Hans Holbein the Younger, Dance of Death, 1538
Albrecht Dürer, Small Passion, Pilate Washing His Hands, 1511
Russian soldiers fallen defending their position.
|—||Max Stirner (The Ego and Its Own)|
A dead German solider on the Eastern Front
Swiss and Landsknecht soldiers engage in the exceptionally-fierce hand to hand combat known as “bad war.” The long spear shafts are their pikes, which became awkward to handle if the push of pike became too disorganized. In that case, halberds and swords became the deadliest weapons. Engraving by Hans Holbein the Younger. Albertina, Vienna.
|—||Friedrich Nietzche to Lou Andreas-Salomé|
US soldier killed in battle by native Americans defending their home lands. Picture taken in 1867.