Weltkrieg 1914/1916 (World War)An odd set of German postcards from WWI that combine to form a single figure.
Captain Frederick Gustavus Burnaby by James Tissot, 1875
This painting depicts Burnaby in the uniform of the Royal Horse Guards. He was a minor English adventurer in the mold of Charles Gordon, and like Gordon he died fighting Mahdists in the Sudan, at the battle of Abu Klea.
Just what the inhabitants of a damp island off the north coast of France were doing in Sudan is still murky today.
A sergeant in the Bavarian Landsturm (reserve army), 1915
(via Drake Goodman)
There is a certain poignancy seeing Leonard Nimoy - who is Jewish - wear an SS uniform in the Star Trek episode Patterns of Force, 1968.
Edit: logisticalnightmares points out that Shatner is also Jewish. I ought to read more before posting!