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Weapons, Wars, Preparation and Security from a recovering gun nut turned bad writer

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  • 01/12/15--05:00: Going all to pieces.
  • Artillery of the old Napoleanic days consisted of hot shot (to set things on fire), solid shots (to punch holes in things) and grape or canister when served an anti-personnel role at close distance. This remained through the mid-19th Century conflicts such as the American Civil War, Austro-Prussian War, Crimean War and Franco-Prussian War. However […]

    laststandonzombieislandArtillery shell before and after it's been blasted into 7,000 pieces of shrapnel, circa 1908laststandonzombieislandArtillery shell before and after it's been blasted into 7,000 pieces of shrapnel, circa 1908

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    Here at LSOZI, we are going to take off every Wednesday for a look at the old steam/diesel navies of the 1859-1946 time period and will profile a different ship each week. These ships have a life, a tale all of their own, which sometimes takes them to the strangest places. – Christopher Eger Warship […]

    laststandonzombieislandurl1909 naval race puck battleshipThe Five Deuschland class battle-wagons leading the fleet, 1908If you think 11-inch guns are puny, take a closer lookNote her three funnelsGerman Navy's battle ship SMS Schleswig-Holstein fires a salvo during the Battle of JutlandPost refit, note the two funnels, one for oil fired boilers, the second for coal. The fact that she could move around on domestic coal during WWII kept her in service when other oil-fired ships were laid up. In the Kiel Canal post-refitOverhead shot 1930sDas deutsche Linienschiff SMS Schlesien im Panama-Kanal 1938 sister to Schleswig-Holstein. These ships got around a good bit in the 1920s and 30sLooking from the German battleship Schleswig Holstein on Arkansas (BB-33) arriving in Kiel, Germany. Note German sailors standing at attention, 5 July 1930Linienschiff laststandonzombieislandurl1909 naval race puck battleshipThe Five Deuschland class battle-wagons leading the fleet, 1908If you think 11-inch guns are puny, take a closer lookNote her three funnelsGerman Navy's battle ship SMS Schleswig-Holstein fires a salvo during the Battle of JutlandPost refit, note the two funnels, one for oil fired boilers, the second for coal. The fact that she could move around on domestic coal during WWII kept her in service when other oil-fired ships were laid up. In the Kiel Canal post-refitOverhead shot 1930sDas deutsche Linienschiff SMS Schlesien im Panama-Kanal 1938 sister to Schleswig-Holstein. These ships got around a good bit in the 1920s and 30sLooking from the German battleship Schleswig Holstein on Arkansas (BB-33) arriving in Kiel, Germany. Note German sailors standing at attention, 5 July 1930Linienschiff "Schleswig-Holstein" 1939 boarding Marines...The conflict begins" portrait of Schleswig-Holstein firing the opening shots of the Second World War on the Westerplatte, Gdansk, Poland on September 1, 1939. (Photo courtesy of Sejar Bekirow and www.sejar-kunst-malerei.de via Maritime Quest)German battleship Schleswig-Holstein is bombing a Polish military transit depot at Westerplatte in the Free City of Danzig0447 hours Schleswig-Holstein opened fire at the Polish positions on the Westerplatte starting WWIILinienschiff "Schleswig-Holstein" off Denmark April 9, 1940The old girl camo'd up late in WWIISettled on the bottom of Gdyna harbor, Oct. 1945Schleswig-Holstein-Tallinn-1947Yes, those are unfused 280mm German shells in the racks aboard the old battleship. Image from http://o-fotografii.pl/wraki-podwodne/schleswig-holstein/ dive in 2008As commissioned 1908As she appeared 1943

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    If you have ever picked up a modern Springfield Armory pistol, you will notice the classic and historic Springfield cannon wheel and artillery piece ordnance crest located on the slide of every one you pick up. While today’s SA is only based on the name of the original institution, which is now a monument to […]

    laststandonzombieislandSome 3-million M1 rifles and nearly as many M14s were made in the 70,000-sq ft Building 104 from 1939-65(You don't want to know where that key has been.)laststandonzombieislandSome 3-million M1 rifles and nearly as many M14s were made in the 70,000-sq ft Building 104 from 1939-65(You don't want to know where that key has been.)

