Archive for 'War photographs' Category
Quisling is a word you didn’t hear very often, but has come back into the modern political lexicon. Strangely, its resurgance is due to George Galloway and the anti-war movement, who apply it to left-wing trade unionists and other progressives in Iraq trying to build a civil society. The word quisling means a person who [...]
VE Day on Wall Street in New York, 1945.
Children picking hops take shelter in a field in Kent, to watch a dogfight during the Battle of Britain. The RAF’s Battle of Britain website has the complete Fighter Command Operational Diaries online, with details of each day of the battle, including ground damage done by bombers, such as this report from August 13th 1940 [...]
This impressive picture of Londoners clearing a bombed-out pub during World War II comes from a 1943 book called The British People at War. In these days of hyped fears about Scottish salmon, mobile phone masts, toxic deodorants and even balloons, perhaps these individuals drinking beer, while in possible danger of having a Billiard table [...]