Amazing, I genuinely think the is the first time in a long time that that’s been an actual talking point
UK. Northern Ireland. Belfast. May 4 & 7, 1981. Riots in Catholic neighbourhoods just before and after the death of Bobby Sands.
Bobby Sands was 27 when he starved himself to death [on May 5] in a British prison in Northern Ireland after a 66-day hunger strike in 1981. His goal was to gain official recognition of Irish Republican Army inmates as political prisoners instead of common criminals. Jailed for possession of firearms, Mr. Sands led the strike during which 9 other IRA members died, bringing international attention to the Republican movement dedicated to reuniting all of Ireland.
The French photojournalist Yan Morvan was covering Northern Ireland during the hunger strike, photographing protests, skirmishes with British soldiers and the police, funerals, and the daily life of Catholics. Though Mr. Morvan, who was also 27 that year, never met Mr. Sands, the battle between a few hunger strikers and the government of Margaret Thatcher dominated Northern Ireland.
“It was like the biblical story of David and Goliath,” he said. [x]
Photographs: Yan Morvan
Yavuz Sultan Selim
Battlecruiser Yavuz Sultan Selim, ex-SMS Goeben. After she was interred in Turkey, she was gifted to the Ottoman Navy and remained with them until her decommissioning in 1950. She was renamed to just Yavuz in 1936, and was scrapped in 1973.
“Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”
New-York Tribune (New York [N.Y.]), Aug 31 1919
Marine Sergeant Dan Daly the most be-medalled man in the service. Decorations include the French Medal Militaire, Congressional Medal and D. S. C.
For today’s pay we have done enough!
Ottoman Matchlock Muskets
Ramesses II in Battle
Decorated scene showing the pharaoh Ramesses II charging into battle against the Nubians while his two young sons Amun-her-khepeshef and Khaemwaset are shown being present in this relief scene.
Plaster cast of relief from the Temple of Beit el-Wali, Lower Nubia. Now in the British Museum.