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    Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sunday, I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, and the like that produced them. Combat Gallery Sunday : The Martial Art of Frank William Brangwyn Sir Frank William Brangwyn, RA, RWS, RBA, may have been […]

    laststandonzombieislandThe artist himselfFrank William Brangwyn, laststandonzombieislandThe artist himselfFrank William Brangwyn, "The freedom of the seas," 1917. From the NZ National Art CollectionStill life; Fish, by FW Brangwyn, From the Royal Academy CollectionSeascape by Frank William Brangwyn, From the Northhampton Museum collectionWar to Arms Citizens of the EmpireNational Fund for Welsh Troops'Help your country stop this" Frank William BrangwynRoad near Cataples by Frank Brangwyn, from the William Morris Collection"Soldiers under airburst fire"Making Sailors: The Lookout circa 1917 Sir Frank Brangwyn 1867-1956 Presented by the Ministry of Information 1918 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P03012Frank William Brangwyn, Going aboard, 1917Frank William Brangwyn, "The gun," 1917. From the NZ National Art CollectionFrank William Brangwyn, "Duff," 1917. From the NZ National Art CollectionFrank William Brangwyn, Boat drill, 1917. From the NZ National Art CollectionFrank William Brangwyn, Youthful ambition, 1917, From the NZ War Collection

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  • 02/02/15--05:00: The lost chest of Lt. Hands
  • From the BBC   “The trunk, which includes a uniform bearing the ribbons for the Military Cross, was found at Highfield School in Letchworth. It is not clear how the chest, the property of Lt Howard Hands, MC,found its way into the school. Herts at War historian, Dan Hill, said opening the trunk was a […]

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    Here at LSOZI, we are going to take off every Wednesday for a look at the old steam/diesel navies of the 1859-1946 time period and will profile a different ship each week. These ships have a life, a tale all of their own, which sometimes takes them to the strangest places. – Christopher Eger Warship […]

    laststandonzombieislandRussian submarine Pantera, note four drop collars and two deck gunsRussian sub design from 1834...Delfin-- all 64-feet of Russian U-boatNaval architect Ivan Grigoryevich Bubnov. The sub in the background was his one-off AkulaPantera sistership Submarine Lioness note extensive drop collars and deck gunsEmperor Nicholas II is listening to the report of the Russian captain at the Baltic shipbuilding and mechanical factoryPantera, note large vent for running diesel on surface and only one deck gun (the 75mm) a smaller 37mm gun was fitted later.“Volk” (“Wolf”) and “Bars” (“Leopard”) iced in at Reval, 1916. Pantera submerging. VittoriaThe sinking of the HMS Vittoria Pantera after refit. Pantera-crew 1935. At the time she was the last operational Tsarist-era submarine and the 'grand old lady' of the fleetEvolution of Soviet subs from 1914-1955 with Bars-class at topBakhtin marker, which also serves as a monument to PanteraBars class model by http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/ss/ru/bars-700-vy/bars.html  Vladimir YakubovlaststandonzombieislandRussian submarine Pantera, note four drop collars and two deck gunsRussian sub design from 1834...Delfin-- all 64-feet of Russian U-boatNaval architect Ivan Grigoryevich Bubnov. The sub in the background was his one-off AkulaPantera sistership Submarine Lioness note extensive drop collars and deck gunsEmperor Nicholas II is listening to the report of the Russian captain at the Baltic shipbuilding and mechanical factoryPantera, note large vent for running diesel on surface and only one deck gun (the 75mm) a smaller 37mm gun was fitted later.“Volk” (“Wolf”) and “Bars” (“Leopard”) iced in at Reval, 1916. Pantera submerging. VittoriaThe sinking of the HMS Vittoria Pantera after refit. Pantera-crew 1935. At the time she was the last operational Tsarist-era submarine and the 'grand old lady' of the fleetEvolution of Soviet subs from 1914-1955 with Bars-class at topBakhtin marker, which also serves as a monument to PanteraBars class model by http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/ss/ru/bars-700-vy/bars.html Vladimir Yakubov

