♫ April 19, 2014 ♫
cuirassier:

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

cuirassier:

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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ancientfaces:

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 ]

ancientfaces:

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 ]

reparations:

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.

♫ April 18, 2014 ♫

1920s Dresses (via)

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ahistoryofwar:


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.

ahistoryofwar:

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.

historywars:

French Soldier with Dual Prosthetic Arms Learning to Write

historywars:

French Soldier with Dual Prosthetic Arms Learning to Write

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ourpresidents:

In 1943, General Eisenhower sat down to write a letter to Ruth Eisenhower, the 4 year old daughter of his younger brother Milton.

In reply to a double-sided sheet of penciled “waves” addressed to “Uncle Ike” and signed “Ruthie,” Eisenhower wrote: “I enjoyed your letter. I know exactly what you said. I am astonished that you have made such progress since last I saw you. Since I cannot write as well as you do, I will have to have this done on the typewriter so your Mother may have to read it to you.” 4/6/43.

-from the Eisenhower Library

historical-nonfiction:

This is the woman who invented the modern romance novel. Katherine Woodiwiss was a young wife and mother when she decided existing romantic fiction was unsatisfying and set out to write her own. She produced in 1972 The Flame and the Flower, set on a Southern plantation in the late 18th century. Its historical setting and theme, florid prose style and steamy sex scenes inspired a legion of imitators, and invented the well-known “bodice ripper” subgenre. And her unprecedented commercial success sparked a new boom in romance fiction.

historical-nonfiction:

This is the woman who invented the modern romance novel. Katherine Woodiwiss was a young wife and mother when she decided existing romantic fiction was unsatisfying and set out to write her own. She produced in 1972 The Flame and the Flower, set on a Southern plantation in the late 18th century. Its historical setting and theme, florid prose style and steamy sex scenes inspired a legion of imitators, and invented the well-known “bodice ripper” subgenre. And her unprecedented commercial success sparked a new boom in romance fiction.

thisisaslongas:

nicholasandriani:

The well of Wadi Rum. Supposedly used by T.E. Lawrence. Decked out with Nabatean inscriptions. #yallahbye #middleeast #jordan #desert #bedouin #oasis #archaeology #hiking #travel #traveling #travelblog #travelgram #travelogue #backpacking #bedouin #tbex #wadirum #wanderlust #igersmiddleeast #arabia #aqaba #adventure #hiking #holyland #lawrenceofarabia #cameltrek #vagabonding #blog #memoir

Well, it looks about like the description in Seven Pillars!

thisisaslongas:

nicholasandriani:

The well of Wadi Rum. Supposedly used by T.E. Lawrence. Decked out with Nabatean inscriptions. #yallahbye #middleeast #jordan #desert #bedouin #oasis #archaeology #hiking #travel #traveling #travelblog #travelgram #travelogue #backpacking #bedouin #tbex #wadirum #wanderlust #igersmiddleeast #arabia #aqaba #adventure #hiking #holyland #lawrenceofarabia #cameltrek #vagabonding #blog #memoir

Well, it looks about like the description in Seven Pillars!

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