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Swedish king Karl XII’s blue uniform worn by him on the day he was shot to death while inspecting trenches during siege to the fortress of Fredriksten, 1718. Charles was struck in the head by a projectile and killed.

Swedish king Karl XII’s blue uniform worn by him on the day he was shot to death while inspecting trenches during siege to the fortress of Fredriksten, 1718. Charles was struck in the head by a projectile and killed.

Construction of a Roman road. As well as being fighting men, Roman legionaries were also engineers, surveyors and crafstmen so that a legion could be self-sufficient in the field.

Hispania Romana (Roman Spain) - Construction of a Roman road. As well as being fighting men, Roman legionaries were also engineers, surveyors and crafstmen so that a legion could be self-sufficient in the field.

View from USS Yorktown during the Battle of Midway, June 4-6,1942.

View from USS Yorktown during the Battle of Midway, June 4-6,1942.

A 210-mm German mortar at Verdun.  This heavy howitzer was Germany’s chief weapon during the battle, constantly shelling French trenches. 1916.

A German mortar at Verdun. This heavy howitzer was Germany’s chief weapon during the battle, constantly shelling French trenches.

Battle of Mohacs in Hungary on August 29, 1526

View of Battle Of Mohacs In Hungary On August 29 1526 Miniature From The History Of Suleiman The Magnificents Conquests In Europe Ottoman Manuscript Turkey Century.

Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky at the World Chess Championship in 1972, becomes first American world chess champion. Cold war continues to be frosty.

In chess grand master Bobby Fischer specifically requested the Eames (Time-Life) executive chair while winning the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik,

19 photos historiques, que peu de personnes ont vues, et qui vont vous étonner : la 12 donne le vertige !

Jim Meads :: Test pilot George Aird [flying an English Electric Lightning ejected from his English Electric Lightning aircraft at a fantastically low altitude in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, September 1962 / the history behind the photo

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The Japanese battleship Yamato cruises at full speed. She and her sister ship Mushahi were the heaviest battleships ever constructed. Neither ship survived Yamato was sent to the bottom on April 1945 with the loss of officers and ratings.