Like many bigger towns in Russia the Second World War or Great Patriotic War as they revere to it, are Victory Parks where you find memorials, probably some guns or armoured vehicles and the names of the fallen.
A German PaK 40 Anti Tank Gun in front of the Municipal Hall in the town of Valkenburg. It is a remembrance to the liberation of the town during World War Two on the early morning of 17 September 1944 by the 119th regiment of the US 30th Infantry Division named ‘Old Hickory’. This same regiment took out this Anti Tank gun in September 1944 and it was left behind in a garden were it stayed until 1989. In 1989 the German gun was moved to its current location were a plaque to the 119th regiment, the ‘Old Hickory’, was added in honour of the men who fought for their freedom.
The PaK 40 is a German 75mm Anti Tank Gun. A modified version of the gun was used in various German Panzers like the Panzer IV, Sturmgeschuts and Marder and … Read More »
From May the 26th until the 4th of June in 1940 the British fought fiercely to evacuate their Expeditionary Force together with French, Belgium, Dutch, Poles, Czechs and other troops from the onslaught of the German Blitzkrieg which was released upon them on the Dunkirk beaches in World War Two.
There are many Nationalities to be found on this Commonwealth Cemetery for both WW1 and WW2, like British, Norwegian, Czech, New Zealand, Canadian and Polish, all from different regiments like the Coldstream Guards and The Welsh Guards, The Buffs and so on.
A part of the Military Museum is dedicated to the Battle of Crete, or Unternehmen Merkur – ‘Operation Mercury’ as the Germans called it.
In Groesbeek is a Commonwealth cemetery with mostly Canadian soldiers who lost their lives during the last months of the war. The soldiers lost their lives during Operation Veritable which took place after the Battle of the Scheldt.
The museum has unique personal items which once belonged to soldiers from both sides of the battlefield. August Siegel will be your tour guide in the museum, he will tell you a story based on true events and leads you through the museum passing 150 life like fully uniformed mannequins.
St. James Church, Acton Trussell
The St. James Church is situated just outside the small village of Acton Trussell in the English county of Staffordshire. The church is from the 13th century, build in 1212. It was enlarged and rebuild in 1869. The organ chamber and a combined vestry were added together with a new south porch. St. James Church was re-opened in 1870 after being closed for 44 years. The church has a window from the 13th century one from the 14th century and three bells in the tower from the 17th century.
In the backyard a wing of a Roman villa was discovered. From May 1985 archaeologists work here and found artefacts from the Roman and much older times, dating back to the Iron Age, the Bronze Age and even the Stone Age.
In the church yard are two commonwealth graves … Read More »
At the Weymouth sea side stands a cenotaph commemorating United States soldiers who left this harbour to fight on the landing beaches in France during D-Day. The Majority of the American assault force left from the Weymouth and Portland Harbours. Over 144.000 vehicles and over 517.800 troops left the harbours from the 6th of June to the 7th of May, many of the troops left from the Weymouth Pier.
On camp road near Cannock Chase are two war cemeteries and two memorials. During World War One and World War Two a war camp was situated here complete with railroads and a hospital.
Read along with a Tiger tank Family reunion. After 70 years the Tank Museum Bovington has organised unusual exhibition with World of Tanks. All types of Tiger tanks in one place.
In the centre of Batley, just south of Leeds in England, is a war memorial to commemorate the fallen from the Great War, or World War One, and World War Two
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