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Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf Ignore Report View Thread Reply
The Boat - Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:03:29 EST ID:SqGhCnYX No.56996
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I just watched over this weekend all of "the Great War"s week by week one hundred years ago in the First World War youtube videos, and I must recommend them because of the high documentary level quality and the details of how each week of the War unfolded.

https://m.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar

One of the most interesting people from the war that even I didn't know much about was the Austrian Cheif of the general staff
Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf

Specifically his consistan overestimation of the Austrian-Hungarian ability to wage war. I suppose he wasn't that different in that respect from the likes of Italian General Luigi Cadorna. But Hotenzndorf really couldn't see that economical the Hapsburg Empire was incapable of supplying and supporting a modern army.

Does anyone have more info or books about him to recommend? Especially if they have to do with operational planning and the logistics of the Austro-Hungarian war effort?
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Edwin Foggleford - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 02:00:57 EST ID:GBTnxtdM No.56997 Ignore Report Reply
Oh yeah, total buffoon. It's interesting when you begin to see Indy get genuinely frustrated by him at one point. Does he not launch like, a fourth assault into the carpathians in winter or some shit? It's terrifying how clueless nobles were able to get themselves into such influential positions back in the day. That applies to all WW1 armies but the A-H specifically.
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The Boat - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 03:30:16 EST ID:SqGhCnYX No.56998 Ignore Report Reply
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>>56997
Three attacks into the carpathians in winter with cardboard boots and summer uniforms, to rescue the garrison of 100,000 at the fortress of premesyl they lost in those attacks 800,000 men... this was modern war <gravity laden pause>.

Yeah isn't this show great? He seems to get frustrated with herzedorf and Cadorna the most.


Related to Veterans/Heroes? Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Pentagon - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:23:37 EST ID:j8QhAWnX No.56735
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I'm new to / his /.
I was wandering if anyone here is related to any military veterans, or someone who died a hero, and what their story is.

My grandfather was a Staff Sergeant in F Company, 22 Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division in WWII.

He went in on Utah Beach on D-Day. Fought in 4 campaigns; Normandy, Rhineland, Hurtgen Forest, Battle of the Bulge, and Central Germany. He received 3 purple hearts, and Bronze Star for bravery in his unit taking the city Luxembourg. The 22nd IR received two Presidential Distinguished Unit Citations. He was the leader of the VFW in my hometown until his passing in 2007.

Like any good American, I hold high regard and respect for all of those who have served, and would like to hear some other stories.

Ric Flair unrelated but pretty American tbh.
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Molly Dunninghore - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 02:01:21 EST ID:k5UrPwXz No.56972 Ignore Report Reply
>>56971
I know, the only thing he was right about...
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Molly Dunninghore - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 02:02:09 EST ID:k5UrPwXz No.56973 Ignore Report Reply
>>56971

I know; the only thing he was right about.
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Albert Clayford - Mon, 14 Nov 2016 07:49:49 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56974 Ignore Report Reply
>>56972
>>56973
I like it too, it wasn't great - but good enough to be enjoyable, and it has sights that are just... wow. Unique.

But an old man digging a weird scifi film like that... that's pretty cool.


The men who fuck goats Ignore Report View Thread Reply
The Boat - Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:11:43 EST ID:EUhXVZGQ No.56945
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So like psychic powers are bullshit, but are reverse psychology powers real?

>like did the Air Force do this in the 50's? Or was that movie complete horse shite?

Like what if man?

My theory is that we did look into that kind of shit in the Cold War because we looked into everything.
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Cyril Bablingfedging - Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:41:55 EST ID:JW5iN93X No.56950 Ignore Report Reply
there are certain genetic dispositions which allow for the factor to be true in qualities observed which at the normal circumstance of what is currently known does not rectify its posibility , which is cool , but remains as it is , its wildly imaginative up until you actually put together ways of application
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Edwin Worthingwell - Sat, 29 Oct 2016 08:13:47 EST ID:lW/tbAqQ No.56951 Ignore Report Reply
>>56949

The mind control stuff was taken over from the Germans after WWII. They'd drug people with mescaline, put them into a really uncomfortable room and the interogator would say things like "This is really bad, they know you know and if you don't tell us we're all in deep trouble" while pretending to freak out himself. The Americans just switched to LSD and tried to fry their test subjects' brains even harder.
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Frederick Clendlepin - Sun, 30 Oct 2016 21:29:18 EST ID:drL7sWsr No.56952 Ignore Report Reply
>>56950
nj?


