MILITARYHISTORYOFTHE 20TH CENTURY
Military Stories and Photos of the 20th Century
The name of this site is militaryhistoryofthe20thcentury.com and we will be posting military stories and photos mostly of WWII but  will cover anything military from 1901 to 2001.
 I decided to start this website because of a life long interest in military history.
This is a Canadian site but we will be posting about many countries' military history during war and peacetime.
There is a Contact Us page with an email address where you can ask about any thing you read or see on this site and if we have more details we will send them to you if you provide us with an email address.
We  have received thousands of photographs from fans of my ex blog many of which are from Russian sources.  There are thousands of photos of German army troops, tanks and aircraft that have ended up in Russian hands after WWII and they have been sent to me for publishing on line on an English language website.  Many of these photos have never appeared on any website in any language before now.  I have also received about 5,000 photos of the German Army in WWI.  There are or will be posted many hundreds of American, British, and Russian navy, air force and army or marine  photos and some  rare Japanese photos also.  Besides these rare photos there are some photos and stories from various National and Military Archives.
You can download as many photos as you want but if you repost them we ask you to please mention the name of this site as the source of the photos.  A direct link back would be nice.

MOST OF THESE PHOTOS YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT FIND ON ANOTHER ENGLISH LANGUAGE WEBSITE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WARNING: THERE IS ONE PAGE NAMED HORRORS of WAR THAT CONTAIN VERY GRAPHIC IMAGES OF POST BATTLE AND DURING BATTLE PHOTOS THAT CAN BE VERY DISTURBING TO SOME VISITORS; IF THESE TYPES OF IMAGES CAN DISTURBE YOU IN ANY WAY THEN ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT WHEN A TANK GETS DESTROYED THERE IS MORE THEN JUST SCRAP METAL LEFT ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE.

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This site is no longer a free photo site.  It is now a paid membership site for the photos.  A very low cost of $5.00USD will get you a lifetime membership username and password.  The military stories page will always be free.  But please be patient.  It can take a few hours for me to send you the password and username.  This is not a major corporation running this website.  It is being operated by me and 2 helpers.

Many of these very rare photos that I have received have costs attached to them and the costs of the hosting and bandwidth space being used require me to ask you to please make a purchase for $5.00USD for a password and username for the photo pages on this site using this PayPal button 
to help with the costs for operating this website.  That username and password will be good for every  visit to the site.   There is a Free Sample Photo page so you can see what type of photos are available and these samples you can download.   I still have many thousands of photos as indicated above that are  mostly from WWII that have never been seen on an English language website and many of those have never been on any website in any language.  Most of these photos have been supplied to me from private Russian sources with access to many German photos taken during the war but either confiscated by the Soviets when these German soldiers were captured or from cameras found on the battlefield.  There are also many other photos from German, American, British, Canadian and even Japanese sources. 

We have recently received two large collections of German Army photos.  There are about 2,500 photos from WWII and about 5,000 photos from WWI.  They will eventually be posted.  Still have thousands more of assorted military photos to publish on this site.

I also just received about 500 assorted photos of damaged, destroyed or captured Panzer MkVs, MkVIs, MkVIIs and assorted tank destoyers from my Russian source.  These are going to take a  while to sort them out before I can post them.  (I originally thought that there were many more but my connection had made a problem by duplicating many files that were sent to me.)

  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

We will also accept personal  family or friend's war stories and/or photos that you can send to the Contact Us email, but no videos please.  We are looking for mostly photos never seen before on English websites or any website in any language.  We hope you will enjoy this site.
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Newest updates:  HMAS Australia photos have been added to top of WW I page. A few more HMAS ships have been added.
The 2nd part of more than 125 photos of British and Commonwealth World War I Battleships and Battle cruisers have been added to the WORLD WAR I page.  More to be added soon.  Have added a few more HMS ships to WW I page.

Hitler Directive No.1:   The Invasion of Poland.

Special Memorial postings for Canadian veterans who made their sacrifice on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

There has been a very important update to the Military Stories page;  admissions  by many German POWs of their knowledge of and participation in the killings of Jewish civilians in the Eastern Front.

Coming soon more WWII photos and POSTWAR  photos. The next posting is  a collection of British battleships of  WW I and WW II. Many photos of the German Army behind the lines during R&R rest.  More Soviet, German, American and British Armor photos also.  There are still many destroyed in combat photos as well as the Horrors of war photos to be posted. There will also be a special series of photos from the Battle of Kursk.  There will also be a large selection of USN photos from WW II.   Also a collection of Japanese submarines.   And many, many other assorted or collections of military photos  from WW I to modern military photos.


Coming soon;  more of the key  Hitler Directives on his conduct of the war up to 1943 when most Germans still thought they were winning the war.



On this home page bellow this are two mp3 recordings of  very inspiring war speeches  from before WWII.




USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, HI  Aerial view showing sunken hull of the ship. RIP to all who were there that fateful day.

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The two most inspiring war speeches that I have ever heard have come from the movie The Sand Pebbles and what was spoken for that era is still applicable to today.          #1                                                          #2

             
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