Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam"

"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam"

I will either find a way, or make one. ''
-------- the gods do not give the same man everything: you know how to gain a victory, Hannibal, but you do not know how to make use of it.

They all fought for their Countries

 RIP((1914-2012) - woman, soldier, doctor, role model, .......Capt. Lakshmi Sehgal, INA .The last link with India's revolutionary freedom struggle led by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is no more. Lakshmi Swaminathan Sehgal who rose to the rank of a Colonel in the Indian National Army (INA) died at the age of 97 on 23July, 2012.

The Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj (Hindiआज़ाद हिन्द फ़ौज ; Urduآزاد ہند فوج) was an armed force formed by Indian nationalists in 1942 in Southeast Asia during World War II. The aim of the army was to liberate India from  occupation with Japanese assistance
.Subhas Chandra Bose (reviewing troops above)...formed a trained army of about 40,000 troops in Japanese-occupied Southeast Asia. On Oct. 21, 1943, Bose proclaimed the establishment of a provisional independent Indian government, and his so-called Indian National Army (Azad Hind Fauj), alongside Japanese troops, advanced to Rangoon (Yangôn) and thence overland into India, reaching Indian soil on March 18, 1944

The other side of the Hill

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This side of the Hill



Some say it was taken in Toulon as the French soldiers leave for Africa. Some say it was taken as Nazi tanks rolled into Paris. Others claim it was taken in Marseilles as historic French battle flags were taken aboard ships for protection against the conquering Nazis. No matter what incident prompted him to cry, the French civilian cries across decades from his faded photograph.
iconic-photographs-1940-vj-dayThis iconic photo depicts the jubilance and relief expressed throughout America when armistice was declared in World War Two. Contrary to popular opinion, the two in the picture were not lovers; the soldier was jubilantly planting kisses on women in Times Square – this lucky nurse was just one of them.
 In April 1945 there were 3,881 recorded suicides in Berlin, nearly twenty times the figure for March. Untold numbers of victims of rape by the Soviet Red Army also committed suicide, and news of violence and rape further propelled mass suicides in villages all over Germany. Although the motives was widely explained as the “fear of the Russian invasion”, the suicides also happened in the areas liberated by the British and American troops.

Hitler in Paris, 1940

Taken at the height of World War Two and after Adolf Hitler had taken Paris.

Rita Hayworth’s famous pose in a black negligee quickly made its way across the Atlantic in 1941, as troops brought the picture with them on the way to war. It ended up as the second most popular pinup picture in all of World War II

Bismarck was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for the German Kriegsmarine. Named after Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, the primary force behind the unification of Germany in 1871, the ship was laid down at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg in July 1936 and launched two and a half years later in February 1939. Work was completed in August 1940, when she was commissioned into the German fleet. Bismarck and her sister ship Tirpitz were the largest battleships ever built by Germany, and two of the largest    
built by any European power.

                                                                                      Günther Lütjens-Capt of Bismark
LÜTJENSGünther.jpgHe received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Lütjens and the majority of Bismarck's crew were killed in action during Bismarck's last battle on 27 May 1941.In November 1938, Lütjens was one of only three flag officers who protested, in writing, against the anti-Jewish "Kristallnachtpogroms
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Bismarck in 1940
Namesake:Otto von Bismarck
Builder:Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Laid down:1 July 1936
Launched:14 February 1939
Commissioned:24 August 1940
Fate:Sunk, cause disputed, 27 May 1941 in the North Atlantic
48°10′N 16°12′W
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 And now the story of Sgt Reckless , the packhorse--- 
Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoilless rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines.
Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars. 
But this horse did something more..during the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas, this mare made 50 trips upand down the hill, on the way up she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers.
What was so amazing? Well she made every one of those trips through enemy fire and without anyone leading her.
Here''s her story and photos to prove where she was and what she did..
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