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gentlemaninkhaki:

Sergeant, 11th Hussars by John Lucas, c. 1844.

gentlemaninkhaki:

Sergeant, 11th Hussars by John Lucas, c. 1844.

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vietnamwarera:


Caught in midst of canal crossing, members of 3rd Plt. CoB 2/3 199th Light Inf. Bde. return fire.  Mekong Delta, s/w of Saigon 1967.

Submitted by a veteran.

vietnamwarera:

Caught in midst of canal crossing, members of 3rd Plt. CoB 2/3 199th Light Inf. Bde. return fire.  Mekong Delta, s/w of Saigon 1967.

Submitted by a veteran.

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BORN TODAY IN HISTORY
15 September 1941
Mirosław Hermaszewski, retired Polish Air Force officer and cosmonaut

BORN TODAY IN HISTORY

15 September 1941

Mirosław Hermaszewski, retired Polish Air Force officer and cosmonaut

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BORN TODAY IN HISTORY

15 September 1759

Military officer and statesman Cornelio Saavedra

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TODAY IN HISTORY

14 September 1862

The Battle of South Mountain

(Source: Wikipedia)

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usnatarchives:

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry render honors as fire fighters and rescue workers unfurl a huge American flag over the side of the Pentagon as rescue and recovery efforts continued following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. 
The flag, a garrison flag, sent from the US Army Band at nearby Fort Myer, Virginia, is the largest authorized (20 x 38) flag for the military. 
National Archives Identifier: 6527847.

usnatarchives:

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry render honors as fire fighters and rescue workers unfurl a huge American flag over the side of the Pentagon as rescue and recovery efforts continued following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

The flag, a garrison flag, sent from the US Army Band at nearby Fort Myer, Virginia, is the largest authorized (20 x 38) flag for the military.

National Archives Identifier: 6527847.

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J.J. Witmeyer Jr., decorated veteran of World War II, dies at 93 →

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greypoppies:

Soldiers from the French African colonies holding a position at Boucle du Doubs, near Besancon, France, winter of 1944. These soldiers are from Senegalese Free French troops. 
France at the time of World War II had many colonies in Africa. Before the War, France recruited Africans both to serve in African colonia connstabularies and the French Army. Unlike the situation in France itself, the colonial soldiers were all volunteers. During World War II these African troops played an important role. The Tirailleurs Senegalais troops were used in even greater numbers, initially by Vichy France and later by the Free French. In 1940, African troops comprised roughly 9% of the French army. 
The French recruited more than 200,000 black Africans during the war. Approximately 25,000 were killed in battle. Many were also interned in German labor camps and thousands of black prisoners of war were murdered by the Wehrmacht. After the Liberation of France, the African troops were removed from service in Europe and replaced with white soldiers on the order of Charles de Gaulle, a process known as “blanchiment” (whitening).
Nevertheless, units such as these had some advantages. German infiltrators were disrupting the Americans defense by wearing American uniforms. The black units, however, did not have this problem since the Nazis had no black soldiers.

greypoppies:

Soldiers from the French African colonies holding a position at Boucle du Doubs, near Besancon, France, winter of 1944. These soldiers are from Senegalese Free French troops.

France at the time of World War II had many colonies in Africa. Before the War, France recruited Africans both to serve in African colonia connstabularies and the French Army. Unlike the situation in France itself, the colonial soldiers were all volunteers. During World War II these African troops played an important role. The Tirailleurs Senegalais troops were used in even greater numbers, initially by Vichy France and later by the Free French. In 1940, African troops comprised roughly 9% of the French army.

The French recruited more than 200,000 black Africans during the war. Approximately 25,000 were killed in battle. Many were also interned in German labor camps and thousands of black prisoners of war were murdered by the Wehrmacht. After the Liberation of France, the African troops were removed from service in Europe and replaced with white soldiers on the order of Charles de Gaulle, a process known as “blanchiment” (whitening).

Nevertheless, units such as these had some advantages. German infiltrators were disrupting the Americans defense by wearing American uniforms. The black units, however, did not have this problem since the Nazis had no black soldiers.

(Source: rarehistoricalphotos.com, via deforest)

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retrowar:

Supermarine Spitfire pilots of No. 40 Squadron, South African Air Force

retrowar:

Supermarine Spitfire pilots of No. 40 Squadron, South African Air Force

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