An African Askari Soldier serving the German Army preparing to engage during the outbreak of WW1, 1914

An African Askari Soldier serving the German Army preparing to engage during the outbreak of WW1, 1914

Finnish soldiers engage in a street battle with Soviet forces during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War over contested territory in Karelia. Medvezhyegorsk (Finnish: Karhumäki), Medvezhyegorsky District, Republic of Karelia, Soviet Union. December 1941.

Finnish soldiers engage in a street battle with Soviet forces during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War over contested territory in Karelia. Medvezhyegorsk (Finnish: Karhumäki), Medvezhyegorsky District, Republic of Karelia, Soviet Union. December 1941.

The History Place - World War I Timeline - 1916 - French Await Zero Hour

The History Place - World War I Timeline - 1916 - French Await Zero Hour

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Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands. 3rd of July 1944.  “Marine infantrymen move fast to take up new positions in Garapan, principal city of Saipan. Japanese buildings and installations were set afire by supporting artillery barrages and the ‘Leathernecks’ (Marines) entered the town to engage the enemy in street fighting for the first time in the Pacific theatre.”

Garapan, Saipan, Mariana Islands. 3rd of July 1944. “Marine infantrymen move fast to take up new positions in Garapan, principal city of Saipan. Japanese buildings and installations were set afire by supporting artillery barrages and the ‘Leathernecks’ (Marines) entered the town to engage the enemy in street fighting for the first time in the Pacific theatre.”

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Totenkopf Division

Totenkopf Division

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Trench warfare on the Marne German gun position, Marne, France during World War I

Trench warfare on the Marne German gun position, Marne, France during World War I

Archduke Charles Francis Joseph congratulates an Austrian soldier who has been recently decorated in 1914.

Archduke Charles Francis Joseph congratulates an Austrian soldier who has been recently decorated in 1914.

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THE CAMPAIGN IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. Following mobilisation, 1st Battalion, The Nigeria Regiment entrain at Kaduna for Lagos, after which it would proceed to Duala in the German Cameroons. This battalion was armed with the long Lee Enfield rifle and short bayonet. Sleeping blankets and rain capes are carried rolled on the back. The soldier who is not wearing a fez is carrying his sleeping mat under his left arm

THE CAMPAIGN IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR. Following mobilisation, 1st Battalion, The Nigeria Regiment entrain at Kaduna for Lagos, after which it would proceed to Duala in the German Cameroons. This battalion was armed with the long Lee Enfield rifle and short bayonet. Sleeping blankets and rain capes are carried rolled on the back. The soldier who is not wearing a fez is carrying his sleeping mat under his left arm

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Righetti,Camillo.Five different uniforms of soldiers of the Austro- Hungarian Army at the outbreak of WW I:the colourful uniforms of the 19th century give way to a uniform grey.

Righetti,Camillo.Five different uniforms of soldiers of the Austro- Hungarian Army at the outbreak of WW I:the colourful uniforms of the 19th century give way to a uniform grey.

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Askari flag carrier of the Schutztruppe, the African colonial armed forces of imperial German East Africa, 1906.

Askari flag carrier of the Schutztruppe, the African colonial armed forces of imperial German East Africa, 1906.

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