ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY

A Ses Enfants Morts pour la France. 1914 - 1918
Lavelanet, Ariège, France20 July 2014 [ref: FR14-6972]

A Ses Enfants Morts pour la France. 1914 - 1918

Lavelanet, Ariège, France
20 July 2014 [ref: FR14-6972]

Place de la République
Limoux, Aude, France10 July 2014 [ref: FR14-6617]

Place de la République

Limoux, Aude, France
10 July 2014 [ref: FR14-6617]

St-Blaise, l’Église Saint-Martin de Limoux
Limoux, Aude, France10 July 2014 [ref: FR14-6556]

St-Blaise, l’Église Saint-Martin de Limoux

Limoux, Aude, France
10 July 2014 [ref: FR14-6556]


l’Église Saint-Martin de Limoux
Limoux, Aude, France10 July 2014 [ref: FR14-6546]

l’Église Saint-Martin de Limoux

Limoux, Aude, France
10 July 2014 [ref: FR14-6546]

l’Église Saint-Martin de Limoux
Limoux, Aude, France10 July 2014 [ref: FR14-6584]

l’Église Saint-Martin de Limoux

Limoux, Aude, France
10 July 2014 [ref: FR14-6584]

Rennes-le-Château, Aude, France14 June 2013 [ref: FR13-2668]

Rennes-le-Château, Aude, France
14 June 2013 [ref: FR13-2668]

Pont-du-Gard, Gard, France1 October 2012 [ref: FR12-1059]

Pont-du-Gard, Gard, France
1 October 2012 [ref: FR12-1059]

I’m excited to be taking part in the annual L’Ariégeoise Cyclosportive event on Saturday, which also happens to be my birthday! So wish me luck. =)

I’m excited to be taking part in the annual L’Ariégeoise Cyclosportive event on Saturday, which also happens to be my birthday! So wish me luck. =)

templar1307:

BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIGHORN  -  25 June 1876

On June 25th 1876, occurred a gruesome battle near southern Montana’s Little Bighorn River. Chief Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull lead Native American forces that defeated the U.S. Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. 
Leaders of the Sioux tribe on the Great Plains, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, were against the mid-19th-century U.S. government efforts to confine their people to live on reservations. Due to the discovery of gold in South Dakota’s Black Hills, the U.S. Army ignored pervious treaty agreements and invaded the region anyway. By late spring of 1876, many Sioux and Cheyenne tribesmen left their reservations and joined the two Chiefs in defiance of the U.S. War Department that ordered them to go back to their reservations and threatened they would be attacked if they did not abide. 10,000 Native Americans gathered along the Little Bighorn River in solidarity. 
 
General Alfred Terry ordered Colonel George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry to scout ahead for enemy troops. Rather than wait for reinforcements Custer moved forward near the camp. 600 of Custer’s men entered Little Bighorn Valley only to become overwhelmed by Crazy Horse’ large force whom they came face to face with. It was recorded that about 3,000 Native Americans attacked Custer’s 200 man battalion within an hour. Custer and his battalion did not survive. 
 
This marked one of the greatest Native American victories and the worst U.S. Army conquering in the long Plain Indian War.

photos taken by me: 6 July 2009

D-Day: June 6, 1944: Allied Invasion of Normandy

"Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security to yourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have in­flicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tidehas turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Al­mighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”

General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Supreme Headquarters
Allied Expeditionary Force

 [Photo by Robert Capa]

liberalsarecool:

"Tank Man" uncropped. The will of one man.
Tiananmen Square protests of June 4,1989.

liberalsarecool:

"Tank Man" uncropped. The will of one man.

Tiananmen Square protests of June 4,1989.

Upper Byzantine Church (ruins) on Flickr.
Pella, Kingdom of Jordan28 September 2004 [ref: JO04-7056]

Upper Byzantine Church (ruins) on Flickr.

Pella, Kingdom of Jordan
28 September 2004 [ref: JO04-7056]

Yarmouk Destroyed Bridge on Flickr.
Yarmouk River Valley, Kingdom of Jordan28 September 2004 [ref: JO04-7084]

Yarmouk Destroyed Bridge on Flickr.

Yarmouk River Valley, Kingdom of Jordan
28 September 2004 [ref: JO04-7084]

Temple of Artemis on Flickr.
Jerash (Gerasa), Kingdom of Jordan28 September 2004 [ref: JO04-7556]

Temple of Artemis on Flickr.

Jerash (Gerasa), Kingdom of Jordan
28 September 2004 [ref: JO04-7556]

Church of the Nativity on Flickr.
Bethlehem, Judea, Israel4 May 2009 [ref: IL09-1014]

Church of the Nativity on Flickr.

Bethlehem, Judea, Israel
4 May 2009 [ref: IL09-1014]