SMS Seydlitz
Launched on 30th March 1912 and commissioned into the German Imperial Navy on the 22nd
May 1913, SMS Seydlitz participated in several naval battles during
World War I including the Battle of Jutland. The vessel was interned in
Scapa Flow with other vessels in the German High Seas Fleet in November
1918 and was scuttled on 21st June 1919.


H.M.S. Dreadnought was a battleship of the Royal Navy whose design
had a revolutionary impact on all navies of the world and whose
construction led to an arms race of warships that in no small part
contributed to the start of The Great War.
was the brainchild of Admiral “Jacky” Fisher who became First Sea Lord
in 1904. She was the first all-big-gun battleship to be laid down,
launched, and commissioned. Her design also featured the novel elements
of turbine propulsion and rendered all other battleships building or in
service obsolescent, thus lending her name to an entire generation of
all-big-gun warships.
Dreadnought was serving
in the Grand Fleet as part of the Fourth Battle Squadron and under the
command of Captain Alderson when she rammed and sank U 29.



“At the end of the
Kamakura period, the haramaki (lit. “belly wrap”) was introduced as a
simpler form of scale armour for the low ranking samurai. Like the
dō-maru armour type, the haramaki was worn by the infantry on foot as a
lighter and simpler version of armour, in contrast to the heavy and sturdy ō-yoroi of the warrior nobles.

the 14th century, the high-ranking samurai adopted a better quality
version of the haramaki. The cuirass of the haramaki wraps around the
torso and closed down the centre line of the back.” –

Samurai Art Museum Berlin Source:




I was corrected on Twitter by someone from the community — they’re actually Old Order Mennonites! Although they follow that ‘plain living’ doctrine that the Amish do, they also carefully allow technology into their communities. Televisions are one of the few pieces of modern tech that’s allowed in certain Mennonite sects. The Mennonites and Quakers are no nonsense when it comes to oppression of any kind. Google more about them and you’ll quickly find out that it’s no surprise they showed up. They always show up.



after hurricane sandy, mennonites came through Far Rockaway, NY and rebuilt houses and Black churches that were devastated for free, the ones i’ve met have always been down to do real work for the cause



Mousqueton Mle1786

Designed c.~1777 as part of Gribeauval’s standardized small arms system, produced c.1786-1790 at the national arsenals in Charleville, Maubeuge and St-Etienne then c.1810~1815 in Maubeuge.
.69 caliber ball, flintlock mechanism, smoothbore.

The Mle1786 was a light cavalry carbine designed for use by hussards and chasseurs à cheval with many interchangeable part from the Mle1777 standard infantry musket. Much like its 1767 predecessor, its ramrod is stored partway inside the buttstock, allowing for a shorter forend.
Despite being introduced in 1786, its use during the First Republic and Empire made it somewhat unpopular during the Bourbon Restoration. This led to them being discarded rather than soldiering on like the old Charleville Mle1777, which  in comparison went so far as to be converted to a percussion mechanism in the 1840′s.