Over ninety years ago during World War I, British and German soldiers put down their weapons, walked out into the desolation of No-Man’s Land and shook hands. This was the Christmas cease fire of 1914. In a moment unique to the First World War, troops were given a moment of respite from the horrors of the war when soldiers exchanged gifts, looked at each others’ family photographs and played friendly games of football with the enemy. by carrie
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carrie Over ninety years ago during World War I, British and German soldiers put down their weapons, walked out into the desolation of No-Man’s Land and shook hands. This was the Christmas cease fire of 1914. In a moment unique to the First World War, troops were given a moment of respite from the horrors of the war when soldiers exchanged gifts, looked at each others’ family photographs and played friendly games of football with the enemy.
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WW1: The Christmas Truce of 1914 remains a singular occurrence of combat troops taking it upon themselves to get to know the "enemy" instead of killing each other. In many parts of the Western Front, shooting stopped and soldiers from both sides emerged from the trenches to talk, exchange mementos, and play games. In this photo, British and German soldiers, their weapons very much present, fraternize in a way that made generals suffer strokes from their rage. by hannahmnt
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hannahmnt WW1: The Christmas Truce of 1914 remains a singular occurrence of combat troops taking it upon themselves to get to know the "enemy" instead of killing each other. In many parts of the Western Front, shooting stopped and soldiers from both sides emerged from the trenches to talk, exchange mementos, and play games. In this photo, British and German soldiers, their weapons very much present, fraternize in a way that made generals suffer strokes from their rage.
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12 Photographs That Bring Home The Horrors Of The Vietnam War by roseann
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roseann 12 Photographs That Bring Home The Horrors Of The Vietnam War
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More than 80,482 British Indian soldiers died in Ist World War (1914-18) according to the register of Common Wealth War Grave Commission. by carrie
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carrie More than 80,482 British Indian soldiers died in Ist World War (1914-18) according to the register of Common Wealth War Grave Commission.
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German soldiers take a moment to decorate the trenches in celebration of Christmas during World War I. by carrie
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carrie German soldiers take a moment to decorate the trenches in celebration of Christmas during World War I.
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Soldiers of World War I by janie
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janie Soldiers of World War I
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London's Highgate Cemetery. Thornton (1883 to 1918) was a classical pianist and played music for the troops in World War One by TheIndelibleGardenia
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TheIndelibleGardenia London's Highgate Cemetery. Thornton (1883 to 1918) was a classical pianist and played music for the troops in World War One
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World War One German soldiers and dogs don gas masks in Reims, France during World War I in 1916. Only one year earlier, poison gas was deployed for the first time in war on a mass scale by the Germans in Ypres, Belgium. The battle marked the birth of weapons of mass destruction. by christa
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christa World War One German soldiers and dogs don gas masks in Reims, France during World War I in 1916. Only one year earlier, poison gas was deployed for the first time in war on a mass scale by the Germans in Ypres, Belgium. The battle marked the birth of weapons of mass destruction.
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Football match between British and Germans during the Christmas truce of World War I (1914) by carrie
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carrie Football match between British and Germans during the Christmas truce of World War I (1914)
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This is courage and strength.                                     Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum
New York World 1887

Nellie Bly (real name Elizabeth Jane Cochran, above) was a 23-year-old journalist without a job when she walked into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World in 1887 and was given the daunting assignment of exposing the horrors of the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum. She rehearsed feverishly. She played mad. by daisy
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daisy This is courage and strength. Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum New York World 1887 Nellie Bly (real name Elizabeth Jane Cochran, above) was a 23-year-old journalist without a job when she walked into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World in 1887 and was given the daunting assignment of exposing the horrors of the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum. She rehearsed feverishly. She played mad.
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A Mental Ward Exposed : Rather than fight in World War II, conscientious objector and Quaker Charlie Lord was sent by the government to work at a mental institution called Philadelphia State Hospital. He secretly took photographs to expose the horrors of the institution. These are his photos. by melody
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melody A Mental Ward Exposed : Rather than fight in World War II, conscientious objector and Quaker Charlie Lord was sent by the government to work at a mental institution called Philadelphia State Hospital. He secretly took photographs to expose the horrors of the institution. These are his photos.
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Shoulder Arms (1918). The horrors of World War I as experienced hilariously by the Little Tramp. by robindu
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robindu Shoulder Arms (1918). The horrors of World War I as experienced hilariously by the Little Tramp.
