This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers—what was taken, from where, and by whom. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.
Christoph Probst and Alexander Schmorell of the Student Resistance Group "White Rose" (1941) The Munich-based "White Rose" has gone down in history as one of the best-known Nazi resistance groups. In 1942 and 1943, group members distributed a series of broadsheets publicizing the crimes of the Nazi regime. In doing so, they hoped to move the German people to active resistance by appealing to their sense of moral duty.
The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters.
An American war worker at Lockheed’s Burbank P-38 facility. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States’ national war production—from aircraft, to tanks, to ammunition—found itself as high is 260%. There wasn’t any part of the United States’ that wasn’t involved in the war effort as the consumer market seemingly disappeared over night.
Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.
The oldest surviving English crown (1370-80) from the jewels of Richard II
"Queen Elizabeth oak", East Sussex. You might think this 1,000 year old tree is just a tree but according to local history, it's a very special tree! When Queen Elizabeth I journeyed to Rye in August 1573, she sat under this tree and ate a meal. She changed her shoes of green damask silk with a 5" heel and pointed toe and left them behind as a memento of her visit. The shoes are still in existence and are shown on special occasions. They are kept at Brickwall, a Jacobean House in the village.
1945 - The Liner, the "Queen Elizabeth," bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WW II.
"I have tried to read philosophers of all ages and have found many illuminating ideas but no steady progress toward deeper knowledge and understanding. Science, however, gives me the feeling of steady progress: I am convinced that theoretical physics is actual philosophy. It has revolutionized fundamental concepts... and it has taught us new methods of thinking... which are applicable far beyond physics." ~ Max Born (1882-1970)