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The Sacred rocks. Shadows and light.
Sent the whole day in #edinburgh yesterday wandering around and came across this beautiful memorial for the fallen. Tried to capture it as I saw it. Much respect.
The epic march of the 104th Regiment in the winter of 1813. Can you imagine walking 1100 km at the best time of year? Now, how about in the middle of winter, carrying your food, shelter, weapons and on snowshoes?! Averaging 27 km/day, the soldiers made it from the Military Compound (Officers' Square) to Kingston, Ontario to support fellow British soldiers in the defence of Upper Canada in just 53 days. The history of the 104th Regiment lies in Officers' Square - do not destroy their history, our heritage. The Royal New Brunswick Regiment perpetuates the valour of the men of the 104th Regiment. #SaveOfficersSquare https://www.change.org/p/save-officers-square-fredericton-nb #SaveOfficersSquare #LestWeForget #heritage #historical #archaeology #military #british #loyalist #acadian #Wolastoqiyik #Indigenous #RCR #TheRoyalCanadianRegiment #destruction @cbcnewbrunswick @discovernewbrunswick @fredtourism @fredmuseum @nationaltrustca @make_it_right @briangallantnb @rcrmuseum @aptnnews @cbcindigenous @justinpjtrudeau @melaniejoly @brianthomasmacdonald @parkscanada @globeandmail @bbc #conservation @cac_accr @unesco @unescoworldheritage @explorecanada @destinationnb #remembranceday #poppies @royalcanadianlegion
After getting dropped off from the boat on #Babeldaob to look for the remains of a MIA WWII aviator with #BentProp , we hiked up a steep hill and the rain started, then it culminating about a mile trekking into the mangroves and jungle. We took shelter under a rock outcropping in hopes it’d let up. The rest of the day was waiting it out, but a corroded .50 caliber shell casing was metal-detected, most likely one of thousands left from aerial staffing of targets on the island. Side note; I never weighed my backpack but all the camera gear felt 10x’s heavier in the heat and rain.. so wadding waist-deep 50 yards back to the boat was a welcome refresher to the nasty weather. Juxtapose that day to now waiting in the Seoul airport for 12+ hours to get back home... I’d prefer the soggy jungle! . . . . #WWII #documentary #film #CowboyDown .net #BattleOfPeleliu #Palau #Koror #peleliu #USMC #Corsair #VMF114 #PacificWar #ace #fighterpilot #GreatestGeneration #Wyoming #lestweforget #semperfi #dji #mavicair #drone #gopro #4k #dji #filmicpro #micronesia #oceania #Aimeliik #slomo
H/Captain J.L. Steele, Chaplain of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, talking with his driver, Rifleman J.L. Simard, France, 16 July 1944 - Lieut. Donald I. Grant / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-137517 #CanadianConflicts #ww2 #worldwar2 #secondworldwar #canadianarmy #military #militaryhistory #ddaylandings #canadianhistory #canadianmilitary #canadianmilitaryhistory #wwii #normandylandings #chaplain #lestweforget #normandycampaign #history #historygram #historyisfun #historynerds #historyalive #historygeek #historyrocks #historylover #historybuff #historynerd #historyiscool #reginarifles
Today, on our last morning, we visited the British War Cemetery. A moving and humble place where Polish, Canadian, French, Soviet, Russian, British and Germans are buried side by side. #lastday #war #cemetery #hot #sun #graves #grave #lestweforget #heroes #polish #canadian #french #soviet #russian #british #english #welsh #scottish #german #humble #moving #sad
Cofiwch #MametzWood #38thWelshDivision 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #Diolch #LestWeForget
Will we ever learn our lessons from the past. Memorial to Hungarian Jews killed by arrows who then fell into the Danube in 1944. #lestweforget
During the 1940’s Siblings, Hans and Sophie Scholl, with a few friends at the University of Munich formed a non- violent intellectual resistance group against the Nazis. They did this mainly through spraying graffiti and leaflets telling of Nazi atrocities, including the Holocaust which they learned about from a bilingual friend. The group were about to join up with other German resistance groups when they were captured by the Gestapo and sentenced to death. Sophie willingly accepted her death bravely and hopped it would inspire others. Hans’ last words of defiance were “Es lebe die Freiheit!" ("Long live freedom!"). They were 21 and 24 years old and are proudly remembered in Germany today. #thewhiterose #sophiescholl #hansscholl #freiheit #history #wordporn #worldwar2 #worldwar2history #resist #nonviolence #resistance #rebel #lestweforget #nazigermany #germany #germany 🇩🇪 #holocaust #neverforgotten #religion #europe #universitat #munich #deutschland