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Esther Barddock - Sat, 08 Oct 2016 09:10:13 EST ID:1o6WsWXm No.56929
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  • IP Address: intcraft.online
  • Server Version: 1.8.8 (any client from 1.8, 1.9 or 1.10 can join the server.)
  • Chien's World Map cropped to Eurasia
  • Towny, Brewery, meme recipes, word filter and more..
RP and General Rules
Contrary to previous iterations we will now state the actual rules for the server in a clear way, pre-launch. In theory, as always, there is only one rule: Don’t be a shitter. If you follow this set of rules, you are thereby not a shitter and you are in theory allowed to do what you want on Intcraft, and it will be up to the server population and community to put an end to their own disputes.
Towny War Flag will only be enabled from Friday-Sunday, from Monday-Thursday it will be disabled. PvP will always be enabled.
First 24 hours after launch will have War Flag disabled
Roleplay
  1. Building a town/nation must be historically accurate for that location given the current time (300bc-300ad)
  2. Buildings do not have to be 100% accurate, variations are allowed. But no memes.
  3. Towns do not have to be exactly in the same geographical location as they were, but it should be in the same general area.
  4. If you only want to pvp, find a pvp server
  5. If you only want to buildfag, join a nation or get gud.
  6. Nations can spread through conquest or diplomacy, but no Atlantic Federation tier memes.
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Archie Chebbleville - Sun, 09 Oct 2016 20:43:40 EST ID:4RNy1lDa No.56936 Ignore Report Reply
I'm in, you should post this in VG too
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Jenny Buckleded - Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:09:03 EST ID:4zlanzOr No.56942 Ignore Report Reply
Could you explain what this game is?


Venus figurines Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Jarvis Blellymat - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:21:00 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56810
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Is there anyone here knowledgable about those things?

Someone recently mentioned an interesting thought to me, that Venus figurines are in fact NOT all of very "rotund" women as popularized by the Venus of Willendorf, and that the idea that prehistoric people liked their women "t h i c c" is just a modern presupposition based on incomplete evidence.

Can anyone corroborate this?
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Caroline Claffingworth - Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:30:03 EST ID:dl+0XG2p No.56921 Ignore Report Reply
>>56810
personally I think all the stuff about these being goddesses is bullshit. My occam's razor answer is that these were made by men to impress women and get them to mate with them.

before language, making these would have been a way to demonstrate dexterity, intelligence, and ability to plan ahead and take care of things. it immediately shows you are a desirable mate, men who were intelligent but not strong probably made these to have a chance to pass on their genes

think about it
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Graham Blathercocke - Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:20:48 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56924 Ignore Report Reply
>>56921
You might have a point there. Just not a point you mentioned.

A guy who can spend time carving some statue, clearly has enough resources to do basically nothing for a day except carve some silly statue.
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Caroline Blackridge - Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:09:58 EST ID:Yt0MTGo3 No.56930 Ignore Report Reply
>>56921

Part of the problem also is that Westerners have a tendency to see any religious figure as necessarily being a "god". It's quite possible that the individuals who made such statues had religious purposes for them, but to say that the figure is meant to represent a "god" may be a case of projecting. We have a bad habit of assuming primitive or non-Western societies have the same understandings of what constitutes a "god" as us or even have a clear cut word for "god". If some other still existing animist religions (such as Shintoism) are any indication, the line between what would constitute a "god" and just a "spirit" can be blurry. And in places like Papua New Guinea, some of the tribes that convert to Christianity, still manage to keep many of their animistic traditions. Same goes with African animism or Yoruba, where there are plenty of African Christians and Muslims who simply re-interpret the Yoruba cosmology through a new religious lens. Likewise, Voodoo's mixture with Catholicism in the Americas where various saints are seen as embodiments of voodoo spirits reveals a similar dynamic element to animistic traditions. If the conceptions of "gods" were hard set and strictly defined in animistic traditions as they are say in the Greco-Roman pagan tradition, this kind of adaptability wouldn't be possible. In Japan, for instance, there has been at times a bit of difficulty in translating the term "kami" into English, which can be rendered as either "god" or just "spirit", depending on which is the preferred translation, the term "kami" as used in Japanese folklore and Shinto religious manuals can take a whole new meaning. If translated directly as "god", Shinto religion comes across as thoroughly polytheistic as any ancient Greek or Roman faith, but when translated as merely spirit, the cosmology of Shintoism seems much more capable of conforming to the theology of monotheistic traditions as well as polytheistic ones.

