B.urn I.n H.ell, Augusto Pinochet, 1915-2006
Growing up, the famous photo of the sunglasses-wearing Pinochet as head of the Chilean junta became the image of evil in my mind.
Those were different times, now that he's dead we're ready for the stories of how he really didn't want the power, how he actually tried to stop the real bastards for creating an even worse dictatorship, etc, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah.
Another handyman for Imperialism, think fondly of him when you buy a Chilean product, he probably had shares in the company that produced it and today his grandchildren can go to expensive schools in America and learn how to run the world.
(and remember to browse the official page)
Panzer Flak 36/37, 88 mm
The famous "88" deserves some space here. Originally an anti-aircraft gun, it was used in an emergency against the heavily armoured French tanks during the Battle of France in 1940, and a legend was born. Since the gun was still usefull for shooting down airplanes many of the crews operating them belonged to the Luftwaffe and not the Army, like the group seen in the photo. Note the high number of "kill rings" on the barrel, and the fact that the gun is pointed at ground targets and not up in the air. The batteries of "acht-acht's" were responsible for a fair share of tank kills on both the Eastern and western fronts during WWII.
Not my people
Not my war