The last major eruption of Vesuvius happened nearly 70 years ago, in the midst of World War II — and was photographed by the great British photographer and Magnum founder member, George Rodger. At the time of the eruption, the USAAF 340th Bombardment Group was based at Pompeii Airfield near Terzigno, Italy, just a few kilometers from the eastern base of the mountain. by jaci_vb
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jaci_vb The last major eruption of Vesuvius happened nearly 70 years ago, in the midst of World War II — and was photographed by the great British photographer and Magnum founder member, George Rodger. At the time of the eruption, the USAAF 340th Bombardment Group was based at Pompeii Airfield near Terzigno, Italy, just a few kilometers from the eastern base of the mountain.
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The last major eruption of Vesuvius happened during World War II, as seen in this photograph by the great British photographer and Magnum founder member, George Rodger (Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) by brandy
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brandy The last major eruption of Vesuvius happened during World War II, as seen in this photograph by the great British photographer and Magnum founder member, George Rodger (Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. by sheree
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sheree The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. Along with Herculaneum, Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to 20 ft) of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
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Plaster cast of a victim of the AD 79 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in Pompeii by janis
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janis Plaster cast of a victim of the AD 79 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in Pompeii
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Herculaneum AD 79. A large number of people were sheltering in this seaside boathouse. The ancient Roman town was destroyed by the same Mt. Vesuvius eruption that took out Pompeii. by janis
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janis Herculaneum AD 79. A large number of people were sheltering in this seaside boathouse. The ancient Roman town was destroyed by the same Mt. Vesuvius eruption that took out Pompeii.
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Herculaneum AD 79. A large number of people were sheltering in this seaside  boathouse. The ancient Roman town was destroyed by the same Mt. Vesuvius eruption that took out Pompeii. by maria.t.rogers
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maria.t.rogers Herculaneum AD 79. A large number of people were sheltering in this seaside boathouse. The ancient Roman town was destroyed by the same Mt. Vesuvius eruption that took out Pompeii.
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The ancient town of Herculaneum was destroyed by the same eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (79 A.D.) that destroyed Pompeii. The difference is that while Pompeii was covered in ash, Herculaneum was covered in mud which better preserved the many buildings and mosaics. Herculaneum is smaller and lesser known, but is a fantasic place by janis
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janis The ancient town of Herculaneum was destroyed by the same eruption of Mt. Vesuvius (79 A.D.) that destroyed Pompeii. The difference is that while Pompeii was covered in ash, Herculaneum was covered in mud which better preserved the many buildings and mosaics. Herculaneum is smaller and lesser known, but is a fantasic place
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People at entrance of a public shelter watch enemy planes during a daytime raid in London during The Blitz of World War II in 1940. (George Rodger) by lemai13
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lemai13 People at entrance of a public shelter watch enemy planes during a daytime raid in London during The Blitz of World War II in 1940. (George Rodger)
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Charles Spencelayh at the Age of 79 (Self-Portrait). Spencelayh was a favourite of Queen Mary,who was an avid collector of his work.In 1924 he painted a miniature of King George V for the Queens dolls house.He was a founder member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters. by liliana
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liliana Charles Spencelayh at the Age of 79 (Self-Portrait). Spencelayh was a favourite of Queen Mary,who was an avid collector of his work.In 1924 he painted a miniature of King George V for the Queens dolls house.He was a founder member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters.
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Archaeologists have spent the past year carefully restoring and scanning the preserved bodies of 86 Romans who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted near Pompeii in 79AD by maryanne
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maryanne Archaeologists have spent the past year carefully restoring and scanning the preserved bodies of 86 Romans who died when Mount Vesuvius erupted near Pompeii in 79AD
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Ruins of Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius in the background by maryanne
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maryanne Ruins of Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius in the background
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London at Night    The British city of London seen at night; photographed by an Expedition 30 crew member from the International Space Station by Hercio Dias
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Hercio Dias London at Night The British city of London seen at night; photographed by an Expedition 30 crew member from the International Space Station
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Audrey Hepburn photographed by Norman Parkinson, wearing Givenchy at the Villa Rolli, Cecchina, near Rome during the filming of War and Peace, June 1955 by celina.neo
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celina.neo Audrey Hepburn photographed by Norman Parkinson, wearing Givenchy at the Villa Rolli, Cecchina, near Rome during the filming of War and Peace, June 1955
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Queen Mary of Teck, wife of King George V and the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II. Her mother was a member of the British royal family, and her father was a German duke. by adele
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adele Queen Mary of Teck, wife of King George V and the grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II. Her mother was a member of the British royal family, and her father was a German duke.
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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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Pompeii, Italy.  Vesuvius in the background. by KylieP
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KylieP Pompeii, Italy. Vesuvius in the background.
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Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near her Humvee during combat operations in Al Kifl, near Najaf. Aged 23, she was the first female graduate of West Point to die in the Iraq War by liz
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liz Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near her Humvee during combat operations in Al Kifl, near Najaf. Aged 23, she was the first female graduate of West Point to die in the Iraq War
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This was the view out the International Space Station’s cupola on Jan. 1, 2013 around 09:37 UTC, looking nearly straight down the gullet of Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius. by nanette
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nanette This was the view out the International Space Station’s cupola on Jan. 1, 2013 around 09:37 UTC, looking nearly straight down the gullet of Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius.
