Born just a few days after Christmas 1901, Marie Magdalene Dietrich was destined for stardom. Today, she’s largely remembered as the first German Hollywood star. In addition to her status as a celebrity, she has a place reserved in military history for her invaluable contribution to the WWII war effort!
In addition to giving the rest of history a swath of acts of heroism and legendary stories, the Second World War produced some of the greatest quotes of recent memory. Moving speeches and addresses were delivered far and wide, and moved an entire generation. Their words impact us to this day.
Here is a scenario: imagine you are commander on the battlefield in WW2 and you have just battled with an enemy who refused defeat and has retreated to the mountains. The obvious action is to follow them and destroy the remaining enemy forces. However, terrain is extremely rough and only one unit can successfully climb the rocky mountain. Would you have the guts to follow them up the treacherous place with just one unit?
In the month of August, join Liberators in celebrating the end of World War 2. It will be 71 years since the the surrender of Japan and ending the great WWII. A very significant month in the history of the world. We have designed some decorations for your bases that will add more character, muster and also show your might!
We’ve said here a thousand times before… War ain’t for the faint of heart. World War II was without doubt, one of the most trying times in human history, and it turned out some of the greatest heroes modern history has to boast of. And many of them were regular blue collar workers, straight from the factors and farms of the Western world.
Built by the Germans in Northern France was a night-impenetrable line of defensive forts known as Westwall. Its official name was the Siegfried Line and its history stretched back to the First World War. It was a network of defensive structures that contained more than 18,000 bunkers, tunnels, and tank traps. Getting past it was no small task. And here it is brought to the Liberators Battlefield!
As clever generals in the Second World War and any war in history are aware, actual combat is only one part of the equation along the path to victory. Strategy includes where to place your men on the field, when to strike, and using what you have to your advantage. But all the planning in the world is of no use if you cannot supply your hardworking soldiers when they set about their tasks!