Photos from 1983: Doomsday


"The Bear of Kinmen." An ROC Army M5A1 light tank on display on Kinmen Island, Taiwanese Republic of China. This light tank took part in the defense of Kinmen Island during the final stages of the Chinese Civil War in 1949, where in it ran over hundreds of Chinese communist troops that landed on the beaches.
 

Floating lanterns with messages of peace in honor of those lost during Doomsday 37 years ago in a ceremony in Hawaii-ANZC, September 26, 2020.
 

Color Guard of the United States Armed Forces of the U.S. Atlantic Remnant (based in the USVI) marching with the U.S. National Flag and the flags of four branches of the United States Armed Forces as part of the 37th anniversary of Doomsday, September 26, 2020. Behind them are the flags of former U.S. states, the District of Colombia, and other territories.
 

Soldiers belonging to the newly formed Third Republic of Poland crossing the Vistula on a pontoon bridge many miles outside of Warsaw (which was destroyed by an ICBM), circa 1984.
 

The Government House, formerly the governor's residence of the U.S. Virgin Islands, now dubbed as the "Atlantic White House" or the "Caribbean White House" since it is the seat of power of the United States Atlantic Remnant. Notably it is located in Christiansted rather than the capital of Charlotte Amalie.
 

USAF E-3 Sentry in Saudi Arabia, pre-Doomsday, 1983.
As of 1983, at least 500 American military advisors were in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, four USAF E-3 planes, also known as Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) and several aerial tankers had been stationed in the country for three years to provide early warning to the Saudi military in the event of an attack. Most of the nation's military equipment had been purchased from the west, especially the US.
 

Italian cruiser Vittorio Veneto, the flag ship of the Marina Militare from 1965-1983.
(Trying to find her location on Doomsday whether she survived or not. Homeport is in Taranto which was nuked on Doomsday).
 
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