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Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures

Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children in the early 1900s

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The Women’s Land Army were the unsung heroines of World War II. With so many men overseas, women were brought in to work on farms, producing the vital food supplies needed to keep wartime Britain going.

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East End Slum 1949. Scary to think that my Grandpa who grew up in London would have been the same age I am now when this photograph was taken...

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LET ME BLOW YOUR MIND...This is photo of a soldier,(German father, African mother). His father was a colonial administrator in German SW Africa (now Namibia). When the official returned to Germany, he took his son with him. This is the man while serving in the army of "NAZI GERMANY'! His wife, was a mixed race German from the Rhineland. The hair & features on both of them clearly show a mix of African & caucasian ancestry...& he was NOT the only one in the German Army! "...the more you…

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A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

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from getsurrey

World War One realities pictured: 30 emotive images

A British sentry cuts a lonely picture as he stands at his post at sunrise in France, March 1915

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from Marie Claire

1940s Fashion: The Decade Captured In 40 Incredible Pictures

1940s Fashion: The Decade Captured In 40 Incredible Pictures | Marie Claire

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