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tostraat. Norway had been under the rule of Danish and Swedish monarchs for over

Norway had been under the rule of Danish and Swedish monarchs for over 500 years when in 1905 they demanded sovereignty from King Oscar II of Sweden. Following the dissolution of the union, a growing fear of war spread throughout Norway and both the army and navy were mobilized. Increased spending on defense also led to a massive building-program to fortify the main roads leading to Sweden and coastal batteries to protect the fjords. This pillbox was part of the construction-program in the early 1900s, simply known as the Blockhouse. Situated 100 meters above the river Inna, this was the last line of defense, tasked with guarding the vital bridge over the river and to hold an enemy back for long enough to reinforcing troops to mobilize. With 12 embrasures for machine guns and 10 for rifles, facing every direction around the blockhouse, it could remain self-sufficient and made flanking maneuvers futile. Adding to its protective capabilities was a 10-meter-wide field of barbed wire, which is still in place. Twice throughout history, had the Swedish armies of the past attempted an invasion through this valley and in 1905 there was a plan for the Swedish 2nd Army to attack here and occupy the Trøndelag-region, essentially cutting Norway in half. The plan luckily never came to fruition, but the Norwegian army had these fortifications garrisoned up to 1926, just in case.

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fonthillmedia. Recommended: \"SOLDIERS TO THE LAST DAY: THE RHINELAND-WESTPHALIAN 6TH

Recommended: "SOLDIERS TO THE LAST DAY: THE RHINELAND-WESTPHALIAN 6TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 1935-1945" . Link 👉🏼 po.st/SOLDIERS . The history of the German 6th Infantry Division from its formation in 1935 to its destruction at Bobruisk in July 1944; then its resurrection and continued fighting until the end of the war. Among the first divisions established by the Wehrmacht, the 6th Infantry Division had one of the longest and bloodiest records of continuous combat of any division – Allied or Axis. . . #militaryhistory #militaryhistorybooks #militaryhistoryenthusiasts #historybooks #lovehistory #militaryhistorian #militaryhistoryfan #ww2 #ww2books #secondworldwar #westphaliandivision #soldiers #ww2soldiers #blitzkrieg #landser

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rocolor.photo. 1GM - 25 Ago 1917. Un ufficiale italiano (ferito) decorato dal Preside

1GM - 25 Ago 1917. Un ufficiale italiano (ferito) decorato dal Presidente Francese Raymond Poincaré alla presenza del Re Vittorio Emanuele III (colore mio) WW1 - An Italian (wounded) officer decorated by French President Raymond Poincaré in the presence of King Vittorio Emanuele III. (my colorization) #ww1 #ww1centenary #greatwar #thegreatwar #worldwarone #talia #lestweforget #grandeguerra #regioesercito #avantisavoia #vittorioemanueleiii #emanuelefilibertodisavoia #worldwar1 #worldwar1history #warhistory #warphotography #soldiers #military #militaryhistory #worldwar1incolor #fanteria #alpini #artiglieri #italianfront #fronteitaliano #esercitoitaliano #primaguerramondiale #esercito

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Covering the viral role played by the US Army at Elsenborn Ridge in blunting the northern thrust of German forces in the critical opening phase of the Battle of the Bulge. #battleofthebulge #stephenambrosehistoricaltours #militaryhistory #militaryhistorytours

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ww1fotohistory. Men of the 1 / 5th Battalion of the Buffs ( East Kent Regiment ) passi

Men of the 1 / 5th Battalion of the Buffs ( East Kent Regiment ) passing over the Jebel Hamrin , Mesopotamia . December 1917 . . . . . . #ww1 #wwi #ww100 #thegreatwar #worldwar1 #worldwarone #worldwars #history #militaryhistory #bulletfool #historyporn #ww1history #ww1centenary #war #fotogreatwar #1917 #mesopotamia #britishsoldier

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Swedish Air Force Tp 79 (Douglas DC-3 / C-47) that was shot down by a Soviet MIG-15 during a unarmed reconnaissance mission over international waters on June 13th 1952. Eight men from the Swedish Air Force and the National Defence Radio Establishment perished in the incident✈️🇸🇪❤️ The airplane was not found until 2003 and the wreckage was salvaged in 2004 and can now be seen at the Swedish Air Force Museum in Linköping. . . . . . . . . . . #aviation #instagramaviation #avgeek #aviationphotography #instaplane #instaaviation #planespotting #aircraft #aviationdaily #excellentaviation #avporn #military #militaryhistory #sweden #coldwar #soviet #dc3 #catalinaaffären #linköping #flygvapenmuseum #captureonepro20 #topazdenoise #canon #canong7xmarkii #c47 #airforce #swedishairforce

