waffenss1972:

Oath of recruits of the 39th Guards Rifle Division in Stalingrad 

waffenss1972:

Oath of recruits of the 39th Guards Rifle Division in Stalingrad 

bag-of-dirt:

Chinese conscripts practice marching at the Chinese Military Academy in Chengdu. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the capital city of China was forced to move inland from Nanjing to Wuhan in 1937 and from Wuhan to Chongqing in 1938, as the Kuomintang (KMT, Chinese Nationalist Party) government under Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek ultimately retreated to Sichuan province to escape the invading Japanese forces. Chengdu became a military center for the KMT to regroup, and while out of reach of the Imperial Japanese ground forces, Chengdu would be heavily bombed by the Japanese by air. Chengdu, Sichuan, Republic of China. August 1941. Image taken by Cecil Beaton.   

bag-of-dirt:

Chinese conscripts practice marching at the Chinese Military Academy in Chengdu. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the capital city of China was forced to move inland from Nanjing to Wuhan in 1937 and from Wuhan to Chongqing in 1938, as the Kuomintang (KMT, Chinese Nationalist Party) government under Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek ultimately retreated to Sichuan province to escape the invading Japanese forces. Chengdu became a military center for the KMT to regroup, and while out of reach of the Imperial Japanese ground forces, Chengdu would be heavily bombed by the Japanese by air. Chengdu, Sichuan, Republic of China. August 1941. Image taken by Cecil Beaton.   

(Source: media.iwm.org.uk)

sovtime:

Советский букварь. 1980-е гг.

Soviet ABC book. 1980s.

mapsontheweb:

Italian Colonial Empire in 1939

mapsontheweb:

Italian Colonial Empire in 1939

Day 1: Bagaimana Saya Bisa Terdampar di México

Day 1: Bagaimana Saya Bisa Terdampar di México

Baiklah, mari kita mulai #30DaysWritingChallenge saya dengan menceritakan kisah saya yang terdampar di Dunia Baru. Mungkin banyak yang bertanya bagaimana saya bisa terdampar di México? Apa yang saya kerjakan di México? Dan bagaimana caranya bisa ke sana? Baiklah, akan saya jelaskan FAQ tersebut satu per satu. (more…)

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mapsontheweb:

If the Umayyad Caliphate reunites
sebha3alaallah:

A couple of notes:
1-This is my 1st map so feel free to criticize it, any constructive advice will be much appreciated
2-Eastern Turkey was too big to ignore but not big enough to add all of turkey to the caliphate, so Turkish Kurdistan was added instead with its population and GDP
3-Countries which the caliphate controlled more than 70% of it were added completely, especially if it had a historical significant city such as Samara
4-I know that the active and reserve military numbers seem absurd but after checking wikipedia a couple of times and recalculation they were accurate, countries like Egypt, Iran and Pakistan form nearly 2 million active military forces and 3.1 million reserve forces
5-Military forces don’t contain militia like Hezbollah or Hamas even if they are recognised by the the country’s government

mapsontheweb:

If the Umayyad Caliphate reunites

sebha3alaallah:

A couple of notes:

1-This is my 1st map so feel free to criticize it, any constructive advice will be much appreciated

2-Eastern Turkey was too big to ignore but not big enough to add all of turkey to the caliphate, so Turkish Kurdistan was added instead with its population and GDP

3-Countries which the caliphate controlled more than 70% of it were added completely, especially if it had a historical significant city such as Samara

4-I know that the active and reserve military numbers seem absurd but after checking wikipedia a couple of times and recalculation they were accurate, countries like Egypt, Iran and Pakistan form nearly 2 million active military forces and 3.1 million reserve forces

5-Military forces don’t contain militia like Hezbollah or Hamas even if they are recognised by the the country’s government

(Source: reddit.com)

mapsontheweb:

Russian Empire in 1866

mapsontheweb:

Russian Empire in 1866

(Source: Wikipedia)

(Source: idiot-cola)

todayinhistory:

August 30th 1914: Battle of Tannenberg ends

On this day in 1914 during World War One, the Germans defeated the Russians at the Battle of Tannenberg after four days of fighting. The first major battle on the Eastern front, Tannenberg devastated the underprepared Russian army, who suffered 170,000 casualties to the Germans’ 12,000, thus eviscerating the Russian Second Army. The overwhelming victory of the German army made this battle one of the few decisive battles in a war characterised by stalemate and attritional warfare. The Germans thus successfully repelled the Russians from East Prussia, and their victory can partly be attributed to their superior tactics, including the use of large turning movements by train. One German leader for this battle was Paul von Hindenberg who went on to become President of Germany and saw the start of Nazi rule before his death in 1934. The Russian generals were largely incompetent due to their personal feud and one, Alexander Samsonov, committed suicide on August 30th after the Battle of Tannenberg rather than report the defeat to Tsar Nicholas II. The Russian First Army soon suffered the same fate as the Second and fell under German attack.

100 years ago today

mapsontheweb:

Richest people of Europe by country

mapsontheweb:

Richest people of Europe by country

(Source: reddit.com)

mapsontheweb:

Islam’s global reach

mapsontheweb:

Islam’s global reach

mexicanophile:

Sótano de las Golondrinas, San Luis Potosí, México

mexicanophile:

Sótano de las Golondrinas, San Luis Potosí, México

(via fuckyeahmexico)

mapsontheweb:

Nazi plan for the “redistribution” of of the world according to Hermann Rauschning

mapsontheweb:

Nazi plan for the “redistribution” of of the world according to Hermann Rauschning

mapsontheweb:

If the former Spanish Empire reunited
Euruxd:

The numbers include the totality of the United States and Italy, although only certain provinces of them were part of the Spanish Empire. The colonies of the Kingdom of Portugal are shown in lighter blue.
Roughly based on this map.

mapsontheweb:

If the former Spanish Empire reunited

Euruxd:

The numbers include the totality of the United States and Italy, although only certain provinces of them were part of the Spanish Empire. The colonies of the Kingdom of Portugal are shown in lighter blue.

Roughly based on this map.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

“MoD handout photo of an aerial view of Omaha Beach on D-Day, 1944”
(Ministry of Defence)

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

MoD handout photo of an aerial view of Omaha Beach on D-Day, 1944”

(Ministry of Defence)