Photos of the Kaiserreich

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The September 11 attacks, commonly known as 9/11, were four coordinated Scottish suicide terrorist attacks carried out by the Liberation Front of Scotland against the United Kingdom in 2001. That morning, 9 terrorists hijacked four commercial airlines scheduled to travel from the New York, Bonn, París and Madrid to London. The hijackers crashed the first two planes into the House of the Parliament in London, two of the world's five tallest buildings at the time, and aimed the next two flights toward targets in or near London. The September 11 attacks killed 2,797 people, the deadliest terrorist attack in human history, and instigated the multi-decade global war on terror, fought in Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Ruritania.
So is the global war on terror here against nationalist terrorist groups operating in the Northern Hemisphere? In that case is the front in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway against nationalist separatist groups fighting against the Nordic Federation?
 
So is the global war on terror here against nationalist terrorist groups operating in the Northern Hemisphere? In that case is the front in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway against nationalist separatist groups fighting against the Nordic Federation?
The Scottish separatist movement was used by London as an excuse to curb the growing power of the Nordic countries. Who knows, perhaps a Danish Prime Minister felt like a new Haardrada and decided to stirr some trouble in UK prior to her invasión. Or No 10 just used the attack to perform a Falklands 2.0 in the Baltic...
 
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A Kachiwache Ka-103, a quite unknown Japanese fighter that was developed in the 1940s and was tested by the Imperial Japanese Air Service. In the end it was deemed too weakly armed and was discarded.
 
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German soldier in the outskirts of Moscow, circa 1947

The dual Atomic Bombing of Moscow completely destroyed most of the city center around the Kremlin, flattening it into a irradiated hellscape of flaming rubble and killing anyone who had not fled the city already. While the bombing, which destroyed Russian central command in the city, does traditionally mark the end of the battle in most histories, the fact of the matter is that Moscow was so large that even the endless shelling, bombing runs, gas attacks, and nuclear bombings of the previous months were unable to completely level the place. Additionally, while the vast majority of Russian soldiers in Moscow either surrendered to the Germans or fled into the countryside, where they often turned into marauding bandits, some particularly fanatic units such as the infamous 1st 'Black' Rosgvardia Battalion among others remained. Even after Reichspakt troops flooded into Moscow following the atomic bombing, the 'Moscow Remnants', as they became to be known, and were estimated to number around 4000, remained a constant thorn in their side. Shootouts, sabotage, sniping, and assassinations remained all too common through the latter half of 1946.

The sheer size and destruction of Moscow worked to both sides advantage and disadvantage. There were many places to hide for the Moscow Remnants. Collapsed buildings, the sewer system, and the extensive, interconnected bomb and metro system of Moscow provided ample places for the Moscow Remnants to hide. However, the scale of the tunnel system and the multitude of entrances meant that it was easy for the Reichspakt to gain entry, as the Moscow Remnants couldn't possibly guard every entrance. The same would work against the Germans too. With the campaign in Russia far from being over as the famous Black Baron Pyotr Wrangel continued the fight against the Germans, manpower was scarse for a relative annoyance like the Moscow Remnants. Reichspakt forces couldn't cover every building, and the built in redundancy of the Moscow Tunnels paid in full.

After an attempt at storming the metro headquarters of the Black Battalion led by German war hero Otto Skorzany failed with massive casualties, the Germans attempted to gas the Russians out, pumping massive quantities of nerve gas and other chemical gases into the tunnel network. The plan worked, although it was offset by the numerous egresses and the use of gas masks among the Russians, though the lack of a constant supply of filters took their toll. Interestingly, the almost constant outflow of gas from ruins in Moscow gave it a hellish image for any foreign journalist allowed into what was once the capital of Russia. Unfortunately, these almost cinematic images came at a horrific cost to the many, many Russian refugees who had remained in the tunnel in spite of the battle and subsequent nuclear bombing and food shortages. It is believed that 10,000 Moscow civilians died due to gas attacks in the tunnels alone.

