Zhora Zhukov

This is the off-topic blog for my military history tumblr, Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov.
extendedcapital:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

French troops attempt a counter attack against Vietminh soldiers occupying foxholes on the outskirts of the French fortifications at Dien Bien Phu.

This is quite a spectacular picture and I feel that there are some observations that needs to be done. First of all, those are not foxholes but trenches. The Viet Minh dug trenches all the way to the very outskirts of Dien Bien Phu which they used to not only conceal themselves but also to gain tactical momentum and surprise. The Viet Minh were known for being masters of camouflage during the First Indochina War and we can clearly see this by the improvised foliage camouflage that the two Viet Minh soldiers have put on their helmets.There are also some reservations I have regarding the photograph, knowing that there were several photographs taken after the battle (alongside footage) which was meant to recreate the battle for propaganda. If this is one of them then at least it keeps itself to actual conditions.

Your guess is as good as mine (well, lets be honest, probably better) as to the veracity of the picture, but most of the sources that I looked into when I first found the picture (including the forum it was on, although I wouldn’t call that a quality source) seem to at least lean towards it being legit, so I’m at least willing to be optimistic about it. And if it is legit, it is by far one of the best battle shots out there, and if not, one the best staged fakes I’ve come across.

extendedcapital:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

French troops attempt a counter attack against Vietminh soldiers occupying foxholes on the outskirts of the French fortifications at Dien Bien Phu.

This is quite a spectacular picture and I feel that there are some observations that needs to be done. First of all, those are not foxholes but trenches. The Viet Minh dug trenches all the way to the very outskirts of Dien Bien Phu which they used to not only conceal themselves but also to gain tactical momentum and surprise. The Viet Minh were known for being masters of camouflage during the First Indochina War and we can clearly see this by the improvised foliage camouflage that the two Viet Minh soldiers have put on their helmets.
There are also some reservations I have regarding the photograph, knowing that there were several photographs taken after the battle (alongside footage) which was meant to recreate the battle for propaganda. If this is one of them then at least it keeps itself to actual conditions.

Your guess is as good as mine (well, lets be honest, probably better) as to the veracity of the picture, but most of the sources that I looked into when I first found the picture (including the forum it was on, although I wouldn’t call that a quality source) seem to at least lean towards it being legit, so I’m at least willing to be optimistic about it. And if it is legit, it is by far one of the best battle shots out there, and if not, one the best staged fakes I’ve come across.

(Source: armchairgeneral.com)

heavyengineering:

Exploded view of the French Berthier Mle.1916 Carbine

You know, its one thing to reblog images on this site and erase the credit of the original poster, but to then alter the caption so as to remove the credit that I purposefully included in the caption, not just the source-link field? Come one man, don’t fucking do that. My friend runs that site, and puts a ton of effort into creating these images with very little return in it for him, aside from personal satisfaction. The least you can do is not remove the “courtesy of CandRsenal" that I included for a reason.

heavyengineering:

Exploded view of the French Berthier Mle.1916 Carbine

You know, its one thing to reblog images on this site and erase the credit of the original poster, but to then alter the caption so as to remove the credit that I purposefully included in the caption, not just the source-link field? Come one man, don’t fucking do that. My friend runs that site, and puts a ton of effort into creating these images with very little return in it for him, aside from personal satisfaction. The least you can do is not remove the “courtesy of CandRsenal" that I included for a reason.

blastmachine:

militarymom:

