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Re: Images of war
« Reply #1980 on: July 10, 2017, 10:41:10 am »
A member of the Iraqi Federal Police opens fire against ISIS militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 7, 2017.

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Re: Images of war
« Reply #1981 on: July 10, 2017, 10:57:28 am »
A member of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service walks through the broken wall of a building during an advance in the Old City of Mosul on June 29, 2017.

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Re: Images of war
« Reply #1982 on: July 11, 2017, 04:01:44 pm »
thanks Buddy,looks like Mosul was a great city before it was ripped a new one
don't worry about things you can't change,change the things you can.

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Re: Images of war
« Reply #1983 on: July 12, 2017, 03:18:55 pm »
Thanks Bubby!!!! Amazing pics!

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Re: Images of war
« Reply #1984 on: July 16, 2017, 11:35:54 am »
German military camera crew filming in Dunkirk, France shortly after the conquest, Jun 1940.

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Re: Images of war
« Reply #1985 on: July 16, 2017, 11:37:17 am »
USS Arizona's forward magazines exploding during the Pearl Harbor attack, US Territory of Hawaii, shortly after 0800 hours, 7 Dec 1941.

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Re: Images of war
« Reply #1986 on: July 16, 2017, 11:39:45 am »
Horst Grund at a war cemetery in Krym (Crimea), Russia, circa Jan 1942.

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« Reply #1987 on: July 16, 2017, 11:42:34 am »
German soldiers celebrating joyful eating roast chicken in Stalingrad, summer 1942.

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« Reply #1988 on: July 16, 2017, 11:43:54 am »
German soldiers at Stalingrad ruins.

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« Reply #1989 on: July 16, 2017, 11:47:00 am »
German soldier recovering a mired KS600 motorcycle, date unknown.

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« Reply #1990 on: July 16, 2017, 11:48:20 am »
Panzer IV Ausf.E (single side door on turret) upgunned with a KWK 40 long barrel. The Werkstat is preparing to install a different Maybach HL 120 TRM engine.

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« Reply #1991 on: July 16, 2017, 11:49:03 am »
Have to put this here....

“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

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Re: Images of war
« Reply #1992 on: July 16, 2017, 11:51:51 am »
German panzers in the Russian steppe.

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« Reply #1993 on: July 16, 2017, 11:53:11 am »
German panzers in Russian road.

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Re: Images of war
« Reply #1994 on: July 16, 2017, 12:31:26 pm »
Kittyhawk fighters of the American Volunteer Group flying near the Salween River Gorge on the Chinese-Burmese border, 28 May 1942.

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« Reply #1995 on: July 16, 2017, 12:34:40 pm »
Destroyed coastal guns at Fort Maxim Gorky I, Sevastopol, Russia (now Ukraine), circa Jun 1942.

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Re: Images of war
« Reply #1996 on: July 16, 2017, 12:41:48 pm »
Barbette of Turret No. 3 of the wreck of USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States, 30 Nov 2014.

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Re: Images of war
« Reply #1997 on: July 16, 2017, 08:39:45 pm »
Frigate Bird nuclear explosion of Operation Dominic seen through the periscope of USS Carbonero, off Johnson Atoll, 6 May 1962.