28
Aug
You either grew up that day, or you didn’t grow up at all.
Percy Howard, Regina Rifle Regiment, about D-Day
08/28/14 at 2:25PM
Filed under: #history    #wwii    #regina rifle regiment    #world war 2    #world war ii    #france    #normandy    #dday    #d-day    #percy howard    #veteran    #canadian veteran    #canadian army   
20
Aug

"For half of us are dead,
And half have lost their youth,
And our hearts are scarred by many griefs,
That only age should know.”

                          - J.C. Squire

08/20/14 at 12:44AM
Filed under: #this hit me hard    #quote    #war    #wwi    #world war one    #world war 1    #soldiers    #soldier    #black and white    #j.c. squire    #1917    #great war    #the great war    #europe    #1910s   
30
Jul

Titian, Empress Isabel of Portugal, 1548 (art detail)

(Source: borgiese, via englishsnow)

07/30/14 at 12:10PM
Filed under: #incredible    #1500s    #1548    #Portugal   
02
Jul
We couldn’t believe that people like Winters, Matheson, Nixon, and the others existed… These were first-class people, and to think these men would care and share their time and efforts with us seemed a miracle. They taught us to trust… [Winters] turned our lives around. He was openly friendly, genuinely interested in us and our physical training.
Robert Rader [quoted in Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers] (via tobiaaseaton)
07/02/14 at 12:10PM
Filed under: #easy company    #WWII    #Richard winters    #United States Army    #Robert Rader    #Lewis Nixon    #quote   
28
Jun

A survivor from a sunk American landing craft is given first aid on the beach, Omaha/6 June 1944.

(Source: iwm.org.uk, via historyandstuff)

06/28/14 at 12:10PM
Filed under: #these photos chill me    #WWII    #Normandy    #dday    #Omaha beach    #United States army    #France   
02
Jun

marthajefferson:

May 30, 1431:  At Rouen in English-controlled Normandy, Joan of Arc, the 19-year-old peasant girl who became the savior of France, is burned at the stake for heresy. Her executioners were so afraid of relic-hunters they reduced her body to ashes which were then thrown in the river Seine. Several years earlier she had become a heroine in France, when she led an army against the English in order to crown the dauphin Charles at Reims.
Just 24 years after her death she was retried and declared an innocent martyr.

(Source: shyyue, via historyandstuff)

06/02/14 at 12:10PM
Filed under: #joan of arc    #france    #15th century    #1400s   
23
May

thefallentree:

HISTORY MEME:  {2/10 Natural Disasters} Pompeii

Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near the Bay of Naples in Italy, is hundreds of thousands of years old and has erupted more than 50 times. Its most famous eruption took place in the year 79 A.D., when the volcano buried the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under a thick carpet of volcanic ash. The dust “poured across the land” like a flood, one witness wrote, and shrouded the city in “a darkness…like the black of closed and unlighted rooms.” Two thousand people died, and the city was abandoned for almost as many years.

When a group of explorers rediscovered the site in 1748, they were surprised to find that—underneath a thick layer of dust and debris—Pompeii was mostly intact. The buildings, artifacts and skeletons left behind in the buried city have taught us a great deal about everyday life in the ancient world. x 

(via clairelizabethfraser)

05/23/14 at 2:20PM
Filed under: #pompeii    #europe    #italy    #nature   
23
May

historicaltimes:

"Colored school at Anthoston, Kentucky," by Lewis Hine, 1916

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05/23/14 at 12:10PM
Filed under: #1916    #1910s    #1900s    #anthoston    #kentucky    #lewis hine    #schools    #black history   
22
May

vintage-valour:

World War II Photograph, “Slit Trenches.”

Personnel of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada in slit trenches. 8 April 1945, Holten, Netherlands. 

Photographer: Daniel Guravich

Source: Library and Archives Canada (Credit: Daniel Guravich / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-133168)

05/22/14 at 8:50PM
Filed under: #the black watch    #royal highland regiment    #canadian army    #april 1945    #1945    #1940s    #wwii    #1900s    #daniel guravich    #holten    #netherlands   
22
May

historicaltimes:

American military nurses in Paris, August 26th 1944

05/22/14 at 6:40PM
Filed under: #united states army    #nurses    #paris    #august 1944    #1944    #1940s    #wwii    #women