We visited Buckinghamshire Railway Museum last week. This sign tickled me, partly because many of the places listed are important places from my past but also because who wouldn't want a special excursion to Bromsgrove?
Stepping back from the Table Top hobbies, I'm also part of a reenacting group, the 70th guards
No political affiliation I assure you, only recreating tactics and lifestyles on honor of past warriors. May the Fallen and those who fought never be forgotten
Enjoy the pictures! I hope it inspires possibly your painting, modeling or just a interest in history!
Known as Il Duce ("The Leader"), Mussolini was the founder of Italian Fascism. In 1912, Mussolini had been a leading member of the National Directorate of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI), but was expelled from the PSI for advocating military intervention in World War I, in opposition to the party's stance on neutrality. Mussolini served in the Royal Italian Army during the war until he was wounded and
discharged in 1917.
As World War II began, Ciano and Viscount Halifax were holding secret phone conversations. The British wanted Italy on their side against Germany as it had been in World War I.French government opinion was more geared towards action against Italy; they were eager to attack Italy in Libya. In September 1939, France swung to the opposite extreme, offering to discuss issues with Italy, but as the French were unwilling to discuss Corsica, Nice and Savoy, Mussolini did not answer.Historian Alexander Gibson stated that Allies were certain that Italy would join the war on the Axis side, and tried to provoke Italy into fighting while she was still unprepared.In late November 1939, Adolf Hitler declared: "So long as the Duce lives, one can rest assured that Italy will seize every opportunity to achieve its imperialistic aims." Convinced that the war would soon be over, with a German victory looking likely at that point, Mussolini decided to enter the war on the Axis side. Accordingly, Italy declared war on Britain and France on 10 June 1940.Mussolini regarded the war against Britain and France as a life-or-death struggle between opposing ideologies — Fascism and "the Masonic, democratic, capitalist world"– describing the war as "the struggle of the fertile and young people against the sterile people moving to the sunset; it is the struggle between two centuries and two ideas",and as a "logical development of our Revolution". #war#ss#soldiers#ww1#history#warhistory#axis#allied#mussolini#worldwar1#worldwar2incolor#plane#ww2incolor#worldwartwo#combathistory#hitler#warphotography#greatwar#ww2daily#ww2#historiansunion#aircraft#military#worldwar2#combat#duce#wwii#follow#nazi
The British 🇬🇧 faced many defeats in the early stages of WWII, but Churchill remained enthusiastic
Defeats with total casualties (including KIA, WIA, POW) of Commonwealth forces:
Battle of France - 66,000
Battle of Greece and Crete - 38,000
Fall of Hong Kong - 12,000
Fall of Singapor and Malaysia - 130,000
Burma campaign - 30,000
Battle of Gazala and Tobruk - 82,000
For a total of 350,000 from May 1940 to May 1942 ‼️