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That’s amazing to see. I’m having trouble believing that is the real audio.

St. Paul’s Cathedral stands intact amid buildings destroyed by bombing. Dec. 10, 1943.

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London street scenes of 1903

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The Hoover Dam was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell confronting Martin Luther King Jr., 1965.

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Good Pope John XXIII gives his Easter blessing Urbi et Orbi in 1962

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Public disorder. rightly arrested.

One of those events which stays in one’s memory .

Detroit and the industrial region surrounding it, was plunged into semi-darkness as all except street lights and in war factories went out for fifteen minutes during a blackout drill on May 4, 1942.

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The astronaut Buzz Aldrin, fully suited, gets in more training time under partially weightless conditions aboard a KC-135 aircraft from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on July 9, 1969. The moon’s gravity is about one-sixth that of Earth.

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The German embassy in Sweden flying the flag at half mast the day Hitler died, April 30, 1945.

Among other things…

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The sinking of the passenger ferry Wahine at the mouth of Wellington Harbour, NZ in 1968.

The Wahine was a ferry that ran a route from Lyttelton, near Christchurch, and Wellington. In April 1968 the Wahine was sailing from Lyttelton to Wellington and got caught in an arm of a cyclone and struck a reef just at the mouth to Wellington Harbour where it foundered. 52 people drowned or died from exposure out of just over 700 passengers.

My grandfather and his dad (my great grandad, obviously) were waiting at the docks for the ferry to arrive with my granddad’s uncle and aunt. Instead they watched the ferry sink with his aunt and uncle still onboard. My great grandad had served with his brother in the Great War, which they both survived. And then he had to watch him drown on a simple evening ferry trip while he could do nothing about it. My great granddad never went to Christchurch again because he couldn’t bear to be there without his brother.

Here is one story about it, and the desperation of the people on board:

Some of us - passengers and crew - formed a chain to pass women and children through to the boat deck. We worked with one hand grabbing a rail and the other grasping hands, shoulders, legs and even hair to steady the tumbling bodies.

From the boat deck rail - which was leaning at about 40 degrees - I saw one lifeboat jam-packed with old folk, women and children, splash into the water.

Thank God I missed seeing it capsize a few minutes later.

…There seemed room in it [an uncapsized life raft] for only our smallest, but most important passenger. This was a small baby being held clear of the water by its young father.

As I took the crying bundle in its waterlogged blanket the father shouted to me: “Just in case we don’t make it, tell them her name is Judy Vaughan.”

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This photograph was taken in Austria days after the Nazi annexation, March 1938.

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Indeed. There was that whole “Gulag” thing

In what way? Was he being physically aggressive? If not, most jurisdictions would consider that a wrongful arrest

A corporal, probably on the staff of the 2nd Australian general hospital, holds a koala, a pet or mascot in Cairo, in 1915.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in conference at sea , off Newfoundland , on Aug. 15, 1941.

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Helen Chan pins Sun Lum with lapel badge identifying him as “Chinese,” to avoid being rounded up with Japanese Americans who were being interred following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor

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