Monday, 16 October 2017

Louis XIV era image

Found this on my travels. Anyone know the artist or what it's depicting?

This weekend


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Ловкость рук, Ваше Величество!

Sleight of hand, Your Majesty! Or it's German title Die gestohlene Schlacht.
Thanks to Andrey for this information. This is a comedy film from 1972 that was originally a GDR movie using the captured film props from the Nazi Frederick the Great movies. It's apparently terrible but have a look if you have a mind.




Friday, 13 October 2017

Captain of cavalry 1680


Thomas Lucy (1655–1684).
Artist:  Godfrey Kneller.
Year 1680

Thanks to Dimitry for finding this

@pikeandshot

My Facebook page Thirty years war reenactment is nearly at 1000 likes so I thought I'd promote it a bit. Its covering war between 1600 -1660 so that includes the 80 years war, English Civil war, and of course 30YW. I don't claim to be an expert on this era but there's enough interest for a non-Anglocentric English language site. Simply go on Facebook and search @pikeandshot.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Terezin 2017 photos

Terezin - first photos

This weekend has been the bog Seven Years War event in the Czech Republic. Here is a gallery of some 85 photos hot off the press.