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By "present" i understand you mean stationing in peace time. There were obviously many times foreign troops entered the Commonwealth for military campaigns or possibly raiding. Sometimes it's not even obvious whether we talk about stationing or campaigning as 18th century Commonwealth was sometimes called "Open Inn", throughout which the foreign troops moved ...


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It seems to be Polish. https://dobroni.pl/fotka-historyczna/14000 This drawing I found shows a uniform that has more accessories, and this may lead to confusion. I assume your photo pictures a young private with low or no grades. Another picture of a Polish soldier clearly shows similar numbers on the collar: https://ar.pinterest.com/pin/...


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15-ish years ago I actually read a book about Korean War with an account of a battle where the Americans were hard-pressed and an American thew his... rifle? carbine? like a spear, actually killing a Chinese soldier. The book MAY have been the classic "This Kind of War" by Fehrenbach... but since I'm not sure, I don't think this answer merits any valuable ...


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This is intriguing because it's usually a "don't ask, don't tell" military thing. I was in the US Army for 2 years (2003 - 2005) and over time I've learned it definitely happens but probably a low percentage of military recruits. The compelling issue is what the exact percentage is. When I was in Army AIT, my AIT Drill Sergeant actually told us he was ...


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The apparent boldness of the diplomatic solution was in fact the only chance at getting the first foothold in the Great game( with the Russian empire). At the time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's zenith the British as well as the Sikhs did not go into conflict (the Sikhs had a well oiled army and a stable administration governing), so the question of placating ...


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Question: Was it ever possible to join the US military instead of going to prison for a crime? Local Prosecutors and judges can do whatever they like. They can tell someone to join the army or face prison, etc. There are plenty of stories of these kinds of things occurring, especially in Korea and Vietnam. However; that doesn't mean the army willingly ...


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