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Men of the 2nd Royal Ulster Rifles awaiting evacuation at Bray Dunes, near Dunkirk/1940.

Men of the 2nd Royal Ulster Rifles awaiting evacuation at Bray Dunes, near Dunkirk/1940.

Source / March 18, 2014 / 55

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Believe, obey, fight.

— Benito Mussolini, Mussolini and Fascism (2003) by Patricia Knight

March 18, 2014, 3:00pm / 46

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Exhausted British troops rest on the quayside at Dover after being evacuated from Dunkirk, 31 May 1940.

Exhausted British troops rest on the quayside at Dover after being evacuated from Dunkirk, 31 May 1940.

Source / March 18, 2014 / 93

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An airman smiles for the camera with a baby magpie perched on his cap, on the deck of the troopship which was transporting him back to England from France; The magpie was the troopship’s mascot.

An airman smiles for the camera with a baby magpie perched on his cap, on the deck of the troopship which was transporting him back to England from France; The magpie was the troopship’s mascot.

Source / March 18, 2014 / 134

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This just in—Ukraine officer killed in Crimea base in an attack by "unknown forces, fully equipped and their faces covered".

"Today, Russian soldiers began shooting at Ukrainian servicemen and this is a war crime without any expiry under a statute of limitations."

March 18, 2014, 12:51pm / 183

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We do not argue with those who disagree with us, we destroy them.

— Benito Mussolini, April 1936

March 18, 2014, 12:00pm / 210

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17 Latino and 5 Jewish vets to be Awarded MOH

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans — 17 Latinos (including Sgt. Eduardo C. Gomez, Master Sgt. Mike C. Pena and Pvt. Miguel A. Vera) plus five Jewish vets.

The ceremony ends a Congress-ordered review of old battlefield heroism potentially overlooked by past commanders due to ethnic prejudices.

But when it comes to that elite, gold-plated star — awarded for valor “beyond the call of duty” — some Latino veterans say such racial biases remain entrenched at the Pentagon.

“This recognition was long overdue. Too bad only three of the 24 are still living,” said Richard Valdez, 66, head of the Disabled American Veterans in California and a retired Marine. “I suspect there are others” of Latino descent who are similarly worthy.

The latest recipients served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. All previously had earned the military’s second-highest decoration, the Distinguished Service Cross. Since the Civil War, fewer than 3,500 of the Medals of Honor have been granted. But some critics have long asserted the top commendation has been steered by ethnic favoritism

/ March 18, 2014, 10:12am / 30

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First wave of US Marines about to hit the beaches of Peleliu, 1944

First wave of US Marines about to hit the beaches of Peleliu, 1944

Source / March 17, 2014 / 162

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