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Wrecks of two X-Craft Midget Submarines

Wrecks of two X-Craft Midget Submarines

These two wreckages of a "X-craft" midget submarine can be found at the Aberlady beach. During the Second World War, these two were used as training object and after the war attached to a concrete block for target practice.

http://www.ww2museums.com/article/8403/X-Craft-Midget-Submarines.htm
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WWII Japan Kiska

WWII Japan Kiska

One can observe bomb craters, Japanese defensive positions, what appears to be a 'land-based' japanese mini-submarine, a converted naval 'rifle' converted to fire from on shore. Over many parts of the island, one can trace bomb craters -- especially in relation to US and Canadian assaults to regain the island.
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Aerial photo of a U.S. Army Air Forces attack on Kiska island, Alaska

Aerial photo of a U.S. Army Air Forces attack on Kiska island, Alaska

Aerial photo of a U.S. Army Air Forces attack on Kiska island, Alaska (USA), circa 1943.
Original caption: "A train of bombs drops from United States Army Air forces plane on territory in the Aleutians held by the Japanese. Our fighting forces harass the enemy at this important outpost daily."
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The gun that fired the first shots of the Pacific War (WW2)

The gun that fired the first shots of the Pacific War (WW2)

The 4"/50 (10.2 cm) No. 3 gun from the USS Ward DD-139, which fired the first American shots of the Pacific War, sinking one of the five Japanese Ko-hyoteki class midget submarines that were attempting to enter Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941.

It is located in the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Naval Submarine Base New London

Naval Submarine Base New London

Naval Submarine Base New London is the United States Navy's first submarine base, the "Home of the Submarine Force", and "the Submarine Capital of the World".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Submarine_Base_New_London
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Operation Hailstorm - Raid on Truk (Chuuk)

Operation Hailstorm - Raid on Truk (Chuuk)

Operation Hailstone was a massive naval air and surface attack launched on 17 February and 18 February 1944, during World War II by the United States Navy against the Japanese naval and air base at Truk in the Caroline Islands, a pre-war Japanese territory. Truk was a major Japanese logistical base as well as the operating "home" base for the Imperial Japanese Navy's Combined Fleet. T...
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Submarine in Venice

Submarine in Venice

Submarine in Venice.
"Arsenale Militare di Venezia"
(A.Fontana)
Additional info from McMaster_de: It's a SSK (submarine-submarine killer) of the Toti Class. The Enrico Dandolo was finished on 16th December 1967 and disarmed in July 1999.
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USS The Sullivans (DD-537)

USS The Sullivans (DD-537)

The first USS The Sullivans (DD-537) is a Fletcher-class destroyer. The ship is named in honor of the five Sullivan brothers (George, Francis, Joseph, Madison, and Albert) aged 19 to 27 who lost their lives when their ship, USS Juneau, was sunk by a Japanese submarine during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on 13 November 1942. This was the greatest military loss by any one American family durin...
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Soviet submarine in Nakskov harbour

Soviet submarine in Nakskov harbour

This submarine U-359 of the Whiskey-class was build 1953 and was in active service until 1989.

1997 it came to Nakskov and today it's a museum with accustic submarine sounds showing daily life in a Soviet submarine.
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Himeji Castle - 3D

Himeji Castle - 3D

Himeji Castle (Japanese: 姫路城; -jō) is a Japanese castle located in Himeji in Hyogo Prefecture. It is one of the oldest surviving structures from medieval Japan, and was registered as the first Japanese National Cultural Treasure by UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Japanese National Cultural Treasure in December, 1993. Along with Matsumoto Castle and Kumamoto Castle, it...
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Matsuwa Airfield 1945, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

Matsuwa Airfield 1945, Kuril Island Chain Overlay

During World War II the Japanese had an airfield located on this island. The island was garrisoned by the 41st Independent Mixed Regiment, 6th Independent Tank Company, and supporting units. During 1944 the Japanese facilities on the island were intermittently shelled by U.S. naval and bomber forces. Several Japanese cargo vessels were sunk near the island, and while at harbor. On June 1, 1944,...
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Japanese tower and Chinese pavilion

Japanese tower and Chinese pavilion

On the northern corner of the royal park two monuments can be seen, which are rather unusual for Belgium, but nevertheless splendid. After his visit to the 1900 universal Exhibition in Paris King Leopold II decided to have his park embellished with exotic monuments. He ordered the Parisian architect Alexandre Marcel to construct the Japanese tower and the Chinese Pavilion. The entrance of the ...
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