Category: onthisday

🇺🇸 100 years ago today, Alvin York neutraliz…

🇺🇸 100 years ago today, Alvin York neutralized an enemy machine gun nest and captured 132 German soldiers near Chatel Chéhéry, France . For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. His citation reads:
“After his platoon suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machine gun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machine gun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns.” #usa #america #onthisday #wwi #ww1 #usarmy #army
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Red Army Commander Vladimir Yulianovich Borovi…

Red Army Commander Vladimir Yulianovich Borovitsky and German General Heinz Guderian in Brest, Poland (now Brest, Belarus) to work out the German-Soviet boundary demarcation of occupied Poland, 21 Sep 1939. [Bundesarchiv] #history #wwii #ww2 #poland #onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #belarus
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’A Good Riddance’, 1917 Punch cartoon depictin…

’A Good Riddance’, 1917 Punch cartoon depicting King George V sweeping away his German titles. #Onthisday in 1917 the king issued a proclamation changing the British royal family’s name from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor, following the London air raids by German Gotha bombers. [Source: History Today] #wwi #history #uk

🇺🇸 Marines of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th …

🇺🇸 Marines of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment take to the water as they move to join up with other elements of their battalion. Operation Hastings, Dong Ha, Vietnam. Hastings was launched #onthisday in 1966 and was successful in it’s objective to push NVA forces back across the DMZ. The US 3rd Marine Division supported by the ARVN 1st Infantry Division engaged the 324B NVA Division. The Marines had 126 men KIA, ARVN lost 21 KIA. NVA losses were estimated at 700 KIA, 17 captured. [Photo source: The National Archives / ID: NAID 532443] #history #vietnamwar #marines #usmc #nam #1966 #60s #usa #vietnam

German WWI soldier and author Erich Maria Rema…

German WWI soldier and author Erich Maria Remarque was born 130 years ago today. He wrote “All Quiet on the Western Front” which I consider the greatest war novel of all time and is among my top five favorite books. #onthisday #wwi #novel #history

The Battle of Waterloo took place on this day …

The Battle of Waterloo took place on this day in 1815. #history #waterloo #onthisday

#onthisday in 1429: Joan of Arc leads the fina…

#onthisday in 1429: Joan of Arc leads the final assault at the Siege of Orléans defeating the English and their Burgundian allies in what would become a major turning point in the Hundred Years War. [Painting: Joan of Arc at the Siege of Orléans by Jules Eugène Lenepveu, painted 1886–1890] #history #medieval #france

#OnThisDay 1862: American Civil War: US Genera…

#OnThisDay 1862: American Civil War: US General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee, from Confederate forces. The first major victory for the Union in the Civil War. #civilwar #history #usa

#onthisday in 1939 Nazi Germany invades Poland in an offensive…

#onthisday in 1939 Nazi Germany invades Poland in an offensive codenamed Case White (Fall Weiß in German) effectively beginning World War Two in Europe. In this photo is a German Panzer I, Panzer II, and SdKfz. 251 vehicles in Poland during the opening days of the campaign; the officer in the SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicle may be Heinz Guderian. (ww2db.com) [Bundesarchiv / Bild 146-1976-071-36] #war #history #vintage #retro #guns #gun #ww2 #40s #tank #tanks #1940s #military #battle #warrior #warriors #combat #campaign #battles #wwii #worldwartwo

#onthisday in 1950 the North Korean army massacres 41 American…

#onthisday in 1950 the North Korean army massacres 41 American POW’s.

Operating near Taegu during the Battle of Taegu, elements of the U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division were surrounded by North Korean troops crossing the Naktong River at Hill 303. Most of the U.S. troops were able to escape but one platoon of mortar operators misidentified North Korean troops as South Korean army reinforcements and was captured. North Korean troops held the Americans on the hill and initially tried to move them across the river and out of the battle, but they were unable to do so because of heavy counterattack. American forces eventually broke the North Korean advance, routing the force. As the North Koreans began to retreat one of their officers ordered the prisoners to be shot so they would not slow the North Koreans down. [Photo: US Army / Caption: Wikipedia] #war #history #vintage #retro #guns #gun #koreanwar #tank #tanks #1950s #military #battle #warrior #warriors #combat #campaign #battles #korea #usa #america