Amazing day had yesterday at our Strictly Poppies event marking the centenary of WW1. We can’t thank everyone enough who took part in the parade, the entertainment and of course all who came to the event. This was such a one off, memorable event and enjoyed by thousands! A huge, heartfelt thank you to the Centre’s amazing friends who voluntarily gave up so much of their time to help the Centre Manager organise and run this successful day: Laura Morgan, Diann Johnson, Sandy Sansom, Danny Kington, Gill Evaroa, Sylvia Harris and Ruth de Mierre 🥁🎺🎷🎻👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 . #haywardsheath #shoppingcentre #orchardsshoppingcentre #westsussex #midsussex #sussex #event #burgesshill #wartime #remembrance #poppies #freeentertainment #schools #marchingband #royalbritishlegion #sheriff #veterans #armycadets #lestweforget #worldwar
"The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck." ____________________________________________________ °°°°°°🇬🇧 Daily Dose Of Her Majesty's Soldiers 🇬🇧°°°°°° ____________________________________________________#britisharmy #uk #military #bethebest #troops #britisharmysoldier  #infantry #british #armedforces #nato #army #britishmilitary #tactical #weapon #patriot #forces #soldier #uksf #🇬🇧 #godsavethequeen #royalnavy #raf #soldier #england #wales #scotland #nireland #lestweforget #sas #sbs #warrior ___________________________________________________
Thank you for your pictures and stories about relatives who served and sacrificed in Operation Husky. Please keep them coming! Above: Corporal Ernest Joseph Malley of New Brunswick’s Carleton and York Regiment 1939-45. Fought in Sicily and in the brutal campaign on the Italian mainland, including the battles of Monte Cassino and Ortona. Photo and details from his granddaughter, Denise Malley Harding. #operationhusky #sicily #canadianarmy #carletonandyork #worldwar2 #worldwarii #ww2 #wwii #lestweforget
Hi all, a bit of a different post today, this weekend I was in Berlin and visited the Berlin Wall and the Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe, it was very moving and a reminder that with the media and some government's trying to divide us that we must remember together we are stronger. Have a great day all. #lestweforget #Berlin #people #togetherwearestronger #workingtogether #travels #summer #empowerment #sharedeconomy #inspirational #womenwhotravel
(From Wikipedia): Operation #Leader was a successful air attack conducted by the United States Navy against German shipping in the vicinity of Bodø, Norway, on 4 October 1943, during World War II. The raid was executed by aircraft flying from the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, which at the time was attached to the British Home Fleet. The American airmen located many German and Norwegian ships in this area, and are believed to have destroyed five and damaged another seven. Two German aircraft searching for the Allied fleet were shot down as well. Three American aircraft were destroyed in combat during the operation, and another crashed while landing. This is our display of one of the 3 lost aircraft, and the story of the airmen. #lestweforget #Flymuseum #aviation #luftforsvaret #planes #visitbodo #aviationmuseum
THE JAVELIN ANTI-TANK WEAPON. ____________________________________________________ °°°°°°🇬🇧 Daily Dose Of Her Majesty's Soldiers 🇬🇧°°°°°° ____________________________________________________#britisharmy #uk #military #bethebest #troops #britisharmysoldier  #infantry #british #armedforces #nato #army #britishmilitary #tactical #weapon #patriot #forces #soldier #uksf #🇬🇧 #godsavethequeen #royalnavy #raf #soldier #england #wales #scotland #nireland #lestweforget #sas #sbs #warrior ___________________________________________________
Good morning #lestweforget .#griffithnsw
