Ondra Kalous

Ondra Kalous

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US WW2 poster urging women to join the war industry workforce. Note the "...my husband wants [underline] me..." Millions of women responded to the call.

US poster urging women to join the war industry workforce.my husband wants [underline] me." Millions of women responded to the call.

Quick nap for a Waffen SS grenadier in full camouflage kit and carrying the indestructible Zeiss field glasses, standard issue for the German army of the time. Note the truck's headlight cover visible behind the sleeping man.

A Waffen-SS soldier takes a rest while in full camouflage and carrying Zeiss field glasses, which were standard issue for the German army of the time. Note the truck's headlight cover visible behind him.

Normandy invasion, June 1944: Knocked out Cromwell Cruiser Tank VIII (A27M) in the village of Villers-Bocage. The Cromwell was the first tank put into service by the British to combine a dual-purpose gun, high speed from the powerful and reliable Meteor engine, and reasonable armour, all in one balanced package.The Cromwell first saw action in Normandy;t he tank equipped the armored reconnaissance regiments, of the Royal Armored Corps, within the 7th, 11th, and Guards Armored Divisions.

A British Cromwell observation post tank on Villers-Bocage's main street; one of more than a dozen vehicles destroyed by Michael Wittmann. This tank was commanded by Captain Paddy Victory of the Royal Horse Artillery

The Douglas TBD Devastator was a torpedo bomber of the US Navy that entered service in 1937. At its inception, the Devastator was the most advanced torpedo aircraft in the world, but advances in aircraft design caught up with it; by the time of the attack on Pearl, the Devastator was outdated. She did participate in the early WWII battles but in the Battle of Midway the Devastators launched against the Japanese fleet were almost totally wiped out. After that, the Devastator was retired for…

The US Navy carrier borne Douglas TBD Devastator was a death-trap; it could only release its torpedo flying in a straight line whilst dawdling at – making it easy to shoot down. (US Navy)