Saturday, 7 May 2011

United Nations ?

do soldiers get worse than this? I imagine they are Charbens or Cherilea.

red army by atlantic.24 pounds including post

this is for 10 red army 54mm pieces. dont hang around these are bought up straight away as you cant find these 54mm pieces.

Atlantic schwimmwagen 1/32

I have this on sale for 26 pounds including post, I have ten of these if wanted but be quick as they go within 24 hours


The "war of peasants",  which broke out in Walloon Brabant was an  insurgency began in the villages of Opprebais, Roux-mirror and Incourt; anti-French insurgents succeeded twice to take the town of Jodoigne. Ultimately, "bandits", as the French called them had  mercilessly massacred in Beauvechain, Piétrain and Hasselt. The cause of the uprising in this part of the Hesbaye, which is currently part of Walloon Brabant, was the same as in both Flanders, Limburg and the current Flemish Brabant; a resistance against the anti-clerical policy of the French and an uprising against conscription by lottery.
Immediately after the famous battle of Jemappes 1792 and the French occupation of the Austrian Netherlands , anti-French revolts took place in Wallonia.
 Bourgeois militias and armed peasants in the border regions of Chimay, Bertrix, Florenville battled against French troops before the General uprising of peasants in 1796. To regain control of the region of Chimay, the French had to send an entire army into the "boot" of Hainaut.
The central figure of the wallon peasant uprising is undoubtedly Charles-François Jacqmin or Charles of Loupoigne (1761-1799), also known under the nickname of "Charelpoeng" in Flanders.
The Duke of Brabant wallon was born in Braine-l'Alleud, served as the Sergeant recruiter for the Imperial & Royal Austrian army and ordered pro-austrian popular militias after the second defeat of the imperial armies  at Fleurus in 1794.
 Well before the "war of the peasants" itself, which broke out in 1798, Charles Jacqmin of Loupoigne had organized a guerrilla war against the French oppressor. This often took place in a playful manner. It disarmed the French soldiers,he   looted local banks,  shot "trees of liberty",  released conscripts and intimidated collaborators. This warfare almost did not create the  flowing of blood.
Charles of Loupoigne was active  in the region of Genappe and Wavre. . The French  condemned him to death in absentia, but could never capture this scarlet pimpenel.
The many forests, hollow roads and caches of Walloon Brabant were ideal to conduct a guerrilla war. In 1799, the French had not yet managed to capture Charles of Loupoigne. In June of that year, their hunting  eventually succeed, rather by chance: in a fight with the gendarmes of the French, "charelpoeng" finally fell . It was the end of his legend.But what we should understand is that one freedom fighter is a terrorist for the other side,words of history are made by victors and not the followers of a legend. We see in these days that same kind of thing. We are told in our newspapers and by our media (and remember they are paid by their paymasters to write bullshit) that this man is a terrorist and that what we did is legitimate. And guess what as Henry Ford said "Theres a sucker born every hour" and most of them are suckers who repeat the bullshit of "My country right or wrong". When you repeat that lie you play straight into the hands of those that control your country and WHO never send their sons to their wars. But if you are happy with that then you need to get a life.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

COnfederate Cavalry

Britains Deetail DSG Civil War Confederate Toy Soldiers 3rd National Flag Flag BearerThese are really weak sets and figures that come from DSG Argentina, its just 7th cavalry painted grey but if a little bit of imagination was used then we have a perfect opportumnity to create the real cavalry of this army. The uniforms lend themselves to the Texas black hatted cavalry so a colour change of the hat is needed, the braces seem wrong though and if you made some head changes with Britains cowboys you'd get a decent feel hereBritains Deetail DSG Civil War Confederate Toy Soldiers 3rd National Flag Flag BearerBritains Deetail DSG Civil War Confederate Toy Soldiers 3rd National Flag Flag BearerBritains Deetail DSG Civil War Confederate Toy Soldiers 3rd National Flag Flag Bearer

