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During the Battle of the Bulge (Dec 1944), allied soldiers decorated their helmets with lace curtains, after realizing it provided excellent camouflage in the snow.
|—||Jeff Cooper (via laliberty)|
July 1941. German troops filling early pattern Kraftstoff cans (Jerry Cans) from a rail tanker.
A makeshift grave marker during the Battle of Gincy (which was a smaller battle during the Battle of the Somme), 9 September 1916
i find my cosmic insignificance reassuring
the stars don’t fucking care who i am or what i do
i owe the universe nothing
i exist on my own terms
#when existentialism becomes comforting rather than horrifying
|—||Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (via loveage-moondream)|
A soldier from the Bermuda Regiment during a grueling two-week annual training exercise in the mountains of Jamaica.
IJN British built pre-dreadnought battleship Hatsuse passing the High Level & Swing Bridges moving down the River Tyne shortly after completion, 1901. She had a short career- fought in The Battle of Port Arthur but struck a mine and sank while on blockade duty shortly afterwards, 1904.
Panzerverband in summer 1944.
Fantastic uniform study.