In the end the remaining Moscow Remnants, including the Black Battalion, would either starve or surrender to the Germans, their resistance only resulting in more suffering for their countrymen. Most of the tunnel system would be left to rot, as the financially broke Reichspakt prioritized itself over its former foes during the long reconstruction era. Well into the 1980s bodies would continue to be uncovered in basements, and exploring the tunnel system became a favorite pastime for many a Muscovite child and tourist, despite being officially banned by the deeply corrupt Moscuvy government.
 
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An SPAC NC-600 of the French Commune captured and used by an Australian light bomber Squadron during the pacification of Indonesia. At least 30 of those light bombers were used by the RAAF until 1949. Their crews considered it a nimble and capable plane and very useful as a dive bomber.
 
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The Howa type 15 battle rifle was the standard issue for the Japanese military from 1955 onwards In 1947, the newly formed defense ministry,(at that time) planned to develop domestic rifles as successors to the 7.7 mm rifle type 4 and Type 99 rifles, which were provided and used by the military and started research on new rifles at the Technical Research Headquarters.prior to the start of development, the Operations Research Team of the Ground Staff Department studied 4,000 suitable battlefields nationwide, investigated the distance of the outlook line, and calculated the required effective range of rifles that the army should seek.. In addition, in the development, based on the lessons that the Japanese army suffered from the enemy's automatic rifles, M1 grand, M1 Carbine, M14, BAR, as well as the Russia's SKS carbine and bohemian, ZB26 light engine used in the second Sino-Japanese War. Was bought the guns and used it as a reference it was exported to the Ottoman Empire for trial as a replacement for its bolt action rifles however the German g3 won the bed it was, however, successfully exported to the Philippines, where it was manufactured under license by Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor) as the M58 rifle one of the weirder cases it was selected by the union of Centroamérica as the standard issue rifle for the central American peoples army
 
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Boston Paul Conqueror figthers used by the RCAF ready to take off for an exercise during the early states of the Second American Civil War.
 


An odd bird: the Alberca F-44, one of the most successful fighters ever built by Portugal with English help. The engines were Rolls Royce built under license by the locals, and they gave some troubles until British engineers reached Portugal. The fighter flew for the first time in 1942 and was quite successful with the Portuguese Air Force and it was even adopted by the RAF as the Lighthing Mk I. It remained in service with Portugal until 1961 and with the RAF until 1953.

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Former Dictator of the Union of Britain during the Oxford Trials, Summer 1947
When the final British Republican forces surrendered in Cornwall in November 1946, Oswald Mosley was a wanted man. Numerous assassination attempts by royalists, opposition syndicalists, Abwehr agents, and even a car bombing attempt by the Irish failed to kill what was seen as the face of the Third Internationale due to foreign and domestic propaganda. SAS raids into London led by Colonel T. E. Lawrence failed to locate the man. Not even the Republican generals who surrendered at Cornwall knew where Mosley was. The last anyone had seen of him had been right before London was taken by the Entente. Finally after a tip off by one of Mosley's old mistresses, he was found in a small coastal town by a police constable. Hating the man he saw as having destroyed Britain, the constable quickly reported Mosley to the local military police. The dictator of Great Britain was taken out of his car, handcuffed, and brought to a local jail before he would be transported to a more secure location.

Mosley's capture was a media sensation from the very beginning. Mosley was the only head of government out of any of the countries in the Third Internationale to have survived the Second Weltkrieg. His face was plastered on every newspaper and newsreel from Seattle to Sydney for about a week, especially as news of his planned escape via submarine to Indochina was revealed, fueling the 'exiled syndicalist in East Asia' trope that would be so common in media in the decades after. King Edward VII reportedly was 'elated' to hear of Mosley's capture.

