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A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

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Marine Corp dog is awarded the highest honor for animals

US Marine Corp dog Lucca with her owner Gunnery Sergeant Chris Willingham at the Wellington Barracks in London after receiving the Dickin Medal

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Shaped by War: Photographs by Don McCullin

Don McCullin is one of the greatest war photographers. This is just one of many, many of his images. They are stunning.

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Rape in the military: exposing the shocking truth

NO, Hell NO, to drafting women into the military, because the top brass will not allow these crimes to be decided outside of their domain. Only non-military justice will keep these women from being re-victimized by their superior officers when they report rape and other sexual assaults.

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British Propaganda: This poster called for the conscription of women in the military because the military needed for workers. It targeted many women who were married or single.

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A US military policeman talks to two German boy POWs, who have been loaded unto the Jeep for the quick ride to the detention area. Children as young as 12 were often "caught in the net" of the army in the last few months of the war as manpower shortages had become dramatic for the Germans....

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What's that medal for? Britain's military awards explained

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