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Training horses during the civil war actually required the horses to lay on the ground while soldiers fired rounds all around the animals. If one was to spook and get up, it would be shot and rejected for work in the war.

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Actually I find that they're all there and survived is more remarkable than the fact that it's the same plane.

An official photo describing the kit of a British infantryman in 1939. Note that the gas mask ('respirator') and anti-chemical warfare cape are parts of the outfit, remnants of WW1 memories. In actual combat, and marching with full kit, the British infantryman would carry a pack known as a "valise" that contained more clothing and personal items. Officers wore the exact same uniform save for markings of their rank.

DOG TAGS WERE FIRST CREATED/USED DURING THE CIVIL WAR WHEN THE BODY COUNT WAS PILING UP AND MANY BODIES HAD NO FORM OF IDENTIFICATION ON THEIR PERSON FOR PEOPLE TO LOOK AT. BEFORE THE DOG TAGS WERE ACTUALLY MOLDED (LIKE THE ONE IN THE PICTURE), SOLDIERS IMPROVISED AND WROTE THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION ON A PIECE OF PAPER WHICH WAS PINNED TO THEIR UNIFORM OR ONTO A PERSONAL BELONGING, SUCH AS THEIR KNAPSACKS. (ARMYDOGTAGS.COM) Jaclyn C. March 18th

Training horses during the civil war actually required the horses to lay on the ground while soldiers fired rounds all around the animals. If one was to spook and get up, it would be shot and rejected for work in the war.

The Relief of Belsen is a film about the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Profiling one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) medical reliefs in history, it is an amazing, inspirational, powerful, & haunting film. The movie is combined with actual footage from the camp, along with various facts along the way. The British soldiers were faced with 10,000 corpses, 50,000 starving prisoners, & indifferent German soldiers. (click picture to watch the full movie on YouTube)