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apostlesofmercy: “ Manhandling a lb Tallboy earthquake bomb at an RAF base sometime in late These monsters were devised by the British Engineer Barnes Wallis - also father of the bouncing bomb - and dropped by Avro Lancasters on whatever.

Americans inspect a captured German V2 rocket

Soldiers of the US Army at Bomskirchen, Germany, inspect the control mechanism of a captured bomb. A trainload of bombs was captured. (Photo by Seigman/Getty Images)

The 22000lb Bomb of the RAF lives up to its nickname Grand Slam.  The picture shows one leaving on a #WW2 #Lancaster bomber during an attack on the famous viaduct at Arnsberg south east of Hamm on March 29th 1945 and another picture showing the bomb exploding on the target.

The Bomb of the RAF lives up to its nickname “Grand Slam”. The picture shows one leaving a Lancaster bomber during an attack on the famous viaduct at Arnsberg, south east of Hamm, on March and another picture showing the bomb exploding on the target.

A Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster being "bombed up" with a 12,000 pound Tallboy earth-penetrating bomb.

Avro Lancaster carrying the Grand Slam "Earthquake" bomb, designed by Barnes Wallis. he also designed the lb Tallboy

Sitting on 2000 lb. bombs - Warmwelll, England.

Sitting on 2000 lb.

Sir Barnes Wallis - designer of Halifax, Wellington & Lancaster  bombers. Inventor of the 'bouncing bomb'. A man of vision who had to use that vision to help win a war. would like to see what he would invent or design now.

WWII Sir Barnes Wallis - designer of Halifax, Wellington & Lancaster bombers. Inventor of the 'bouncing bomb'. A man of vision who had to use that vision to help win a war.

Here's a Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show you in textbooks. Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops.

A Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show in textbooks - Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops, WWII.

Tregua di Natale

German soldier giving a cigarette to an English soldier, Christmas Eve, 1914 (The Christmas Truce)

Así fue sobrevivir a Hiroshima

"In this sense, aerial photographs confirm the wartime rhetoric that Japanese cities were ‘bombed into nothingness’ by obscuring or denying altogether the presence of civilians below." -What Tokyo looked like in [Image: U.

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