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cakejam:

HE’S BACK ONCE AGAIN

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bag-of-dirt:

German children play on a Panzerkampfwagen Panther Sd.Kfz. 171, Pantherturm III - Betonsockel, following German defeat and the fall of Berlin. The Pantherturm III - Betonsockel was a Panzerkampfwagen Panther tank turret with a concrete base in fixed, fortified positions that were dug into the ground to be used as a desperate defensive weapon in during the Battle of Berlin. Berlin, Germany. June 1945.

bag-of-dirt:

German children play on a Panzerkampfwagen Panther Sd.Kfz. 171, Pantherturm III - Betonsockel, following German defeat and the fall of Berlin. The Pantherturm III - Betonsockel was a Panzerkampfwagen Panther tank turret with a concrete base in fixed, fortified positions that were dug into the ground to be used as a desperate defensive weapon in during the Battle of Berlin. Berlin, Germany. June 1945.

theoddmentemporium
theoddmentemporium:

Ghost Army
The Ghost Army was a United States Army tactical deception unit during World War II officially known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. The 1,100-man unit was given a unique mission within the Army to impersonate other U.S. Army units to deceive the enemy.
From a few weeks after D-Day, when they landed in France, until the end of the war, they put on a traveling road show, using inflatable tanks, sound trucks, phony radio transmissions and playacting. They staged more than 20 battlefield deceptions, often operating very close to the front lines. Their mission was kept secret until 1996, and elements of it remain classified.
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theoddmentemporium:

Ghost Army

The Ghost Army was a United States Army tactical deception unit during World War II officially known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. The 1,100-man unit was given a unique mission within the Army to impersonate other U.S. Army units to deceive the enemy.

From a few weeks after D-Day, when they landed in France, until the end of the war, they put on a traveling road show, using inflatable tanks, sound trucks, phony radio transmissions and playacting. They staged more than 20 battlefield deceptions, often operating very close to the front lines. Their mission was kept secret until 1996, and elements of it remain classified.

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georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

History Channel’s The World Wars in a nutshell. The image on the left is a Soviet tank attack some time after Stalingrad. The one on the right shows an American tank attack around the time of the Battle of the Bulge.

As you can see with the still images on the bottom with the “American” attack flipped around, it is the exact same thing. They quite literally took the same shot, flipped it so the tanks were going the other way, and digitally altered it with American markings.

While the show got plenty of more serious things wrong, I think that this really just epitomizes the laziness and lack of respect for anything even approaching historical fidelity that plagued the entire series.