Graves of the Berks Cemetery Extension with the sculpted lion for the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing in the foreground. The Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing is located in this cemetery. Burials were started here from 8th June after the nearby Bethleem Farm was captured by the 3rd Australian Division during the first day of the Battle of Messines on 7th June. One casualty is a Machine Gunner buried in September of that year. There is a special memorial to 8 casualties who are unidentified and one casualty who is identified but only known to be buried in the vicinity of the cemetery. It was originally known to the Australians as 3rd Division General Cemetery. After the June battle it was used by 14th Light Division until late September Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Zillebeke

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Castra Batava] Passau II: The Alpine Forelands lie south of the Granite Plateau. Gypsy camp in Burgenland S of Vienna near Hungary.

Firstly the medals, there is a spelling mistake to his surname on the star, his name is spelled without the ‘H’ Calligan, but on the BWM and Victory it is correct; therefore he has two medal index cards which confirms the mistake, so it is an official mistake, so to speak.

What’s Killing America’s Middle Class? By Jim Hightower As the royal triumvirate of Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell continue their perverse quest to turn our America into a gold-plated Trumplandistan for oligarchs, they keep insisting that their blatantly-elitist schemes will magically elevate the middle class and even the poor, delivering a 7-course-dinner to everyone!

Yeah, right – as we’ve now seen from their totally-regressive new tax law, your and my seven-course dinner turns out to be a six-pack and a possum. In fact, as the non-partisan Tax Policy Center reports, 10 years from now, 83 percent of the benefits in the Trump-Ryan-McConnell tax act will be flowing to the wealthiest families, while more than half of America’s middle-income and poor people will actually see their taxes rise during the next decade.

Meanwhile, this egregious giveaway to undeserving corporate elites will add as much as one-and-a-half trillion dollars to the federal deficit. No problem, says the slap-happy triumvirate, for we have a plan to cover the cost of these lavish tax cuts we’ve given to the royals including cuts for the gilded Trump family, which just happens to be one of the act’s top beneficiaries. As Trump himself explained the plan: What we have here is plutocracy in action – the precious few are intentionally knocking down and locking down the many to further enrich themselves.

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Pre-Islamic period of Afghanistan Excavations of prehistoric sites by archaeologists such as Louis Dupree and others suggest that the region around Kandahar is one of the oldest human settlements known so far. Early peasant farming villages came into existence in Afghanistan ca. Another Bronze Age village mound site with multiroomed mud-brick buildings dating from the same period sits nearby at Said Qala J. Bronze Age pottery , copper and bronze horse trappings and stone seals were found in the lowermost levels in the nearby cave called Shamshir Ghar Dupree, In the Seistan , southwest of these Kandahar sites, two teams of American archaeologists discovered sites relating to the 2nd millennium B.

Stylistically the finds from Deh Morasi and Said Qala tie in with those of pre- Indus Valley sites and with those of comparable age on the Iranian Plateau and in Central Asia, indicating cultural contacts during this very early age.

In , Nader Shah and his forces captured Kandahar, the last Hotak stronghold, from Shah Hussain Hotak , at which point the incarcerated year-old Ahmad Shah Durrani was freed and made the commander of an Afghan regiment.

While in Augusta, she met her husband, Chase Clayton, who is also in the Army. As part of her job, she documented combat situations along with overseas security missions on the battlefield for the Department of Defense and Department of the Army. Hilda was a combat camera specialist attached to the Long Knife Brigade to document the development of the Afghan National Security Forces. Her photos have been seen on Department of Defense and Department of the Army Web sites, as well as in print stories read around the world.

Hilda died during an Afghan National Army training exercise Tuesday, when a mortar weapons system failed and exploded killing her along with three Afghan soldiers and wounding 11 others. Her husband said that she died doing what she loved for her country. Arrangements are under the direction of the Poteet Funeral Home in Augusta. Militants had fired two rockets into the base late Tuesday. Ember graduated from Killeen High School in Texas Friends described her as a very loving person who always had hugs for everyone.

