warfare photography

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Feb. 22, 1931: A Swiss soldier of the Fifth Mountain Regiment on skis, in winter training at Villars in the Alps. According to Wikipedia, a number of nations continue to train in skiing and winter warfare, including Switzerland’s Third Mountain Army Corps. Photo: The New York Times

YEMEN. Sana’a. February 2017. A message on a wall in the Yemeni capital. An attack last month by a Navy SEAL team led to the deaths of a American commando and more than a dozen civilians. This week, Yemen told the United States it could no longer run antiterrorism operations there.

Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

“Such is the rule of our warfare:  We advance by yielding; we rise by falling; we conquer by suffering; we persuade by silence; we become rich by bountifulness; we inherit the earth through meekness; we gain comfort through mourning; we earn glory by penitence and prayer. Heaven and earth shall sooner fall than this rule be reversed;
it is the law of Christ’s kingdom, and nothing can reverse it but sin.“

~John Henry Newman

(Photo © dramoor 2014 Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Moscow, Russia)

USS Atlanta.

Built in Glasgow in 1861 as a merchantman named Fingal, she was bought by the Confederacy and after running the Union blockade was outfitted as an ironclad. Subsequently in 1863 the Atlanta was captured by the Union and re-armed as the USS Atlanta.