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U-135 - Kptlt. Praetorius

- Kapitänleutnant Friedrich-Hermann Praetorius who invested himself in the welfare of the ratings, inspecting their billets ashore, etc. Commanded on 4 patrols.

"U-48, the most successful U-Boat in World War II, returning to base after a successful patrol" The U-48 was a Type VIIB U-boat of German Kriegsmarine during World War II. She was laid down on 10 Mar 1937 at F. Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel as 'werk' 583, launched on 8 Mar 1939 and commissioned on 22 Apr 1939 under the command of Kapitänleutnant (Kptlt.) Herbert Schultze. When war was declared, she was already in position in the North Atlantic,

the most successful U-Boat in World War II, returning to base after a…

Ottoman yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent, 16th c, workshop of Ahmed Tekelü (possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca. 1520–30), steel, walrus ivory, gold, silver, rubies, turquoise, pearls, gold incrustation on the blade depicts combat between a dragon and a phoenix, gold-inlaid cloud bands the ivory grips, one of the earliest known yatagans, L. 23 3/8 in. (59.3 cm); blade L. 18 3/8 in. (46.66 cm), Met Museum. Download: https://app.box.com/s/ymgx65d2g6bpgpd3wbow

Ottoman yataghan from the Court of Suleyman the Magnificent, c, workshop of Ahmed Tekelü (possibly Iranian, active Istanbul, ca.

Japanese I-400 Sen Toku Class submarine cutaway detail

Japanese Sen Toku Class submarine cutaway detail. This is pretty interesting and something my husband really likes to see.

Hitler dead after his suicide.

Adolf Hitler is just as scary dead as he was alive. What kind of legacy is that for a man to leave behind? Few people have ever personified evil the way this monster did.

Adolf and Eva in colour.... Notice he's walking with a cane. The bastard needed drugs to cope with his megalomania. And how could she be with a nut like him? She was the same I suppose.

Shocking evidence Hitler escaped Germany (I have never given the remotest thought to this possibility - have you?