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graphica.mechanica. 🌇 What do you guys think of this new format? This design is available

🌇 What do you guys think of this new format? This design is available as a print and stickers at the link in my bio! - 🇺🇸 In 1944, the progenitor to the modern U.S. Marine Corps squad composition was born. Officially dubbed the F-1 organization, the new organization included a squad leader (Sergeant), and three fireteams consisting of a team leader (Corporal), automatic rifleman (Pfc/Private) and two riflemen (Pfc/Private). - ⚔️ The new layout increased the squad's firepower from two M1918 Browning Automatic Rifles to three. It also gave the squad leader more command/control within the squad. The Assistant Squad Leader (Corporal) of the early war squad layout was discarded, and the three fireteams were placed under the direct command of a corporal. This gave the squad leader and NCO to delegate tasks to, while the team leader could focus on carrying out the fire team's tasks. - ⚔️ This layout is more or less similar to the modern Marine Corps squad layout. The fireteams are centered around the automatic rifle (then the M1918A2, now the M27 IAR), with riflemen (then the M1 Garand, now the M27 IAR as well). - ⚔️ Although submachine guns were sometimes used, they had fallen out of favor by the US Marine Corps due to their weight and limited range. Official USMC TO&Es list the M1 Carbine as the weapon of squad leaders, platoon sergeants, and platoon leaders. The M1 Carbine, while still prevalent in the US Army in the ETO, was not officially listed in Army Rifle Squad TO&Es because the Army was still fighting at ranges where the carbine was less effective. - #milsurpguys #milsurp #rifles #firearms #rifle #guns #m1garand #browningautomaticrifle #m1carbine #ww2 #worldwar2 #gunstagram #igmilitia #gunsofinstagram #gunchannels #historiansunion #sickguns #milsim #gunsdaily #weaponsdaily #militaryhistory #usmc #usmarinecorps #usmarines #pewpew #pewpewlife #tactical #semiauto #machinegun #military

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w.w.2_history. A German soldier with a MG42, photo taken during a reenactement. 
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A German soldier with a MG42, photo taken during a reenactement. The MG42 is considered one of the best machine guns of the Second World War. The first weapons arrive in the units of the year 1942. It was widely used by the infantry of the Wehrmacht during the second half of the Second World War. With a theoretical fire rate of 1,200 to 1,300 shots per minute and unparalleled efficiency, she was tremendously feared by Allied troops. - ➖ FOLLOW ME FOR MORE : @w.w.2_history#germanww2 #germanyww2 #germansoldier #germanforces #axis #worldwar2incolor #worldwar2historyandinstagram #militaryhistory #warphotography #instahistory #War #secondworldwar #soldier #history #worldwar2 #sssoldier #ww2 #wwii #ww #reenactement #historyworldwar2 #worldwar #wehrmachtsoldier #wehrmacht #mg42 #ww2weapons #machinegun #reenactementww2

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Two young German Wehrmacht surrender to U.S. troops along a roadside during the Battle of the Bulge. If you look closely, the soldier on the left is wearing U.S. gaiters. The battle was Germany's planned offensive with the goal to recapture the important Belgian harbor city of Antwerp which was crucial for the advance of the northern part of Europe. Liège, Belgium, 1 January 1945. _________________________________ #war #wwii #ww2 #army #militaryhistory #military #german #soldiers #belgium #usa #america #snow #winter #1940s #history #warhistorian #instahistory #photooftheday #photography #instaphoto #instagood #trip #wanderlust #travelling #travellingram

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tankist_type59. Британские офицеры позируют рядом со снарядом орудия «Дора». \"Дора\" и

Британские офицеры позируют рядом со снарядом орудия «Дора». "Дора" и "Густав" представляли собой сверхтяжёлые железнодорожные артиллерийские орудия калибра 807 мм, разработанные в конце 1930-х годов фирмой «Крупп» для германской армии. Предназначались для разрушения укреплений линии Мажино и фортификаций на границе Германии и Бельгии. (Листай➡) •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Друг, подпишись на меня @tankist_type59 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• . . #эховойны #ussr #милитари #militaryhistory #деньпобеды #миртанков #вооружение #броня #бронетехника #отряд #служба #worldoftanks #вов #9мая #танк #танкист #ww2tank #warthunder #panzer #tank #tanks #modeltank #история #weapons #wotblitz #wot #мощь #1941 #война #1945

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tankist_type59. T-34-85 — войсковое обозначение последней модификации советского средн

