Enigma Machine - Enigma Machine During World War II, the Germans used the Enigma, a cipher machine, to develop nearly unbreakable codes for sending messages. The Enigma's settings offered 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible solutions, yet the Allies were eventually able to crack its code. By end of the war, 10 percent of all German Enigma communications were decoded at Bletchley Park, in England, on the world’s first electromagnetic computers.
This Panther was knocked-out by PIAT in the city of Overloon probably between October and November 1944 during the hard fights for the city (maybe on October 13th). It belonged to the Panzer-Abteilung 2107 (Panzer-Brigade 107) and is probably pictured after World War Two.
Jimmy Stewart’s original attempts to join the Army were rejected because he did not meet the height and weight requirements to become a fighter pilot. Unfazed by the setback, Stewart found an alternative route by joining the U.S. Air Corps, where he would quickly rise through the ranks and become a Colonel in just four years. He won virtually every Medal of Honor available, helped fly crucial missions in Nazi Germany and would later fly B-52 Bombers through Vietnam.
Guerrilla Warfare. The French Resistance played a vital part in aiding the Allies to success in Western Europe -especially leading up to D-Day in June 1944. The French Resistance supplied the Allies with vital intelligence reports as well as doing a huge amount of work to disrupt the German supply and communication lines within France. No glorification, no heroism, just history. *Note the British "Sten" submachine gun shouldered by the rear most fighter.