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The crews of two Soviet Br-5 heavy mortars (280-mm) prepare to open fire somewhere on the Eastern Front. This was the heaviest Soviet field piece. The Br-5 was one of the most crucial weapons during the Battle of Berlin. Its 168-kg HE shell would create 10-meter wide craters upon impact, with a zone of devastation out to 100 m.The weapon had low rate of fire due to barrel overheating.

The crews of two Soviet Br-5 heavy mortars (280-mm) prepare to open fire somewhere on the Eastern Front. This was the heaviest Soviet field piece. The Br-5 was one of the most crucial weapons during the Battle of Berlin. Its 168-kg HE shell would create 10-meter wide craters upon impact, with a zone of devastation out to 100 m.The weapon had low rate of fire due to barrel overheating.

WWI, Activities in France.Heavy artillery cutting railroad to Metz. U.S. Army Signal Corps Portfolio of Official War Photographs. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

WWI, Activities in France.Heavy artillery cutting railroad to Metz. U.S. Army Signal Corps Portfolio of Official War Photographs. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (Apr 22, 1904 – Feb 18, 1967) Theoretical Physicist and Professor of Physics at University of California, Berkeley. With Enrico Fermi, he is called "Father of the Atomic Bomb" for his role in the Manhattan Project, World War II Project that developed the first nuclear weapons. First atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, Trinity test in New Mexico; He remarked later that it brought to mind words from Bhagavad Gita: "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of…

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (Apr 22, 1904 – Feb 18, 1967) Theoretical Physicist and Professor of Physics at University of California, Berkeley. With Enrico Fermi, he is called "Father of the Atomic Bomb" for his role in the Manhattan Project, World War II Project that developed the first nuclear weapons. First atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, Trinity test in New Mexico; He remarked later that it brought to mind words from Bhagavad Gita: "Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of…

Salvage of Boche Ammmunition. These shells, marked 141.18, 3.2 Kg. DM M 29.12.17 have been gathered by a salvage squad, following the rapid retreat of the Germans, Genicourt, France, October 29, 1918. U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Salvage of Boche Ammmunition. These shells, marked 141.18, 3.2 Kg. DM M 29.12.17 have been gathered by a salvage squad, following the rapid retreat of the Germans, Genicourt, France, October 29, 1918. U.S. Army Signal Corps Photograph. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

The New York Times June 6, 1944 - Allied Armies Land In France In The Havre-Cherbourg Area; Great Invasion Is Under Way

The New York Times June 6, 1944 - Allied Armies Land In France In The Havre-Cherbourg Area; Great Invasion Is Under Way

A Japanese army air force pilot with his Mitsubishi Ki-21 bomber aircraft, 1942.

A Japanese army air force pilot with his Mitsubishi Ki-21 bomber aircraft, 1942.

E.G. Kallesser Works on a 105mm Howitzer, 1968  "Breech Betterment: Staff Sergeant E. G. Kallesser (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) of Force Logistic Command’s (FLC) Logistic Support Unit (LSU) at An Hoa, works on a broken lock key in the breech of a 105mm howitzer. The LSU maintenance facility is handling repairs on weapons supporting Operation Taylor Common, in progress west of An Hoa, 22 miles southwest of Da Nang (official USMC photo by Lance Corporal N. W. Myers)."   From the Jonathan Abel…

E.G. Kallesser Works on a 105mm Howitzer, 1968 "Breech Betterment: Staff Sergeant E. G. Kallesser (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) of Force Logistic Command’s (FLC) Logistic Support Unit (LSU) at An Hoa, works on a broken lock key in the breech of a 105mm howitzer. The LSU maintenance facility is handling repairs on weapons supporting Operation Taylor Common, in progress west of An Hoa, 22 miles southwest of Da Nang (official USMC photo by Lance Corporal N. W. Myers)." From the Jonathan Abel…

GI's of the 1st Infantry Division "The Big Red One", hide behind tanks from the firing of a German sniper who has not yet been located. Sankt Andreasberg, Lower Saxony, Germany. 14 April 1945.

GI's of the 1st Infantry Division "The Big Red One", hide behind tanks from the firing of a German sniper who has not yet been located. Sankt Andreasberg, Lower Saxony, Germany. 14 April 1945.

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