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German, Normandy, and For: German Troops prepare for the Landings in Normandy (c.a. June 1944)

German Troops prepare for the Landings in Normandy (c.a. June 1944)

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Beach, Soldier, and Normandy: A U.S. Soldier surveys Normandy Beach before taking his first steps onto the shore. (June 6, 1944)

A U.S. Soldier surveys Normandy Beach before taking his first steps onto the shore. (June 6, 1944)

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Blessed, Cats, and Family: PAT petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself. Blessed post. Good kitty i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high. One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award. Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes. Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land… Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. (Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.)  A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal… A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)… Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout… Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)… Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery… And speaking of big ships and big guns… “Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.)
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Target, Tumblr, and Blog: fakehistory: Allies land on the beaches of Normandy (D-Day, 1944)

fakehistory: Allies land on the beaches of Normandy (D-Day, 1944)

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D-Day, Beaches, and Day: Allies land on the beaches of Normandy (D-Day, 1944)

Allies land on the beaches of Normandy (D-Day, 1944)

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American, Bank, and Death: Death (1944) American soldier storming the bank of Normandy (Colorized)

(1944) American soldier storming the bank of Normandy (Colorized)

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Reddit, Golf, and Old: 21 When a 99 year old WWII veteran, who served at Normandy, asks to play golf with you on the way to the first tee the only answer is yes! Reddit, meet Earl!

When a 99 year old WWII veteran, who served at Normandy, asks to play golf with you on the way to the first tee the only answer is yes! Redd...

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England, Finals, and Spanish: Anglo-French War From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Anglo-French War may refer to any war fought between England (and after 1707, Britain) and France, including . Anglo-French War (1202-04) French invasion of Normandy . Anglo-French War (1213-14) rivalry between the Capetian dynasty and the House of Plantagenet, ended in a French victory at the Battle of Bouvines . French invasion of England (1215-1217)- part of the First Barons War Saintonge War (1242-43) ended in a French victory at the Battle of Taillebourg . Anglo-French War (1294-98 and 1300-03) conflict which revolved around Gascony and ended by the Treaty of Paris (1303) . Hundred Years' War (1337-1453) . Anglo-French War (1496-98) part of the Italian War of 1494-98 . Anglo-French War (1512-14)- part of the War of the League of Cambrai . Anglo-French War (1522-26)- part of the Italian War of 1521-26 . Anglo-French War (1542-46) part of the Italian War of 1542-46 . Anglo-French War (1557-59)- part of the Italian War of 1551-59 . Anglo-French War (1627-29)- part of the Huguenot rebellions . Anglo-French War (1666-67) a minor corollary of the Second Anglo-Dutch War . Anglo-French War (1689-97)- part of the Nine Years' War . Anglo-French War (1702-13) part of the War of the Spanish Succession . Anglo-French War (1744-48) part of the War of the Austrian Succession Anglo-French war (1744-1763) France is defeated in India . Anglo-French War (1756-63) part of the Seven Years' War . Anglo-French War (1778-83) - French victory; ended in the Treaty of Versailles; linked to the American Revolutionary War Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780-1784)- ended in a British victory . Anglo-French War (1793-1802) part of the French Revolutionary Wars . Anglo-French War (1803-14) part of the Napoleonic Wars, including the Peninsular War . Anglo-French War (1815) part of the Napoleonic Wars, the Waterloo Campaign World Cup Finals (2018) Epic battle on the pitch <p><a href="https://cheesepastries.tumblr.com/post/175786253014/england-fans-are-getting-a-little-too-ahead-of" class="tumblr_blog">cheesepastries</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>England fans are getting a little too ahead of themselves but honestly I’m here for it. (See last heading)</p></blockquote> <p>Get fuckin roasted </p>
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Rush, Tanks, and Normandy: Allied tanks rush through Normandy to take defensive positions (1944 colorized)

Allied tanks rush through Normandy to take defensive positions (1944 colorized)

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Blessed, Cats, and Cute: PAT peep-toe-shoes: saulof-tarsus: catholic-aviator: mademoisellesarcasme: petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself. Blessed post. Good kitty i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high. One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award. Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes. Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land… Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. (Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.)  A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal… A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)… Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout… Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)… Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery… And speaking of big ships and big guns… “Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.) @catholic-aviator this entire post looks 150% up your alley(cat) very much so, and God bless you for showing me this glory. @pipplesthepenguin Cats are so magnificent. I want to cry. Look at them. So brave. So cute.
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Soldiers, Canada, and Today: While Trump insinuates that Canada is a risk to US national security I raise this photo of Canadian Soldiers storming the beaches of Normandy along side us 74 years ago today

While Trump insinuates that Canada is a risk to US national security I raise this photo of Canadian Soldiers storming the beaches of Normand...

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