militarymom:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Found this book yesterday for a dollar, so couldn’t not buy it. The list of films is chronological.
The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
The Battle Of The Somme (1916)
The Big Parade (1925)
The General (1927)
Napoleon (1927)
Wings (1927)
All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1936)
La Grande Illusion (1937)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Buck Privates (1941)
Sergeant York (1941)
49th Parallel (1941)
To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
In Which We Serve (1942)
Went The Day Well? (1942)
Rome, Open City (1945)
A Matter Of Life And Death (1946)
Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949)
The Red Badge Of Courage (1951)
The Cruel Sea (1953)
Stalag 17 (1953)
From Here To Eternity (1953)
The Dam Busters (1955)
Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer (1955)
Throne Of Blood (1957)
Kanal (1957)
The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Paths Of Glory (1957)
Ice Cold In Alex (1958)
Ashes And Diamonds (1958)
Ballad Of A Soldier (1959)
Two Women (1960)
The Guns Of Navarone (1961)
Ivan’s Childhood (1962)
The Longest Day (1962)
Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
The Great Escape (1963)
Zulu (1964)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
The Shop On Main Street (1965)
The Battle Of Algiers (1966)
Closely Observed Trains (1966)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Hell In The Pacific (1968)
Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)
Army Of Shadows (1969)
Battle Of Britain (1969)
M*A*S*H (1970)
Patton (1970)
Catch-22 (1970)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Lacombe Lucien (1974)
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Cross Of Iron (1977)
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Big Red One (1980)
Gallipoli (1981)
Das Boot (1981)
The Killing Fields (1984)
Ran (1985)
Come And See (1985)
Salvador (1986)
Platoon (1986)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Hope And Glory (1987)
Empire Of The Sun (1987)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)
Glory (1989)
Europa, Europa (1991)
The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)
Stalingrad (1993)
Schindler’s List (1993)
Land And Freedom (1995)
Welcome To Sarajevo (1997)
Regeneration (1997)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Three Kings (1999)
Ride With The Devil (1999)
Divided We Fall (2000)
Devils On The Doorstep (2000)
Dark Blue World (2001)
No Man’s Land (2001)
Enigma (2001)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
The Pianist (2002)
Master And Commander (2003)
Brotherhood (2004)
Downfall (2004)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Merry Christmas (2005)
Black Book (2006)
The Counterfeiters (2007)

The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, and TAPS, are 3 Cold War movies that everyone should see.

The Hurt Locker, Act of Valor, Lone Survivor

Why did no one blink an eye at ‘The Birth of the Nation’? The inclusion of that movie ruined the otherwise great list

It may be lamentable for its message, but it is one of the most important films in the development of early cinema, generally, and war films specifically. It is on the list for the same reason that a list of important documentaries would be incomplete without “Triumph of the Will”.

blastmachine:

militarymom:

militarymom:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Found this book yesterday for a dollar, so couldn’t not buy it. The list of films is chronological.
  1. The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
  2. The Battle Of The Somme (1916)
  3. The Big Parade (1925)
  4. The General (1927)
  5. Napoleon (1927)
  6. Wings (1927)
  7. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
  8. The Charge Of The Light Brigade (1936)
  9. La Grande Illusion (1937)
  10. The Great Dictator (1940)
  11. Buck Privates (1941)
  12. Sergeant York (1941)
  13. 49th Parallel (1941)
  14. To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
  15. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  16. In Which We Serve (1942)
  17. Went The Day Well? (1942)
  18. Rome, Open City (1945)
  19. A Matter Of Life And Death (1946)
  20. Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949)
  21. The Red Badge Of Courage (1951)
  22. The Cruel Sea (1953)
  23. Stalag 17 (1953)
  24. From Here To Eternity (1953)
  25. The Dam Busters (1955)
  26. Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer (1955)
  27. Throne Of Blood (1957)
  28. Kanal (1957)
  29. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
  30. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
  31. Paths Of Glory (1957)
  32. Ice Cold In Alex (1958)
  33. Ashes And Diamonds (1958)
  34. Ballad Of A Soldier (1959)
  35. Two Women (1960)
  36. The Guns Of Navarone (1961)
  37. Ivan’s Childhood (1962)
  38. The Longest Day (1962)
  39. Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
  40. The Great Escape (1963)
  41. Zulu (1964)
  42. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  43. The Shop On Main Street (1965)
  44. The Battle Of Algiers (1966)
  45. Closely Observed Trains (1966)
  46. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  47. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
  48. Hell In The Pacific (1968)
  49. Oh! What A Lovely War (1969)
  50. Army Of Shadows (1969)
  51. Battle Of Britain (1969)
  52. M*A*S*H (1970)
  53. Patton (1970)
  54. Catch-22 (1970)
  55. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
  56. Lacombe Lucien (1974)
  57. The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
  58. Cross Of Iron (1977)
  59. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
  60. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  61. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  62. The Big Red One (1980)
  63. Gallipoli (1981)
  64. Das Boot (1981)
  65. The Killing Fields (1984)
  66. Ran (1985)
  67. Come And See (1985)
  68. Salvador (1986)
  69. Platoon (1986)
  70. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  71. Hope And Glory (1987)
  72. Empire Of The Sun (1987)
  73. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
  74. Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)
  75. Glory (1989)
  76. Europa, Europa (1991)
  77. The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)
  78. Stalingrad (1993)
  79. Schindler’s List (1993)
  80. Land And Freedom (1995)
  81. Welcome To Sarajevo (1997)
  82. Regeneration (1997)
  83. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  84. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  85. The Thin Red Line (1998)
  86. Three Kings (1999)
  87. Ride With The Devil (1999)
  88. Divided We Fall (2000)
  89. Devils On The Doorstep (2000)
  90. Dark Blue World (2001)
  91. No Man’s Land (2001)
  92. Enigma (2001)
  93. Black Hawk Down (2001)
  94. The Pianist (2002)
  95. Master And Commander (2003)
  96. Brotherhood (2004)
  97. Downfall (2004)
  98. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  99. Merry Christmas (2005)
  100. Black Book (2006)
  101. The Counterfeiters (2007)


