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    Personal slide rule of Wernher von Braun

    German Gallery In creating the ultimate weapons of war, Hitler’s Germany laid the groundwork for future space travel. Rare V-1 and V-2 rockets highlight this World War II exhibit, demonstrating how V-2 technology made space exploration possible. V1 Buzz Bomb

    This is a photo of a African American soldier. African American soldiers were stationed in France during World War II. This is one of many that serviced in the west, Western Europe. This photo has a inscription that reads "to nelson, always my ace, lucky". I do not know the identity of this person in the photo. But it states he was a African American soldier.

    Interesting that the German ones are shaped like fish and birds, while the British ones are obviously mechanical.

    Scottish War Savings Committee c. 1917 by peacay, via Flickr

    Bygrave Position-Line Slide Rule. Developed by Capt. L. C. Bygrave after World War I, this British slide rule was the best shortcut method of speeding up celestial computations until P.V.H. Weems invented the Star Altitude Curves and Air Almanac. #TimeNav

    Bomber on German Aircraft of WWII

    Hedy Lamarr was an inventor as well as a major Hollywood star.During the second world war, Lamarr co-created a device that would make Americas radio-guided torpedoes harder to detect. The patent was submitted in 1942 but the idea was not implemented until 1962, when it was used by US ships during the blockade of Cuba. Lamarrs invention later formed the basis for modern Wi-Fi networks

    A damaged Luftwaffe Henschel Hs 129 being inspected by an Allied soldier

    Blohm & Voss BV 141.

    Rocket Man, via Flickr. A German soldier prepares what appears to be a signal rocket for launch. WWI.

    Tallest lady at the time: Anna Haining Swan (August 6, 1846 – August 5, 1888). Famed for her great height, she was believed to be 2.27 m (7' 5½") at the peak of her stature.

    Ancient Egypt: Figure of a baboon on a basket 664–332 B.C. Egypt Faience (2 5/16 in)

    Demonstration slide rules (picture from the excellent online Slide Rule Museum!).

    Claus von Stauffenberg, German patriot who plotted to kill Hitler to save his nation and stop the mass murders of innocent people.