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June 19, 2013

Headlines June 19, 2013

Veterans

The ruins of Normandy: Unpublished color photos taken in northern France in 1944 show the devastating impact of the Allied Force’s battle to defeat the Nazis in World War II

The battle-scared landscapes of Normandy in northwest France are sharply brought into focus in a series of never-before-published color images taken in the aftermath of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.

 

Technology

Expanding foam that stems troops’ wounds and stops them bleeding to death could save thousands of soldiers’ lives

It might look like the something you would use to fill in a cavity wall. But military scientists say a new foam could save the lives of thousands of soldiers on the battlefield.

 

International

United Kingdom: Army hands redundancy notices to 4,480 soldiers as it launches campaign for 10,000 new recruits

More than 4,000 soldiers have been axed in the latest round of defense job cuts. The Ministry of Defence announced June 18 4,480 redundancy letters have been sent to troops under plans to cut the number of regulars to 82,000 by 2018.

 




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