Wasa – Swedish War Ship in Stockholm

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Vasa is a Swedish warship built between 1626 and 1628. Built by 400 craftsmen at the royal shipyard at Stockholm, the ship was richly decorated as a symbol of the king’s ambitions for Sweden and himself. It was 69 meters long and was fitted with 64 cannons, and upon completion, it was of the most powerfully armed vessels in the world of that time. The ship foundered after sailing about 1,300 m into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628. Around 30 people lost their lives. Vasa was mostly forgotten, until she was located and recovered from the shallow waters in 1961. With a largely intact hull, the ship was housed in a temporary museum called Wasavarvet until 1988 and then she was moved to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm.

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War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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The War Remnants Museum is known as the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes, focusing on exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. It is located at 28 Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. The museum was opened in September 1975 and operated by the government. It draws 500,000 visitors annually. Museum curators make concerted efforts to educate foreigners, especially Americans, about the war, but based on a certain government-sanctioned Vietnamese interpretation of events.

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The World War II Photos by Rodger Hamilton

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World War Two in Europe began on 3rd September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declared war on Germany. The War ended in the Summer of 1945. World War II was the most destructive conflict in history. It cost more money, damaged more property, killed more people, and caused more far-reaching changes than any other war in history. Between 1939 and 1945, the Allies dropped 3.4 million tons of bombs, which averaged to 27,700 tons per month. It is estimated that 50 million people lost their lives during World War 2.

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Imperial War Museum Duxford, England

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The Imperial War Museum aims to provide information on the history of modern war and war-time experience to all guests who visit the site. Imperial War Museum Duxford is a branch of the Imperial War Museum near the village of Duxford in Cambridgeshire, England. It is Britain’s largest aviation museum. It houses nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibitions buildings.

Hours:
all year: 10am–6pm (winter 10am-4pm)

Entry:
Disabled: £13.60
Carer: free
Adult: £17
Under 16s: free
Concessions: £13.60

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The Golan Heights – Under Cover of the Israel Air Force

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Israel’s mountainous northern region is known as the Golan Heights. It is one of the most beautiful and most traveled parts of the country. The Golan Heights rise from 400 to 1700 feet. Its western border is the Yarden River and its southern border is the Yarmuk River. The Golan is the headwaters of the Jordan river valley. The water sources in this area are very important to the survival of Israel. The Golan was captured from Syria in 1967 by Israel, whose aim was to put an end to the Syrian practice of shooting into Israeli settlements from the hills and mountains of the Heights.

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World War II Gallery – Exhibit in WPAFB

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The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the official museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Dayton, Ohio. Memorable moments are captured in the museum’s World War II Gallery, which houses one of the world’s top collections of WWII aircraft. The gallery captures the pivotal moments, campaigns and figures of U.S. Army Air Forces’ air power in both the Pacific and European Theaters.

Hours:
The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Admission:
Admission to the museum is FREE.

The museum’s address is:
1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

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Aircraft:
Curtiss P-36A Hawk
Seversky P-35
Taylorcraft L-2M "Grasshopper"
Schweizer TG-3A
Douglas B-18 Bolo
Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero
Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 Sandpiper
Vultee L-1A Vigilant
North American B-25B Mitchell
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Ryan PT-22 Recruit
Douglas A-24
Bell P-39Q Airacobra
Bell P-63E Kingcobra
Laister-Kauffmann TG-4A
Beech AT-10 Wichita
Beech AT-11 Kansan
Vultee BT-13B Valiant
Curtiss AT-9 Jeep/Fledgling
Radioplane OQ-2A
Stearman PT-13D
Bristol Beaufighter
Fieseler Fi-156C-1 Storch
Macchi MC.200 Saetta
Culver PQ-14B
Consolidated B-24D Liberator
Supermarine Spitfire Mk. Vc
North American A-36A Apache
De Havilland DH 98 Mosquito
Lockheed P-38L Lightning
Supermarine Spitfire PR.XI
Republic P-47D (Bubble Canopy Version)
Martin B-26G Marauder
Beech UC-43 Traveler
Waco CG-4A Hadrian
Douglas C-47D Skytrain
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Aeronca L-3B "Grasshopper"
Junkers Ju 88D
Messerschmitt Me 163B Komet
Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10
North American P-51D Mustang
Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9
Stinson L-5 Sentinel
Messerschmitt Me 262A Schwalbe
Cessna UC-78B Bobcat
Republic P-47D (Razorback Version)
Curtiss C-46D Commando
Douglas A-20G Havoc
Sikorsky R-4B Hoverfly
Consolidated OA-10 Catalina
Sikorsky R-6A Hoverfly II
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Kawanishi N1K2-Ja Shiden Kai (George)
Interstate L-6 "Grasshopper"
Northrop P-61C Black Widow
MXY7-K1 Trainer

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