Great walk today with the #triborderwalkingclub at the 40th Bastogne December Historic Walk. Hundreds of people out walking and loads of WW2 re-enactment actors around the route. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What are you up to this weekend?
As a Captain in the Royal Corps of Signals, Nick would be one of the first on to the battlefield, providing vital communications for the British Army.⠀⠀
Photograph by @jad_oakes ⠀⠀
Shot through an inverted anamorphic lens, this series of portraits documents a small group of re-enactors produced over three days during the 2015 war and peace revival in Folkestone, UK. In the same way these re-enactors wish to connect with a time not of their own experience, the work is an attempt to bring me closer to a world not mine and to help understand my uneasy fascination with war.⠀⠀
Anamorphic lenses were invented during the first world war for use in tanks to allow for a greater field of view. Hollywood later adapted this technology to produce cinemascope, ultra widescreen, in an attempt to encourage people back to the big screens during the advent of the television. Using the anamorphic lens on its inverted axis accentuates the swirl and softens the boundary of the image, having a strong reference to filmic qualities but still distanced from the hollywood widescreen, the overall feeling created reflects our collective (mine and the re-enactors) romantic view of war.⠀⠀
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🇯🇵 JAPAN SEA - Sinking of the Japanese destroyer Yamakaze on on 25 June 1942 approximately 110 km southwest of Yokohama harbour, Japan, photographed through the periscope of the U.S. Navy submarine USS Nautilus (SS-168).
🇯🇵 JAPAN SEA - Aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV-13) attacked during World War II, March 19, 1945. Photographed by PHC Albert Bullock from the cruiser USS Santa Fe (CL-60). The carrier is afire and listing after she was hit by a Japanese air attack while operating off the coast of Japan - the crew is clearly seen on flight deck.
After the attack the vessel lay dead in the water, took a 13° starboard list, lost all radio communications, and broiled under the heat from enveloping fires.
Behold our latest endeavour - the Victorian Rifle Stadia 🇬🇧🎯🔭 An excellent gift! This is the definitive tool for assisting one in properly engaging the Queen's enemies. Indispensable for reenactors, Victorian riflemen, and genteel shooters. $28/shipped.
This is an accurate reproduction of an original rifle stadium produced by Holtzapfel & Co. in 1864. A precisely engraved machined brass instrument used to determine the range of a target for rifle shooters.
Referred to by Hans Busk in his "Handbook for Hythe" as an expedient field method of determining distance. These were popular with British Army officers, especially among the Rifle Volunteers. Stadia like these saw service in the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny, the American Civil War, and the Zulu War. Perhaps best known for their use in the American Civil War, these stadia and others like it were common privately purchased items by officers on both sides of the conflict.
At the time this instrument cost ten shillings, fourpence, or the equivalent of ten days pay for the common soldier, a testament to the quality and precision of the original article that we have faithfully reproduced.
The measured string is stretched forth and the end brought under the dominant eye, rather than the savage American procedure whereby the string is held in one's teeth. The slide is then moved until the object to receive fire is framed. This will determine the distance thereof.
Love these gals!❣️
🇪🇬 HELWAN, CAIRO, EGYPT - Māori Battalion survivors of action in Greece, performing a haka in Helwan, Egypt for the King of Greece. From left to right, the four men in the foreground are John Manuel, Maaka White, Te Kooti Reihana, and Rangi Henderson. June, 1941.
🇺🇸 THE OVAL OFFICE, THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON D. C., UNITED STATES - U.S. President Richard Nixon meets musician Elvis Presley in the Oval Office; Elvis was motivated to contact Nixon by his contempt for the hippie drug culture and support for Nixon's War on Drugs. December 21,1970.