Category: war

10 interesting photographs of VE Day celebrations in London.

10 interesting photographs of VE Day celebrations in London.

38 amazing color pictures that capture everyday life of An Loc,…

38 amazing color pictures that capture everyday life of An Loc, Vietnam in 1968.

Germany in late 1945.

Germany in late 1945.

Morocco Still Loves A Good Medieval Cavalry Ch…

The Moroccan tradition of Fantasia is a stylized reenactment of a wartime cavalry charge. If done perfectly, a group of horsemen charge in unison, then shoot their muskets at precisely the same time. The audience should hear only one sound. (For those worried, the guns are loaded only with gunpowder, no bullets.)

Also known as lab al baroud (Arabic for “gunpowder game”) or Tbourida, it is practiced in a couple of North African countries and dates back to the 700s CE. During the Islamic Golden Age, only the cavalry charge was practiced. Around the 1200s, the now-traditional musket firing was added.

Used to intimidate enemies or impress visitors, the stylized war game would be performed before sultans and kings as well as at local events, like festivals.

Today, Fantasia competitions happen at weddings and the harvest festival. It is practiced by both Arab and Berber communities. And, increasingly, by women. Making Fantasia a sort of unifying national sport in Morocco.

Pancho Villa Expedition: Rare and amazing photographs from the…

Pancho Villa Expedition: Rare and amazing photographs from the 1916 Mexican Border campaign.

Soldier driving a weapon carrier, 1942.

Soldier driving a weapon carrier, 1942.

23 candid color snapshots of Vietnamese bar girls during the…

23 candid color snapshots of Vietnamese bar girls during the Vietnam War.

Policemen guarding the United States Embassy in the…

Policemen guarding the
United States

Embassy in the anti-Vietnam war Demonstration, Stockholm, 1968.

Shirtless soldier smoking pipe. (unknown date)

Shirtless soldier smoking pipe. (unknown date)

The Nazi board games of World War II

The Nazi board games of World War II