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The Second World War, by Cecil Beaton: The film star photographer turned his lens to gritty reality with stunning effect

vintage exhibition print of a Cecil Beaton photograph MH Eileen Dunne, aged three, sits in bed with her doll at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, after being injured during an air raid on London in September

Sur les épaules de grand-papa, je suis devenu grand   - Robert Capa

A boy and his grandfather listen to General De Gaulle’s speech after the liberation of the city ~ Chartres, France photo: Robert Capa

Eileen Dunne, aged three, sits in bed with her doll at Great Ormond Street Hospital. 1940

Air Raid Victim by Cecil Beaton. Eileen Dunne, aged three, sits in bed with her doll at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, after being injured during an air raid on London in September 1940

Wash Day in the Far East Two U.S. Army Nurses, Mildred Clemson (left) and Mary Louise Harrison (right), do their washing in a bucket "somewhere in the Far East." Note the boots worn by the girls - necessary equipment during the rainy season in India, where many American nurses are stationed. 1943 ~

Wash Day in the Far East Two U.S. Army Nurses, Mildred Clemson (left) and Mary Louise Harrison (right), do their washing in a bucket "somewhere in the Far East." Note the boots worn by the girls - necessary equipment during the rainy season in India, where many American nurses are stationed. 1943 ~

(I just googled this court case and the girls testimony..pitiful.) Mary Ellen Wilson (1864–1956) or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. As an eight-year old, she was severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

Some random historical tidbits...

Mary Ellen Wilson or sometimes Mary Ellen McCormack was an American whose case of child abuse led to the creation of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. - Severely abused by her foster parents, Francis and Mary Connolly.

Steal a Pencil for Me...on Netflix. A Holocaust Survival Film

Jack Ina Polak sparked a love affair while in the same concentration camp, exchanging love letters over the course of being held captive. They married after being liberated, and have stayed together over 60 years. the-holocaust

Sophie Scholl est une allemande qui  a appartenu au mouvement La rose blanche. Elle  a dénoncé la barbarie du régime nazi en diffusant des tracts. Sophie ainsi que son frère ont été exécutés par la gestapo.

Sophie Scholl A German Student and member of the White Rose resistance group who was killed by guillotine in Nazi Germany along with her brother Hans and other university friends after distributing anti war leaflets

We can do it!

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

Irena Sendler got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in her sack. She also trained her dog to bark when the Nazi soldiers were near, which muffled the sounds of the crying children. She helped save more than 2,500 children & was eventually caught & tortured. Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize but was not selected. Al Gore won for his presentation on global warming. People are idiots.

Irena Sendler got permission to work in a Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in a sack. She trained her dog to bark when Nazis were near. She saved 2500 children.

The little kitten “crept out from beneath a wrecked” tank. The U.S. Marine soldier offered water to it. Tarawa, 1943.

Vintage photo-soldier feeding tiny kitten Vintage Kitty - Korea, ca 1953 - Sergeant Frank Praytor adopts Miss Hap, an abandoned kitten. Sergeant Praytor named her Miss Hap "Because she was born in the wrong place at the wrong time.

the framing of this vintage photo (and the wallpaper) just tugs at my heartstrings...

Vintage couple - the framing of this vintage photo (and the wallpaper) just tugs at my heartstrings.

Twelve year old son of a cotton sharecropper near Cleveland, Mississippi. 1937 June. photographer: Dorothea Lange

January 1937 - “Part of the family of a migrant fruit worker from Tennessee, camped near the packinghouse in Winter Haven, Florida.” nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration.

From the Imperial War Museum in London, a couple of incredible photos of nurses testing out infant gas-masks: “Three nurses carry babies cocooned in baby gas respirators down the corridor of …

Just in case you need a pinch of perspective: From the Imperial War Museum in London, "Three nurses carry babies cocooned in baby gas respirators down the corridor of a London hospital during a gas drill." GAS DRILL AT A LONDON HOSPITAL: ENGLAND, 1940

Children play with the shell of a dropped bomb. Berlin, WWII.

Children play with the shell of a drop bomb. (Bundesarchiv) extended distance drop FUEL tank made of aluminum. Bombs are iron,weighing

Children pretend to be nurses in the ruins of a bombed London, WWII. Courtesy of the BBC.   It's amazing how are little ones act out their thoughts and feeling through play. This must have been such a stressful time for children. And play was there only form of escape. I think it's important to let our children play as much as they can in a hope to help them to make sense of the world around them.

Children pretend to be nurses in the ruins of a bombed London, WWII. Courtesy of the BBC. It's amazing how our little ones act out their thoughts and feeling through play. This must have been such a stressful time for children.

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