Field Officer Mrs Mellor of the Australian Women’s Land Army ties a papier-mâché cow to the back of her car on the 29th of February, 1944 (1944 was a leap year).
The cow was used in milking demonstrations.
AWLA was formed in 1942 to combat rising labour shortages in Australia’s farming industry as the war in the Pacific intensified. The organisation was disbanded at the end of 1945.
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King Christian X of Denmark and the German Emperor Wilhelm II during a visit to Berlin in 1913.
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After a number of near misses,
London Library was finally hit by German bombs on the 23rd of February, 1944.
The library, founded in 1841, is on
St James’s Square.
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A memorial to the dead I photographed in 2016.
Today is the fourth anniversary of the end of Ukraine’s Euromaidan revolution. On the 20th of February, 2014 pro-Russian snipers took to the streets and shot and killed as many civilians as they could manage.
Snipers in the same spot the memorials are now.
The revolution resulted in overthrowing the corrupt, dictatorial oligarch in charge of the country, but he fled to Russia and paved the way for Putin’s invasion shortly afterwards.
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Today marks exactly twenty(!) years since fifteen-year-old Tara Lipinski
and became Olympic Champion. skated this program
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US troops stand in the Rizal Baseball Stadium in Manila in the Philippines on the
16th of February, 1945.
The Japanese had occupied the country for nearly three years. Two weeks before this image was taken, the Battle of Manila began, a fight for liberation that killed over 100 000 civilians and razed the city to the ground.
A combined force of American and Filipino troops finally defeated Japan at the beginning of March.
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Big Freeze of 1963, the United Kingdom shivered through an infamous winter that began in 1962. It was one of the coldest winters in history.
This photograph is dated the 14th of February, and was taken in the
London Borough of Barnet, in the city’s north.
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Victorian-era Valentine’s Day card from the Museum of London.
10th February 1945: Residents of the Philippines run from suburbs burned by the Japanese during the Battle of Manila.
The battle ran from the 3rd of February to the 3rd of March, when combined American and Filipino forces liberated the country from nearly three years of Japanese control.
Over 100 000 civilians were killed before victory was achieved.
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The Borovansky Ballet, an Australian company that was a pioneer for major dance companies in the country today, as featured in the
Australian Women’s Weekly on the 8th of February, 1956. The images are from their production of The Nutcracker.
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