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Battle of the Somme. Troops of the 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment , 29th Division, resting, on their way to the trenches. Note wire cutters attached to rifles, Acheux-en-Amiénois, 27 June 1916. ©IWM ( Q 718)

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Sherlock's like the youngest child, who's a bratty teenage girl the parent's can't stand, Doctor Who is everyone's favorite perfect college student child, and Merlin is like the child about to shuttled off to military school for life.

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The Dahomey Amazons are the only documented all-female official front-line combat arms military unit in modern history. Single-mindedly devoted to hardening themselves into ruthless instruments of battlefield destruction, these machete-wielding, musket-slinging lady terminators were rightly-feared throughout Western Africa for over 250 years, not only for their devotion to battle, but for their utter refusal to back down or retreat from any fight unless expressly ordered to do so by their…

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1972: Armed British soldiers on patrol in Lisbon Street, Belfast, during the Official IRA's unconditional ceasefire

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Chilling new face of police in Britain

England vs France match sees new counter terrorist police in military fatigues | Daily Mail Online

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The Coldstreamers, Monks regiment. New Model Army, 1661. An example of what an army looked like in mid 1600's

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Colonel Philip R Robertson, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) returning from a tour of his unit's positions in waterlogged trenches at Bois Grenier in January 1915.

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Knights Templar: a very wealthy and powerful military order for nearly 200 years during the Middle Ages. Endorsed by the Catholic Church around 1129, the Order became a favoured charity throughout Christendom and grew rapidly in membership and power. Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades. Other Order members managed an early form of the banking system which helped to build cathedrals and castles.

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Family Origins - Each figure is a map of where the person was born. This would make a lovely homeschool geography project - especially if you included grandparents, friends and so on. #homeschool #geography

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