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A magyar hadtörténet egyik leggyászosabb dátuma 1943. január 12., amikor a Don-kanyarnál megkezdte a támadást a bolsevista Vörös Hadsereg a Magyar Királyi 2. Honvéd Hadsereg állásai ellen. A lehetetlen feladattal megbízott honvédek tízezrei szenvedtek és vesztek oda a mínusz harminc–negyven fokos orosz télben.

A magyar hadtörténet egyik leggyászosabb dátuma 1943. január 12., amikor a Don-kanyarnál megkezdte a támadást a bolsevista Vörös Hadsereg a Magyar Királyi 2. Honvéd Hadsereg állásai ellen. A lehetetlen feladattal megbízott honvédek tízezrei szenvedtek és vesztek oda a mínusz harminc–negyven fokos orosz télben.

A Nuremberg combat close-helmet, Germany, 1600.

A Nuremberg combat close-helmet, Germany, 1600.

Helmet, from Nuremberg (iron), 14th century

Helmet, from Nuremberg (iron), 14th century

c. 1515: a young Henry VIII's jousting armor with intertwined Hs and Ks, Tower of London

c. 1515: a young Henry VIII's jousting armor with intertwined Hs and Ks, Tower of London

(Stuart, not Tudor, but close enough) The Armour of Henry, Prince of Wales, 1608 at Windsor Castle England

(Stuart, not Tudor, but close enough) The Armour of Henry, Prince of Wales, 1608 at Windsor Castle England

Small-sword, ca. 1750–60. German. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Peter Finer, 2004 (2004.525) #sword

Small-sword, ca. 1750–60. German. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Peter Finer, 2004 (2004.525) #sword

A SILESIAN WHEEL-LOCK BIRDING RIFLE (TSCHINKE), SIGNED WS, CIRCA 1640-50

A SILESIAN WHEEL-LOCK BIRDING RIFLE (TSCHINKE), SIGNED WS, CIRCA 1640-50

Tournament Helm (Stechhelm) [German (probably Nuremberg)] (29.156.67a) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tournament Helm (Stechhelm) [German (probably Nuremberg)] (29.156.67a) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Armor of Henry II of France  Date: about 1555 Culture: French, possibly Paris Medium: Steel, embossed, blued, silvered, and gilt

Armor of Henry II of France Date: about 1555 Culture: French, possibly Paris Medium: Steel, embossed, blued, silvered, and gilt

marthajefferson: “ The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour (details), c.1550 ”

marthajefferson: “ The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour (details), c.1550 ”

Courtesy of The Royal Armoury (http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus). The helmet of Gustav I of Sweden (Gustav Vasa) has a very unusual design, with its conical shape and gilded crown. It was probably made by the armourer Kunz lochner in Nuremberg in the 1540s.

Courtesy of The Royal Armoury (http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus). The helmet of Gustav I of Sweden (Gustav Vasa) has a very unusual design, with its conical shape and gilded crown. It was probably made by the armourer Kunz lochner in Nuremberg in the 1540s.

Magyar Huszár - Hungarian Hussar - Hungarian traditional clothing is probably the most flattering to the male physique

Magyar Huszár - Hungarian Hussar - Hungarian traditional clothing is probably the most flattering to the male physique

late 16th century - 'composite armour for the 'Italian tilt'', North Italian, Karsten Klingbeil Collection, Pierre Bergé & associés Auction ...

late 16th century - 'composite armour for the 'Italian tilt'', North Italian, Karsten Klingbeil Collection, Pierre Bergé & associés Auction ...

Art Institute of Chicago Fencing Gauntlet for the Left Hand, c. 1545/70  Steel, brass, leather, textile Overall: 44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.)  George F. Harding Collection, 1982.2640

Art Institute of Chicago Fencing Gauntlet for the Left Hand, c. 1545/70 Steel, brass, leather, textile Overall: 44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.) George F. Harding Collection, 1982.2640

Chichak, a type of helmet (‘miğfer’) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. This piece was a presentation gift to the Russian court. Delegates from abroad would present their precious goods in an elaborate parade before Russian dignitaries. (Moscow Kremlin Museums).

Chichak, a type of helmet (‘miğfer’) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. This piece was a presentation gift to the Russian court. Delegates from abroad would present their precious goods in an elaborate parade before Russian dignitaries. (Moscow Kremlin Museums).

Armour of Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke England (Greenwich) 1575-80, son of William Pembroke, the 1st earl and Anne Parr, sister of Queen Katherine Parr.  Close ally of Robert Dudley; married his niece Mary Sidney as his 3rd wife.  (Previously wed to Lady Catherine Grey (annulled) and Lady Catherine Talbot.

Armour of Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke England (Greenwich) 1575-80, son of William Pembroke, the 1st earl and Anne Parr, sister of Queen Katherine Parr. Close ally of Robert Dudley; married his niece Mary Sidney as his 3rd wife. (Previously wed to Lady Catherine Grey (annulled) and Lady Catherine Talbot.