It's possible that if you talked to the people who made these "Venus" statues, they may have equally responded in the affirmative eq…
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is history the future? Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Shaman !MbOrDArdlI - Tue, 26 Apr 2016 19:23:18 EST ID:R/09CF0k No.56667
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I've been listen to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History series about WWI and its been making me think a bit about human nature. He talks about the learning curve that the military leadership climbed, killing millions senselessly in the process. They were all so certain of thing that anyone today would say are obviously wrong.

So how different are we? Take the US election as an example. The news says X will win because Y, and Z will happen blah blah blah.
But why are they so sure? Through the study of history, how much more do we know now about... idk causality, then the generals in WWI? If you look at the entirety of human history, its obvious things happen for a reason, and humans try to take advantage of that, but does it ever actually work? It all just seems like anarchy to me. Big things happening that occur because a gabizzilon tiny incidents that seem so obvious in hindsight while simultaneously being inconceivable before hand.

Can people as a species study enough history to overcome this? To do what people since forever have dreamed of doing and be able to use history to accurately predict the future? I think... maybe... but in the mean time, what the point of being certain of anything? If history tells us anything, it's that anything can happen at anytime for reasons that are very complex.

Take everyone on /pol/ with their thoughts about this and that. What do they know, what do any of us know. We are all just generals from WWI saying "If you just give me another 100,000 men, I can take their trenches in a mad rush"


IDK if this is the right board, but thought you might appreciate the traffic
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Emma Bodgeham - Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:09:15 EST ID:3Ays09so No.56884 Ignore Report Reply
>>56872
Funny you mention it, when I was in basic my company commander did a little speech on how we were supposed to live up to knightly virtues innasandbox during a lecture on the laws of war.
That, and I remember reading somewhere years ago that some people were upset we were ditching conscript armies because it meant we might return to medieval-style warrior families, with nobody else really having a clue how to fight. Looking at the fact that military families are a thing, they might be right.
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Shitting Necklechidge - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:00:01 EST ID:FBZRkRuk No.56894 Ignore Report Reply
>>56848
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8016685.stm
Huh. The article says they charged, but then kinda meanders off. Did nobody actually get impaled? Also found this surprising:
>They had to charge across open ground and in the trenches they fought for five hours in one of the most intense battles since the Falklands.
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Cyril Sundlewater - Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:35:53 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56896 Ignore Report Reply
>>56894
If I had to guess, all the insurgents routed as soon as those Scots with mounted bayonets started charging.


Operations in the area around Kharkov Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Nicholas Pockfoot - Wed, 04 Nov 2015 18:07:07 EST ID:zVA/5kJs No.56252
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Post any new or really detailed info you might have

or lets just talk about how interesting the tactical and strategic situation changes as the front was in flux

Post your Kharkov!
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Charlotte Crezzleshit - Sun, 22 Nov 2015 13:33:46 EST ID:TOCAOikB No.56321 Ignore Report Reply
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>>56252
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Sidney Drankinshaw - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:00:33 EST ID:iISJgCeB No.56873 Ignore Report Reply
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>>56252
same street?
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Polly Nellydick - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:23:59 EST ID:sjoYHHwl No.56874 Ignore Report Reply
>>56873
What? One is cobble stone, the other is pavement with street car tracks.


Books on Persia Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Rebecca Crackleson - Tue, 02 Aug 2016 08:21:39 EST ID:vClVXRJl No.56796
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Ancient, medieval or early modern (up to 1800sish). Ancient and medieval much preferred.

I've read Persian Fire. More like it would be nice. Nothing overly academic. I like academic writing but not when it bores you to fucking tears. A nice balance between popular history and scholarly work a la Norman Davies would be nice. Any suggestions?
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Cyril Doblingdale - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:10:26 EST ID:Yt0MTGo3 No.56861 Ignore Report Reply
>>56799
>ending with the apocalyptic coming of the army of darkness (a thinly veiled reference to Islam).

*reference to Arabs

Ferdowsi was in all likelihood a Shi'a Muslim with some rather syncretic tendencies.

At least for many traditional Iranian Shi'a, there's not a whole lot of conflict between being Muslim and seeing the conquest of Persia by the Muslims as a great tragedy or an unjust war on the part of the Arabs, as the conquests were led by the caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab and later the Omayyad dynasty starting with the third caliph, Uthman. All these figures are regarded as heretics by the Shi'a faith and at least the Omayyads came to be regarded even by the Sunni orthodoxy as having deviated, with many early Muslim rebellions against them being led by Persian converts, including many who would eventually support the Abbassid coup. The Shahnameh was read by both Sunni and Shi'a but was held especially dear by Shi'a in Iran for many reasons, including religious ones as it basically became sort of part of the Iranian Shi'a canon with the stories of the pre-Islamic Persian kings recited along with the sayings and deeds of the great Shi'a Muslim saints.

