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The cap badge, with a squared-off shield and an eagle above it, looks distinctively American - but it is not any US Army cap badge. It's not quite a US uniform, though - the more I look at it the less right my initial guess seemed. From the explanatory comments: From what my grandfather told me (he has lost much of his memory so his stories are often ...


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It appears to be a uniform of a lieutenant in the Royal Navy Reserve, the man served at sea during World War I, and the photo was most likely taken sometime between 1918 and 1922. You can see on this site images of the stripes and symbols on the sleeves of various RNR officer ranks, and the two braided stripes and six-pointed star for lieutenant matches ...


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That is the Camano class Light Cargo Ship USS Sharps (AKL-10). She started out her life as an Army freight-supply vessel in 1944. The US Navy acquired her in 1947 and she was commissioned as Miscellaneous Auxiliary USS Sharps (AG-139), and reclassified as a light cargo ship (AKL-10) in 1949. The Sharps served in the Korean War earning three battle stars. The ...


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That appears to be a Bullfinch class mine sweeper/trawler of which there were 17 altogether. Source is Janes Fighting Ships 1942 and Janes Fighting Ships 1944-1945. All of the class were commissioned from civilian use in 1940. Most were built in the late 1920's into the late 1930's. These were all trawlers built mostly in New England with slight ...


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It's a world war one era "Regio Esercito" (Italian army) uniform like the ones you can see here. the ranks on the cuff confirm the WW1 era (by design) and indicate the rank of Major, confirming this we have the jacket with pockets that was supplied only to the officers as the troops were without them. Rank of WW1 Italian Army (In Italian) The ...


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How did archers judge distance before range finders? As the old saying goes: practice makes perfect. When I was younger, I used to hunt deer and black bear with bow and arrows. Bear hunting with bow and arrows is now illegal. We used to draw a life size deer and pin it on hay bails for target practice sometime just before open hunting season. By practicing ...


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If this is the relevant person: (click to enlarge pictures) then the actual salient points are: cap: 'flying/winged wheels', double cockade -> Reichsbahn employee shoulderboards to be expected as usual rank insignia: later than this timeframe, thus absent in this picture before 1935: rank & section/specialty on display in gorget patches What is ...


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This is a Railway (Reichsbahn) uniform from the period 1924 until June 1935. The rank is probably Rangieraufseher (Shunting supervisor). Ranks, 1924-1935-06 Railway Cap, 1924-1935-06 Source: Reichsbahn Headgear Rangabzeichen nach der Dienstkleiderordnung (DKO) 1924 DPSG Kluft 1930-1939 Wolfskopf (1930-1960) May be the symbol seen on the 2nd person from ...


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It is not an Imperial, Weimar, or Third Reich naval uniform. It does, however, appear to be a Weimar period reichsbahn (railroad) police uniform . . . Some discussion in a collectors' forum here https://www.warrelics.eu/forum/weimar-soft-headgear/reichsbahn-headgear-368798/ several shots of this type uniform on the second page of the discussion thread.


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This appears to be a Canadian 4.5 inch Howitzer Shell Mark IX, possibly for naval use. It is lacking a fuse and the low weight indicates it is also lacking its filler; that means it's inert. Note the narrow copper band at the bottom and the lack of a boat tail (narrowing at the bottom). There's no space for a fuse at the bottom, the fuse would screw into the ...


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Though I studied this at school 1961-68, there are varying opinions specifically on Jericho, the third link below has some of these views Principal investigations political interest in Levant / foreign affairs with Ottomans / Suez. Conflicting views on how walls were built and when, but Jericho built in an oasis with water / grain stores / food surplus but ...


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When we invented agriculture and cities about 8000 years ago, and some towns grew a food surplus, this attracted disgruntled attention from other less successful towns causing wars for food, demanding defensive walls and fortifications with watchtowers. This has parallels in the animal kingdom where they compete for food. Sources and references : The City in ...


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Has it ever happened? In WW2, yes, but more by luck than intention considering (1) the size of a funnel's hole in relation to the ship's total deck surface area and (2) the lack of sophisticated guidance systems. Also, because of the angle, shells fired by another ship would more likely just blow the funnel off than actually go down it. However, aerial ...


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The statement was mostly tongue in cheek I think, given the Star Wars references. Whether something ever happened before the ship was designed is mostly irrelevant in designs however. What's relevant is whether it could happen. Given the size of the funnel and the ever increasing accuracy of dive bombers, it may well have been thought that yes, it's feasible ...


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