Rupert Brooke, sexy poet known as the handsomest young man in England( according to W.B. Yeats). Famous for the poem, “The Old Vicarage, Grantchester”, the sonnet ” The Soldier” and the quote used by F. Scott Fitzgerald -another literary hottie-“Well this side of paradise! There’s little comfort in the wise.” , to open and title his first novel. Died from infected mosquito bite on the way to Gallipoli during WWI.
Rupert Brooke Poet
At 10am this morning, 4/8/13, all of Israel paused for the two-minute siren in remembrance of the Jews that were murdered in the Holocaust. It’s surreal seeing life literally stand still, and it makes you think of the enormity of what we lost.
“A close-up view of a five-yard dipper on electric shovel” By an unknown photographer, Grand Coulee Dam, Washington, April 1, 1936 During the Great Depression, Federally funded public works projects provided employment for millions of Americans. More than 12,000 people worked on one such project, the Grand Coulee Dam. Seventy-seven died on the job in falling, drowning, blasting, or vehicle accidents.
This haunting collection of images shows what it would look like if the ghosts of World War II returned to modern streets.The remarkable pictures overlay modern scenes from France with atmospheric photographs taken in the same place during the war. Historical expert Jo Teeuwisse, from Amsterdam, began the project after finding 300 old negatives at a flea market in her home city depicting familiar places in a very different context.
Honouring the dead: Village behind the front lines in Normandy celebrate Bastille Day for the first time in over four years at a memorial that still stands today