Ferdowsi likely saw his work as a way of preserving Iranian heritage against Arab cultural and political domination and also saw it as a service to his own individual approach to the Shi'a faith, which was one which mixed itself freely with many of the pre-Islamic Zoroastrian traditions.
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Eliza Fibbernat - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:53:25 EST ID:Yt0MTGo3 No.56864 Ignore Report Reply
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>>56804

Pic related should be your first book. It covers both Pre-Islamic and Islamic Persia in some detail and is generally free of bias.
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Eliza Fibbernat - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 21:11:50 EST ID:Yt0MTGo3 No.56865 Ignore Report Reply
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>>56804
>>56864

This book might also be fun for the 420ch crowd in particular. It covers the dynamics and religious politics of the use of alcohol and tobacco as well as drugs like hashish & opium in the context of later Iranian empire during the Shi'a period. It covers some early uses of substances during the pre-Islamic era and Sunni period but mostly focuses on the Shi'i Safavid and Qajar dynasties.


The Troubles Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Alice Cedgedock - Sun, 24 Jan 2016 17:06:13 EST ID:vuu302UU No.56422
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Were any of you guys alive during the troubles? Had any relatives that were? Kinda curious as to how people remember it.
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Molly Greenhall - Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:44:14 EST ID:g72+uhWZ No.56856 Ignore Report Reply
>>56790
It would have been so cool if Napoleon had gone to Ireland instead of Egypt.
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Hugh Peckleforth - Mon, 12 Sep 2016 03:30:55 EST ID:nvRt55wR No.56857 Ignore Report Reply
Behind the Mask: The IRA and Sinn Fein was a good documentary about it, with interviews of key players on all sides.
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Graham Lightbanks - Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:15:18 EST ID:Z+0FxOWZ No.56859 Ignore Report Reply
>>56785
Napoleon also considered an invasion of England by supporting nationalist rebels. He even met Wolfe Tone.


Spanish Civil War Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Archie Humblepuck - Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:38:53 EST ID:FifywTF/ No.54568
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Recommendations as to books on the Spanish Civil War?

I welcome all suggestions, but I'd especially like ones that are available in Spanish. I'm aware of Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, but I'm looking for a broader historical perspective. I've come across a Breve Historia by Iñigo Bolinaga, but it sounds like it might be pretty biased in favor of the Nationalist forces.

Anyway, thank you!
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Edwin Sugglelatch - Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:56:53 EST ID:pIYqIk9c No.54569 Ignore Report Reply
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Anarchism and Workers Self Management in Revolutionary Spain by Frank Mintz
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Edwin Sugglelatch - Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:58:51 EST ID:pIYqIk9c No.54570 Ignore Report Reply
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Ready For Revolution: The CNT defense committees in Barcelona 1933-1938 by Agustín Guillamón


Black German soldiers on the EU front during WW1? Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Clara Seshshaw - Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:07:35 EST ID:GuYk56cq No.56773
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So apparently in the new upcoming Battlefield 1 game there's some Black German soldiers on Europe's side. History-wise did this ever happen? Pic related.
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Jenny Wazzlechone - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:01:05 EST ID:4UligxRH No.56816 Ignore Report Reply
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>>56814
That's true. At least they got a relatively highly developed rail system out of the deal as opposed to the Russian side.
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Hedda Bavingbot - Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:26:38 EST ID:4RNy1lDa No.56820 Ignore Report Reply
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There were ALOT of black soldiers on all sides. They wen't black because they were African, they were black covered tooth to toe in a mixture of dirt, excrement, and gore.
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Ebenezer Docklehall - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 05:56:05 EST ID:ZOEUWx6F No.57467 Ignore Report Reply
I believe a handful of individuals fought for Germany in the Europe theatre. I think one of which was a band musician whose life is well documented. Might be WW2 though, I don't remember well.

The studio cleared up that they want to move towards a policy of "inclusion" rather than historicity. They want to player to be themselves rather than historical role-play which is a curious excuse I don't really believe.

The Battlefield's WW2 sequel includes a one-armed female GI.

>>56776
Don't make things up when you have nothing to virtue signal about, you axe-grinding fool.

There were no race designations in WW1. African Askari were employees, not honorary anything. The Germans didn't have the manpower to defend their colonial possessions so employed sympathetic locals. There were no race restrictions on the mainland because there were virtually no resident black people.

