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Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless: Just because it's Summer.

Splendid -and tight- group of war-weary Douglas “Slow But Deadly-3″ dive bombers. “Proulimg” around the reefs off Midway Island,1942. The gunners look quite relaxed, with their Brownig MG’s stored and emjoying the wind…. 15 more words

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Middle East Quagmire Created 100 Years Ago

The modern Middle East was created nearly 100 years ago by the French and British through an opaque agreement called Sykes-Picot.  This agreement divided the Middle East after the Ottoman Empire’s defeat in World War I into zones and countries that promoted French and British interests.  2,177 more words

Middle East

Ouvrage de Nassau, 97 years ago

I like when I am able to find something which happened the very same day. This is the case of this aerial picture, taken 97 years ago (in 1917, then) above the region of Verdun…

1917

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French Dragoons

According to the caption of this picture distributed by Argus Press agency, these men are French Dragoons ready to shot against German soldiers. Once again, a quick analysis of the picture shows that this picture was in fact a pre-war one: indeed, in the background, we can see infantry soldiers watching the scene…

Group

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