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    Correct (almost used that window ), Sir John Cornwall, the one and only Baron of Fanhope (The title was created for him and extinguished at his death as he had no heir - so well done knowing that Coat of Arms, as he's the only man to have carried it), Champion of the tourneys, stalwart Knight to 4 Kings - including the 3 Henrys; IV, V, VI. Depicted here capturing Louis, Count of Vendome at Agincourt.






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    Edit: Didn't realize my original post was so stretched, I shrunk and colorized the image, hope this helps.
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    General Philip Sheridan ?
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    Yep, your go Orc.

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    thanks, here my image.
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    I have left TWC, but for Paleologos's sake, i shall finish this last thing by repping him.

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    Hedy Lamarr, the famous Austrian-American actress!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmperorBatman999 View Post
    Hedy Lamarr, the famous Austrian-American actress!
    Indeed she was, though this is what impressed me:
    At the beginning of World War II, she and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes that used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers.[5] Although the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s,[6] the principles of their work are incorporated into Bluetooth technology and are similar to methods used in legacy versions of CDMA and Wi-Fi.[7][8][9] This work led to their induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.[5][10]
    (From wikipedia)
    It has omitted the use of that same technologies in radar systems -including the radar of the F-22- and secure military radio.


    Anyway, Hedi Lamarr it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paleologos View Post

    Indeed she was, though this is what impressed me:

    (From wikipedia)
    It has omitted the use of that same technologies in radar systems -including the radar of the F-22- and secure military radio.


    Anyway, Hedi Lamarr it is.
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    Definitely a very cool woman, and she shares a birthday with me!


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    I didn't find the specific image, but his glasses, Ottoman fez, moustache and chubby outlooks point towards Colmar von der Goltz, an exceptional army leader, whose sudden death in Baghdad, while cooperating with the Ottoman allies of Germany, generated rumours of poisoning. There is a painting depicting the postmortem honours he received in the Military History Museum situated in the palace of Rastatt.
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    Indeed that is correct! It is Colmarr Freiherr von der Goltz!

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    Thanks Bats! Next one is not an officer, but a legendary infantryman.

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    Théophile-Malo Corret de la Tour D’Auvergne?

