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  • November, 1917

A captured Italian, Obice da 305/17 modello 16 howitzer on a siege carriage with Bonagente wheel belts is inspected by a pair of Austro-Hungarian soldiers in a village near Udine, Italy. (National Archive/Official German Photograph of WWI) (Colourised by Joshua Barrett)

Obice da 305/17 was an Italian howitzer(sometimes classified as mortar) used during World War I. Produced by the Armstrong works in Italy between 1914 and 1917, approximately 30-44 were built. Originally the Obice da 305/17 Modello 15 was a stationary coastal defense gun but was later adapted to a mobile siege artillery role.

The 5.8 m (19 ft) long barrel of the 305/17 was made of steel and was rifled with 60 left-hand constant twist grooves. Although the overall length of the barrel and breech was 19 calibers, the Italians designated their artillery by the length of the barrel only which was 17 calibers. The barrel was then inserted into a ring cradle which housed two cylinders of the hydraulic recoil mechanism and the pneumatic recuperator cylinder located above the barrel. The barrel was mounted on trunnions towards the middle and the wedge-shaped box trail carriage had a large open space behind the breech to allow for recoil, high angles of elevation and reloading.[1] The weight of the barrel and breech was 12.79 t (12.59 long tons). The 305/17 had an interrupted screw breech and used separate loading bagged charges and projectiles

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  • November, 1917

    A captured Italian, Obice da 305/17 modello 16 howitzer on a siege carriage with Bonagente wheel belts is inspected by a pair of Austro-Hungarian soldiers in a village near Udine, Italy. (National Archive/Official German Photograph of WWI) (Colourised by Joshua Barrett)

    Obice da 305/17 was an Italian howitzer(sometimes classified as mortar) used during World War I. Produced by the Armstrong works in Italy between 1914 and 1917, approximately 30-44 were built. Originally the Obice da 305/17 Modello 15 was a stationary coastal defense gun but was later adapted to a mobile siege artillery role.

    The 5.8 m (19 ft) long barrel of the 305/17 was made of steel and was rifled with 60 left-hand constant twist grooves. Although the overall length of the barrel and breech was 19 calibers, the Italians designated their artillery by the length of the barrel only which was 17 calibers. The barrel was then inserted into a ring cradle which housed two cylinders of the hydraulic recoil mechanism and the pneumatic recuperator cylinder located above the barrel. The barrel was mounted on trunnions towards the middle and the wedge-shaped box trail carriage had a large open space behind the breech to allow for recoil, high angles of elevation and reloading.[1] The weight of the barrel and breech was 12.79 t (12.59 long tons). The 305/17 had an interrupted screw breech and used separate loading bagged charges and projectiles

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  • "🇬🇧🇷🇺 Operation countenance 🇮🇷" - (Part 5 = Influence of German citizens in the Imperial State of Iran, pressure on Iran from the Allies, and British soldiers in Iraq after the Anglo-Iraq War) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - 🇺🇸 American and 🇬🇧British railroad crews were the ones who were taking Allied supplies to the Soviet Union, standing next to a steam train somewhere in Iran. c. March 1943. — This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID fsa.8d29398 - (copyright expired) -------------------------------------------- The three thousand German residents that lived in the Imperial State of Iran in 1940, were believed to have a 'disproportionate' influence because of their employment in strategic Iranian government industries and in the country's transport and communications network. -------------------------------------------- The Iranians also began to reduce their trade with Germany under Allied demands. Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, sought to remain neutral and anger neither the Allies or Axis engaged in war in Europe, neutrality was becoming increasingly difficult with the British/Soviet demands on Iran. British forces were already present in sizeable numbers in Iraq as a result of the (Anglo-Iraqi War, May 2nd - 31st, 1941. Thus, British troops were stationed on the western border of Iran prior to the invasion. -------------------------------------------- The Anglo-Soviet invasion was a surprise attack described by the British, their commonwealth and Soviet forces, as rapid and conducted with ease. Prior to invasion, two diplomatic notes were delivered to the Iranian government on July 19th and August 17th, 1941, requiring the Iranian government to expel German nationals. The second of the notes was recognised by the Iranian prime minister Ali Mansur as a disguised ultimatum. — #🇬🇧🇷🇺🇮🇷OperationCountenance
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Dancing is more than what the people see. It's not a PERFORMANCE Dancing is ministry, its warfare. Its important that you learn and study your songs. As you see my Spirit went into warfare with the flag when the music started to mess up.  Learning when and how to use flags as the Holy Spirit leads not because they are pretty or to fill space in a dance. 
The enemy TRIED to use this because of 
1. The significance of that song we were ministering to
2. To cause us to be confused and off track
3. Stop worship
4. Stop deliverance from taking place 
I could go on and on... but spirits are real warfare is real but the blood is also REAL .. POWERFUL! 
Flags are used To Put the Enemy to Flight – Isaiah 59:19 tells us, "...When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him." Flags are God-given, God anointed, Word-based instruments worship tools  that display His truth. Truth and light cause the enemy to flee.

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  • As you watch this look and listen carefully...
    Dancing is more than what the people see. It's not a PERFORMANCE Dancing is ministry, its warfare. Its important that you learn and study your songs. As you see my Spirit went into warfare with the flag when the music started to mess up.  Learning when and how to use flags as the Holy Spirit leads not because they are pretty or to fill space in a dance.
    The enemy TRIED to use this because of
    1. The significance of that song we were ministering to
    2. To cause us to be confused and off track
    3. Stop worship
    4. Stop deliverance from taking place
    I could go on and on... but spirits are real warfare is real but the blood is also REAL .. POWERFUL!
    Flags are used To Put the Enemy to Flight – Isaiah 59:19 tells us, "...When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him." Flags are God-given, God anointed, Word-based instruments worship tools  that display His truth. Truth and light cause the enemy to flee.

    Song: This Altar @psalmistraine
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Russia considers the island as part of Sakhalin, while Japan considers them part of Hokkaido.

Following the defeat of Moscow in the 1905 Russo-Japanese War, Japan seized control of the islands.

The Soviet troops took over the islands after Japan surrender following US use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

Russia insists that then-US President Franklin Roosevelt promised Joseph Stalin control of the Kurils in exchange for joining the war against Japan when they saw at the Yalta conference in February 1945.

Strategically, control of the islands guarantees Russia’s warship and submarines access to the Pacific Ocean.

Russia has military bases and deployed missile systems on the islands.

The islands' current population is around 20,000 people.

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  • Called the Kuril Island by Russia and the Northern Territories by Japan, a series of islands are at the heart of a dispute between Russia and Japan that has prevented them adopting a formal World War II peace treaty.

    The disputed islands lie just a few kilometers off the north coast of Hokkaido in Japan.

    Russia considers the island as part of Sakhalin, while Japan considers them part of Hokkaido.

    Following the defeat of Moscow in the 1905 Russo-Japanese War, Japan seized control of the islands.

    The Soviet troops took over the islands after Japan surrender following US use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

    Russia insists that then-US President Franklin Roosevelt promised Joseph Stalin control of the Kurils in exchange for joining the war against Japan when they saw at the Yalta conference in February 1945.

    Strategically, control of the islands guarantees Russia’s warship and submarines access to the Pacific Ocean.

    Russia has military bases and deployed missile systems on the islands.

    The islands' current population is around 20,000 people.

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