chasseurs alpin by mokarex

Godfrey of Bouillon by Mokarex

Responding to reports that Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land were abused by the Moslem authorities, Pope Urban II in 1095 A.D issued an appeal for European Christians to recapture Jerusalem. A large army led by Godfrey of Bouillon was assembled in Constantinople to carry out the Papal mission. “Deus volt” - God wills it! - was the battle cry. In 1099, the crusaders captured the Holy City after a battle in which 70,000 civilians were massacred. A French king was seated upon the throne of Jerusalem.
Throughout its early development, the Christian Church was under constant threat by the religious teachings of Mani, born in Persia in AD 216. His system, now called Manichaeism, held that evil was as powerful as goodness, contrary to the Christian view that the God of goodness was all-powerful, and it acquired an immense number of believers, no doubt because common sense tells us that evil is indeed a power to be reckoned with in the real world. During the early Middle Ages cults of this religion spread throughout Egypt, Asia Minor, Byzantium, northern Italy, southern France, the Balkans and Bulgaria.
Godfrey of Bouillon  was put as the head of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem some say that he was  the most valiant and devoted of the crusader knights of the Knights Templar order. Godfrey of Bouillon refused the title and vestments of royalty, declaring that he would never wear a crown of gold in the city where his Lord and Master had worn a crown of thorns. The only title Godfrey of Bouillon would accept was that of "Defender of the Holy Sepulchre." Many of the crusaders, considering their vows fulfilled, now set out on their return to their homes, some making their way back by sea and some by land. Godfrey of Bouillon, Tancred, and a few hundred other knights, were all that stayed behind to maintain the conquests that had been made, and to act as guardians of the holy places and the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Many of the early Christianb massacres were of Manichaean believers but this belief started to enter the Christian Church by its back door and also that of the Templars.
Of greatest importance to us is the fact that many of these Manichaean groups permitted homosexual intercourse. They not only tolerated homosexuality, but went so far as to advocate its superiority over heterosexuality, on the grounds that the latter enslaved humanity in a chain of procreation which bound us to the earth and hence to Evil. They thus held in varying degrees of esteem all the non-procreative sex that the Christian Church condemned: masturbation, male and female homosexuality, anal and oral sex between men and women, and group sex-play that wasn't designed to produce offspring. The Church's condemnation of members of these cults as homosexuals as well as heretics was not only inevitable, but to a large extent accurate. templar by soldiers
Nevertheless the condemnation still had more to do with church politics than with morality. Most of these heretical groups, the Albigensians, Paulicians, Patarenes, Bogomiles, Cathars, etc., were rather puritanical in non-sexual areas and appealed not only to the common people, but to wealthy burghers and the nobility. The Cathars (a term meaning "the pure") were openly supported in France by the counts of Toulouse, Foix and Bezier, and the king of Aragon, and the princes seized Church property on the "religious" authority of the Cathars. It is hardly surprising, then, that the Church branded these people as heretics, and used the homosexual charge as an effective weapon in its crusade against them. Any defeat of heresy meant the confiscation of more property for the Church.
When Manichaeism entered France by way of Bulgarian immigrants in the eleventh century, the word bougre, meaning "Bulgarian," became synonymous with both "heretic" and "sodomite" — and survives in the English language today as "bugger." Nor is it insignificant that the Inquisition's official term for heresy was "heretical pravity," having much the same meaning as "depravity" and "sexual depravity."

The Knights Templars

The first explicit allegation of homosexuality against the heretics was made in 1116, concerning the Henricians. From that time onward we hear more and more frequently that the heretics copulated vir cum viris (man with man) and femina cum feminis (woman with woman). In 1209 Pope Innocent authorized the Crusade against the Albigensians in France, a policy which resulted in nearly total genocide throughout the southern part of the country, and by the time the Inquisition would finish its work in the seventeenth century, several million heretics and homosexuals had been burned at the stake. But let us pause for a moment and look at the first well-organized persecution, that against the Knights Templars.
The Order was founded in 1118 by Hughes de Paynes and eight French knights, followers of Godefroy de Bouillon. Their religious function was to defend the Holy Sepulcher, and to safeguard pilgrims to it. But due to the constant intermingling of cultures in that area, they quickly became adherents to the great heresy; just as quickly took up the sexual practices tolerated in the East, including homosexuality; and at the same time acquired vast wealth and property as traders and bankers. By the beginning of the fourteenth century, the Order comprised 15,500 Knights, an appropriate number of squires and lay brethren, more than 150,000 gold florins and over 10,000 manors, plus a few fortresses and Temples in every major city in Europe (including London, on the site now occupied by The Temple on the Embankment).
In other words, the Knights Templars were almost as powerful as the Holy Roman Church. Recognizing a threat when he saw one, Pope Clement V persuaded King Philip le Bel in 1307 to issue an arrest order, accusing the Knights Templars of sodomy, heresy, general abominations and criminal acts. Philip himself was homosexual, but he stood to gain much wealth by outlawing the "heretics." On October 13 of that year, Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Order, was arrested along with 140 Knights. They were hideously tortured, and confessed to heresy, sodomy, cannibalism and a host of other crimes. More than a hundred of them were then burned to death, and 51 more were cremated in 1311.
Jacques de Molay burned at the stake The Order was formally abolished by the Pope in 1312, and on March 18, 1314, Jacques de Molay and his friend Guy D'Auvergne were burned at the stake. Just before dying, Molay ordered his persecutors to join him within the year "at the tribunal of God". Both Pope Clement and King Philip accordingly died before the year was over. But before their deaths they had totally eradicated the Knights Templars.
There is a great scholarly controversy over whether or not the Knights Templars actually were homosexual. It is impossible here to sum up the evidence for either side of the argument. I can only note the tendency in much recent scholarship to conclude that they were not cannibals etc., but that they were indeed "heretics" as defined by the Church, and that they did indeed engage in homosexual sex. Their initiation ceremony is well documented and has the ring of truth in spite of being extracted by torture. It involved such things as stripping oneself naked, kissing the high priest or leader on the mouth, anus and penis as a sign of fealty, and engaging in homosexual group sex as a symbol of brotherhood. Like the other heresies, they were theologically opposed to marriage and procreation, and taught that erotic tensions were better relieved with one's brothers than with women.

