Constantine and Licinius

Cum Constantin a devenit singurul stăpân al Imperiului Roman și explicațiile pentru constinuarea persecuțiilor împotriva creștinilor de către Licinius

Weapons and Warfare


Roman Legionaries: From what we can tell Lorica Segmentata gradually dropped out of use in the 3rd C and probably never really caught on in the east where both scale and mail were more common. Helmet styles also varied. The Spangenhelm styles seemed to be of Danubian origin so may have been quite common at the end of the third century up to the time of Constantine and beyond when the bulk of good Roman troops were of Illyrian origin. The mobile field army would have been resupplied from a variety of locations so I can imagine quite a bit of variation within any given unit whereas garrison troops would have been more uniform. For what it is worth here is my interpretation of a veteran 4th century unit with a combination of spangenhelms and ridge helmets, some replacement shields picked up off the battlefield and a mix of scale…

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During WW2, a local pastor and his wife led calls to protect Jewish refugees

During WW2, a local pastor and his wife led calls to protect Jewish refugees from the occupying Nazis and Vichy French collaborators. Word spread through human rights groups and word of mouth and the village became a hub of the resistance movement, with ordinary residents taking in and hiding those who fled.

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon was later recognised by Israel for its extraordinary effort.