Military powers of the world …

Summary created based on forty different factors (among others were taken into account the financial resources and geographical location, military budgets, the number of soldiers serving active military service and the number of planes, helicopters, tanks and armored vehicles, as well as warships). The statement does not take into account the strength of nuclear weapons states, but only because that in this respect no one and so can not measure up with the US and Russia.



1. United States

US budget is about 612.5 billion dollars.


1 430 000 soldiers

8.325 tanks

13.683 aircraft

6,012 helicopters

473 ships of war, including:

10 aircraft

72 submarines

62 destroyers


2. Russia

Russian budget is about 76.6 billion dollars.


766 000 soldiers

15,500 tanks

3,082 aircraft

973 helicopters

352 warships, including:

1 aircraft carrier

63 submarines

13 destroyers


3. China

China Budget: about 126 billion dollars.

2 285 000 soldiers

9,150 tanks

2,788 aircraft

856 helicopters

520 warships,

1 aircraft carrier

69 submarines

24 destroyers




Plumber found in the garden … camp for 10,000 prisoners…

oboz1-150x150David Murray, 39-year-old plumber who lives in the village of Much Hadham in the East of England, spent just a day off digging garden. By chance he came across as a souvenir from World War II, which led him to discover that leased his land accounted for between 1939 to 1950 years the area … POW camp.


The first object of David dug German dog tag. Intrigued by the discovery he asked the landlord for permission to continue the search. In total, he came across some 2,000 monuments after World War II – dog tags, coins, buttons from uniforms and even a grenade that had to pass into the hands of engineers.


In Much Hadham since 1939 he operated Winches Camp camp for prisoners of war do not constitute threats. Initially it held in the Italians, then the Germans. Maximum were in it up to 10 000 people. In addition, the camp trained and accommodated Allied soldiers – American and Nepalese. Eventually occupying 16 hectares of the camp was razed to the ground in 1950. It really is amazing that 70 years ago 10 000 prisoners, was myself after my garden – Dave Murray said in an interview with the “Daily Mail”. In view of the media interest in the topic “discoverer” he founded a website dedicated Wynches Camp. From it comes all of the photographs in the article.




The Book “Military signs of identity”

dog tags book jpegMonograph “Military signs of identity in photography and the sources of the era” shows the evolution of the immortals, starting with the Prussian army, which was the first to introduce them to his soldiers, and ending with the modern military formations. A large part of the study is devoted to prison and labor signs of identity from 1914-1945.

The authors, Dariusz Kaszuba and Marek Sadzikowski, present dog tags with various armies in different periods, including: Austro-Hungarian, Russian, English, American, French or Italian. With special solicitude for years collect any information about the history of Polish identity of the characters. Therefore a special place in the book deal Dog Polish soldiers who fought in various armies during the First and Second World War.Also describes Dog tags model 20 and model 31, popular in the Polish Army in the interwar period, and those used in the years 1945-2010. The authors further document the identity parameters of different characters, their shapes, the type of material from which they are made, and examples of modern artwork.The most interesting objects described in the monograph must be Austrian “drip”, belonging to a soldier of the Polish Legions, is found only in the US Navy sign of identity, which in addition to the personal data contained also etched in the metal imprint fingerprint of the owner. Both dog tags come from the First World War.

The book contains a rich iconographic material, including nearly 200 photographs. Appearing in the photo Polish soldiers from September 1939 – with visible signs of identity – a unique rarity in Polish historiography Military dog tags. Dariusz Kaszuba Marek Sadzikowski, “Military signs of identity in photography and the sources of the era,” Publishing the Museum of the White Eagle, Skarżysko Kamienna, 2012.


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