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When the movie “Monuments Men” opens today, there’s one macabre story you won’t see on the silver screen. Not only did the Nazi hide art, but they also hid bodies!<p>In this case, they hid the remains of German leaders, including Frederick the Great and Frederick William I, in a salt mine. (The photograph shows the coffin of Frederick the Great as it was found, draped with a Nazi flag, May 1, 1945.)<p>The Germans had hidden the caskets containing the bodies of the Fredericks and former Weimar …

Invasion of Italian East Africa

<b>19 Jan 1941 - 16 May 1941</b><p>Contributor: C. Peter Chen<p>ww2dbaseIn East Africa, the earlier picture of conquering Italian troops was no longer seen in …

Africa

 Charles Landseer - Cromwell after Naseby and Charles I before Edgehill

Charles Landseer - Cromwell after Naseby and Charles I before Edgehill

The British encampment prior to the Battle of Spion Kop

The British encampment prior to the Battle of Spion Kop. As with most engagements of the Second Boer War, the 20,000 strong British force well outnumbered their Boer opponents, who could field only 8,000 at the battle, but as with a number of other battles as well, the balance of men wasn’t enough to prevent the Boers from winning the day.<p><i>(Ladysmith Siege Museum)</i>

British dead littler the field following the Battle of Spion Kop, some of the 243 soldiers to fall there

British dead littler the field following the Battle of Spion Kop, some of the 243 soldiers to fall there.<p><i>(Ladysmith Siege Museum)</i>

Following the Battle of Spion Kop on January 24th, British ambulancemen and Boer fighters walk over the battlefield under a flag of truce…

Following the Battle of Spion Kop on January 24th, British ambulancemen and Boer fighters walk over the battlefield under a flag of truce, looking for the wounded. Although the British took significant casualties, and retreated from the field, the loss was not a major setback for the British, who fell back in good order, unpursued by the Boers. The British soon resumed their advance, and reached Ladysmith about a month later.<p><i>(McGregor Museum)</i>

British artillery arrayed for the Battle of Vaal Krantz, the third attempt to relieve Ladysmith, and as with the last two thrusts, again…

British artillery arrayed for the Battle of Vaal Krantz, the third attempt to relieve Ladysmith, and as with the last two thrusts, again repulsed by the Boers.<p><i>(McGregor Museum)</i>

The Royal Canadian Regiment assaults a Boer position as the Anglo forces aiming to relieve the siege of Kimberly (or possibly recreate it…

The Royal Canadian Regiment assaults a Boer position as the Anglo forces aiming to relieve the siege of Kimberly (or possibly recreate it for the camera afterwards). It was the first engagement by Canadian forces outside of North America.<p><i>(McGregor Museum)</i>

British 1st Foot Guards storming the Nebel stream and assaulting the village of Blenheim, August 13th 1704. 

British 1st Foot Guards storming the Nebel stream and assaulting the village of Blenheim, August 13th 1704.

British infantry, battle of Blenheim, August 13th 1704

British infantry, battle of Blenheim, August 13th 1704.

carolathhabsburg:

<i>The seven kids of Kaiser Wilhelm II and spouse, Kaiserin Augusta Victoria, neé pss of Schleswig-Holstein</i><p><i>*Kronprinz Wilhelm (1882-1951)</i><p><i>*Prinz Eitel Friedrich (1883-1942)</i><p><i>*Prinz Adalbert (1884-1948)</i><p><i>*Prinz August Wilhelm (1887-1949)</i><p><i>*Prinz Oskar (1888-1958)</i><p><i>*Prinz Joachim (1890-1920)</i><p><i>*Prinzessin Viktoria Luise (1892-1980)</i><p><i>All the images from late 1890s</i>

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The wedding of Princess Kira Kyrillovna, daughter of Grand Duke Cyril Vladimirovich and Victoria “Ducky Melita, and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, grandson of Kaiser WIlhelm II, at Huis Doorn, 1938.<p>Note the Kaiser in each of the photos, still dashing as ever at 79!

How Britain helped win the nineteenth century's 'the most important' battle

New research shows how a tiny unit of British rocketeers helped win what has been described as the most important battle of the nineteenth century, the Battle of Leipzig<p>It has been described as the most important battle of the nineteenth century helping to shape modern Europe – yet it barely …

First Balkan War Ends

<i>The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that killed millions and set the continent of Europe on the path to further calamity two decades</i> …