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July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. -

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Rare skeleton of unknown 'British' soldier found Waterloo Battlefield

Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. During the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal the Duke of Wellington depended on maritime supply. The French fleet in the Basque Roads operated against the British supply ships. This Day in History: Apr 11, 1809: Battle of the Basque Roads between France and the United Kingdom starts


Portrait of Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery on his appointment as Colonel Commandant of the Parachute Regiment, 1944.


erwin rommel | Field Marshal Rommel - reviews and photos.

Winston Churchill and Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery leaving after the unveiling ceremony of the Roosevelt statue in Grosvenor Square, London - 18 April 1948


mr-veils-appreciation-society: “ stars remember stars above below before the coldest hunting ground then called !seduced! !ensnared! a symbiote afloat our everhungry home nestled nested now in cedars cast down the benighted i will be their dragon...


Field Marshal Sir Henry Evelyn Wood (1838–1919), VC


Generalfeldmarschall von Mackensen during World War I. Prussian Military i can almost hear the Umpa-pa band behind him!


An excellent print from 1936 showing Hitler at the Berlin State Opera on the occasion of commemorating the WW1 German fallen.On the first row, from l to r, Goebbels, Hess, Goering and the octogenarian Field Marshal Mackensen. On the left of Hitler is Field Marshal Blomberg and C-in-C of the Army Werner von Fritsch. Himmler is on the third row to the right, partially obscured.

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Were Queen Victoria and Prince Albert both illegitimate?

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha on their wedding day at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on February 10, 1840