Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa (ca. 1942). Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrikakorps was never accused of war crimes, and captured Allied soldiers were reported to have been treated humanely. In all theaters of his command, he ignored orders to kill captured commandos, Jewish soldiers, and civilians.
D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together - Tourists walk by where the body of a dead German soldier once lay in the main square of Place Du Marche in Trevieres after the town was taken by US troops who landed at nearby Omaha Beach in 1944.
Cathay Williams, first black female to enlist in the U.S. Army and only female Buffalo soldier . On Nov. 15, 1866, Cathay Williams enlisted in the Army using the name William Cathay. She informed her recruiting officer that she was a 22-year-old cook. He described her as 5' 9", with black eyes, black hair and black complexion. She was assigned to the 38th U.S. Infantry. No one discovered she was a female. Cathay Williams was born into slavery in Independence Missouri in 1842.
Trump's ISIS Plan: Another US Invasion? Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace Prosperity Just over a week into the Trump Administration the President issued an Executive Order giving Defense Secretary James Mattis 30 days to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS. According to the Order the plan should make recommendations on military actions diplomatic actions partners strategies and how to pay for the operation. As we approach the presidents deadline it looks like the…
Panzer VI 'Tiger I' (231) of 2./s.Pz. Abt. 503 during 'Operation Zitadelle' in the Belgorod area of Russia. Early August 1943. The 503rd (attached to XI. Armeekorps), took part in Operation Zitadelle, an offensive operation meant to destroy the Kursk salient. Four days before the start of "Zitadelle," the abteilung reported that 42 of their 45 Tiger tanks were operational. (Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK
Russia Denies Shooting at Ukrainian Military Plane In Black Sea With the US State Department in a state of protracted hiatus for the time being tensions are again rising between Russia and Ukraine and especially in East Ukraine where over the past few days the number of soldiers killed in an offensive by pro-Russian separatists has reportedly risen to seven Ukraine's military said on Monday in the deadliest outbreak of fighting in the east of the country since mid-December. The clashes…
Drugging the American Soldier—Military's reliance on strong psychiatric drugs -- Some really important concerns this Memorial Day weekend about the treatment our soldiers receive when they return from battle. And there's a Fox News investigation into the increased use of powerful psychiatric drugs on our veterans and the impact these drugs are having. Our Douglas Kennedy looked into this as part of our series on drugging the American soldier.