it's a new army

To all my dear shippers

Plz dont go to deep into the BTS ships. Like dont say things like “Im sure that X member prefers Y rather than Z” because I saw some people saying this (mostly in the youtube comments tho). Like I understand that you love ur ship a lot or maybe its a lil joke but when new Armys see that, they really think its true so hjdfvjbjk

GUIDE FOR NEW A.R.M.Y.s THAT WANNA KNOW MORE ABOUT BTS
  • The group's name is short for Bangtan Sonyeondumb
  • Jin: Very aggressive and has a passion for rap and hip hop. He hates pink and prefers Pokemon over Mario
  • Rapmon: Main dancer sometimes is called dance monster. He doesn't rap he's the main vocal
  • Suga: He's clumsy and is happy all the time literally a hyper ball of energy that's why his name is close to sugar get it lol also is nocturnal never sleeps
  • JHope: He's awkward at girl group dances and his hips lie
  • Jimin: He's working on his abs it's ok bby u can do it, he is a delicate flower and never ever ever causes secondhand embarrassment. Fluent in English
  • V: He's really serious and is so idle is he a statue. Voice of a pixie
  • Jungkook: So obsessed with Jimin like hop off his Ji-dingaling damn. Dances like a long legged spider and has aggressive voice.
  • Their debut was on April 1, 1603 if y'all didn't know

The Redcoat’s First Battle.

In the summer of 1645 Oliver Cromwell’s newly formed New Model Army experienced its first pitched battle at Naseby against a Royalist army commanded by Charles I. The battle was a decisive Parliamentarian victory, helping turn the tide of the war. 

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“you know nothing. all of you, so small. the captain, so scared of command. the soldier, haunted by the eyes of his wife. the scientist, still running from daddy. the little boy who lied. the virgin. tnd the lost girl, so far away from home. the valiant child, who will die in battle, so very soon.”

September 15, 1916 - British Tank Attack on the Somme, First Use of Tanks in History

Pictured - “Achtung, Panzer!”

The Battle of the Somme appeared to be reaching a climax in September 1916, and Haig and Joffre believed that with a few more crushing blows the entire German front might come crashing down.  Another offensive was planned, a “bold and vigorous all-arms attack” to break in and then break through the German defensive lines. 

Even better, the British army had one new weapon up its sleeve that promised a nasty surprise for the German defenders.  On the morning of the 15th the German garrison of Flers-Courcelette woke to a strange and ominous mechanical rumbling coming from the British line.  Out of the fog and the British bombardment emerged dozens of massive armored shapes, slowly crawling towards the German lines, shrugging off bullet fire.  The Bavarians of the 9th Infantry Regiment panicked and fled their trenches rather than stand and fight these new terrors.

Tanks inspired fear in their enemies, but in reality the tank attack was far from a major success.  Of the forty or so primitive tanks used to open the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, five failed even to begin the advance, nine broke down on the way, and ten were hit and destroyed by German artillery.  The clumsy and painfully slow behemoths had trouble meeting the expectations of the infantry and artillery to keep up, and the battle’s carefully planned time table broke down quickly.  Lanes had been left open in the artillery bombardment to allow the tanks to move ahead, but when they failed to show up, British and New Zealand infantrymen had to go forward without support from either the tanks or the guns.  The victory that day cost heavy casualties, and ultimately was won by excellent British artillery support and the daring of the elite Guards division. 

The attack finally took the High Wood, an objective for a month, and two other villages.  Among the casualties that day was future Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, a Guards subaltern, who took a bullet in the knee and spent the rest of the day in a shell-hole, reading a pocket edition of Aeschylus’s Prometheus in ancient Greek.  Writing from a hospital bed afterwards (he remained on crutches for the rest of the war), he recalled seeing a tank, “one of those strange objects”, get bogged down in a shell hole.  Britain’s elite took another casualty that day: Raymond Asquith, the Prime Minister’s son, was mortally wounded through the chest as he lead his men on the attack.  He lit a cigarette when the stretcher bearers came to get him so that his men would not know he was dying, and expired when they took him away.

Back home, Winston Churchill griped when he read a report of the tank.  Churchill, who claimed paternity for the tank, wrote to Admiral Jackie Fisher that “My poor ‘land battleships’ have been let off prematurely and on a petty scale.  In that idea resided one real victory.”  Despite his complaints, Haig recognized the potential of the tank’s worth and requested one thousand from the War Department.  The French were also developing their own tanks; the Germans research was far behind the Allies.  At the end of the day, the tank was mostly a novelty in the First World War instead of a war-winning weapon, but by the end of the war its development and use in battle spearheaded a new type of warfare that would be taken up more effectively in the next World War. 

I’ve got this headcanon where, similar to the U.S. Army, Homeworld’s Army has specialized career training for its new troops in addition to combat training. When she was a rookie, Jasper served as a spacecraft mechanic with a focus on engine repair. Her attention to detail and expertise with flight system maintenance served her well when she was given command of her own craft a few millennia down the road.