Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev - Russian chemist and inventor - (8 February 1834 – 2 February 1907 ) - circa 1890
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King George VI congratulates Flight-Lieutenant A C Deere, on decorating him with the Distinguished Flying Cross at Hornchurch, Essex. To the King's left stands Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, Air Officer Commander-in-Chief, Fighter Command. 27 June 1940
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Old San Juan, Puerto Rico ca 1900
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Building the Statue of Liberty, Paris, 1881.
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One century ago: The return of Romania's King Ferdinand and Queen Marie to Bucharest - 1 Dec 1918 - Today, romanians celebrate 100 years since Romania's "Great Union Day". - The National Holiday - Happy B-Day Romania ! :)
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A gunner of the 451st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force with a dog mascot before a mission in his B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-78465) nicknamed "Patches". Handwriten on image: 'Gunner -before mission.' 1943-45
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The Edward Cambell Whitby England 1880s - Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941)
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Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry, World War I.
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King Edward VII and Tsar Nicholas II pass by operation team on the yacht "Standart", 1908.
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A meal on wheels - France, 1917
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1 November 1960: The reverend Vernon Mitchell visits numerous strip clubs in Soho to determine what should be censored.
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Whitby, England about 1900 - Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (English, 1853–1941)
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Joe Black Fox - Sioux chief and performer with Buffalo Bill's "Wild West Show." - 1898
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The wreck of the Dimitry of Narva which was the inspiration for Bram Stokers “Dracula” in 1887. In the book he renamed the ship The Demeter of Varna.
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General Weygand, Admiral Wemyss and Marshall Foch after signing the armistice with Germany to mark the end of World War One.
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1915 - French soldiers & Red Cross "Mercy" dogs before departing for the Front - Tuileries Gardens (Place de la Concorde Gate) - Paris, France
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100 years ago: Street scene in Antwerp, Belgium, showing citizens turning out for celebration a few hours after the Germans surrendered and an end of World War I. 11th November 1918
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This Sunday marks 100 years since the Armistice was signed in November 1918, bringing an end to the First World War. - Celebrations in the U.S. following the end of the First World War. - Soldiers and civilians waving the Union Jack and stars and stripes.
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"West meets East" - Two german brothers , separated by The Berlin Wall, meet again during the “border pass agreement” of 1963
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A century ago: Germany Surrendered - Celebrations on Wall Street, Nov 7th 1918
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A German immigrant girl waits to be processed at Ellis Island - New York, 1926.
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Beatrice (Tilly) Shilling OBE PhD MSc CEng (8 March 1909 – 18 November 1990) "If it weren’t for a young engineering graduate who innovated the solution to a carburettor problem on the Spitfire and Hurricane Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, Britain might have lost WWII almost before it had even begun."
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Eureka Colorado, ca 1900. Close-ups in comments
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Niels Bohr - 1955 - Danish physicist & Nobel Prize laureate who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory.
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'Trick or treat?' - "Children wearing grotesque heads" - 1940s - Happy Halloween!!!
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Marian Rejewski was responsible for the initial analysis that enabled exploitation of the German ENIGMA cryptographic machine. Without his breakthroughs, which he provided to the French and British in 1939, the U.K. and U.S. may have never been able to exploit ENIGMA.
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John Lennon and Yoko Ono bought a large billboard in Times Square in 1969 declaring that 'War is over if you want it'
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Tsar Nicholas II and King George V in German military uniforms, Berlin, 1913
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Winston Churchill, cigar in mouth, gives his famous ‘V’ sign during a visit to Bradford (Lister's Mill) on December 4, 1942
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