♫ April 19, 2014 ♫
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British Spitfire

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British Spitfire

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Soviet tanks T-34/85 in Manchuria.

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Soviet tanks T-34/85 in Manchuria.

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Women Russian soldiers with a machine gun in Leningrad

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Women Russian soldiers with a machine gun in Leningrad

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First World War Bulgarian Uniforms

From left to right:
sapper, artilleryman, infantry general, cavalryman, marine  - in parade uniforms
headquaters master, infantrymen, general, artilleryman, cavalryman - in field uniforms

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the-blood-of-history:

First World War Bulgarian Uniforms

From left to right:

sapper, artilleryman, infantry general, cavalryman, marine  - in parade uniforms

headquaters master, infantrymen, general, artilleryman, cavalryman - in field uniforms

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Two Happy French Pilots
Look at the faces of these two French pilots William McCaig and Lt. Sheehan. On the side of the plane it reads “Do not fly with less than 150 lbs in the gunner’s compartment.” [ Original: William George McCaig & Lt. Sheehan ]

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Two Happy French Pilots

Look at the faces of these two French pilots William McCaig and Lt. Sheehan. On the side of the plane it reads “Do not fly with less than 150 lbs in the gunner’s compartment.” [ Original: William George McCaig & Lt. Sheehan ]

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Took time recently to do a few days worth of research into information on volunteer nurses stationed in Finland with the Waffen SS.  I found this very unique photo of a Norwegian volunteer front nurse, and had to colorize it. 

After posting it on a colorized photo forum a very well-read acquaintance shed some light on who this is. Front Nurse Grete Knudsen. She served with an SS-Gebirgsjäger unit in Finland, as denoted by her cap Edelweiß. Next to her ‘frontsösters’ bag hangs a Finnish Puukko knife.  Her brother Hans-Christian was an SS-Untersturmführer and was killed Feb. 25, 1943 by sniper fire near Gongozi ,Russia; she wears a black armband in mourning.

She and others like her are featured in this short and rather sad documentary that sheds light on Norwegian volunteer nurses and how post-war shunned they were and still are for volunteering medical services with the German military. Her personality, tinged with elderly pain and 60+ years of pride and guilt, is as bright as ever. Very glad to have learned such an amazing amount of history in such a short amount of time. Her section is linked, but I suggest you watch the whole film.

Link: Solace (Sju Kammers) - Norwegian Frontsøstrene

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Women’s Forestry Corps, UK 1918.

Women’s Forestry Corps, UK 1918.

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♫ April 18, 2014 ♫

1920s Dresses (via)

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A soldier of 50th Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment, shaving besides his Valentine tank, 10 October 1942. A photograph of his wife and new baby is propped up alongside.

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A soldier of 50th Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment, shaving besides his Valentine tank, 10 October 1942. A photograph of his wife and new baby is propped up alongside.

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French Soldier with Dual Prosthetic Arms Learning to Write

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French Soldier with Dual Prosthetic Arms Learning to Write

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