Warfare in Pictures Gallery
At Gestapo headquarters in Warsaw people were often murdered in the holding cells simply by pointing the barrel of the gun through the spy hole and shooting. The damage to the wall opposite was created by numerous bullet strikes. Who knows how many people died in this spot.
Posted by: Simon Rees
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Dates in History
Fall of Constantinople
6th April 1453
The Fall of Constantinople was the capture of the capital of the Byzantine Empire, which occurred after a siege by the Ottoman Empire, under the command of Sultan Mehmed II, against the defending army commanded by Emperor Constantine XI. The siege lasted from 6th April 1453 until 29th May 1453, when the city was conquered by the Ottomans.
Cross & Crescent in the Balkans
(Hardback - 272 pages)
by David Nicolle
This is not just another retelling of the Fall of Constantinople, though it does include a very fine account of that momentous event. It is the story of an extraordinary century, which began when a tiny force of Ottoman Turkish warriors were invited to cross the Dardanelles by the Christian…
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