They came of age in a new world amid intoxicating and innovative ideas about human and civil rights, diverse economic systems, and self-government. In a few short years, these men and women would transform themselves into architects of the future through the building of a new nation unlike any that had ever come before. From the roots of the rebellion and the signing of the Declaration of Independence to victory on the battlefield at Yorktown and the adoption of The United States Constitution, THE REVOLUTION tells the remarkable story of this important era in history.
From the The Museum of the Confederacy:
This video, the first of two parts, examines the efforts of the Museum of the Confederacy to identify the authentic sound of the rebel yell. Museum President and CEO Waite Rawls describes the project, which involved locating original recordings of Confederate veterans and using those recordings to make an educational and entertaining compact disc.
Published September 17, 2012
Culture , History , Military , Military History , Spain , Warfare , Western Civilization , Western Paradigm
Tags: Aztecs, Conquistadors, Cortes, Incas, Pizarro
From the pbs.org website:
Join Michael Wood as he sails back half a millennium to a time when the Americas were “new” and Spain was a superpower, a nation of crusading adventurers whose quest for gold, land and souls destroyed ancient civilizations and created the modern globe.
More info here.
Published September 6, 2012
Art , Classics , Culture , Design , Emblems , Engineering , Europe , History , Italy , Masterpiece , Military , Military History , Renaissance , Science , Symbols , Technology , Tradition , Warfare , Western Civilization , Western Paradigm
Waterloo (Russian: Ватерлоо) is a 1970 Soviet-Italian film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. It depicts the story of the preliminary events and the Battle of Waterloo, and is famous for its lavish battle scenes.
It stars Rod Steiger (portraying Napoleon Bonaparte) and Christopher Plummer (portraying the Duke of Wellington) with a cameo by Orson Welles (Louis XVIII of France).
The film includes some 15,000 Soviet foot soldiers and 2,000 cavalrymen as extras (“it was said that, during its making, director Sergei Bondarchuk was in command of the seventh largest army in the world”). Fifty circus stunt riders were used to perform the dangerous horse falls. These numbers brought an epic quality to the battle scenes.
Published August 14, 2012
Art , Culture , Design , Emblems , Europe , France , History , Military History , Napoleon , Tradition , Western Civilization , Western Paradigm
The relative power of nuclear weapons from kitup.military.com
Infographic by Maximilian Bode.
Published June 24, 2012
Europe , History , Interesting , Military History , Napoleon , Warfare , Western Civilization
Tags: Austerlitz, Borodino, Moscow, Napoleonic Wars, Trafalgar, Waterloo
From the kultur.com website:
This stunning program features dramatized reconstructions and ‘eye-witness’ accounts of Napoleon Bonaparte’s famous battle, plus Russian archive film footage from Bunderchuck’s masterpiece War and Peace. With 3D graphic mapping techniques and delightful period imagery, ‘The Battle of Austerlitz’ is a memorable account of a bloody battle which had a profound effect on the course of European history.
Other Napoleon related DVDs
The Napoleonic Wars
The Battle Of Trafalgar
The Battle Of Austerlitz
The Battle Of Borodino
Napoleon’s Road to Moscow
The Battle of Waterloo
“Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle.”
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Published March 27, 2011
Culture , History , Interesting , Military , Military History , War , Warfare , Weapons , Western Civilization , Western Paradigm