easy company singing blood on the risers in pt. 9 why we fight, aka one of the most poignant scenes in the entire series imo (plus a bonus speirs trying to walk off with perco’s lighter at the beginning)
Brazilian digital artist Marina Amaral combines her passion for art and history by colorizing black and white photographs.
At least 3000 Indian soldiers were organized into an armed brigade under
the German Wehrmacht in 1942 and they were known as the Free Indian
Home Army soldiers Henryk Ożarek “Henio” (left) holding a Vis pistol and
Tadeusz Przybyszewski “Roma” (right) firing a Błyskawica submachine
gun, from “Anna” Company of the “Gustaw” Battalion fighting on
Kredytowa-Królewska Street, 3 October 1944.
German paratroopers wave to a Ju-87 dive bomber, May 1940.
Viewed through the window of a wrecked building, a Marine gun crew set
up behind abandoned enemy truck, fires at Japanese hiding in the debris
of the town of Garapan, administrative center of Saipan, June 1944.
Marine identified as Sgt Angelo Klonis smoking a cigarette during the
final days of fighting to gain control of the island of Saipan from
occupying Japanese forces during WWII, 1944.
Patton during a welcome home parade in Los Angeles, June 9, 1945.
Another design created by the Whitney Company to compete with the Colt revolver was the Whitney hooded cylinder revolver. The Whitney hooded cylinder was a six shot percussion revolver made in the style of European transitional revolvers. Chambered for .36 caliber, the unique feature of this revolver was a brass shroud that surrounded the top of the cylinder and chamber. The purpose of this was to create a gas seal which prevented gas from escaping from the chamber, thus creating more pressure with each shot. While a novel idea, the Whitney hooded revolver was a bad combination of new innovation with outdated technology. The invention of the colt made transitional revolver obsolete, as they were larger and heavier than Colt revolvers. Worse yet, to get around Colts patents, the cylinder did not rotate when the hammer was cocked. Rather the cylinder had to be rotated in place with each shot. The Whitney hooded revolver was a complete flop, and only 200 were produced between 1850 and 1853.
Female guards, placed on duty at the Naval Ordnance Plant, operated by the Hudson Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan, learn how to sight guns on August 7, 1942. In the front row, the girls sight 38 caliber police pistols; those in the back row with 30-30 rifles. At present the girls are unarmed, serving only as escorts for persons entering the plant, but are using weapons on the target range in preparation. AP.
Manufactured by Peace Officer Equipment co. in St.Joseph, Missouri c.1935-1936 - serial number 68415 & another gun with an additional Thompson pistol grip.
8.9x49mm/.35 Remington 15-round single stack removable box magazine, semi-automatic, long-recoil rotating bolt semi-automatic. The POE police rifle was essentially a Model 8 with an extended magazine and foregrip, designed to bridge the firepower gap between law enforcement and criminals after the prohibition. After a number of successful purchases by police departments across the country, Remington cooperated with POE to bring these guns to factory standards.
Remington POE ‘Special Police’ Model 81 rifle
Manufactured by Remington Arms in Ilion, New york c.1936 - serial number 18769.
8.9x49mm/.35 Remington 15-round single stack removable box magazine, semi-automatic, long-recoil rotating bolt semi-automatic. Additional features on the Model 81 Special Police, which was the fruit of the collaboration between Remington and POE, were a pair of swing swivel eyelets and profuse markings, including a hand-engraved buyer’s reference on the left side of the frame.