalmajor Erwin Rommel, on the move during the Blitzkrieg through France in the last days of May 1940. The photo was taken by General Rommel himself.

Shown here is a mechanised column of the 7. Panzer-Division, commanded by Generalmajor Erwin Rommel, on the move during the Blitzkrieg through France in the last days of May 1940. The photo was taken by General Rommel himself.

Today in WW2 history: 2/26/1936 Adolf opens 1st VW plant in Germany w/ Ferdinand Porsche. Hitler was so taken with Porsche's 1934 Volkswagen (people's car) Beetle design that he called the engineer 'brilliant'. Both Hitler & Stalin vied for Porsche's favor and service. The new plant built near the castle Wolfsburg would only produce 630 of the cars during World War Two - all of which were distributed to the privileged.

Today in WW2 history: 2/26/1936 Adolf opens 1st VW plant in Germany w/ Ferdinand Porsche. Hitler was so taken with Porsche's 1934 Volkswagen (people's car) Beetle design that he called the engineer 'brilliant'. Both Hitler & Stalin vied for Porsche's favor and service. The new plant built near the castle Wolfsburg would only produce 630 of the cars during World War Two - all of which were distributed to the privileged.

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