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This is a sad memorial - In New York City, 1944, piles of Christmas packages meant for American Servicemen who have been listed as missing or killed in action build up and await a Return to Sender stamp.

Lodz, Poland, 1942, Children parting from their mothers through a fence.

Thomas Cranmer's Cell Door (the Archbishop of Canterbury)- burnt at the stake in 1552.

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Historic comedy relief

This is how they prove London's Double-decker buses are not a tipping hazard. (1933)

Churchill's funeral, London 1965

England — George Rodger

The guillotine blade that was used to behead Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution on 16 October 1793. The blade is on display at Madame Tussauds in London.

Civil War facts

Civil War Infographic by th3thr1ll3r on deviantART

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D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now: Normandy Beaches in 1944 and 70 Years Later

Richard III had severe scoliosis but was not a hunchback, researchers find -

The first presidential armored car was used by Franklin Roosevelt. It originally belonged to Al Capone.

Coca Cola swastika: in 1925, Coca Cola made a lucky brass watch fob in the shape of a swastika, with the slogan, 'Drink Coca Cola five cents in bottles'. At that time, the swastika was still overwhelmingly a symbol of good luck. (

Coca-Cola swastika

Survivors of the 1972 Andes disaster being found 72 days after their plane had crashed and all passengers were presumed killed by the impact or the harsh conditions of the mountains

The moment Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, Dallas, November 24, 1963

Robert, first Duke of Normandy, and father of William the Conqueror. Robert was a direct descendant of the Viking who "founded" Normandy. Interesting that Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king, was threatened in the north by a Viking army and in the south by William the Conqueror's invasion force. So he was actually fighting to retain the throne of England against two separate Viking groups.

Robert II, Duke of Normandy (c1000-1035)

The name Plantagenet is a anglicized version of planta genista, which is the Norman French term for the plant now called broom.

Countries the British have invaded.

Maps That Will Blow Your Mind

The last shot. This Japanese Bomb hit the flight deck of USS Enterprise, costing the photographer of this picture his life. August 24, 1942. You can feel this picture.

Two Historical Events You Would’ve Never Guessed Happened About The Same Time – 26 Pics

A Red Cross nurse writes down the last words of a British soldier, WWI. Paul Thompson. ~So sad. But this undoubtedly meant the world to the soldiers, to be able to send last words to their loved ones.

The Kardomah Cafe, outfitted as an air raid shelter as an attraction during wartime, Fleet St, London, England, November 15, 1939.

Testoon of Henry VIII (third coinage), 1509–47

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