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    Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sunday, I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, and the like that produced them. Combat Gallery Sunday: The Martial Art of Moses Ezekiel Born into a family of that included 14 brothers and sisters on […]

    laststandonzombieislandmoses-ezekielBattle of New Market., by Keith Rocco. Ezekiel was a teenage cadet on that field. moses_joshua_lazarus_3rgt1Religious Liberty by Moses Jacob Ezekiel. Commissioned by B'nai B'rith for the United States Centennial, dedicated in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Thanksgiving Day in 1876. Currently in front of the National Museum of American Jewish History.  Photo from Philart.net http://www.philart.net/artist.php?id=70Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, perhaps Ezekiel's most famous work, although controversial today for its inclusion of several depictions of African American confederate soldiers http://scvcalifornia.blogspot.com/2008/07/black-confederates-southern-fantasy-or_20.html Statue of Stonewall Jackson (1910) by Moses Jacob Ezekiel, West Virginia State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia.VMI cadets marching past Ezekiel's laststandonzombieislandmoses-ezekielBattle of New Market., by Keith Rocco. Ezekiel was a teenage cadet on that field. moses_joshua_lazarus_3rgt1Religious Liberty by Moses Jacob Ezekiel. Commissioned by B'nai B'rith for the United States Centennial, dedicated in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Thanksgiving Day in 1876. Currently in front of the National Museum of American Jewish History. Photo from Philart.net http://www.philart.net/artist.php?id=70Confederate Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, perhaps Ezekiel's most famous work, although controversial today for its inclusion of several depictions of African American confederate soldiers http://scvcalifornia.blogspot.com/2008/07/black-confederates-southern-fantasy-or_20.html Statue of Stonewall Jackson (1910) by Moses Jacob Ezekiel, West Virginia State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia.VMI cadets marching past Ezekiel's "Virginia Mourning Her Dead" (1903), Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia. He attended the dedication of this statute, which includes the graves of eight cadets killed at New Market to include his friend, Thomas Jefferson Garfield. He said at the time that, “something arose like a stone in my throat, and fell to my heart, slashing tears to my eyes” upon seeing the cadets on the field again. http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/moses-ezekiel.html The Lookout (1910) by Moses Jacob Ezekiel, Confederate Cemetery, Johnson's Island, Ohio. The site was a POW camp for Confederate soldiers including several VMI cadets. His last work completed was the Statue of Edgar Allan Poe (1917), currently at the University of Baltimore. It should be remembered that Poe grew up as a poor kid in Richmond, a soldier, and, briefly, a cadet at the USMA. Portrait_of_Moses_Jacob_Ezekiel

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    “Eduard Ritter von Schleich standing by his Albatros D.Va, Serial No. unknown, while serving with Jagdgruppe Nr. 8 in the Spring of 1918. Its fuselage, tail, struts and wheel covers were painted black, and the aircraft displayed unusually proportioned Balkenkreuze on the wings. The wings were finished in standard 5-color lozenge pattern. A white edelweiss […]

    laststandonzombieislandEduard Ritter von Schleich standing by his Albatros D.ValaststandonzombieislandEduard Ritter von Schleich standing by his Albatros D.Va

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    Here at LSOZI, we are going to take off every Wednesday for a look at the old steam/diesel navies of the 1859-1946 time period and will profile a different ship each week. These ships have a life, a tale all of their own, which sometimes takes them to the strangest places. – Christopher Eger Warship […]

    laststandonzombieislandClick to big upUSS Jupiter in the Mare Island Channel, 7 April 1913 (Commissioning Day). The collier USS Saturn is aft of Jupiter Navy Yard Mare Island photo # AC 3 001-4-13 via NavsourcePost card of USS Jupiter moored pier side, probably at Mare Island Navy Yard, sometime about the time of her completion in 1913. Robert M. Cieri via Navsource25149USS Langley (CV-1) early in her career (note single stack to port). Photo is stamped on back: laststandonzombieislandClick to big upUSS Jupiter in the Mare Island Channel, 7 April 1913 (Commissioning Day). The collier USS Saturn is aft of Jupiter Navy Yard Mare Island photo # AC 3 001-4-13 via NavsourcePost card of USS Jupiter moored pier side, probably at Mare Island Navy Yard, sometime about the time of her completion in 1913. Robert M. Cieri via Navsource25149USS Langley (CV-1) early in her career (note single stack to port). Photo is stamped on back: "Chief of Information. Navy Department. Washington, 25 D.C." Photo by Jim Bulebush via NavsourceAn image taken from a departing biplane, Aug 03, 1923 of the U.S. Navy's first aircraft carrier. NARA Photo 520639"Fleet Plane Carrier on Night Maneuvers," circa 1925. Robert M. Cieri/ Thomas M. McDermott via Navsource. USS Langley (AV-3) at anchor in 1937, near NAS Coco Solo Panama. The aircraft over flying Langley are Consolidated PBY-2s from Patrol Squadron Two (VP-2). US Navy photo via NavsourceShe is remembered as the Covered Wagonhttp://www.shipbucket.com/images.php?dir=Real%20Designs/United%20States%20of%20America/AC-3%20Jupiter%201918.png Image via Shipbuckethttp://www.shipbucket.com/images.php?dir=Real%20Designs/United%20States%20of%20America/CV-1%20Langley.png Image via Shipbucket

