Gulf War One 1991

This was my war as a Cheif Technician, Weapons Engineer on XV Tornado Squadron.

Xv’s Armourers
XV’s SNCO’s the Cheifs,

Gulf War )ne 1990-1991

The Gulf War[b] was an armed campaign waged by a United States-led coalition of 35 nations against Iraq in response to the Iraqi invasion and annexation of Kuwait. It was codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) during the pre-combat buildup of troops and the defense of Saudi Arabia, and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) during its combat phase. Continue reading “Gulf War One 1991”

Battle of the Alamo

The Alamo, as drawn in 1854

Battle of the Alamo

The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siegeMexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San AntonioTexas, United States), killing most of the Texians and Tejanos inside. Santa Anna’s cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians and Tejanos to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the rebellion in favor of the newly-formed Republic of Texas. Continue reading “Battle of the Alamo”

Audie Leon Murphy 

 

Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was an American soldier, actor, songwriter, and rancher. He was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. He received every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism. Murphy received the Medal of Honor for valor that he demonstrated at the age of 19 for single-handedly holding off a company of German soldiers for an hour at the Colmar Pocket in France in January 1945, then leading a successful counterattack while wounded and out of ammunition. Continue reading “Audie Leon Murphy “

Major Richard “Dick” Winters

Major Richard “Dick” Winters

Fallen Yet Not Forgotten

Today we remember Major Richard “Dick” Winters of New Holland, Pennsylvania. Today is Richard’s birthday. Help us wish him a Happy heavenly birthday!🎂

This true American hero was one of the commander of the Easy Company of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Division, during World War II. Continue reading “Major Richard “Dick” Winters”

The Battle of Rorke’s Drift (1879),

The British: 139. Zulu Warriors: 4,000. Let Battle Begin

The Battle of Rorke’s Drift (1879), also known as the Defence of Rorke’s Drift, was an engagement in the Anglo-Zulu War. The successful British defence of the mission station of Rorke’s Drift, under the command of Lieutenants John Chard of the Royal Engineers and Gonville Bromhead, began when a large contingent of Zulu warriors broke off from their main force during the final hour of the British defeat at the day-long Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879, diverting 6 miles (9.7 km) to attack Rorke’s Drift later that day and continuing into the following day.

Just over 150 British and colonial troops defended the station against attacks by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. The massive but piecemeal attacks by the Zulu on Rorke’s Drift came very close to defeating the much smaller garrison, but were consistently repelled.[9] Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, along with a number of other decorations and honours. Continue reading “The Battle of Rorke’s Drift (1879),”

Churchill visiting Eisenhower in Washington, 1959, with his private secretary Sir Anthony Montague Browne

Sir Winston S. Churchill

Churchill visiting Eisenhower in Washington, 1959, with his private secretary Sir Anthony Montague Browne

Churchill visiting Eisenhower in Washington, 1959, with his private secretary Sir Anthony Montague Browne

Finest Hour 186, Fourth Quarter 2019

Page 34

By Sir Winston S. Churchill

Winston Churchill’s views on the Cold War are fairly represented in two different sets of remarks that he composed at the time. The first came in a speech he made in Washington. The second came in what was his last work of original writing intended for publication. Continue reading “Churchill visiting Eisenhower in Washington, 1959, with his private secretary Sir Anthony Montague Browne”

Anglo-Zulu War: 1878

 

Anglo-Zulu War:

Historical Context

In 1867 the British Empire successfully managed to impart a federation-style political system on its Canadian territory, and it believed a similar setup might work well in its African colonies. To that end, the British High Commissioner, Sir Henry Bartle Frere, was sent to begin preparations for this act. Continue reading “Anglo-Zulu War: 1878”

First Battle of the Marne

German soldiers (wearing distinctive pickelhaube helmets with cloth covers) on the front line at the First Battle of the Marne.

The First Battle of the Marne was a battle of the First World War fought from 6 to 12 September 1914.[1] It resulted in an Allied victory against the German armies in the west. The battle was the culmination of the Retreat from Mons and pursuit of the Franco–British armies which followed the Battle of the Frontiers in August and reached the eastern outskirts of Paris. Continue reading “First Battle of the Marne”