"🇳🇱 K-class sloop" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - 🇳🇱 A port bow view of the Royal Netherlands Navy K-class sloop HNLMS Van Speijk (F805), docked in harbor in the Netherlands, after the Second World War. — Koninklijke Marine/Royal Netherlands Navy -------------------------------------------- The K-class was a class of three sloops designed in the late 1930s to replace the Brinio-class gunboats of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Originally seven ships where planned of which three ships where laid down and two more ordered (which were canceled after the German invasion of the Netherlands, May 10th - May 17th, 1940) during the Second World War. -------------------------------------------- The K1 and K3 were laid down at the P. Smit Jr, Rotterdam shipyard, Netherlands, in 1939. K2 was laid down at Gusto N.V., Schiedam shipyard also in 1939. Still incomplete at the start of the German invasion of the Netherlands and not yet launched, the three ships were found undamaged by the invading German forces and the Kriegsmarine ordered the completion of K1, K2 and K3. K1 was launched on November 23rd, 1940. Both K2 and K3 were launched in 1941 on June 28th and March 22nd. The three ships were commissioned in 1941 and 1942 into the Kriegsmarine. -------------------------------------------- During the Second World War, the three ships saw service in Norwegian and German home waters. K1 sank near Aarhus, (Denmark) on May 5th, 1945. K2 was found in Horten, (Norway) by Dutch military forces in 1945 after the end of the Second World War and towed back to Delfzijl, (Netherlands) where she sank by accident in November 1945. The ship was raised on July 26th, 1946 and towed to Den Helder, (Netherlands) where the ship was sold for scrap in October 1947 after inspection. After the Second World War, only K3 entered Dutch service as HNLMS Van Speijk (F805) after she was repaired at the Rijkswerf at Amsterdam, (Netherlands). The ship was sold for scrap August 29th, 1960. — #🇳🇱NetherlandsDuringWWII
And then surround yourself with the ppl that will help you get there.
✈️Heading to LA tomorrow to work with a client! We are strategizing and planning their book launch and next six months of marketing!
Four years ago I sat at this very location dreaming big with no idea how I would make it happen. .
Now? It’s not what I expected but I’m in love wit it even more ❤️.
Keep dreaming big, never quite, and be #relentless
The things you do may just change the course of history....
Ever wondered what this monument is on the corner of Cleveland and Stuart Streets? It is the Fisk (or Wireless) Memorial. This is where the first direct wireless message was sent from the UK to Australia in 1918, connecting Australia with the rest of the world 🌎 The Ku-ring-gai Historical Society will be having centenary celebrations there this Saturday the 22nd for those who love a bit of history!
There were a number of reasons why the British First Airborne at Arnhem and ultimately Operation Market Garden failed. The most significant was the failure to capture Nijmegen Bridge the first day.
Major-General James Gavin’s 82nd Airborne Division was told to prioritized and hold Groesbeek Heights, which overlooked the Reichswald to the south-east of Nijmegen. It was thought the German 406th infantry was hidden there with armored support. (This was actually completely false, there was no German presence)
Their delayed advance on Nijmegen bridge (seven hours) allowed the German SS 10th Panzer division to advance north to Arnhem, dig in and reenforced the north side of the bridge, preventing its capture. It wasn’t until the third day of the operation when British XXX corps arrived with tanks, that Nijmegen was captured along side the 82nd Airborne.
The Germans also effectively blocked the road north delaying the Allied breakthrough another 2 days. By this point it was too late for the paratroopers in Arnhem. Elements of the 9th SS Panzer Division and 10th SS Panzer Division surrounded and decimated the British 1st Airborne Division. Of the 10,000 men who had landed to take Arnhem, 1,400 were killed and over 6,000 captured; only 2,400 paratroopers managed to safely cross to the south bank of the Rhine and withdraw.
Bust of old Abe Lincoln. What do you see in his expression? I see a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders. A face fixed with a poignant expression. A face perfectly mirroring the turmoil, and death, agony of a nation literally split in two. ⠀
What do you see? I invite you to share your thoughts.⠀
Somehow I wanted to rewatch this episode of "History Buffs" in which Nick discussed the movie 1492 which was made to celebrate Christopher Columbus's arrival in the new world
And Nicks review is damning. And he is right. Back in the 90s and as a teen I thought it to be accurate but it isn't. Not a all. Now, many were told either bullshit or nothing about the true Columbus. Anyway...it still is a "fun" (even if the true history he talks about in the episode isn't) episode that should be watched every Columbus Day. 😉
Sidenote: History Buffs is a Youtube channel hosted by Nick Hodges who reviews historical movies or movies that want to be historical. And there are some he really loves and some not so much ; and he seems to be as accurate as he can be in his reviews which is why it takes weeks or even months until a new episode is uploaded.