Fires and Faggots

Such ideas were intolerable to the Christian Church (particularly dangerous because of its own practice of celibacy), and the commonly-held view (whether true or not) that the Templars were homosexual strengthened the Church's already deeply ingrained prejudice against homosexuals. This charge became a major weapon in the arsenal of the Crusades and the Inquisition. As mentioned, in 1209 Pope Innocent began the Crusade against the heretical and sodomitical Albigensians in France. It was a wholesale slaughter. In Beziers alone nearly 20,000 heretics perished by the sword. Several thousand heretics who had fled for refuge to the Church of Mary Magdalene were massacred after the Crusaders had amused themselves by gouging out their eyes. Within twenty years a million heretics were exterminated. The Cathar movement was similarly expunged. Britains Deetail DSG Toy Soldiers Mounted Black Knights 4 Piece Set with Flag Bearerdsg
It is against this political background in which heresy and homosexuality were so closely aligned as to be virtually identical, that the great Church Father St Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) formulated his Christian sexual ethics: "right reason declares the appointed end of sexual acts is procreation," and declared that homosexuality was one of the gravest of the peccata contra naturam or "sins against nature," which is still the official view of most Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and even Protestant Christian Churches.
Faggots used to burn men at the stake(Some commentators believe that the term "faggot" as applied to homosexuals is derived from the bundles of sticks or "faggots" that were used to burn the heretics. The heretics were easily identified with the fuel used to burn them, for symbolic faggots were in fact embroidered on the garments of those who refused to recant: hence the phrase "to fry a faggot." However, this etymology is probably not correct, because "faggot" as a slang term for a homosexual only occurs in English, and in England homosexuals were never burned at the stake, but hanged, so it is difficult to see how the metaphorical meaning could have arisen. The term is more likely derived from the French and Italian term baggage meaning "slut, whore.")
For nearly a century "heretical pravity" included only the cults of the Manichaean heresy, but in 1320 Pope John XXII gave his permission to the Inquisitors of Carcassone and Toulouse to prosecute witches. Whereas the Manichaean heresy was an Eastern religious import, witchcraft was native to Western Europe and the survival of a pagan cult. The heretics often came from the upper middle classes in urban centers, while the witches often came from the lower classes in rural areas relatively untouched by new-fangled religions, either Christian or heretical. Nevertheless the very widespread witch cult was a stumbling block to the enlargement of Christendom, and had to be similarly destroyed once the more powerful heresy groups had been disposed of. The Margaret Murray school of anthropological study argues that the witchcraft persecutions were primarily the result of a class war, or a new Christian culture stamping out a witchcraft culture. Many scholars believe that "witchcraft" may have existed as a kind of folk or pagan religion, and is not entirely a figment of a hysterical Christian imagination.

