Soldiers of the Waffen SS. The best trained and well-equipped paramilitary force in the world. Normal German soldiers had to prove their pure lineage back 50 years to join. Officers had to prove 200 years back.
An old woman, a rosary dangling from her neck, clasps her hands on finding a British Army sharpshooter on her door step in BelfastÂs market area as troops flushed out snipers barricaded in bakery in Northern Ireland capital on August (AP Photo)
In the situation was so grave that British troops were sent to restore order in Nothern Ireland. By the British government suspended the Northern Ireland parliament and imposed direct rule from London.