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A German Krupp railway gun firing at a distant target. It was the most commonly used German railway gun of World War II.

10 Female Samurai While strictly a masculine term, the Japanese bushi class did have women who received similar Samurai training. These were called “Onna-Bugeisha,” and were known to participate in combat with their male Samurai. Weapon of choice was usually the naginata, a spear with a curved, sword-like blade that was versatile, & relatively light. Battle site Senbon Matsubaru remains were DNA tested & 35 of 105 bodies were female.

Rare photograph of an Onna-bugeisha, female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.

Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze.

Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. these pictures are awesome.<< history is fucked up

World War I German Shock Troops, circa 1917. CSU Archives/Courtesy Everett Collection

World War I German Shock Troops, Circa Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

World War I German Shock Troops, circa CSU Archives/Courtesy Everett Collection. Note their stahlheim helmets. These were the original Stormtroopers

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Star Wars: Dark Times A Spark Remains, Part 4 - cover art by Benjamin Carré

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August Landmesser was a worker at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, best known for his appearance in a photograph refusing to perform the Nazi salute at the launch of the naval training vessel Horst Wessel on 13 June 1936

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