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History on the Daily

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peashooter85:

18th century Chinese matchlock musket.

peashooter85:

18th century Chinese matchlock musket.

(Source: thomasdelmar.com)

allthingseurope:

Fontainebleau Palace, France (by Coussier)

allthingseurope:

Fontainebleau Palace, France (by Coussier)

mediumaevum:


One of the highest achievements of Italian Gothic art and architecture is Orvieto Cathedral. Few buildings in the world are that ornate, and at the same time - few have such a well balanced and harmonious architecture.

A very good text about it can be read here.

mediumaevum:

One of the highest achievements of Italian Gothic art and architecture is Orvieto Cathedral. Few buildings in the world are that ornate, and at the same time - few have such a well balanced and harmonious architecture.

A very good text about it can be read here.

art-of-swords:

Falchion

  • Replica
  • Dated: late 14th century (original)
  • Culture: Flemish (original)
  • Measurements: length: cca 76 cm, weight: 1260 g

The original sword is a property of the Musée de l´Armée, Paris, France.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Arma Bohemia

historical-nonfiction:

The Sultanate of Singora was a short-lived port city in southern Thailand and precursor of the present-day town of Songkhla. The city was founded in the early 1600s by a Persian, Dato Mogol. He declared himself sultan and built the city on trade. Singora flourished during the reign of his son, Sultan Sulaiman Shah, but after decades of fighting, Singora was destroyed by Siamese troops in 1680.

historical-nonfiction:

The Sultanate of Singora was a short-lived port city in southern Thailand and precursor of the present-day town of Songkhla. The city was founded in the early 1600s by a Persian, Dato Mogol. He declared himself sultan and built the city on trade. Singora flourished during the reign of his son, Sultan Sulaiman Shah, but after decades of fighting, Singora was destroyed by Siamese troops in 1680.

historia-polski:

Warsaw Uprising, August 1st - October 3rd, 1944

Beginning of August, 1944, Śródmieście Północne.  Różyczka Goździewska, the little girl who helped in the field hospital for company “Koszta” at Moniuszki 11 street.

Mid-September, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Eugeniusz Lokajski “Brok” standing in front of a home destroyed by bombing at Moniuszki 1 street, holding a kitten.  The photograph was taken with his camera.

End of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Włodzimierz Wiśniewski “Cygan” from “Janusz” company, from the “Harnaś” battalion, standing in a doorway with a ZB vz. 26 over his shoulder.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Four fighters from company “Koszta” standing at Moniuszki street.  One is demonstrating his handgun and holding a cat.

August 20th, 1944.  Fighters from the “Kiliński” battalion on a barricade on Zielna street watch as the PAST (Polska Akcyjna Spółka Telefoniczna) building goes up in flames. 

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  A nurse and a wounded boy at the company “Koszta” field hospital at Moniuszki street.  Behind her Dr. Zbigniew Zamoyski.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  First graves at Moniuszki street with carefully crafted wooden crosses; next to them stand broken-down cars.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne.  Fighters run to cross Sienkiewicza street to Zgoda street, reenacting the attack on “Esplanade” cafe.

Beginning of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne. Fighters from company “Koszta” reading a (probably) German flyer on Sienkiewicza street, corner of Marszałkowska. From the left: Jerzy Chyliński “Karol”, Tadeusz Suliński “Radwan”, Andrzej Główczewski “Marek”,  Wacław Krupiński “Belina”, Janusz Chyliński “Janusz”.

End of August, 1944.  Śródmieście Północne. Extinghuishing a fire at Zgoda 3 street; among those working are a group of boy scouts, second from left:  Wojciech Ciążyński “Malec”, wearing a helmet Zbigniew Ślęzakowski “Kędziorek”.

Photographs taken by Eugeniusz Lokajski. (source)

*Please note that the end date of the Uprising is given as both October 2nd and October 3rd in various sources due to the fact that final talks and the signing of ceasefire agreements began on the night of October 2nd, and were finalized and signed in the early morning hours of October 3rd. 

historia-polski:

70 years ago today, August 1st, 1944:  The Warsaw Uprising Begins

The armed fight for the freedom of the capital has begun!

Chairman of the Council of National Unity along with the Commander of the Home Army have decided upon armed action on the day of the 1st of August 1944.

Three days of fighting with the occupant have brought us great success, both tactical and moral. 

Branches of the Home Army have taken over most of the capital by  breaking the occupant’s opposition, while at the same freeing enthusiasm for fight and trust in the forces within the souls of Polish citizens. 
The entire Polish society, and above all the people of Warsaw, hurry with aid for those who are fighting; everyone has surrendered to the commanders of the uprising, making available to their disposition their strength, showing moral discipline and great sacrifice in their actions.
We will encounter many hurdles on our way to complete liberty.  But the collaborating strength of the entire Polish nation, under the direction of the Polish government in London, the National Council of Ministers and the Commander of the Home Army will conquer them the same way they conquered the occupant’s resistance today in the streets of Warsaw.
Masses of working people — farmers, craftsmen, and intelligentsia are fighting for a Democratic Poland of the working people. 

LONG LIVE FREE POLAND

Images

medieval:

Four Players.Mysis (head veiled) comes from doorway, Pamphilus speaks to Charinus, Davus (no scarf) stands outside. 12th c.(via)

medieval:

Four Players.

Mysis (head veiled) comes from doorway, Pamphilus speaks to Charinus, Davus (no scarf) stands outside. 12th c.

(via)

medieval:

Odysseus blinding the CyclopsThe Book of the Queen, France (Paris), c. 1410 – c. 1414, Harley MS 4431, f. 105r - via

medieval:

Odysseus blinding the Cyclops

The Book of the Queen, France (Paris), c. 1410 – c. 1414, Harley MS 4431, f. 105r - via

wanderlusteurope:

Sigmaringen, Germany

wanderlusteurope:

Sigmaringen, Germany

(via spreadingsassyaroundtheworld)