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The Legend of What Actually Lived in the "No Man's Land" Between World War I's Trenches. Born of the horrors of trench warfare, a ghoulish tale of scavengers and scofflaws took hold 100 years ago By James Deutsch smithsonian.com September 8, 2014 by carrie
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carrie The Legend of What Actually Lived in the "No Man's Land" Between World War I's Trenches. Born of the horrors of trench warfare, a ghoulish tale of scavengers and scofflaws took hold 100 years ago By James Deutsch smithsonian.com September 8, 2014
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German troops wearing gas masks and throwing hand grenades, 23 Apr 1916. || The Most Powerful Images Of World War I by mallory
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mallory German troops wearing gas masks and throwing hand grenades, 23 Apr 1916. || The Most Powerful Images Of World War I
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True that!!! Having to experience the horrors of war we simply cannot fathom all for the love of their country and it's people is priceless. In all honesty, God please bless our soldiers. <3 by susanna
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susanna True that!!! Having to experience the horrors of war we simply cannot fathom all for the love of their country and it's people is priceless. In all honesty, God please bless our soldiers. <3
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The Battle of Dunkirk during World War II ended with the evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from May 26 to June 4, 1940. A huge force of Allied soldiers were cut off in northern France by the German army as it advanced to the English Channel coast at Calais. Over 330,000 Allied troops... by marcy
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marcy The Battle of Dunkirk during World War II ended with the evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from May 26 to June 4, 1940. A huge force of Allied soldiers were cut off in northern France by the German army as it advanced to the English Channel coast at Calais. Over 330,000 Allied troops...
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70 Dramatic and Haunting Photographs Capture Everyday Life of U.S Soldiers During the Long and Divisive War in Vietnam ~ vintage everyday by cindy
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cindy 70 Dramatic and Haunting Photographs Capture Everyday Life of U.S Soldiers During the Long and Divisive War in Vietnam ~ vintage everyday
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The term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operations. Formally reported from November 1944 onwards, witnesses often assumed that the foo fighters were secret weapons employed by the enemy, but they remained unidentified post-war and were reported by both Allied and Axis forces. by christy
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christy The term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theaters of Operations. Formally reported from November 1944 onwards, witnesses often assumed that the foo fighters were secret weapons employed by the enemy, but they remained unidentified post-war and were reported by both Allied and Axis forces.
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'Horrors of War' Vintage Advertisement by Wayfair
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Wayfair 'Horrors of War' Vintage Advertisement
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World War 1 Soldiers by janie
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janie World War 1 Soldiers
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Navy, the second World War issued in The Aircraft Carrier that brought the fight to the enemy on a combination of water and air!! by lavonne
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lavonne Navy, the second World War issued in The Aircraft Carrier that brought the fight to the enemy on a combination of water and air!!
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The Mauser M1917 Trench Carbine, Produced during the last years of the World War I, the Mauser Trench Carbine was designed to be a light, compact carbine or personal defense weapon to be issued to artilleryman, stormtroopers, and rear echelon troops. Very few were produced as German officials feared that production of the M1917 would inhibit production of other more common Mauser produced weapons such as rifles and pistols. by susangir
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susangir The Mauser M1917 Trench Carbine, Produced during the last years of the World War I, the Mauser Trench Carbine was designed to be a light, compact carbine or personal defense weapon to be issued to artilleryman, stormtroopers, and rear echelon troops. Very few were produced as German officials feared that production of the M1917 would inhibit production of other more common Mauser produced weapons such as rifles and pistols.
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Two United States soldiers storm a bunker past the bodies of two German soldiers during World War I. Digitally restored. by gilda
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gilda Two United States soldiers storm a bunker past the bodies of two German soldiers during World War I. Digitally restored.
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Battle of Shiloh, 4/6/1862 Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark | Even stranger, when troops were moved to field hospitals, those whose wounds glowed had a better survival rate, and their wounds healed more quickly. by jolene
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jolene Battle of Shiloh, 4/6/1862 Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark | Even stranger, when troops were moved to field hospitals, those whose wounds glowed had a better survival rate, and their wounds healed more quickly.
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Snoopy - The World War I Flying Ace Behind Enemy Lines by bette
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bette Snoopy - The World War I Flying Ace Behind Enemy Lines
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Buy Soldiers of the World Long Range Recon Patrol Vietnam War 1961-1975 3 Figure Set by A-Toy&Game
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These were weapons commonly used in World War I. They were used by both sides of the war. by christy
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christy These were weapons commonly used in World War I. They were used by both sides of the war.
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English ‘Pierrettes’ on a bus collecting money for the wounded soldiers of World War I, 1915 by taylor
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taylor English ‘Pierrettes’ on a bus collecting money for the wounded soldiers of World War I, 1915
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horrors of war in Palestine by amelia
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amelia horrors of war in Palestine
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Inside the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem  Years ago my brother and I walked here. by minerva
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minerva Inside the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem Years ago my brother and I walked here.
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Another hero of the French Resistance during World War II and decorated for saving the lives of U.S. soldiers shot down behind enemy lines was Micheline Blum-Picard. Only eighteen-years-old when she first became involved in the Resistance, Blum-Picard started by carrying messages taped to her back and then progressed to photographing inside factories damaged by bombing raids  By D-Day, however, she was carrying a rifle, a pistol, and a hand grenade wherever she went. by jacklyn
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jacklyn Another hero of the French Resistance during World War II and decorated for saving the lives of U.S. soldiers shot down behind enemy lines was Micheline Blum-Picard. Only eighteen-years-old when she first became involved in the Resistance, Blum-Picard started by carrying messages taped to her back and then progressed to photographing inside factories damaged by bombing raids By D-Day, however, she was carrying a rifle, a pistol, and a hand grenade wherever she went.
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