Monday, 30 November 2020

On this day 150 years ago

Castor and Pollux were two elephants kept at the zoo Jardin des Plantes in Paris. They were killed and eaten, along with many other animals from the zoo, in late 1870 during the Siege of Paris.

Champigny 1870


by De Neuville

Anniversary today of the battle during the Franco-Prussian war. Wiki (French lang)

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Bataille de Villers-Bretonneux Bataille d'Amiens (1870)

 The Battle of Amiens, also known as the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, was fought on 27 November 1870 between French and Prussian forces during the Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871). It ended in a Prussian victory, forcing the French to retreat and allowing the Prussians to capture AmiensFrance.

Sergeant, Royal Marines c. 1830


Friday, 13 November 2020

Union of Salvation - Trailer 2019 and full movie

 Epic Russian film. Thanks to David W for finding this, Wiki

After the complete defeat of Napoleon's army, the Russian Empire became the first power in the world. Now everything seems possible. Young soldiers and their commanders are confident that equality and freedom will come from Europe to Russia here and now. To do this, they are willing to sacrifice everything - status, wealth, love, life ... and the country.

Full movie with subtitles