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Most assuredly this is a USN Special Evening Dress uniform. As noted above, the all gold aiguillette on the right side is reserved for those officers assigned to the White House as naval aides. This uniform was of the type worn up until the beginning of WW2 when the epaulets and the fore-and-aft cap were removed as prescribed articles of uniform (I have ...


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I distinctly remember a history teacher of mine claiming that the first use of the concept of concentration camps was done by the English against the Boers in the Anglo-Boer wars It fitted the narrative of the National Party (the Apartheid regime) and Afrikaner nationalism. I do recall that the Spanish in Cuba used concentrations camps against civilians in ...


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Was the M3 carbine used on Okinawa? Yes, as the T3 carbine with the T120 sniperscope. They would later be classified as the M3 carbine with the M1 sniperscope. [Note: pictured is a T3 carbine with an M2 sniperscope] While it had a scope, it wasn't a sniper weapon. The infrared scope had an effective range of about 70 meters which matched well with the short ...


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White Armies @LarsBosteen has already put together a very good estimate of numbers for White armies here. The main thing I would emphasise in addition to that answer is that there were several allied (beyond the Allied troops in White service) armies which fought alongside the Whites: Finns, Baltic Landeswehr (which never really got round to fighting the ...


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