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Anderson Shelter 1940.    These bomb shelters were given free to needy people by the U.K.goverment in 1939.If you earned more than 5 Pounds a week you had to buy one for 7 Pounds.  Soon after Sept. 1939 over 2 million families had these shelters in their gardens. from  Etiennedup on flickr

Anderson Shelter 1940. These bomb shelters were given free to needy people by the U.K.goverment in 1939.If you earned more than 5 Pounds a week you had to buy one for 7 Pounds. Soon after Sept. 1939 over 2 million families had these shelters in their gardens. from Etiennedup on flickr

WWI-Hazel Carter dressed as a man to follow her soldier husband John overseas into WWI.  She was sent home when the disguise was revealed.  Hazel died in 1918, while John was still overseas.

WWI-Hazel Carter dressed as a man to follow her soldier husband John overseas into WWI. She was sent home when the disguise was revealed. Hazel died in 1918, while John was still overseas.

American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.

American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.

Beautiful portrait of a father and his three children.  The informal pose is unusual for that time period.  And yet it shows the love of this father who doesn't mind getting down on the floor with his little ones.  I love the way the boy is hugging his father from behind and the way the father is leaning into his girls, it displays such tenderness. Glasgow, Scotland.  ca. 1867

Beautiful portrait of a father and his three children. The informal pose is unusual for that time period. And yet it shows the love of this father who doesn't mind getting down on the floor with his little ones. I love the way the boy is hugging his father from behind and the way the father is leaning into his girls, it displays such tenderness. Glasgow, Scotland. ca. 1867

#History Pic: A Dutch woman who survived the "Hongerwinter", the Hungry Winter of 1944-45 in which the occupied Netherlands was denied any food or fuel by the Germans as punishment for supporting the Allies.

#History Pic: A Dutch woman who survived the "Hongerwinter", the Hungry Winter of 1944-45 in which the occupied Netherlands was denied any food or fuel by the Germans as punishment for supporting the Allies.

Buckingham Palace    On 8th March 1941 the north lodge of Buckingham Palace adjacent to Constitution Hill received a direct hit in a German bombing raid. Police Constable Stephen Robertson was killed by flying debris. The damage can be seen through the railings of Buckingham Palace, the war reserve Police Constable stands beside a piece of debris which has been thrown onto the pavement outside the Palace.

Buckingham Palace On 8th March 1941 the north lodge of Buckingham Palace adjacent to Constitution Hill received a direct hit in a German bombing raid. Police Constable Stephen Robertson was killed by flying debris. The damage can be seen through the railings of Buckingham Palace, the war reserve Police Constable stands beside a piece of debris which has been thrown onto the pavement outside the Palace.

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