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Map of Blakely and Vicinity. Showing the disposition of the 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, during the siege & and in the Assault of April 9th, 1865. Copied in the Engineer Department, February 5th, 1866.

A Fierce Assault on Port Hudson, Louisiana

Plan [and cross sections] of Fort Fisher carried by assault by the U.S. Forces commanded by Maj. Gen. A. H. Terry, Jan. 15, 1865; surveyed under the Direction of Bvt. Brigadier General C. B. Comstock, Chief Engineer, by Otto Jul. Schultze, Private, 15th Rgt., N.Y.V. Engineers.

The assault on La Boisselle

The assault on La Boisselle. 7-1-1916

Training course behind the front, Shock troops in training. Advancing assault troops. At sedan. May 1917

German shock troops at training exercises. Assault troops ready for the advance. At sedan. May 1917

Training course behind the front. Shock troops in training. Advancing assault troops. At Sedan. May 1917

Training course behind the front. Shock troops in training. Advancing assault troops. At Sedan. May 1917

Germab shock troops at training exercises. Assault with flame throwers. At Sedan May 1917

Photograph of Paratroopers just before They Took off for the Initial Assault of D-Day

Photograph of Roll Call before D-Day Assault

Photograph of American Assault Troops

American Assault Troops of the 16th Infantry Regiment, Injured While Storming Omaha Beach, Wait by the Chalk Cliffs for Evacuation to a Field Hospital for Further Medical Treatment, Collville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

Photograph of American Assault Troops with Full Equipment Moving onto Omaha Beach

Photograph of American Assault Troops Moving onto a Beachhead on the Northern Coast of France

Photograph of Men and Assault Vehicles Storming the Beaches of Normandy

Photograph of a Large Group of American Assault Troops

The aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66), left, moored next to the amphibious assault ship USS BOXER (LPH 4) at Pier No. 11

A right side view of four US Marines Corps OV-10 Bronco aircraft in flight. The aircraft are operating from the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA 2)

U.S. Army soldiers take a break on an M-551 armored reconnaissance/airborne assault vehicle during a field exercise. Exact Date Shot Unknown

An aerial view of ships moored at Naval Air Station, North Island. They are, from left to right, the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA 1), the aircraft carrier US CORAL SEA (CV 43) and the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64). (Substandard image)

Aerial port quarter view of the fleet oiler USNS MARIAS (T-AO 57) refueling the amphibious transport dock USS NASHVILLE (LPD 13), right, and the amphibious assault ship USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7) during underway replenishment operations

Part of the assault force is ferried across the Cowhouse River on a floating bridge during the joint services Operation Gallant Crew '77

A view of the operators of the floating assault craft supporting a floating bridge during the joint services Operation Gallant Crew '77. The bridge is being used to ferry equipment across the Cowhouse River

A guard armed with an AK-47 assault rifle watches as armed personnel carriers (APC) move toward the front lines during the joint services Operation Gallant Crew '77

A guard armed with an AK-47 assault rifle watches as armed personnel carriers (APC) move toward the "front lines" during the joint services Operation Gallant Crew '77

A bulldozer, part of the first assault group, is being driven onto a floating bridge during the joint services Operation Gallant Crew '77

US Army Troops disembark from a landing craft for a beach assault against the 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry, during an Army Training and Evaluation Program (ARTEP)

Marine PFC Michael F. Darche lifts his goggles after a successful tank assault against "opposition forces" during Exercise BRAVE SHIELD XVI

Troops of the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to board a Military Airlift Command C-130 Hercules aircraft. They will be airlifted to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to participate in an airborne assault during combined Army and Air Force training exercise Neptune II

M-60A1 main battle tanks lead M-113 armored personnel carriers into battle during a mock assault conducted as part of a firepower demonstration for President Carter

M-60A1 main battle tanks maneuver on the firing range during a mock assault conducted as part of a firepower demonstration for President Carter

An assault force move toward simulated "enemy" positions during a mock assault conducted as part of a firepower demonstration for President Carter

