Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.
livefromjerusalem: Holocaust survivors from the immigrant ship Exodus. In spite of all the brutalization she’s suffered, she retains her humanity, her inner beauty shines like light from her eyes.
New York." Brothers Michel ("Lolo") and Edmond Navratil, ages 4 and whose father perished when the RMS Titanic sank 100 years ago today, and were known as the "Titanic orphans" until their mother was located in France.
In early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men.it was a custom at the time… (what really? I want to hang out with my girls in my bathing suit and eat pizza)
Women fire fighters, Pearl Harbor, Dec 1941 This was not taken during the attack on Pearl Harbor but was taken during a training exercise during WWII. One of the ladies confirmed that on Dec. 1941 she was in church when the attack happened.
At the young age of Ellen was ordered to do 7 days hard labour after being convicted of stealing iron when caught with Mary Catherine Docherty, Rosanna Watson and Mary Hinnigan. These photographs are of convicted criminals in Newcastle between 1871 -