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M.35 helmet, double decals of the Luftwaffe, second type eagle, producer Quist, size 64/57. Eagle 80%, tricolor 90% complete with liner made in reinforced aluminum and chinstrap suitable for the helmet. Used, good condition, beautiful patina. Available at www.rbnr.it

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tankist_type59. Любят евреи свои Меркавы переворачивать))
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Любят евреи свои Меркавы переворачивать)) . •••••••••••••••••••• Друг, понравился материал? Подпишись на меня / Friend subscribe to me @tankist_type59 . •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• . #эховойны #танковыевойска #бтв #militaryhistory #war #миртанков #вооружение #броня #бронетехника #оружие #служба #worldoftanks #вов #танки #танк #танкист #ww2tank #warthunder #panzer #tank #tanks #modeltank #история #техника #wotblitz #wot #ww2 #1941 #война #1945

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Tank Corps Memorial commemorating when the Tanks first went into battle on the 15th September 1916 at Flers-Courcelette. Located on the D929 at the side of the road, NE of Pozieres. The Memorial has X10 6 Pounder Tank Guns and Tank Driving Chain around the perimeter. 📸 Credit: Author in 2017.

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Dover Castle. It's spread over a huge complex with lots of different buildings and exhibitions. This is just a tiny part of it. I spent a full day there, but need to go back because I didn't get to see it all. #dovercastle #englishheritage

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tankist_type59. Рекомендую надежный сервис, @servicewot Помогают с прокачкой аккаунтов

Рекомендую надежный сервис, @servicewot Помогают с прокачкой аккаунтов World of Tanks. Обращайтесь к ним в ДИРЕКТ, помогут. Ссылка и описание услуг читайте ниже. @servicewot @servicewot @servicewot @servicewot ИХ СЕРВИС УСЛУГ: 1 ) Поднятие % Побед и WN8 📶 2 ) Отметки на стволах ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 ) Фарм серебра 4 ) Прокачка опыта или ветки 📈 5 ) Бои на Топ урон 🚀 6 ) Сбитие х2, х3, х5 звезд 🌟🌟🌟 7 ) ЛБЗ 1.0 и 2.0 !!! 8 ) Мастер Ⓜ️🏆🏅 9 ) Линия Фронта 10 ) Ранговые бои . .•••••••••••••••••••••••• Друг, подпишись на @servicewot •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• . #ссср #worldwar1 #worldwar #militaryhistory #coldwar #БТВ #gun #броня #бронетехника #war #ww2 #worldoftanks #military #aрмия #танк #танкист #ww2tank #warthunder #panzer #tank #tanks #modeltank #tankdestroyer #tankers #wotblitz #wot #armytank #wotb #worldwar2 #tanques

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Asia Pacific 78 years ago today: Pearl Harbor and its Aftermath (11 Dec 1941) https://buff.ly/2Qr0RwI On the morning of 8 December 1941 (still 7 December in Hawaii), Japan launched simultaneous attacks against American and British forces across the Pacific, bombing the US Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor and invading Malaya, Thailand, Guam, the Philippines and the Chinese concessions. Three days later, Germany supported Japan by declaring war on the United States. #1940s #1941 #20thcentury #december #asiapacific #cartographer #nazigermany #historias #historic #historie #historyclass #instahistory #empireofjapan #japanesehistory #malaysia #maps #militaryhistory #pacificwar #philippines #secondworldwar #thailand #britishempire #usnavy #worldwar2 #worldwarii #ww2 #ww2pacific #wwii #todayinhistory #thisdayinhistory

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aurex79. WW2.With the Mediterranean route closed to shipping  the Allied shippi

WW2.With the Mediterranean route closed to shipping the Allied shipping had to use the Cape route. British and American sailors enjoy the sunshine at the foot of Table Mountain. #aurex #vintage #history #southafrica #war #militaryhistory #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #fashion #womenpower #womenempowerment #sailors #Navy #RoyalNavy #merchantnavy #southafrica #USN #capetown #tablemountain

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rosgvardiia_russia. Чтобы не пропустить главные новости, @sobr_official_rf подписывайтесь 

