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TUNIQUE DE FUSILIER SECOND EMPIRE 1856 - Uniformes (2021502)

TUNIQUE DE FUSILIER SECOND EMPIRE 1856 - Uniformes (2021502)

Costumes et sorties historiques: robes crinolines - tweede empire 1852 – 1870

Costumes et sorties historiques: robes crinolines - tweede empire 1852 – 1870

In the 1850s and 60s, the words mine and torpedo were interchangeable, with spar torpedos being used as explosive rams on the bows of warships and some explosive devices being towed behind ships. However, in 1856, Bolton born Robert Whitehead had found employment as the manager of an engineering firm in Fiume on the Adriatic -  then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and nowadays Rijeka in Croatia – when he met a retired Austrian Navy engineer named Giovanni Luppis.  Luppis had the idea of…

In the 1850s and 60s, the words mine and torpedo were interchangeable, with spar torpedos being used as explosive rams on the bows of warships and some explosive devices being towed behind ships. However, in 1856, Bolton born Robert Whitehead had found employment as the manager of an engineering firm in Fiume on the Adriatic - then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and nowadays Rijeka in Croatia – when he met a retired Austrian Navy engineer named Giovanni Luppis. Luppis had the idea of…

Sir John Lysaght Pennefather (1798–1872) was a British soldier who won two very remarkable victories. Firstly in India, where it was said that 500 Irishmen defeated 35,000 Indians. Secondly, at the Battle of Inkerman, 5 November 1854 during the Crimean War, where he commanded a division of 3,000 Irishmen fighting in the fog were said to have killed 35,000 Russians.

Sir John Lysaght Pennefather (1798–1872) was a British soldier who won two very remarkable victories. Firstly in India, where it was said that 500 Irishmen defeated 35,000 Indians. Secondly, at the Battle of Inkerman, 5 November 1854 during the Crimean War, where he commanded a division of 3,000 Irishmen fighting in the fog were said to have killed 35,000 Russians.

Russian generals Weimarn with Soimonov and Baron Osten-Saken, Crimean War

Russian generals Weimarn with Soimonov and Baron Osten-Saken, Crimean War

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