Showing Tag: ""modern history"" (Show all posts)

Trench Raiding Club

Posted by on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, In : Photography 


Wire cutters (left) and maces (right). These home made maces, known as Trench Raiding Clubs, were used by both sides during World War One to finish off wounded enemy soldiers. These examples are housed at the Tre Sassi museum at Passo di Valparola (Belluno).

Souce: wikipedia.org
Continue reading ...
 

World War One Cavalry Horse

Posted by on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Photography 



A horse of allied cavalry troops being lowered down in a sling onto the quayside in Greece, 1915.

Source: bbc.co.uk
Continue reading ...
 

Horses and Mules in WWI

Posted by on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, In : Art 


A breakdown of how horses and mules were used by the British army during World War One

By the end of World War One, around 50% of the British Army’s horses were in France with the rest being spread across the Balkans, Middle East, Egypt, Italy and the UK. The four main roles mules and horses played during the conflict were; 1. 
Supply horses and mules which were used to move ammunition, general supplies and ambulances. 2. Riding horses that were ridden by soldiers, sometimes on the front line...
Continue reading ...
 

The Realities of War

Posted by on Friday, November 6, 2015, In : Photography 


These pictures were taken during Operation Desert Storm in the early 1990s by Kenneth Jarecke in a bid to show the American general public the realities of war. In the top picture, Iraqi prisoners of war were photographed after being captured by the U.S. military on their way to Baghdad. The middle picture shows a burned-out Iraqi truck surrounded by corpses on the “Highway of Death.” When asked why he needs to take photographs of scenes like this by a military public relations officer, J...
Continue reading ...
 

A Woman Hitting a Neo-Nazi with Her Handbag

Posted by on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, In : Photography 

This iconic photograph shows Danuta Danielsson, a concentration camp survive, stepping out of a crowd in the Swedish city of Växjö in 1985 and hitting a Neo-Nazi with her handbag.

Source: the-history-of-fighting.tumblr.com
Continue reading ...
 

Adolf Hitler Breaking Ground

Posted by on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, In : Photography 


Adolf Hitler breaking ground in September 1933 denoting the start construction of the Frankfurt-am-Maine - Darmstadt/Mannheim highway as part of his plan to link all of the major cities in Germany with highways.

Source: slightlywarped.com
Continue reading ...
 

The Lochnagar Crater

Posted by on Thursday, June 5, 2014, In : Photography 

1920s postcard of the Lochnagar Crater.

The Lochnagar Crater is 90 feet deep and 300 feet across and was caused by a charge of 60,000 lbs (26.8 tons) of Ammonal explosives that was set off on the German front lines on the Somme on 1st July 1916. Cecil Lewis, an officer in the Royal Flying Corps who saw the mine explode from his aircraft stated;

“The whole earth heaved and flared, a tremendous and magnificent column rose up into the sky.
There was an ear-splitting roar, drowning all the guns, ...

Continue reading ...
 

Josephine Baker at the March on Washington

Posted by on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, In : Photography 

Josephine Baker during the March on Washington.

Josephine Baker was an American cabaret performer who achieved a huge amount of success in Europe from the 1920s. During World War Two, she acted as a spy for the French Resistance and would later go on to become an influential activist during the civil rights movement in America in the 1960s. She was the only female speaker during the March on Washington in 1963, where she told the crowd;

“I have walked into the palaces of kings and queens and ...

Continue reading ...
 

New Picture of Billy the Kid Discovered

Posted by on Sunday, March 2, 2014, In : Photography 


According to historian Frank Parrish, this photo that recently came to light is only the second one in existence of the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid (Right). The man on the left, according to Parrish, is Dan Dedrick a close friend of the gunslinger and the picture is believed to have been taken in 1879 when Kid was 20 years old, two years before he died.

Source: dailymail.co.uk
Continue reading ...
 

Heinkel He 111 Bombers

Posted by on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, In : Photography 


A formation of low-flying German Heinkel He 111 bombers flies over the waves of the English Channel in 1940.

Continue reading ...
 
 

 

 Fighting Systems


      Home      |      Aikido      |      Archery      |      BJJ      |      Boxing      |      Capoeira      |      Judo      |      Jujitsu      |      Karate      

    
   Kendo      |      Knights      |      Kung Fu      |      Rome      |      Samurai      |      Swords      |      The Blog     

All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: The images on this site are believed to be in the public domain. However if any mistakes have been made and your copyright or intellectual rights have been breeched, please contact andrew@articlesonhistory.com.

DMCA.com