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shakespearenews:

There’s a bit of St. Crispin in this trailer for Fox’s new series “Red Band Society” 

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"Go by, from this day to the end of time, without our being remembered:we few, we happy few, we band of brothers—for whoever sheds his blood with me today shall be my brother. However humble his birth, this day shall grant him nobility. And men back in England now safe in their beds will curse themselves for not having been here, and think less of their own manhood when they listen to the stories of those who fought with us here on St. Crispin’sDay."

- William Shakespeare (via living-theonedirection-life)
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greatestgeneration:

US soldiers eat food from mess kits onboard the deck of an LST. 

U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph, Gift in Memory of Maurice T. White, from the collection of The National WWII Museum.

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haleycomet:

i literally never get tired of this post

(via for-peace-equality-justice)

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spoken-not-written:

AUTUMN’S ON IT’S WAY YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS

  1. SWEATERS
  2. HOT CHOCOLATE
  • HALLOWEEN AND PUMPKINS
  1. SWEATERS
  • CONKERS
  1. WATCHING DISNEY FILMS WHILE IT RAINS
  2. DID I MENTION SWEATERS?!

(via b-lnd)

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historysisco:

On Sept. 1, 1939, World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland. The term Blitzkrieg becomes a household word as Hitler’s “Lightning war” was hurled against the Poles. 

Hitler claimed that Germany was provoked and attacked thereby the Poles brought the invasion on themselves. According to the article German Army Attacks Poland; Cities Bombed, Port Blockaded; Danzig Is Accepted Into Reich from the New York Times dated September 1, 1939, Hitler sent the following proclamation to the German Army:

To the defense forces:

The Polish nation refused my efforts for a peaceful regulation of neighborly relations; instead it has appealed to weapons.

Germans in Poland are persecuted with a bloody terror and are driven from their homes. The series of border violations, which are unbearable to a great power, prove that the Poles no longer are willing to respect the German frontier. In order to put an end to this frantic activity no other means is left to me now than to meet force with force.

"Battle for Honor"

German defense forces will carry on the battle for the honor of the living rights of the re- awakened German people with firm determination.

I expect every German soldier, in view of the great tradition of eternal German soldiery, to do his duty until the end.

Remember always in all situations you are the representatives of National Socialist Greater Germany!

Long live our people and our Reich!

Berlin, Sept. 1, 1939. 

Adolf Hitler

France, Great Britain and Canada respond by declaring war on Nazi Germany on September 3, 1939 ushering the specter of war that the world thought they had exorcised with the end of World War I.

The Soviet Union would invade Poland on September 17, 1939

For Further Reading:

1939: Germany invades Poland from the BBC On This Day 1950-2005 website

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usnatarchivesexhibits:

Western Union A Labor Day Telegram To All Goodyearites, ca. 1942 - ca. 1943.
Item From: Records of the War Production Board (01/1942-11/03/1945).
Today is Labor Day! This telegram was sent from the Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Under Secretary of War reminding the Goodyearites to keep working to support the troops overseas.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DRDk

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Western Union A Labor Day Telegram To All Goodyearites, ca. 1942 - ca. 1943.

Item From: Records of the War Production Board (01/1942-11/03/1945).

Today is Labor Day! This telegram was sent from the Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Under Secretary of War reminding the Goodyearites to keep working to support the troops overseas.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DRDk

Source: go.usa.gov