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Larry's Article – February 2010 Archive (10)

Raising Them Right

I found this picture at a site selling military gear and couldn't help but think here is the next generation of dieselpunk.


This is from the site: http://www.military-jackets.com/index.asp


Added by Larry on February 25, 2010 at 10:45pm — 2 Comments

WWII Technical Database

I just found a site with some great drawings and details of WWII weapons, artillery, bombers and such. Some examples are:











The site is WWII…

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Added by Larry on February 24, 2010 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

Iwo Jima

On this day, Feb 23, in 1945 the US flag was raised on Iwo Jima.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history.do



Added by Larry on February 23, 2010 at 9:07pm — 3 Comments

WWII Nose Art

I just found this and thought others would enjoy it as well.



Added by Larry on February 21, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Coney Island 1939

Here's a the newsreel on Coney Island,which was made in 1939 though is sometimes mistakenly listed as Coney Island of the 1940s. I found the video fascinating. For some reason I couldn't get the embed to work so I've include a link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSF8I2tDdy0


Added by Larry on February 15, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Brown University

Brown university has an interesting site with photos of sports through the years. The one I found most interest was the page dedicated to women's sports.
Remembering Brown Sports: Women's Sports


Added by Larry on February 15, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments

In Search of Robert Johnson

OvationTV is currently running a special on the great Blues player Robert Johnson (May 8, 1911–August 16, 1938) called "The Search for Robert Johnson." I highly recommend it,



According to the web site:

The Search for Robert Johnson explores the troubled life and mysterious death of this legendary bluesman who was rumored to have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his legendary guitar skills. Drawing on… Continue

Added by Larry on February 14, 2010 at 3:48pm — 4 Comments

More Women of WWII

I found another site with some amazing photos from WWII of women. Note: there's one that looks like she flashing the camera but my wife assured me she's showing protective underwear.
http://www.vintageculture.net/the-women-of-world-war-2/

I would have included images but they're rather large.

Added by Larry on February 4, 2010 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

WWI Poster

I hope this hasn't been posted already. But when I saw this, being the dirty old man that I am, I had to laugh.

Added by Larry on February 3, 2010 at 9:27pm — 2 Comments

Women in WWII

I found this interesting site last night loaded with great pictures from Life magazine showing the role women played in the war effort during World War II.
Women in World War 2

Added by Larry on February 2, 2010 at 4:52pm — 3 Comments

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