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« Reply #14940 on: 25-01-2018, 19:01:00 »


Japanese (Now Hybrid-Carrier-Battleship) Ise opens fire with her main armament during the Battle of Cape Engaño, 9th October 1944. Photo taken by an airplane of the USS Essex (CV-9).



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14941 on: 25-01-2018, 19:01:35 »

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« Reply #14942 on: 26-01-2018, 15:01:57 »


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Soviet troops move towards the village of Gorodischensko in mid January 1943, past German dead, during the advance on Stalingrad.

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« Reply #14943 on: 26-01-2018, 18:01:55 »

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« Reply #14944 on: 26-01-2018, 20:01:49 »

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« Reply #14945 on: 27-01-2018, 10:01:15 »

yes, Yougoslavia is often a forgotten part of the war. But partisan operation is a touchy subject



Interesting picture of a plaza you got there! This is Raša (Arsia in Italian) town square, and it's very close to my home town. Raša is the youngest town in Istria, Croatia, built by Mussolini's regime in 1937. Remarkably the construction of the whole town from foundations to the opening lasted only 547 days.

Unfortunately the whole town ended up being frozen in time after closing of the local coal mines and factories. Today it's practically a ghost town and for that reason remains the only wholly preserved example od Italian rationalism architecture.

The unique church overlooking the square is dedicated to Santa Barbara, patron saint od the miners, and the roof is built in the shape of an upturned coal wagon.

Here's how it looks today, not much has changed really, just the monument replaced by a non fascist one:
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« Reply #14946 on: 28-01-2018, 22:01:54 »
thank you for the context ! It looks interresting, i will read about it asap

i will try to find the series of photos with this images on Bundesarchiv. Maybe it has more picture of the place.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #14953 on: 03-02-2018, 16:02:30 »

Stalingrad

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