Чтобы не пропустить главные новости, @sobr_official_rf подписывайтесь @sobr_official_rf Оперативные съёмки задержание преступников подписывайтесь @sobr_official_rf •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #эховойны #ussr #милитари #militaryhistory #деньпобеды #миртанков #вооружение #броня #бронетехника #отряд #служба #worldoftanks #вов #9мая #танк #танкист #ww2tank #warthunder #panzer #tank #tanks #modeltank #история #weapons #wotblitz #wot #мощь #1941 #война #собр

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sandervkhistory. A Kriegsverdienstkreuz! 😍
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A Kriegsverdienstkreuz! 😍 . . I bought this one for my dad as a christmas present! 🎅🙏 I hope he likes it! 💯 . . Follow me for more future content! 🚫NON POLITICAL🚫 #ww2 #ww2collecting #wehrmacht #ww1 #usa #airborne #101st #germany #military #history #collection #hobby #army #militaria #worldwar2 #worldwarii #worldwartwo #secondworldwar #war #thirdreichhistory #military #history #ww2history #historygeek #historybuff #ww2historians

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battlefield_builds. Naval footage from WWI, showing various Steamers, Destroyers and U-Boa

Naval footage from WWI, showing various Steamers, Destroyers and U-Boats. All footage is from the IWM - Catalogue number, IWM 578-2. “Medium shots of dazzle-painted paddle steamer ferrying troops across the Channel. Low-angle medium shot as cameraship crosses bows of three US destroyers moored together in Queenstown. Tracking close-up port bow to stern past surrendered U-boats at Harwich - U.153 with UB.117, UB.114 and UB.112. Aerial view of destroyer HMS Unity (H.5A). Medium shot to port forebody of HMS Valhalla (G.45) - camera moves aft but drifts off-centre, losing the ship off the bottom of the screen. Medium shot to starboard afterbody of HMS Agincourt (screen right cuts forefunnel) as she steams across anchorage.”

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Today we cover another coveted piece of historical Polish military hardware, the kb ppanc wz.35 anti-tank rifle. . Development began in the late 1920s & a final design was approved in 1935. By Sept 1939 more than 6,500 units had been delivered to the Polish Army for use as the main anti-tank weapon of an infantry platoon. . However, the weapon’s effectiveness meant great care was taken to keep it covert. Units were trained in secret military facilities while the rifles themselves were shipped in locked, ‘do not open’ crates that were labelled as fragile surveillance equipment for export to Uruguay (indeed ‘Uruguay’ became a code-name for the weapon). . With its ability to fire approximately 300 shots & penetrate lightly armoured vehicles at up to 400m, the weapon proved highly effective against invading Panzers… So much so that the Germans began painting over the Iron Crosses on their tanks which served all too conveniently as a bull’s-eye. . As Wikipedia explains, ‘The round’s armor-defeating properties were not through penetration, i.e. by punching the core through the armor like a typical penetrator, but through the impact of the bullet flattening against the plate, transferring kinetic energy to the metal. The result was that the bullet would cause spalling on the interior of the armor plate, ideally ejecting an approximately 20mm diameter fragment from the interior surface of the armour at high speed, which would then ricochet around the interior, hopefully killing crew and/or damaging equipment or engines… Due to the physics of spalling, the size of this spall was larger than the actual rifle caliber, & could theoretically do more damage ricocheting around inside the vehicle than the bullet itself would if it penetrated.’ . The Wehrmacht captured approximately 800 of the state-of-the-art rifles, renaming the model ‘Panzerbüchse 35 (polnisch)’ & even distributing some to their Italian allies who used them until the end of the war. The Allies, on the other hand, never got to use the wz.35: the Poles destroyed all drawings & specifications during the invasion & only one unit managed to be smuggled out of the country, by couriers crossing through Hungary.

