The Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt ME-262 Schwalbe jet. Once airborne, it simply could not be touched by allied fighters. It flew over 150 km/h faster. The only reliable way to destroy them, as with the Luftwaffe's even faster Me 163 rocket fighters, was to get to them on the ground before-and-during-take-off, or simply to deprive the Germans of the fuel supplies they needed. But this worked. These magnificent warbirds ended up not changing a thing in the course of the war.
The Swallow: In addition to indicating that a sailor had sailed 5000 miles, swallows are also associated with the idea of return. This "return" symbolism is rooted in two ideas. The first was the swallow's famous migration pattern, always returning home to San Juan Capistrano. Second, it was believed that if a sailor dies at sea, birds carry his soul home to heaven.
Handmade Felt Swallow ~ ~ scissors tail is difficult, like leggings on this stuff, toss me one night, a thin little thing is really thin wool poke taboo, do not ask me how poked out, anyway I poked wash the stamp almost no confidence whatever the outcome, just barely get out of the wings is a thin pointy well done, had first felt a large needle, and then wet felting, needle felt ... again
It was really a pretty little coin: The English 6d of Oak sprigs and acorns ~ The sixpence, known colloquially as the tanner, or half-shilling, was a British pre-decimal coin, worth six (pre-1971) pence, or 1/40th of a pound sterling. The first sixpences were struck in the reign of Edward VI in 1551 and continued until they were rendered obsolete by decimalisation in 1971.
sailers would get swallow tattoos after sailing there first and second 5,000 sea miles - LOL - thanks for the info.. but I would have thought anyone who knew so much about sailors.. would be able to actually spell sailors correctly.. LOL