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jammyhistory. Military casualties in warfare were not always inflicted in battle. It

Military casualties in warfare were not always inflicted in battle. It was more common for soldiers to die of disease. The Walcheren Campaign 1809 is an example of this. In a bid to prevent Antwerp being used as a French naval base and divert troops away to help the Austrians (who had just lost the battle of Wagram and were effectively out of the war anyway), the British sent John Pitt at the head of a 40,000 strong army to seize the river Scheldt at the end of July. But shortly after arriving on the swampy island of Walcheren, the troops were overcome with malaria. It is estimated that they had 8000 cases within a month! In September, Pitt was replaced by George Don, but this did nothing to help the situation. By this point, Marshal Jean-Baptise Bernadotte has arrived to take command of the situation and the chances for a successful British campaign quickly diminished. Although the British had captured the town of Flushing (on the mouth of the river Scheldt), it was now impossible to take Antwerp and the campaign was called off. The British left behind 12,000 troops to garrison Walcheren but only a month later, about 5,500 of them remained fit for duty. The cost of this campaign was immense! As well as the £8 million spent on the campaign it also left 4000 dead. An additional 12,000 were still ill by February and some were permanently weakened by the campaign. #history #napoleon #napoleonicwars #1809 #walcheren #malaria #disease #medicine #medicinehistory #militaryhistory #britain #britishhistory #france #frenchhistory #netherlands #dutchhistory #army #navy #commander #doctor #illness #fever #notourfinesthour

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ricks_militaria_lego_stuff. Evening everybody.
Here's an M40/M42 gas mask kit that belonged to a (

Evening everybody. Here's an M40/M42 gas mask kit that belonged to a (SFC) "Sergeant First Class" Rios. Mine is the M40 [converted] M40A1 variant The M40/M42 series gas mask would be issued around the late 1980's as a successor to the M17 gas mask that had been in service in 1959, though would be replaced my the (MCU-2/P) gas mask in the 1990's and the (M50 joint service general purpose mask) around 2009. My kit is incomplete as it's missing spare lenses and some flash cards. Yet it still contains its manual, waterproofing bags and multiple documents on its use/references of the mask. (Not in presented pictures) Overall mine is in decent condition since this was issued at some point in its life with a tear in the hood and a nametag of "SFC Rios" on the carrier. I have no info on who this Rios person was, but it'll become a possible profile project sooner or later. ■ Questions, corrections, and any other comments are welcome! ■ #military #militaria #militarycollector #militariacollector #gasmask #m40gasmask #militarycollection #militariacollection #militarygear #modernmilitaria #armygear #militaryhistory #militariahistory #militarygasmask #collector #collection

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zeboozebrothers. Max Hastings is quite a storyteller. Stagg Jr is quite a beverage. #qu

Max Hastings is quite a storyteller. Stagg Jr is quite a beverage. #quagmire #staggjr #luckyfind #militaryhistory #zeboozebrothers

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bethanyjjmiller. This fabulous husband of mine always lets me do the Ride The Ducks tou

This fabulous husband of mine always lets me do the Ride The Ducks tour. It’s in my blood & part of my history. Plus it’s hilarious & informative. As a bonus, we finally got to see rain in Seattle. #ridetheducks #ridetheducksofseattle #ontheduck #dukw #duckboat #veteran #militaryhistory #amphibious #tourism #seattle #iusedtoworkhere

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fighting4th_living_history. To keep up our knowledge and impressions the Fighting Fourth will cond

To keep up our knowledge and impressions the Fighting Fourth will conduct training events for members a few times a year. If you’re interested in history and want to come aboard we’ll help get you trained up too! #ww2reenacting #reenacting #militaryhistory

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arms_and_relics. Now that I just did a giveaway for some books, @oldmauserman posted a

Now that I just did a giveaway for some books, @oldmauserman posted a contest on @the_ww2_library for another one. I'm thankful for being introduced to that page as I read 1-2 books a week and am always looking for more. Besides the book pictured are a Luftwaffe smock and K98k bandolier in Luftwaffe Splinter B camo (different than Heer splinter camo you'd see on a Zeltbahn) along with a vet bringback CZ27, which was a Luftwaffe favorite sidearm for its size and lightness. The book I selected for the contest is "Daedalus Returned." It's a little short, but it's an extremely well written account of the initial stages of the invasion of Crete from a German Fallschirmjäger. It's a relatively uncommon book and I was able to secure my copy (a very limited reprint) in 2003ish, so if you can find it, I recommend picking it up. #militaryhistory #books #invasionofcrete #fallschirmjäger #paratrooper #ww2

