Curious Artefacts: The cage of Milazzo, containing the skeleton of British soldier Andrew Leonard, accused of desertion following the battle of Maida in 1806 [1584×2112]

Curious Artefacts: The cage of Milazzo, containing the skeleton of British soldier Andrew Leonard, accused of desertion following the battle of Maida in 1806 [1584×2112]

WWII veteran Marvin Strombo holds the Japanese flag, Strombo took the flag from a dead Japanese soldier in the Pacific and after all these years he decided to return it (full story in comment) [3000×1861]

WWII veteran Marvin Strombo holds the Japanese flag, Strombo took the flag from a dead Japanese soldier in the Pacific and after all these years he decided to return it (full story in comment) [3000×1861]

Wooden paddle recovered from a German dugout on Armistice Day by an Allied soldier on November 11, 1918. Believed to originally have been from a French peasant’s house. [5067×2558]

Wooden paddle recovered from a German dugout on Armistice Day by an Allied soldier on November 11, 1918. Believed to originally have been from a French peasant’s house. [5067×2558]

This man was a Swedish-born adventurer, sailor, prison guard, soldier, government official, police officer, rubber plantation owner, ethnologist, linguist, investor, and author. He participated in thirteen wars.

This man was a Swedish-born adventurer, sailor, prison guard, soldier, government official, police officer, rubber plantation owner, ethnologist, linguist, investor, and author. He participated in thirteen wars.

Tombstone of ancient Roman soldier Gaius Mansuetius Tertius who was a veteran of the Legio XXII Primigenia, c. 39-200 CE. It was found in Lyon in 1886. [1800×2700]

Tombstone of ancient Roman soldier Gaius Mansuetius Tertius who was a veteran of the Legio XXII Primigenia, c. 39-200 CE. It was found in Lyon in 1886. [1800×2700]

Uniform of Confederate soldier Private John T. Appler who served with the 4th Missouri Infantry during the American Civil War, c. 1862-1863. [3200×6108]

Uniform of Confederate soldier Private John T. Appler who served with the 4th Missouri Infantry during the American Civil War, c. 1862-1863. [3200×6108]

Bronze statuette of a legionary (foot soldier), perhaps a praetorian guard. The soldier wears a tunic, with an outer skirt of leather straps, and on his upper body, lorica segmentata. He is also wearing strapped sandals, breeches, and a crested helmet. [750×1586]

Bronze statuette of a legionary (foot soldier), perhaps a praetorian guard. The soldier wears a tunic, with an outer skirt of leather straps, and on his upper body, lorica segmentata. He is also wearing strapped sandals, breeches, and a crested… Continue Reading

A Mexican lancer’s guidon captured at the 1847 Battle of the Sacramento River in northern Mexico by an American soldier serving with the Missouri Light Artillery. [2039×2321]

A Mexican lancer’s guidon captured at the 1847 Battle of the Sacramento River in northern Mexico by an American soldier serving with the Missouri Light Artillery. [2039×2321]