Floris Bakker

Floris Bakker

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Surgery in the 14th century :http://www.medievalists.net/2014/10/19/surgery-14th-century/

Surgery in the 14th century :http://www.medievalists.net/2014/10/19/surgery-14th-century/

Many American GIs took a heart shield bible with them into combat. The bibles were sent to them by loved ones. Most consisted of the new testament covered with metal plates and were kept in a soldier's shirt pocket, over his heart. The intent, of course, being to stop an enemy's bullet from striking their heart. Above is an example of a heart shield bible used during World War II.

Many American GIs took a heart shield bible with them into combat. The bibles were sent to them by loved ones. Most consisted of the new testament covered with metal plates and were kept in a soldier's shirt pocket, over his heart. The intent, of course, being to stop an enemy's bullet from striking their heart. Above is an example of a heart shield bible used during World War II.

Byzantine mosaics of of angels in Nea Moni built by Constantine IX and Empress Zoe after the miraculous appearance of an Icon of the Virgin Mary at the site and inaugurated in 1049. Scene of a terrible sack and massacre of hundreds of Chiots and priests during the Ottoman sack of Chios in reprisal for the 1821 Greek War of Indipendance. Nea Moni monastery, Chios Island, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Byzantine mosaics of of angels in Nea Moni built by Constantine IX and Empress Zoe after the miraculous appearance of an Icon of the Virgin Mary at the site and inaugurated in 1049. Scene of a terrible sack and massacre of hundreds of Chiots and priests during the Ottoman sack of Chios in reprisal for the 1821 Greek War of Indipendance. Nea Moni monastery, Chios Island, Greece. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

16th century copy of an ancient Persian cosmological map

16th century copy of an ancient Persian cosmological map

The United States Army created the documentary The Negro Soldier in 1944 during World War II. The film was produced by Frank Capra as a follow up to his successful film series Why We Fight.

The United States Army created the documentary The Negro Soldier in 1944 during World War II. The film was produced by Frank Capra as a follow up to his successful film series Why We Fight.

Portrait of an unknown British soldier taken prisoner by the Germans, April 1918. (© IWM Q 24045)

Portrait of an unknown British soldier taken prisoner by the Germans, April 1918. (© IWM Q 24045)

World War 1 Poster

World War 1 Poster

Cold War propaganda took all forms, even this awesome comic book!

Cold War propaganda took all forms, even this awesome comic book!

Atomic Blast Apocalypse Creates Fire, are you prepared? After the Cold War, who knew these brochures would come in handy? :)

Atomic Blast Apocalypse Creates Fire, are you prepared? After the Cold War, who knew these brochures would come in handy? :)

American poster: Women, there's work to be done and a War to be won.... NOW

American poster: Women, there's work to be done and a War to be won.... NOW