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York Redoubt, a historic military complex that once defended Nova Scotia's capital city, offers incredible views of the Big Harbour and its entrance, where you can watch everything from massive container ships, to sleek warships, to colourful sailboats passing by. In my photo from a few years back is the Panamanian flagged Vecchio Bridge, a container ship of almost 55,000 tons that is 931' long. Access to York Redoubt is free, there is plenty of free parking, and it is also conveniently serviced by the #15 Halifax Transit bus. Awesome views, incredible history stretching from centuries ago to the Second World War, and the answer to why nobody ever dared to attack Halifax, are right in our back yard. Add Fall colours, and it's a must visit! #fall #halifaxauthor #halifax #yorkredoubt #rcn #royalcanadiannavy #canadianarmy #rcaf #royalcanadianairforce #militaryhistory #writer #amwriting #author #daniellittle

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Got to tour the WW2-era B29 Superfortress @b29docsfriends with the always-intrepid @hoagmichael. I’ve always been enormously fascinated with world war history and military equipment in particular and this was a real treat. . . . . . #b29 #tour #ww2 #worldwar2 #superfortress #bomber #b29doc #reflection #buddies #restoration #history #militaryhistory #militaryaviation

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Nieuwpoort French Memorial ————————————————————————One of the numerous small memorials around the sluices area of Nieuwpoort is this memorial to the French units involved in the fighting there. This French-African War Memorial stands flanked by the flags of France and it’s former African colonies.(Taken May 2019)

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kurtsiegelin. Really fun day exploring #sandyhook and #forthamilton. You can access

Really fun day exploring #sandyhook and #forthamilton. You can access the history here, walk or ride right up to it. The mortar bunker was tremendous. Beautiful #jerseyshore day! @gatewaynps #monmouthcounty #nj #njhistory #shorebreak #history #usarmy #militaryhistory

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ww2_collector_luca. I’m busy with making new displays. So here is a picture from the resul

I’m busy with making new displays. So here is a picture from the result😃😃. Everything is original. . . ⚠️The weapon / weapons in the photo are disabled according to the law and I have a certificate of exemption for it/them. In the Netherlands you can own this without a permit when you are at least 18 years old and they do not have to be kept in a safe⚠️ . . #ww2 #ww2collecting #collecting #wehrmacht #germany #military #history #worldwar2 #collection #hobby #army #militaria #teammakreel #worldwar2 #worldwarii #worldwartwo #wwii #secondworldwar #war #wehrmacht #thirdreichhistory #nazigermany #militaryhistory #military #history #ww2history #historygeek #historybuff #ww2historians #mg42 #mp40 #k98

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oldmauserman. Over at @the_ww2_library, there is a contest going on that I’d like to

Over at @the_ww2_library, there is a contest going on that I’d like to win. This is the photo that I entered. What do you think? If you like it here, take a moment to go check out the @the_ww2_library page and give it a like over there once it is posted! I would be grateful. . . “G.I.” was written by Dr. Lee Kennett. At the time he was writing this book, I was at the University of Georgia, studying history with him and a number of other great historians. Dr. Kennett often emphasizes the importance of telling stories. He held that for historians to reach people beyond the academic field, one needed to work analysis and data into something readable. Dr. Kennett was one of the best at bringing history to life of any man I ever knew. He encouraged students to interview history makers like veterans. Indeed, in one class, he required it. I am grateful for the lessons I learned from Dr. Kennett, and hope that I have kept his vision of history alive. #wwii #ww2 #worldwarii #worldwar2 #gi #leekennett #book #books #library #military #militaryhistory #history #storytelling #m1911a1 #45acp #usa #unitedstates #usarmy #army

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fuehrer_of_photography. A Vickers Machine gun team of the 7th Battalion Royal Northumberland F

A Vickers Machine gun team of the 7th Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, 59th (Staffordshire) Division in a position in a field of corn at Someren in Holland, September 21st, 1944. __ The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers was an infantry regiment of the British Army. Originally raised in 1674 as the 5th Regiment of the Foot, it was given the regional designation 'Northumberland' in 1782 and granted the distinction in 1782 of being a Fusilier regiment in 1836, becoming 5th (Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot. The regiment adopted the title Northumberland Fusiliers when regimental numbers were abolished under the Childers reforms of 1881 and became a 'Royal' regiment in 1935. In 1968, the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers were amalgamated with three other fusilier regiments to form the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. __ The regiment expanded to ten battalions during WW2. Although most of them served as divisional machine gun or support battalions, some of them formed motorcycle, searchlight, tank, reconnaissance, ordinary infantry and even deception units. They saw action with the BEF in North-West Europe in 1940 and the 21st Army Group in 1944-1945, North Africa 1940-1943, Italy 1943-1945, the fall of Singapore and in the defense of the United Kingdom. __ Colorized by Paul Reynolds. ________________________________________________________ #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #worldwar2history #worldwar2historyandinstagram #history #warhistory #axis #allied #warphotography #soldiers #generals #ww2dailyhistory #military #militaryhistory #follow #worldwar2incolor #tanks #planes #ww2daily #combat #combathistory #axishistory #alliedhistory #historiansunion

