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This war was the legacy of an earlier dispute between the Samoan chiefs Tamasese and Malietoa which had erupted in 1888-1889 after the heavy handed involvement of British, German and American in Apia, on Upolu. In August 1898 Samoa's King Malietoa Laupepa died and his long-time rival Mata'afa returned from exile supported by the German forces. This act was strongly opposed by the British and Americans who backed Malietoa's son, Tanu, and in January 1899 a war, similar to the one ten yeas previously, erupted in Apia.
On March the 14th the American heavy cruiser U.S.S. Philadelphia shelled Apia in an attempt to dissolve a provisional government set up by Mata'afa and the Germany. Instead it inflamed the hostilities and Mata'afa's forces attacked houses in Apia, particularly the Tivoli Hotel where three American sailors were killed.
On the 30th of March a British and American force under Commander Sturdee, along with about one hundred Samoans under Lieutenant Gaunt, made their way along the coast driving small numbers of Mata'afa's men before them. On the first of April they were attacked by Mata'afa's men and seven were killed.
The deadlock was broken by a ceasefire announced on the 25th of April 1899 and soon after a treaty was agreed to by all parties which recognised the independence of the Samoan Government. In doing so it also divided European interests so that Germany received the western Samoan islands with Savaii and Upolu, the United States received the eastern islands with its capital at Pago Pago on Tutuila and Britain withdrew from the area for recognition of rights on Tonga and the Solomon Islands.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:06 PM
Any way here an old topic on the tabs.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:03 PM
Marine on Iwo with new friend
Where did you find that picture!? Any info on the picture? very cool!
Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:37 PM
Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:48 AM
Found this one, an unknow group of Rakasans in I gather Japan after the units withdrawal from combat in Korea in 52.
Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:01 PM
Cover of the November 3 1961 LIFE Magazine.
An unknown lieutenant from Reedsburg, Wisconsin in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Infantry Division Wisconsin National Guard gets a tearful goodbye hug from his little daughter he prepares to leave with his unit for post mobilization training at Fort Lewis, WA. His counterparts in the 49th "Lone Star" Armored Division from Texas were also federalized and were posted at Fort Polk LA. They and other smaller units of the National Guard nationwide were federalized in reponse to the Berlin Wall Crisis.
Apart from this moving image, note the very late wear of an old OD bordered 32nd Infantry Division patch.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:42 PM
The guy in the middle has an XM177E1 "Shorty" and it looks like there might be another XM148leaning against something above the guys head. The RTO has canteen hanging from his PRC25 still in the case.
Good observation, another observation will be at least two maybe three guys have done a half hearted attempt of applying foliage to their steel pots, unless there was intially alot of foliage applied and by the time this photograph was taken the bulk of said foliage fell away.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:07 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:59 PM
Crewman of USS Boston 1896 photographed in Nagasaki of all places.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:00 PM
Larger than life!
Eh Gads, he was in the Luftwaffe too, I hope he wasn't an Aircrewman, the plane would never take off, but I don't think he would have fit through the hatch or door of the ship. Hey he an NCO right, so maybe some bright Hollywood type seen this photo back there in 63/64 and made him the basis of Sergeant Schulz for his new and funny sitcom he was working on on WWII POWs in Germany
Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:10 PM
Here's a interesting one, heck all the pics I'll put up I hope will be interesting This one is of a male and female Coast Guardsmen in their Dress Blues taken by the Unisphere at the 1964 worlds fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York, see photo of the unisphere, it is much bigger in person, for those not from NY, it is still present in the park to this day, the towers in the back as well.
I remember that sphere. My parents took the family to the 64 World Fair. I was only 7. However, slightly off topic, as a kid I think the best display/ ride was Walt Disney's "It's a Small World". It was suppose to be destroyed when the fair ended. However, it was saved and moved to Disneyland, CA. Where it still operates.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:24 PM
I forgot to copy the caption for the photo. But it basically stated that it was an Official DA photo taken by the Signal Bn, 7th Inf Div of 2 soldiers assigned to the 17th Inf Regt looking across the N. Korean/ Chinese border (the Yalu River) into China.
This past Sept I attended the annual reunion for the 17th Inf Regt Association and actually met 2 Korean veterans who were with the regt at the time. An one who was a member of the Chosin Few.
Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:42 PM
Advance elements of the 17th RCT, 7th Infantry Division continues their drive towards the Yalu River and the Manchurian border.
Only a couple of mortars were incoming, with no damage...plus a few rounds of small arms fire every now and then.
The North Koreans were not the enemy this day. Mother Nature was. Severe winds and sub-zero temperatures coming down from Manchuria created medical casualties.
Here, near the town of Sogu-Ri in North Korea, the temperature was hitting the thermometers at 22° BELOW zero.
Most of the troops were not clad in lined parkas, fleece lined boots, and other sub zero gear.
Hundreds of potbelly stoves and winter clothing were air dropped by the U.S. Air force to 7th Inf. Division soldiers about a week later.
They had fought their way from the Iwon landing about 200 miles south...and some in the Chosen reservoir, not clad for the sub zero days and nights.
Photo by: S/Sgt. Peter “Rupy” Ruplenas
7th Inf. Div. 7th Sig. Co. Photo Lab
16 Nov. 1950
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