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Sophie Scholl and the Legacy of Resistance - JSTOR Daily
I really admire this man. Jimmy Stewart after his tour of duty in WWII. Enlisted as a private, became a pilot, flew LOTS of COMBAT missions as a B24 pilot over Germany and retired as a Brigadier General. And a pretty good actor too.... Indiana, Ww2, People, War, Famous Veterans, Famous People, Military History, Military Photos, World War Ii
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I really admire this man. Jimmy Stewart after his tour of duty in WWII. Enlisted as a private, became a pilot, flew LOTS of COMBAT missions as a B24 pilot over Germany and retired as a Brigadier General. And a pretty good actor too....
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Josephine Baker in her World War II Uniform, c. 1945
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.
Mary Fields, nickname Stagecoach Mary, was a former slave who became the first African-American woman to work for the US postal service when, about age 60, she was the fastest applicant to hitch up a team of 6 horses in the Montana Territory. She wore a pistol under her apron and when the snow was too deep for the horses she would carry the mail on her back and deliver it on snowshoes. She never missed a day. When the town of Cascade banned women from saloons, the mayor granted her an exemption. Tennessee, American Women, Black History Facts, African American Women, Olds, Black History, Old West, African, American
Mary Fields - Wikipedia
Mary Fields, nickname Stagecoach Mary, was a former slave who became the first African-American woman to work for the US postal service when, about age 60, she was the fastest applicant to hitch up a team of 6 horses in the Montana Territory. She wore a pistol under her apron and when the snow was too deep for the horses she would carry the mail on her back and deliver it on snowshoes. She never missed a day. When the town of Cascade banned women from saloons, the mayor granted her an exemption.
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Nazis Captured in the United States
Nazis Captured: Elfriede Rinkel Former guard at the Ravensbruck concentration camp. She moved to the US after the war, became a citizen, settling in the San Francisco area. She was married for 42 years to a German Jew who had lost both parents in the Holocaust and fled the Nazis in Europe. He died without knowing about his wife’s past. Following an investigation by the Department of Justice’s OSI, she was deported to Germany in 2006. German authorities have decided not to prosecute her.
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Sixties Pizzazz - 1963 Movie and Celebrites
In 1962 Yoko Ono married Christian Fundamentalist Jazz musician and filmmaker Anthony Cox (who found her in an insane asylum in Japan and helped secure her release). In 1963 they had the marriage annulled, remarried later that year, split up in 1964. They have one daughter, Kyoko. In 1971, Cox disappeared with their then-eight-year-old daughter, in the midst of the custody battle. He won custody after claiming Ono was an "unfit mother" for drug use. She first saw Kyoko again in 1998.
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On the 23th of August 1989 two million people across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands, creating a human chain, to protest peacefully against the Soviet occupation.
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FYI: Can Wireless Electricity Kill People?
Nikola Tesla in his lab, casually reading while volts of electricity fly through the air, ca 1899. Tesla constructed a 142 ft tower in Colorado Springs which transmitted wireless electricity up to 25 miles away. He also opened the first hydroelectric power station at Niagara Falls. His rival Thomas Edison, with much more funding, launched a campaign to discredit him and succeeded. Tesla was one of the most brilliant scientists of all time, but died broke in 1943.
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The oldest woman in Sweden
She was buried 9000 years ago in Bäckaskog at the age of 45. The Bäckaskog woman is the oldest and most famous skeleton found in Sweden. In her grave a spear head was found, suitable for hunting and fishing, made of bone and sharp flint blades. Because of the grave goods archaeologists first thought she was a man. She lived at a time when the climate was warm and humid with dense forests of oak, elm and ash trees. Fishing became more important as the sea level rose and new lagoons were created.
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Vera Atkins
Vera Atkins, CBE (16 June 1908, Bucharest, Romania - 24 June 2000, Hastings, England) was a British intelligence officer during World War II. Atkins was given one of SOE's most sensitive jobs - recruiting and deploying female agents. When the allied victory in Europe was accomplished, she went to Germany. Her self-appointed mission was to investigate the fate of the 118 F section agents who had disappeared in enemy territory. She succeeded in every case except one.
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Cool Chicks from History
Edna Beard (1877-1928) Edna was the first woman to serve in the Vermont legislature (1921). Her first act of legislation provided 2 dollars a week in child support for women whose husbands were “incapacitated by an incurable disease.” After serving one term in the Vermont House, she moved on to the Vermont Senate where she chaired the Library Committee. Her first enacted bill in the Senate made it possible for county sheriffs to hire female deputies.
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Burning money during the inflation crisis in Germany, 1920. Paper money was cheaper than coal and wood.
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Dutch beauties escort American soldiers to a dance, late 1944-5 [774x514]
Little Dutch girls escort American soldiers to a dance, 1944