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Thursday, June 14, 2018:  The Imperial War Museum in London, England.
There is a World War 1 Barrage gun for all to see.
 A V-1 flying bomb from WWII.  It was Adolph Hitler's "Vengeance weapon." 
The Enigma machine which was used to encode and decode secret German war transmissions during WWII.
People at Bletchley Park in Britain were able to break the code to decode messages to help win the war for the Allies.
Some of the many weapons used by the British during WWII.
The nose of an Avro Lancaster, used during WWII to bomb Germany into submission.
The British Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 aircraft engine.  It made a whapping 2000 horse power. 
Used on the Lancaster, it also proved to be just the right engine for America's P-51 Mustang.
An American Willys jeep.  Some 359,000 were built.  A real utility vehicle.
This Nazi Eagle was taken down from a building in Berlin, just after Germany was defeated in WWII.
The remains of a Japanese Zero airplane, which was shot down by the the Allies in WWII. 
The Zero was light and could turn tighter in the air than American planes, but was not armored to protect the pilot.
It was no match for many American aircraft.
A couple of WWII civilian re-enactors put on a dance for visitors.  That clothes style might come back again someday! 

Back to the traffic of London Streets. 
Then it was off to an Italian restaurant near Piccadilly Circus. 
Tourists and locals love it.

Quote of the day:    I've seen enough museums for a while.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

Questions, Comments?  Email Mark Persons  teki@mwpersons.com

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