Photos From Korea to the Falkland Islands - colourised images of conflicts after World War II.

The medal awards ceremony. The Polish Navy destroyer ORP Błyskawica receives the Golden Cross of the Order Virtuti Militari, probably the only warship in the world to be awarded the highest-ranking national medal. The ceremony takes place in the Kościuszki Square at Gdynia, Poland, 1987.

The Polish Navy submarine ORP Ślązak during a parade to celebrate the Sea Days, June 1955.

View of the Polish Navy destroyer ORP Błyskawica leaving port, 1966


Polish Navy ORP Błyskawica, 1966

Indonesian army regulars marching on Malioboro street in Yogyakarta, 1948.


Charles Breijer, Nederlandsfotomuseum.
A member of the Indian Army's Medical Unit clenches his hand in pain after his leg is almost completely blown off, Korea, 1951.
U.S. Marines drag casualty from street in Hue, Vietnam, Feb. 4, 1968. (Rick Merron / AP)


The Vietnam War was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The north was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist states, while the south was supported by the United States and other anti-communist allies. The war is widely considered to be a Cold War-era proxy war. It lasted almost 20 years, with direct U.S. involvement ending in 1973. The conflict also spilled over into neighboring states, exacerbating the Laotian Civil War and the Cambodian Civil War, which ended with all three countries becoming communist states by 1975.
Russian Spetsnaz in the mountains during the Soviet - Afghan War, 1979 - 1989.
Dutch colonial soldier of 2nd Infantry (KNIL) photographed in Padang, Cental Sumatra, November 1946.


2nd Infantry, attached to U-Brigade Group, was a battalion-sized of colonial troops formed in October 1945 in response to urgently needed reinforcements during the Indonesian National Revolution. The battalion saw actions in Serpong and Depok area from May to July 1946.
Indonesian freedom fighters in conversation as the photographer took this picture. One of them is armed with Dutch M95 Carbine (.303 British conversion). Karawang, 1947.

USS Nautilus (SSN-571) circa 1955, leaving the Groton Submarine Base for initial sea trials.
A US soldier armed with an M-16A1 rifle, a member of the 82nd Airborne Division guards students from the Saint Georges School of Medicine. The students wait to be evacuated from Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury, 1983.

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A US Army paratrooper from the 101st Airborne Division uses the butt of his rifle to nudge along a man identified as C.E. Blake, who was hit in the head when he tried to take a weapon from a trooper near Central High School. Little Rock Nine Arkansas, 1957.

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