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WW2 Australian nursing sisters in New Guinea. #vintage #WW2 #1940s #nurses

Elizabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium. During WWI established a hospital and worked as a nurse caring for soldiers and civilians. During WWII German occupation of Belgium she used her influence as Queen and German connections to assist in rescuing hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis for which she was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government.

WAVES reading a news article about Victory over Japan (VJ) Day, August 14, 1945 ~

Kissing the war goodbye.

Anny-Yolande Horowitz Born on June 2, 1933 in Strasbourg. Last lived at 21, rue Rode, Bordeaux. Interned in the Lalande camp near Tours and then transferred to Drancy. From there, she, her mother Frieda, and her sister Paulette, age 7, were deported on Sept. 11, 1942 on Convoy 31. Their destination: Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Vichy Regime (July 1940-August 1944) An ugly chapter in French history. 1941: U.S. began to form a hand-picked army; its troops were composed of artists, designers, actors, meteorologists and sound technicians whose true mission was not to fight, but to deceive the German army. Their props were inflatable tanks and pyrotechnics; their tools camouflage, “spoof” radio plays, special effects and sonic deception. Their last disappearing act was to vanish from history. Officially they were the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops.

The "Great White Hurricane" of March 1888. More than 20" of snow fell on New York City, paralyzing the city for days and spurring the creation of an underground subway system.

ピンもと:Washington Post

Mildred Dalton Manning, Army nurse and WWII prisoner, dies at 98

Last Angel of Bataan. Mildred Dalton Manning died March 8 at age 98. She was an Army nurse held prisoner by the Japanese in the Philippines for almost three years during World War II.