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Drawing of IJN battleship Kongo in her 1944 configuration. Kongō (金剛, "indestructible", named for Mount Kongō) was a warship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I and World War II. She was the first battlecruiser of the Kongō class, among the most heavily armed ships in any navy when built. The Kongō fought in a large number of major naval actions of the Pacific War during World War II.

Drawing of IJN battleship Kongo in her 1944 configuration. Kongō (金剛, "indestructible", named for Mount Kongō) was a warship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I and World War II. She was the first battlecruiser of the Kongō class, among the most heavily armed ships in any navy when built. The Kongō fought in a large number of major naval actions of the Pacific War during World War II.

Drawing of the complete Carrel-Dakin equipment, from our archives.

Drawing of the complete Carrel-Dakin equipment, from our archives.

Joe Sacco's new book, The Great War, unfolds into a 24-foot-long panorama.

Joe Sacco's new book, The Great War, unfolds into a 24-foot-long panorama.

Siegfried Sassoon World War I diaries published: Sassoon was stationed on the Western Front and in Palestine

Siegfried Sassoon World War I diaries published: Sassoon was stationed on the Western Front and in Palestine

Detail of Englishman and His Globe: Man sliding off of red globe on dark background

Detail of Englishman and His Globe: Man sliding off of red globe on dark background

The red, common, corn, field or Flanders poppy (Papaver rhoeas) as illustrated by Harriet Moseley (1836-67), from a collection of watercolour drawings of British plants. Moseley lived in Worcestershire where she studied the local flora.  Papaver rhoeas is the species of poppy that grew in the fields where battle took place during World War I due to its propensity to germinate in disturbed soil.  The species is known as les coquelicot in French and it often featured in the works of…

The red, common, corn, field or Flanders poppy (Papaver rhoeas) as illustrated by Harriet Moseley (1836-67), from a collection of watercolour drawings of British plants. Moseley lived in Worcestershire where she studied the local flora. Papaver rhoeas is the species of poppy that grew in the fields where battle took place during World War I due to its propensity to germinate in disturbed soil. The species is known as les coquelicot in French and it often featured in the works of…

Horace Pippin  Horace Pippin (February 22 1888  July 6 1946) was a self-taught African-American painter. The injustice of slavery and American segregation figure prominently in many of his works.  Biography He was born in West Chester Pennsylvania and grew up in Goshen New York. There he attended segregated schools until he was 15 when he went to work to support his ailing mother. As a boy Horace responded to an art supply companys advertising contest and won his first set of crayons and a…

Horace Pippin Horace Pippin (February 22 1888 July 6 1946) was a self-taught African-American painter. The injustice of slavery and American segregation figure prominently in many of his works. Biography He was born in West Chester Pennsylvania and grew up in Goshen New York. There he attended segregated schools until he was 15 when he went to work to support his ailing mother. As a boy Horace responded to an art supply companys advertising contest and won his first set of crayons and a…

A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day, drawing on the Australian and Turkish battle at Gallipoli  On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, David Metzenthen asks, "What is the true meaning of remembering?" This is a powerful and moving picture book for older readers about the "one minute's silence" observed in Australia on Remembrance Day, and what Gallipoli means to Australians in this context.

A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day, drawing on the Australian and Turkish battle at Gallipoli On the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, David Metzenthen asks, "What is the true meaning of remembering?" This is a powerful and moving picture book for older readers about the "one minute's silence" observed in Australia on Remembrance Day, and what Gallipoli means to Australians in this context.

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