Papuan carriers, drawn from the surrounding villages or brought into the mountains from coastal villages, carried the huge quantities of supplies and medical equipment necessary for the campaign. Sometimes they were also assisted by troops. [AWM 013002]

Papuan carriers, drawn from the surrounding villages or brought into the mountains from coastal villages, carried the huge quantities of supplies and medical equipment necessary for the campaign. Sometimes they were also assisted by troops. [AWM 013002]


Scenes from the Kokoda Trail campaign.

Scenes from the Kokoda Trail campaign.


Australian soldiers, supported by tanks, during the fighting near Buna, January 1, 1942.

Australian soldiers, supported by tanks, during the fighting near Buna, January 1, 1942.


Five men of 2/14th Battalion in August 1942 during the Kokoda Track campaign. From left to right: Lieut. G.G. Moore, Lieut. Harold ‘Butch’ Bisset, Capt. Claude Charles Purvis Nye, Lieut. L.F. Mason and Lieut. Maurice Austin Treacy.

Lieutenant Moore was killed in action during the intense fighting at Isurava on August 28, 1942. 

Lieutenant Thomas Harold ‘Butch’ Bisset was wounded in action at Isurava on August 29, 1942. He died in his brother’s arms at 0400 the next morning, aged 32. 

Captain Claude Charles Purvis Nye was killed in action while leading a counterattack at Brigade Hill near Efogi on September 8, 1942, aged 25. 

Captain Maurice Austin ‘Mokka’ Treacy was awarded the Military Cross for his actions at Isurava on 29 August. However, Treacy would later be killed as well on November 29, 1942, aged 27. Lieutenant Bisset’s brother, Stan, witnessed Mokka’s death at Gona, when Captain Treacy was gunned down while leading an attack on Japanese pillboxes. 

Lieutenant Mason was the only person in this photograph to survive the fighting. Mason was wounded in action on September 29th, 1942.

Five men of 2/14th Battalion in August 1942 during the Kokoda Track campaign. From left to right: Lieut. G.G. Moore, Lieut. Harold ‘Butch’ Bisset, Capt. Claude Charles Purvis Nye, Lieut. L.F. Mason and Lieut. Maurice Austin Treacy.

Lieutenant Moore was killed in action during the intense fighting at Isurava on August 28, 1942.

Lieutenant Thomas Harold ‘Butch’ Bisset was wounded in action at Isurava on August 29, 1942. He died in his brother’s arms at 0400 the next morning, aged 32.

Captain Claude Charles Purvis Nye was killed in action while leading a counterattack at Brigade Hill near Efogi on September 8, 1942, aged 25.

Captain Maurice Austin ‘Mokka’ Treacy was awarded the Military Cross for his actions at Isurava on 29 August. However, Treacy would later be killed as well on November 29, 1942, aged 27. Lieutenant Bisset’s brother, Stan, witnessed Mokka’s death at Gona, when Captain Treacy was gunned down while leading an attack on Japanese pillboxes.

Lieutenant Mason was the only person in this photograph to survive the fighting. Mason was wounded in action on September 29th, 1942.


HMAS Bendigo, a Royal Australian Navy corvette, transfers men wounded on the Kokoda Track to the hospital ship Manunda in Port Moresby harbour, for the voyage back to Australia.

HMAS Bendigo, a Royal Australian Navy corvette, transfers men wounded on the Kokoda Track to the hospital ship Manunda in Port Moresby harbour, for the voyage back to Australia.


Kokoda, New Guinea. November 1942. Australian soldiers in a temporary camp in the Kokoda area.

Kokoda, New Guinea. November 1942. Australian soldiers in a temporary camp in the Kokoda area.


fuckyeahcanadianforces:

Soldiers from 33 Canadian Brigade Group disembark a Griffon helicopter from 427 Squadron during Exercise NORTHERN ALLIANCE in Burwash, Ontario, November 23-25, 2012.
Approximately 150 soldiers from across the Algonquin Regiment (Alg R), 2nd Battalion, Irish Regiment of Canada (2IR RC), and the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) conducted joint operations while members of 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (3RCR) acted as opposing forces. The units involved in this exercise were spread across 31 and 33 Canadian Brigade Group as well as 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.
Photo by Pte Ariane Montambeault, Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre
CF Image Number: RE2012-0090-027
© 2012, DND-MDN, Canada _____________________ Soldats du 33e Groupe-brigade du Canada débarque d’un hélicoptère Griffon du 427e Escadron pendant l’exercice Northern Alliance à Burwash, en Ontario, du 23 au 25 novembre 2012.
Quelque 150 soldats provenant du Algonquin Regiment (ALQ R), du 2e Bataillon, The Irish Regiment of Canada (2IR RC) et du Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RLHI) ont mené des opérations conjointes, pendant quedes membres du 3e Bataillon, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) jouaient le rôle des forces d’opposition. Les unités qui ont pris part à cet exercice provenaient du 31e Groupe brigade du Canada, du 33e Groupe brigade du Canada et du 2e Groupe brigade mécanisé du Canada.
Photo : le soldat Ariane Montambeault, Le centre d’imageries interarmées des Forces canadiennes
Numéro d’image des FC : RE2012-0090-027
© 2012, DND-MDN, Canada

fuckyeahcanadianforces:

Soldiers from 33 Canadian Brigade Group disembark a Griffon helicopter from 427 Squadron during Exercise NORTHERN ALLIANCE in Burwash, Ontario, November 23-25, 2012.

Approximately 150 soldiers from across the Algonquin Regiment (Alg R), 2nd Battalion, Irish Regiment of Canada (2IR RC), and the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) conducted joint operations while members of 3rd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment (3RCR) acted as opposing forces. The units involved in this exercise were spread across 31 and 33 Canadian Brigade Group as well as 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.

Photo by Pte Ariane Montambeault, Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre

CF Image Number: RE2012-0090-027

© 2012, DND-MDN, Canada
_____________________
Soldats du 33e Groupe-brigade du Canada débarque d’un hélicoptère Griffon du 427e Escadron pendant l’exercice Northern Alliance à Burwash, en Ontario, du 23 au 25 novembre 2012.

Quelque 150 soldats provenant du Algonquin Regiment (ALQ R), du 2e Bataillon, The Irish Regiment of Canada (2IR RC) et du Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RLHI) ont mené des opérations conjointes, pendant quedes membres du 3e Bataillon, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) jouaient le rôle des forces d’opposition. Les unités qui ont pris part à cet exercice provenaient du 31e Groupe brigade du Canada, du 33e Groupe brigade du Canada et du 2e Groupe brigade mécanisé du Canada.

Photo : le soldat Ariane Montambeault, Le centre d’imageries interarmées des Forces canadiennes

Numéro d’image des FC : RE2012-0090-027

© 2012, DND-MDN, Canada


peerintothepast:

American Military. Normandy 07 June 1944 #WWII #HistoryInColor

peerintothepast:

American Military. Normandy 07 June 1944 #WWII #HistoryInColor


War brings out the worst and the best in people. Wars do not make men great, but they do bring out greatness in good men. War is romantic only to those who are far away from the sounds and turmoil of battle. For those of us who served in Easy Company and for those who served their country in other theaters, we came back as better men and women as a result of being in combat, and most would do it again if called upon. But each of us hoped that if we had learned anything from the experience, it is that war is unreal and we earnestly hoped that it would never happen again.
Dick Winters, Beyond Band of Brothers (via notaquaker)

fuckyeahcanadianforces:

English
HS2-2012-144-002
November 2, 2012
HMCS REGINA

HMCS Regina deployed on Operation ARTEMIS in the Arabian Sea on November 2, 2012.

fuckyeahcanadianforces:

English
HS2-2012-144-002
November 2, 2012
HMCS REGINA

HMCS Regina deployed on Operation ARTEMIS in the Arabian Sea on November 2, 2012.


I still think the Type 45 looks like a giant floating clown hat.



georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

The proper posture for exit from a Ju 52 is demonstrated in a propaganda photo. Modeling for the camera is Max Schmeling, the former heavyweight champion, and a Fallschirmjäger volunteer.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

The proper posture for exit from a Ju 52 is demonstrated in a propaganda photo. Modeling for the camera is Max Schmeling, the former heavyweight champion, and a Fallschirmjäger volunteer.


Australian machine gunners stand by ready to give supporting fire to men of C Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, as they attack Chinese positions in the Korean hills.

Australian machine gunners stand by ready to give supporting fire to men of C Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, as they attack Chinese positions in the Korean hills.


A patrol of 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.

A patrol of 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.