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Dead Japanese soldiers from the banzai charges on the Tenaru. Following the failure of the attacks, with over 800 of the 1000 man detachment killed, the commander, Ichiki, committed suicide in shame.

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Dead Japanese soldiers from the banzai charges on the Tenaru. Following the failure of the attacks, with over 800 of the 1000 man detachment killed, the commander, Ichiki, committed suicide in shame.

Soviet Commander Alexey Yeremenko gives the order to attack. Shortly after this photo was taken he was killed.

Soviet Commander Alexey Yeremenko gives the order to attack. Shortly after this photo was taken he was killed.

Fort Sumter South Carolina in April 1861, under the Confederate flag. The first shots of the Civil War rang out here on April 12, 1861 as Confederate batteries opened fire, bombarding the Union fort for 34 hrs. On April 13, Union forces surrendered and evacuated, retaking it Feb 22, 1865.

Fort Sumter South Carolina in April 1861, under the Confederate flag. The first shots of the Civil War rang out here on April 12, 1861 as Confederate batteries opened fire, bombarding the Union fort for 34 hrs. On April 13, Union forces surrendered and evacuated, retaking it Feb 22, 1865.

Young women in Kabul, Afghanistan, 1972 [[MORE]]cobb__salad:
Until the conflict of the 1970s, the 20th Century had seen relatively steady progression for women’s rights in the country. Afghan women were first eligible to vote in 1919 - only a year after women in the UK were given voting rights, and a year before the women in the United States were allowed to vote. In the 1950s purdah (gendered separation) was abolished; in the 1960s a new constitution brought equality to many areas of life, including political participation.

But during coups and Soviet occupation in the 1970s, through civil conflict between Mujahideen groups and government forces in the ’80s and ’90s, and then under Taliban rule, women in Afghanistan had their rights increasingly rolled back…


http://www.amnesty.org.uk/womens-rights-afghanistan-history#.U1WnICnD-Mk

Young women in Kabul, Afghanistan, 1972

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The Highway of Death as Iraqi forces retreat in the First Gulf War.

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The Highway of Death as Iraqi forces retreat in the First Gulf War.

Three parasite planes on top of a Russian bomber that was part of the Zveno project  1930s [[MORE]]Tokyo_Yosomono:Tupolev TB-3 and three Polikarpov I-5. Also visible is the ramp for loading the fighters. 


Zveno (Russian: Звено, Chain link or a military unit “Flight”) was a parasite aircraft concept developed in the Soviet Union during the 1930s. It consisted of a Tupolev TB-1 or a Tupolev TB-3 heavy bomber acting as a mothership for between two and five fighters. Depending on the Zveno variant, the fighters either launched with the mothership or docked in flight, and they could refuel from the bomber. 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zveno_project

Three parasite planes on top of a Russian bomber that was part of the Zveno project 1930s

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A wounded German officer, found in the Egyptian desert during the first two days of a British offensive, is guarded by a sentry while awaiting backup - November 13, 1942. [[MORE]]Filo90:one of the most breathtaking photo I’ve ever seen….

A wounded German officer, found in the Egyptian desert during the first two days of a British offensive, is guarded by a sentry while awaiting backup - November 13, 1942.

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"People shelter and sleep on the platform and on the train tracks, in Aldwych Underground Station, London, after sirens sounded to warn of German bombing raids, on October 8, 1940."

"People shelter and sleep on the platform and on the train tracks, in Aldwych Underground Station, London, after sirens sounded to warn of German bombing raids, on October 8, 1940."

The Destroyer Amatsukaze takes a direct hit as the crew beaches her during an aerial attack, April 6th 1945

The Destroyer Amatsukaze takes a direct hit as the crew beaches her during an aerial attack, April 6th 1945

Pretzel vendor Lower East Side NYC 1903

Pretzel vendor Lower East Side NYC 1903