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ughpsh:

A soldier of the U.S. Seventh Marines carries a puppy in his pocket after rescuing it during an operation southwest of Da Nang in Vietnam, 1968

10 months ago
23.Dec.13
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Tags: #modern
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14.Dec.13
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adaltaredei:

Powerful photo of a priest holding a dying soldier while bullets are fired around them. Venezuela, 1962


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10 months ago
11.Dec.13
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7.Dec.13
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bag-of-dirt:

Polish soldiers, some injured in combat during the German-Soviet invasion cross the Romanian Bridgehead in retreat. The Romanian Bridgehead was an area in southeastern Poland, presently located in Ukraine. On 14 September 1939, Polish troops fighting east of the Vistula were ordered to withdraw towards the city of Lwów (Lviv), then to the hills along the borders of Romania and the Soviet Union. Poland and Romania had been allied since 1921 and the defensive pact was still valid in 1939, before Romania joined the Axis powers. The Soviet Union then invaded Poland from the east in early hours of 17 September, breaking the non-aggression pact with Poland, while Poland’s ally France, despite promises, had taken no significant action against Germany, making it impossible for the Polish Army to hold out at least in eastern parts of the country. In the late hours of that day, the Polish government and members of the military high command crossed the Polish-Romanian border with intention to move to France where Polish forces in the West were being formed. Polish units were ordered to evacuate Poland and reorganize in France. Near Hotin, Hotin County, Romania (now, Khotyn, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine). September 1939.

10 months ago
7.Dec.13
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georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Alpine troops of the Polish 3rd Carpathian Rifles, armed for fighting in the mountains of Italy.

(Sikorski Institute)

10 months ago
6.Dec.13
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historywars:

Soviet Soldiers

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6.Dec.13
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georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Polish crewmen of SU-85s from the Polish I Corps. Note that the Polish eagle on their self-propelled gun lacks the traditional crown, which was omitted from the insignia of the Soviet raised units.

(Sikorski Institute)

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6.Dec.13
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bag-of-dirt:

Soviet soldiers of an array of ethnic backgrounds sit in a collection area for POWs following the German taking of Vitebsk during Operation Barbarossa. The city would be occupied by Axis forces from 10 July 1941 to 26 June 1944. Near Vitebsk, Vitebsk Oblast, Belarus, Soviet Union. July 1941.

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6.Dec.13
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bag-of-dirt:

U.S. Marine Pfc. Alvin C. Dunlap, 5th Marine Division, 27th Marine Regiment, who spotted a Japanese machine gun nest during the Battle of Iwo Jima (codename: Operation Detachment) finds its location on a map so they can send the information to artillery or mortars to wipe out the position. Iwo Jima, February 1945. Iwo Jima, Bonin Islands, Japan. February 1945. 

SJ.