Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

Archive for November, 2013

Adolf Hitler reviewing the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler in December of 1935

I love that camp hand. "Heeey Hansi, loved your uniform at the ball last night"

I love that camp hand. “Heeey Hansi, loved your uniform at the ball last night”

I wonder how many of those guys were alive in 1946.


The biggest fire in Swedish history left the city of Sundsvall in ruins, 1888.

It took 9 hours for the fire to bring down the whole city. Five people died that day and more than 9000 people became homeless.

It took 9 hours for the fire to bring down the whole city. Five people died that day and more than 9000 people became homeless.


A Boy and His Dog, 1922

To think, the dog was dead by WWII and there's a pretty decent chance the boy went to war and didn't come back either.

To think, the dog was dead by WWII and there’s a pretty decent chance the boy went to war and didn’t come back either.


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Kagoshima City Japan Covered In Ash After Volcanic Eruption 1914

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WW1 German Bicycle Infantry on the Western Front, 1914

Those guys had silly mustaches and single speed bikes before the word hipster even existed.

Those guys had silly mustaches and single speed bikes before the word hipster even existed.


A large crowd celebrating Great Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in Trafalgar Square, London, 1914.

"We're all gonna get mowed down by German machine guns! YAAAYY!!"

“We’re all gonna get mowed down by German machine guns! YAAAYY!!”

These people really had no idea what they were getting into…


Josef Stalin among Bolshevik workers 1930’s Moscow

What was Sting doing there?

Is it just me, or do most of the heads/faces look altered?

Look up pictures of Stalin when he was younger. You’d be surprised to how good looking one of the most evil man in history was back in his youth. (link for the lazyA truly inspiring leader.


The only known photograph of Mother Tereza (real name Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu) in her youth c. 1930

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My favorite story about Mother Teresa is that often when people could join the Sisters of Charity and minister among the needy in Calcutta she would reply, “Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are — in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. … You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society — completely forgotten, completely left alone.” I think that’s just beautiful.


The Royal Castle in Warsaw burning after a German shellfire, 1939.

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Thinking of all the amazing historic buildings and cities that were wiped out during WW2 makes me sad.


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Unwanted babies for sale in France – early 1940’s

Unwanted babies for sale in France - early 1940's [489x700]