Sunday, 15 October 2017

Ловкость рук, Ваше Величество!

Sleight of hand, Your Majesty! Or it's German title Die gestohlene Schlacht.
Thanks to Andrey for this information. This is a comedy film from 1972 that was originally a GDR movie using the captured film props from the Nazi Frederick the Great movies. It's apparently terrible but have a look if you have a mind.




Friday, 13 October 2017

Captain of cavalry 1680


Thomas Lucy (1655–1684).
Artist:  Godfrey Kneller.
Year 1680

Thanks to Dimitry for finding this

@pikeandshot

My Facebook page Thirty years war reenactment is nearly at 1000 likes so I thought I'd promote it a bit. Its covering war between 1600 -1660 so that includes the 80 years war, English Civil war, and of course 30YW. I don't claim to be an expert on this era but there's enough interest for a non-Anglocentric English language site. Simply go on Facebook and search @pikeandshot.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Terezin 2017 photos

Terezin - first photos

This weekend has been the bog Seven Years War event in the Czech Republic. Here is a gallery of some 85 photos hot off the press.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Marston Moor 1969

Thanks to David Wilton SK for finding this chunk of nostalgia
A second Battle of Marston Moor - a re-enactment of the key battle of the Civil war over three hundred years ago, when the Royalists were routed. The 1969 battle was fought in intense heat and period costume - alas, with the same result. It was all part of the York Festival.