M-60A1 main battle tanks lead M-113 armored personnel into battle during a mock assault conducted as part of a firepower demonstration for President Carter

An Air Force cameraman films the action as an M-113 armored personnel carrier heads toward its objective during a mock assault. The assault is being conducted as part of a firepower demonstration for President Carter

Members of the Norton Air Force Base combat control team hold their Colt Commando assault rifles out of the water as they swim to shore during an amphibious training mission

A member of the Norton Air Force Base combat control team takes aim with his Colt Commando assault rifle after reaching the shore during an amphibious training mission

A member of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry, US Army, inspects the spare parachute worn by a soldier of the Panama National Guard piror to an airborne assault during a joint US/Panamanian exercise

A member of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry, US Army, assists a soldier of the Panama National Guard with his parachute prior to an airborne assault during a joint US/Panamanian exercise

A member of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry, US Army, briefs soldiers of the Panama National Guard prior to an airborne assault during a joint US/Panamanian exercise

A port bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) underway to New York City for a Bob Hope show. The ship and crew has just completed a field exercise in Puerto Rico

An M60 main battle tank crosses a mobile assault bridge

A starboard bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) underway to New York City for a Bob Hope show. The ship and crew has just completed a field exercise in Puerto Rico

An M60 main battle tank crosses a mobile assault bridge

A bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) underway to New York for a Bob Hope show. The ship and crew has just completed a field exercise in Puerto Rico

During the Bob Hope show aboard the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), the singing group "Village People" sings "YMCA"

During the Bob Hope show aboard the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), singer and actress Charo leads a group of Marines around a stage

After the Bob Hope show aboard the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), Bob Hope is honored with a cake for his 76th birthday

During the Bob Hope show aboard the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), singer and actress Charo leads a group of Marines around a stage

During the Bob Hope show aboard the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), singer and actress Diane Carroll sings to the Navy and Marine personnel of the ship

During the Bob Hope show aboard the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), Bob Hope, Charo and Don Knotts do a skit on the Navy

During the Bob Hope show aboard the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), singer and actress Charo sings and leads a group of Marines and sailors around the stage

During the Bob Hope show aboard the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), the "Village People" singing group sings "YMCA". The ship and crew have just completed a field exercise in Puerto Rico

During the Bob Hope show aboard the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), singer and actress Diane Carroll sings to the Navy and Marine personnel of the ship

A Navy and Marine color guard raise the colors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) on Memorial Day

Two members of a combat control team set marker panels around a drop zone while competing in Exercise VOLANT RODEO '79. The member on the right is armed with a 5.56 mm Colt Commando assault rifle/submarine gun

A squad of Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LH-2) are being directed to board a Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, not shown. Behind them is another CH-46 and a Marine AH-1 Sea Cobra helicopter

Five LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicles depart the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2)

Marines cross the deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) to board a Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter

A right front view of a Marine AV-8B Harrier II aircraft as it takes off from the flight deck of an amphibious assault ship

A Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter prepares to land during an arrival vertical envelopment assault exercise

LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicles depart the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2). They are part of the 36th Marine Amphibious Unit exercise

A port quarter view of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2). The ship carries helicopters, troops and equipment. The SAIPAN took part in the 36th Marine Amphibious Unit exercise

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, a U.S. Marine Corps troop with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security for a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement 7-ton truck in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 30, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

Marines of the 36th Marine Amphibious Unit assault Scusset Beach. While some of the Marines disembark on LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicles, in the background two other amtracks are coming to the beach and an amphibious transport ship stands off shore

Jeeps loaded aboard a landing craft (LCU) that is housed in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS SAIPAN (LHA-2) during the 36th Marine Amphibious Unit exercise

Armed with a Colt 5.56mm M16A2 Assault Rifle, U.S. Marine Corps Lance CPL. Chris Peck, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, provides security while on a long security halt in the Khowst-Gardez Pass, Afghanistan, on Dec. 29, 2004. These Marines are conducting security and stabilization operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL James L. Yarboro) (Released)

