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Marines of Royal Marine Light Infantry fighting in the Boxer Rebellion, 1900
After the British defeat at Isandlwana news and survivors filtered back to the Mission House and Field Hospital set up at Rorke's Drift. Makeshift defences were set up, and the Maission Garrison set in for a siege by overwhelming numbers of Zulu Forces. This photograph of some of the men of B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot, comprised mainly of Brummies and Black Country boys (despite history knowing the Regiment as the South Wales Boarderers). It was these men held the Hospital and Missions Station of Rourkes Drift from massed attacks by a Zulu Impi numbering around 4000 lasting for just over 12 hours.
In that time the garrison, numbering at the most 150 men fired off 19'000 rounds of rifle cartridge, killing a confirmed 350 Zulu Warriors, and injuring another 500, all for the loss of 17 dead and 15 wounded.
The action is notable for two reasons. Firstly it came the day after the disastrous battle of Isandlwana, and it's also notable as having the largest number of Victoria Crosses awarded in a single action.
The events of this battle were immortalised in the 1964 film Zulu, starring Stanley Baker and Michael Caine.

Most people will have heard of or seen the film Zulu, and the later sequel Zulu Dawn, both films were based around the events of 22nd-24th January 1879 and the start of the Anglo-Zulu War.
At the Battle of Isandlwana in Natal, a Zulu Force numbering some 20'000 surrounded and massacred a British Column, comprising around 1800 troops and 400 civilians. The bulk of the British Force comprised 5 companies of the 1st Battalion 24th Regiment of Foot, then known as the South Warwickshire Regiment.
Pictured is H Company 1st/24th Foot, taken just before their march with the Centre Column of Lord Chelmsford advance into Zululand in January 1879.
These men where all killed to a man during the defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana 22nd January 1879.

Kiew Operation April-May 1920
The hostilities between Bolshevik Russia and Poland started as early as 1919. In April 1920, Poland and Ukraine liberated Kiev from Bolshevik control. However, in the summer of 1919, the Bolsheviks managed to push the Poles back to the Vistula, although they were eventually defeated. The second Polish victory in the Battle of Neman finally brought the war to an end.

Bulgarian soldiers contest an Ottoman landing on the shores off the Sea of Marmara. First Balkan war, Battle of Bulair, 26 January 1913.
USS Saratoga with dirigible

WW1 dirigible - hopefully it's just the camera angle

XC-99 testing

Postwar image of IJN Ise

P-51 with wooden transport wheels used for movement in the plant

Removing fired cases from a B-17 post-mission
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IJN Mini sub dry dock before and after bombing

Centipede in Viet Nam. I have experience with them. While waiting for the cook to announce dinner was ready one fine day, I was leaning against the sandbags surrounding it when something tickled my arm. It was one about this size. They creeped my out a lot more than kraits!

Assault bike with Maxim

Artillery crater in Paris 1918

Camouflaged road in Finland

Underground aircraft plant in Austria WW2

Tired of canned rations!

"Spy pigeon" No word on how the bird took pics

Brit aviator dropping bombs on the French front WW1
USS Petrel (PG-2) laid up for the winter, inside the mud fort at Miuchwang, China during the 1890s. Photographed on Christmas Day, Christmas trees at mast tops. Masts of British gunboat HMS Firebrand are in the background.

Fully armed German soldiers casually stand next to field canon near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin during the Kapp Putsch- a failed coup attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic and restore autocratic rule-March, 1920.

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