Ralph Morse, an American photographer for magazine, and war correspondent in Britain in the 1940s, died in Florida on the 7th of December, 2014 at the age of ninety-seven. Life
Amongst his popular photographs were those of American soldiers stationed in England during the Second World War alongside their local girlfriends.
The image above was taken in London’s Hyde Park in 1944 in the buildup to D-Day. Interestingly, the American soldier is clearly wearing a wedding ring on his left hand.
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25th November 1944: This photograph captures the image a kamikaze hit the American USS Essex in the Second Wold War. Fifteen people were killed and fourteen injured.
An image of the Japanese plane on its suicide attack
was also captured.
Essex survived the attack and was repaired enough to be put back into service by December. The ship went on to be used in three tours during the Korean War.
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was released in the United States on the 21st of November, 1920. The image below of Northern Irish actress April Fool Thelma Percy (younger sister of Eileen Percy), one of the stars, appeared in the the day before. Exhibitors Herald
Only a fragment of the film – a gag featuring a wallet – is known to have survived.
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This photograph, dated the 22nd of October, 1973 shows people demonstrating in Washington D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon.
The protest came in the middle of the
Watergate scandal, when Nixon lied about his involvement in the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
This was less than two weeks after the resignation of
Vice President Agnew because of criminal charges of bribery, tax evasion and money laundering. Agnew was later convicted.
resigned in August of 1974 to avoid almost certain impeachment.
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A U.S. Navy McDonnell F2H-2
Banshee flies over Wonsan on the 20th of October 1952. Korean War.
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from the Boston Public Library is dated the 19th of October, 1867, and shows people laying tracks for the Union Pacific Railway 300 miles west of the Missouri River in the United States.
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This poster was printed in Lexington, Kentucky on the 9th of October, 1862. Issued by Confederate supporter and politician
Lt. James B. Clay, son of prominent politician Henry Clay, the poster urges the people of the state to resist the Union forces.
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