Children in Gas Masks during the Second World War, London c. 1940. Photographer unknown. (via National Media Museum)
“Due to the threat of poison gas attack, gas masks were issued by the government to every person in the United Kingdom, with specially designed respirators provided for babies.”
Allied ships in the English Channel on their way to Normandy, 6 June 1944
Woman sitting with her pet ocelot having tea at a Bois de Boulogne cafe, Paris, 1963. See more photos here.
(Alfred Eisenstaedt—TIme & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
One of the most thought provoking stories I’ve ever read, from the book Train Tracks by Michael Savage
Easters coming and I keep thinking about these 4 US chaplains/ministers, all from different denominations and one was a Jewish Rabbi who were on a ship carrying troops in WWII. The ship got hit by a torpedo and started sinking and there weren’t enough life jackets to go around. All the chaplains gave up their life jackets, even to Dbag, screwup guys who made fun of them, so that those guys could have a 2nd chance to turn their lives around. Then they went down with the ship together, praying and worshiping the whole time. Still blows my mind cuz it’s a true story and seems super easterly.