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Speech by Elizabeth I - "I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England, too."

Speech by Elizabeth I

Mrs. Winston Churchill seated with book

Mrs. Winston Churchill seated with book

Victory in Europe 1945 - London The scene in Whitehall as the crowd greet Sir Winston Churchill. An original newspaper.

Female lieutenant in Medical Services, 1944-45

Empress Alexandra Romanov coronation outfit.

During World War II, before James Arness portrayed U.S. mar-shall Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke, he was the first American soldier to jump off his boat at the Anzio beachhead. He was ordered to do so by his commanding officer because, standing at 6’8", Arness was the tallest man in his company, and the water’s depth needed to be tested as a safety precaution.

Lucy Knife, a Sioux woman with her children. Pine Ridge Reservation. South Dakota. Late 1890s. Photo by Jesse Hastings Bratley.

Navajo soldier, World War II, by Milton Snow. Palace of the Governors Photo Archives 030957.

Forced to flee Nazi Germany because he was Jewish, Albert Einstein becomse a U S citizen

Beatlemania, Buckingham Palace 1964

Harold K. Hoskins, Sr. (1927-2012) was an American pilot and Tuskegee Airman who was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. In 1945, he joined the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and learned to fly at Alabama's Tuskegee Air Field. In 1971, he retired as a U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel after logging 9500 flight hours. Hoskins later became assistant vice president of student affairs at California State University at Hayward.

Winston Churchill walks to Parliament to announce the D-Day landings in June 1944 during World War II.

German fighter pilot, Franz Stigler, and American bomber pilot, Charlie Brown, who met in the air on December 20, 1943. The badly damaged B-17 was a straggler, alone when Stigler came upon it in his Messerschmitt. Instead of shooting it down, Stigler escorted the defenseless bomber past German flak batteries to the North Sea, where he saluted Brown before turning back. Brown managed to nurse the crippled bomber back to safety. They met in 1990 and were friends until both died in 2008.

franz stigler, charlie brown - Yahoo Search Results

Nathan Francis Mossell (1856-1946) was an African American doctor who helped establish the first black hospital in Philadelphia.

First Black Marine Jim Rundles came into the Marine Corps at a time when all branches were segregated. He helped bring about the modern thought by Marines that all Marines are just a shade of green. This man survived Montford Point and World War II.

Noor Inayat Khan: The Muslim WWII heroine who helped Jews – The Express Tribune Blog

Riga, Latvia, A child who perished in the Holocaust.

Faye Lazebnik Schulman, at 16, ran her family's photography business in Lenin Poland. When the Nazis killed 1,850 of her compatriots in three trenches in 1942, including her parents and younger siblings, they kept her alive to develop photographs of themselves, of their girlfriends, and of the massacre. Schulman kept copies of the photos for herself, then fled to the forests to join a Jewish partisan group. She served as a nurse as well as a photographer and took more than a hundred pictures.


Empress Zita after her coronation as Queen of Hungary.

Royal families on the eve of World War One - Page 18 - Historum - History Forums

Blood group incompatibility between Henry VIII and his wives could have driven the Tudor king’s reproductive woes, and a genetic condition related to his suspected blood group could also explain Henry’s dramatic mid-life transformation into a physically and mentally-impaired tyrant who executed two of his wives.

Blood group anomaly could explain Tudor king’s reproductive problems and tyrannical behavior | SMU Research

February 5, 1916 Alfred Masters, the first African American to serve in the United States Marines, was born in Palestine, Texas. Masters was sworn into the marines June 1, 1942.

Etty Hillesum was a Dutch Jewish woman who wrote about beauty and meaning and forgiveness. She died in a concentration camp in 1943.

Ireland was the greatest victim of British slave trade. *We never learned about Irish slavery in school. I find it appalling that this chapter of our history was erased. bcb*

Irish are 'the forgotten white slaves’ claims expert