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Resistance, Josephine Baker. During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. repin rw

Resistance, Josephine Baker. During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. repin rw

Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975.    This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways.    Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California #vietnam

Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways. Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California #vietnam

October 22, 1962    President John F. Kennedy tells the world that, owing to Soviet missiles in Cuba, the world is on the brink of nuclear war.

October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy tells the world that, owing to Soviet missiles in Cuba, the world is on the brink of nuclear war.

Vietnam veteran watching the Chattanooga Armed Forces Day parade in 1976.  This photograph won a Pulitzer Prize.

Vietnam veteran watching the Chattanooga Armed Forces Day parade in 1976. This photograph won a Pulitzer Prize.

London in the 1920's-telephone engineer, Mayfair  The activity looks much more dangerous than it actually is, although sitting in bo'sn's chair 50 feet high won't appeal to some people. The engineer is attaching the main telephone cable to a new support wire, suspended between Maddox Street and Conduit Street in Mayfair. Via Flickr

London in the 1920's-telephone engineer, Mayfair The activity looks much more dangerous than it actually is, although sitting in bo'sn's chair 50 feet high won't appeal to some people. The engineer is attaching the main telephone cable to a new support wire, suspended between Maddox Street and Conduit Street in Mayfair. Via Flickr

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