The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, and TAPS, are 3 Cold War movies that everyone should see.

The Hurt Locker, Act of Valor, Lone Survivor

Why did no one blink an eye at ‘The Birth of the Nation’? The inclusion of that movie ruined the otherwise great list

It may be lamentable for its message, but it is one of the most important films in the development of early cinema, generally, and war films specifically. It is on the list for the same reason that a list of important documentaries would be incomplete without “Triumph of the Will”.

mariokart64ost:

zhora-zhukov:

mariokart64ost:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

“Japanese soldiers stand guard over American war prisoners just before the start of the “Bataan Death March” in 1942. This photograph was stolen from the Japanese during Japan’s three-year occupation.”
(AP)

That caption is misleading, it was mostly filipino soldiers in the death march. something like 10,000 of them died compared to 600 or so americans

Or, you know, it is a perfectly factual description of the photo, since those are in fact American prisoners for the most part. This earlier post makes quite clear the relative sacrifices, but really, footnoting that to EVERY photo of the death march that doesn’t include Filipino soldiers would be rather tedious, don’t you think?

Never said it wasn’t factual, all I said was that it was misleading, which it is without that added context. American media overwhelmingly tends to focus on the deaths of its own over those of others. You didn’t even add that commentary so how is it tedious for you?

Except it isn’t misleading. If the caption was about how horrible the conditions experienced by the Americans were, or how many of them died during the march, that would be misleading. The caption would be misleading if it diminished the role of the Filipinos, but in simply giving a straight, factual description of what is going on in the image, it isn’t misleading. 
Now (and sorry for using a Nazi example but they are just so damn easy!) if we had a picture captioned “A group of Romani being transported to an extermination camp by the SS”, is that caption misleading for not mentioning that Jews made up a much larger number of victims of Nazi crimes? No. However, if it was captioned to sound like the Romani were the only ethnic group targeted, or the primary one targeted, that certainly could be seen as misleading.
Now, if you have photos exclusively of Filipino soldiers on the march, I’d love to feature them! But my understanding has always been that they are few and far between, no doubt because the Japanese saw much greater propaganda value in images of captured Americans than Filipinos.

mariokart64ost:

zhora-zhukov:

mariokart64ost:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Japanese soldiers stand guard over American war prisoners just before the start of the “Bataan Death March” in 1942. This photograph was stolen from the Japanese during Japan’s three-year occupation.”

