All are Luristan, made of bronze and date to about 1000-650 BC. The sharp needle section of the pins has not survived in most cases. The craftsmanship of these works is astonishing, especially given their tiny size.
Today’s episode is an oft-requested one (with the most recent request
coming in after it was already recorded). Olive Oatman was a frontier
girl in 1851, when she was captured by Native Americans who attacked her
family. Once negotiators secured her return, her facial tattoos and
harrowing story made her an overnight sensation.
Simon, a cat serving on a Royal Navy Ship in 1949, survived injuries from cannon shells and was awarded a medal for raising morale and killing off a rat infestation. When, at the age of 1, he died of related injuries, hundreds of people attended his funeral.
what she means:How much was the mud really a factor in Napoleon delaying his attack at Waterloo until 11:30 am? His initial orders on the night of June 17th were to begin concentrating for an attack as early as 6:00 am, but he pushed it back to 9.00 and then 11.00. It's true there was torrential rain the night before. Moving heavy artillery through the mud it created certainly wouldn't have been easy. But the morning of the 18th was overcast, and much of the battlefield was hidden beneath shoulder-high crops. It must have been obvious there was no hope of the sun drying the mud before evening. And that was without any further rain that day. And weren't the Army of the North's cantonments on the 17th far too vast to have facilitated a combined arms assault early on the 18th? There are at least two eyewitness accounts stating French troops were still moving into position by 11:30 am. Elements of the Imperial Guard itself hadn't yet arrived. Napoleon stated multiple times he believed Wellington's army would crumble rapidly under pressure. He was in no hurry. Wasn't starting the battle late more to do with his hubris and the difficulty of assembling 70,000 men on one battlefield, and less to do with the mud?
My great grandfather passed this WWI German stick grenade down to me(Model 24 stielhandgranate). After doing a bit of research, it seems that it may actually still be active (unless the detonator was never installed). Does anyone have more information abou
The Soviet military strapped explosives to dogs, training them to conduct kamikaze-style attacks on enemy tanks. This plan backfired horribly when the scared and confused dogs would run back to their trainers… killing them.