T-34-85 — войсковое обозначение последней модификации советского среднего танка Т-34 с орудием калибра 85-мм. Принят на вооружение РККА Постановлением ГКО № 5021 от 23 января 1944 года. Спроектирован на базе серийного танка Т-34 образца 1942 года. Установка 85-мм пушки и конструктивные доработки значительно повысили боевую эффективность танка Т-34-85 по сравнению с Т-34-76. .....song: любэ - Т-34 •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Друг, подпишись на меня @tankist_type59 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• . . #эховойны #ussr #милитари #militaryhistory #деньпобеды #миртанков #вооружение #броня #бронетехника #отряд #служба #worldoftanks #вов #9мая #танк #танкист #ww2tank #warthunder #panzer #tank #tanks #modeltank #история #weapons #wotblitz #wot #мощь #1941 #война #1945

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the_dutch_historian. •Non-political post! Only historical educated content•
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•Non-political post! Only historical educated content• . A wonderful collection! Those items are all from @jth_1j and it does look very neat. Take a seat, calm down, and don't get jealous! . But after all, what's your favourite item from this collection? It's hard, but I'd choose the scoped Kar98. . #worldwar2 #worldwarii #worldwartwo #ww2 #wwii #secondworldwar #war #warfare #army #wehrmacht #k98 #mp40 #luger #stahlhelm #ww2weapons #dailyweapons #militarycollection #ww2collector #ww2collections #ww2german #thirdreichhistory #nazigermany #militaryhistory #ww2dailyhistory #military #history #ww2history #historygeek #historybuff #ww2historians

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memories_of_wars. The different German vehicles used by the Werhmacht during the Second

The different German vehicles used by the Werhmacht during the Second World War. During the conflict the big companies had to participate in the war effort, some already existing vehicles were produced in larger quantities for the army and others were even exceptionally created (like the tanks for example). These actions were active in other countries, such as Jeep and Ford for the United States or Renault and Peugeot for France Follow my friend @w.w.2_history #germanww2 #germanyww2 #germansoldier #germanforces #axis #worldwar2incolor #worldwar2historyandinstagram #militaryhistory #warphotography #instahistory #War #secondworldwar #soldier #history #worldwar2 #ww2 #wwii #historyworldwar2 #worldwar #wehrmachtsoldier #wehrmacht #tank #tankww2 #ww2tank #follow

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Museum of the History of the USSR War in Afghanistan (1979-1989) military conflict on the territory of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (Republic of Afghanistan since 1987) between the government forces of Afghanistan with the support of a limited contingent of Soviet troops on the one hand and the armed forces of the Afghan mojahedin ("dushmans") who use political, financial, material and military support of the leading states of NATO and the conservative Islamic world on the other hand. #war #history #afghanistan🇦🇫 #afghanistan #military #militaryhistory #история #музей #афганистан #афган #дра #вдв #russianarmy #армияроссии #specialforces #museum #militarymuseum

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Utah Beach was the alias for the landing of the Allies for the coastline of almost five kilometers between Pouppeville and La Madeleine at the foot of the Cotentin Peninsula. It was the westernmost landing section, in the area after the first planning no landing was provided. However, since the Allies needed a deepwater port as soon as possible after landing - and Cherbourg on the northern tip of the peninsula seemed most appropriate - Utah Beach was included in the invasion plan. === Utah Beach war bei der Landung der Alliierten der Deckname für den Küstenabschnitt von knapp fünf Kilometern Länge zwischen Pouppeville und La Madeleine am Fuß der Halbinsel Cotentin. Es war der am weitesten westlich gelegene Landungsabschnitt, in dessen Gebiet nach den ersten Planungen keine Landung vorgesehen war. Da die Alliierten jedoch möglichst schnell nach Beginn der Landung einen Tiefwasserhafen benötigten - und Cherbourg an der Nordspitze der Halbinsel am geeignetsten erschien - wurde Utah Beach in den Invasionsplan aufgenommen. === #instahistory #warhistory #wanderlust #militaryhistory #combathistory #ww2daily #ww2dailyhistory #war #krieg #history #guerre #routesofhistory #historicplaces #militaria #militar #guerra #military #militaria #wwii #ww2 #instadaily #museum #utahbeach #overlord #dday #ddaylandings #normandietourisme #normandy #normandie #guerre #liberte #instagood @dday_history

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hwy542. A son’s exploration of his father’s life and battlefield leadership, a

A son’s exploration of his father’s life and battlefield leadership, and the parallel life of a Nazi general. The lives of Major General Harry Wickwire Foster and SS General Kurt Mayer converged on D-Day as their forces faced each other in a vicious showdown during the Normandy Campaign, and remained entwined for the next 2 years. After the capitulation of Germany Foster was put in charge of the war crimes trial of Mayer, who was charged with ordering the deaths of several dozen surrendered prisoners-of-war on June 7 & 8, 1944. . Meeting of Generals, Tony Foster. Methuen, 1986. Signed. . #dday #normandy #wwii #warcrimes #canadianforces #books #militaryhistory #history #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #militaria #canadianhistory

