Author: Our Forgotten Wars

enrique262: Ultra rare color photos of Colombi…

enrique262:

Ultra rare color photos of Colombian soldiers in the Korean War, taken by artillery corporal Gilberto Díaz, former member of Batallón Colombia N°1, the battalion that fought in the peninsula from 1951 to 1953

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Colombia was the only South American country to send men to the war, totaling 5,000 thousand, but never more than 1,000 at a time, ending the campaign with 163 dead, 448 wounded and 28 POW.

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As a personal note, dad was active in the Colombian army around that time, where he requested to be send to fight in the war, something the army rejected, which to this day still haunts him.   

South African soldiers examine a T-34 knocke…

South African soldiers examine a T-34 knocked out during Operation Savannah in 1976

Cuban tank crew in Angola

Cuban tank crew in Angola

Cuban Soldier in Angola

Cuban Soldier in Angola

Angolan and Cuban soldiers inspect the wreckag…

Angolan and Cuban soldiers inspect the wreckage of a South African ground attack aircraft that they’ve shot down.

National Guard reinforcements entering Masay…

National Guard reinforcements entering Masaya looking for FSLN fighters.

the-soviet-air-force: Angolan Soldiers with m…

the-soviet-air-force:

Angolan Soldiers with military uniforms supplied by East Germany

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FSLN gunmen armed with M1 Garands on a train.

ourforgottenwars: An 87-year-old veteran of t…

ourforgottenwars:

An 87-year-old veteran of the first Sandino rebellion stands with an 18-year-old Sandinista guerrilla in Leon, Nicaragua, June 19, 1979.

Nicaraguan Revolution please?

Nicaraguan Revolution please?

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