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South Africans in the wars

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Supermarine Spitfire pilots of No. 40 Squadron, South African Air Force, at Gabes in Tunisia, April The Supermarine Spitfire pilot of. Ww2 Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Aircraft Carrier, Spitfire Supermarine, South African Air Force, The Spitfires, Ww2 Planes, Battle Of Britain

The beautiful Spitfire - in COLOUR!!!

The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Alliedcountries during and after

Aircrew of No. 16 Squadron SAAF and No. 227 Squadron RAF sitting in front of a Bristol Beaufighter at Biferno, Italy, prior to taking off to attack a German headquarters building in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, 14 August 1944 Passenger Aircraft, Ww2 Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Bristol Beaufighter, Avro Shackleton, English Electric Canberra, South African Air Force

Aircrew of 16 Squadron SAAF and No. 227 Squadron RAF sitting in front of a Bristol Beaufighter at Biferno, Italy, prior to taking off to attack a German headquarters building in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, 14 August 1944.

A Mosquito XVI of No 60 Squadron South African Air Force at the dispersal on San Severo Airfield, Foggia Airfield Complex, Southern Italy, 1944 Air Force Aircraft, Ww2 Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Fighter Pilot, Fighter Jets, South African Air Force, De Havilland Mosquito, American Fighter, Ww2 Planes

Other Forces - The Squadron which photographed Auschwitz

A Mosquito XVI of No 60 Squadron South African Air Force at the dispersal on San Severo Airfield, Foggia Airfield Complex, Southern Italy, 1944. The red and white stripes on the fin served as identification to Allied fighter pilots who mistook them for enemy aircraft, above all the Me 410. From San Severo the Squadron, equipped with photo-recce Mosquitoes, carried out detailed large-scale photographic surveys of German held areas, eventually ranging over the Alps and deep into Germany. And…

AUG 27 1943 French hero Rene Mouchotte’s last flight Two clipped-wing Supermarine Spitfire V’s of No 40 Squadron, South African Air Force serving in a ground support role. accompanied by another Spitfire of the Squadron patrols over the Tunisian coast. Ww2 Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Spitfire Supermarine, South African Air Force, Close Air Support, The Spitfires, Ww2 Planes

COLLABORATION BETWEEN ROYAL AIR FORCE SPITFIRES AND THE EIGHTH ARMY DURING THE TUNISIAN CAMPAIGN, SPRING 1943

TR 1020. Two clipped-wing Supermarine Spitfire V's of No 40 Squadron South African Air Force serving in a ground support role. ER622/`WR-D' accompanied by another Spitfire of the Squadron patrols over the Tunisian coast

Delville Wood South African Memorial and Museum War Memorials, Battle Of The Somme, Black Watches, The Third Reich, Lest We Forget, World War One, Africans, Wwi, Soldiers

Delville Wood South African Memorial and Museum

121 officers and 3,000 men of the South African 1st Infantry Brigade went into Delville Wood and five days later only 3 officers and 120 men walked out... What is now known as the Battle of Delville Wood, one of the engagements that consolidated together form the Battle of the Somme, took place from 14 July to 3 September 1916. The wood was a heavily fortified German position that had to be taken. The South African infantry unit was the first thrown into the fray, and they were relieved by…

Heroes Of Delville Wood The Glorious Defence Of The South Africans In July 1916 Drawn By Frank Dadd Canvas Art - Ken Welsh Design Pics x Welsh, World War, Canvas Art, Museum, Tapestry, Draw, Stock Photos, Wood, Illustration

Heroes Of Delville Wood The Glorious Defence Of The South Africans In July 1916 Drawn By Frank Dadd Canvas Art - Ken Welsh Design Pics (18 x 11) - Walmart.com

Heroes Of Delville Wood The Glorious Defence Of The South Africans In July 1916 Drawn By Frank Dadd Canvas Art - Ken Welsh Design Pics (18 x 11)

Newly released image of South Africans in World War 1 who fought at Delville Wood. Here South African Scottish S. Regiment) are resting after the attacks on Delville Wood, July Carnoy Valley. Second World, World War One, Ww1 Soldiers, British Armed Forces, Interesting History, Warfare, Wwii, Images, Black Watches

Newly released image of South Africans in World War 1 who fought at Delville Wood. Here South African Scottish (4th S.A. Regiment) are resting after the attacks on Delville Wood, 15-17 July 1916. Carnoy Valley. Copyright IWM Collection.

