Posts tagged 1940
Posts tagged 1940
According to American historian Richard C. Lucas in his book The Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation, these are the damages inflicted onto the Germans by the Polish Home Army:Locomotives damaged: 6,930
Locomotives delayed in overhaul: 803
Trains derailed: 732
Railroad cars destroyed: 979
Railroad cars damaged: 19,058
Railroad cars set on fire: 443
Disruptions of electric power in Warsaw: 638
Military vehicles damaged or destroyed: 4,326
Railroad bridges blown up: 38
Aircraft damaged: 28
Aircraft destroyed: 68
Gasoline destroyed by tonnage: 4,674
Oil refineries incapacitated: 3
Carloads of wood burned: 150
Military warehouses burned: 122
Military food storage burned: 8
Production in factories brought to halt: 7
Factories burned: 15
Defective parts for aircraft engines produced: 4,710
Defective cannon barrels produced: 203
Defective artillery shells produced: 92,000
Defective aircraft produced: 107
Defective parts produced for electrical appliances: 570,000
Important plant machinery damaged: 2,872
Various other acts of sabotage: 25,145
Attacks on German soldiers: 5,733
It’s important to note however, that General Eduard Bor-Komorowski, the leader of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, commented saying that “This summary gives only the more characteristic acts of sabotage and is only half the picture of the scope of our activities.”
Before I go off to exchange my broken Nook for a new one, I thought I’d post this. Along with my WWI photographs I bought on Saturday, I picked up a plethora of WWI and WWII postcards. This is the one that stood out the most. It reads:
Well are you in the army yet, if not stay out of it if you can. I don’t like it and I wish I was home. How is everything back home? Well so long, Casey.
I rather hope Casey made it home in one piece.
Ansel Adams - School children, Manzanar Relocation Center, California, 1943
John Lennon as a kid. The young rebel.
Follow the click through for backround info on Anny- Yolande Horowitz, a Holocaust victim.
Virginia Loving; golfing
Nancy Lodge, age 2, standing on the corner of Yakima St., Washington.
1950’s or 1940’s