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Excavated Ruins Of Herculaneum  --  Destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE. by sheree
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sheree Excavated Ruins Of Herculaneum -- Destroyed during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 CE.
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Matthew B. Brady the famed Civil War photographer He photographed the Civil War in portraits and battle fields. He was the first person to document history with photograph. by nanette
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nanette Matthew B. Brady the famed Civil War photographer He photographed the Civil War in portraits and battle fields. He was the first person to document history with photograph.
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1st LT George Cannon USMC, was the first Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the bombardment of Midway Island on Dec 7 1941. He remained at his Command Post despite being mortally wounded by enemy shell fire, refusing to be evacuated until his men who had been wounded by the same shell were evacuated, and continued to direct the reorganization of his Post until forcibly removed. As a result of utter disregard of his own condition, he later died by hilary
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hilary 1st LT George Cannon USMC, was the first Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the bombardment of Midway Island on Dec 7 1941. He remained at his Command Post despite being mortally wounded by enemy shell fire, refusing to be evacuated until his men who had been wounded by the same shell were evacuated, and continued to direct the reorganization of his Post until forcibly removed. As a result of utter disregard of his own condition, he later died
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How cool :) A loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. The markings visible on the top are made from a Roman bread stamp, which bakeries were required to use in order to mark the source of the loaves, and to prevent fraud. (via Ridiculously Interesting) by bernadette
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bernadette How cool :) A loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. The markings visible on the top are made from a Roman bread stamp, which bakeries were required to use in order to mark the source of the loaves, and to prevent fraud. (via Ridiculously Interesting)
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This is the youngest soldier in World War I. Momčilo Gavrić lived in Serbia at the outbreak of the war. In 1916, Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed his father, mother, grandmother, his three sisters, and four of his brothers. After hearing what had happened, the major accepted Momčilo into the unit and assigned him to a soldier. That night, Momčilo showed the major where the Austro-Hungarian soldiers were and helped bombard them. At ten, he was promoted to Corporal and at eleven to Lance Sergeant. by bette
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bette This is the youngest soldier in World War I. Momčilo Gavrić lived in Serbia at the outbreak of the war. In 1916, Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed his father, mother, grandmother, his three sisters, and four of his brothers. After hearing what had happened, the major accepted Momčilo into the unit and assigned him to a soldier. That night, Momčilo showed the major where the Austro-Hungarian soldiers were and helped bombard them. At ten, he was promoted to Corporal and at eleven to Lance Sergeant.
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George Rodger by effie
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effie George Rodger
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Small stool, carbonized wood, buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, in Herculaneum, 79CE by sheree
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sheree Small stool, carbonized wood, buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, in Herculaneum, 79CE
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65 years ago, on 16 April 1947, few minutes after 10 a.m., on the gallows constructed next to crematorium I in the former Auschwitz I camp, near the building of the past commandant's office, Rudolf Höss, the founder and the first commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp was executed. by roslyn
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roslyn 65 years ago, on 16 April 1947, few minutes after 10 a.m., on the gallows constructed next to crematorium I in the former Auschwitz I camp, near the building of the past commandant's office, Rudolf Höss, the founder and the first commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp was executed.
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The War of 1812: Major Northern Campaigns by elvia
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elvia The War of 1812: Major Northern Campaigns
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Warships of the British Mediterranean Fleet bombarded Fort Cupuzzo at Bardia, Libya, on June 21, 1940. On board one of the battleships was an official photographer who recorded pictures during the bombardment. Anti-aircraft pom-pom guns stand ready for action. Note the tightly packed shell magazines extending out of the side of the multiple barrel guns. by polly
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polly Warships of the British Mediterranean Fleet bombarded Fort Cupuzzo at Bardia, Libya, on June 21, 1940. On board one of the battleships was an official photographer who recorded pictures during the bombardment. Anti-aircraft pom-pom guns stand ready for action. Note the tightly packed shell magazines extending out of the side of the multiple barrel guns.
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Incredibly Powerful Microburst Storm Photographed Above Phoenix - Earlier this week, a microburst was hovering above Pheonix, Arizona. One photographer named Jerry Ferguson was in the right place at the right time and managed to take a breathtaking photo of it. by rebecca2
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rebecca2 Incredibly Powerful Microburst Storm Photographed Above Phoenix - Earlier this week, a microburst was hovering above Pheonix, Arizona. One photographer named Jerry Ferguson was in the right place at the right time and managed to take a breathtaking photo of it.
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PLEASE. THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN AT A SHELTER A FEW DAYS AGO! THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ANIMALS! by corinne
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corinne PLEASE. THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN AT A SHELTER A FEW DAYS AGO! THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO THE ANIMALS!
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Bonnie Prince Charlie.  This guy was almost King of England, but another member of the Stewart Clan got the Throne instead - a German named George.  No problem,  Otherwise we'd never have had Queen Victoria, George VI or Elizabeth II-, and we'd have all missed William and Kate's wedding 'cause it would never have happened. by shelly
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shelly Bonnie Prince Charlie. This guy was almost King of England, but another member of the Stewart Clan got the Throne instead - a German named George. No problem, Otherwise we'd never have had Queen Victoria, George VI or Elizabeth II-, and we'd have all missed William and Kate's wedding 'cause it would never have happened.
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