Monday, July 25, 2016

Monthly Favorite Surprise RR - June'16

I'm interrested in the War Wars, especially WWII and I like to get cards related to these dark periods of the History. I don't get war related cards that often but in June's RR I got 3!!! The 1st WW cards that I ever received via this monthly RR. What a coincidence. 

Aleksandr Pokryshkin was one of the leading fighter pilots of World War II, Marshal of Soviet aviation and the first and only pilot to be awarded Hero of the Soviet Union during the war. He made a total of 650 sorties, participated in 139 air battles, and has an official record of 59 downed enemy planes. - in:
Card sent by Ira.

Agnieszka also sent a card with a WWII hero. 
Thomas Derrick was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. In November 1943, during the Second World War, Derrick was awarded the Victoria Cross for his assault on a heavily defended Japanese position at Sattelberg, New Guinea. During the engagement, he scaled a cliff face while under heavy fire and silenced seven machine gun posts, before leading his platoon in a charge that destroyed a further three. - in: wikipedia

© W. Eugene Smith / Magnum Photos
This card was sent from Spain but the cards shows a US Marine demolition team blasting out a cave on Hill 382 during the Iwo Jima Battle in Japan. The card was sent by Yolanda.
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the U.S. Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. The American invasion, designated Operation Detachment, had the goal of capturing the entire island, including the three Japanese-controlled airfields (including the South Field and the Central Field), to provide a staging area for attacks on the Japanese main islands. This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World War II. - in: wikipedia

A lovely card from Zhouzhuang Water Town in China. 
Zhouzhuang lies at the middle between Shanghai and Suzhou, is an ancient town of Kunshan city, Jiangsu province, where abounds with rivers and lakes. It is thought by many to be the best waterside town in China. The ancient town has a history of more than 900 years old with many houses built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. There are about 100 houses with courtyards, and 60 of them have arch gateways made by carved bricks.
With lakes on four sides, the beauty of Zhouzhuang is specially to be found along the waterside lanes and around a number of the stone bridges. - in:
The card was sent by Twinkle. 

Ansichtskertenverlag Josef Brand
The last of these cards arrived from Germany. Steffi sent a river view from the Bavarian Forest National Park. The park is located in the Eastern Bavarian Forest immediately on Germany's border with the Czech Republic. It was founded on 7 October 1970 as the first national park in Germany. Together with the neighbouring Czech Bohemian Forest the Bavarian Forest forms the largest contiguous area of forest in Central Europe. - in: wikipedia

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