Somme, 1916, Delville Wood. Cpt W F Faulds gained the Victorian Cross when he was private in the 1st Battalion of the South African Inf. Brig. "A bombing party attempted to rush across the ground between British and enemy trenches but in doing so the officer and the majority of men were killed or wounded. The officer was unable to move and Pt Faulds climbed over the parapet, ran out, picked up the officer and carried him back. Two days later he did the same." Image Hist. Mil. Press George Cross, Black Watches, Flanders Field, The Third Reich, World War One, Sands, Wwii, British, Military

Somme, 1916, Delville Wood. Cpt W F Faulds gained the Victorian Cross when he was private in the 1st Battalion of the South African Inf. Brig. "A bombing party attempted to rush across the ground between British and enemy trenches but in doing so the officer and the majority of men were killed or wounded. The officer was unable to move and Pt Faulds climbed over the parapet, ran out, picked up the officer and carried him back. Two days later he did the same." Image Hist. Mil. Press

Nancy, springbok mascot of the South African Regiment, in Delville Wood, 17 February Military Working Dogs, Service Dogs, Military History, World War, Animal Rescue, Wwi, South Africa, Vintage, Highlanders

Nancy, springbok mascot of the 4th South African Regiment, in Delville Wood, 17 February 1918.

Nancy, the springbok mascot of the 4th South African Regiment, in Delville Wood.

View of Delville Wood after fighting on the Western Front in France (Somme) during World War One. World War One, First World, Deadly Animals, Battle Of The Somme, Flanders Field, Top Soil, Wwi, Diorama, Black Watches

French - Allies - First World War 'Official Photographs'

WW1, 1916. The splintered remains of Delville Wood, France. Capturing the wood was handed to the South African Brigade. Throughout poor weather - it rained often- and German artillery fire which reached a crescendo of 400 shells a minute, the landscape was transformed into a mess of broken, stumpy tree roots and massive shell holes. Mud and rainwater covered bodies of South African and German forces alike- many bodies remain in the wood today. ©National Library of Scotland, C.677.

Sailors of the South African Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve sitting on one of the 16 inch gun barrels of HMS Nelson during World War II. Army Soldier, Navy Ships, Submarines, Royal Navy, Vietnam War, Battleship, Military History, World War Ii, Wwii

Sailors of the South African Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve sitting on one of the 16 inch gun barrels of HMS Nelson during World War II.

Western Desert: This South African sapper is carrying a load of death -- German anti-tank mines Mk. Sappers were a little less concerned when dealing with the big boy busters -- they wouldn't explode if a human stepped on them. Pin by Paolo Marzioli British Soldier, British Army, Afrika Corps, North African Campaign, Royal Engineers, Man Of War, Ap World History, Ww2 Photos, Military History

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Fast facts about the exploration of America and the life of Ferdinand Magellan. Short Biography of Ferdinand Magellan. Facts, history and information about Ferdinand Magellan Ww2 Pictures, Ww2 Photos, Cebu, East Africa, North Africa, Fernand De Magellan, History Of Malaysia, National Geographic, Art Folder

Men of a South African armoured car unit cleaning their heavy Vickers machine guns at Hobok. 1941. Copyright IWM Collection.

[People Activity- War] An African soldier or ‘Askari’ on guard duty at No. 23 Air School at Waterkloof, Pretoria, South Africa, January Source: Imperial War Museum Somali, World History Lessons, British Armed Forces, History Online, Training Plan, Training School, Pretoria, North Africa, Military History

COMMONWEALTH JOINT AIR TRAINING PLAN, NO 23 AIR SCHOOL AT WATERKLOOF, PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, JANUARY 1943

TR 1262. An Askari native guards an aircraft with an assegai.

Troops passing through Tobruk visit the graves of their comrades. The graves belong to Australian, Polish, South African, New Zealand and British soldiers. British Soldier, British Army, Afrika Corps, Desert Location, North African Campaign, Lest We Forget, Military History, Ww2 History, Second World

THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942

E 8448. Troops passing through Tobruk visit the graves of their comrades. The graves belong to Australian Polish South African New Zealand and British soldiers