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World War One Cavalry Horse

Posted by on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Photography 



A horse of allied cavalry troops being lowered down in a sling onto the quayside in Greece, 1915.

Source: bbc.co.uk
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The Realities of War

Posted by on Friday, November 6, 2015, In : Photography 


These pictures were taken during Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990s by Kenneth Jarecke in a bid to show the American general public the realities of war. In the top picture, Iraqi prisoners of war were photographed after being captured by the U.S. military on their way to Baghdad. The middle picture shows a burned-out Iraqi truck surrounded by corpses on the “Highway of Death.” When asked why he needs to take photographs of scenes like this by a military public relations officer, J...
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The Armenian Genocide

Posted by on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, In : Photography 

Turkish official teasing starving Armenian children with bread (1915)

The Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust or the Great Crime among Armenians, was the systematic murder of the minority Armenian population by the Ottoman government in Turkey. The crisis started on April 24, 1915 when authorities arrested around 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. After this, able bodied men were either outright murdered or died during forced labour and wome...
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Russian Special Forces Training

Posted by on Monday, July 27, 2015, In : Photography 


A member of the Russian Special Forces (Spetsnaz) doing a training drill that consists of back
flipping over a barbed wire fence while throwing a hatchet at a target.

Via Tumblr

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ANZAC Soldiers

Posted by on Thursday, June 11, 2015, In : Photography 


Two members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) capture a Turkish
sniper camouflaged to look like a tree in Gallipoli (1915).

slightlywarped.com
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Child Soldiers of the Great War - Germany

Posted by on Sunday, March 1, 2015, In : Photography 




Top – Two young German boys play at being soldiers c.1914
Bottom – Three new recruits for the German War Machine c.1917

Source: greatwar.nl
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Operation Crossroads - The Bombing of Bikini

Posted by on Sunday, January 25, 2015, In : Photography 
These nuclear bomb detonations, (known as the Able and Baker Tests respectively), took place in July 1946 as part of Operation Crossroads on the island of Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. A fleet of decommissioned US and seized Japanese vessels were deployed in the area with the intention of simulating and documenting the effects of nuclear weapons in naval warfare. They were the precursors to a series of large thermonuclear tests that over the next decade or so would render Bikini unfit for huma...
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Nurses of World War One

Posted by on Thursday, August 28, 2014, In : Photography 

Senior nurses demonstrating how to care for wounded soldiers, taken some time during World War One.

histomil.com
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The Blumenkrieg

Posted by on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, In : Photography 


On March 12, 1938 the 8th Army of the German Wehrmacht crossed into Austria. Many welcomed the coming of the Nazis as liberators and the troops were greeted by cheering German-Austrians citizens with Nazi salutes, flags and flowers. As a result, the Nazi annexing of Austria is sometimes called the Blumenkrieg (war of flowers), though the official name was Unternehmen Otto. For the Germans, it was seen as the first big test of their war machine although as it turned out, no actual fighting t...
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Thomas "Tad" Lincoln

Posted by on Saturday, March 1, 2014, In : Photography 


Abraham Lincoln's son Thomas "Tad" Lincoln is shown here dressed in a uniform patterned after his
hero, Elmer Ellsworth, the first Union casualty of the American Civil War.

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Sergeant William Knapp

Posted by on Friday, November 1, 2013, In : Photography 


Sergeant William Knapp of the 1st.Battalion, Coldstream Guards. The picture was taken by Robert Howlett
and Joseph Cundall in Aldershot, Hampshire in July 1856. Knapp is wearing the Crimea Medal with four bars
for Alma, Balaklava, Inkermann and Sebastopol.
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