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After action maintenance

The crew of an Sd.Kfz 10/4 cleaning the Flak 30 2 cm caliber automatic AA gun. The Sd.Kfz 10 was a light artillery tractor, and by mounting a  227 more words

Early War

"Acht-acht", part 2

This very nice photo of an “88” is in an album I own, once put together by a member of an as of yet unidentified… 132 more words



One of the most well-known guns of WW2 was the 8.8 cm Flak 36 anti-aircraft gun, often referred to as the “Eighty-eight” or German “A… 173 more words


Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant 2017 finalists' photo draws flak online

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

An unofficial photo of the finalists in a local beauty pageant has brought out the ugly side of some netizens.

Comments on the 19 finalists for the Miss Singapore Beauty Pageant 2017 range from their looks being “ugly” and “not pretty enough”, to questioning if they even look “Singaporean”. 440 more words

Current Affairs

In plane sight

Luftwaffe anti-aircraft crew is manning a Flak 30 2 cm caliber automatic AA gun. “Flak” is an abbreviation of Flugabwehrkanone, anti-aircraft cannon, which became a word for intense criticism after US Airforce personnel had to endure the harrowing experience of getting shot at during the bombing raids on Germany. 201 more words


The Maddening Crowd

As most of you probably know, the Times has decided to get rid of their public editor position. Why? Not entirely clear. Budget cuts is always a possible reason, of course, although it is only one salary. 909 more words


Flak Attack

My familiarity with the Herman-Chomsky propaganda model has left me largely hostile to what the authors refer to as “flak”, a.k.a. routine criticism of the media by other powerful institutions. 798 more words