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  • 02/16/15--05:00: A devil’s wedge
  • A group of U.S. Marines pose for the camera in 1918 just months before the end of World War One. Note the campaign hats of the sea soldiers in the front rank doffed to the deck. As the legend has it, German troops facing the Marines at the Battle of Belleau Wood that year termed […]

    laststandonzombieislandus marines 1918laststandonzombieislandus marines 1918

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    Here at LSOZI, we are going to take off every Wednesday for a look at the old steam/diesel navies of the 1859-1946 time period and will profile a different ship each week. These ships have a life, a tale all of their own, which sometimes takes them to the strangest places. – Christopher Eger Warship […]

    laststandonzombieislandClick to bigupin portA great overhead shot. Note the armarment plan, with the two 12-inchers fore and aft and two single 10-inchesr port and starboard. French pre-dreadnought battleship Masséna, alongside one of her sistersimage224Note the hull shapeCharles Martel class line drawing as commissioned. Image from ShipbucketlaststandonzombieislandClick to bigupin portA great overhead shot. Note the armarment plan, with the two 12-inchers fore and aft and two single 10-inchesr port and starboard. French pre-dreadnought battleship Masséna, alongside one of her sistersimage224Note the hull shapeCharles Martel class line drawing as commissioned. Image from Shipbucket

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    Here are a set of posters for those watching the skies for the Kaiser’s war-machines in 1915.   And here are a set provided by the BBC for those watching for Tsar Putin’s increasingly active air armada of 2015. Ahh, 100 years of progress.

    laststandonzombieisland1915 british police aircraft recognition poster_81129403_plane_spotter_guide_lower624_81129400_plane_spotter_guide_624_v3laststandonzombieisland1915 british police aircraft recognition poster_81129403_plane_spotter_guide_lower624_81129400_plane_spotter_guide_624_v3

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  • 02/27/15--05:00: Of Saxons and Germans
  • The Imperial German Army in 1914 was actually an army of confederated German speaking countries that had formed after 1871. The Prussians, augmented by a number of minor states such as Hamburg and Anhalt, made up the bulk and provided some 19 Corps including the Guards, the I-IX, XIV-XVIII, XX, and XXI. Bavaria had three […]

    laststandonzombieislandSaxon infantryman with the 4th Regiment Royal Saxon mauser gew98 with S98.05 bayonetlaststandonzombieislandSaxon infantryman with the 4th Regiment Royal Saxon mauser gew98 with S98.05 bayonet

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    Here at LSOZI, we are going to take off every Wednesday for a look at the old steam/diesel navies of the 1859-1946 time period and will profile a different ship each week. These ships have a life, a tale all of their own, which sometimes takes them to the strangest places. – Christopher Eger. Warship […]

