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U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) practice a variety of shooting techniques with their M4A1 rifles at Panzer Range Complex in Boebligen, Germany, Jan. 23, 2015.(U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Adam Sanders/Released)

‘He gives the “V” sign from the port-hole of a ship as he arrives at Singapore - and his “V” is backed by a million Indian troops and the rest of the Empire as well.’ From the collections of the Imperial War Museum.

The Indian Army during World War II began the war, in 1939, numbering just under 200,000 men. By the end of the war it had become the largest volunteer army in history, rising to over 2.5 million men in August 1945. Serving in divisions of infantry, armour and a fledgling airborne force, they fought on three continents in Africa, Europe and Asia.

therock Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces (Airborne). I got the loot. I know what this means to you. I’m honored to drop sweat in it. Good to shake your hands and hug your necks on the island. THANK YOU for all you do for our country and our families. Keep kicking ass and get home safe. Boundless respect and gratitude. 🇺🇸💀
#1stBattalion #1stSpecialForces #Airborne #Okinawa (John, tell your lil’ boy Uncle Rock said stay cool)

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A team of paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, practice a tactical halt with the brigade’s new Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicle on Fort Pickett, Va., Feb. 26, 2015. The 1st Battalion, 325th AIR developed tactics, techniques and procedures for tactical movement with the new LTATVs. The battalion is currently assessing the LTATV as a platform to provide a rifle company with rapid mobility in support of airfield seizure operations.

A US Army Green Beret, assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group-Airborne, fires an M-240B machine gun during an exercise at Fort Pickett, Va., Sept. 21, 2015.

U.S. Army photo by 3rd Special Forces Group Combat Camera

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U.S. Army Special Forces snipers, assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Operational Detachment-A and U.S. Air Force joint terminal attack controllers, assigned to the 284th Air Support Operation Squadron, guide AH1 Cobra attack helicopters, assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducting a close air support mission during Integrated Training Exercise 2-16 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 16, 2016.