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The phrase basket-type hilts refers to a large group of hilts which provide a degree of protection to the hand and wrist.
Basket-hilted swords have featured prominently among British military edged weapons over the past five centuries, from the Wars of the Roses in the mid fifteenth century to the period immediately after the second Boer War of the early twentieth century.
In setting out to give a full account of the hilt type, and the many variants within it, the first necessity has been to provide an appropriate terminology to employ in cataloguing and describing individual examples.
The book, well illustrated with black and white illustrations, falls into several parts, dealing successively with general aspects of various hilt types and discussion of typological methodology, the three major groups of basket-hilted swords, the diverse group of incomplete basket hilts, 'mortuary' hilts, and hilts closely related to 'mortuary' hilts.
His large collection of British military swords may be seen at Brown University, donated by the author. The best book on British swords to be published for over a generation. Was born in in St.
From - he studied in Vhuteine?? In the s to s - he was working in the newspapers "Pravda", "Komsomolskaya Pravda", "Izvestia", "For Industrialization"; in "30 Days" magazine, "Height", "Foreign Literature", "Youth", "Ogonyok" the magazine received numerous prizes for the best pictures of the year.
Author of campaign posters on topical issues of his time - anti-bourgeois, anti-religious, anti-fascist; posters on the theme of socialist labour and sports.
It illustrates and prepares books for Military Publishing, publishing "Young Guard", "Soviet writer", "truth" and others. He created works in easel graphics - portraits, landscapes, drawings, executed in ink, brush, gouache, watercolor, pencil.
Since he worked in the studio of military artists named after M. In the s - he was drawing postage stamps and stamped envelopes. He died in Moscow in Would look stunning with a fine quality frame.
Alexander William Kinglake was an English travel writer and historian. His very finest work is considered to be his work on Crimea and it was regarded as the most effective work of its class. A absolutely ideal addition to a library of Fine Bindings, complete with the original and amazing looking Russian Romanov 'Tesak' sawback sword, bearing full Russian Romanov inspection markings, TM, a date,plus other cyrillic markings to the blade and scabbard.
It took us quite a while to trace the swords markings in our lexicon of 19th century European swords reference works.
Curiously through our research these swords that appear to have survived the war in Russia were mostly in the Russian armoury store at Sebastepol during the war, and they were 'liberated' by the British soldiers from the armoury, and then used against the Russians in combat by the British.
Curiously this example found its way to Spain and was acquired some 50 years or so ago. The broad slightly curved single edged blade with wide fuller on the both sides, and has a saw back-edge. The allies French, Ottoman, and British landed at Eupatoria on 14 Septemberintending to make a triumphal march to Sevastopol, the capital of the Crimea, with 50, men.
The kilometre 35 miles traverse took a year of fighting against the Russians. During the siege, the allied navy undertook six bombardments of the capital, on 17 October ; and on 9 April, 6 June, 17 June, 17 August, and 5 September Sevastopol is one of the classic sieges of all time.
The Russian field army withdrew before the allies could encircle it. During the Victorian Era, these battles were repeatedly memorialized. Treating the wounded from these battles were celebrated Jamaican and English nurses Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.
The cast brass grooved hilt is stamped on cross guard with Cyrillic letters and marks.
Early Issue Made by Hudson and Co. And with rare exceptions, 19th century stamps bearing a specific Police Force name are either made by Hudson or Dowler. The Royal Irish Constabulary was Ireland's armed police force from the early nineteenth century until A separate civic police force, the unarmed Dublin Metropolitan Police controlled the capital, and the cities of Derry and Belfast, originally with their own police forces, later had special divisions within the RIC.
About seventy-five percent of the RIC were Roman Catholic and about twenty-five percent were of various Protestant denominations.Geography, Indian geography, Geomorphology, Climatology, Oceanography, Economic Geography, Environment, Major Crops and Biology notes for Upsc/Ias CSE.
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The Elephant That Became a Tiger 20 Years of Economic Reform in India by Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar A foreign exchange crisis in induced India to abandon decades of inward-looking socialism and adopt economic reforms that have convert-ed the once-lumbering elephant into the latest Asian tiger.
In the first phase of growth in post-independent India, from to , India was not the lumbering elephant that it is often made out to be. In the second phase, from to , India was. FLYING SAUCERS HAVE LANDED. DESMOND LESLIE and GEORGE ADAMSKI. schwenkreis.com schwenkreis.com PRINTING HISTORY.
First Published T. Werner Laurie in Second Impression September Third Impression October The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus, previously known as Selenarctos thibetanus), also known as the moon bear and the white-chested bear, is a medium-sized bear species native to Asia and largely adapted to arboreal life.
It lives in the Himalayas, in the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent, Korea, northeastern China, the Russian Far East, the Honshū and Shikoku islands of Japan, and.