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French cuirassier, 1812. La Grande Armee had 12 cuirassier regiments (360-400 troops each); three more were raised by 1812. The number dropped back to twelve in 1813. At lower right is Russian cuirassier helmet & cuirass

21 Reasons Why The First Crimean War Was Much More Fashionable

Scottish soldiers who fought in the OG Crimean War...Or as we would call them today: hipsters.| 21 Reasons Why The First Crimean War Was Much More Fashionable

Jack Palance....US Army Air Corp. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II, and required facial reconstruction after the B-24 bomber he was flying crashed while patrolling the coast of California.

At the beginning of the war European armies had supplied a few types of hand grenades, and several types of bombs dropped from rifles. During the war many types of hand grenades were developed, and...

The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was formed in July 1917. This was the first Army Unit for Women. WAACs served as cooks, waitresses, clerks, and telephonists.