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Lone Sentry WWII
A DIRECTORY OF WORLD WAR II NEWS AND LINKS
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Archive: August 2006
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
1:1 Scale Tiger ◊
So much for scale models! This team in Hungary seems to be building a full-size 1:1 scale Tiger I. The gallery section contains a number of photographs of construction and painting of the Tiger. External Link: Tiger Tank Team (www.tiger1.hu).
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30
WWII Memories at University of Mississippi ◊
WWII Memories is a collection of wartime memories displayed at the University of Mississippi Museum website. The website contains a selection of photographs, documents, and personal accounts from Europe, the Pacific, and the Home Front with a focus on Mississippi residents. The material is extensive, well-edited, and elegantly presented. External Link: WWII Memories (OleMiss.edu).
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
Italian Gothic Line ◊
Linea Gotica Toscana is a small Italian website devoted to the battle for the Gothic Line in Italy during WWII. The web pages are also available in English. External Link: Linea Gotica Toscana (Gothic Line).
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
65th Infantry Division Vet Receives Bronze Star ◊
Ben Morfino, who served in Company F, 259th Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division, recently received a Bronze Star for his bravery in the 65th's battle for the Siegfried Line and Saarlautern. The 65th Infantry Division was a late arrival in the ETO, landing in France in January 1945. In some of the division's toughest fighting, the 65th Infantry Division captured Saarlautern March 19 and Neunkirchen March 21, 1945. The 65th Infantry Division was composed of the 259th, 260th, and 261st Infantry Regiments. External Link: Milford WWII vet received Bronze Star.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
Flickr WWII Photo Set including England, France, Belgium, Germany ◊
User Alki1 displays a large set of WWII photographs from one soldier's journey from training in the U.S., through England, and into France, Belgium, and Germany. U.S. Camp New Orleans in France is featured in many of the photographs. The set also includes two photographs of a rarely seen Tiger II number 133 of s.SS-PzAbt 101. External Link: Alki1's Photo Sets on Flickr.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
Lego Ships and Tanks ◊
Lego models have always been a very popular online topic. Brickmania.com has an interesting collection of WWII Lego models including an impressive Lego USS Missouri and USS Duluth along with Lego Allied and German tanks. External Link: Militaria Lego Model Gallery.
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