    laststandonzombieisland4607031_2_lAs Inveruglas 1884-- note the figurehead she would lose in 1917As Sierra Lucena around 1900Joseph Conrad letterFurling the royal-- four hands out on the yard passing the gaskets, by Roger Dudley from her 1932 voyageWith main and mizzen royals furled and cross-jack unbent, the laststandonzombieisland4607031_2_lAs Inveruglas 1884-- note the figurehead she would lose in 1917As Sierra Lucena around 1900Joseph Conrad letterFurling the royal-- four hands out on the yard passing the gaskets, by Roger Dudley from her 1932 voyageWith main and mizzen royals furled and cross-jack unbent, the "Tusitala" makes the best of a fair wind (left) by Roger Dudley from her 1932 voyageOutward boynd, the Tusitala's sails are set and sheeted home one by one as the tug takes her to sea, by Roger Dudley from her 1932 voyageOut on the yardarm. Two of her crew, drafted by the old windjammer's huge lower yard, are bending the main course to its jackstay, by Roger Dudley from her 1932 voyageOut on the yardarm. Two of her crew, drafted by the old windjammer's huge lower yard, are bending the main course to its jackstay, by Roger Dudley from her 1932 voyagettu_dsc001_000107abeam shot under U.S. flag 1920sFull rigThe full-rigged ship Tusitala returning to New York with cargo from across the South Atlantic has run out of wind. The steam tug Federal No. 1 is towing, while a second tug lies along the starboard side of the ship in order to assist in the docking. Via NYT1938 laid upView of Training Station from the sea. Vessel on left TV Tusitala, right is the TV VigilCadets seen in a postcard from the USMSTC-- the stern of the white hulled Tusitala very visible to the left UntitledTrainee at the United States Maritime Service training station handling a life boat in an abandon ship drill-- note the Joseph Conrad Prints of http://www.paulmcgeheeart.com/pages/StormyPassage.htm "Stormy Passage" by Paul McGehee show the square-rigged ship "Tusitala" in rough seas.

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    Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sunday, I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, and the like that produced them. Combat Gallery Sunday : The Martial Art of Arthur Szyk Born June 16, 1894 during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II […]

    laststandonzombieislandWounded Russian soldiers. Lodz itself lost some 40 percent of its population in the war while the Russian Army threw away one million soldiers in an effort to keep Poland in the Empire in 1915. 1919 propaganda posterSzyk's inside cover illustration for Andersen's fairy tales, 1944Declaration of Independence. Note the Washington artwork-- Library of Congress360797_originallaststandonzombieislandWounded Russian soldiers. Lodz itself lost some 40 percent of its population in the war while the Russian Army threw away one million soldiers in an effort to keep Poland in the Empire in 1915. 1919 propaganda posterSzyk's inside cover illustration for Andersen's fairy tales, 1944Declaration of Independence. Note the Washington artwork-- Library of Congress360797_original"Liberty what the nazis leave behind" Aug 1941. Szyk had no love for the Soviets and it should be remembered that Stalin agreed to split his homeland with Hitler, invading Poland from the East just 17 days after the Germans did. 1939 "For a total living space, comrades in arms"Satan leads the Ball1939, Two comrades were serving1944, Warriors-of-the-Polish-1st-Division-Tadeusz-Kosciuszko-by-Arthur-SzykWayside shrinea130_009336305_originalSZYKTears of Rage, 1942Two polish officers. Szyk knew firsthand the Polish army as he was one of its first officers in 1919. The New OrderPoland Fights Nazi Dragon - Polish War Relief, 1943-- Library of Congress1939, German 'Authority' in Poland, Colliers coverarthur-szyk-political-art-13-728urlArthur Szyk self portrait

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  • 03/17/15--05:00: Weird Danish gun pron
  • One of the lesser-known small arms makers of 20th Century Western Europe was the Dansk Rekylriffel Syndikat A.S., Copenhagen. This Danish firm produced a number of variants of the guns of one Lt. Jens Theodor Suhr Schouboe (pronounced ‘Shoobow’) of the Royal Danish Army (who was also one of the brains behind the classic Madsen […]

    laststandonzombieisland(The Madsen light machine gun) DANISH M1907 SCHOUBOE, with shoulder stock. http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1304-369/And yes, the stock was the holster as well http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1304-369/DANISH M1906 SCHOUBOE, FIRST VARIATION, METAL GRIPS. http://jamesdjulia.com/item/2226-373/DANISH M1906 SCHOUBOE, FIRST VARIATION, GOLD INLAID, PRESENTATION TO PRESIDENT OF URUGUAY. http://jamesdjulia.com/item/2225-373/laststandonzombieisland(The Madsen light machine gun) DANISH M1907 SCHOUBOE, with shoulder stock. http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1304-369/And yes, the stock was the holster as well http://jamesdjulia.com/item/1304-369/DANISH M1906 SCHOUBOE, FIRST VARIATION, METAL GRIPS. http://jamesdjulia.com/item/2226-373/DANISH M1906 SCHOUBOE, FIRST VARIATION, GOLD INLAID, PRESENTATION TO PRESIDENT OF URUGUAY. http://jamesdjulia.com/item/2225-373/

