WWII

Japanese soldiers involved in street fighting in Shanghai, China in 1937. The battle of Shanghai lasted from August through November of 1937, eventually involving nearly one million troops. In the end, Shanghai fell to the Japanese, after over 150,000 casualties combined.

Check 44 more photos of different events before the war at the Atlantic photo blog – HERE

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Lots more to check out – HERE

I just love the look of the art from that era.

Check out some similar Super Mario Bros. WWII Themed Propaganda Posters – HERE

Some Dinosaur themed WWII Propaganda Posters – HERE

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One evening in the autumn of 1940 bombs fell on the course and Temporary Rules were introduced to allow for the consequences. Dr Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, used the Club’s Temporary Rules as the theme of a broadcast by William (Lord Haw-Haw) Joyce: “By means of these ridiculous reforms the English snobs try to impress the people with a kind of pretended heroism. They can do so without danger, because, as everyone knows, the German Air Force devotes itself only to the destruction of military targets and objectives of importance to the war effort.” Evidently the Club’s laundry outbuilding was a military target.

Source: Richmond Golf Club via Neatorama

You can’t say that the rules aren’t fair.

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During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a possible Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air.

Crafty Lockheed… very crafty.

More pics – HERE

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Awesome stuff!  I love that look.

The artist’s name is Fernando Reza, you can buy all four 11×17″ prints for $80 – HERE

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“M1 Thumb” is in reference to yesterday’s post – HERE

Extremely rare Japanese Type 5 Garand. This is an extremely rare Japanese made copy of a U.S. Garand. It is estimated that only around 100 or so of these guns were built. The Japanese originally tried converting U.S. Garand to 7.7 Japanese caliber but had trouble with the American magazine design with the 7.7 round. They decided to try to build a copy of the Garand from scratch. These guns were made of the Yokosuka Arsenal as experimental guns, but these experimentals were forced into service due to the shortages towards the end of the war. This gun is chambered in 7.7 and has a 10 round captive magazine. The action works perfectly and the bore has strong rifling, but has darkness in the grooves. 90% plus finish remains on the metal and the wood shows minimal use. The magazine well cover is a perfect replacement. Very hard to find gun with only a handful known. Here is an opportunity to own one of the legendary rarities of WWII! Price – $29,500.00

Lots more pictures at the collectors site – HERE

Hat Tip: Jon V

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