armor

Beware The Landsknecht.

by Daniel Russ on February 5, 2013

  Landknecht Landknecht With Wife   Well, you have to be careful what you wish for. Or ask for.  When Byzantine Emperor Alexios asked Urban II  for help rousting Ottoman raiders, he expected about 600 armored knights. What he got was a teeming mass of hungry, illiterate peasants. The middle ages are rife with this […]

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  It was during the filming of Henry, that the Master of the Armories at the Tower of London, Sir James Mann, had an absolute fit. He was acting as technical advisor to the filming of this famous movie and wanted to show King Henry in Knights armor that was so heavy he had to […]

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The Sturmgeschutz III, AKA Stug.

April 25, 2012

Few people realize that Germany, known to have produced an adamantine armored force, also produced armored vehicles rarely talked about or ever the subject of films. Germany produced tens of thousands of self-propelled anti-tank guns. In yesterday’s post, we discussed the Jagd 38t, other wise known as the Hetzer. The Germans built less than 3000 […]

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