Confederate spy John Surratt, fled the country to escape being caught & charged as a conspirator in the assassination of Lincoln. Surratt, long time friend of J. Wilkes Booth & key person involved in a plot to kidnap Lincoln, fled the US & hid out in Rome where he joined the military unit that protected the Pope. John's mother, Mary was hanged for her part in the assassination plan providing the boarding house to plot the murder of Lincoln. John later returned to US & was found not guilty…
The code talkers were elite Native American military units that used their own tribal languages to create and transmit fast, unbreakable coded messages, serving in both World Wars I and II. They’re credited with saving countless lives in theaters around the world.
A patrol of US soldiers from the 9th Division in a leech infested rice paddy field in the Tan An Delta, Vietnam, 1968. The rice paddies with their quilt like patterns of water filled fields made movement difficult and were commonly used to set booby traps, particularly on the paths along the edges. The elephant grass surrounding the fields was difficult to get through and was high enough and thick enough to hide an entire military unit waiting to make an ambush. The Vietnam War
Page from Selma Wijnberg’s diary. She began the diary soon after she and Chaim Engel escaped from the Sobibor killing center during the prisoner uprising. October 14, 1943 Jewish prisoners at the Sobibor killing center begin an armed revolt. About 300 escape. SS functionaries and police units, with assistance from German military units, recapture about 100 and kill them
Navy Hellcat pilots cross the flight deck of the USS Saratoga and head for their planes just before the Japanese on Rabaul were hit a smashing blow. Miller took the images while with the military unit assigned to document the conflict
donkey invasion of sicily, old war photos-Invasion of Sicily in 1943 was major WWII campaign - actual military unit was known as the Donkey Corps, using donkeys as transportation through the poor street & rugged conditions