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Lieutenant-General Charles Foulkes (left) faces General Reichilt (right) during a conference on the surrender of German forces in the Netherlands, 5 May 1945.


Lieutenant-General Foulkes and General Reichilt negotiating the surrender of German forces in the Netherlands, 5 May 1945.


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Adolf Galland, one of the Luftwaffe's top fighter aces in WW2 who flew 705 combat missions, pictured at the controls of the Lufthansa 707 airliner that flew him into Sydney. February 16, 1967.
Report of the visit of Portuguese officers as observors to the eastern front in August/September 1942.
The images were published in the magazine "Signal" in December 1942.


A Portuguese dead on the Russian front

The doctors were taken by surprise and tried in every possible way to stop the bleeding, caused by the rupture of the artery in the left thigh of engineering captain Mariano Augusto Lopes Pires.

At 23 hours and 53 minutes, on the night of September 15, 1941, Dr. Tempel declared the death of the Portuguese officer, at the Lazaret 122 Military Hospital, in Berlin Tempelhof, after several resuscitation attempts that included at least three blood transfusions. .
As an additional curiosity, one of the young officers that visited the Leningrad front was António de Spinola.
He would achieve fame later on as governor of Portuguese Guinea and the Head of the National Portuguese Junta that took over after the 1974 revolution, serving briefly as President of the Republic.
He was the last Portuguese Marshall.

Spinola on the left with the black cap


May 5th 1945 The Battle of Castle Itter took place which was only battle in which American and German troops fought side by side It is often been called the strangest bat.
A Spitfire carrying two casks of beer under its wings after leaving from RAF Tangmere, UK, in 1944, inbound to Normandy. This comical practice began shortly after the D-Day invasions to supply thirsty troops in Europe. Spitfires, P-51s, and Typhoons all dashed across the channel to make these well-appreciated runs.
There were some amazing nose art design and artists during the war. Nose art of North American B-25 Mitchell "The Ink Squirts" from the 41st Bombardment Group. The “Ink Squirts” was a cartoon in the base newspaper of the Sea Bees of the 94th Battalion, on Tarawa, 1944.
I've often wondered why there wasn't an effort to install a bubble canopy on the 109. While its boxy appearance became iconic, there were complaints from Luftwaffe pilots about poor visibility.

Considering the extensive lifespan and numerous variants of this aircraft, it's intriguing why a canopy similar to those on the 190 or later variants of Allied fighters wasn't adopted for the 109. Does anyone have insights into this?
A photoreconnaissance P-51 Mustang with a very unusual dazzle camouflage, pictured in 1942. This example is also armed with four 20 mm cannons.
This shot shows more than 7,000 bags of gold and silver that had been looted by the Germans during the war. It was stored here, inside the Merkers salt mine in Germany and discovered on April 8, 1945. Included in this discovery was 8,198 bars of gold bullion and 2.76 billion Reichsmarks.

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