The Kiss of Shame

The important point for us to note is that the witches, like the heretics, either in fact or at least in popular conception, seem to have often approved of all forms of non-procreative sex, partly because they were not prejudiced against any form of erotic pleasure, and partly because the production of offspring was inimical to a peasant population which could not afford more mouths to feed or further divisions of limited agricultural areas through inheritance. by dsg
Homosexuality was often an important feature of the witches' real or alleged initiation rituals and the communion we now mistakenly refer to as the Black Mass. We have some well-documented evidence, freely given instead of extracted by torture, concerning the practice of one rite sometimes called the osculum infame, the "shameful" act of kissing the arse of the "Devil" or leader of the coven. It is first recorded in 1303 regarding the Bishop of Coventry, and is especially found in the records of the sixteenth century, for example: "le besa de derrier" (1563); "chacun de l'assemblee luy va baiser le derrier" (1567); "puis un chacun luy baisoit le derrier" (1574); "the deuel . . . caused all the company to com and kis his ers" (1590); "They kiss'd his Backside" (1594); "he wold hold up his taill untill we wold kiss his arce" (1662); "Satan offers his back-parts to be kissed of his vassal" (1617); and sometimes his genitals as well as his back parts: "que le Diable lui faisoit baiser son visage, puis le nombril, puis le membre viril, puis son derrier" (1609). Today the contemptuous phrase "kiss my arse" indicates a kind of humiliation, but in the heretical rites it was an act of humility and fealty, in much the same way that in an earlier era ritual prostitution was an act of humility and subservience to Cybele. This "kiss of shame" is still found in primitive initiation rituals today, and even in college fagging.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

bataan and the lows to which human beings can sink

 The lows that the Jap soldier could sink to  are not reserved for an age where you may think "yes it was a part of the times" for one may ponder on the open air concentration or prison camp that is Palestine and where no one in the last fifty years seems to give a damn.
 But the Japs hit levels of depravity only matched by the nazi and Italian concentration camp guards, the Japs were worse as their deprivation was directed to soldiers who had bravely fought them.
 It is a myth to say that the Japs didnt understand surrender for they surrended in their droves when their campaign to enter India fell apart in Burma.The reason for the Jap deprivation is that it is a country lacking in public dissent I presume.
The battle for Bataan and its aftermath was a particularly brutal and horrifying event. Our forces were not prepared for the rapid succession of events in 1941 or for the abominable conditions they were to endure as the war unfolded.
 Forced to fight with outdated weapons and ammunition, undernourished and fainting from hunger, and dealing with all the indigenous tropical diseases, many perished.
 Believing that their four and one half months of torment was coming to an end at the time of surrender, they were to discover a higher level of suffering. Some soldiers could not believe that they had survived up to that point.
 Many of their friends and fellow combatants had perished for no other reason than having been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The Death March was to teach them the depravity to which the Japanese soldier could plumment. Many Filipinos and Americans suffered for lack of nourishment, water, disease and the new component, unchecked cruelty and barbarism. Again some lived and some died.
 There was no rhyme or reason. The somewhat fit soldiers died from abuse as well as the sick and injured who could not endure the hardship.
The next blows in close succession were the railroad ride from Capas to San Fernando where many died of suffocation and dehydration.
 Afterwards was the ordeal at Camp O'Donnell. The conditions at O'Donnell are well known. Many thousands died from no other reason than a total lack of decency, compassion, humanity, kindness or whatever you wish to name it. Yet again many survived.
Cabanatuan was somewhat better, yet many perished there in the next few months for the same reasons stated above.
Then the insanity of the Hellships began to manifest itself. To have survived up to this point was a testament to courage and willpower, yet this was something almost unendurable. To be caged inside a somewhat furnace like situation, sitting in animal filth and forced to wallow in your own filth with limited water and food, was a new low even for the Japanese.
 Many survived these trips of a month or more, however, again some perished. Those who suffered the conditions in these Hellships and eventually made to slave labor camps could consider themselves fortunate.
 I say this because they had the fortune to be given a number by a nameless Japanese official which put them on a hellship that was not doomed to be attacked by air and by submarine of U. S. forces. Thousands of men who had the preserverence to survive the battle for Bataan, the Death March, the train to San Fernando, Camp O'Donnell, and Cabanatuan were killed by their own countrymen. They were slaughtered unknowingly because they had the misfortune of being shipped in unmarked Japanese freighters.
The final insult was to become a slave laborer on the Japanese mainland or elsewhere. Forced to work long hours in dangerous mines and factories, many more died. Some from accidents and some disease and malnutrition and of course the ever present mistreatment by their tormentors.


Monday, 2 May 2011

Bill cody by Atlantic in 1/32

What made atlantic such a different soldier firm than all otjhers , there was certainly something very individual in the flair they had for the toy soldier . here is billy cody and an apache. Their prices are already soaring so are good investments , these two are well over 20 pounds now.