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Last known WWI veteran dies at 110

LONDON—Florence Green, the world’s last known veteran of World War I, has died at the age of 110, the care home where she lived said Tuesday.

Briar House Care Home in King’s Lynn, England, said Green died Saturday, two weeks before her 111th birthday.

Born Florence Beatrice Patterson in London on Feb. 19, 1901, she joined the Women’s Royal Air Force in September 1918 at the age of 17.

She went to work as a waitress in the officers’ mess at RAF Marham in eastern England, and was serving there when the war ended in November 1918.

/ February 07, 2012, 3:39pm / 140

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Ordinary people. The courage to say no. 
The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowd, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. He had already been in trouble with the authorities, having been sentenced to two years hard labor for marrying a Jewish woman.
We know little else about August Landmesser, except that he had two children. By pure chance, one of his children recognized her father in this photo when it was published in a German newspaper in 1991. How proud she must have been in that moment.

I enjoy things like this immensely.

Ordinary people. The courage to say no.

The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowd, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. He had already been in trouble with the authorities, having been sentenced to two years hard labor for marrying a Jewish woman.

We know little else about August Landmesser, except that he had two children. By pure chance, one of his children recognized her father in this photo when it was published in a German newspaper in 1991. How proud she must have been in that moment.

I enjoy things like this immensely.

Source   via: major-hellstrom / February 07, 2012 / 37875

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Paratroopers jumping from a Fairchild C-82

Paratroopers jumping from a Fairchild C-82

/ February 07, 2012 / 112

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Men of the 4th Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery having a cuppa before take off.

Men of the 4th Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery having a cuppa before take off.

/ February 07, 2012 / 19

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An injured air crewmen during a raid on board the USS Saratoga

An injured air crewmen during a raid on board the USS Saratoga

/ February 07, 2012 / 17

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An injured paratrooper of the 101st during Market-Garden.

An injured paratrooper of the 101st during Market-Garden.

/ February 07, 2012 / 207

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Are you all right?

— The last words of war correspondent Ernie Pyle, April 18 1945

February 07, 2012, 5:38am / 26

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Just because it features active US Navy SEALs and was filmed with live rounds does this look remotely interesting beyond the visual experience.

February 07, 2012, 2:03am / 47

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