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Three photographs taken in sequence showing German troops withdrawing through a decimated Russian town during bitter fighting in the summer of 1944. A destroyed T-34 tank which has been knocked out of action highlights the ferocity of the fighting in the rubble-strewn street.

Though the Union won the war, Lee has been revered by many while others debate his tactics

Lee was cut from Virginia aristocracy. His extended family members included a president, a chief justice of the United States, and signers of the Declaration of Independence. His father, Colonel Henry Lee, also known as “Light-Horse Harry,” had served as a cavalry leader during the Revolutionary War and gone on to become one of the war’s heroes, winning praise from General George Washington.

Saved from being hanged as a traitor by a forgiving Lincoln and Grant, Lee returned to his family in April 1865. He eventually accepted a job as president of a small college in western Virginia, and kept quiet about the nation’s politics following the war.

“What a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world!”
-Robert E Lee

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THE DAY THE 60s DIED remembers Kent State and offers a new perspective from students, soldiers and statesmen on the incident and the actions that followed. 

New documentary airs Tuesday, April 28 at 8/7c on PBS as part of a special programming block commemorating the Vietnam War. 

A US Marine feeds him a goat bananas. During the Battle of Saipan. The area where it is located had been ravaged by artillery 1 hour before.
In the battle of Saipan nearly 10,000 Japanese committed suicide.

Panzerkampfwagen IV (7,5 cm KwK 40 L/43) Ausf. G (Sd.Kfz. 161/1) Nr. 531

Two tanks of the same company (5. Kompanie) in Soviet steppe, probably during the summer campaign 1943.

The culture of the Vikings had warrior character, also due to religious influences. They were polytheists, and gods with different characteristics, personalities, histories and influences the day-to-day. These gods were divided into two groups, the Aesir and the Vanir, and have other creatures such as giants. The Aesir and the Vanir have few differences, but there are several stories about wars between the two groups. In addition to the gods, were also reported stories of heroes. The Vikings much appreciated swords, and the most rich and powerful had the most beautiful and best swords, having gold accents and even rune. In addition to the swords they had knives, daggers, spears of various sorts, pitch and were the weapons most used in battles, being thrown at enemies or used normally, when thrown, it was claimed the name of Odin, the god of war known by his spear, Gungnir.
But the Vikings also used the bow and arrow, mainly in marine battles, and axes, but these were commonly used at the beginning of the Viking era, being used in everyday life and because it is simple and rustic, lacking details as some swords. The shells were made of wood but with a detail of iron in the middle and along the edge to protect the hand. There were also specific types of infantry as the berserkers, who imitated the ferocity and bravery of animals, often not using protection in war, being used hallucinogenic mushrooms and alcohol to cause this effect.

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Geschützwagen IVb Sd.Kfz 165/1 10,5cm leFn 18/1(Sf) L/28.

8-10 vehicles of this type were manufactured, and saw service on the Eastern Front, with satisfactory results. Mass-production was however never authorised.

The English Gunnery Sergeant Jack Grundy last time greets his wife and children Dorothy Randall and Gilda. Intended for a gun emplacement in Libya during the battle for North Africa a Ju-87 Stuka downloaded 200 kg bomb on their position. Mato 5 men including Jack. His wife had told him not to worry, that his work was well back from the front line.

Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. D (Sd.Kfz. 161) Nr. 402

Panzer IV # 2 of Zug command of 4. Kompanie / I. Battalion / Panzer-Regiment 33 (9. Panzer-Division) in the Netherlands or in Northern France during the Westfeldzug.

A Century of War - Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order 

This book is no ordinary history of oil. The bare facts can be found elsewhere. The causal force driving the events is rarely spoken of. Here we present a sometimes controversial description of power and war, finance and economic warfare, and the relation of oil and finance to that power. 

Read the Revised Edition by William Engdahl