Now, there are of course things you might agree or disagree there and even Nick is okay with inaccuracies as long as they are not intended to draw a totally false picture of the past but as for the historical facts I'd like to quote John Adams: "Facts are stubborn things ( and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.)" And the facts, especially when it comes to movies like "1492" cannot be set aside.
#history #movies #movie #historical #historicalmovies #film #filmbuff #historyfilm #historicalfilm #1492 #christophercolumbus #youtube #historybuff #historybuffs #nickhodges #america
Two groups of officers observe USS Arizona (BB-39) passing out of the Elizabeth River and into the Chesapeake Bay, 11 December 1930. One of Arizona’s three Vought O3U-3 floatplanes is circling around towards the tip of Norfolk, visible just to the right of the pylon on the left. Some of the battleship’s complement are gathered along the rails on the bow, taking in the sights of their departure and the observers ashore. I’m unsure what branch the men on the pier are a part of, but this photo is listed on Navsource as taken in Norfolk so my guess is this is one of the northernmost berths at Naval Station Norfolk; from the date of the base’s establishment in April 1917 through 1952, the facility was known as Naval Operating Base Norfolk. The change from NOB Norfolk to NS Norfolk occurred on 1 January 1953 when Naval Air Station Norfolk was put under the same command as the NOB.
Does anyone know where this flag is? No, seriously. I don’t remember where I took this picture. But I do remember it took me 194785818615 tries.
The British major who brought an umbrella into battle!
Troops knew Major Digby Tatham-Warter by the umbrella he carried because, as he said, he "couldn't remember passwords and anyone would recognize the bloody fool carrying the umbrella as an Englishman." When a fellow officer told him "that thing won't do you any good", he replied "Oh my goodness Pat, but what if it rains?
During the Battle of Arnhem, part of Operation Market Garden, he disabled a German armoured car with his umbrella, incapacitating the driver by shoving the umbrella through the car's observational slit and poking the driver in the eye. Digby contributed greatly to the morale of the defenders, and even when defeat was imminent, spirits were always very high.
Out of ammunition and cut off from the rest of the Allied forces, Digby and his men send a last radio message – “out of ammo, God save the King” – and surrendered. Having been wounded, Digby was sent to a local hospital upon being captured where he eventually escaped with a fellow officer. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order upon his return to the United Kingdom.
(Photo: The character Major Carlyle (played by Christopher Good) in the 1977 epic war film 'A Bridge Too Far' was based on real-life Major Digby.)
"🇩🇪 MS Tannenfels (1938)" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - 🇩🇪 The German cargo ship MS Tannenfels (1938), in port in 1938. http://www.korabli.eu/images/kreysera/germaniya/vspomogatelnye/mihel/izobrazheniya/full/tannenfels.jpg (copyright expired) -------------------------------------------- The MS Tannenfels was a German cargo ship owned by Deutshe Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft Hansa) — (DDG Hansa), the ship was built in Bremen, Germany. Launched on April 9th, 1938 and commissioned into service on June 11th, 1938. When the Second World War began in Europe on September 1st, 1939, MS Tannenfels (1938) was in the Port city of Kismayo (modern day Somalia, in Italian Somaliland. She remained there until January 1941, when British troops entered Italian Somaliland — (this was during the Abyssinian Campaign (June 10th, 1940 - November 9th, 1943) in the Second World War). She then sailed for Europe via the Cape of Good Hope, eventually reaching German-occupied France sometime in 1941. -------------------------------------------- She was taken over by the Kriegsmarine and commissioned as an auxiliary naval vessel. The former cargo ship was fitted with machine guns and some larger naval guns — (15 cm SK C/28) for self-defense. During the next year and a half, she was employed as a blockade runner, slipping past British patrols to deliver supplies to German armed merchant cruisers at sea, one of these ships may have been the Deutschland-class heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer. In December 1942 at Bordeaux, German-occupied France, she was damaged by limpet mines placed by British commandos (Operation Frankton, December 7th - 12th, 1942), and was no longer seaworthy. The MS Tannenfels (1938) was eventually scuttled as a blockship in the Gironde River, Southwest France in 1944.
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Three boys in the imperial Russian army, their ages ranging from 11-14. An observer in Russia noted that durring the war, boys were among the most common, and patriotic volunteers. At the beginning of the war such young volunteers were intentionally not used in combat, but as the war progressed and the Russian army faced immense losses, these boy soldiers were called to the front. Thousands of these boys served in the Russian army and Navy throughout the conflict with many not surviving the slaughter of the Eastern front. 🇷🇺 #lestweforget #war #battle #russia #ww1 #thegreatwar #greatwar #russian #russianempire #history #historical #historybuff #historic
Unterwasserarchäologieluftbildaufnahmen ➡️ meine neue Nische? 🤔😁 Das „Geröll“ im Wasser sind Granitsäulen und -blöcke die die Römer im 12 Jhd. hier im Norden Sardiniens abgebaut und über Korsika verschifft hatten. Die Steine wurden im #Pantheon
und im Dom von #Pisa