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German Observation airship WW I. ca. 1915 [3256 × 2020]

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Punk Rockers at the Berlin Wall, 1989 [2100 x 1391]

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Able Seaman Carl Carlson with a hull plate of the H.M.C.S. QU’APPELLE, which was pierced by a German shell during action in England, 16 August 1944, [600 x 776]

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COMMENTS

  • concorde77
    9 points Nov 10,2019, 7:05pm

    That impact looks like something out of a Tom and Jerry episode

  • ElurSeillocRedorb
    4 points Nov 10,2019, 7:10pm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pierres_Noires

    Believe it was during this engagement

  • Xterra50
    4 points Nov 10,2019, 7:21pm

    Is it known where on this ship this piece was from? To me it looks too thin to be from the hull of a warship but then again I know absolutely nothing about maritime construction.

COMMENTS

  • concorde77
    9 points Nov 10,2019, 7:05pm

    That impact looks like something out of a Tom and Jerry episode

  • ElurSeillocRedorb
    4 points Nov 10,2019, 7:10pm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pierres_Noires

    Believe it was during this engagement

  • Xterra50
    4 points Nov 10,2019, 7:21pm

    Is it known where on this ship this piece was from? To me it looks too thin to be from the hull of a warship but then again I know absolutely nothing about maritime construction.

  • TenRing2020
    1 points Nov 10,2019, 7:33pm

    And the "explosion" is from the unpainted side out. Looks like something went out, not in.

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Fall of the Berlin Wall, November 1989. [1240x832]

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Driving on the Merritt Parkway to New Haven, Connecticut, July 1941 [2300 × 1731]

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COMMENTS

  • mxndrwgrdnr
    2 points Nov 04,2019, 12:35am

    I loathe highways but the Merritt Parkway is one of the most beautiful in the country

  • natamamba
    1 points Nov 04,2019, 8:48am

    The Merritt is as beautiful as it is awful to drive on

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  • mxndrwgrdnr
    2 points Nov 04,2019, 12:35am

    I loathe highways but the Merritt Parkway is one of the most beautiful in the country

  • natamamba
    1 points Nov 04,2019, 8:48am

    The Merritt is as beautiful as it is awful to drive on

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USA. Upstate New York. 1964. Supporters of Robert KENNEDY during his Senate campaign. [736x1059]

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Foucault à Dreux postcard depicting Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais, 1910 | [800x508]

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USS Enterprise returning to NY Harbor in Sept. 1945 [3024x4032]

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COMMENTS

  • Randolm
    16 points Oct 23,2019, 11:23pm

    After a short stay in NY Harbor & then Boston for some berthing installations it set sail for Europe to begin Operation Magic Carpet, the mission to return US soldiers back to the states. USS Enterprise returned more than 10,000 soldiers back home as it's last WW2 duties.

  • myk3h0nch0
    13 points Oct 24,2019, 8:00am

    They should make a Band of Brothers like series that just follows The Enterprise over the course of WW2. Pearl Harbor, Midway, Solomons, Santa Cruz, Guadalcanal, Philippines, and Leyte Gulf. Probably redundant at this point because they did The Pacific. But it would be awesome.

  • ChewiestPanic
    7 points Oct 24,2019, 9:54am

    Not gonna lie, first place I looked for the ship was the sky. Took me a second to realize I was looking for the wrong enterprise.

  • Gli_pilot17
    3 points Oct 24,2019, 3:41am

    70 something years and i still cant believe the navy scraped her

COMMENTS

  • Randolm
    16 points Oct 23,2019, 11:23pm

    After a short stay in NY Harbor & then Boston for some berthing installations it set sail for Europe to begin Operation Magic Carpet, the mission to return US soldiers back to the states. USS Enterprise returned more than 10,000 soldiers back home as it's last WW2 duties.

  • myk3h0nch0
    13 points Oct 24,2019, 8:00am

    They should make a Band of Brothers like series that just follows The Enterprise over the course of WW2. Pearl Harbor, Midway, Solomons, Santa Cruz, Guadalcanal, Philippines, and Leyte Gulf. Probably redundant at this point because they did The Pacific. But it would be awesome.

  • ChewiestPanic
    7 points Oct 24,2019, 9:54am

    Not gonna lie, first place I looked for the ship was the sky. Took me a second to realize I was looking for the wrong enterprise.

  • WittyWitWitt
    3 points Oct 24,2019, 11:29am

    Were the twin towers not built then?

    Sorry I'm not american.

  • Gli_pilot17
    3 points Oct 24,2019, 3:41am

    70 something years and i still cant believe the navy scraped her

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Highway crew covers a 70 mph sign with a 55mph sign in response to the National Maximum Speed Law in 1974 [UnitedStates, 900 × 791]

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COMMENTS

  • FNaXQ
    3 points Oct 22,2019, 2:27pm

    For more info...

