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Big Ben & Houses of Parliament behind webbing of barbed wire during WWII. London, 1940.
A child of two and a half, a large bow tied in her hair, clutching a doll – so far, perfectly ordinary. But in the background are tents that tell a story of wandering and transience and a barbed wire fence that testifies to a life in confinement. Thus, in one snapshot, the photographer immortalized the early childhood of Vera Brand, born into the reality of war. Read more...
love and barbed wire (lovers in the jardin des tuileries during the occupation), paris 1er, 1944
SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (10) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr
The Berlin Wall was built on August 15, 1961. Photo caption: An East German soldier helps a young boy cross the barbed wire which was a marker for where the Berlin wall would soon be built. The guard was caught and immediately punished (which we can assume was by death).