World War One!
>tfw you will never serve on a battleship
>you will never witness a great clash of huge warships blasting away at each other.
I have conflicted feelings about serving on a warship.
Uh,let me share this story:
>Grandma asks me about some papers and buerocratic stuff
>ask her why
>Because she could get some reparations because her father died in WWII
>Was he a soldier?
>I feel the ancient family history incoming
>"No,he said "fuck you" to two red army soldiers on the way back home and they basically turned him into a fucking sponge two seconds later"
Other great grandfather cut himself in half with a sickle in an accident so tells me my mother.
I don't know about WWI.
It's cool to finally see /gsg/'s flags tbqh, relieved there aren't many burgers
>you will never live in the age of sail where things were still shit but at least not that type of shit
I just want my wind and spray.
More Hornblower when?
Post grand strategy
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Isnt the only one he really considers retarded Von Hötzendorf, debatably with merit?
For example, he does consider the French marching into battle with bright clothes and drums stupid, but doesn't berate any French general as retarded because they stopped doing that after the first week and switched to trenches and trenchcoats.
Hard to say which is best, good ones I've seen:
>Paths of Glory
>All Quiet on the Western Front
>Gallipoli (the Mel Gibson one)
>Jonny Got His Gun
>Lawrence of Arabia
>White Sun of the Desert
>And Quiet Flows the Don
Really aren't many "amazing" ones, and most aren't about combat. Saw an indie one called "Josef" about the Eastern front that was fine. Others that I have seen but found OK:
>The Blue Max
There is also a series called "Fall of Eagles" that covers the great empires of Europe to their fall which does a good job of covering WWI
Who was the most incompetent field marshal and why is it this guy
>there are streets in austria today named after him
I'm a phd student and my area is WW1, specifically Australian involvement, and I also run a WW1 history blog, so I've got lots of content.
That's not Luigi Cadorna.
Unfortunately despite having a ton of family fight for Austria in Russia and Italy, don't have many photos. Here's one of the few I have. Letter on back says 1915, Croatia
I've gotta say that the Dolomitic Front deserves much more love. That was some crazy ass warfare.
And here's 71st infantry in Italy. Great-grandfather was conscripted into the division in 1917 and somehow made it home after the army collapsed in 1918
I honestly don't think they could afford to equip their army to modern standards, sort of like the Ottomans in that regard, they just didn't have the economy of infrastructure to produce what they needed and so they relied very heavily on what Germany could give them instead.
Gonna dump a few more pics then I've gotta go out for a bit, but I'll be back later if anyone has any other requests or questions.
You scan these from archive photos or get these online somewhere? I've had some luck emailing some European archives for specific photos but they're only willing to scan 5 or so and only if they're easy to find.
Priorities I guess. They were likely putting that production capacity towards other stuff instead of helmets.
That entire video is painfully British
>Most important combatants on the Western Front, debatably the entire Allied side
>Can't even get their head of state right
>Exists only to be ridiculed
>Doesn't even get a single line while George V gets two verses
How do the Brits feel about the fact that their tax money was produced to create a more expensive yet shittier version of Epic Rap Battles of History?
>simple steel helmets are not that awfully hard to produce tho
The British Brody helmets were literally slabs of steel with a bump slammed into them to provide space for the head. If the Brits can do that, why can't the Austrians? That's as simple and cheap as helmets get.
Find them all online from various archives.
post based commanders
There are two real nice images involving the Mark IV I've seen but been unable to find a scanned version of.
I can't remember any specific location names, units, or even male/female tank versions, but here's what I remember:
>british expedition to Jerusalem
>british, and I think canadian forces in a french town advancing. This is a great one. Mark IV, a single infantry man, and a single horseman, in a destroyed street. Horseman is in the foreground, tank in the back, infantry in the middle. Infantryman appears almost backlit, basically just a silhouette, with the tank directly behind him.
I'll drop some images that hopefully aren't too common.
Just started listening to Dan Carlin's Blueprint for Armageddon. Man, his intellectual masterbation in his introductions is horrible but the way he formats and presents actual historical fact and historical figures personas is God tier
Pile of german helmets in, I think, NYC sometime after the war ended.
Literally not possible
>hurr Europe would have let Germany militarize infinitely and challenge their colonial provinces in Africa and there'd never be revolution in Russia and the Serbs would never feel nationalism hurrrrrrr
Preventing WW1 would've been possible if France had destroyed the Germans in the Franco-Prussian War, which wouldn't be impossible. The only problem is that the Germans fully understood the value of railway transportation in war whereas the French did not (ever since 1815 they've only fought backwards faggots like the Netherlands, Russia, Austria and Africans, meaning their military doctrine was never really updated). The fact that the Prussians could get their soldiers on the battlefield earlier than the French meant that almost every battle was a foregone conclusion.
But yeah, a French victory in 1871 = no WW1.
Remember when /his/ was good?
Seriously, these look nice as shit.
I think the entire French attitude leading into the Franco-Prussian war can be characterised by their reaction to the American Civil War. It was the first war fought primarily with rifles as opposed to smoothbore muskets, and the subsequent increased range and precision of the weapons lead to an increased emphasis on fortifications, limited troop movements, and lo and behold, even early versions of trench warfare.
The French watched all of this unfold, scoffed at such uncouth tactics, and went right on drilling their soldiers in bayonet charges.
>an increased emphasis on fortifications, limited troop movements, and lo and behold, even early versions of trench warfare.
Ironically it was French reliance on this during the interwar period that made them vulnerable to Blitzkrieg tactics.
No lmao. There's no way that France could have won the Franco Prussian war. That's the nice thing about realpolitik; there's not much debate about alt history because rulers never gambled: just acted upon highly organized and one sided political advantages
Ok, I'm back. More eastern front coming up.
I've also got a bit of stuff of the Japanese army from the Siege of Tsingtao which is pretty cool.
Fuck yes my nigga
I've read all them books and watched all that show
We moving onto art now?
Doesn't look that way.
Personally I really like all the modernist stuff that came out of the War.
Valkyrie Chronicles is more WWII I think, but that's still a bit of a stretch.
Japan didn't really care about the west and their political climate probably would mean anything about manchuria would never get signed off on.
I'm not much of a naval buff but I'll see what I've got.
Got a bit of naval art, but very little naval photography unfortunately.
Is anyone even still here or am i posting to the void?