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19 Sep 43: British Air Ministry says that Hamburg now lies in absolute ruins and is "probably the most complete blotting out of a city that ever happened." #WWII

19 Sep British Air Ministry says that Hamburg now lies in absolute ruins and…

26 Mar 40: The British War Cabinet debates French Prime Minister Reynaud's proposal to attack and destroy Soviet oil fields at Baku, a plan that will later be approved. The date to invade the USSR is set for 15 May 40, but it will be called off when Germany invades the Low Countries and France on 10 May 40.  If Hitler had waited one week, WWII could have easily taken a completely different course. What if: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0326&s=400326 #WWII

26 Mar The British War Cabinet debates French Prime Minister Reynaud's…

27 Dec 41: British Commandos raid the Norwegian port of Vaagsoy in Operation Archery, killing 200 Germans and destroying 16,000 tons of shipping, causing Hitler to reinforce the garrison and defenses, drawing vital troops away from other areas. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=1227&s=411227 #WWII

27 Dec British Commandos raid the Norwegian port of Vaagsoy in Operation Archery, killing 200 Germans & destroying tons of shipping, causing Hitler to reinforce the garrison & it's defenses, drawing vital troops away from other areas.

The King and Queen inspecting the damage to Buckingham Palace after it was bombed.    They were actually in the palace when the bombs were dropped on the 13th of September 1940.

George VI Queen Elizabeth - Buckingham Palace was bombed and famously the Queen said that she could now ''look the East End in the face.

Iwo Jima

This image shows the devastated wreckage of the beach during The Battle Of Iwo Jima during World War Two. Mount Suribachi can be seen in the background. World War II

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from Mbt Ellie and For The Love Of The Bronze Horseman FB page

World War II

On September Hitler invaded Poland from the west; two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany, beginning World War II.

26 Oct 42: Following a series of steps to demean and persecute Jews in Norway, their deportation to Auschwitz begins. Of some 775 rounded up, less than three dozen will survive. #WWII

09 Sep Open pit burning of bodies begins at Auschwitz in place of burial. The decision is made to dig up and burn those already buried, corpses, to prevent fouling of ground water.

Battle of Stalingrad, 1943

Pictures from the Battle of Stalingrad. Here: Dead German soldiers after the Battle of Stalingrad.

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