(AP)

That caption is misleading, it was mostly filipino soldiers in the death march. something like 10,000 of them died compared to 600 or so americans

Or, you know, it is a perfectly factual description of the photo, since those are in fact American prisoners for the most part. This earlier post makes quite clear the relative sacrifices, but really, footnoting that to EVERY photo of the death march that doesn’t include Filipino soldiers would be rather tedious, don’t you think?

Never said it wasn’t factual, all I said was that it was misleading, which it is without that added context. American media overwhelmingly tends to focus on the deaths of its own over those of others. You didn’t even add that commentary so how is it tedious for you?

Except it isn’t misleading. If the caption was about how horrible the conditions experienced by the Americans were, or how many of them died during the march, that would be misleading. The caption would be misleading if it diminished the role of the Filipinos, but in simply giving a straight, factual description of what is going on in the image, it isn’t misleading. 

Now (and sorry for using a Nazi example but they are just so damn easy!) if we had a picture captioned “A group of Romani being transported to an extermination camp by the SS”, is that caption misleading for not mentioning that Jews made up a much larger number of victims of Nazi crimes? No. However, if it was captioned to sound like the Romani were the only ethnic group targeted, or the primary one targeted, that certainly could be seen as misleading.

Now, if you have photos exclusively of Filipino soldiers on the march, I’d love to feature them! But my understanding has always been that they are few and far between, no doubt because the Japanese saw much greater propaganda value in images of captured Americans than Filipinos.

mariokart64ost:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

“Japanese soldiers stand guard over American war prisoners just before the start of the “Bataan Death March” in 1942. This photograph was stolen from the Japanese during Japan’s three-year occupation.”
(AP)

That caption is misleading, it was mostly filipino soldiers in the death march. something like 10,000 of them died compared to 600 or so americans

Or, you know, it is a perfectly factual description of the photo, since those are in fact American prisoners for the most part. This earlier post makes quite clear the relative sacrifices, but really, footnoting that to EVERY photo of the death march that doesn’t include Filipino soldiers would be rather tedious, don’t you think?

mariokart64ost:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Japanese soldiers stand guard over American war prisoners just before the start of the “Bataan Death March” in 1942. This photograph was stolen from the Japanese during Japan’s three-year occupation.”

(AP)

That caption is misleading, it was mostly filipino soldiers in the death march. something like 10,000 of them died compared to 600 or so americans

Or, you know, it is a perfectly factual description of the photo, since those are in fact American prisoners for the most part. This earlier post makes quite clear the relative sacrifices, but really, footnoting that to EVERY photo of the death march that doesn’t include Filipino soldiers would be rather tedious, don’t you think?

mygreylord:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

A few days following the bombing of Dutch Harbor, June 6th 1942, the Japanese landed troops in the Aleutian Island chain, capturing Attu and Kiska. On Attu (above) the landing was unopposed, although one civilian was killed and 46 civilian inhabitants captured and eventually evacuated to Japan. Kiska was likewise unopposed, although two members of a military weather station were killed with the other eight captured.

It make you wonder about those poor captives.  What happened to them during their captivity?

Over half of them died in captivity. The rest were returned to Alaska after the war, but there were to few of them to make Attu a viable settlement, so they were resettled on another island.

mygreylord:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

A few days following the bombing of Dutch Harbor, June 6th 1942, the Japanese landed troops in the Aleutian Island chain, capturing Attu and Kiska. On Attu (above) the landing was unopposed, although one civilian was killed and 46 civilian inhabitants captured and eventually evacuated to Japan. Kiska was likewise unopposed, although two members of a military weather station were killed with the other eight captured.

It make you wonder about those poor captives.  What happened to them during their captivity?

Over half of them died in captivity. The rest were returned to Alaska after the war, but there were to few of them to make Attu a viable settlement, so they were resettled on another island.

historypac:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Mexican soldiers man an artillery piece during the Mexican Revolution, c. 1913.
(Fototeca Nacional del INAH)

If this is really a pic from 1913, then perhaps it was taken during the “Ten Tragic Days” (“La Decena Tragica”) when General Heurta led a coup against the elected government of Franciso Madero in Mexico City.  During the tragic ten days of February 9 - 18, 1913, Huerta’s couist forces defeated the government forces of Madero in bloody urban style warfare.  President Madero and his vice-president were executed.

