marching troops

  • Latvia: L-Lithuiania, the enemy's troops are marching over! What should we do??
  • Lithuania: huh? Where's Poland?
  • Estonia: That's another the part that we're trying to warn you! He says that he's going there alone with a couple of our soldiers and fight them head on!
  • Lithuania: oh, you guys don't know? You may see him as lazy, but he's actually very strong and agile in the battlefield! He's no tactician, but he will always win with his unique strategies- oh, he's back! Poland, how did it go?
  • Poland: they were, like, super weak and ugly, Liet! Thank God you weren't there to see their stupidity! Could have been a waste of your time- ew, gross, I got some dirt and blood under my nails.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the First World War, we’ve pulled these photos from our World War I collections. The first photograph shows American doughboys on parade past King George V and Queen Mary, as well as Queen Alexandra and other dignitaries.  The second photo shows African-American troops marching towards the front line in France in 1917.  

These two photographs come from one of our collections of World War I photographs (ms1187).  Our archives feature an array of materials relating to World War I and we will display some of this material here through the centenary of the Armistice in November 2018.

March 7, 1917 - British Troops Reach Outskirts of Baghdad

Pictured - British soldiers near Baghdad, March 1917. 

After capturing Kut and avenging last year’s defeat, Britain’s Mesopotamian army, commanded by General Frederick Maude, advanced on its primary objective, Baghdad. With 50,000 Indian and British troops, Maude advanced on the Ottoman Sixth Army. The Ottoman force was half as large as its enemy and had suffered greatly after slipping away from Kut, although General Khalil Pasha had done a good job avoiding being surrounded. British soldiers crossed the Diyala River on March 7, near where Khalil had chosen to make his defense of the city.

As a kid when I would hear the army troops marching in movies chanting “left, left, left, right, left” I thought that people in the army had to take three left steps before moving their right legs and I thought they must be very talented but it seemed like a silly thing to learn.

I’ll Carry You (Gladio Amicitia)

I finally did it!

I did my best to finish up my Gladio imagine for you all after he won the poll I held in the first week of February. I also know it’s been a very long time since I posted anything of my writing so that I would like to apologize for as well. This one might be very crappy cause I kept having my creativity and writing time broken by my family so, if it does sound choppy at some points, I apologize. I hope you all enjoy it. :)

P.S. I had a hard time getting Gladio’s character down, so sorry about his role in this one.

Word Count: 1618

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Juana Galán was known for beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808. There weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French. Juana, 21, immediately rallied all of the women in the village. When the French troops marched in, the women dumped boiling oil on top of them. Juana stood in the street with a large club and beat any French soldier that crossed her path. 

The Americans had succeeded in deciphering the radio instructions from Japan to her Ambassador at Vichy and informed Britain that the United States was not prepared to let Japanese troops move south in Indo-China and would stop all trade with Japan if it happened.
Before taking this drastic step, the United States proposed to Japan that Indo-China should be regarded as neutral, but this proposal was ignored. Vichy soon submitted to the Japanese demands and the Japanese troops did march into southern Indo-China.
The Americans immediately stopped all trade with Japan and froze Japanese assets in the United States. The British and Free Dutch followed suit, wanting to keep in step with the Americans at all costs, but desperately alarmed at the prospect of war if the Japanese refused to withdraw from Indo-China.
The Japanese were appalled at this firm American action, which was entirely unexpected. Their main problem was oil. Japan produced a mere 10 per cent of her own oil needs; 80 per cent of her oil imports came from the United States and 10 per cent from the Dutch East Indies. Although she had stockpiled oil steadily over the past ten years, these reserves could only last for three years, even with the strictest economies.
For this modern industrial country, striving hard to build up its forces for a later confrontation with the West at the same time as continuing the war in China, the American and Dutch oil embargo was intolerable.
The Japanese decided that they could take one of three courses: (a) back down and withdraw their army units from southern Indo–China; (b) attempt to negotiate with the Americans; or © take the ultimate step and prepare for an all-out war in which they could invade the oil-rich countries of South-East Asia and set up their much desired ‘Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere’ –the Japanese dream of a federation of Asiatic countries under Japanese leadership.
The proud Japanese had suffered enough insults at the hands of the West over the years; they were not prepared to lose face further and refused to withdraw from Indo–China.
Instead, a negotiating team was sent to Washington in the hope that the Americans might relax the trade embargo.
At the same time, however, preparations were made for war if the Americans would not cooperate.
—  The Sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse: The End of the Battleship Era, by Patrick Mahoney and Martin Middlebrook

PAIRING- reader x Bucky 

WORD COUNT -2.3K (the longest one yet woooo) 

WARNINGS- a little bit of angst, and maybe some feels sorry! 

Request from anon-Hii, I love ur imagines!! Can u do an imagine of the reader being childhood bffs wiv Bucky & Steve but instead of Bucky being the winter soldier, she does & they fight in modern times but soon, she joins the avengers and Buck & her fall in love xx

So I may have changed some little things with this prompt but it’s my longest one yet and does jump around slightly but hopefully its not too confusing! hope yo enjoy (I really enjoyed writing this one) 

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You didn’t have many friends growing up in Brooklyn you had learnt to be tough and resilient, even as a young girl the other kids in the neighbourhood knew you were not to be messed with. So it surprised them to see your fast forming friendship with Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes, the three of your were inseparable. Always together playing in the streets and as you got older going out on the town, Bucky was the instigator on these nights out his self proclaimed mission to get Steve a date always made you rolled his eyes.