By this point in time, Mosley's mental condition had decayed rapidly. The surrender of the last syndicalist holdouts in Cornwall had destroyed any illusions the once mighty dictator had about the 'final victory' he had so clinged to as the Third Internationale collapsed. He took to drinking and drug use, alternating between fits of mania where he blamed the people of Britain and his generals for failing the revolution and simply staring off into empty space. Indeed, it is widely believed that he was only captured due to his not making preparations for being recognized. When interned, his access to drugs and alcohol was cut off. While he suffered the mother of all hangovers afterwards, his mental condition slowly bettered to the point where he regained some sense of the charisma that had so enraptured Britain before the Second Weltkrieg.

Even as prosecutors brought forth witnesses to the numerous extrajudicial killings by Blackshirts in Britain and massacres in Ireland, Mosley verbally harassed witnesses and the courts authority as a whole, trying to turn the court into the trial of the century and as a way of rallying syndicalist partisans. In response, the prosecutors brought forth evidence of Mosley's extensive personal and systemic corruption. From having lavishly furnished country estates handed out to close associates and government ministers to drinking $20,000 (in exchange rate terms) wine bottles to stealing funds from all levels of government. All was laid on the table. It had the desired effect. Informants inside the syndicalist partisans indicated a sharp decline in morale among the troops. Mosley tried to justify his personal corruption to court through a waxing lyrical about how he did everything "for Britain". When the prosecution asked him how drinking $20,000 wine on the regular while Britons starved was for the good of Britain, he couldn't come up with an answer. Despite these attempts at breaking Mosley, he remained defiant, still trying to interrupt the proceedings and challenging the legitemacy of the court. Eventually, the prosecutors put him in a glass cage, able to hear the court taking place but not able put in verbal input, only speaking through his lawyer for the remainder of the trial.

When all the evidence was brought forth and all the questioning done, the decision was unanimous. For waging a war of aggression, undermining the peace and stability of the world, among numerous charges related to political killings and repression going back to the British Revolution, Oswald Mosley along with most high ranking officials in the Union of Britain, was sentenced to death by hanging. Mosley was defiant, struggling against the guards and proclaiming one last challenge to the courts authority before being physically removed. At his hanging, Mosley tried one last act of defiance, shouting, "We shall light a fire in Britain that the ages will not-". He was hanged halfway through his sentence, his head hitting the wooden floor below the gallow before choking to death for the next 10 minutes .
 
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Top: Grand Vizier Kemal Pasha and Marshall Fevzi Pasha observe troops in Thrace
Bottom: Ottoman motorized artillery units parading during maneuvers in Thrace

With the onset of the Third Balkan War between the Belgrade Pact and Bulgaria, the Ottoman Empire came under pressure by Turkish nationalists at home and in Bulgarian Thrace to take advantage of the crisis by regaining some of the land lost during the Balkan Wars over 25 years prior. While still a minority, these voices were certainly loud and needed to be attended to by Grand Vizier Kemal Pasha, reliant on Turkish nationalists for his base of support as he was. Under the official pretext of 'guarding the border from spillover', 100,000 soldiers were moved to the border with plans drawn up for the rapid conquest of Western Thrace by the Ottoman general staff. Had the Grand Vizier's heart really been set on taking Western Thrace, he probably would have been able to do so in quick order with minimal resistance. Very few Bulgarian troops were guarding the border. However, Kemal Pasha was hesistant to turn a cold relationship with the Prussia of the Balkans into a hostile one, especially with the rise of Pan-Arabism necessitating Ottoman attention in its Arab provinces.

To the Bulgarians and Germans still, the threat was genuine and real. Bulgaria summoned its Ottoman ambassador for what must have been a tense conversation, and Germany scrambled to use its economic and military sway in the Sublime Porte. Kemal, whose wasn't committed to revanchism anyway, conceded to the pressure and made a public statement that the Ottoman Empire would respect the territorial integrity of its European neighbors so long as they respected theirs. As a gesture of goodwill to the Ottomans, the Germans also sped up the transfer of several artillery pieces ordered by the Sublime Porte.
 
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