Çanakkale’de Osmanlı Savaş Planı Haritası, 1915
Map of the Ottoman Dardanelles Battle Plan, 1915
(The Gallipoli invasion)
The enlarged version is here.
Soldiers wander through the bombed-out Cathedral of Cologne, 1945.
A Marine watches tanks and infantry mop up the last of enemy resistance from a sheer cliff, Tinian July 1944
Vasily Surikov, 1895. Yermak’s Conquest of Siberia.
Yermak was a Cossack who led the Russian conquest to Siberia in the reign of Ivan the Terrible. The Tsar possessed an interest towards the region, mainly related to fur and Russian expansion, which brought him to clash against the Tatar khanate of Kazan.
And Surikov’s rendition is inaccurate- Such guns were not yet invented during this time. :D
Now that’s a good point! … Did he kind of put more ‘glory’ in it as he painted it in 1800s lol. Now come to think of it. I heard gunpowder was already known to the Russians during Ivan the Terrible’s era. But they were mostly used as explosives. Japan’s Nobunaga who lived around 1400s equipped his troops with guns if I’m not mistaken, so perhaps there’s a possibility?
Ivan the Terrible created the Streltsy, which were musketeers. The depiction is accurate, considering the Cossack love of black powder.
Fun on a page, that’s what this illustration is. It shows a city under attack. Two soldiers are prying open the gate with hooks and ropes. Two of their mates decided to try their luck with a more stealthy approach. They cloaked themselves in bushes and are slowly approaching the city walls. In spite of their magic trick they are spotted: the soldier on the wall is waiting for them with a big rock in his hand. A full story captured in a single image, like a modern cartoon: a job well done by this medieval illustrator.
Pic: Göttingen, Staatsbibliothek, Cod. Ms. philos. 63 (15th century).
Those “bushes” may have actually been a hardened leather shell used to deflect incoming arrows and other projectiles. Large rocks may have been a hard counter, however.
Movable shelters are a constant in siege warfare, Sun Tzu makes reference to them in the 5th Century BC.
Royal Danish Army operated, German built Leopard 1A3
Possibly I/Jydske Dragonregiment or II/Jydske Dragonregiment.
An IDF Sho’t (Centurion) follows behind a recce Jeep as the Israelis advance on the Suez Canal during the Yom Kippur War. On the night of the 15th, the IDF breached the canal and advanced into Egypt. The Egyptians were now themselves caught off balance, and the IDF quickly solidified its bridgehead on the west bank of the Suez.