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Tabimatsu: Happy New Year! The Story of Dreams! Story 4

Story 1 | Story 2 | Story 3 | Story 4 | Story 5

EP 004: Haiku to Mutsugo / 俳句と6つ子
EP 004: Haikus and Sextuplets

THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE BECAUSE IT’S MADE OF PURITY AND SOFTNESS AND SWEET WHOLESOME SUUJI @aorinappollo tagging you because I know you’re a suuji enthusiast

this one is an episode 19 reference to the part where dayon was reciting haikus!

T/N: A lot of people know what haikus are, but if you don’t, they’re poems consisting of 3 lines, each containing 5, 7, and 5 syllables each.

Dayon: Into the old pond / The frog jumps gracefully down / The sound of water, dayon~

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PALPATINE, JAR JAR, BAIL ORGANA and the OTHER SENATORS, with TWO ROYAL GUARDS, stand looking down at the square below. TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CLONE TROOPS are drawn up in a strict formation or move forwards in near files to climb the ramps of the Military Assault Ships. On the balcony, PALPATINE’S expression is deeply sad. Everyone watches somberly as, in the square, loaded Assault Ships take off. Other land immediately in their place. The sky above is thick with transports. CLONE TROOPS march and board the Ships. The Great Clone War has begun…


Pairing: Alexander x Reader
You watched as your husband, Alexander Hamilton, got ready to leave and march off with Washington’s troops. You didn’t want him to go, not now, not ever. You were proud of him yes, but now that you found out some very big news, you couldn’t let him go. He could die out there.

“Alexander, do you have to go?” you asked carefully.

He turned to you with a bittersweet smile on his face.

“You know I have to darling, Washington needs me there to help fight. We’re almost to the end of this,” he said, kissing you softly.

“But you could die out there. I can’t lose you,” you said.

“You aren’t going to lose me. I promise that I’ll be careful.”

You sighed and walked over to his bag, closing it up with tears running down your face. He walked over to you.

“There’s something that you’re not telling me. What’s wrong, are you sick?” He asked putting his hands on your shoulders and facing you to him.

“I’m pregnant.”

He stood there for a moment, and you could see his brain trying to absorb this new information. A smile broke out on his face and he picked you up and spun you around.

“I’m going to be a father!” he cried out. You laughed but you were still crying. He sat you down on the floor and looked at you.

“I know that it will be hard, but I promise you that no harm will come to me while I’m out there. Nothing will stop me from coming back to you and our child, I promise you that.”

You nodded and kissed him before he walked out the door. You waved until you could no longer see him, as he marched off into battle.

He has to come back, he promised.
In the midst of the battle of yorktown, all Alexander could think about was his wife and their unborn child.

He knew that he would have to win this, win this for them. And he would.

He fired his gun and struck down another redcoat.
He would win this.
You were staring out the window right now, your newly born son sleeping in his crib. He was only born two days ago, and you had yet to hear from Alexander about anything.

Your son stirred in his sleep. You smiled and gave him a kiss on the head before looking out of the window once more. There was a dark shape coming up the path.

It was Alexander!

Carefully, you scooped up son and walked out to meet him. As soon as he spotted you, he started running, running like there was no tomorrow.

He pressed you in a gentle but loving hug, not wanting to hurt the baby.


“We have a son. A son.”

He smiled and took the baby from you, gazing at him with such love and adoration.

“Don’t cry my love. I’m here now. And there is nothing that will take me away from my family.”


October 8th 1895: Queen Min assassinated

On this day in 1895, Queen Min was assassinated in the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, Korea, aged forty-three. Born in 1851 into a noble family but orphaned at a young age, she married King Gojong of the Joseon dynasty when she was sixteen. Queen Min defied the traditional roles expected of female royalty, proving herself a keen intellect and reading widely in history, politics, philosophy, and science. Her advanced studies led her husband’s father - Yi Ha-eung, the Daewongun, who ruled Korea as regent - to turn against her and try to limit her power. Min’s influence only grew, and, after convincing her husband to oust his father and rule in his own right, wielded significant power in the Korean court. King Gojong, however, proved an ineffective ruler, causing a diplomatic rift with Japan which led to Korea signing an unequal treaty, surrendering control of key ports and granting Japanese citizens immunity to Korean laws. Queen Min desperately sought to preserve Korean sovereignty, seeking help from western powers and reorganising the military. Her reforms caused discontent in the ranks, and an 1882 rebellion ousted Gojong and Min in favour of the Daewongun. However, their Chinese allies sent troops to march on Seoul and arrest the Daewongun, allowing Min and Gojong to return to power. While they were restored to the throne and Min was able to enact a series of modernising reforms, Japanese influence in Korea continued grow, especially following their victory in the first Sino-Japanese War. The Japanese, concerned by Min’s resistance to their expansionist efforts and her alliance with Russia, planned to assassinate the queen. On the morning of October 8th 1895, fifty Japanese and Korean assassins infiltrated the palace, seizing King Gojong and locating Queen Min. They subjected the Queen and her attendants to brutal violence and sexual assault, killing Queen Min and burning her corpse in a nearby forest. Upon King Gojong’s return from exile, he ordered an extensive search for his late wife’s remains. While they only discovered a single finger bone, Gojong held a formal funeral to celebrate Queen Min, bestowing upon her the posthumous title of Empress Myeongseong. Queen Min has since been celebrated for her defiance of gender norms, and dedicated efforts to preserve Korean independence.