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Siachen Miracle: Alas! Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Could Not Be Saved...

A billion prayers could not save him. Better than the best medical efforts ensured by the Indian Prime Minister could not save him. The miracle that saved him finally could not save him for telling his story of ultimate human endurance, indomitable w...
by Our Funarena on Feb 11, 2016

The Siachen Miracle: Indian Soldier Buried Under 25 Feet of Snow For 6 Days Rescued Alive!

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, a soldier of the Indian Army, along with 9 of his colleagues was buried under 25 feet of snow on Wednesday, the 3rd of February 2016 when an avalanche swept away their post in Siachen Glacier. Within days the soldiers...
by Our Funarena on Feb 9, 2016

38 Striking Black-and-White Photographs Glimpse into Everyday Life of Soldiers and Civilians during World War I

As countries caught up in the war sent soldiers to the front lines, they also built support behind the lines and at home, with women taking many roles. As villages became battlefields, refugees were scattered across Europe.French soldiers stand in a...
by Vintage Everyday on Sep 9, 2015

5 surprising problems with living overseas (& how to deal with them)

This summer we will have been in our home in Sussex for two and a half years and for this family that’s quite a big deal. In the four years of married life before that, we’d managed five houses in four countries staying in each place for...
by Maybush Studio on Sep 1, 2015

US military policemen read a newspaper report about German surrender, May 1945

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by Vintage Everyday on Jul 20, 2015

Rare Photos from an Irish Republican Army (IRA) Training Camp in 1966

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) ran many training camps in the mid-1960s. In The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic by Matt Treacy, we get more:A meeting of the IRA leadership took place on February 1966 to draw up a new training programme... Instr...
by Vintage Everyday on May 2, 2015

15 Animals That Served in the First World War

Over 16 million animals served in the First World War. They were used for transport, communication and companionship. Animals were not only used for work. Dogs, cats, and more unusual animals including monkeys, bears and lions, were kept as pets and...
by Vintage Everyday on Apr 28, 2015

A British soldier hiding from the rain under an overturned Tiger tank. Italy, 1944

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by Vintage Everyday on Apr 20, 2015

Wearied troopers of the US 1st Cavalry Division taking a break in action near Hue, Vietnam, 1968

Wearied troopers of the US 1st Cavalry Division taking a break in action near Hue, Vietnam, mid-March 1968.
by Crummy Church Signs on Apr 11, 2015

Wearied troopers of the US 1st Cavalry Division taking a break in action near Hue, Vietnam, 1968

Wearied troopers of the US 1st Cavalry Division taking a break in action near Hue, Vietnam, mid-March 1968.
by Vintage Everyday on Apr 11, 2015

Korean Kittens appear on stage at Cu Chi, Vietnam, ca. 1966

The singing group the Korean Kittens appear on stage at Cu Chi, Vietnam, during the Bob Hope USO Christmas show, to entertain U.S. troops of the 25th Infantry Division, ca. 1966. (Photo: Horst Faas/AP)...
by Crummy Church Signs on Apr 8, 2015

Korean Kittens appear on stage at Cu Chi, Vietnam, ca. 1966

The singing group the Korean Kittens appear on stage at Cu Chi, Vietnam, during the Bob Hope USO Christmas show, to entertain U.S. troops of the 25th Infantry Division, ca. 1966. (Photo: Horst Faas/AP)...
by Vintage Everyday on Apr 8, 2015

Becoming Un-Stuck

We've been in Charlottesville for just about two months now. When family members and friends ask how we like it, it's not an exaggeration to say that in so very many ways, living here has been one enormous upgrade. And it's made me think--would I hav...
by Something Ivory on Aug 6, 2014

It Doesn't Take Much

If you'd told me when I lived in New York that a Panera was being built right around the corner, I wouldn't have thought much of it. With a million restaurant and food choices at my fingertips, quaint little cafés and lunch spots mere minutes away,...
by Something Ivory on Jul 24, 2013

Attitude

Day 16 of Blog Every Day in May: Something difficult about your "lot in life" and how you're working to overcome it.   Photo taken in 2009 by my friend Jules for my then-boyfriend, now-husband. Sometimes, the only thing that's wit...
by Something Ivory on May 16, 2013

Women in the Infantry?

When I first joined the Army back in 2000 I was young and stupid.  I thought because I had done a couple years of Junior ROTC in high school that I was tough shit and that I could do anything a guy could do.  I even tried to convince my rec...
by Operation Household 6 on Jan 29, 2013

The love code

Bring high officer in the detachment of organs can be regarded as a minor celebrity. Young man who is handsome, working ability, but also single-handedly write beautifularticles. Ben thirties can be fast, or a single Chinese. One day, the high …...

Ok, well here goes our first deployment. Found out yesterday that my hubby will be leaving in 10 days or so. I knew this was coming, but I expected a bit more notice. Trying to get everything in order, things are going well so far. So proud of my hus...
by My Daily Musings on Feb 7, 2012

Sri Lanka’s ex-army chief released from jail

  Large crowds gathered outside the prison to greet Fonseka, who was imprisoned in 2010 just days after he lost to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential election, Xinhua reported.
by CNews on Jan 1, 1970


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