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Our good man Saddam at the moment of capture by US troops, Dec 2003. How the mighty (and bloody) fall...
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Wow just wow! Rewriting history.
A man identified only as Samir, 34, pinning deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to the ground during his capture near Tikrit during Operation Red Dawn. Samir was the translator for the U.S. Special Forces that helped find Hussein and pull him from his hiding place in the town of ad-Dawr on December 13, 2003.
Operation Red Dawn was an American military operation conducted on 13 December 2003 in the town of ad-Dawr, Iraq, near Tikrit, that led to the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Second Gulf War - #SaddamHussein at the moment of capture by US troops, December 13, 2003.
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picture from the Vietnam era
Vietnam war - peace sign
peace symbol on a gun meant for extermination....go figure.
Soldier in Vietnam, 1968 - the stock of his gun is painted with a peace sign.
Toni Frissell: Boy sitting in the rubble of his home where his parents lie buried after a V-2 bomb hit, London, January 1945
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Boy sitting in the rubble of his home where his parents lie buried after a V-2 bomb hit, London, January 1945 - ph. by Toni Frissell
V-2 bomb hit, London, January 1945 I was told he had come back from playing and found his house a shambles—his mother, father and brother dead under the rubble…he was looking up at the sky, his face an expression of both confusion and defiance. The defiance made him look like a young Winston Churchill. This photograph was used by IBM to publicize a show in London. The boy grew up to become a truck driver after the war, and walking past the IBM offices, he recognized his picture.
Confederate fort in front of Atlanta. It was taken in 1864 by George Barnard.
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A Union soldier sits in a fort abandoned by the Confederates after the fall of Atlanta. Sept, 1864.
Battlefield of the "Wilderness": Confederate Entrenchments on Orange Plank Road. Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Lyman reflected after a post-war visit to the Wilderness battlefield that “to an unpractised eye it was just as if a whirlwind had twisted off each trunk and left the top hanging by the torn fibres. But it was the whirlwind of musket balls.”
Battlefield of the "Wilderness": Confederate Entrenchments on Orange Plank Road
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Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Airlift
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1948, June 24-May 29, 1949, Berlin Blockade: In response to the Soviets blocking access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control, the Allies organize the Berlin airlift to carry supplies to the people of West Berlin. Berliners watch a C-54 land at Tempelhof Airport.
Berliners watch a Douglas C-54 Skymaster land at Tempelhof Airport, 1948 The Berlin blockade (24 June 1948 – 12 May 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. During the multinational occupation of post–World War II Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under allied control. The Soviets offered to drop the blockade if the Western Allies withdrew the newly introduced Deutschmark from West Berlin.
pbsthisdayinhistory: June 26, 1948: U.S. Begins the Berlin Airlift On this day in 1948, U.S and allied forces began to deliver food and supplies to Berlin by airplane. After the Soviet Union barricaded all land and sea entrances into the city of Berlin, the United States began to drop supplies by airplane. In total, nearly 1,500 tons of supplies were needed daily for the nearly 2 million people in the city. Within weeks, allied forces were delivering an average of 2,500 tons of supplies into the city daily. Read more about the events leading to the Berlin Airlift. Photo: Berliners watching a C-54 land at Berlin Tempelhof Airport, 1948 (United States Air Force Historical Research Agency via Cees Steijger).
In 1948, after the Soviet Union barricaded all land and seas entrances to Berlin, the U.S. and allied forces began delivering supplies to the city via airplane (in German, the "Luftbrücke", or air bridge). Via the United States Air Force
Captain Samuel J. Richardson, commander of Company F, 2nd Texas Cavalry (2nd Mounted Rifles) wearing leopard skin pants during the American Civil War.
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Badass Civil War Beards - Leopard Sam
Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt Fishing at Camp David - 1943
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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt fishing at Camp David, MD, 1943.
Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt Fishing at Camp David - 1943 #world war ii the greatest generation
General Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Dwight D. Eisenhower. Supreme Commander of the Allied Invasion of Europe, primarily the Battles for Normandy, France and Germany World War II. Later, President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Police operation in the Lublin Ghetto, December 1940. The police troops descend into one of the secret vaults below the ghetto in search of hidden assets of the Jewish community. This is still the beginning and the Germans are fresh and polished. Note the ceremonial dagger carried by the officer in the foreground. Ceremonial weapons were rarely carried during "Aktionen" (ops against the Jews and other 'undesirables').
