First Fallschirmjäger drop onto Crete

Today in history the first Fallschirmjäger (German Paratroopers)  dropped onto the Greek island of Crete.

The men defending the island were the New Zealanders, Australians, British and the Greeks.

Commanders of the battle were:

Allies: Bernard Freyberg       Axis: Kurt Student

Although the battle was an massive allied defeat the Germans never tried another aiborne invasion for the rest of the war.

Men Lost:

Allies lost:  3,990       German lost: 6,698

The surviving soldiers from the island of Crete evacuated to Egypt, Over 4 nights 16,000 men were evacuated to Egypt.

(Might add more on this later, It was a big battle)

Thats all for now

Published in: on May 20, 2010 at 8:16 pm  Comments (2)  

Today in history

19th May:

1943–Prime Minister Winston Churchill  and President Franklin Roosevelt  said that Monday May 1st would be  the date for Operation Overlord But due to bad weather the operation was postponed almost a month before the landings on the Normandy Peninsula.

Also ive finnished editing the site and im back.

Thats all for now


Published in: on May 19, 2010 at 8:00 pm  Comments (2)  

Quick Post

Today in history:

The Royal Air Force (RAF) successfully drop their bouncing bombs on the dams of Germany. This operation was Codenamed Operation Chasite, And will become famous and the men who participated in Operation Chasite will be known as The Dam Busters.

Making another Diorama:

Started my next diorama, Im going to be finished soon so when I am I will post the pics.

Thats all for now.


Published in: on May 17, 2010 at 4:05 am  Leave a Comment  

Today in History

13th May:

1941: Yugoslav royal colonel Dragoljub Mihailović starts fighting with German occupation troops, beginning the Serbian resistance.

1943 : German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.

Thank you vanguard for giving me today’s today in history.

Please read the 2 posts below this:

Tribute to 211 LAA

New Author

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Published in: on May 13, 2010 at 8:05 pm  Comments (1)  

Tribute to 211 LAA RA

A almost forgotten unit the 211 LAA was after the war, their men died and saw hell yet they aren’t remembered in records or anything so I would like to post this tribute to the men of 211 LAA RA.

Pictures Copyrighted © Remembrancewwii 2010

(My Personal Photos of 211 LAA)

Thats all for now.

Remember the 211 LAA!


Published in: on May 12, 2010 at 9:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

New Author

Im thinking of employing an author to help with the posts and all that.

If you are interested please comment and say why you would like to be an author on my site and what you know about the second world war.

Thats all for now.


Published in: on May 12, 2010 at 4:31 am  Leave a Comment  

Born Today was George Welch: American Pilot

George Welch was born in May 10th 1918 and died in October 12th  1954.

George reached the rank of Major in the United States Air Force (USAF) and served with the Air Force for 5 years 1939-1944.

George won 8 medals and some of them were:

Silver Star

Distinguished Flying Cross

Presidential Unit Citation

Also today in History the first German bombs of the war are dropped on England.

Thats all til next time,


Published in: on May 10, 2010 at 7:34 pm  Comments (1)  

Today in history

7th May 1945 marked the day of the great German surrender and the end of the war in Europe.

The unconditional surrender was signed in Reims, France at 2:41am.

But the war in the Pacific still raged and wouldn’t end for some months.

Published in: on May 8, 2010 at 10:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Lest We Forget

Well this site i created for people to learn and to understand the causes of the second world war and I want people to understand that war is bad. War is bad….

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old

Age Shall not weary them nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember then, We will remember them.

Published in: on May 6, 2010 at 7:09 pm  Comments (1)