French leader Charles de Gaulle in London after the French armistice with Germany. De Gaulle refused to accept the armistice and led the Free France resistance movement. London, Great Britain, June 25, 1940. — National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md
Ainu woman with traditional lip tattoo. Ainu are indigenous people of Japan. The lip tattoo is a female tradition, passed down from mother to daughter. The techniques involved include cutting the lip with special knives then taking the ash that collects in the hearth for the colouration, giving off a distinct, dark blue shade. It begins at a young age, with a semi-circle on the upper lip.
Charles De Gaulle- A dedicated patriot, de Gaulle did not accept France's surrender to Germany in 1940. He instead fled to England, where he became a leader of the Free French movement, with the support of British prime minister Winston Churchill. From London, de Gaulle broadcast a message across the English Channel to his countrymen, calling for them to resist the German occupation. He also organized soldiers from French colonies to fight alongside.
Gen. Matthew Ridgeway, 82nd Airborne in this photo. Probably most famous for resurrecting the UN effort in Korea, in his command of the US 8th Army.
World’s First Underwater Photo The first underwater camera system was developed by French scientist Louis Boutan in 1893.