(Source : demons)
Japanese troops, 1937
A lone British soldier stands up to his knees in spent shell cases. France, WWI.
A Japanese soldier carrying a wounded comrade off the battlefield in China, 1939
A member of the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company (3rd FORECON) of the US Marine Corps calls for helicopter support, 1968.
Two young girls in a West Germans street chat with their grandparents in the window of their home in the Eastern sector, separated only by a barbed wire barricade. It was a common occurrence for families, who had once only lived on the opposite side of the street from one another, to become separated by the ever growing Berlin Wall.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill fires a Thompson sub-machine gun alongside American soldiers, among them, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, during an inspection of US invasion forces; southern England - March 1944
US adviser, Capt. Donald R. Brown, runs for cover in a rice paddy after disembarking from his helicopter, 1965.
Soviet officers confer over their maps, 1941/42
US Marines follow the trail of destruction left in the wake of their M4 Sherman
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hite, the co-pilot of Crew 16 of the Doolittle Raid being transported by Japanese soldiers after being captured; He’d been transported from Shanghai to Tokyo for interrgation and imprisonment.
Lt. Col. Hite was a guest of the Japanese for forty months and wasn’t be liberated until 20 August 1945. He’d been captured in April 1942. After liberation he continued on active duty until September 1947. When the Korean War erupted in 1951, he returned to active duty and served overseas until November 1955.
His decorations included:
- Distinguished Flying Cross
- Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
- Order of Pao Ting