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U.S. Marines board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft flight from Camp Manas, Kyrgyzstan, to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, 24 March 2010.

U.S. Marines board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft flight from Camp Manas, Kyrgyzstan, to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, 24 March 2010.

Source / January 21, 2013 / 37

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Major General Earle F. Partridge, commanding general of the Fifth Air Force, greeting General of the Army Douglas MacArthur upon his arrival at an advanced AB in Korea.

Major General Earle F. Partridge, commanding general of the Fifth Air Force, greeting General of the Army Douglas MacArthur upon his arrival at an advanced AB in Korea.

/ January 20, 2013 / 10

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Gisella Perl: Angel and Abortionist in the Auschwitz Death Camp

Gisella Perl was Romanian and Jewish. She was a gynaecologist at a time and place where very few women went into the medical professions. In 1944, she and her entire family were shipped off to Auschwitz, where Perl was instructed to provide medical care for her fellow inmates — medical care that was supposed to happen without even the most basic medical supplies.

In this position, she was officially employed by Josef Mengele, and she saw what happened to women who entered Auschwitz while pregnant. The short answer was death. The long answer was that those deaths were often horrifying and drawn-out. So Gisella Perl gave herself a new job — protecting women by helping them hide evidence of pregnancy and by performing abortions with her bare hands.

I’d never heard Perl’s story before. It’s heartbreaking. And it’s riveting. The Holocaust History Project has a long and well-cited version.” - Maggie Koerth-Baker, via BoingBoing

January 20, 2013, 7:41pm / 160

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B-26C lighter bomber in flight over Korea, 1951

B-26C lighter bomber in flight over Korea, 1951

/ January 20, 2013 / 29

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U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Hayden Lockhardt after being captured by a North Vietnamese militiaman after he was forced to eject from his disabled jet over North Vietnam.

U.S. Air Force pilot Lt. Hayden Lockhardt after being captured by a North Vietnamese militiaman after he was forced to eject from his disabled jet over North Vietnam.

Source / January 20, 2013 / 26

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USAF F-105D Thunderchief evading an SA-2 missile over North Vietnam

USAF F-105D Thunderchief evading an SA-2 missile over North Vietnam

/ January 20, 2013 / 47

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Austria votes to keep compulsory military service

Austrians have voted overwhelmingly in favour of retaining compulsory military service.

With all votes in the referendum counted, except postal ballots, 59.8% voted to keep the draft with 40.2% against, the interior ministry said.

Austrian men must serve six months in the army or nine months in civilian service when they reach 18.

/ January 20, 2013, 3:12pm / 13

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A B-29, of the 19th Bomb Group, dropping its bombs on North Korea, Feb. 1951.

A B-29, of the 19th Bomb Group, dropping its bombs on North Korea, Feb. 1951.

/ January 20, 2013 / 191

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