Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI

Campaign launched for Britain's first black army officer to be honoured with Military Cross for bravery during the First World War

World War I: Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI

Walter Tull (1888-1918), was one of Britain’s first black footballers who played for Northampton Town and Tottenham Hotspur and became the first black officer to lead British troops into battle in the first world war.

Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer. And the Black footballer for England.

James Ransone - Inspiration for Second Lieutenant Rene Ivisera (Columbia) Umbra Division

The upcoming sequel, Sinister 2 has found its two lead actors. James Ransone will reprise his role from the first film and Shannyn Sossamon (Wayward

Valor awards for 2LT Robert John Hibbs (1943-1966) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, at Don Dien Lo Ke, Republic of Vietnam, on 5 March 1966. Second Lieutenant Hibbs's profound concern for his fellow soldiers, and his intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army and reflect great credit upon himself... Read full…

Valor awards for 2LT Robert John Hibbs (1943-1966) US Army. Medal of Honor (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty, at Don Dien Lo Ke, Republic of Vietnam, on 5 March 1966. Second Lieutenant Hibbs's profound concern for his fellow soldiers, and his intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army and reflect great credit upon himself... Read full…

Second Lieutenant Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall (1894–1972), VC, MC, Royal Flying Corps and Later Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force, 1919 by Eward Newling (1890-1964)

Second Lieutenant Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall VC, MC, Royal Flying Corps and Later Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force, 1919 by Edward Newling

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A Soviet soldier stares at the cameraman as he walks past a dead SS-Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant) on the streets of Berlín.

gruene-teufel: “A Soviet soldier stares at the cameraman as he walks past a dead SS-Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant) on the streets of Berlin, April The heavily-decorated fallen Waffen-SS officer oddly was equipped with an the.

New Zealand Army Service Dress Second Lieutenant Rank Slides

New Zealand Army Service Dress Second Lieutenant Rank Slides

Victorian 5th (Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards Officer's Uniform. The small sized 1880 pattern full dress tunic is externally stunning, constructed of scarlet melton cloth with beautiful dark bottle green facings of velvet. Gold cord Austrian Knot details to the cuff as well as further cord decoration to the tails and gold lace to the stand up collar. Very fine gold bullion epaulettes to the rank of Second Lieutenant

(Princess Charlotte of Wales’s) Dragoon Guards Second Lieutenant's 1880 pattern full dress tunic.

J. R. R. Tolkien, Second Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, 1916. Tolkien served as a signals officer at the Somme, participating in the Battle of Thiepval Ridge & the subsequent assault on the Schwaben Redoubt. In late October of 1916 Tolkien came down with trench fever, a disease carried by the lice which were common in the dugouts and was invalided home to England in November of the same year.  “Gentlemen are rare among the superiors, and even human beings rare indeed.”

Tolkien, English writer, poet & university professor, author of "The Hobbit" & "Lord of the Rings." He is here aged 24 in in military uniform, while serving in the British Army during World War I.

WW1. Russian pilot as, commander of the 7th Fighter Squadron, Second Lieutenant Ivan Orlov (1895 - 1917). Has won 7 air victories / Русский летчик ас, командир 7-го истребительного авиаотряда, подпоручик Иван Орлов ( 1895 - 1917). Одержал 7 воздушных побед.

WW1. Russian pilot as, commander of the 7th Fighter Squadron, Second Lieutenant Ivan Orlov (1895 - 1917). Has won 7 air victories / Русский летчик ас, командир 7-го истребительного авиаотряда, подпоручик Иван Орлов ( 1895 - 1917). Одержал 7 воздушных побед.

Finnish officer hit by Soviet sniper, 1943. [[MORE]] Second lieutenant Onni Koivisto was showing military photographers around the trenches in Rukajärvi, Karelia, before being hit by a Soviet sniper in the chest 08.04.1943. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Finnish officer hit by Soviet sniper, 1943. [[MORE]] Second lieutenant Onni Koivisto was showing military photographers around the trenches in Rukajärvi, Karelia, before being hit by a Soviet sniper in the chest 08.04.1943. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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Second Lieutenant

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[Unidentified soldier in Confederate second lieutenant cavalry uniform with sheathed cavalry sword] (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate second lieutenant cavalry uniform with sheathed cavalry sword]: sixth-plate tintype, hand-colored ; x cm (case); Case: (front) Berg, no. Photograph shows hand-colored gold piping indicating cavalry.

Today is Jackie Robinson Day, marking the day he became the first African-American in Major League Baseball when he played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers April 15, 1947.   Did you know Robinson was stationed at Fort Riley in the early 1940s? and was part of the historic "Buffalo Soldiers."   He was a second lieutenant and was honorably discharged from the Army in 1944.  He is pictured on top of a cavalry horse while at Fort Riley.

Jackie Robinson while in the (segregated) Cavalry Regiment at Fort Riley, Kansas in April (From Foxhunting Life with Horse and Hound).

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