Tinned vegetable stew ration, named after the manufacturer. The inscription on the back of the MM says for bravery in the field, and some soldiers maintained that the Maconachie ration see above was so terrible that only a brave man would eat it and thus be awarded a medal for doing so. Many regular soldiers of the BEF were expert shots due to the incentive of extra pay for marksmen. Mafeesh was used by troops in EgyptGallipoli, Mesopotamia and Palestine in the same way that napoo was used by those on the Western Front.
If you would like us to send you an email whenever we add new stock please enter your email address below and click GO. The phrase basket-type hilts refers to a large group of hilts which provide a degree of protection to the hand and wrist.
Basket-hilted swords have featured prominently among British military edged weapons over the past five centuries, from the Wars of the Roses in the mid fifteenth century to the period immediately after the second Boer War of the early twentieth century. In setting out to give a full account of the hilt type, and the many variants within it, the first necessity has been to provide an appropriate terminology to employ in cataloguing and describing individual examples.
The book, well illustrated with black and white illustrations, falls into several parts, dealing successively with general aspects of various hilt types and discussion of typological methodology, the three major groups of basket-hilted swords, the diverse group of incomplete basket hilts, 'mortuary' hilts, and hilts closely related to 'mortuary' hilts.
His large collection of British military swords may be seen at Brown University, donated by the author. The best book on British swords to be published for over a generation. Was born in in St. From - he studied in Vhuteine?? In the s to s - he was working in the newspapers "Pravda", "Komsomolskaya Pravda", "Izvestia", "For Industrialization"; in "30 Days" magazine, "Height", "Foreign Literature", "Youth", "Ogonyok" the magazine received numerous prizes for the best pictures of the year.
Author of campaign posters on topical issues of his time - anti-bourgeois, anti-religious, anti-fascist; posters on the theme of socialist labour and sports.
It illustrates and prepares books for Military Publishing, publishing "Young Guard", "Soviet writer", "truth" and others. He created works in easel graphics - portraits, landscapes, drawings, executed in ink, brush, gouache, watercolor, pencil.
Since he worked in the studio of military artists named after M. In the s - he was drawing postage stamps and stamped envelopes. He died in Moscow in Would look stunning with a fine quality frame.
Alexander William Kinglake was an English travel writer and historian. His very finest work is considered to be his work on Crimea and it was regarded as the most effective work of its class. A absolutely ideal addition to a library of Fine Bindings, complete with the original and amazing looking Russian Romanov 'Tesak' sawback sword, bearing full Russian Romanov inspection markings, TM, a date,plus other cyrillic markings to the blade and scabbard.
It took us quite a while to trace the swords markings in our lexicon of 19th century European swords reference works. Curiously through our research these swords that appear to have survived the war in Russia were mostly in the Russian armoury store at Sebastepol during the war, and they were 'liberated' by the British soldiers from the armoury, and then used against the Russians in combat by the British.
Curiously this example found its way to Spain and was acquired some 50 years or so ago. The broad slightly curved single edged blade with wide fuller on the both sides, and has a saw back-edge. The allies French, Ottoman, and British landed at Eupatoria on 14 Septemberintending to make a triumphal march to Sevastopol, the capital of the Crimea, with 50, men.
The kilometre 35 miles traverse took a year of fighting against the Russians. During the siege, the allied navy undertook six bombardments of the capital, on 17 October ; and on 9 April, 6 June, 17 June, 17 August, and 5 September Sevastopol is one of the classic sieges of all time. The Russian field army withdrew before the allies could encircle it.Search in the poems of Robert Graves: Robert Graves was born in in Wimbledon, a suburb of London.
Graves was known as a poet, lecturer and novelist. He was also known as a classicist and a mythographer.
Perhaps his first known and revered poems were the poems Groves wrote behind the lines in. The poems in this book are the legacy of a generation.
This volume contains brief biographical information about each poet. The strength of purpose, the lives sacrificed, the loss to the world of so many, are timeless reminders of "the war to end all wars" that must be remembered. Port Manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two.
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For example, enter "giraffe" and you'll get . The Bolsheviks had their own ten commandments and, like the church, they also mocked their opponents. The totalitarianism of the church belongs to the past but if the church should ever regain its former power, its atrocities would probably be repeated.
A Dead Boche by Robert rutadeltambor.com you whod read my songs of War And only hear of blood and fame Ill say youve heard it said before quotWars Hell quot and if you doubt the same Today.
Poison gas is not only deadly, it often provokes a slow suffocating death. That, perpetrated on innocent children, is particularly cruel. But when such poison gas attacks are mere false flags, or by the new term, “false news”, and are used to provoke war, perhaps an all annihilating war, then.