Nanga Parbat, whose name means Naked Mountain, is the ninth highest mountain in the world, and the westernmost mountain of the Himalayas. Its vast snowy face is a powerful spectacle when seen from the arid Indus Valley, approaching the mountain from the west. Here the mountain towers in isolation over 22,000 feet from the valley floor.
The history of the 506th began at Camp Toccoa, Georgia on July 20, 1942, as a newly formed parachute unit assumed the name CURRAHEES - an American Indian name meaning “STAND ALONE” - which would become synonymous with their combat history. Shortly thereafter, the 101st Airborne Division was activated on August 16, 1942; and the Currahees of the 506th we...
This is a photograph taken of 15 February 1944, which shows the advance from Easy Red at Omaha Beach, Normandy.
Look here http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/books/wwii/100-11/ch4.htm#red for more info about this action.
Camp Fortune offers over 20 km of mountain bike trails, conveniently located only 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa in Canada's Capital Region. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, the trails offer a challenge for riders of all skill levels.
Cheyenne Mountain, North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) headquarters.
View includes the Cheyenne Mountain Airforce Station (CMAFS, NORAD) entrance tunnel. On any given day, approximately 1,400 people work in the base inside the Mountain (they enter through the tunnel you can see, or other tunnel entrances). Note several "blacked out" areas around the base and the mountain i...
Shambhala Mountain Center is a mountain valley retreat located on 600 acres in northern Colorado. Since 1971 the Center has offered hundreds of programs on Buddhist meditation, yoga and other contemplative disciplines. Tamed by thirty years of use as a contemplative retreat, Shambhala Mountain Center is a place where one of the basic truths of Buddhism—t...
The special tanks opened a breach in the Atlantic Wall
On 6 June 1944, the North Shore Regiment of the 5th Canadian Brigade landed in Normandy on Juno Beach. They fought against a regiment of the 716th German Infantry Division. The Company A progression was easy west of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer while the Company B hit many obstacles. The support of the Fort Garry Horse amphibious tan...
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