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Dorset Street, Spitalfields, East End of London Photographic Print by Peter Higginbotham -

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In pictures: Never before seen photographs from World War One frontline

A German Air Force Officer sits astride a dead boar outside a house where he is stationed near the Western Front, in this 1918 handout picture. This picture is part of a previously unpublished set of World War One (WWI) images from a private colle...

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Officers in training: pupils at Eton College on parade as they prepare for military service in WW1. Photo: Stapleton Collection/Bridgeman Art Library.

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Tessen were folding fans with outer spokes made of heavy plates of iron which were designed to look like normal, harmless folding fans or solid clubs shaped to look like a closed fan. Samurai could take these to places where swords or other overt weapons were not allowed, and some swordsmanship schools included training in the use of the tessen as a weapon. The tessen was also used for fending off arrows and darts, as a throwing weapon, and as an aid in swimming.

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A young passenger asks a station attendant for directions. Bristol Railway Station, England, 1936,

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