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Fun History Fact,
In 1918 E.V. Starr was convicted under the Montana Sedition Act and sentenced to 10-20 years of prison and hard labor for refusing to kiss the US Flag. Accosted by a mob after rumors were spread that Starr was against America’s entry into World War I, Starr refused to kiss the flag stating,
"What is this thing anyway? Nothing but a piece of cotton with a little paint on it, and some other marks in the corner there. I will not kiss that thing. It might be covered with microbes."
You should really read about the US’s conduct towards peace activists and conscientious objectors during this period
A German corpse found incinerated in an air-raid shelter. Dresden, 1946
Sheldon Allman - Crawl Out Through The Fallout
Some of you might have heard the term “Garand-Thumb” or “M1-Thumb”.
That is the name for when the bolt of an M1 Garand slams closed on your thumb.
A Garand-Thumb often occurs when you try to close the bolt on an empty magazine. To close the bolt on an unloaded M1 Garand you need to push down on the magazine follower before the bolt can close, and if your finger doesn’t get out of the way in time it’ll be caught.
Often people will get a Garand-Thumb because the bolt has not been pulled fully to the rear. When the bolt is to the rear it is locked in place by the bolt catch and won’t be released until you relieve the pressure on it.
However if you don’t manage to get the bolt all the way back it might rest on the magazine follower instead of the bolt-catch, and it might slam shut without warning.
High-Speed footage of a Garand-Thumb.Here is a clip of me purposely giving myself a Garand-Thumb, recorded at 1200 frames per second. As you can see, the bolt was resting on the follower and released as soon as I touched it with my thumb.Not being completely satisfied with the previous clip, I recorded one more. Don’t try this at home (unless you are recording it)Here is what the clip looks like in real time, to give you an idea of how suddenly the bolt can slam shut.
STEAL HIS LOOK: Fabius Bile
Heresy-Era Mk. IV Maximus Power Armor: $you’re kidding, right
Geniune Leather Cloak of Skins: $your immortal soul
Muslim Bosnian soldiers of the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) are called to prayer. The 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar was a mountain infantry division of the Waffen-SS, the armed wing of the German Nazi Party, that served alongside but was never formally part of the Wehrmacht. From March to December 1944, it fought a counter-insurgency campaign against communist-led Yugoslavian Resistance forces in the Independent State of Croatia, a fascist puppet state of Germany, that encompassed almost all of modern-day Croatia and all of modern-day Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as parts of Serbia. It was the first non-Germanic Waffen-SS division, and its formation marked the expansion of the Waffen-SS into a multi-ethnic military force. Composed mostly of Bosnian Muslims with some Catholic Croatian soldiers and German and Yugoslav Volksdeutsche (ethnic Germans living in Yugoslavia) officers, it took an oath of allegiance to both Adolf Hitler and the Fascist Croatian leader Ante Pavelić. Neuhammer, Province of Silesia, Germany (now, Świętoszów, Bolesławiec County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland). November 1943.