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A petard, from a seventeenth-century manuscript of military designs. A small bomb used for blowing up gates and walls when breaching fortifications. It is of French origin and dates back to the 16th century. A typical petard was a conical or rectangular metal device containing 2–3 kg of gunpowder, with a slow match for a fuse.

A petard, from a seventeenth-century manuscript of military designs. A small bomb used for blowing up gates and walls when breaching fortifications. It is of French origin and dates back to the 16th century. A typical petard was a conical or rectangular metal device containing 2–3 kg of gunpowder, with a slow match for a fuse.

A Soviet RRAB-3 "Molotov bread basket"  from which bombs were spread.

A Soviet RRAB-3 "Molotov bread basket" from which bombs were spread.

A Finnish soldier with a Molotov cocktail in the 1939–40 Winter War

A Finnish soldier with a Molotov cocktail in the 1939–40 Winter War

A blackjack (American English), or cosh (British English), is a small, easily concealed club consisting of a leather-wrapped lead weight attached to the end of a leather-wrapped coil spring or rigid shaft, with a lanyard or strap on the end opposite the weight. "Blackjack" is also American English slang referring to an improvised weapon composed of a heavy object placed inside a sock. The same improvised weapon is referred to in British English slang as a "slungshot" or "cosh." The word…

A blackjack (American English), or cosh (British English), is a small, easily concealed club consisting of a leather-wrapped lead weight attached to the end of a leather-wrapped coil spring or rigid shaft, with a lanyard or strap on the end opposite the weight. "Blackjack" is also American English slang referring to an improvised weapon composed of a heavy object placed inside a sock. The same improvised weapon is referred to in British English slang as a "slungshot" or "cosh." The word…

Early 20th century police truncheos; also called baton, cosh, stick, billystick, billy club, nightstick.

Early 20th century police truncheos; also called baton, cosh, stick, billystick, billy club, nightstick.

On 13, 14 and 15 August 1695 French troops carried out the first artillery bombardment on a civil population in modern history. This event, known as the Bombardment of Brussels, caused the destruction of a third of the buildings in Brussels.

On 13, 14 and 15 August 1695 French troops carried out the first artillery bombardment on a civil population in modern history. This event, known as the Bombardment of Brussels, caused the destruction of a third of the buildings in Brussels.

Field shell gun "Canon-obusier de campagne de 12 modèle 1853 Le Hangest". Bronze, founded in Strasbourg in the mid-1850s. Caliber: 121 mm. Length: 1.91 m. Weight: 626 kg (with carriage: 1200 kg). Metal ball or explosive shell 4.1 kg.

Field shell gun "Canon-obusier de campagne de 12 modèle 1853 Le Hangest". Bronze, founded in Strasbourg in the mid-1850s. Caliber: 121 mm. Length: 1.91 m. Weight: 626 kg (with carriage: 1200 kg). Metal ball or explosive shell 4.1 kg.

The original design of the Molotov cocktail produced by the Finnish alcohol monopoly Alko during the Winter War of 1939–40. The bottle has storm matches instead of a rag for a fuse.

The original design of the Molotov cocktail produced by the Finnish alcohol monopoly Alko during the Winter War of 1939–40. The bottle has storm matches instead of a rag for a fuse.


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In Finland during World War II, some 242,000 women join Lotta-Svard (named for a fictional Finnish battlefield heroine), making the female paramilitary group the largest volunteer organization in the world.

In Finland during World War II, some 242,000 women join Lotta-Svard (named for a fictional Finnish battlefield heroine), making the female paramilitary group the largest volunteer organization in the world.

The Winter War, Finland WW2 (1939). Cry haake palle and let slip the riendeer of war! #EUtah #byuinternational

The Winter War, Finland WW2 (1939). Cry haake palle and let slip the riendeer of war! #EUtah #byuinternational

Finnish soldier on skis, 1941. The Winter War against The Soviet Union.

Finnish soldier on skis, 1941. The Winter War against The Soviet Union.

Marshal Carl Mannerheim after his election as President of Finland

Marshal Carl Mannerheim after his election as President of Finland

Militarism and permanent war...keeping the military industrial complex humming along.

U.S. Military And C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II

Militarism and permanent war...keeping the military industrial complex humming along.

PRIME MINISTER WINSTON CHURCHILL VISITS NORMANDY 12 JUNE 1944 (TR 1838)   Left to right: The Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke; Mr Winston Churchill; and the Commander of the 21st Army Group, General Sir Bernard Montgomery, at Montgomery's mobile headquarters in Normandy.

PRIME MINISTER WINSTON CHURCHILL VISITS NORMANDY 12 JUNE 1944 (TR 1838) Left to right: The Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke; Mr Winston Churchill; and the Commander of the 21st Army Group, General Sir Bernard Montgomery, at Montgomery's mobile headquarters in Normandy.

Azimuthal Quadrant, 1644

The last great naked-eye astronomer.

Azimuthal Quadrant, 1644

Academy of the Sword, 1628

Academy of the Sword, 1628

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A Harsh, but Efficient, Form Rejection Letter for Silent Film Screenwriters

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Historische Fotografie: Milieustudien eines anderen Deutschlands – Seite 8 | Kultur | ZEIT ONLINE

Historische Fotografie: Milieustudien eines anderen Deutschlands – Seite 8 | Kultur | ZEIT ONLINE

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