    National Maximum Speed Law: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Maximum_Speed_Law

    my x-post from /r/TheWayWeWere

  • Nitro1966
    3 points Oct 22,2019, 4:40pm

    I vividly remember the uproar in the house when this happened. I was 8. Mom, Uncles, Grandma, Grandpa were all pissed. Said it was a sign of the red tide!

  • carolinaboy1984
    0 points Oct 22,2019, 5:03pm

    Not pictured, a local man (Mr. Samuel Hagar) walks away clinching his fists in anger.

COMMENTS

  • FNaXQ
    3 points Oct 22,2019, 2:27pm

    For more info...

    National Maximum Speed Law: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Maximum_Speed_Law

    my x-post from /r/TheWayWeWere

  • Nitro1966
    3 points Oct 22,2019, 4:40pm

    I vividly remember the uproar in the house when this happened. I was 8. Mom, Uncles, Grandma, Grandpa were all pissed. Said it was a sign of the red tide!

  • carolinaboy1984
    0 points Oct 22,2019, 5:03pm

    Not pictured, a local man (Mr. Samuel Hagar) walks away clinching his fists in anger.

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People seeking shelter behind lamp-posts at Dam square Amsterdam after German troops opened fire at the celebrating masses (22 killed, 120 injured), 7 May 1945 [1024x768]

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COMMENTS

  • appel
    409 points Oct 21,2019, 11:21am

    /u/Muffer-Nl had more context in a comment in my previous post 6 years ago:

    7th of may 1945. De Dam in Amsterdam is flooded with with thousands of party-goers to welcome the Canadian liberators that are expected that day. The Canadians don't show up though. At 13:00 a British reconnaissance unit appears in four light armoured wagons and 6 bren-carriers (a type of light tank) and they receive a warm welcome. Two German police vans wit Polizei show up briefly but they disappear quickly. The British leave De Dam as well. Shortly after 15:00 a shooting breaks loose and Germans open fire from the Groote Club (on the corner of the Kalverstraat and De Dam) on the crowd that is still waiting for festivities. 22 people are killed and 120 injured. Cause of the shooting was most likely an incident of members of the Domestic Forces and a couple of German soldiers.

  • Doubleday888
    110 points Oct 21,2019, 11:09am
  • RuMoirin
    61 points Oct 21,2019, 1:00pm

    It is quite sad because they survived for so long and the moment they tasted freedom they were killed. I believe a few of them were taking shelter in the H&M building/Bank before it happened. To remember the incident and honor the victims, there are pavement tiles infront of the store/bank with their names on it.

  • gemowner
    222 points Oct 21,2019, 10:52am

    Then there's that one person oblivious to it all.

  • jmplumley
    33 points Oct 21,2019, 3:08pm

    I just want to grab that child and hide her. Poor thing must be so terrified.

  • PlasticMegazord
    6 points Oct 21,2019, 3:41pm

    Holy crap. And what's up with the kid just wandering around?

  • Johannes_P
    11 points Oct 21,2019, 1:28pm

    Why would soldiers accept orders to shoot on civilians so late in a war their side lost?

  • InquisitorCOC
    12 points Oct 21,2019, 10:57am

    What was the consequence of this atrocity?

  • rdxl9a
    3 points Oct 21,2019, 6:11pm

    This always struck me as so sad. You make it all the way through the war only to die on liberation day. When ever I’m on the Dam in Amsterdam I think of all that has gone on there over the last hundreds of years.

  • Kanaric
    3 points Oct 21,2019, 2:20pm

    So they basically DeSean Jacksoned it and celebrated 1 inch too early.

  • E-monet
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 3:33pm

    Where’s that little kid headed?

  • Yoboijossi
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 4:13pm

    I could not imagine this type of shut happening in Canada now. Wtf. Sad thing is that this still happens to this day

  • ashleylauren805
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 6:04pm

    That’s my birthday and I’m a huge nerd when it comes to WW2. This picture is incredible!

  • srbistan
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 7:18pm

    LOL that kid : fuck da po-lice

    no offense or disrespect meant (my hometown was flattened both in invasion and the liberation), just looks a bit silly if taken out of context.

  • Fimbuulwinter
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 7:46pm

    Imagine surviving the war just to fucking die at the end

  • rentalfloss
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 8:00pm

    Uhhh what about the kid just standing there?

  • Zerc1
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 8:02pm

    Everybody takes cover but no one runs to try and save the kid, smh.

  • BlaquKnite
    6 points Oct 21,2019, 2:21pm

    WHO just let their toddler wander off?

  • Heruli
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 4:11pm

    Where there still German soldiers in the Netherlands so close to the end?

  • Steve3sc
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 5:23pm

    I’m no military expert or anything, but I believe the correct term is “defilade”.

  • biggeffory
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 7:25pm

    And there’s a little kid seemingly walking around on his own!

  • inigmati1
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 8:11pm

    Whats that little shit doing in the corner if their is open fire?

