Photographs of the Rhineland campaign vividly tell the tale of Allied forces pushing hard against an ever weakening German military.
As is the case throughout the Museum, individual stories are highlighted of exceptional bravery, from officers to enlisted men. Here are three of them.
One of my favourite artifacts in the museum is this pistol, because of the story behind it. Private Terrence Kaye was an audacious but lucky man.
The Jeep is a legacy of the war, when for Allied forces it was a tough and reliable transport. Today the contemporary car is a mainstay for many drivers.
Medical care for the wounded, either military or civilian, is explored here. A nurse is seen administering care.
Some of the standard field equipment of the time for doctors and nurses is displayed.
Faces of the past, with war wounds of their own. The numbers were typical of injuries.
The end was coming. Germany was losing ground.
The individual stories bring history into sharp focus. In my village a local historian has researched the stories of the local men who died in the two world wars.ReplyDelete
None of my family joined the war, yet it feels like... it is part of my life. I´m only half-German. But here you grow up with the war-guilt.ReplyDelete
It should never be forgotten, or, as you said, repeated. But I hope my Nieces learn different stuff at school, too.
Dappere mannen. Dit mogen we niet vergetenReplyDelete
wow great post!Like that pistol!And what astory attacked to itReplyDelete
I think i have to see Band of Brothers again!Thanx for sharing! xxx
We'll never thank them enough.ReplyDelete
Another fabulous post William.ReplyDelete
Para nunca esquecer.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
@John: individual stories make it personal. That's one of the strengths of this museum.ReplyDelete
@Iris: it must be quite different there.
@Aritha: thank you.
@Anita: you're welcome.
@Italiafinlandia: I agree.
@Gemel: thank you.
It's about time we can celebrate our liberation in May again after two years with Covid.ReplyDelete
I suppose you read the recent news about Anne Frank and the man who is believed to have betrayed her.ReplyDelete
There are so many war stories, I am glad the soldier's made it home to tell these stories.ReplyDelete
Take care, have a happy day!
i always love to hear or read the individual stories too, makes me think of my parents growing up during this time...ReplyDelete
There wasn’t much to that medical field equipment but I guess it had to be compact.ReplyDelete
War and Peace!ReplyDelete
...there have been several opportunities to save Europe and it continues today.ReplyDelete
Here’s to ends coming. 😀ReplyDelete
The individual stories bring real light on the time.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: I heard.
@Eileen: thank you.
@bc: mine too.
@Magiceye: an odd combination.
@Tom: that is true.
@anvilcloud: still some material to cover.
@Sharon: yes they do.
Your trips to these museums are always very interesting. Appreciate the work you put into your posts and the very interesting photos.ReplyDelete
The individual stories really bring the story home.ReplyDelete
When I see these photos it reminds me again of the horrors of war. You could make a long list from your photos.ReplyDelete
Grateful ~ great tribute exhibit ~ReplyDelete
Wishing you lots of happy moments,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
War stories highlight the heroes who fought. Wonderful exhibit.ReplyDelete
I watched "The Darkest Hour" on Netflix last night. We all came so close... it's frightening.ReplyDelete
Lo que no ha quedado completamente claro, si Hitler se suicidó cuando perdió la guerra o se ha mantenido escondido en un lugar seguro hasta el final de sus días..hay opiniones contradictorias sobre esta cuestión.ReplyDelete
@Denise: thank you.ReplyDelete
@RedPat: they do indeed.
@Red: quite true.
@Bill: I think so.
@Jeanie: well said.
@Ventana: thank you.
It is always jolting in a way to see how young soldiers in WWII were.ReplyDelete
Excellent; very good.ReplyDelete
Innocent lives lost to fuel the egos of a few.ReplyDelete
Interesting exhibits of WW II, and about D Day in the prior post. The photo of the injured children was poignant. Hoping and praying there will never be such a worldwide conflict ever again.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes, I absolutely agree! I don't know where we go from here!ReplyDelete
William - the stories of bravery are always amazing to me. It is hard to imagine acting in the same manner if I was in the same circumstances.ReplyDelete
I can relate.Delete
The soldiers were all so young when they were sent to war.ReplyDelete