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A French woman tends to the grave of a 23-year-old Canadian soldier who as buried earlier that day; Bombardier Everitt Ivan Hill of the 2nd Anti-Tank Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, killed during the Battle for Caen. Under his name and date of burial is written ”The French Will Never Forget the Canadians.” Beneath that inscription, on a separate piece of paper, is written in French:

"Rest in peace under the beautiful French sky,
Son of Canada and glorious martyr. 
You have given your life for our deliverance — 
May your name be forever blessed in Heaven.”

Hill, originally from Little Britain, Ontario, enlisted with the Royal Canadian Artillery on 24 March 1941 and landed in Normandy on D-Day. He was later reburied at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery near Cintheaux; one of approximately 50,539 Allied casualties in the Battle for Caen. Approximately 226,386 Allied soldiers and between 400,000 to 450,000 Axis soldiers would be killed in the Battle of Normandy. Caen, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France. 18 July 1944. Image taken by Canadian Army Lt. Ken Bell.

    bag-of-dirt:

    A French woman tends to the grave of a 23-year-old Canadian soldier who as buried earlier that day; Bombardier Everitt Ivan Hill of the 2nd Anti-Tank Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, killed during the Battle for Caen. Under his name and date of burial is written ”The French Will Never Forget the Canadians.” Beneath that inscription, on a separate piece of paper, is written in French:

    "Rest in peace under the beautiful French sky,

    Son of Canada and glorious martyr.

    You have given your life for our deliverance —

    May your name be forever blessed in Heaven.”

    Hill, originally from Little Britain, Ontario, enlisted with the Royal Canadian Artillery on 24 March 1941 and landed in Normandy on D-Day. He was later reburied at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery near Cintheaux; one of approximately 50,539 Allied casualties in the Battle for Caen. Approximately 226,386 Allied soldiers and between 400,000 to 450,000 Axis soldiers would be killed in the Battle of Normandy. Caen, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France. 18 July 1944. Image taken by Canadian Army Lt. Ken Bell.

    #WWII  
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Lighters of the Vietnam War

    Lighters of the Vietnam War

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Richard Speight Jr & Scott Grimes, behind the scenes of Band of Brothers

    fuckyeahdickpix:

    Richard Speight Jr & Scott Grimes, behind the scenes of Band of Brothers

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  • ❝ From this day to the ending of the world… we in it shall be remembered. We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today shed his blood with me shall be my brother. ❞
    Points

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  • band of brothers + praying

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  • i can’t go home from the war empty-handed

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  • If a man must live in mud and go hungry and risk his flesh you must give him a reason for it, you must give him a cause. A conclusion is not a cause.

     - Helmet for my Pillow, Robert Leckie, p. 29
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    By Episode and Character - Eugene Jackson in The Last Patrol - 9/?

    Requested by icanttellthemthatsir

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  • make me choose — eugene roe or joe liebgott?
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