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tankist_type59. Разгрузка в порту Нью-Йорка тяжёлого танка Pz.VI Tiger, захваченного в

Разгрузка в порту Нью-Йорка тяжёлого танка Pz.VI Tiger, захваченного войсками союзников в Тунисе и доставленного в Соединённые Штаты, в числе другого военного имущества и военной техники; июль 1943-го года. (Для чего ему сняли башню?) •••••••••••••••••••••••••• Друг, подпишись на меня @tankist_type59 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• . . #эховойны #ussr #милитари #militaryhistory #деньпобеды #миртанков #вооружение #броня #бронетехника #отряд #служба #worldoftanks #вов #9мая #танк #танкист #ww2tank #warthunder #panzer #tank #tanks #modeltank #история #weapons #wotblitz #wot #мощь #1941 #война #1945

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スミスM1861カービンが使ったゴム実包のイラストノートも描いてみた。📕 Did some sketchnotes about the M1861 Smith Carbine's unique rubber cartridges too📕 . #americancivilwar #sketching #historynotes #history #イラスト #実包 #カービン #南北戦争 #歴史巡り #イラスト好き #イラスト練習 #軍事史 #militaryhistory #historiansofinstagram #civilwar #19thcentury #smithcarbine

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ancient_history_101. Livy’s Beginning: Hercules meets Evander

After Hercules killed Cacus,

Livy’s Beginning: Hercules meets Evander After Hercules killed Cacus, an Arcadian named Evander was ruling over areas in Latium. He notably owned a city named Pallantium on the top of the Palatine Hill. His rule depended not on personal power, but on personal influence. As a man of letters from Greece, he awed the less cultivated members of Latium with his knowledge. In addition to this, his wife Carmenta was revered by the people as a prophetess. As shepherds in Latium mobbed the unknown killer (Hercules), Evander joined them to see what was going on. He was informed of the events that occured and gazed intensely at the stranger. Observing his immense stature and air of dignity, he asked his name, parentage, and country. Hearing Hercules’s answer, he replied “Hercules, son of Jupiter, I bid you welcome. You are the subject of my Mother’s prophecy; for she a true prophet, declared that you would increase the number of God’s, and that here an altar would be dedicated to you, and the nation destined to be the mightiest in the world would one day name its Greatest of Altars and serve it with your own proper rights.”

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I’ve always found military history fascinating I grew up with a father who had us watch war movies almost every Saturday night so when I got sent to S. Korea I knew I had to visit the DMZ. Highlight for me was definitely the Third Tunnel it’s too bad I couldn’t take photos 😕 #dmz #southkorea #northkorea #military #militaryhistory #thirdtunnel #koreanwar #koreanwarhistory #alwayslearning #alwaysexploring #travel #wanderlust #wander #explore #neverstopexploring #tourist #touristpic #demilitaryzone #travelgram

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history_lives_here. The Bombing of Kobe in World War II on March 16 and 17, 1945 was part

The Bombing of Kobe in World War II on March 16 and 17, 1945 was part of the strategic bombing campaign waged by the United States of America against military and civilian targets and population centers during the Japan home islands campaign in the closing stages of World War II. During later months of the war, the city was bombed for a second time. It was targeted because at the time, it was the sixth largest population center in Japan, with a population of about a million people. Most structures in the city were made of wood, making them vulnerable targets for firebombing. Conservative estimates claim 333,000 killed and 473,000 wounded, though other estimates place the fatalities at up to 900,000 people.

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General Erwin Rommel visits his newly formed Afrika Korps that will support Italian troops in Libya 1941. These troops were organized and made to support the Italian troops in their North African Campaign and take North Africa from the allies. #wwii #worldwar #history #war #military #secondworldwar #worldwartwo #soldier #germany #army #wehrmacht #militaryhistory #america #tank #soldiers #afrikakorps #rommel #ww2 #worldwar2 #flakgun #heer #hitler #Churchill #war #battle #northafrica #british #like4like #russia #historiansunion

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fuehrer_of_photography. An American Marine searches Agana for Japanese holdouts after its capt

