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Elizabeth Feodorovna, Grand Duchess Sergei of Russia, 1884

Elizabeth Feodorovna, Grand Duchess Sergei of Russia, 1884

Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, 1890

Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, 1890

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, Grand Duchess Olga, Grand Duchess Anastasia, Grand Duchess Tatiana, Grand Duchess Marie and Tsarevitch Alexei, 1906

Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, Grand Duchess Olga, Grand Duchess Anastasia, Grand Duchess Tatiana, Grand Duchess Marie and Tsarevitch Alexei, 1906

Socony-Mobil Building, 1955

Socony-Mobil Building, 1955

Colt Walker Percussion Revolver, 1847

Colt Walker Percussion Revolver, 1847

Jul 2
Clam seller in New York City (In the Five Points), around 1900

Clam seller in New York City (In the Five Points), around 1900

Jul 1

uminoko:

SOVIET-ERA BOOTLEG RECORDINGS OF BANNED WESTERN MUSIC PRESSED ON DISCARDED X-RAY PLATES: Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. x
South Vietnam, 1966

South Vietnam, 1966

NYC, late 1800’s

NYC, late 1800’s

The Pentagon, October 21st, 1967

The Pentagon, October 21st, 1967

Jun 7
Queen Victoria Eugenie, 1935

Queen Victoria Eugenie, 1935

Jun 6

todayinhistory:

June 6th 1944: D-Day

On this day in 1944, the D-Day landings began on the beaches of Normandy as part of the Allied ‘Operation Overlord’. The largest amphibious military operation in history, the operation involved thousands of Allied troops landing in France. For those landing on the beaches of Normandy, they faced heavy fire, mines and other obstacles on the beach, but managed to push inland. In charge of the operation was future US President General Dwight Eisenhower and leading the ground forces was British General Bernard Montgomery. The landings proved a decisive Allied victory, as they secured a foothold in France which had been defeated by Nazi Germany in 1940. D-Day was a key moment in the Second World War and helped turn the tide of the war in favour of the Allies. 70 years on, we remember not just the strategic victory that was D-Day but also the ultimate sacrifice paid by thousands of soldiers on both sides of the fighting.

“You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.”
- Eisenhower’s message to the Allied Expeditionary Force

70 years ago today

Jun 2
Persian shamshir, 1800

Persian shamshir, 1800

Pair of Flintlock Pistols, Scottish, 1750-1770

Pair of Flintlock Pistols, Scottish, 1750-1770

Pair of Flintlock Pistols of Empress Catherine the Great, 1786

Pair of Flintlock Pistols of Empress Catherine the Great, 1786