An aerial view of the amphibious transport dock USS PONCE (LPD-15) and LVTP-7 tracked landing vehicles. The AMTRACs have just left the PONCE and are forming an assault formation to hit Scusset Beach

Marines from part of the Battalion Landing Team stationed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), the flag ship of the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit, do physical exercise on the dock next to the ship

A Marine sergeant reads the Stars and Stripes newspaper while he sits on the back of a truck. In the background is the amphibious assault ship, USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), the flagship of the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit. The Marines are here from the 1ST Marine Division which is located in Hawaii

A section of a mobile assault bridge operated by Company E, 1ST Engineer Battalion enters the water during a river crossing exercise

Members of Company E, 1ST Engineer Battalion transport tanks across a river aboard a mobile assault bridge during a river crossing exercise

Tanks from the 2nd Brigade roll off a mobile assault bridge during a river crossing exercise. The bridge is operated by members of Company E, 1ST Engineer Battalion

Armored recovery vehicles disembark from a mobile assault bridge during a river crossing exercise. The bridge is operated by members of Company E, 1ST Engineer Battalion

Sections of a mobile assault bridge are moved into position by members of Company E, 1ST Engineer Battalion, during a river crossing exercise

A section of a mobile assault bridge operated by Company E, 1ST Engineer Battalion enters the water during a river crossing exercise

Members of Company E, 1ST Engineer Battalion transport tanks across a river aboard a mobile assault bridge during a river crossing exercise

Members of Company E, 1ST Engineer Battalion transport an M-728 combat engineer vehicle across a river aboard a mobile assault bridge during a river crossing exercise

Members of Company E, 1ST Engineer Battalion move a mobile assault bridge section into position during a river crossing exercise

Chai Zemien, Chinese ambassador to the United States, and the delegation from the People's Republic of China prepare to leave the docks after touring the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

Vice Premier Gen Biao, People's Republic of China, is given the red carpet treatment as he boards the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

Vice Premier Gen Biao, People's Republic of China, is given the red carpet treatment as he boards the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) and is greeted by a Navy admiral

Vice Premier Gen Biao, People's Republic of China, has a seat during his briefing and tour of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

A bow view of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) taken through the window of a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter

From the dock, VADM Lee Baggett Jr. points to an area on the side of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1) as a member of the delegation from China looks on

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

Members of the delegation from China are given a tour of the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

Two combat-ready Marine officer candidates are in the prone position as they prepare for an assault. They are wearing field protective masks. One of the candidates is preparing to use his field radio. These candidates are students of The Basic School for Marine Officers Combat Training

MSGT Montgomery orders his assault troop to move out during Prime Beef Team training

Green Beret troops move a tracked personnel carrier, called a Snow Cat, from a C-130 Hercules aircraft, in a runway assault practice during a snowstorm. The practice session is part of exercise Brim Frost '81. The Green Beret troops are assigned to Co. C, 2nd Bn., 7th Special Forces

Green Beret troops, scurrying from a C-130 Hercules aircraft, practice for a night time runaway assault during Exercise Brim Frost '81. The Green Beret troops are assigned to Co. C, 2nd Bn., 7th Special Forces

Green Berets scurry from a C-130 Hercules aircraft during a practice night time runway assault. The Berets are from Co. C, 2nd Bn., 7th Special Forces, involved in exercise Brim Frost '81

Marines unload an M151A2 light vehicle from a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter from Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 265 (HMH-265). The helicopter is aboard the amphibious assault ship USS TARAWA (LHA-1)

A combat-ready Marine from 1ST Plt., Co. C, 1ST Bn., 1ST Marines, 1ST Mar. Div., runs to line up with the rest of his squad during an assault on their objective

Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter from HMM (C) Squadron-265, makes an external airlift of supplies from the amphibious assault ship, USS TARAWA (LHA-1), to one of the Marine units ashore. Marines from 1ST Bn., 3rd Marines, 3rd Mar. Div., Fleet Marine Force, (BLT 1/3), and the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit (31st MAU) are participating in operation Valiant Usher 1-81-A