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Today, 11th December 1282, saw the Battle of Orewin Bridge in mid-Wales not far from Builth Wells. There had been an uneasy peace in Wales after Edward I of England had invaded in 1277, building castles over his newly conquered territory, however in 1282 the growing tension turned to rebellion and war. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, the Prince of Wales led the uprising. Two victories over the English had boosted their confidence as they were about to face their third battle. Fielding around 7,000 infantry, mainly spearman supported by some javelinmen, archers and 150 Household knights from Llywelyn's personal retinue, the Welsh positioned themselves on a hill overlooking the river Ifron and it's bridge. The English army led by Roger Lestrange, had 5,000 infantry and 1,300 mounted knights & men-at-arms, and approached from the opposite side of the river. A local told the English of another crossing 2 miles downstream, at which Sir Roger sent his archers to cross there and surprise the Welsh with a flank attack. Shooting deadly volleys of arrows into the Welsh schiltrons, the Welsh, disorganised and weakened, turned to face them, at which point the English cavalry charged over the now undefended bridge and struck the Welsh in the rear, routing them from the hill. Llywelyn had been at nearby Builth castle at the start of the battle attempting to rally more support, he arrived just as his army was breaking and was cut down by an English knight, his severed head taken to London to display the victory. Llywelyn was the last Welsh Prince of Wales, the title now being conferred upon the eldest son of the reigning English monarch to remind the Welsh of the English rule. For wargamers this is a really brilliant period, the Welsh & Scottish Wars of Edward I is full of character and exciting history. #wargames #wargaming #wargamesfigures #wargamesclub #wargamesmagazine #wargamesrules #warlordgames #hailceasar #grippingbeast #swordpoint #feudalengland #knights #princeofwales #england #wales #medieval #medievalwargaming #middlesbrough #thelittlecorporal #middlesbroughbusiness #history #militaryhistory #books #historybooks

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A rose to the grave of ... === Major Karl Meyer, Kommandeur III. Batl. FJR 9. He was born in Munich. === He was killed on 13.07.1944 in heavy shelling in front of the small town of L'Epine. In his fox hole, he was killed by a shrapnel in the head. === Rest in Peace === #wwii #ww2 #worldwar2 #lestweforget #normandie #dday #ddaylandings #overlord #militaryhistory #combathistory #ww2daily #ww2dailyhistory #war #krieg #history #instagood #guerre #routesofhistory #wargrave #militaria #militar #instadaily #battle #liberte #normandietourisme @dday_history

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The firing mechanism on a samurai’s gun was usually a lot more ornate, than the conscripts’ firearms... The guns would be made of higher quality metal and feature symbols and decoration that would often be a sign of wealth as well as the gunsmith’s skill in producing high quality hardware. #松本 #松本城 #matsumoto #matsumotocastle #japan #realjapan #visitjapan #nagano #japanesealps #martialarts #budo #bushido #hojutsu #samurai #侍 #realsamurai #ninja #history #realhistory #japanesehistory #militaryhistory #guns #matchlock #kimonostyle #kimono #着物 #袴 #cooljapan #japan_of_insta

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A Captain of the United States Army Medical Department, likely a surgeon or dentist, is seen here outfitted like an enlisted Company Aid Man. - . “FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1944 file photo, U.S. soldiers march, the Arc de Triomphe in the background, four days after the liberation of Paris, France.” (AP Photo/Peter J. Carroll, File) . . #research #history #militaryhistory #ww2 #worldwar2 #1940s #1944 #France #Paris #usarmy #medic #doctor #dentist #surgeon #medicalhistory #blackandwhite #photography #medicaldepartment #AP #associatedpress New impression???

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At first you don’t notice this is a rare #statue of a #woman #soldier until you see the lace mantilla flying behind her. #QueenIsabel the conqueror, mother of #catherineofaragon who married England’s King Henry the 8th of the #Tudors you can see by the palace why Catherine would’ve been pissed at her treatment and England needed their money. Spain had their Queen lead active combat in the 1400’s and America still can’t have a female President. #queenofcastile #isabellaofcastile #queenisabella #madrid #spain #art #sculpture #history #arthistory #militaryhistory #military #travel #travelblogger #lifestyle #warrior #wanderlust #travelphotography #architecture

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operationgreenfaces. Just a little dirt. That’s all. Pictured: a Lt. j.g. during Class 32 i

Just a little dirt. That’s all. Pictured: a Lt. j.g. during Class 32 in Coronado in 1964.

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tankist_type59. (🇬🇧👇) Вопрос: - Как легко и просто имитировать Немецкий танк?
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(🇬🇧👇) Вопрос: - Как легко и просто имитировать Немецкий танк? Ответ : - Нацепить на любой другой танк что-нибудь квадратное с крестом 🤣 . 🇬🇧 Question: - How easy and simple is it to imitate a German tank? Answer: - Attach to any other tank something square with a cross . •••••••••••••••••••• Друг, понравился материал? Подпишись на меня / Friend subscribe to me @tankist_type59 . •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• . #эховойны #танковыевойска #бтв #militaryhistory #war #миртанков #вооружение #броня #бронетехника #оружие #служба #worldoftanks #вов #танки #танк #танкист #ww2tank #warthunder #panzer #tank #tanks #modeltank #история #техника #wotblitz #wot #ww2 #1941 #война #1945

