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  1. CAC

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    Interesting that Mount Kosciuszko is Australia's highest mountain...

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    "The mountain was named by the Polish explorer Paweł Edmund Strzelecki in 1840, in honour of Polish-Lithuanian freedom fighter General Tadeusz Kościuszko,[note 1] because of its perceived resemblance to the Kościuszko Mound in Kraków, Poland". - Wiki
     
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    "Indian pilots called up to fight in the Battle of Britain are welcomed by a policeman at the train station, October 1940. "
     
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    Britain needs pilots, they go to India and seek them here and sikh them there...
     
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    No barber needed there?? Hitler btw always talked how the Brits controlled India with just a couple of men....
     
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    He's like that.
     
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    "Search Light tests on the Argentine Navy battleship ARA Moreno, at Puerto Belgrano, 1938. [1994x1472]"
     
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    "Westland Lysander, this liaison aircraft was not produced in large numbers but served in a number of interesting roles like inserting secret agents in France or extricating downed pilots."
     
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    "HMS Valiant, a Queen Elizabeth class battleship, of the 5th Battle Squadron, passing Clydebank, February 1916. (1000x825)"
     
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    ""Hellcats on USS Lexington, New Guinea, April 1944."
     
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    "HMS Warspite and the Dutch cruiser Heemskerck in the Indian Ocean [1721 x 723]"
     
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    "SU-76 SPGs, on the move in a German town. This little SPG type made it all the way from Moscow to Berlin. Simple, efficient and well liked by the crews despite some setbacks like being open top or lightly armored."
     
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    "[5689 x 4266]USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) off the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, on 10 May 1943."
     
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    "Light cruiser HMS Argonaut in late 1944, after an 18 month refit and repair at Philadelphia Navy Yard. This refit eliminated her 'Q' 5.25" mount. [1833 x 636]"
     
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    "Austrian dreadnoughts Viribus Unitis and Prinz Eugen leaving the port, 1915 [Colorized] [1600 x 731]"
     
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    ISU-152 must have been a favourite. It could destroy Tigers or Panthers and was nick named " animal killer" or like wikipedia says " beast slayer". The only problem the slowness of shooting.
    During the war the USSR built some 120,000 T-34s but lost some 80,000. Simply numbers destroyed the German Army.
    I am using my cellular only now so I concentrate on comments.
     
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    "SBD-5 Dauntless dive bombers of the USS Yorktown on patrol over the Pacific, 1944."
     
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    "French and Soviet ground personnel and pilots of the fighter squadron Normandie-Niemen pose with their Yak-9 fighter. The regiment was comprised of French nationalities serving on the Eastern Front and all of their aircraft had distinct red, white and blue painted propeller nose caps; mid 1944."
     
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    The French pilot unit is not very well known. If at all. I recall there is a thread a long time ago but use the search engine and in case for the eastern front threads for more info. Or wikipedia/net.
     
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    "In the gloom of an early morning in January 1943- a Daimler armoured car opens fired at the start of the battle for Tripoli."
     
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