This picture grabbed my attention because of the shear number of forces they had.

2 World War, planes dumping soldiers in parasuits, some has already landed, and are running to seek cover.

Soldiers sacrifice their mental health at war. Seeing all of the gruesome gore, witnessing mass deaths and being involved in stressful situations often leaves a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder. When a soldier returns home they often cannot go back to their lives like everything is perfectly fine. They have to alter their life because of the war. War can cause men to suffer.

A shell shocked soldier in the trenches during World War One. Cover image of the book "Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain, written by Fiona Reid.

“We will drain our dearest veins, / But they shall be free.” This line reminds me of another poem. Dulce Et Decorum Est, which roughly translates to “it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country.” Burns's poem shows the opposite, that the deaths dealt during war outweigh victory. The author seems quite genuine which would please many of his readers, as long as they were themselves Scottish. Patriotism is always welcomed. (Prompt 14:2)

You Have Never Seen More Powerful Images Than These. Shocking!

Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943 Image credits: Shirak Karapetyan-Milshtein - photograph was created in for a photo competition. It is based on archive photos from the war in Russia in

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