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Jack Sharpe was a prisoner in the Outram jail in Singapore; almost no one survived it for two years, and it was from this infamous prison that Sharpe was liberated in August 1945 with the dubious distinction of being its longest survivor. During his captivity, plagued by scurvy, dysentery and scabs, Sharpe saw his weight decreased from 70 kilograms to less than 25 kilograms. He lived to be 88.


18 Old-Timey Photos You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

Robert Wadlow of Alton, Illinois, widely believed to be the tallest man who ever lived, at 8 feet 11 inches. He weighed almost 500 pounds and had size 37AA shoes.

Out of the approx. 750,000 soldiers that fought for the South, these were the last three surviving Confederate Civil War veterans. Amazing photo taken in 1951.

Robert Clary was the youngest of 14 children. In 1942, because he was Jewish, he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp, Ottmuth. He was later sent to Buchenwald where he was liberated on 11 April 1945. Twelve other members of his immediate family were sent to Auschwitz. Clary was the only survivor. When he returned to Paris after the war, he learned that 3 of his siblings had not been taken away & survived the Nazi occupation of France. He played LeBeau on the t.v. show "Hogan's…

"I just wanted to tell you that we got our home videos last Friday and we couldn’t be happier. I always meant to get them converted to DVD but never got around to it... I was a little nervous sending them out but was so impressed with the results. We sat down during the weekend and watched them and laughed and cried. Thank you for preserving our memories!" - David & Carol

Remembering Pearl Harbor

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Incredible Images Capture WWII New York

U.S.A. Crowded ships brought American troops back home to New York harbour for months after the V Day in 1945.

Not technically a founding father but a great president. Abraham Lincoln~ "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who would pervert the Constitution."

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16 Real Life Side Show Workers That Probably Inspired "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

Mignon the Penguin Girl and Earl Davis the Frog Boy | 16 Real Life Side Show Workers That Probably Inspired "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

Bob Olinger (1850 - April 28, 1881) - Deputy at Lincoln County, New Mexico *Killed along with fellow deputy James Bell, by Billy The Kid

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The Adventures of Abraham Lincoln's Corpse

The Adventures of Abraham Lincoln’s Corpse Abraham Lincoln was one of the most celebrated and mysterious presidents in the USA