In the context of the weakening Ottoman Empire, there is a "return" to Islam. This return to religion is distinguished by a reference to the Salafs, that is to say the "pious ancestors", and that is why we will call the reformers of the end of the 19th century, the Salafists. Reformers because if they react to Westernization, they also oppose the conservative ulama.
Working parts of General Electric GAU-8 Avenger 30mm Autocannon Here we see the working parts of General Electric GAU-8 Avenger Gatling-type autocannon of a Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II. This picture gives you a good idea of just how large a 30mm cannon shell actually is.Many thanks to Robert Bourlier for sending us this photograph.
On December 26, General George S. Patton employs an audacious strategy to relieve the besieged Allied defenders of Bastogne, Belgium, during the brutal Battle of the Bulge.The capture of Bastogne was the ultimate goal of the Battle of the Bulge, the German offensive through the Ardennes forest. Bastogne provided a road junction in rough terrain where few roads existed; it would open up a valuable pathway further north for German expansion.
Wilkes-Barre is in the center of the Wyoming Valley anthracite coal region. It was founded in 1769 by John Durke and colonists from Connecticut, and was originally known as Wyoming. Isaac Barre, who had defended the American colonies in parliamentary debates.Fort Wilkes-Barre was built in 1776 as a defense against Indians.