While it is almost certainly taken during the ‘Ten Tragic Days’, I doubt they are Hueristas.
Assuming of course that they aren’t Federales who remained loyal to Madero, they would be Felicistas most likely.

historypac:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Mexican soldiers man an artillery piece during the Mexican Revolution, c. 1913.

(Fototeca Nacional del INAH)

If this is really a pic from 1913, then perhaps it was taken during the “Ten Tragic Days” (“La Decena Tragica”) when General Heurta led a coup against the elected government of Franciso Madero in Mexico City.  During the tragic ten days of February 9 - 18, 1913, Huerta’s couist forces defeated the government forces of Madero in bloody urban style warfare.  President Madero and his vice-president were executed.

While it is almost certainly taken during the ‘Ten Tragic Days’, I doubt they are Hueristas.

Assuming of course that they aren’t Federales who remained loyal to Madero, they would be Felicistas most likely.

Movie Pitch

polishukrainianamerican24:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

So I was on the Metro this morning and my mind was wandering, and I came up with a concept for what I think would be a fantastic war film.

World War I, First Day of the Somme is what I was picturing as it would make a lot of sense, but I’m not wedded to it, as the setting is almost incidental,…

This would be quite fantastic you should totally try to do it.

I’ll do a Kickstarter. 10 million seems like a good starting point, yeah?

fernando73:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Russian soldiers pray for victory prior to the launch of the Brusilov Offensive. While they would accomplish the objectives of the offensive, it was at the cost of over one million casualties.
(Hulton-Getty)

Y no que el comunismo es ateo?

The Red Army was atheistic, generally speaking, but this is the Imperial Russian Army during World War I. Religious devotion was very common within the ranks.

fernando73:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Russian soldiers pray for victory prior to the launch of the Brusilov Offensive. While they would accomplish the objectives of the offensive, it was at the cost of over one million casualties.

(Hulton-Getty)

Y no que el comunismo es ateo?

The Red Army was atheistic, generally speaking, but this is the Imperial Russian Army during World War I. Religious devotion was very common within the ranks.

imreallytiredofmyurl replied to your post: anonymous said:What do you think …

there was no single cause. he got caught in a stalemate with russia. the allies pulled a massive ruse and went into normandy. the accidental war with britan because of failed bombings. the retreat when he had almost destroyed all britans airfields

>MFW implying that Germany had the slightest chance of winning at the point when the Western allies landed in Normandy.

taco-man-andre asked: Sweet sensual high explosives

Not sure how that works, but I’d give it a shot

Anonymous asked: really tight bondage

Me or her? I’d give it a shot | there go my pants

Anonymous asked: SCAT FETISH

no thanks

GUYS SEND ME ANY KINK/FETISH AND I’LL RATE IT

sexxxtrovert:

Scale: 

fuck no | no thanks | eeeh | not sure | I’d give it a shot | sure why not | omfg yes | there go my pants | holy fuck take me now

(Source: wolftwine, via taco-man-andre)

polishukrainianamerican24:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Preparing for the iconic shot of the Soviet Flag waving over the Reichstag.

Imagine being that guy. Does anybody know what his name is or what nationality he was?

”[…] the one who was attaching the flag was 18-year-old Private Alexei Kovalyov from Kiev, the two others were Abdulkhakim Ismailov from Dagestan and Leonid Gorychev from Minsk.”

polishukrainianamerican24:

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Preparing for the iconic shot of the Soviet Flag waving over the Reichstag.

Imagine being that guy. Does anybody know what his name is or what nationality he was?

”[…] the one who was attaching the flag was 18-year-old Private Alexei Kovalyov from Kiev, the two others were Abdulkhakim Ismailov from Dagestan and Leonid Gorychev from Minsk.”