Following high school Ember took some classes at Central Texas College but she was living along the Georgia and South Carolina border when she entered the Army in May and had entered her home of record as Beech Island instead of Killeen. She was trained to be a wheeled vehicle mechanic and had been assigned to Ft Carson since November

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ADF personnel are deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, the broader Middle East Region and South Sudan, as well as in our northern waters, as part of Australia’s ongoing commitment to regional and global stability and security. Regional television networks can obtain footage from their national affiliates. Vision and audio of the messages can also be downloaded from the following link here. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women.

The two crews will set sail from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on Boxing Day as part of the wider race contingent. Follow their journey on the Invictus Games Sydney website here.

Remainder liquidated with shots to the neck.

There are unisex bathrooms all over already in place which women and men share. And as Kunstler does point out there are already private handicapped stalls. Meanwhile March was the hottest month, again, in recorded history and the Happy Motoring US set a new record for Auto addiction and gasoline consumption. We have new record oil spills and Wall Street teeters on the edge once again. My own family circumstances despite having to leave before the ax hit, then have my IT group offshored, and then being the sole survivor of one of those Corporate axes cutting a whole group of professionals is better than ever.

My family is making and have more money than ever. But so what if the planet goes to hell? Life is about more than money and endless mindless consumption. But on the other hand, even professionals have no real job security. Another Corporate sweep or privatization mania could wipe out our jobs tomorrow. And we know that unless the US, the belly of the beast destroying the planet, wakes up that we will be screwed with wild storms, wildfires, droughts and the lack of mobility to get anywhere when the price of oil inevitably goes up without Green Transit.

This is a real issue, regrettably. A president with a litany of policy failures be it foreign or healthcare is reduced to fighting for a legacy that will allow gay married people to take a cruise ship with new tranny bathrooms to Cuba.

Cemeteries in the Ypres Salient, Belgium

The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. This one is made of solid bronze and awarded to native bearers and servants; it has two clasps, the Tirah and the Punjab Frontier This medal is in excellent condition but all the naming has been erased; but both clasps are correctly attached and it comes on its original ribbon. A very fine medal, a superb gap filler.

Original American civil war period black leather ammunition pouch. It has been well used but remains in pretty good condition for its age.

By , his eldest son Timur Shah had transferred Afghanistan’s main capital from Kandahar to Kabul, where the Durrani legacy continued.

Citadel of Herat Excavations of prehistoric sites by Louis Dupree and others suggest that humans were living in what is now Afghanistan at least 50, years ago, and that farming communities in the area were among the earliest in the world. An important site of early historical activities, many believe that Afghanistan compares to Egypt in terms of the historical value of its archaeological sites. It has been home to various peoples through the ages, among them the ancient Iranian peoples who established the dominant role of Indo-Iranian languages in the region.

At multiple points, the land has been incorporated within large regional empires, among them the Achaemenid Empire , the Macedonian Empire , the Indian Maurya Empire , and the Islamic Empire. Pre-Islamic period of Afghanistan Bilingual Greek and Aramaic edict by Emperor Ashoka from the 3rd century BCE discovered in the southern city of Kandahar Archaeological exploration done in the 20th century suggests that the geographical area of Afghanistan has been closely connected by culture and trade with its neighbors to the east, west, and north.

Artifacts typical of the Paleolithic , Mesolithic , Neolithic , Bronze , and Iron ages have been found in Afghanistan.

Storming of Redoubt 10 during the Siege of Yorktown The Continental Army was created on 14 June by the Continental Congress as a unified army for the colonies to fight Great Britain, with George Washington appointed as its commander. As the Revolutionary War progressed, French aid, resources, and military thinking influenced the new army. A number of European soldiers came on their own to help, such as Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben , who taught the army Prussian tactics and organizational skills.

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