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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #8970 on: 05-01-2019, 19:01:39 »


Group photograph of Spartacist militia during the fighting in Berlin in January 1919, during the Spartacist Uprising.


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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #8971 on: 23-01-2019, 13:01:16 »


Gurkhas in Rajputana, 1933.

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« Reply #8972 on: 23-01-2019, 19:01:05 »

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The destruction of anti-aircraft defense towers (Flakturm) in Berlin, 1948.
I still wonder why they have destroyed them so soon. Maybe it could have been converted into appartments for the refugees

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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #8973 on: 23-01-2019, 19:01:52 »
Maybe part of the denazification effort after the war.

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« Reply #8974 on: 23-01-2019, 19:01:13 »
Well, some of them weren't destroyed, some  were (or atleast they tried).
Overall, destroying them was part of demilitarization. The flak towers had very large symbolic value after all. A big chunk of concrete build for defense in the middle of large cities is a big symbol of power and maybe oppression. Destroying is a symbol of change, as well as of who is now in power (and what the people in power may symbolize). Over all in germany a large number of buildings consrructed were either destroyed as part of the war any way, or demolished afterwards. And very few things got heavily repurposed. Also, quality of many buildings was not as good, as it would have lasted for "a thousand years" anyway. Look at the parteitagsgelände in nuremberg, which is very very ironic.

And turning them into appartments for refugees? Not so usefull. After all they are concrete bunkers ment to protect people for a limited time inside. There is no large amount of sanitary appliances in there and doing new pipings etc is an effort way too big for the limited amount of people living in there. Furthers it is massive concrete. It is wet, cold and dark. No place to live.

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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #8975 on: 24-01-2019, 11:01:06 »


Loyalists defending Belweder (Presidential Palace) during May Coup in Poland, May 1926.

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« Reply #8976 on: 25-01-2019, 13:01:15 »


Chinese officer checking weapons recovered from shot down Japanese plane, you can see two Nambu Type 14 pistols, Type 92 machine gun (copy of Lewis) and Type 97 (copy of Vickers Class E). Manchuria, 1932.

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« Reply #8977 on: 26-01-2019, 13:01:28 »


Italian colonial troops from Somalia (Dubats), during Second Italo-Abissynian War, 1935.

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« Reply #8978 on: 27-01-2019, 11:01:44 »
Military parade in Gdańsk, June 1945.



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Fourth sailor that looks kinda like Matthew McConaughey, armed with Gewehr 43, rest armed with a mix of Mausers including Kar 98K's, and some Kar 98AZ's.
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« Reply #8979 on: 28-01-2019, 13:01:58 »


Austrian soldiers with Skoda PA-II armoured car during February Uprising, 1934.

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« Reply #8980 on: 29-01-2019, 12:01:29 »


Ethiopian AA gun during war with Italy, 1935.

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« Reply #8981 on: 30-01-2019, 11:01:34 »


Patrol from Voluntary Legion of Women (Ochotnicza Legia Kobiet) in Lviv during Polish-Ukrainian War. November, 1918.

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« Reply #8982 on: 31-01-2019, 16:01:33 »


Polish policemen armed with Mosins wz. 91/98/25 (converted to 8mm Mauser and to accept Mauser bayonets). Interwar period.

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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #8983 on: 01-02-2019, 12:02:21 »


Group of military observers being briefed before Battle of Shanghai

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Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« Reply #8984 on: 02-02-2019, 12:02:22 »


American troops from Shanghai Volunteer Corps during Battle of Shanghai.