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    Back during the opening phases of the Great War in 1914, it was thought that flechettes would be the best thing going to drop from aeroplanes and dirigibles on wayward enemy cavalry and foot soldiers below. These steel darts, of a number of different types, seemed monstrous but were in fact not very effective. Bombs […]

    laststandonzombieislandVia IWMVia IWMThis German flechette (aerial dart) was found after a Zeppelin raid on the night of 19/20 January 1915, in the vicinity of Glanford, on the North Norfolk coast. German Navy Airships L3 and L4 were both involved during this attack, but only L4 appears to have bombed in the area where this Flechette was picked up. Flechettes were normally dropped in bundles, which dispersed the missiles over a wide area; flechettes were used as anti-personnel weapons.-- Via IWM'Lazy Dog' anti-personnel flechette of the type dropped by the United States Air Force during the war in Vietnam (1962-1975). The flechette was delivered via a Mk 44 Cluster Bomb (which held at least 10,000 flechettes). The Mk 44 opened in mid-air after release, so that the flechettes (or 'aerial darts') were then dispersed over the target where they inflicted damage by penetration of soft targets. http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30024657laststandonzombieislandVia IWMVia IWMThis German flechette (aerial dart) was found after a Zeppelin raid on the night of 19/20 January 1915, in the vicinity of Glanford, on the North Norfolk coast. German Navy Airships L3 and L4 were both involved during this attack, but only L4 appears to have bombed in the area where this Flechette was picked up. Flechettes were normally dropped in bundles, which dispersed the missiles over a wide area; flechettes were used as anti-personnel weapons.-- Via IWM'Lazy Dog' anti-personnel flechette of the type dropped by the United States Air Force during the war in Vietnam (1962-1975). The flechette was delivered via a Mk 44 Cluster Bomb (which held at least 10,000 flechettes). The Mk 44 opened in mid-air after release, so that the flechettes (or 'aerial darts') were then dispersed over the target where they inflicted damage by penetration of soft targets. http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30024657

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    Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sunday, I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, and the like that produced them. Combat Gallery Sunday: The Martial Art of Howard Chandler Christy Born in Meigs Creek, Ohio in 1873, Howard Chandler Christy grew […]

    laststandonzombieislandthree watercolor pencil sketches depict military figures of the Spanish-American War by Christy, 1899Charge of the First and Tenth Cavalry 2d Brigade, Cavalry Division Cuba, 1898 by Howard Chandler Christy from US Army Art CollectonHoward Chandler Christy - Wounded Rough RiderChristy and the Rough Riders help make each other famousThe Capture of El Caney by Howard Chandler ChristyChristy was a big fan of beautiful womenThe Woman in the Next Car 1909 by Howard Chandler ChristySir Walter Scott, The Lady Of The Lake (1910) Christy, HC - 022Nancy Palmer Christy, modeling for the artist's 1917 Navy recruitment poster.The Motor Corps. Christy was an advocate of strong, modern womenClear The Way (1918) Christy, HC - 021Buy Bonds!Red Cross AppealChristy donated recruiting posterChristy donated recruiting posterFly with the MarinesChristy’s We the PeopleArmy Notre Dame football cover 1938Lucky Strike (1932) Christy, HC - 005The artistlaststandonzombieislandthree watercolor pencil sketches depict military figures of the Spanish-American War by Christy, 1899Charge of the First and Tenth Cavalry 2d Brigade, Cavalry Division Cuba, 1898 by Howard Chandler Christy from US Army Art CollectonHoward Chandler Christy - Wounded Rough RiderChristy and the Rough Riders help make each other famousThe Capture of El Caney by Howard Chandler ChristyChristy was a big fan of beautiful womenThe Woman in the Next Car 1909 by Howard Chandler ChristySir Walter Scott, The Lady Of The Lake (1910) Christy, HC - 022Nancy Palmer Christy, modeling for the artist's 1917 Navy recruitment poster.The Motor Corps. Christy was an advocate of strong, modern womenClear The Way (1918) Christy, HC - 021Buy Bonds!Red Cross AppealChristy donated recruiting posterChristy donated recruiting posterFly with the MarinesChristy’s We the PeopleArmy Notre Dame football cover 1938Lucky Strike (1932) Christy, HC - 005The artist

