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The Greatest Stories of All Time. I Love History!

Group of teenagers listening to 45 rpm. records as they shop for the latest hits at a record store, photo by Nina Leen, 1944

The man who saved the world... 50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war. His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

Ms. Esther Jones known by her stage name, "Baby Esther," was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones' 'baby' singing style for a recording of "I Wanna Be Loved By You." Jones' style went on to become the inspiration for the look and voice of Betty Boop

WWII Propaganda Poster warns all to be careful not to reveal soldier's information

Lepa Svetozara Radić (1925–1943) was a partisan executed at the age of 17 for shooting at German soldiers during WW2. As her captors tied the noose around her neck, they offered her a way out of the gallows by revealing her comrades and leaders identities. She responded that she was not a traitor to her people and they would reveal themselves when they avenged her death. She was the youngest winner of the Order of the People's Hero of Yugoslavia, awarded in 1951.

Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and Earl of Snowdon. A most unguarded picture of the queen

** Vintage Photo Booth Picture ** Ahem... Umm...... please excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor! Royal Air Force Officer, ca. 1940

Wow, I had no idea! Born Audrey Kathleen Ruston, she would later change her name to Edda von Heemstra to protect herself from the Germans in 1940. Later she would take her famous surname from her great grandmother, Kathleen Hepburn and the rest is history{.

The Real Face of George Washington: Front View. Life mask made in 1785 by French sculptor, Jean Antoine Houdon when Washington was 53 years old. Life Mask shows Washington as he really appeared in life without the personal or subjective interpretations of the many artists, painters and sculptors whom through the years recorded Our First President's likeness.

The Real Face Of George Washington: Front View

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Reconstructed face from the Shroud of Turin.

jesus shroud of turin - yahoo Image Search Results

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Hanns Ann Alexander wedding 1946 A Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany marries a captain in the Britsh army (himself a refugee from Nazi Germany) after World War 2

"This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops. Germany, April 16, 1945."

Lorraine Warren, the ORIGINAL paranormal investigator who investigated the Amityville Haunting before hauntings were cool.

A pair of US Marines share their foxhole with an Okinawan boy who wandered into their lines, July 1945

The Passion of Former Days: Soldiers Sleeping

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In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds thousand of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn.

The model for Uncle Sam on the famous 1917 post “I want you” is the face of the painter, James Montgomery Flagg. For effect he aged his own portrait and added the goatee beard. Flagg used his own picture in order to avoid the need to find a model.

Normandy.

The original Fast Food Lunch; a baked potato cart...

The Rat Pack: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin