Reichsmarschall des Großdeutschen Reiches
“For four long years, we officers did our duty on the ground, at sea and in the air, and risked our lives for our Fatherland. Now we come home and what do some people do to us? They spit on us ans want o take our honor away from us, And I will tell you this: The real (German) people are not responsible for this (conduct). Each and every one of them was a comrade, irrespective of social standing, four long, difficult, years of war. - Hermann Göring November 19, 1918
[Göring had a strong pagan streak, a touch of the arena, though perhaps, like many who are libidinous-minded.]
wahnwitzig:

German soldier, 1916, WWI

wahnwitzig:

German soldier, 1916, WWI

wahnwitzig:

German soldiers pose by a car in the woods with flare guns, WWI

wahnwitzig:

German soldiers pose by a car in the woods with flare guns, WWI

pkmnprofessor-sycamore:

I’m sorry, you must be at least a level 4 friend to unlock my tragic backstory

art-of-swords:

Silver-Encrusted Swept-Hilt Rapier

  • Dated: circa 1610
  • Culture: German
  • Measurements: overall length 125 cm / 49.2 inches

With a hilt of blackened iron, formed of oval bars, comprising a pair of horizontal quillons, the sword has a pair of arms each supporting an outer-guard of three rings diminishing in size towards the base. The upper two rings are canted towards the pommel, while the largest ring is joined by a branch to the knuckle-guard and the lower ring filled with a sprung-in solid plate.

The inner-guard of four more slender bars splayed from a common root emerging diagonally from the middle of the knuckle-guard, their four opposite ends grouped in twos and joined to the median points and to the heads of the arms respectively, with large gadrooned globular pommel rising to a button over the apex of the blade tang, and moulded wooden grip bound with wire between wire Turk’s heads.

The pommel and the outer surfaces of the bars profusely decorated with silver-encrusted ornament chiselled in low relief and inspired by the published engravings of Etienne Delaune, constructed as spiralling patterns of leafy strawberry tendrils carrying both flowers and fruit, enriched with pellets and framing a series of three cherub masks at the centre of the outer-rings.

The inner surfaces decorated throughout with delicate patterns of scrolling foliage lightly damascened in silver, and the plate set within the base of the outer-guard damascened en suite and involving a hare pursued by two hounds.

The blade of characteristically slender tapering form, of flattened hexagonal section towards the base, with flattened rectangular ricasso, and struck with a series of small decorative marks enclosing a two-part neo-Italian bladesmith’s signature stamped within the fuller on both sides, the outer face stamped “A.N.T.O.N.I.O.” and the inner stamped “P.I.C.I.N.I.N.O.”

Source: Copyright © 2014 Peter Finer

art-of-swords:

Two-hand Sword for the Field

  • Dated: partly circa 1520-30
  • Culture: German
  • Measurements: overall length 180 cm. Blade length 132 cm

The strong double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section is cut with a shallow fuller at the forte and with additional short fullers over the sides of the ricasso. They are formed with a pair of basal lugs, struck with a mark, a flower, both within the fuller and at the base of the lugs on both sides.

The later iron hilt of writhen bars, has straight massive quillons with double inner-and outer-rings, the former with chiselled knop terminals and the latter each interrupted by chiselled mouldings. The sword features a large spirally fluted globular pommel and leather-covered grip formed in two moulded stages.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Hermann Historica

unfollowfriday:

if you ever feel stupid or weak or powerless, just remember that I, am not. And I am out there, very dangerous and I am looking for you. Good luck

carolathhabsburg:

"The history of a photoshoot" 

Crownprince Friedrich of Prussia, with consort, Crownprincess Victoria and four eldest kids : Wilhelm, Charlotte, Heinrich and baby Sigismund. 1865.

Check how little Charly fell asleep in the middle of the photoshoot!!

Courtesy of the RCT

ohsoromanov:

The Winter Palace 
↳ The Gold Drawing Room (painting by Alexander Kolb ).

ohsoromanov:

The Winter Palace

The Gold Drawing Room (painting by Alexander Kolb ).

ohsoromanov:

The Winter Palace.

wehrmachtinternetmuseum:

Knocked out Demag flak halftrack being inspected by British troop in North Africa.

wehrmachtinternetmuseum:

Knocked out Demag flak halftrack being inspected by British troop in North Africa.

wehrmachtinternetmuseum:

StuG III with waffle pattern Zimmerit.

wehrmachtinternetmuseum:

StuG III with waffle pattern Zimmerit.

wehrmachtinternetmuseum:

Here we have an sdkfz251 with what I think is a PaK40 fitted to the upper superstructure to till an anti-tank roll. 
Krafty!!

wehrmachtinternetmuseum:

Here we have an sdkfz251 with what I think is a PaK40 fitted to the upper superstructure to till an anti-tank roll.
Krafty!!

wehrmachtinternetmuseum:

Bergpanther towing a Sturmtiger.

wehrmachtinternetmuseum:

Bergpanther towing a Sturmtiger.