Napoleon and the death of George Washington, 1799.
Napoleon Bonaparte’s biggest hero was actually the American Revolutionary leader and first president George Washington. While Washington was commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution Napoleon was a military academy student at Brienne, and would have certainly grown up hearing about the exploits of Gen. Washington. Furthermore Washington was seen as the a father of republican institutions and would be a source of inspiration for the French Revolution.
When he died on December 14th, 1799 Napoleon personally gave a public eulogy for Washington and ordered ten days of national mourning in France.
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I think this May be the best thing ever but not completely sure yet
I want to see how many people feel the same way I do about the show.
I do, actually! I binge-watched it over a weekend once (when I found out it existed hahaha it was only this summer XD). It definitely has its moments.
It’s literally all I wanted in the show! It has flaws but is still gold to me!
As a bisexual, it sickens me that some people WILL keep scrolling.
As the straight daughter of a gay man, it sickens me that some people will keep scrolling.
As a straight girl with a basic understanding of equality and love, it also sickens me that people will keep scrolling.
As a straight Christian woman, I pray that people will not scroll past this. Love, not judge.
I’m re-reblogging for that last one.
The Soviet Flying Tank —- The Antonov KT-40
During World War II paratroopers were ideal for conducting harassing attacks behind enemy lines and capturing key positions at the beginning of a military campaign. However paratroopers can only bring into battle what they carry on their backs. Thus, paratroopers are typically short on heavy equipment, important things like heavy machine guns, artillery, vehicles, and tanks. To solve this problem, the Soviet Antonov Bureau designed the KT-40 in 1940.
The KT-40, nicknamed the “flying tank”, consisted of a T-60 light tank outfitted with a pair of wooden fabric wings. It was planned that the flying tanks would be towed into the air by larger aircraft, then release when they reached their drop zone. Once released the tank would glide to its destination, hopefully landing safely with its treads acting as landing gear. The wooden wings would then be removed so that the tank could roll on into battle.
Only one KT-40 prototype was produced in 1942 and tested. The KT-40 didn’t exactly fly gracefully as drag and weight cause the engines of the tow plane to quickly overheat. The KT-40 was released early but landed safely, being piloted by the Soviet tank driver Sergei Anokin. The KT-40 design was considered a failure and scrapped as there was no plane in the Soviet Union powerful enough tow the 6 ton tank. Attempts were made to lighten the tank by stripping it of armor and weapons, but this would have made it too vulnerable to German guns.
I feel as if there’s some sort of agreement on tumblr where everyone likes fall out boy
Congragulations you found the one person who doesn’t
i’m so fuckin happy about guillermo del toro’s house….