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A French soldier uses a caged bird to detect gas on the Maginot Line 15th December 1939 #war #ww2

A French soldier uses a caged bird to detect gas on the Maginot Line December 1939

Sprawled bodies of American soldiers on the beach of Tarawa atoll testify to the ferocity of the battle for this stretch of sand during the U.S. invasion of the Gilbert Islands, in late November 1943. During the 3-day Battle of Tarawa, some 1,000 U.S. Marines died, and another 687 U.S. Navy sailors lost their lives when the USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese torpedo.

View of the beach of Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands, after the U. invasion in November The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, fought from November 20 to November

French Army WWII

French Army WWII

French soldier in the snow. Even among those who are not stationed face to face with the enemy there is still an atmosphere of war. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

1939, France, H.M. King George VI passe en revue des soldats français

1939, France, H.M. King George VI passe en revue des soldats français

Sgt Jake McNiece of the 101st Airborne Division ready to drop into Normandy June 1944.

James "Jake"McNiece (May 1919 – January was a US Army paratrooper in World War II. He was the leader of the Filthy Thirteen, an elite demolition unit whose exploits inspired the novel and movie The Dirty Dozen.

American troops on board a landing craft heading for the beaches at Oran in Algeria during Operation 'Torch', November 1942.

American troops aboard a landing craft en route to the beaches near Oran, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

French soldiers man an anti-aircraft gun to discourage German reconnaissance planes in the vicinty of the Maginot line, France, April 5, 1940.

French soldiers man an anti-aircraft gun to discourage German reconnaissance planes in the vicinty of the Maginot line, France, April

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