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'Band of Brothers' WWII Vet "Babe" Heffron Dies at 90

He may not be an actor, he may not be a singer. Do not let his death go unnoticed. RIP.

A truly candid photo of a group of Heer soldiers.
From the private collection owned by Eric Gray
bag-of-dirt:

U.S. soldiers of United States Army Central (United States 3rd Army) walk through the smoking ruins of Waldenburg. The town had  been heavily defended in a last-ditch stand by the German Wehrmacht. Waldenburg, Hohenlohe district, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. April 1945. Image taken by Jacob Harris.

Powerful picture.

bag-of-dirt:

U.S. soldiers of United States Army Central (United States 3rd Army) walk through the smoking ruins of Waldenburg. The town had  been heavily defended in a last-ditch stand by the German Wehrmacht. Waldenburg, Hohenlohe district, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. April 1945. Image taken by Jacob Harris.

Powerful picture.

(via greatestgeneration)

todaysdocument:

Happy 95th Birthday, Rita Hayworth!
The actress and dancer was born Margarita Carmen Cansino to show business parents on October 17, 1918.

"Harvesting bumper crop for Uncle Sam. Movie star Rita Hayworth sacrificed her bumpers for the duration. Besides setting an example by turning in unessential metal car parts, Miss Hayworth has been active in selling war bonds." 1942
From the series: Photographs of Notable Personalities, 1942 - 1945 from the Records of the Office of War Information


Fine actress on a fine car.

todaysdocument:

Happy 95th Birthday, Rita Hayworth!

The actress and dancer was born Margarita Carmen Cansino to show business parents on October 17, 1918.

"Harvesting bumper crop for Uncle Sam. Movie star Rita Hayworth sacrificed her bumpers for the duration. Besides setting an example by turning in unessential metal car parts, Miss Hayworth has been active in selling war bonds." 1942

From the series: Photographs of Notable Personalities, 1942 - 1945 from the Records of the Office of War Information

Fine actress on a fine car.

A British soldier holds off a Heer soldier with a brick. Straight from a combat video. 

A British soldier holds off a Heer soldier with a brick. Straight from a combat video. 

greatestgeneration:

Happy Birthday to our wartime First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
(Image Courtesy of FDR Presidential Library)

greatestgeneration:

Happy Birthday to our wartime First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

(Image Courtesy of FDR Presidential Library)

hurryingheinz:

MG-34 position in Russia.

MG-34 was such a beautiful weapon.

hurryingheinz:

MG-34 position in Russia.

MG-34 was such a beautiful weapon.

(via that1germanguy)

that1germanguy:

uncivilwar13:

How. How the fuck does one speak German.

Very carefully.
It’s actually not that hard if you memorize the rules of the articles.

You nailed it. Take a little time and it’s easy.

that1germanguy:

uncivilwar13:

How. How the fuck does one speak German.

Very carefully.

It’s actually not that hard if you memorize the rules of the articles.

You nailed it. Take a little time and it’s easy.

humansofnewyork:

"I lived in Poland, so we were persecuted from the first day of the war. First they took us from our home, then they put us in a ghetto, then they made us march, then they sent us to the camps. I was separated from everyone, but my brother later told me that my father froze to death. But I have children now, and grandchildren, and great grandchildren— a great big family, all of them educated. Look at everything that came from just one person who escaped. Just goes to show that .”

humansofnewyork:

"I lived in Poland, so we were persecuted from the first day of the war. First they took us from our home, then they put us in a ghetto, then they made us march, then they sent us to the camps. I was separated from everyone, but my brother later told me that my father froze to death. But I have children now, and grandchildren, and great grandchildren— a great big family, all of them educated. Look at everything that came from just one person who escaped. Just goes to show that .”

(via greatestgeneration)