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thisiswhy_westand. Titans of War: The Five Greatest Generals in American History.
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Titans of War: The Five Greatest Generals in American History. • 🇺🇸 Ulysses S. Grant 🇺🇸 • From working as a clerk at his father’s leather goods store in Galena, Illinois and struggling to obtain a commission upon the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, Ulysses S. Grant rose to improbable heights, eventually being named General-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States with over a million men under his command and masterminding the Union’s ultimate victory over the Confederacy. • A graduate of West Point and a veteran of the Mexican-American War, Grant resigned from the Army in 1854 and struggled mightily in life over the years before the nation split. Despite those challenges, he was not a man who turned back when things got tough or when facing crushing adversity, two of the many qualities that helped Grant excel across many of the Civil War’s most significant battlefields. • When the call for volunteers to defend the Union came, Grant immediately stood up to do his duty. Even with his experience, he initially struggled to obtain a commission, but after proving himself as he drilled and mustered in new recruits, he got his chance. Appointed colonel of the Twenty-First Illinois Infantry in June 1861, Grant was quickly promoted to brigadier general the following month. When the war really started to get going in 1862 and the Union was looking for a man who would fight, Grant emerged as the champion the North needed. • In February 1862, Grant conquered Forts Henry and Donelson in western Tennessee, earning the nickname, “Unconditional Surrender” Grant and delivering the Union’s first major victories of the war. Later that April, he averted what might have been a catastrophic blow to the Union by not buckling under pressure and snatching victory from the jaws of defeat at the bloody Battle of Shiloh. • Continue reading below. 🇺🇸 #ThisIsWhyWeStand

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u.s.a.history1776. I think it’s interesting that both Teddy and Woodrow Wilson won the No

I think it’s interesting that both Teddy and Woodrow Wilson won the Nobel Prize despite markedly different styles. ⁣ ⁣ Teddy won for brokering a peace settlement between Russia and Japan, ending the Russo-Japanese War. He was a proponent of ‘speak softly and carry a big stick.’ No one messed with America while Teddy was in office and he almost single handedly deterred war on a global scale during his presidency - most notably during the Venezuela Crisis.⁣ ⁣ Woodrow Wilson on the other hand was an academic and a pacifist. He let Germany walk all over America in the early part of World War I, allowing them to torpedo countless American vessels with no response. He very much wanted to avoid involvement in Europe’s war and was willing to look the other way on offenses committed against the U.S. to do so.⁣ ⁣ This was largely the crux of their political disagreement - Teddy and his crew (Leonard Wood and Henry Cabot Lodge in particular) advocated preparedness and involvement on the side of the Allies to protect America’s sovereignty. Woodrow Wilson advocated neutrality.⁣ ⁣ Wilson is generally regarded as a pretty good President by historians but I’m not a huge fan, tbh. I think Roosevelt’s view of the situation was correct. For all of Teddy’s bellicosity, he was able to avoid war during his two terms and many of the European monarchs in power during WWI did not want to mess with Teddy.⁣ ⁣ Much like Chamberlain at the outbreak of WWII, I think Wilson’s intentions were good - no one would argue that wanting to avoid war is a bad thing - but at some point action becomes necessary in order to prevent a larger scale conflict, so I tend to agree with Roosevelt’s view on the situation (which was also Churchill’s view in the run up to WWII). ⁣ ⁣ Anyway, I wanted to dedicate a post to the dynamic between those two men because I find this period in history to be fascinating. ⁣ ⁣ #history #americanhistory #usa #unitedstates #america #president #potus #teddy #general #soldier #army #roughriders #cavalry #ww1 #worldwar1 #military #militaryhistory #england #france #germany #trivia #funfacts #throwback #postoftheday #usahistory1776

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te.knives. Three must-haves for every close combat bookshelf. “Get Tough” by Will

Three must-haves for every close combat bookshelf. “Get Tough” by William Fairbairn, “Cold Steel” by John Styers and “The Red and Gray Manuels” by Charles Nelson. In my opinion, Fairbairn is the father of military close combat and Styers and Nelson trained under Col. A.J. Drexel Biddle Sr. who trained Marines in two wars, also agents of the FBI. #militaryhistory #militaryknife #militaryknives #smatchet #fairbairnsykes #fairbairnsykesfightingknife #williamfairbairn #britishmilitary #combatbooks #closecombat #martialarts

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After visiting so many Civil War battlefields I finally found one that involved Indiana troops. #civilwar #uscivilwar #militaryhistory #indianabattery #unionsoldiers #battlefield #militarypark #tennessee #nps #findyourpark #npsstamps

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