Friday Foto

28 May 1982, Goose Green, Falklands. Soldiers of 2 PARA prepare for battle. Photo credit: Airborne Assault – The Museum of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces.   […]

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Friday Foto – Memorial Day Weekend 2020

Family, friends, and visitors honor the fallen in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 26, 2019. Every year over Memorial Day weekend, over 142,000 visitors come to Arlington National Cemetery to honor those who are laid to rest in these hallowed grounds. U.S. Army photo/Elizabeth Fraser […]

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Operation ‘Doomsday’: Norway, 9th May 1945.

Despite the celebrations of VE Day just the day before, and due to the chaos of the fluid situation of the German defeat, the British 1st Airborne Division launched a mission to liberate Norway.   Advance parties flew into Norway on 9th May 1945. Their task was to maintain law and order, secure airfields, prevent […]

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VE-Day 75th Anniversary

As we come to the end of this week we reflect on something else that came to an end at this time 75 years ago; namely, the Second World War – 6 years of conflict that engulfed the globe in the deadliest and most destructive war humanity has ever endured.   More than 100 million […]

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ANZAC Day 2020

  The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (abbreviated as ANZAC) was a First World War army corps of the British Army’s Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. It was formed in Egypt in December 1914, and operated most famously during the bloody Gallipoli campaign. Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally devised to honour […]

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