Wednesday, 31 October 2018
The webpage has colour photos of all models. It's a USA based company but these models look exceptional.
Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Saturday, 27 October 2018
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
From the film Rákóczi Hadnagya, 1953 full movie here Rákóczi's War of Independence (1703–11) was the first significant attempt to topple the rule of the Habsburgs over Hungary. The war was fought by a group of noblemen, wealthy and high-ranking progressives and was led by Francis II Rákóczi. The insurrection was unsuccessful, closed by Treaty of Szatmár, however the Hungarian nobility managed to partially satisfy Hungarian interests.
Sunday, 14 October 2018
Friday, 12 October 2018
This Sunday sees the anniversary of this battle. Alex Burns on his excellent blog visits the Battlesite
Der Überfall bei Hochkirch am 14. Oktober 1758 Hyacinthe de la Pegna
Thursday, 11 October 2018
Sunday, 7 October 2018
Thursday, 4 October 2018
'Finally, no account of Westonzoyland is complete without mention being made of a very courageous 12-year-old villager by the name of Mary Bridge. At the time of the Pitchfork Rebellion a number of the King's Officers were billeted on the home of the Bridge family and one of them attempted to force his attentions on the lady of the house.
Ran Him Through
Mary Bridge happened upon the scene and, seeing her mother was being attacked, she drew the Officer's sword and fatally ran him through with the weapon. Mary was subsequently arrested and taken to Taunton to face a trial by Court Martial presided over by the dreaded Colonel Percy Kirke, a notoriously cruel man even by the standards of those desperate times.
Colonel Kirke heard the evidence and was so impressed with the girl's spirit that he pardoned her and presented the Bridge family with the sword, now to be seen in Taunton Museum.