January 20, 2015 | Categories: History, Human History, Images of History, Life under siege, Military History, Photography, Weird | Tags: black and white photography, Danish, Denmark, historic, Historical, History, human history, Military, Military history, Photo, Photography, Power, Second Schleswig War, Society, the Second Schleswig War, War, Warfare, Weird, World History | Leave a comment
November 13, 2014 | Categories: European History, Images of History, Photography, The Drama Of It All, Weird, World War Two | Tags: airport, black and white photography, Britain, Bromma, Bromma Airport, Denmark, Europe, Germany, Great britain, History, human history, Junkers G-38, Nazi, Nazi flag, Nazi Germany, Photo, Photography, Society, Sweden, Swedish, Weird, World History, World War two, WW2, wwii | Leave a comment
This photo was taken at the funeral of British King Edward VII, May 20, 1910.
“So…what do you all think about having a little tussle with the French in a couple years?”
“Only if the Russians join in…”
Standing from Left –
Haakon VII, King of Norway
Ferdinand I, Tsar of Bulgaria
Manuel II, King of Portugal
Wilhelm II, German Emperor
George I, King of Greece
Albert I, King of the Belgians
Seated from the Left –
Alfonso XIII, King of Spain
George V, King of Great Britain
Frederick VIII, King of Denmark
May 30, 2014 | Categories: 20th Century Germany, European History, History, Human History, Images of History, Photography, The Drama Of It All, Weird | Tags: Belgium, black and white photo, black and white photography, Britain, British, Bulgaria, Death, Denmark, Europe, European, European history, France, German, Germany, Government, Greece, Historical, History, human history, Kings, Military history, Norway, Photo, Photography, Politics, Portugal, Power, Royals, Royalty, Society, spain, Weird, World History | 5 Comments
It’s always easier to attack those with no power.
I’ve come to believe that the people most driven to abuse and humiliate these women were deflecting from the guilt of their own collaboration, as individuals or institutionally.
Yes, there were women who slept with German soldiers for purely opportunistic reasons, but there were also women who did what they needed to do to so they wouldn’t starve, and there were also women who had genuinely fallen in love with members of the enemy.
(A little old lady from Denmark told me once (and I paraphrase): “The occupying Germans weren’t all that bad- they were quite nice! Until the SS in the black uniforms showed up. They were nasty.”)
January 23, 2014 | Categories: History, Nightmares of World War II, Photography, Pursuit of Happiness, The Drama Of It All, The Politics of Cultural Destruction, Weird, Women's Issues, World War Two | Tags: 1945, Adolf Hitler, Danish, Death, Denmark, Europe, Fight, German, German soldiers, Germany, History, Hitler, Military, Nazi, Photo, Photography, Politics, Power, Society, War, Warfare, Weird, Women, Womens Rights, World War two, WW2 | 2 Comments