Cossacks Attacked by the Guard of Honor during Napoleon’s Russian Campaign - E. Detaille
Actors revisit their famous movie roles
Types of the British Army, 1780. Series of four engravings by Bowles and Carver.
1. Heavy and Light Dragoon Officers
2. Grenadier and Infantry Officers
3. Grenadier Private and Infantry Sergeant (the first is labeled as a ‘drummer’ by ASKB- Though, in addition to wearing infantry crossbelts he lacks any of the drummers’ distinguishing lace. Indeed, the only rationale behind giving him this title is where he has chosen to sit- i.e., on a drum.)
4. A Drummer and Fifer (The Genuine Article- Note outline of lace)
Napoleon and his Generals
Raymond Desvarreux-Larpenteur, 1876-1961
Hand and a Half Sword with the coat of arms of the Holstein family of Reventlow
- Dated: 1563
- Culture: probably North German
- Measurements: overall lenght 124.5 cm; handle lenght 22 cm; weight: approximately 1.6kg
The dated on the blade is referring to the The Northern Seven Years’ War between the Kingdom of Sweden and a coalition of Denmark–Norway, Lübeck and the Polish–Lithuanian union. The sword was part of a collection of weapons which was sold in Denmark, Gaunö, 1930.
The handle is composed of a wood grip with leather wrap and bell shaped pommel to act as a counter weight. The guard is simple set of straight quillons (22 cm wide) which has also a clam shell guard.
The blade is double edged with part of the reverse side holding an edge. The blade has a single fuller on either side and is inscribed with "NEC TEMERENEC TIMIDE AD 1563" and "INTER ARMA SILENT LEGE". Close to the guard you can also find several marking on either side of the blade and also the coat of arms on one side.
Murat on horseback
The best place for Murat to be!
The sort of man who could shout “Away, noble steed!” without the least hint of pretension or irony.
And I bet he did.
"There’s some dudes over there, and I’m gonna fight ‘em!”
"Hi, I’m Joachim Murat, and welcome to Jackass!"
Georges Scott (1873-1942): Le géneral Bonaparte en Egypte, 1918.
The Earl of Derby’s Regiment of Foot (later the 16th foot), part of Lord Cutt’s division, cross the Nebel as they advance towards the village of Blenheim (Blindheim) during the Battle of Blenheim (Aka Second Battle of Hochstadt) (August 13, 1704).
Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (der alte Dessauer) in a 1935 print. Leopold commanded Prussian troops in service to Prince Eugene of Savoy the Austrian commander at Blenheim on August 13, 1704. Leopold’s Prussian infantry would cross the nebel to assault French positions at Lützingen.
Initial positions of forces at Blenheim on August 13, 1704.
The French left facing Eugene of Savoy on the morning of August 13, 1704. The forces of Maximilian Emmanuel II Wittelsbach the Elector of Bavaria, a French ally, are also present.