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    Here at LSOZI, we are going to take off every Wednesday for a look at the old steam/diesel navies of the 1859-1946 time period and will profile a different ship each week. These ships have a life, a tale all of their own, which sometimes takes them to the strangest places. – Christopher Eger Warship […]

    laststandonzombieislandgrante state new hampshireJames Guy Evans (United States, born England, circa 1810–1860)  U.S. Ships of the Line “Delaware” and “North Carolina” and Frigates “Brandywine” and “Constellation,” circa 1835–60 Oil on canvas, 31¾ x 44⅛ inches New-York Historical Society;  The Alabama was the sistership to the two '74s shown here, Delaware and North Carolina, though she never shipped in this configuration. Doughty, the man who literally designed the early U.S. NavyAs she looked before her roof overUSS New Hampshire in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1864 note the boarding cutlasses on wall. USS New Hampshire in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1864 powder monkey same cutlasses same cannonnewhamp6New Hampshire as apprentice ship at NewportnewhampBayonet drill 1898. Note the very Civil War style dress of the pre-Span Am War New York Naval Militia. At the time it was cheap surplus and Bannerman's downtown sold it by the pound.098615711One of the Granite State's toughguysHere we see the laststandonzombieislandgrante state new hampshireJames Guy Evans (United States, born England, circa 1810–1860) U.S. Ships of the Line “Delaware” and “North Carolina” and Frigates “Brandywine” and “Constellation,” circa 1835–60 Oil on canvas, 31¾ x 44⅛ inches New-York Historical Society; The Alabama was the sistership to the two '74s shown here, Delaware and North Carolina, though she never shipped in this configuration. Doughty, the man who literally designed the early U.S. NavyAs she looked before her roof overUSS New Hampshire in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1864 note the boarding cutlasses on wall. USS New Hampshire in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1864 powder monkey same cutlasses same cannonnewhamp6New Hampshire as apprentice ship at NewportnewhampBayonet drill 1898. Note the very Civil War style dress of the pre-Span Am War New York Naval Militia. At the time it was cheap surplus and Bannerman's downtown sold it by the pound.098615711One of the Granite State's toughguysHere we see the "Granite State,” sunk and listing, after burning at her pier in the Hudson River on May 23, 1921. The Granite State was formerly the USS New Hampshire, built in 1825, launched in 1864, and served as part of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron in the Civil War. (Eugene de Salignac/Courtesy NYC Municipal Archives)Spikes and recovered copper wear from New Hampshire

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    Here at LSOZI, we are going to take off every Wednesday for a look at the old steam/diesel navies of the 1859-1946 time period and will profile a different ship each week. These ships have a life, a tale all of their own, which sometimes takes them to the strangest places. – Christopher Eger. Warship […]

    laststandonzombieislandRHS Azeroff 1913. Click to big upGeorge M. Averoff, the man. He left the Greek government a fortune in his will and they went warship shoppingThe Italian cruiser Pisa or the Regina Marina, the sister of the Greek Averoff. (Click to big up)Postcard of herElli naval battle, painting by Vasiileios Chatzis. Charging ahead to reach cut off the Ottoman lineAverof 1916 during WWIAverof colorPainting of the Greek Battleship Averof in Bosporus, Hagia Sophia in the background, in 1919Averof after her refitAveroff with RHSKilkis (ex-USS Mississippi) and RHS Lemnos (ex-USS Idaho) pre-WWIIAverof1-1.jpg~originalAveroff in WWII under British orders, note typical RN camo schemeAverof todayAverof is her latest dry dock 800px-Averof1laststandonzombieislandRHS Azeroff 1913. Click to big upGeorge M. Averoff, the man. He left the Greek government a fortune in his will and they went warship shoppingThe Italian cruiser Pisa or the Regina Marina, the sister of the Greek Averoff. (Click to big up)Postcard of herElli naval battle, painting by Vasiileios Chatzis. Charging ahead to reach cut off the Ottoman lineAverof 1916 during WWIAverof colorPainting of the Greek Battleship Averof in Bosporus, Hagia Sophia in the background, in 1919Averof after her refitAveroff with RHSKilkis (ex-USS Mississippi) and RHS Lemnos (ex-USS Idaho) pre-WWIIAverof1-1.jpg~originalAveroff in WWII under British orders, note typical RN camo schemeAverof todayAverof is her latest dry dock 800px-Averof1

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