That impact looks like something out of a Tom and Jerry episode
Believe it was during this engagement
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.
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And the "explosion" is from the unpainted side out. Looks like something went out, not in.
I loathe highways but the Merritt Parkway is one of the most beautiful in the country
The Merritt is as beautiful as it is awful to drive on
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.
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.
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.
70 something years and i still cant believe the navy scraped her
Were the twin towers not built then?
Sorry I'm not american.
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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!
Not pictured, a local man (Mr. Samuel Hagar) walks away clinching his fists in anger.
/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.
There is more info in the poster's previous post:
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.
Then there's that one person oblivious to it all.
I just want to grab that child and hide her. Poor thing must be so terrified.
Holy crap. And what's up with the kid just wandering around?
Why would soldiers accept orders to shoot on civilians so late in a war their side lost?
What was the consequence of this atrocity?
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.
So they basically DeSean Jacksoned it and celebrated 1 inch too early.
Where’s that little kid headed?
I could not imagine this type of shut happening in Canada now. Wtf. Sad thing is that this still happens to this day
That’s my birthday and I’m a huge nerd when it comes to WW2. This picture is incredible!
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.
Imagine surviving the war just to fucking die at the end
Uhhh what about the kid just standing there?
Everybody takes cover but no one runs to try and save the kid, smh.
WHO just let their toddler wander off?
Where there still German soldiers in the Netherlands so close to the end?
I’m no military expert or anything, but I believe the correct term is “defilade”.
And there’s a little kid seemingly walking around on his own!
Whats that little shit doing in the corner if their is open fire?
"Then the ones with guns killed the ones without guns"
Modern history summarized
Fuck all these ppl who didnt help the child
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
Except one little girl that ain’t scared to die
This would make an amazing statue(s) to commemorate the event.
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