Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Mitch Williamson
191 followers -
Forschungsmitarbeiter
Forschungsmitarbeiter

191 followers
About
Mitch's posts

Post has attachment
The Foxtrot boats were intended as a follow-on to the Zulu class, but only 62 of an anticipated programme of 160 were completed as the change to nuclear boats took effect. These diesel-electric submarines were built at Sudomekh between 1959 and 1983 and…

Post has attachment
Peter the Hermit shows the crusaders the way to Jerusalem. French illumination (about 1270) Peter the Hermit showing the way… The final army to leave for the Holy Land was the first one that Urban II had recruited—the southern French. Though no one knows…

Post has attachment
View of Genoa and its fleet by Christoforo de Grassi (1597 copy, after a drawing of 1481); Galata Museo del Mare, Genoa. Map of Italy in 1494. There was one other significant competitor with which Venice had to deal. Genoa was known to the world as “la…

Post has attachment
Fleet Operations in the First Genoese-Venetian War, 1264-1266 Genoa was not quelled by its expulsion from Constantinople. Its traders were dominant in the Black Sea. It held the pre-eminent position in Syria and Palestine. There was never any chance of an…

Post has attachment
Experimental 6 inch (150 mm) Krupp armour plate from 1898. The various types of iron and steel in armour are often a source of confusion. Without going into detail on the process of converting iron ore into iron or steel, the various types of metal used…

Post has attachment
Painting of Nader Shah, he was Shah of Iran from 1736 to 1747, he created the Afsharid dynasty which was an Iranian empire of Turkic origin. By this time a young warlord called Nader Qoli, from the old Afshar Qezelbash tribe, had risen from obscure…

Post has attachment
The Battle of Yeghevārd was one of Nader’s most tactically impressive triumphs in his military career. The flank march of Nader’s army at Battle of Khyber pass has been called a “military masterpiece” by the Russian general & historian Kishmishev. At the…

Post has attachment
Despatchers of the Royal Army Service Corps load a Land Rover of the 1st Guards Brigade into a Beverley heavy-load transport during Exercise Starlight, near RAF El Adem, Libya, March 1960. El Adem, situated near Tobruk, was a hub for Transport Command…

Post has attachment
To Big Wing,or Not to Big Wing, Now an Answer The weather throughout the remainder of 31 August 1940, which before the war would have been a Bank Holiday weekend with time to laze, remained mainly fair with haze in the Thames Estuary and the Straits of…

Post has attachment
Gonzalo Pizarro y Alonso was a Spanish conquistador and younger paternal half-brother of Francisco Pizarro, the conqueror of the Inca Empire. Gonzalo Pizarro, brother of Francisco, brought as many as a thousand dogs with him in an expedition begun in Peru…
Wait while more posts are being loaded