    The First Grenadier of France
    ’TWAS in a certain regiment of French Grenadiers,
    A touching and beautiful custom was observed many years;
    Which was meant to commemorate the heroism of a departed comrade,
    And when the companies assembled for parade,
    There was one name at roll call to which no answer was made
    It was that of the noble La Tour d’Auvergne,
    The first Grenadier of France, heroic and stern;
    And always at roll call the oldest sergeant stepped forward a pace,
    And loudly cried, “Died on the field of battle,” then fell back into his place.
    He always refused offers of high promotion,
    Because to be promoted from the ranks he had no notion;
    But at last he was in command of eight thousand men,
    Hence he was called the first Grenadier of France, La Tour d’Auvergne.
    When forty years of age he went on a visit to a friend,
    Never thinking he would have a French garrison to defend,
    And while there he made himself acquainted with the country.
    But the war had shifted to that quarter unfortunately.
    But although the war was there he felt undaunted,
    Because to fight on behalf of France was all he wanted;
    And the thought thereof did his mind harass,
    When he knew a regiment of Austrians was pushing on to occupy a narrow pass.
    They were pushing on in hot haste and no delaying,
    And only two hours distant from where the Grenadier was staying,
    But when he knew he set off at once for the pass,
    Determined if ’twere possible the enemy to harass.
    He knew that the pass was defended by a stout tower,
    And to destroy the garrison the enemy would exert all their power;
    But he hoped to be able to warn the French of their danger,
    But to the thirty men garrisoned there he was quite a stranger.
    Still the brave hero hastened on, and when he came there,
    He found the thirty men had fled in wild despair;
    Leaving their thirty muskets behind,
    But to defend the garrison to the last he made up his mind.
    And in searching he found several boxes of ammunition not destroyed,
    And for a moment he felt a little annoyed;
    Then he fastened the main door, with the articles he did find,
    And when he had done so he felt satisfied in mind.
    Then he ate heartily of the provisions he had brought,
    And waited patiently for the enemy, absorbed in thought;
    And formed the heroic resolution to defend the tower,
    Alone, against the enemy, while he had the power.
    There the brave hero sat alone quite content,
    Resolved to hold the garrison, or die in the attempt;
    And about midnight his practised ear caught the tramp of feet,
    But he had everything ready for the attack and complete.
    There he sat and his mind absorbed in deep distress,
    But he discharged a couple of muskets into the darkness;
    To warn the enemy that he knew they were there,
    Then he heard the Austrian officers telling their men to beware.
    So until morning he was left unmolested,
    And quietly till daylight the brave Grenadier rested;
    But at sunrise the Austrian commander called on the garrison to surrender,
    But the Grenadier replied, “Never, I am its sole defender.”
    Then a piece of artillery was brought to bear upon the tower,
    But the Grenadier from his big gun rapid fire on it did shower;
    He kept up a rapid fire, and most accurate,
    And when the Austrian commander noticed it he felt irate.
    And at sunset the last assault was made,
    Still the noble Grenadier felt not the least afraid;
    But the Austrian commander sent a second summons of surrender,
    Hoping that the garrison would his injunctions remember.
    Then the next day at sunrise the tower door was opened wide,
    And a bronzed and scarred Grenadier forth did glide;
    Literally laden with muskets, and passed along the line of troops,
    While in utter astonishment the Austrian Colonel upon him looks.
    Behold! Colonel, I am the garrison, said the soldier proudly,
    What! exclaimed the Colonel, do you mean to tell me —
    That you alone have held that tower against so many men,
    Yes, Colonel, I have indeed, replied La Tour d’Auvergne.
    Then the Colonel raised his cap and said, you are the bravest of the brave,
    Grenadier, I salute you, and I hope you will find an honourable grave;
    And you’re at liberty to carry the muskets along with you,
    So my brave Grenadier I must bid thee adieu.
    At last in action the brave soldier fell in June 1800,
    And the Emperor Napoleon felt sorry when he heard he was dead;
    And he commanded his regiment to remember one thing above all,
    To cry out always the brave Grenadier’s name at the roll call.
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    @EmperorBatman999:
    I don't know where you host your images but I can't see them.
    If you host them on TWC in the future, I will be able to see them.

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    @Prince of Essling, nice suggestion, but it's not him. The depicted man served under the Bourbons, although it is true that Napoleon also rewarded him. He always remained a simple soldier, never gaining even the rank of lieutenant or captain.
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    @EmperorBatman999:
    I don't know where you host your images but I can't see them.
    If you host them on TWC in the future, I will be able to see them.
    Certain browsers have difficulties in dealing with specific image-hosting sites. From my experience, imgur is the best choice, as everything uploaded there is visible to everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paleologos View Post
    @EmperorBatman999:
    I don't know where you host your images but I can't see them.
    If you host them on TWC in the future, I will be able to see them.
    Very sorry, I got lazy and just took the original upload link.

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    Jean Thurel

    Never heard of the guy but he's wearing a legion d'honneur medal, so that narrows it down.
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    Exactly, although I unfortunately cannot rep you, so unless someone else comes first, your well-deserved point will arrive some time later this week. Jean Thurel was a legendary soldier, allegedly completing exhaustive marches at his late '80s and finally dying, while being 108 years old. He received three ''veteran'' medals, something practically impossible, unless cheating takes place... In reality, that's what most probably happened, since Thurel was almost certainly born approximately 30 years after his official ''birth registration''. His impeccable record contributed to the creation of a legend that gave him a heroic reputation and a glorious meeting with king Louis XVI. In any case, Thurel was definitely a very capable and well-disciplined soldier, so the praise he received was not undeserved. Dying 80 years old was quite a great achievement, in an era where pests, wars, famines and guillotines thrived.

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