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Shocking elections

Today was pretty eventful day in history so I decided to wrote about one shocking event that happened just after the WW2 was over, British elections in 1945.

History

Strike a Pose, Again

Yesterday we showed you a solo photograph of Patricia Campbell. Here, the WAVE poses with a fellow member of the Women’s Reserve, Mary Lee Graham (on the left) by the Lincoln Memorial. 18 more words

Fact of the day: 26th July

On this day in 1945 The Potsdam Declaration was signed in Potsdam, Germany.

The Potsdam Declaration or the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender is a statement that called for the surrender of all Japanese armed forces during World War II. 308 more words

Fact Of The Day

Avro Anson Mk.I: Mistaken Terror.

Great piece of poster art in this Finnish example, sadly the author’s airmindedness was certainly lacking.That menacing aircraft should have been a Soviet type and not one from the Suomen Ilmavoimat (Finnish AF)… besides the 3 British Anson’s in service there were purchased in 1936 for bombing crew training.

Medal of Honor for Acts of Bravery

War makes men do terrible things to their fellow mankind. But through all the horror and sometimes insurmountable odds, courage and bravery shine through. Two gallant young men both in the same B-17 were awarded the Medal of Honor for acts of extreme bravery in the face of certain death. 8 more words

USAAF

"Spy books at their best - Five Stars"

Fantastic new 5* review of ‘Farewell Leicester Square’ on Amazon:

“Spy books at their best: a really enjoyable and authentic thriller.”

Thanks Mr Thornton – and, yes, I promise I’ll be writing some more thrillers!

Articles

Black Country Museum

I recently returned to a place that I absolutely loved visiting as a child – the Black Country Museum.  To explain briefly the ‘Black Country’ is an urban area of the West Midlands in England which became extremely industrialised during the industrial revolution. 234 more words

Photography