November122012

The Elventh Hour, of the Eleventh Day, of the Eleventh Month. The End, of The War To End All Wars. 1918. Lest We Forget.

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October102012

There’s a light that shines in Flanders
As a beacon for the brave
From the distant past it wanders
To recall the lives they gave
And it tells each generation
To be wise and never fail
On the road to Passchendaele

Chorus
On the road to Passchendaele
On the road to Passchendaele
Where the brave will live forever
On the road to Passchendaele

Come with me and I will show you
Why all wars should ever cease
Take a walk among the gravestones
And your tears will cry for peace
For their spirits walk in Flanders
You can hear the grieving wail
For the brave who laid their lives down
On the road to Passchendaele

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September42012

Что русскому здорово, то немцу смерть.

telephonecigarettes:

Going through some really basic Russian translations to keep up on vocab and such and came across this, which I found amusing: Что русскому здорово, то немцу смерть.

The website translated it as “One man’s meat is another man’s poison,” but it actually says “what is health to a Russian is death to a German,” which is much more…. memorable.

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5PM
5PM
historywars:

Canadians at Vimy.

historywars:

Canadians at Vimy.

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5PM
treselegant:

“They saw the two younger Miss Langtons in the boat, fixing their oars.”
Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1889. 

treselegant:

“They saw the two younger Miss Langtons in the boat, fixing their oars.”

Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1889. 

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5PM

victoriousvocabulary:

APPETITE

[noun]

1. a desire for food or drink.

2. a desire to satisfy any bodily need or craving.

3. a desire or liking for something; fondness; taste.

[Agim Sulaj]

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September32012
itsjohnsen:

San Francisco’s Market Street after the earthquake, 1906. W.J. Street

itsjohnsen:

San Francisco’s Market Street after the earthquake, 1906.
W.J. Street

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11AM
itsjohnsen:

A Frenchman weeps as German soldiers march into Paris on June 14, 1940, after the Allied armies had been driven back across France. National Archives

itsjohnsen:

A Frenchman weeps as German soldiers march into Paris on June 14, 1940, after the Allied armies had been driven back across France.
National Archives

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11AM
itsjohnsen:

Lance Corporal W.J. Curtis, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, fixes the burnt leg of a boy as his younger brother looks on. Normandy, 1944. Ken Bell

itsjohnsen:

Lance Corporal W.J. Curtis, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, fixes the burnt leg of a boy as his younger brother looks on. Normandy, 1944.
Ken Bell

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11AM
itsjohnsen:

An American soldier sleeps near Troina, Sicily, 1943. Robert Capa

itsjohnsen:

An American soldier sleeps near Troina, Sicily, 1943.
Robert Capa

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11AM
itsjohnsen:

A female air-warden carries a little girl after she had been rescued from her bombed home. England, The Second World War. IWM

itsjohnsen:

A female air-warden carries a little girl after she had been rescued from her bombed home. England, The Second World War.
IWM

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11AM
itsjohnsen:

British Red Cross nurses at a mobile first aid post, WWII. Red Cross

itsjohnsen:

British Red Cross nurses at a mobile first aid post, WWII.
Red Cross

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11AM
itsjohnsen:

A wounded member of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division receives first aid from medics of the Canadian Regimental Aid Post. Normandy, July, 1944. Harold G. Aikman

itsjohnsen:

A wounded member of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division receives first aid from medics of the Canadian Regimental Aid Post. Normandy, July, 1944.
Harold G. Aikman

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