Winston Churchill initiated into the Ancient Order of Druids (1908)
- Old School Nouveau.
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India, also called Hindustan or Bharat, officially declared war on Nazi Germany in September 1939. The Provinces of British India, being colonies of the United Kingdom, were by default, a part of the Allied Nations and sent over three million troops (who volunteered) to fight alongside Allied Forces against the Axis powers. Indians fought with distinction throughout the world; in the European theaters of Germany and Italy, in the deserts against Rommel and in the Asian region defending the Indian Homeland against the Japanese
You could probably replace Stalin with any American president or British prime minister and this would still apply…..
I guess the creator of this skipped history classes.
Must’ve not heard about World War II or the Cold War.
Must’ve not crawled out from the rock they were spawned underneath until 1993.
Just going to say, I was never taught about Stalin..
Damn, what school do you come from?
I was at an Elementary school in America until I was 10 then we moved to Enland. History taught in England is pretty shit and varies from school to school. From what I can remember, we did D-Day, English civil war, castles, the religious conflicts in Northern Ireland, history of medicine, and Nazi and Weimar Germany.
Oh yeah, and I think we grazed on the suffrages and the civil rights movement too, but not in any great detail.
Plane amazing! This World War II-era fighter plane was discovered recently in the Sahara Desert.
The Kittyhawk P-40 is believed to have come down in June 1942 after Royal Air Force Flight Sgt. Dennis Copping, 24, bailed out, according to England’s Daily Telegraph newspaper. He was never seen again.
The downed plane was found in a remote region in western Egypt — some 200 miles from the nearest town — by a Polish oil company worker. British military historian Andy Saunders called it “the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun’s tomb.”
April 30, 1945: Adolf Hitler commits suicide.
As the Soviet Red Army descended upon Berlin, mowing down what meager dregs of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS Germany had left to offer, Hitler received the news that his fellow despot Benito Mussolini had been executed - not to mention beaten, stoned, spat on, hung up, and put on display - by his own countrymen. The already-unstable Führer, having already declared his intention to remain in Berlin and commit suicide, was now even more determined not to be made “a spectacle of” once the end came.
The day before his suicide, he married Eva Braun, his longtime mistress, and dictated his last will and testament, which named Joseph Goebbels the Reich’s new Chancellor (this position Goebbels held for one day, before he and his family also committed suicide). To the end, Hitler was adamant about the “threat” he believed the Jews posed to humanity, and he ended his final political testament with this statement:
Above all I charge the leaders of the nation and those under them to scrupulous observance of the laws of race and to merciless opposition to the universal poisoner of all peoples, international Jewry.
Less than 24 hours later, Hitler shot himself, and his wife poisoned herself. As requested by his private will and testament, both of their bodies were burned and buried in the garden of the Reich Chancellery - the building where, in Hitler’s own words, he had “carried out the greatest part of [his] daily work in the course of twelve years’ service to [his] people.”
Professor Ilchenko of the Moscow Conservatoire plays the violin for Russian troops posted to the southern front
In a photograph by one of the most famous Soviet war reporters (Anatoly Garanin), an infantry division listens to music after a day of fighting.
(Source: , via fyeaheasterneurope)
A woman attacks a Swedish Nazi in 1985. The woman, who just happened to be walking by, was a Polish immigrant and a survivor of a concentration camp. The Nazis were attacked by Swedish antifascists just after this was taken.
“These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place or where concentration camps stood. They were designed by different sculptors and architects, conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, especially young pioneers for their ‘patriotic education.’ After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost. From 2006 to 2009, Kempenaers toured around the ex-Yugoslavia region with the help of a 1975 map of memorials, bringing before our eyes a series of melancholy yet striking images.”
“We came, We saw, We destroyed, We forgot” by William Blum
An updated summary of the charming record of US foreign policy. Since the end of the Second World War, the United States of America has …
1. Attempted to overthrow more than 50 governments, most of which were democratically-elected.
2. Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
3. Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries.
4. Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.
5. Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.
In total: Since 1945, the United States has carried out one or more of the above actions, on one or more occasions, in the following 69 countries (more than one-third of the countries of the world):
- British Guiana (now Guyana)
- Congo (also as Zaire)
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Germany (plus East Germany)
- North Korea
- South Africa
- Soviet Union
- Vietnam (plus North Vietnam)
- Yemen (plus South Yemen)
The first democratically elected government the CIA overthrew was actually Iran’s in 1953 through Operation Ajax. Democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadiq and his National Front Party planned on nationalizing the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (now known as BP). To protect British interests, the CIA and MI6 overthrew Mossadiq, reinstalled the Shah, and set up a secret police known as SAVAK. Until the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the Shah and SAVAK killed over 20,000 Iranians.