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Communications before computers - World War I
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You have three unread messages... lol old school
You have three unread messages. World War II German soldier with carrier pigeons Tienes tres mensajes sin leer. Soldado alemán de la Segunda Guerra Mundial transportando palomas mensajeras
A survivor of German submarine U-175 is led below decks by crew members of USS Dwain, April 10, 1943.
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U.S. Coast Guardsmen aboard the convoy escort USCGC Spencer (WPG-36) pull a German sailor from the frigid waters of the North Atlantic following the sinking of the German submarine U-175. 17 April 1943, Image by Jack January.
Wartime Rationing in the 1940's
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War Time Rationing (I don't think we'd go for this kind of sacrifice nowadays.)
WW2 Rationing Sign In Shop Window, back home in the states.
Wartime Rationing - All of the countries involved in World War II had some kind of rationing program that affected every citizen.
Bergen-Belsen. The infamous concentration camp close to Bergen-Hohne. Warning, Graphic Photos.
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Bergen-Belsen. Nazi concentration camp
Civil War Music
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Drum carried by John Unger, Company B, 40th Regiment New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry Mozart Regiment, December 20, 1863
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The Battle of the Bulge: Jan. 1, 1945. Victory for the allied forces came at a heavy price: Nearly 20,000 Americans were killed and tens of thousands more were wounded, missing, or captured. For American forces, the Bulge was the single bloodiest battle of World War II. Here, soldiers tend to the wounded in the Ardennes.
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U.S. medics treat a wounded soldier during the Battle of the Bulge. Winter, 1944. A colorized photo. Stukas Over Stalingrad
The Battle of the Bulge: Jan. 1, 1945. Victory for the allied forces came at a heavy price: Nearly 20,000 Americans were killed and tens of thousands more were wounded, missing, or captured. For American forces, the Bulge was the single bloodiest battle of World War II. Here, American medics tend to a wounded soldier in the Ardennes.
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An amazing photo- World War II
An amazing WWII photo.
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Grumman F6F Hellcat
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William Harvey Carney was an African American soldier during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Fort Wagner. Carney, once a slave, escaped through the underground railroad in Norfolk, VA.
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Sgt. William Carney, Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. #civilwar
William Harvey Carney was the first African American to earn the Medal of Honor. During the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, on 18 July 1863, Carney caught the flag after his Colonel, Robert Gould Shaw, was shot. The official list of Medal of Honor recipients states that Carney grasped the flag before it hit the ground, “led the way to the parapet, and planted the colors thereon. When the troops fell back he brought off the flag, under a fierce fire in which he was twice severely wounded.” William Carney Before Carney made it to the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry in the Civil War, he was a slave in Virginia. He and his father fled from slavery through the Underground Railroad and then managed to save enough money to buy their still enslaved family. After the war, he lived the rest of his life as a postal worker and received the actual Medal of Honor in 1900, almost 40 years after the deed. ”Boys the Old Flag Never Touched the Ground” is a song written in remembrance of Carney a few years before his death in 1908.
World Black History!: "William Harvey Carney"(February 29,1940-December ...
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A Civil War soldier in profile (1864?)
shelter in Andersonville,
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shelter in Andersonville, American Civil War prison camp.
Born and raised in New York City, as an adult John Hill Hewitt (1801-1890) moved to Augusta, Georgia and later embraced the Confederacy. Too old to fight, Hewitt instead wrote many patriotic and romanticized tunes among his more than 300 songs, including...
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Civil War Soldiers Letters and Diaries Archive
The American Civil War (1861-65), was an event that tore America apart and still affects America even today. The war was fought between the federal...
Private Edwin Francis Jemison ... Child Soldiers in the Civil War
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One scene that greeted the liberators of Bergen-Belsen.
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One scene that greeted the liberators of Bergen-Belsen. Can you inagine walking into scenes such as these?
American Airman Bill Robinson being guarded by an NVA soldier following his capture on September 20, 1965; his helicopter was shot down and the crew was taken to the Hanoi Hilton. He became the longest-held POW in American history after spending more than seven years in captivity - he was released from the Hanoi Hilton in February of 1973.