The Face of War
The Dutch Marines, known as the Korps Mariniers is the marine corps and amphibious infantry component of the Royal Netherlands Navy and has been such since 1665– predating the USMC by a tad more than a century. They have been known for being salty sea dogs and hard fighters for over three hundred years in dozens of wars. The Japanese found out as much in the Pacific in World War Two.
Slate has an interesting article about a photo essay of 20 Dutch devil-dogs showing a close-up face shot of them before, during, and after a 12-month stint in Afghanistan.
I think the ‘during‘ is the most telling.