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

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

Portrait of Milliet Second Lieutenant of the Zouaves | Vincent Van Gogh | oil painting #vangoghpaintings

Portrait of Milliet Second Lieutenant of the Zouaves Painting | Vincent Van Gogh | Oil Painting Reproduction

Vincent van Gogh > Portrait of Milliet; Second Lieutenant of the Zouaves > Arles, late September, 1888 > Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

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.

Caption: "The first Negro to be commissioned in the Marine Corps has his second lieutenant's bars pinned on by his wife. He is Frederick C. Branch of Charlotte, NC." November 1945.

Frederick Branch of Charlotte, NC was the first African American to be commissioned in the Marine Corps. Here he is getting his second lieutenant’s bars pinned on by his \wife.

Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer. (1888-1918)

Walter Tull 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.

Friend against friend - Second Lieutenant George A. Custer had his photo taken with ex-classmate, friend, and captured Confederate prisoner, Lt. J.B. Washington, an aide to General Johnston, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862

George Armstrong Custer with his friend and former classmate who was a captured Confederate prisoner, Lt. Washington, aide to Gen. Johnston at Fair Oaks.

"We served in the same regiment he came in 1943, a second lieutenant, and by the end of the war was a major, squadron commander, Hero of the Soviet Union, twice awarded the" Gold Star ". And I - Sergeant "- says Catherine M., widow of the legendary pilot ¬-attack aircraft Anatoly Nedbailo (made ​​219 sorties. - Ed.). together with friends oruzheynitsa Kate engaged not women's work: hung from the IL-¬ 2 guns and bombs weighing 100-200 kg, and charged the pilots guns.

Catherine, wife of the legendary fighter pilot Anatoly Nedbaylo. They met in 1943 while serving in the same regiment. Catherine was an armourer.

Second Lieutenant Richard Raymond-Barker (Q 72832)   Second Lieutenant Richard Raymond-Barker MC. Unit: Northumberland Fusiliers, attached to No. 3 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Death: 20 April 1918 Western Front.

Q Second Lieutenant Richard Raymond-Barker MC. Unit: Northumberland Fusiliers attached to No.

Sterling Hayden (1916-1986) Captain U.S. Marine Corps 1942-45 WW II. He as a private under the name "John Hamilton". Recommended for Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned and sent to William Donovan's COI remaining with it after it became the OSS, forerunner to the CIA. He parachuted behind enemy lines to work with Yugoslav partisans, and earned the Silver Star, Bronze Arrowhead, and a commendation from Marshal Tito. He was an actor, author, sailor, model, Marine, and OSS secret…

Sterling Hayden joined the Marines as a private, under the name "John Hamilton"…

The last WWII soldier: didn't surrender until 1974! I remember reading about this in People magazine. His mom was still alive at the time and the photo of she and him were enough to make you cry.

Hiroo Onoda, who spent 27 years fighting WWII after the conflict had ended. A very interesting article about this incredible person.

In this five-day, Common Core aligned unit, students will examine and interpret the journal entries of Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark from their American expedition across the western portion of the United States (1804 – 1806).

Lewis and Clark's Journal Entries: Investigating Historical Texts: Integrated

In this five-day, Common Core aligned unit, students will examine and interpret the journal entries of Captain Meriwether Lewis and Second Lieutenant William Clark from their American expedition across the western portion of the United States 1806

Sepoy 20th(Punjab) Regiment Bengal Infantry & Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire Light Infantry c.1898. A colour plate from "The Frontier Ablaze"

BRITISH ARMY - Sepoy Regiment Bengal Infantry & Second Lieutenant Battalion Oxfordshire Light Infantry A colour plate from "The Frontier Ablaze"

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