On this day…

The signal box of the now abandoned Settle Junction railway station in North Yorkshire, England, photographed on the 19th of March, 1983.

Settle Junction railway station signal box England. 19th march 1983. Black and White.


On this day: Nagoya Station Burns

This photograph is of the main railway station in Nagoya, Japan in flames on the 19th of March, 1945, following an air raid by US forces.

The station was opened in 1886. The new complex, completed in 1999, is currently one of the world’s largest stations.

Burning_Nagoya_Station_Nagoya Station in flames, 19th March, 1945, as a result of the Bombing of Nagoya in World War II.


March 1906: Destruction in Yorkshire

The seaside resort of Hornsea in East Riding of Yorkshire, England was devastated by storms in March of 1906. The timber defences along the coastline were destroyed, and much of the beach was swept away.

Around 1907 work began on a new seawall. It can be seen completed in the second image, taken in 1910.

Hornsea_seafront_1906_after_storm_and_1910_after_construction_of_sea_wall Hornsea seafront 1906 after storm and 1910 after construction of sea wall 1912 book. the East Riding of Yorkshir

100 Years Ago in Ukraine

The city of Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine from the air in spring of 1918.

Under the Soviets the city was renamed Dnipropetrovsk, after a Communist leader responsible for engineering the Holodomor, the genocide of some ten million Ukrainians in the 1930s.

Following Ukraine’s 2013-14 revolution and the Russian invasion that followed, the local government renamed the city Dnipro.


Aerial_photograph,_Ukrainian_city_of_Yekaterinoslav,_now_called_Dnipropetrovs'k_(8694217284) Dnipro Spring 1918

Aerial_photograph,_Ukrainian_city_of_Yekaterinoslav,_now_called_Dnipropetrovs'k_(8693099403) Dnipro Spring 1918

On this day: the aftermath of an air raid

Air_Raid_Damage_in_the_United_Kingdom_1939-1945_H8138 British troops of Western Command clearing up bomb damage in Birkenhead, Cheshire, 15 March 1941. Second World War World War Two

The British Army cleans up after an air raid on Birkenhead, England in this photograph dated the 15th of March, 1941.

The Blitz, Germany’s bombing offensive against the United Kingdom, ran from September 1940 to May 1941, and attacked London as well as the UK’s major ports and industrial cities.

On this day: Soldiers are Welcomed Home

Adelaide, SA. 14 March 1942. Troops of the 7th Australian Division receive a welcome from the people of the suburbs of Adelaide as they pass through on their way to Adelaide from the doc

From the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

This image, dated the 14th of March, 1942, shows a train of soldiers of the 7th Division being welcomed home by women and children in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. They had just disembarked from His Majesty’s Transport Orcades and were returning from fighting in the Middle East.

This division of the Australian Army was formed in February of 1940, as part of the Second Australian Imperial Force in the Second World War.