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September 22nd 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union hold a joint parade in Brest-Litovsk, Poland. The parade celebrated the successful invasion of Poland. - - - #wwii #worldwar #history #war #military #secondworldwar #worldwartwo #soldier #follow #army #wehrmacht #militaryhistory #usa #tank #ww2history #todayinhistory #worldwarii #ww2 #worldwar2 #gun #heer #meme #followforfollow #war #battle #dailyposts #followme #photooftheday #vintage #historiansunion

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civil_war_footsteps. As we are still an account that’s growing, we’d love to get feedback o

As we are still an account that’s growing, we’d love to get feedback on posts or simply have conversations. Leave a comment and let us know what you think or would like to see. #civilwarhistory #americancivilwar #military #militaryhistory

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"🇵🇱🇩🇪 Warsaw, September 1939: Part 8 ~ Lines of defense are organizing in the Polish capital, the army within the city is split into different parts, and the Battle of Bzura" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - 🇵🇱 Two different views of a Polish Army (2.6 ton TK-3 tankette), armed with a 7.62 mm wz. 25 machine gun, late-1930s, somewhere in Poland. A handful of these along with other Polish light tanks numbering close to forty vehicles were the only armoured defense of Poland's capital during its siege in September 1939. • commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Opublikowane_w_Czołg_rozpoznawczyTK_(TKS)_z_1975_(seria_Typy_Broni_i_Uzbrojenia).jpg • commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TK-3.jpg • copyright expired -------------------------------------------- The {Armia Warszawa) was composed of the forces defending the city of Warsaw and the old Napoleonic-era Modlin Fortress which had been built by the French in the years 1806 - 1812, north of the Polish capital, — that army also comprised all Polish units defending the Narew and the Vistula river, between Warsaw and Pilica river lines. Polish Gen. Walerian Czuma continued to be the commander of the Warsaw Defence Force, which he split into two sectors: the East (Praga district) under Lt. Col. Julian Janowski, and West portions of the city under Col. Marian Porwit. -------------------------------------------- The Army Poznań commanded by Gen. Tadeusz Kutrzeba, and (Army Pomorze) under Gen. Władysław Bortnowski started an offensive on the left flank of the German forces advancing towards Warsaw. As a result of this offensive that later became known as the Battle of Bzura from September 9th - 19th, 1939, German commanders withdrew the 4th Panzer Division and sent it to counter the Polish threat near the town of Kutno. Those positions were replaced by forces of a weakened German 31st Infantry Division. In this sense, the desperate attempt to buy time for organizing a major defense of Warsaw was a success for the Polish defenders, temporarily. #🇵🇱🇩🇪WarsawSeptember1939

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Ninguém, em Sã Consciência, Abandona uma Aeronave Militar em Pleno Vôo, Lançando-se sobre o Desconhecido, onde Não é Esperado, Nem tão pouco Bem Recebido. • Somente nós AUDAZES PARAQUEDISTAS. 💀

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finland.at.war. This week we have seen some amazing commemorative events in regards to

This week we have seen some amazing commemorative events in regards to Operation Market Garden, the largest Airborne drop ever conducted. During the Battle at Arnhem, Lieutenant Colonel Martin Herford, commander of 163 Field Ambulance, RAMC, attempted to get medical supplies into the city. This failed but he did manage to negotiate with German officers and visit the British medical post at St Elizabeth’s Hospital. He then was told to go to Apeldoorn and liase with a German medical officer. Together they established a British medical facility to treat the vast number of wounded from the Battle. His actions earned him the Distinguished Service Order. He ended the war as the most decorated British medical officer. Now some of you may be thinking, wait, how does this connect to Finnish Military History. In 1940 he was part of the British volunteer contingent of Detachment Sisu. He had arrived in Finland shortly after the war ended but remained with the unit, as a medical officer, until December 1940. #finlandatwar #finland #finnishhistory #militaryhistory #operationmarketgarden #arnhem #battleofarnhem #hero #historiansunion #history #britisharmy #britishmilitaryhistory

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