♫ April 23, 2014 ♫
historywars:

French tanks Renault FT-17

historywars:

French tanks Renault FT-17

historywars:

Shot down german biplane.

historywars:

Shot down german biplane.

historywars:

German train loaded with fuel burn after an Allied attack.

historywars:

German train loaded with fuel burn after an Allied attack.

thevintagethimble:

WWII Hairstyles
A collection of WWII photographs, depicting some Of the hairstyles of the time, like the victory Rolls, the lifted and the swoops hairstyles. Most of these woman pictured here, were either in the services, the Land Army, WVS, working in factories or part of the home front. A rather inspiring gaggle of girls with gorgeous locks.

demons:

The Kamikaze attack on the U.S.S. Bunker Hill, 11 May 1945

bantarleton:

Artillery phrases and terminology. 

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♫ April 22, 2014 ̓
History and literature cannot be fully comprehended, still less fully enjoyed, except in connection with one another. I confess I have little love either for ‘Histories of Literature,’ or for chapters on ‘the literature of the period,’ hanging at the end of history books like the tail from a cow. I mean, rather, that those who write or read the history of a period should be soaked in its literature, and that those who read or expound literature should be soaked in history.
- George M. Trevelyan, ‘Clio, A Muse,’ 1913 (via ladycashasatiger)
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newshour:

Haunting photos of World War I reveal how little Europe has changed in 100 years.

See more photos here.

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historical-nonfiction:

Tomoe Gozen, female samurai and badass. 
lived from around 1157 to 1247
fought in the Genpei War (1180–1185)
the only historical account of her is the The Tale of Heike, an epic retelling of the struggle for supremacy between the Taira and Minamoto clans in the war
however, her grave and one of her handmaiden’s graves exist today, so she was probably real
Tomoe was described as extremely beautiful (of course)
a superb archer and swordswoman, both riding and on foot
was “a warrior worth a thousand”
she also rode unbroken horses down cliffs!

historical-nonfiction:

Tomoe Gozen, female samurai and badass. 

  • lived from around 1157 to 1247
  • fought in the Genpei War (1180–1185)
  • the only historical account of her is the The Tale of Heike, an epic retelling of the struggle for supremacy between the Taira and Minamoto clans in the war
  • however, her grave and one of her handmaiden’s graves exist today, so she was probably real
  • Tomoe was described as extremely beautiful (of course)
  • a superb archer and swordswoman, both riding and on foot
  • was “a warrior worth a thousand”
  • she also rode unbroken horses down cliffs!
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