As an aside, there is an interwar era film called "The Knights of German East Africa" set in WW1 Tanzania.


Ancient Aliens Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Hedda Donkintat - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 07:49:50 EST ID:RO9VCtpC No.56723
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Yo, just finished watching all 20 seasons.
What do you think about them building the egyptian things and givings us alien tech?
how the fuck does transistors and magnets work??? That is alien shit right there
Also, how do you feel about Tesla being an outkast alien that lived among us?
The tribe of shabazz is real
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Martin Gosslesture - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:37:26 EST ID:DDbjk2et No.56793 Ignore Report Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9w-i5oZqaQ

This video is a little over three hours, but it's really informative and well made. Lots of references. You can also find it broken into chunks because fuck watching all that in one sitting. I learned so freaking much about so many fascinating ancient cultures. Probably my favorite video on youtube.
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Hamilton Finningdock - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 21:17:02 EST ID:djZ3fIOz No.56801 Ignore Report Reply
>>56723
>this is what the majority of people consider "educational television" these days
oh dear
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Matilda Hongerwill - Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:34:38 EST ID:qaltVwi3 No.56817 Ignore Report Reply
>>56793

Kinda falls apart at the end when he's like "angels arrrre reaaal"


Crazy Battles, Underdog Events, Upsets General Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Nathaniel Muggleshit - Tue, 26 Apr 2016 02:06:07 EST ID:Bmj8cTo6 No.56664
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Share cool battles or historical accounts, preferably with an intriguing or unexpected twist.

>Battle of Alesia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU1Ej9Yqt68
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Phineas Blytheway - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:04:59 EST ID:6PhWCkVP No.56761 Ignore Report Reply
>>56759
Well, as for the world wars;
In WWI, they lost countless young men in the trenches and nearly turned on their government. The futility of the Great Slaughter must have destroyed their will to fight.
In WWII they were totally overwhelmed by the great gamble of the armored thrust that accomplished what was impossible in the previous conflict.
The French are actually pretty high speed US army term for competent and skillful fighters, but circumstances weren't in their favor in the big 20th century conflicts.
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Oliver Fuckingshit - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:10:25 EST ID:JrT3V8vw No.56786 Ignore Report Reply
>>56739
Aktually in 1315 chocolate had not come to Europe yet
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Martha Bunspear - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:23:14 EST ID:BspiNik5 No.56815 Ignore Report Reply
>>56786
The Swiss were so badass they were making it anyway


The Story of the World in Pictures, 1934 Ignore Report View Thread Reply
Nell Mivingdock - Sat, 10 May 2014 13:18:16 EST ID:XyVGo1SW No.52472
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Hello /his/. When I was a teenager my grandfather gave me one of his books, 'The Story of the World in Pictures', published in 1934. It's full of photographs and covers the many natural wonders and cultures of the world, while also illustrating the technological progress and arts of the time. With the intent of preserving it I photographed every single page a few years ago (I don't own a scanner, I'm afraid). I stumbled upon the pictures recently and thought you guys might be interested in them, all 303 of them.

It's an interesting little piece of history - images of native cultures and natural wonders long since lost, and some of that optimism that pervaded in the interwar period, that after the Great War we could grasp science and our natural abilities to build a better tomorrow for all mankind - anything was truly possible.
And then 5 years later we began a war that killed 60 million people and culminated in the nuclear destruction of multiple cities...so it goes.

I'm currently uploading them into 3 RARs on Mediafire, and will also post a few of them here.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - the Story of the World in Pictures.
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Graham Gupperfield - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:24:14 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56792 Ignore Report Reply
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>>54434
It would imply some kind of medieval genetic engineering project...

...as if some outside agency engineered Europeans to become storm troopers in their quest for global domination.

Also, I was just about to join the sharing-old-books deal because I own three reproductions of medieval "biology" books filled with wood etchings, but that's a silly idea since you can just download those books of the Goethe project or whatever that's called.
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Barnaby Tootshaw - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:10:29 EST ID:im/ZMsTa No.56794 Ignore Report Reply
>>54434
Black Death? Seems like there would have been a massive proliferation of genes suited for survival due to half the population of Europe dying horrible deaths.
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Cornelius Mannerforth - Tue, 02 Aug 2016 02:50:43 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56795 Ignore Report Reply
>>56794
Diseases don't make a species stronger. They just lower the genetic diversity. The only positive thing the Black Death caused was social and economic change.


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