11 months ago on 18 May 2013 @ 7:04pm + 1,360 notes
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# wwii
history meme ∙ one war ∙ world war II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world’s nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people serving in military units from over 30 different countries. In a state of “total war”, the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it resulted in 50 million to over 75 million fatalities. These deaths make World War II likely the deadliest conflict in human history.(+more)

1 year ago on 6 March 2013 @ 4:37pm + 6,269 notes
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Maude Adams as Duke of Reichstadt in L’Aiglon, c.1900.  (via NYPL Digital Library & Bookmice)

1 year ago on 4 March 2013 @ 7:59pm + 766 notes
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# wwii
1 year ago on 4 February 2013 @ 8:10pm + 41,365 notes
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weaponizedwit:

forgiveninasong:

sophieandherkind:

nationalpost:

‘Beyond reasonable doubt’: King Richard III’s remains found buried beneath England parking lot
He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled. Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch’s 500-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester — a discovery Richard’s fans say will rewrite the history books.

University of Leicester researchers say tests on a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year prove “beyond reasonable doubt” that it is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, and whose remains have been missing for centuries.

“Richard III, the last Plantaganet King of England, has been found,” said the university’s deputy registrar, Richard Taylor. (AP Photo/ University of Leicester)

Sorry why are more people not screaming about this???

They found him in a damned car park. RICHARD THE THIRD!!!!

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1 year ago on 9 January 2013 @ 5:55pm + 177,354 notes
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# lulz

the-absolute-funniest-posts:

gazingthroughthefog:

I forget that old cameras don’t always have to take formal pictures

Via/Follow The Absolute Greatest Posts…ever.

1 year ago on 7 January 2013 @ 9:00pm + 1,352 notes
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1 year ago on 31 December 2012 @ 8:18pm + 276 notes
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unhistorical:

A sailor and his girlfriend drink a toast to the new year, New York, 1941.

1 year ago on 31 December 2012 @ 6:09pm + 9,427 notes
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1 year ago on 29 December 2012 @ 10:24pm + 34,647 notes
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mysticatedwine:

If war was a fashion contest the Germans would have won.

There has never been a truer statement.

1 year ago on 19 December 2012 @ 8:36pm + 4,331 notes
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oktopussy:

WWI facial prosthesis