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Soviet troops of the Guards Cavalry Corps assault a village occupied by the enemy within Bryansk Oblast, August

The Ghost Army was a United States Army tactical deception unit during World War II officially known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. The 1,100-man unit was given a unique mission within the Army to impersonate other U.S. Army units to deceive the enemy. From a few weeks after D-Day, when they landed in France, until the end of the war, they put on a traveling road show, using inflatable tanks, sound trucks, phony radio transmissions and playacting.

The Ghost Army was a United States Army tactical deception unit during World War II officially known as the Headquarters Special Troops.

News Photo : Swedish Infantry And Cavalry Marching In The Snow...

News Photo : Swedish Infantry And Cavalry Marching In The Snow.

2 In 1939, the Polish army still maintained many cavalry squadrons, which had served them well as recently as the Polish-Soviet War in 1921. A myth emerged about the Polish cavalry leading desperate charges against the tanks of the invading Nazis, pitting horsemen against armored vehicles. While cavalry units did encounter armored divisions on occasion, their targets were ground infantry, and their charges were often effective.

World War II: The Invasion of Poland and the Winter War - In Focus - The Atlantic In the Polish Army still maintained many cavalry squadrons. Their targets were ground infantry

Flamethrower in action during the Soviet Christmas offensive, 25-28 december 1941. Possibly XXX pioneers battalion. XXX are ancient roman numbers and stands for 30th battalion ''Guastatori'' who fought in Russia.

Flamethrower in action during the Soviet Christmas offensive, december Possibly XXX pioneers battalion. XXX are ancient roman numbers and stands for battalion ''Guastatori'' who fought in Russia.

| Base Hospital number 17, Dijon, France. Private 1st Class Lester Fenis painting names on crosses. Sept. 5, 1918

Private Class Lester Fenis painting names of killed soldiers on crosses. I wonder if one of these crosses belonged to my great uncle, John Civitillo, who died and is buried in Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery.

Lieutenant Mary Churchill cleans Coca-Cola off of Colonel Harry Lebar, commanding officer of the 381st Bomb Group after she christened a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Stage Door Canteen", 21 April 1944. Mary Churchil, the youngest daughter of the Prime Minister, today christened a U.S. bomber "Stage Door Canteen". She was accompanied by Vivian Leigh, Lawrence Olivier (partly visible on right) and several other well-known screen stars.

FRE Lieutenant Mary Churchill cleans Coca-Cola off of Colonel Harry Lebar commanding officer of the Bomb Group after she christened a Flying Fortress nicknamed "Stage Door Canteen" 21 April 1944

As seen from from HMAS AUSTRALIA, the USS VINCENNES CA-44 fires her forward main battery in misting rain at dawn on 7 August 1942. The outline of Guadalcanal is just visible in the early morning light, as is the ship's camouflage pattern. Vincennes was sunk less than two days later, with the deaths of 332 of her crew.

As seen from from HMAS AUSTRALIA, the USS VINCENNES CA-44 fires her forward main battery in misting rain at dawn on 7 August 1942. The outline of Guadalcanal is just visible in the early morning light, as is the ship's camouflage pattern. Vincennes was sunk less than two days later, with the deaths of 332 of her crew.

Shock troops of the ‘Grossdeutschland’ Division making a counterattack in village in Russia.1944

"Grossdeutschland" assaulting Soviet positions during a counterattack, Soviet Union, February

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