The London blitz wasn't going to stop this bride. _______________________________ Although it was staged, it wasn't completely a propaganda shot. The photographer wanted to show the devastation the Blitz was causing, but he knew any shot doing so would not make it past the government wartime censors. So, he had his assistant pose as a milkman 'carrying on' with his job, in order to take a positive photograph that also revealed the devastation being caused by the aerial bombardment
Irish Defence Forces keeping the peace _______________________________ Location: Lebanon/Israel The Irish army are mainly used these days as a peacekeeping force and are deployed to areas like this to try keep the peace between the two countries They get sent as a normal a deployment and if i'm not mistaken I'm pretty sure if you are in the defence forces you at least have to go overseas once.
Bangladeshi soldier in Mali. As a result of its contributions to various UN peacekeeping operations, 130 Bangladesh peacekeepers have lost their lives, of which 84 belong to the Bangladesh Army, one to the Bangladesh Navy and three to the Bangladesh Air Force. The leader of the Bangladesh contingent to Namibia (UNTAG), Lieutenant Colonel Md. Faizul Karim, died in Windhoek, Namibia, in 1989. He was the first Bangladeshi officer who died on a peacekeeping mission abroad.128 Bangladeshi Peacekeepers were posthumously awarded Dag Hammarskjöld Medals.
UK Army’s Irish Guards participate in a live fire exercise during Mayan Storm, Belize, 2017 _______________________________ Pictured are soldiers from 1st Battalion the Irish Guards conducting a live firing exercise deep in the Belize Jungle. Foot guards from 1st Battalion the Irish Guards swapped their pristine celebrity ceremonial world of bearskins and red tunics for anonymous camouflage, leeches and mosquito nets as they test their operational skills on a rigorous jungle warfare exercise in Belize - Exercise MAYAN STORM. The exercise is named after the ancient Mayan people that had previously inhabited Central America and, like them, The Guards have been deployed deep in the heart of Belize’s rainforest, learning how to live and fight using the jungle itself as a powerful weapon and defence. Most challenging of all for the Hounslow based soldiers, that most commonly are recruited from Liverpool and Ireland, has been learning how to navigate and survive amidst the natural dangers that lie beneath the verdant canopy. Venomous spiders, snakes, malaria and tropical disease add a frisson to a training package that requires soldiers to prove themselves against a formidable enemy in the most challenging physical environment on earth.
Soviet T-62s and infantry practicing the tank desant. Almost feels like a movie. _________________________________ Tank desant is a military combined arms tactic, where infantry soldiers ride into an attack on tanks, then dismount to fight on foot in the final phase of the assault. Desant (from the French: descendre, "to disembark") is a Russian general term for airborne or parachute drops and naval infantry amphibious landing operations. The Soviet battle plans called for deep strikes using overwhelming force. They were going to use blitzkrieg but on a massive scale and basically try and knock NATO out in one big blow. They had to conquer Europe before American reinforcements arrived. So they were quite literally going to overwhelm NATO with tanks and artillery. This is why they built so many tanks and artillery systems. NATO relied on AirPower for the same thing.
An Israeli soldier after the conquest of the Golan Heights in Syria, mocking a Syrian battle cry poster. Israel. 1967. _____________________________ Look at the rifle on the poster though. There's no trigger. It's just a stock, magazine, and barrel. Bizarre. Anyone know what rifle the Israeli soldier has?
Polish, British, Indian, Australian and Czech soldiers (from left to right) standing side by side during the Siege of Tobruk, 1941. _____________________________ "Where's he from?" - 'Look at his hat.' - "Oh right thanks"
There are 3 soldiers in the picture, when you've seen all three comment with a thumbs up! Else DM I've got an outline of the three. ____________________________ South Korean soldiers blending in during a counter-terrorism exercise at a subway Follow @war_amateur for more amazing military content
Canadian soldiers returning from Vimy Ridge in France, May, 1917 _____________________________ The message of Vimy Ridge is one of bravery and sacrifice. The battle, which took place on April 9, 1917, is commonly highlighted as a turning point in Canadian history, where the four Canadian divisions fought together as a unified fighting force for the first time. While 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed during the battle, the impressive victory over German forces is often cited as the beginning of Canada’s evolution from dominion to independent nation. The Vimy Foundation is working to spread the word to Canada’s youth — through initiatives like the Vimy Prize and the Vimy Pin — so that all Canadians understand the importance of Vimy to the nation’s identity. To underscore the sacrifices made by Canada, which suffered 60,000 fatalities during the First World War, France granted Canada 107 hectares of land at Vimy to build and maintain a memorial. That iconic site is today considered one of the most stirring of all First World War monuments, and certainly Canada’s most important war memorial.
German Luftwaffe soldier on patrol in Afghanistan ____________________________ He is part of the Objektschutzregiment of the German air force. They are an infantry regiment with the task of protecting German airfields in deployment areas. They have the same training as German Jäger units. Follow @war_amateur for more amazing military content
Private First Class David Sletten, medic, Company B, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, paddles a three-man assault boat down the canal toward a breaking point during Operation Tong Thang I. _________________________________ Follow @war_amateur for more amazing military content Partners: @military__fiend17 @legionofhistory