At 0700 it’s 80*F with humidity to match. Today should top out around 97*F but we haven’t cracked 100*F yet this year. Just another north Texas summer.
These guys didn’t have as much humidity to deal with but a dry heat is still hot. Add in a little breeze and it’s like standing in front of a blow dryer or convection oven.
100 years ago today, the end of the Punitive Expedition:
In the image above, a column of 6th and 16th Infantry regiments, are shown en route back to the States, between Corralitos Rancho and Ojo Federico, Jan 29th, 1917. Co. A, 16th Inf. in the foreground. Note the “Montana” campaign hats and Springfield 1903s.
Read the rest here: The long walk back from Chihuahua
To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…
Zouaves on maneuvers with M1886 Lebel rifles, in 1909.
If you’re doing it wrong, there will be no question about it. Trust me…
partisan1943: Romanian mountain troops on training for winter warfare.
SGM Mike Vining, one of the early members of SFOD-D.
Or as the best caption I saw for this pic said: Rick Moranis in Honey, I Neutralized the Threat
“Join the Chasseurs Alpins!” they said. “It will be fun!” they said…