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USSR announces winter counteroffensives against Nazi invaders last year killed 850,000 Axis troops, inducing German disaster at Stalingrad.

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WW2 Tweets from 1943 ‏@RealTimeWWII ·55 mins55 minutes ago
Milligan shelters from bombing in a hollow: "Where are you,’ shouted a voice. ‘I’m in a depression,’ I said. ‘Aren’t we all,’ was the reply"100 retweets 72 favorites Reply Retweet 100 Retweeted 100 Favorite 72 Favorited 72 More
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Spike: "Lying face down was the body of an Italian not long dead, the blood on his neck still oozing. Lovingly, I removed his watch."42 retweets 23 favorites Reply Retweet 42 Retweeted 42 Favorite 23 Favorited 23 More
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British artillery gunner Spike Milligan is in North Africa: "Hurried Jerry retreat along hot dust-choked valleys, corpses everywhere."38 retweets 11 favorites Reply Retweet 38 Retweeted 38

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Haven't we won this war yet. :dontknow:

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Sun May 17, 2015 9:38 pm
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This is not the end
Not the beginning of the end
But perhaps
The end of the beginning.

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Colossal preparation taking place across southern England for Allied invasion of France, now scheduled for 5 June. pic.twitter.com/hZQC90AH4v
11:56pm - 1 May 16
Been a long time comming,what it must have been like for those living through it done bear thinking about.

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I don't see it in my timeline anymore

going to post some random ones to 'catch up'

WW2 Tweets from 1944 ‏@RealTimeWWII Apr 3
Of 76 British airmen who made "Great Escape" from German Stalag Luft prison camp last week, 73 have been captured & 50 executed by Gestapo.

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WW2 Tweets from 1944 ‏@RealTimeWWII Apr 1
In a disastrous air raid on Nuremberg, RAF Bomber Command have had worst night of war: 95 of 795 planes shot down, most bombs miss targets.

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WW2 Tweets from 1944 ‏@RealTimeWWII Jan 16
"Road of Life" over frozen Lake Ladoga now ferrying Red Army into Leningrad; 1,241,000 Soviets attack 74,000 Germans

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WW2 Tweets from 1944 ‏@RealTimeWWII Apr 28 Slapton, England
Exercise Tiger, amphibious landing at Slapton Sands, Devon, to simulate D-Day invasion, ends in chaos as troops attack into friendly fire.

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WW2 Tweets from 1944 ‏@RealTimeWWII Apr 28 Slapton, England
Convoy of US troop ships heading for Slapton ambushed in Channel by German "E-boat" raiders, killing 100s of GIs.

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WW2 Tweets from 1944 ‏@RealTimeWWII Apr 28 Slapton, England
Survivors landing at Slapton Sands accidentally shot by "friendly" defenders & bombarded with British naval guns, massacring 100s more.

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Slightly off time line but
A Royal Navy veteran and hero has died aged 95. Lieutenant Commander David Balme led the team who stole the Nazis’ infamous Enigma machine after capturing and boarding a German U-Boat in 1941.

Lieutenant Commander Balme died earlier this month, but his memory will live on in World War Two history as it is the capture of the Enigma machine that is lauded as a turning point in the battle for the Atlantic.

When Balme and his men raided the German U-Boat in 1941 off the coast of Greenland, they had no idea what they would find. Even when they came across the Enigma machine, they didn’t know what it was, but decided to send the machine and code books that were found with it back to England for analysis and investigation
Many thanks Sir.

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Skipped a few decades there jim. :D

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Well worth the effort to show respect to someone who really deserves it.

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Japanese banzai charge on Saipan briefly overpowers US defences, 650 men killed- but counterattack slaughters 3000+.
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Following 3000-strong banzai charge are Japanese wounded, many unarmed due to ammo shortages, bandaged & limping to attack US lines.


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Japanese Gen. Saito: "No longer any distinction between civilians & troops. Better to join the attack with bamboo spears than surrender."


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Japanese on Saipan have launched suicidal "banzai" charge, hoping to overwhelm US soldiers & die with honour rather than be captured.


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US troops on Saipan have forced increasingly desperate Japanese defenders into mountain holdout in centre of island.
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