Jul 27th, 2014
demons:

Major Evan Shelly of Toronto makes friends with a little French girl, one of many refugees being cared for in the Canadian sector/Normany 1944
Jul 23rd, 2014
Jul 22nd, 2014
waffenss1972:

Japanese girl waiting to be sent to the American concentration camp 
Jul 20th, 2014
waffenss1972:

U.S. President Roosevelt signs the declaration of war against Japan 
Jul 18th, 2014
peerintothepast:

Wally’s barber shop on St Martin Street has defiant signs outside after losing its windows during the London blitz. 21st Nov 1940
Jul 17th, 2014

darkbluetile:

but also unfollow me if you’re using what’s happening as a platform for anti semitism

Jul 17th, 2014

weirdtrip:

if you’re an israeli supporter/sympathizer you have my permission to unfollow asap

(via darkbluetile)

Jul 17th, 2014
gentleman-blackbird:

28 April 1945 - Benito Mussolini (second from left) and his mistress Clara Petacci (third from left) were murdered. The following day, their bodies were mutilated and put on display in Milan.
Mussolini’s fate was one of the reasons Adolf Hitler instructed that his and Eva Braun’s bodies were to be burned after they committed suicide on 30 April 1945.
Jul 17th, 2014
faineemae:

eggplantlit:

carnivaloftherandom:

mresundance:

reckonedrightly:

indypendenthistory:

On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.

Oh my God, yes. Let’s talk about Noor Inayat Khan.
Wireless operators in France had a life expectancy of six weeks. Noor was actively transmitting for over three times as long.
While she was in France, every other wireless operator in her network was slowly picked off until she was the last radio link between London and Paris. It was “the most dangerous and important post in France”.  
She was offered a way back to Britain and refused.
In fact, in her transmissions to London, she once said that she was having the time of her life, and thanked them for giving her the opportunity to do this.
She was captured by the Gestapo, but never gave up: she made three attempt escapes. One involved asking to take a bath, insisting on being allowed to close the door to preserve her modesty, and then clambering onto the roof of the Gestapo HQ in Paris.
Her last word before being shot was, “Liberté!”

The term BAMF was coined for such persons. 

Her entire life, and her mother’s life as well, are FASCINATING. A Royal, Muslim, Anglo-Indian woman in WWII… Could we have a sweeping FACTUAL movie please. Like now?

Yet another story I would like to read.

You guys! There IS A MOVIE!
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2nM12xbAUM
Jul 17th, 2014
fuehrerbefehl:

Colorized footage of the Wehrmacht marching in front of Paris’ Arc de Triomphe during their victory celebration, 1940
Jul 16th, 2014
demons:

French and British troops celebrate their escape on the platform at Paddock Wood station, Kent/1 June 1940.
Jul 15th, 2014
Jul 14th, 2014
fuehrer3345:

wartime years color photo
Hitler, Goering and Himmler all wearing their greatcoats:
Hitler’s in wehrmacht field grey leather, Goering’s in his distinctive, Luftwaffe dove grey and Himmler’s in SS light field grey
Jul 14th, 2014

Hiroshima by Miyako IshiuchiMiyako Ishiuchi’s photographs of clothing and personal items that belonged to people killed by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The garments are part of the permanent holdings of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Despite the sad subject matter the photographs are quite beautiful, the mixture of bright colours and textures intersect and create fountains of memory.Tags: Japanese Photography
more info: http://donlonbooks.com/products/hiroshima-by-miyako-ishiuchi
Jul 10th, 2014