Image of the Day: 28 October 2016 


French soldiers stand in German trenches seized after being shelled on the Somme front, northern France in 1916.

Collection Odette Carrez / Reuters

Image of the Day: 20 October 2016 


World War Two, United States Army Air Force (U.S.A.A.F.), 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group, 4th Photo Squadron: “Mail call.” Handwritten on back: “Must read a letter from  home!” Cpl. Donald Krasno (Photo Lab Tech), Italy, 1944 or 1945

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Image of the Day: 2 October 2016 


A Tale of Despair – A man weeps in the trenches during World War I  by Kenpazu 

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Image of the Day: 5 September 2016 


Young Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

Image source: National Archives 

Image of the Day: 1 September 2016 


Corporal Leslie “Bull” Allen carrying a soldier who had been knocked unconscious by a mortar round to safety during the assault on Mount Tambu in New Guinea on the 30 July 1943.  Cpl Allen was awarded the American Silver Star for his action, rescuing 12 American soldiers during the battle.He had also received the Military Medal in February for his courage at Crystal Creek whilst serving with the 2/5th Infantry battalion.
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Image of the Day: 30 August 2016 


US Marine lets loose with his M1918 Browning Auto Rifle somewhere in the Pacific. Chambered for the .30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge, the M1918 was the light auto weapon at platoon level that was supposed to be deployed in a “walking fire” mode — blasting from the hip. In practice, the M1918 was mostly fired with the help of its bipod or like a conventional rifle, provided the shooter could withstand the recoil.

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Image of the Day: 31 July 2016

Churchill tanks of WWII

Churchill tanks of WWII

Churchill tanks of ‘B’ Squadron, 107th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps, 34th Tank Brigade. Normandy, 17 July 1944.

Image of the Day: 26 July 2016

US Special Forces Unit

US Special Forces Unit

Their horses are swifter than leopards,
more fierce than the evening wolves;
their horsemen press proudly on.
Their horsemen come from afar;
they fly like an eagle swift to devour.
They all come for violence,
all their faces forward.

Habakkuk ch I v 8

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Image of the Day: 20 July 2016


Marines

Exhausted US Marines sprawl all over beaches while they wait for their LC to arrive and take them off Guadalcanal. The Marines had been left on the island for four months fighting the Japanese, all with waning supplies and growing wounded before the Army arrived to relieve them. 1943

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Image of the Day: 17 July 2016


USS Harry Truman underway

USS Harry Truman underway 

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Image of the Day: 14 July 2016


World Trade Center, New York 1979

Lois Stettner – World Trade Center, New York, 1979.

 

Image of the Day: 11 July 2016

Vietnam War

Vietnam War

A Shau Valley Vietnam

 

Image of the Day: 10 July 2016


Semper Fi

Marines in training
Marines in training

Image of the Day: 9 July 2016


Globemaster and Abrams tank

The belly of a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III carrying a 64-ton, 42-foot-long US Army Assault Breacher which is basically an M1A1 Abrams tank outfitted with minesweeping equipment.
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Image of the Day: 8 July 2016


LCAC, US Navy

A landing craft, air cushion, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, exits the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) during amphibious operations.

Image courtesy of the US Navy