"Two Coast Guard-manned LST's open their great jaws in the surf that washes on Leyte Island beach, as soldiers strip down and build sandbag piers out to the ramps to speed up unloading operations." 1944.
Members of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, British Expeditionary Force, help a French farmer by drawing his plough with their Universal Carrier, Spring, 1940. French agriculture - indeed, European agriculture in general - was still hugely dependent on horse power to perform such operations as ploughing in 1940. Even before the arrival of the Germans (which made matters a lot worse) the requirements of the French Army for draught horses was denuding farms of their equine assets. I am sure that the…
On May 21, Colonel Bird, Commandant of Belsen Camp, gave the order for the last hut at Belsen Concentration Camp to be burned. A rifle salute was fired in honor of the dead, the British flag was run up at the same moment as a flame-thrower set fire to the last hut. A German flag and portrait of Hitler went up in flames inside the hut in June of 1945.
France. A French man and woman fight with captured German weapons as both civilians and members of the French Forces of the Interior took the fight to the Germans, in Paris in August of 1944, prior to the surrender of German forces and the Liberation of Paris on August 25. You don't only have to thank the soldiers who liberate cities like Paris but also the civilians... ~
The Australian troop encampment at Mena near Cairo in the early months of 1915.The Australian camp was located at the foot of the Giza pyramids, while the New Zealand camp (Zeitoun) was on the other side of Cairo. The Australian Light Horse camp (Meadi) was across the Nile to the East. After the convoy crossed the Indian Ocean from Australia and New Zealand the soon to be formed ANZACs (Australian & New Zealand Army Corps) trained in Egypt in preparation for the Western Front.