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whats the photo of burning ruins in your theme background ?

Ahh I think it’s either the London Blitz or the Firebombing of Dresden.  I’m not too sure though I seem to have lost the original link to the image. 

Germans bury their fallen after a skirmish during the Norwegian campaign, end of April or May 1940.

Germans bury their fallen after a skirmish during the Norwegian campaign, end of April or May 1940.

Service crew roll V-1 pulse jet flying bomb from its silo, 1944. The V-1 required a launching track, but this could be moved fairly easily. This greatly hindered the efforts of the Allied air forces to contain the V-1 campaign against London.

Service crew roll V-1 pulse jet flying bomb from its silo, 1944. The V-1 required a launching track, but this could be moved fairly easily. This greatly hindered the efforts of the Allied air forces to contain the V-1 campaign against London.

Finnish artillery unit passing by collection point of captured weapons.

Finnish artillery unit passing by collection point of captured weapons.

A young child inspects a MG 34 under the watchful eye of a member of the SS.

A young child inspects a MG 34 under the watchful eye of a member of the SS.

Hungarian troops preparing to fire what is most likely a Skoda 305mm model 1911

Hungarian troops preparing to fire what is most likely a Skoda 305mm model 1911

Hungarian soldiers in a trench, The location is unknown, but the trench appears to be recently dug and deep.  

Hungarian soldiers in a trench, The location is unknown, but the trench appears to be recently dug and deep.  

North of Rome, June 1944: while an American 6x6 truck passing through the road, a British soldier examine the barrel of a German 88mm gun knockout and abandoned in an emplacement on the road’s edge. In background the wreck of a German Army’s vehicle completely destroyed perhaps by an attack of the Allied fighter-bombers.

North of Rome, June 1944: while an American 6x6 truck passing through the road, a British soldier examine the barrel of a German 88mm gun knockout and abandoned in an emplacement on the road’s edge. In background the wreck of a German Army’s vehicle completely destroyed perhaps by an attack of the Allied fighter-bombers.

Near El Adem, turn-off of the Bardia Road, Libya, May 1941. A broken propeller blade and a wooden cross mark the grave of the Sergeant J.H.G Webster, Hurricane’s pilot of the No 73 Squadron Royal Air Force, killed in action on 14 April 1941. Nearby the grave the wreck, completely burned, of his plane. Two private of Headquarters, 26th Australian Infantry Brigade, pay their respects. 

Near El Adem, turn-off of the Bardia Road, Libya, May 1941. A broken propeller blade and a wooden cross mark the grave of the Sergeant J.H.G Webster, Hurricane’s pilot of the No 73 Squadron Royal Air Force, killed in action on 14 April 1941. Nearby the grave the wreck, completely burned, of his plane. Two private of Headquarters, 26th Australian Infantry Brigade, pay their respects. 

A Finnish soldier returning home from war.

A Finnish soldier returning home from war.

A German soldier in the battle of Kursk July 1943

A German soldier in the battle of Kursk July 1943

A Luftwaffe Oberleutnant performing air traffic control in the field in a specially-modified SdKfz. 251, Soviet Union, Oct 1943.

A Luftwaffe Oberleutnant performing air traffic control in the field in a specially-modified SdKfz. 251, Soviet Union, Oct 1943.

An enemy supply train carrying guns and ammunition is set on fire near Bir Abu Mischeifa, during an attack by four Bristol Beaufighters of No. 252 Squadron RAF, at this time based at Idku, Egypt, and three Bristol Bisleys of No. 15 Squadron SAAF. The photograph was taken from the observer’s position in one of the Beaufighters, as it flew away from the target.  Likely 1942.

An enemy supply train carrying guns and ammunition is set on fire near Bir Abu Mischeifa, during an attack by four Bristol Beaufighters of No. 252 Squadron RAF, at this time based at Idku, Egypt, and three Bristol Bisleys of No. 15 Squadron SAAF. The photograph was taken from the observer’s position in one of the Beaufighters, as it flew away from the target.  Likely 1942.

Winston Churchill petting the mascot of HMS Prince of Wales, Blackie, during the Atlantic Charter Conference, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Aug 1941, and in several months the HMS Prince of Wales will meet its demise in the far east along with the HMS Repulse.

Winston Churchill petting the mascot of HMS Prince of Wales, Blackie, during the Atlantic Charter Conference, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Aug 1941, and in several months the HMS Prince of Wales will meet its demise in the far east along with the HMS Repulse.

Combat Footage. Warning Graphic.