These are all I got I think.
Israeli soldier, Suez Canal, 1973.
Execution of German general (can't remember who), post-WW2.
.50 caliber gunner, WW2
Austrian mountain trooper
Stateside cavalry charge, 1944.
And one more just for fun...
Cow riding, Europe, WW2
Edit: more pics!
My lil contribution to the great post
Lets see if this is gonna be higher res
A lot of young men died.. from the looks of it, way more to come!
Some pics from peacekeeping missions.
Swedish Pasi on fire.
He was the first SSG operative killed by the IED attack on November 25th, 2005 in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. They were out on a recon mission.Originally Posted by FOLIO
Great pics man. You have any more from the riots?Originally Posted by Ruoste
FOLIO, I gotta tell ya I'm not a fan of your avatar. This whole contreversy should'nt be about freedom of speech or the press but more about respect. One of my friends writes a column for the CBC here in Canada and he puts it into words better than I.
Just my 2 cents. Cheers....I followed the flow of comments about freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of expression and how western countries shouldn't be afraid of protesting or rioting Muslims; that it's our inherent right to print those cartoons. But I couldn't help noting that this slew of "freedoms" come from people who take for granted what our fathers and grandfathers paid for in blood, and what our own soldiers pay for today.
Freedoms are something many people here in Canada and around the world take for granted; the minute someone perceives that those freedoms are being infringed upon, a whole movement begins that can quickly snowball out of control.
I am a soldier that believes deeply in freedom, and by virtue of service for my country I have and am willing to put my life on the line for what my country believes in. With freedom of anything comes the responsibility to make sound decisions and common-sense choices.
Deciding to not print those controversial cartoons has nothing to do with being cowed by fear of Islamic retribution; it has everything to do with respecting another person's beliefs and the common sense that Canadians have always been known for around the world.
When we as soldiers move into another country, whether to keep or enforce the peace, we respect the fact that the host country is unique in its beliefs and culture. We try to leave the country (at some point) with minimal cultural impact.
We respect their holidays and events; we go so far as to try not to eat or drink in front of Muslims during Ramadan out of respect for their culture, even while in our own camp. This has nothing to do with fear of offending them, but has to do with respect and our ability to live in a multi-cultural environment -- whether overseas or here in Canada.......
Thank you ressurection.
RIP for this brave...
To canadian sig.
Respect is the way , but it has to be share and not be unilateral.
Why should we respect people that said we ( Europe , USA ) are evil and we all should be killed ?
Same people that said they should destroy Israel and said the " Shoah " never happened ...
Come on ... if you don't realise that cartoon is only against those terrorists saying that they are acting in the name of god you misunderstood the whole story ...
I understand the story and I know that the cartoon is aimed at the terrorists but the problem is that the cartoon also insults all the non-terrorist muslims. For them we have spit in the face of their God and they are mighty pissed and it's troops (like me and thousands of others) who pay for that lack of respectful understanding of their religious beliefs. I believe in freedom, enough to offer my life for it, but it must be tempered or ballanced with respect.Originally Posted by FOLIO
Only couple (from the official site of FDF).Originally Posted by Resurrection