Gold, Silver, Lapis and Obsidian in the Splendid Swords of the Kings - The Royal Treasure
Gold, Silver, Lapis and Obsidian in the Splendid Swords of the Kings - The Royal Treasure of Dorak c.3000 BC - report of the finds from the excavations by James Mellaart, Assistant Director, The British Institute of Archaeology, Ankara. A small cemetery consisting of two Royal cist graves and two pithos burials of servants was found high up on a hill slope near the village of Dorak, on the southern shore of Lake Apolyont (Vilayet of Bursa) in North-west Turkey near the Sea of Marmara. Date: 1959
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WW1 - French success at Steinbach, 3rd January 1915
WW1 - An illustration representing the French reclaiming Alsace from German occupation. The illustration recreates the scene by using the well-known fairytale 'Sleeping Beauty', to represent the event. Alsace is depicted as Sleeping Beauty, the French soldier battles through the thorned walls to battle down the enemy, the German soldier. The French soldier battles his way through to rescue and break the 'spell' cast over Alsace. Date: 1915
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Two British Light Dragoons on horseback
Two British Light Dragoons on horseback. On the left is an officer of the 7th or The Queen's Own Regiment of Light Dragoons; on the right is an officer of the 16th or The Queen's Regiment of Light Dragoons. Both are mounted and carrying swords. Above them their position in the formation is described.