As ocean liners were quickly becoming high in number and were at the fore front of technology, the Messageries Maritimes Compagnie (MM) obtained a new ship. Completed in 1874, the new liner Djemnah was 3,700 tons, had a length of 410 ft and could make a mere 10 knots. Djemnah was among the normal type of liner for her time, and of course still had sail power just in case the engines failed. For the years to follow, the liner would serve faithfully and truly up until the year of 1914. While the ship was still owned by MM, she was operated as a troopship. She lasted till the last year of the WWI when she was sighted by Wilhelm Marchall’s UB-105 on July 14th, 1918. Djemnah was on a run from Marseille to Madagascar, but UB-105 fires a salvo of torpedoes while she was about 70 miles north of Derna in the Mediterranean. At 9:30 PM that night, at least two torpedoes ripped open Djemnah’s side and she went down in less than two minutes, taking between 436-548 lives. This year will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking. #100thanniversary #uboat #mediterranean #wwi #ww1 #worldwarone #worldwari #worldwar1 #liner #french #ship #maritime #history #photo #1874 #1918 #2018 #tragedy #merchantmarine #merchantnavy #oceanliner #lestweforget #djemnah
I was scooting down the laneways today in my usual rush but came to a complete standstill when I saw this amazing mosaic and art project in Drewery Lane for a cause close to my heart - Legacy. #lestweforget #wewillremeberthem #legacy #Dad #Granddad #greatgranddad #Anzac #melbourne #drewerylane #melbmoment
Memorial to Australia's warfighting and explosive detection dogs lost in the line of duty. Next to the statue is a real water tap and bronze dog bowls for thirsty visiting dogs to drink from after paying their respects. On the statue is a plaque featuring an ode to handler Sapper Darren Smith and his dog Herbie who were killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan. "My eyes are your eyes to watch and protect yours. My ears are your ears to detect evil minds in the dark. My nose is your nose to scent the danger of your domain. And so you may live, my life is also your life." #photo #photos #photography #warmemorial #australia #australianwarmemorial #servicedogs #soldier #sacrifice #mateship #dogsofinstagram #dog #dogs #servicedogs #lestweforget
Fun day had in Wagga Wagga today with my little man 😊 #waggawagga #shopping #park #lunch #lestweforget #love #son
Normandy veteran R. von Rosen/schwere Panzerabteilung 503. „...We reached the front on July 8, 1944, we were subordinate to the 21st PD in east of Caen. I was Commander of my Tiger Tank with the No 311. On July 11, 1944, we succeeded in a battle at Giberville / St. Honorine to destroy several Sherman's. Whenever we went into battle the Allied artillery started firing. On July 18, Operation Goodwood began. We lay with our tanks in a park with tall old trees. Then began the air raid, it was thrown about 7500 tons of bombs. I crawled under my tank. Other men searched cover inside the tanks. Everything was destroyed, pure violence, I can not describe it. The pressure waves took my breath away. I was thrown away, my tank was pushed several meters away. The whole park was just a crater landscape, the old tall trees did not exist anymore. One heavy tank was hit directly by a bomb, there was nothing left of the crew. Another was thrown on the roof, two of the crew died. I was in a trance and must have been unconscious for a short while until I understood that I was still alive...“ In the picture (parade for the german newsreel) you see von Rosen in his Tiger II turret No 300 on 25th September 1944 in Sennelager. ————————————— #tiger #veteran #kingtiger #tank #vonrosen #soldier #bomb #königstiger #tigerII #dday #6thjune1944 #normandie1944 #normandie #operationoverlord #wwii #ww2 #worldwar2 #battle #lestweforget #war #remember #worldwarhistory #history #dday2018 #combat #war #normandy #lestweforget #normandy1944 #historiansunion #ddayanniversary @routes_of_history
The last photo taken before you fell over #lestweforget
Changing of the Guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Originally dedicated in 1939 by King George VI to commemorate those who died for Canada in the First World War, it has since been redidcated to include those who died in previous and subsequent conflicts. In 2000, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was added in front of the monument. - - #ottawa #canada #national #war #memorial #nationalwarmemorial #warmemorial #changingoftheguard #changingoftheguards #standonguard #canadianmilitary #lestweforget #ottawaphoto #ottawaphotography #imagesofcanada #ig_canada #canadianhistory #canadianheritage #canadianphotography #statue #statues #monument #monuments #memorials