An American Marine searches Agana for Japanese holdouts after its capture, July 31st, 1944. The capital of Guam, Agana, was heavily shelled and bombed during the liberation of the island from the Japanese. US Marines spent July 29th-30th, 1944, in resting, reorganizing, and preparing for the coming attack. During this rest on Fonte Plateau the men witnessed one of the most unusual sights of the Pacific War. Decked in full combat regalia, Japanese marching in the town square made an impressive sight. Forward observers quickly called for an artillery concentration, but it fell too late to hit the formation that dispersed as rapidly as it had appeared. The III Corps launched its attack to seize the northern portion of Guam, starting with Agana, at 0630 Hours on July 31st, 1944. On the left the 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Regiment under US Marine Colonel James A. Stuart moved out with three battalions abreast. The 3rd Battalion, along the coast highway, headed generally north to Agana. Little opposition met the forward movement of Colonel Stuart's forces. Although the thickly mined roads into Agana caused some casualties, Marines were in the Plaza of the former capital by 1045 Hours. The enemy did not defend the razed town, and the only Japanese encountered were wounded. After the capture of the capital, about 1500 the 3rd Marines sent its 3rd Battalion along the coast road north of Agana. As part of Guam's postwar reconstruction plan, the U.S. Navy constructed new straight city streets that passed through existing lots and created many plots of land with multiple owners. This has hindered the development of the city to the present day. ________________________________________________________ #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #worldwar2history #worldwar2historyandinstagram #ww2 #wwii #war #history #warhistory #axis #allied #warphotography #soldiers #generals #ww2dailyhistory #military #militaryhistory #follow #worldwar2incolor #tanks #planes #ww2daily #combat #combathistory #axishistory #alliedhistory

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ben.fort.7737. Iranian Battle Mask: Safavid Dynasty,  16-18 Century
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Iranian Battle Mask: Safavid Dynasty, 16-18 Century #artifacts #history #militaryhistory #iran #persian #battle #mask #eyeswideshut

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allaboutthegreatwar. 148 years ago today, the German Empire was proclaimed in the Hall of M

148 years ago today, the German Empire was proclaimed in the Hall of Mirrors of Versailles, France. The German Monarchy would go on to be the most powerful nation in Europe right until its fall in 1918 thanks to an untimely Emperor. Its a shame the empire Bismarck envisioned as a capable peace maker fell into the vice of nationalistic militarism and expansionism, bring central European stability to a climactic end. Ironically, the allies wish to achieve this aim by abolishing the monarchy only hastened the fall of what for decades, was a decent system. Not a monarchy fan, just less of a fan of shitty republics that swing between being communist hellholes and fascist ones.

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history.in.hindsight. On this day in 1593, King Naresuan beat Mingyi Swa in single combat at

On this day in 1593, King Naresuan beat Mingyi Swa in single combat atop battle elephants to secure Siamese (Thai) independence from Burma (Myanmar). After beating back 4 previous attacks on the city of Ayutthaya, Naresuan's forces and supplies were in short supply. To avoid a full-scale battle and further devastation to his people, he challenged the Burmese heir apparent to single combat. His victory is commemorated each year in Thailand as Armed Forces Day and a statue depicting the battle now sits on the site of the battle. It marked the end of the 4th Burmese-Siamese war, of which 15 more would be fought through the middle of the 19th century. #historyinhindsight #thailand #thai #myanmar #asia #elephant #duel #battle #war #military #history #armedforcesday #militaryhistory #independence #freedom #historic #onthisday #historynerd #facts

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#Montreal #militaryhistory #U.S marines #Shermantank #ww2 #colorized black and white picture #picture by My self Matthew greffe. Here is a black and white picture that are colored in by me hope you enjoy this more pictures to come very soon. In this picture that I colorized we have a M26 Pershing tank in a town driving through Okinawa WW2

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wearethemighty. We've been doing the exact same Cyber Awareness Challenge since 2006..

We've been doing the exact same Cyber Awareness Challenge since 2006...almost a year before the first iPhone was released. Shout to to @shitmylposays_actual for the meme. #military #militarytrivia #militaryhistory #wearethemighty #airborne #airforce #marines #army #navy #coastguard #memes #memesdaily #memes😂 #militarymemes #militaryhumor #shitmylposays

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theworldwars. Some more photos of a different M4A3 of the 5th Tank Battalion - this

Some more photos of a different M4A3 of the 5th Tank Battalion - this one dubbed “Davy Jones” - also fitted with nails on the crew hatches and vision periscopes. This Sherman is pictured undergoing resupply on Iwo Jima on either February 22 or 23, 1945. As mentioned in the previous post, this nasty little field modification was done to prevent Japanese soldiers from attaching magnetic anti-tank charges on the tank. Hatches and periscopes were notable weak spots for such weapons, but the field modifications, which also included sandbags on the engine deck and wood planks on the hull and road wheels (which is visible in these photos), was a generally effective deterrent. Research reveals this was a common practice in the 5th Tank Battalion while it was fighting on Iwo Jima.

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theworldwars. M4A3 “Tokyo Express” from the 5th Tank Battalion bogged down in the sa

M4A3 “Tokyo Express” from the 5th Tank Battalion bogged down in the sand on Iwo Jima just off the beach on February 21, 1945. Check out the mean set of nails the crew welded onto all of the hatches, including some of the vision periscopes on the turret, to keep the Japanese from swarming the tank and sticking it with magnetic anti-tank charges. Surprisingly they’ve left the shell dispenser hatch untouched.

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