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The Second World War witnessed the introduction of hundreds of cutting-edge and often bizarre weapons, many of which became quite famous. But there were plenty of others that never got the same kind of notoriety. Here are 11 weapons from WWII you probably never knew existed.

11 Jaw-dropping Weapons From World War II You Probably Never Heard Of

The Second World War witnessed the introduction of hundreds of cutting-edge and often bizarre weapons, many of which became quite famous. But there were plenty of others that never got the same kind of notoriety. Here are 11 weapons from WWII you probably never knew existed.

Three kinds of early seventeenth-century Irish people are dressed here – Gentle, Civill (non-military middle class), and Wilde.

"Three kinds of early seventeenth-century Irish people are dressed here – Gentle, Civill (non-military middle class), and Wilde," drawn by John Speed As published online by Irish Historical Textiles.

Richard Scollins - Pictos (la época "artúrica")

It was the irruption of the Picts, breaking through the undefended wall, and into Britannia that led the Britons, after their appeal to Aetius to be readmitted to the empire went unheeded, to seek military help from Anglo- Saxon foederates. A fatal error.

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The Royalist cavalry attacking at the Battle of Edgehill, 23rd October 1642: picture by Harry Payne

The Royalist cavalry attacking at the Battle of Edgehill, October picture by Harry Payne

The attempted arrest of the 5 members of Parliament by King Charles I on 4th January 1642, the incident that prompted King Charles to leave London, and triggered the English Civil War. http://www.britishbattles.com/english-civil-war/battle-edgehill.htm

The attempted arrest of the 5 members of Parliament by King Charles I on January the incident that prompted King Charles to leave London, and triggered the English Civil War

5th century Anglo-Saxon migration/invasion to Britain. This map shows their origins according to Bede who wrote some 300 years after the events, but seems to have been generally correct.

"The main Anglo-Saxon peoples in about divided into Bede's three traditional groupings - although the reality may have been more complex.

The Earl of Essex, the Parliamentary commander at the Battle of Edgehill on 23rd October 1642

Portrait of Robert Devereux Earl of Essex Born 11 January 1591 Died 14 September 1646 (aged

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