The practice of placing poppies along the Roll of Honour panels at the Australian War Memorial began on Remembrance Day, 1993 during the interment of the Unknown Australian Soldier. As people queued and waited along the cloisters to lay a single flower alongside the Unknown Soldier’s tomb in the Hall of Memory, poppies were pushed into the gaps of the Roll of Honour panelling, paying tribute the thousands of individuals commemorated there | #poppies #LestWeForget #commemoration @awmemorial #wallofhonour #australianwarmemorial
“Once more unto the breach dear friends...” last day filming “Cowboy Down” in Palau and went with #bentprop to search for a MIA in #Babeldaob -nice weather up but then torrential storms made for a tough jungle trek. . . . #WWII #documentary #film #CowboyDown .net #BattleOfPeleliu #Palau #Koror #peleliu #USMC #Corsair #VMF114 #PacificWar #ace #fighterpilot #warbird #GreatestGeneration #Wyoming #lestweforget #semperfi #dji #mavicair #drone #gopro #4k #dji #filmicpro #micronesia #oceania #Aimeliik
First born PC. The Morrigan. #firstbaby #lestweforget #brotherontheway
German Soldiers captured during the Second Battle of the Marne, 1918. - Narrative: On this day 100 years ago, the Germans kicked off what would be their final offensive on the Western Front. The point of this operation was to draw more troops away from Flanders, where Ludendorff hoped his decisive victory would come. On the morning of the 15th, German stormtroopers attacked both sides of the city of Rheims, which was the anchor of the French Armies defending Paris. While success was seen on the first two days, the Marne River being crossed in multiple places, ultimately the Germans ran out of steam and were forced to retreat to their starting positions. An allied counterattack followed on the 18th, with a ferocious German defense proving no match for the massive allied armies utilizing tanks and fresh American troops. This was the turning point of the war, and the final display of any sort of offensive prowess the German Army had. Overall, 40 German divisions participated in the battle, sustaining over 150,000 casualtes in the process. The German name for this battle was “Friedensturm”. Analysis: Well I knew this day would come and I’ve been dreading it. Honestly what was Ludendorff thinking?? I have no idea why he thought it was a good idea to try yet another diversionary attack, and why he was so obsessed with Flanders in the first place. Maybe he saw the British as a mightier foe than the French? Even so getting the British to leave doesn’t ensure a victory, but then again neither does taking Paris. If I were Ludendorff, I would have followed up the success of Blücher/Yorck with an all-out attack on the Marne with the express goal of capturing Paris and ending the war once and for all. Hell, I would have taken troops away from Flanders, the east, and even requested the best Austrian troops from Italy for this offensive. At this point the numbers game was not in Germany’s favor, and it was ridiculous to pussy-foot around the real issue, that time was running out and you can only fail so many time before it all comes crashing down. The exhausted Germans lost the initiative they held since March, and these problems compounded themselves until November 11th.
Ça y est on y est, dernier jour de travail dans cette magnifique ferme de fraises 🍓 Située dans le Queensland, à moins d’une heure de #Mackay , on aura parcouru près de 2800km pour s’y rendre et on y aura passé au total près de deux mois avec une coupure à #Bali au milieu. Dernière note sucrée avec leurs délicieux Eton Mess qu’ils vendent encore dans leur #cafe ouvert jusque fin septembre 🍨 Autant de #fraises délicieuses que de personnes merveilleuses. #Merci aux propriétaires de nous avoir permis de nous forger de superbes #souvenirs ... #unepagequisetourne #lestweforget #iwillmissyou #ballantynesstrawberries #pickyourown #strawberries #farm #queensland #thankyou #etonmess #smoko #dessert #yummy
Touching memorial to fallen heroes #anzac #memorial #war #heros #lestweforget #perth #westernaustralia
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