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For second time, we share the work of WW2 Colourised Photos (World War Two Black and White photos that are researched and colourised in detail by Doug and other artists from the 'Colourisehistory Group'). We hope you love it as much as we do! Our most heartfelt thanks for these great Masters of the colourisation. In this ocasion, we focus in Allied Warbirds. Enjoy! F6F-5 'Hellcat' Nº23 flown by Ens. Ardon R. Ives crash lands on the USS Lexington, Feb. '45 (Ives survived th...

For second time, we share the work of WW2 Colourised Photos (World War Two Black and White photos that are researched and colourised in detail by Doug and other artists from the 'Colourisehistory Group'). We hope you love it as much as we do! Our most heartfelt thanks for these great Masters of the colourisation. In this ocasion, we focus in Allied Warbirds. Enjoy! F6F-5 'Hellcat' Nº23 flown by Ens. Ardon R. Ives crash lands on the USS Lexington, Feb. '45 (Ives survived th...

Operation Market Garden - September 21st, 1944 - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/operation-market-garden-september-21st-1944.html

Operation Market Garden - September 21st, 1944 - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/operation-market-garden-september-21st-1944.html

At one time this blog was dedicated to the Fallschirmjäger (German Paratrooper) of World War Two....

At one time this blog was dedicated to the Fallschirmjäger (German Paratrooper) of World War Two....

The Atlas of Special Operations of World War Two - In The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II, Alex Swanston covers special operations from all angles, taking us from early Fallschirmjäger raids to capture strategic targets to the massed airdrops of Operation Market Garden, the low level raids of the Dam Busters to small scale commando raids along the Norwegian coast. Whether conducted in the deserts of North Africa, the freezing Balkan mountains, the deep jungle of Burma, or the…

The Atlas of Special Operations of World War Two - In The Atlas of Special Operations of World War II, Alex Swanston covers special operations from all angles, taking us from early Fallschirmjäger raids to capture strategic targets to the massed airdrops of Operation Market Garden, the low level raids of the Dam Busters to small scale commando raids along the Norwegian coast. Whether conducted in the deserts of North Africa, the freezing Balkan mountains, the deep jungle of Burma, or the…

Fallschirmjäger of 2./Fallsch.San.Abt 7. before embarking into a Ju-52 at the beginning of the Battle of Crete.

Fallschirmjäger of 2./Fallsch.San.Abt 7. before embarking into a Ju-52 at the beginning of the Battle of Crete.

Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte (30 March 1907 – 7 July 1994) was a German Luftwaffe officer who served with the Fallschirmjäger during World War II, reaching the rank of Oberstleutnant.

Friedrich August Freiherr von der Heydte (30 March 1907 – 7 July 1994) was a German Luftwaffe officer who served with the Fallschirmjäger during World War II, reaching the rank of Oberstleutnant.

German paratroops landing on Crete, dropped from Junkers 52 transports, May 20,1941. Taken by a British combat photographer, the photo was edited for propaganda purposes to show a black smoke trail from a damaged Ju 52. Several were indeed lost by...

German paratroops landing on Crete, dropped from Junkers 52 transports, May 20,1941. Taken by a British combat photographer, the photo was edited for propaganda purposes to show a black smoke trail from a damaged Ju 52. Several were indeed lost by...

Fallschirmjäger were established in 1938. They had to train hard. If you was a NCOs, officer or other rank of the Luftwaffe you had to successfully complete six jumps in order to receive the Luftwaffe Parachutist's Badge. Nevertheless, during World War II, the Fallschirmjäger were seldom used as parachutists. The Fallschirmjäger were famous for their willingness to give every effort unwaveringly even in the grimmest of situations. Instead, they were prized for their combat abilities and f...

Fallschirmjäger were established in 1938. They had to train hard. If you was a NCOs, officer or other rank of the Luftwaffe you had to successfully complete six jumps in order to receive the Luftwaffe Parachutist's Badge. Nevertheless, during World War II, the Fallschirmjäger were seldom used as parachutists. The Fallschirmjäger were famous for their willingness to give every effort unwaveringly even in the grimmest of situations. Instead, they were prized for their combat abilities and f...

British paratrooper with a Sten Gun. During WW2, Britain produced an estimated 5 million of these handy 9 mm SMGs.The Sten persisted for years after the war and can still be found in various backwaters around the world.

British paratrooper with a Sten Gun. During WW2, Britain produced an estimated 5 million of these handy 9 mm SMGs.The Sten persisted for years after the war and can still be found in various backwaters around the world.

Fallschirmjäger Regiment 3. in Sicily August 1943.

Fallschirmjäger Regiment 3. in Sicily August 1943.