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Old June 5th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #131

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Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima - February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal
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This photo depicts five United States Marine Corps and a U.S. Navycorpsman raising the United States flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 01:26 AM   #132

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THE BATTLE OF PYDNA 168 BC:


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Caesar's Tenth Legion landing on the shores of Britain, 55 BC


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The Battle of Thermopylae 480 BC.

All by Peter Connolly.
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Old June 6th, 2010, 02:49 AM   #133

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A very detailed piece you can only get the benefit from with such a large picture (my apologies)

The Battle of Issus by Albrecht Altdorfer 1528-1529.


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Old June 6th, 2010, 03:09 AM   #134

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I really hate anachronistic medieval art. It frustrates me to no end to see Alexander's phalangites in full plate...
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Old June 6th, 2010, 03:43 AM   #135

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I really hate anachronistic medieval art. It frustrates me to no end to see Alexander's phalangites in full plate...
Yeah, not very accurate - but still, you can't deny that it's a great piece of art. The detail is simply stunning... a lot of effort must have gone into this masterpiece.


Anyhow, here's one by Sylvestre - the Battle of Lake Trasimene 217 BC.

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Depicts Flaminius Overwhelmed At Trasemene

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No artist is provided, but it is the French and Indian War.
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Old July 9th, 2010, 06:41 PM   #137

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Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima - February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal
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This photo depicts five United States Marine Corps and a U.S. Navycorpsman raising the United States flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
For the record....This was not the actual flag-raising. It was a staged pic after the actual event.

This in no way alters the achievement of the Marines on Suribachi, but does bring the ethics of the photographer into question.
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"The Face of War" by Salvador Dali (1940)


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"DEATH IS THE VICTOR" Robert Lindneux



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For the record....This was not the actual flag-raising. It was a staged pic after the actual event.

This in no way alters the achievement of the Marines on Suribachi, but does bring the ethics of the photographer into question.
For the record, this photo was not staged, but the following group shot was.

From Wikipedia: [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raising_the_Flag_on_Iwo_Jima"]Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

However, the photo was not without controversy. Following the second flag raising, Rosenthal had the Marines of Easy Company pose for a group shot, the "gung-ho" shot.[24] This was also documented by Bill Genaust.[25] A few days after the picture was taken, back on Guam, Rosenthal was asked if he had posed the photo. Thinking the questioner was referring to the 'gung-ho' picture, he replied "Sure." After that, [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Sherrod"]Robert Sherrod[/ame], a Time-Life correspondent, told his editors in New York that Rosenthal had staged the flag-raising photo. Time's radio show, 'Time Views the News', broadcast a report, charging that "Rosenthal climbed Suribachi after the flag had already been planted... Like most photographers [he] could not resist reposing his characters in historic fashion."[1]
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