Tagged: military

Photos of 19th century Samurai

The word samurai has origins in the pre-Heian period, being derived from the classical Japanese verbsaburau, meaning to serve or attend. It was not until the early modern period, namely the Azuchi-Momoyama period and early Edo period of the late 16th and early 17th centuries that the word saburai became replaced with samurai.

Mujahideens from Afghan War (21 pictures)

The mujahideen fought against Soviet and DRA troops during the Soviet War in Afghanistan and were supported by United States’ assistance. After the Soviet Union pulled out of the conflict in the late 1980s, the mujahideen fought each other for control in the subsequent Afghan Civil War.