♫ April 18, 2014 ♫
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

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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!

♫ April 14, 2014 ♫
historywars:

Russian boy used to swing an abandoned gun by the Germans.

historywars:

Russian boy used to swing an abandoned gun by the Germans.

♫ April 11, 2014 ♫
historywars:

Spitfire MK I

historywars:

Spitfire MK I

historywars:

B-17 Bombers formation.

historywars:

B-17 Bombers formation.

♫ April 10, 2014 ♫

historical-nonfiction:

During the last 3,500 years, it is estimated that the world has had a total of 230 years in which no wars took place.

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