  • RedditIsAntiScience
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 3:52pm

    "Then the ones with guns killed the ones without guns"

    Modern history summarized

  • brandoncanter89
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 4:39pm

    Fuck all these ppl who didnt help the child

  • ElderScrollsOfHalo
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 7:51pm

    all the pain and suffering caused by the Germans really bit them in the ass when they were finally beaten. Russia had a great time with their civilians / war prisoners. May not have undone what the Germans did, but probably felt right at the time

  • lanceO1988
    -1 points Oct 21,2019, 2:47pm

    Except one little girl that ain’t scared to die

COMMENTS

  • appel
    409 points Oct 21,2019, 11:21am

    /u/Muffer-Nl had more context in a comment in my previous post 6 years ago:

    7th of may 1945. De Dam in Amsterdam is flooded with with thousands of party-goers to welcome the Canadian liberators that are expected that day. The Canadians don't show up though. At 13:00 a British reconnaissance unit appears in four light armoured wagons and 6 bren-carriers (a type of light tank) and they receive a warm welcome. Two German police vans wit Polizei show up briefly but they disappear quickly. The British leave De Dam as well. Shortly after 15:00 a shooting breaks loose and Germans open fire from the Groote Club (on the corner of the Kalverstraat and De Dam) on the crowd that is still waiting for festivities. 22 people are killed and 120 injured. Cause of the shooting was most likely an incident of members of the Domestic Forces and a couple of German soldiers.

  • Doubleday888
    110 points Oct 21,2019, 11:09am
  • RuMoirin
    61 points Oct 21,2019, 1:00pm

    It is quite sad because they survived for so long and the moment they tasted freedom they were killed. I believe a few of them were taking shelter in the H&M building/Bank before it happened. To remember the incident and honor the victims, there are pavement tiles infront of the store/bank with their names on it.

  • floodedwomb
    23 points Oct 21,2019, 1:57pm

    This would make an amazing statue(s) to commemorate the event.

  • gemowner
    222 points Oct 21,2019, 10:52am

    Then there's that one person oblivious to it all.

  • jmplumley
    33 points Oct 21,2019, 3:08pm

    I just want to grab that child and hide her. Poor thing must be so terrified.

  • PlasticMegazord
    6 points Oct 21,2019, 3:41pm

    Holy crap. And what's up with the kid just wandering around?

  • Johannes_P
    11 points Oct 21,2019, 1:28pm

    Why would soldiers accept orders to shoot on civilians so late in a war their side lost?

  • InquisitorCOC
    12 points Oct 21,2019, 10:57am

    What was the consequence of this atrocity?

  • rdxl9a
    3 points Oct 21,2019, 6:11pm

    This always struck me as so sad. You make it all the way through the war only to die on liberation day. When ever I’m on the Dam in Amsterdam I think of all that has gone on there over the last hundreds of years.

  • Kanaric
    3 points Oct 21,2019, 2:20pm

    So they basically DeSean Jacksoned it and celebrated 1 inch too early.

  • E-monet
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 3:33pm

    Where’s that little kid headed?

  • Yoboijossi
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 4:13pm

    I could not imagine this type of shut happening in Canada now. Wtf. Sad thing is that this still happens to this day

  • ashleylauren805
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 6:04pm

    That’s my birthday and I’m a huge nerd when it comes to WW2. This picture is incredible!

  • srbistan
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 7:18pm

    LOL that kid : fuck da po-lice

    no offense or disrespect meant (my hometown was flattened both in invasion and the liberation), just looks a bit silly if taken out of context.

  • Fimbuulwinter
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 7:46pm

    Imagine surviving the war just to fucking die at the end

  • rentalfloss
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 8:00pm

    Uhhh what about the kid just standing there?

  • Zerc1
    2 points Oct 21,2019, 8:02pm

    Everybody takes cover but no one runs to try and save the kid, smh.

  • BlaquKnite
    6 points Oct 21,2019, 2:21pm

    WHO just let their toddler wander off?

  • Heruli
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 4:11pm

    Where there still German soldiers in the Netherlands so close to the end?

  • Steve3sc
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 5:23pm

    I’m no military expert or anything, but I believe the correct term is “defilade”.

  • biggeffory
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 7:25pm

    And there’s a little kid seemingly walking around on his own!

  • inigmati1
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 8:11pm

    Whats that little shit doing in the corner if their is open fire?

  • RedditIsAntiScience
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 3:52pm

    "Then the ones with guns killed the ones without guns"

    Modern history summarized

  • brandoncanter89
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 4:39pm

    Fuck all these ppl who didnt help the child

  • ElderScrollsOfHalo
    1 points Oct 21,2019, 7:51pm

    all the pain and suffering caused by the Germans really bit them in the ass when they were finally beaten. Russia had a great time with their civilians / war prisoners. May not have undone what the Germans did, but probably felt right at the time

  • lanceO1988
    -1 points Oct 21,2019, 2:47pm

    Except one little girl that ain’t scared to die