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Anonymous said: My Aunt attended this 1938 Nazi Rally in Nuremburg. She describes her experience in my book "How I Saw Hitler on my Summer Vacation." If you would like to read the book, you can download it to your Kindle for $2.99, or I can send you a copy if you are in the United States. Kathy in Wisconsin

boo I don’t have a Kindle, but I’ll look into finding a hard copy (love me some hard copy books) because the synopsis sounds interesting—that must have been a bit of a frightening experience, she sure picked a hell of a time to visit Europe.

Thanks for the message Kathy :)

Also, if anyone is interested, the book.

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February 04, 2013, 12:42pm / 7

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Rifles and ammunition left in a quickly made trench, c 1917

Rifles and ammunition left in a quickly made trench, c 1917

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The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years.

February 04, 2013, 10:32am / 153

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Verdunn, 1916

Verdunn, 1916

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God would never be cruel enough to create a cyclone as terrible as that Argonne battle. Only man would ever think of doing an awful thing like that. It looked like ‘the abomination of desolation’ must look like. And all through the long night those big guns flashed and growled just like the lightning and the thunder when it storms in the mountains at home.

And, oh my, we had to pass the wounded. And some of them were on stretchers going back to the dressing stations, and some of them were lying around, moaning and twitching. And the dead were all along the road. And it was wet and cold. And it all made me think of the Bible and the story of the Anti-Christ and Armageddon.

And I’m telling you the little log cabin in Wolf Valley in old Tennessee seemed a long long way off.

— Sgt. Alvin York on the Battle of Argonne Forest, Diary of Alvin York

February 04, 2013, 1:21am / 34

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Austrian troops executing Serbian POWs

Austrian troops executing Serbian POWs

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Englishmen line up outside an Army recruiting office to join the British Army once war was declared, 1914

Englishmen line up outside an Army recruiting office to join the British Army once war was declared, 1914

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Gavrilo Princip, the man who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, photographed upon and after being seized by the authorities, 28 June 1914

February 04, 2013, 12:29am / 71

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