Having recently returned from Paris, I thought I would share some of the multitude of photos that I took at the Musee d'Armee (Army Museum, duh) at the Invalides. The Invalides was a hospital for discharged soldeirs of France (some parts still act as a treatment center, actually), intended to keep them off the streets of Paris where their appearance as cripples and beggars made recruitment a bit more difficult. A pragmatic move that turned out to be a good idea. Anyway, the majority is now a museum, and holds the Tomb of Napoleon. And Foch, for that matter, who killed a lot of French soldiers.
The last two photos are actually from the Louvre.
Marchand at Fashoda
Charles De Gaulle, who single handedly won World War II in Europe.
One of a series of amazing fortress models.
This model was immense. Probably 12 foot square.
"Ultima Ratio Regum"