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Sam Langford vs. Joe Jeanette

Posted by on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, In : Photography 


Sam Langford vs. Joe Jeanette at Luna Park, Paris, France, in 1913. Langford and Jeanette fought each other a total of fourteen times with Langford winning eight of their contests, Jeanette winning two and the pair drawing four times.


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Old School Fencing

Posted by on Saturday, September 26, 2015, In : Gifs 



Old School fencing footage.

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Nurses of World War One

Posted by on Thursday, August 28, 2014, In : Photography 

Senior nurses demonstrating how to care for wounded soldiers, taken some time during World War One.

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Schlacht bei Maupertuis 1356

Posted by on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, In : Art 


Title:   Schlacht bei Maupertuis 1356

Datec.1400

Artist:  Unknown

Infomation:  This picture was produced in Germany around 1400 CE from an unknown artist and depicts the Battle of Poitiers. It was the second of three great English victories over the French in the Hundred Years War and was largely won through effective use of the English archers, shown on the left.

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Joyeuse

Posted by on Monday, July 21, 2014, In : Photography 


This sword is believed by some to be built from the original sword used by the late eighth/early ninth century king of the Francs, Charlemagne. Known as Joyeuse (meaning joyful), it was used in the Coronation processionals for French kings from 1270 (Philip III) - 1824 (Charles X).

Joyeuse was housed in the Saint Denis Basilica since at least 1505, before being moved to its current home, the Louvre in 1793. While it is generally agreed that the blade is medieval, its actual date is debated b...
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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, ...

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Legends of Fencing - Henri de St. Didier

Posted by on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Art 


Henri de St. Didier was a fencing legend who came from France and was very influencial in the 16th century. In 1573 he became the first master of his country to write a treaties on fencing and acknowledged that the Italian style was the best. The main lessons he gave to the fencing world was how to counter-attack effectively and instruction on disarming an opponent.

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You Must Not Fight Too Often With One Enemy

Posted by on Friday, November 2, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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For Beasts to Fight

Posted by on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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