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Archive for November 6, 2014

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Dirigible Over St. Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow; ca. 1921

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Dog with German soldier equipment; ca. 1939

How bored were soldiers on the front lines in WWI and WWII that they had time to take cute pics of dogs?

I love that who ever did this placed the grenades in the boots with the tops sticking out in order to hold the rifle, German ingenuity!!!


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The Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army celebrating victory over the White armies in the Crimea; ca. 1920

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With all the men fighting at the front, women of Moscow dig anti-tank trenches around Moscow, Battle of Moscow, Operation Barbarossa, World War II; ca. 1941

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Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Everest; ca. 1953

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Just to clear up confusion, they are on everest in this picture, but not at the summit. Only Hillary took a picture of Tenzing at the summit, he refused to have his own picture taken.

According to this Swedish source, they are about to start the climb to camp 9, which was their last camp before heading for the summit.

The picture is taken at camp 8, at the South Col, which is at about 8000 meters. The previous summit attempt by Evans and Bourdillon failed, so Hillary and Tenzing wanted to set a higher camp and try to get to the summit from there.


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German soldiers crossing USSR border; June 22, 1941.

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