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« Reply #870 on: November 11, 2017, 11:17:38 AM »

99 yrs ago now, Henry Gunther was the last American killed in WW1; he charged astonished Germans who knew the armistice was only seconds away
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« Reply #871 on: November 22, 2017, 11:16:18 AM »

On this day in 1963, C. S. Lewis died. John F. Kennedy was killed an hour later. 7hrs after that, Aldous Huxley also drew his last breath.

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« Reply #872 on: November 11, 2018, 02:25:08 PM »

 General Weygand, Admiral Wemyss and Marshall Foch after signing the armistice with Germany to mark the end of World War One. The ceremony was carried out in a railway car.

Photograph taken at 7.30am, 11 November 1918.
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« Reply #873 on: November 11, 2018, 04:13:16 PM »

The impact of the First World War in some British towns was nothing less than catastrophic. This photograph is an area of houses in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Each poppy represents someone that did not home after Armistice Day.
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« Reply #874 on: November 11, 2018, 08:20:09 PM »

Thats a thought provoking photo Rich.
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« Reply #875 on: December 08, 2018, 09:46:35 AM »

8 December 1980. 5.45 pm. John Lennon emerged from the Dakota Building.

Mark David Chapman asked him for an autograph.

Lennon signed on a copy of his album Double Fantasy and says to Chapman: “Is that all you want?”.
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« Reply #876 on: December 08, 2018, 10:14:07 AM »

Chapman was refused parole for the 10th time recently. 
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« Reply #877 on: December 08, 2018, 10:17:25 AM »

On this day 77 years ago, the attack on Pearl Harbour was yesterday.
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« Reply #878 on: December 21, 2018, 09:29:38 AM »


30 years ago today.


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« Reply #879 on: December 21, 2018, 09:48:10 AM »


Goodness half my lifetime ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. That crater photo still brings shivers.
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