Athens of the West

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Bugger

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

—   Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae “In Flanders Fields” (May 3, 1915)
Tsar Nicholas and his cousin King George V posing for a picture (1904)

Tsar Nicholas and his cousin King George V posing for a picture (1904)

Arial shot of Railway Carriages derailed after the Malpasset Dam on the Reyran River failed flooding the french riviera killing some 423 people (December 2, 1959) 

The submarine USS S-5 stern bobbing almost vertically after almost sinking during diving tests September 1, 1920, after being spotted by the steamship Alanthus, the Alanthuss captain turned his vessel around to investigate. Approaching the submarine’s stern rising above the ocean, the captain hailed S-5 in maritime fashion. That conversation became legend:

"What ship?""S-5.""What nationality?""American.""Where bound?""Hell by compass."
All the crew were eventually successfully rescued 

Catherine Goodman - ‘Boar’ (2011?)

More trucks from the MS Zenobia sunk June 7th 1980

life-and-everything:

I’ve always been curious what a RWD Sonnet would be like. Can decide if I like the first gen or the one with pop-ups better. 

life-and-everything:

I’ve always been curious what a RWD Sonnet would be like. Can decide if I like the first gen or the one with pop-ups better. 

(Source: thesyllabusforclass, via terta)

U.S. Marines wounded at Kari San Mountain being evacuated Via a Navy Sikorsky H-5 Helicopter (May 23, 1951)
Mieczysław Rakowski - Wisla Pod Wawelem (1931)
Augustus John - The Little Railway (Martigues) (1928)
Refugees crowd railway depot at Inchon, Korea, hoping to make trip further south and safety from communist (January 3, 1951)  
S. D. Froude - BEA Royal Mail Helicopter (1948) 
Christoper R.W. Nevinson - ‘The Road from Arras to Bapaume’ (1917)
Jessica (1962)

Jessica (1962)