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Survivors gaze at photographer Margaret Bourke-White and rescuers from the United States Third Army during the liberation of Buchenwald, April 1945.

Survivors gaze at photographer Margaret Bourke-White and rescuers from the United States Third Army during the liberation of Buchenwald, April 1945.

Behind the Picture: The Liberation of Buchenwald, April 1945

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Part 2: The sinister deception of world media and Pallywood

One thing that has always stood out to me surrounding the past and current conflicts between Israel and the resident Gaza Strip Arabs is the obvious imbalance of firepower. And I’m not talking about military firepower, I am talking about the weapons grade propaganda and compliance from the world media as the Gaza Arabs feed as much misinformation as possible to anyone carrying a camera and microphone.

We’re talking about supposedly reputable sources such as The Telegraph who have boots on the ground in Gaza reporting live to the world. The trouble is they report everything they see without question nor query. And like an infectious disease, it spreads far and wide as news repeaters around the world enable it to reach every citizen without an ounce of scrutiny. Perhaps it is a heat of the moment thing and not intentional in the frantic moments of a live report in a war zone, but is a clear and deliberate act of deceptive propaganda by ‘innocent’ Palestinians, Hamas and any other militant factions in Gaza. Read more »

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Photo: Nationaal Archief

Photo: Nationaal Archief

New Technologies Developed During World War I

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Does God Exist?

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread ;)….

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by blokeintakapuna

Watching the nightly news with events happening daily in places like Syria & the Gaza strip, you’d almost be forgiven for thinking there is no God. How could any just and fair God allow such misery heaped upon misery to continue for years, in a situation that seems near on impossible to “fix”

For all the tyrant that was Saddam Hussain, he at least kept some semblance of order in the country, keeping the lights on and as inefficient and terrible as “public services” went, at least it was considerably better than what Iraq faces today. Does swift, brutal action on a few justify the safety/longevity for the many? The many would say yes, the few would say no… and both would be correct from their own stand point. Read more »

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Photo: Michael St. Maur Sheil Nearly 70 feet deep, the Lochnagar Crater was formed after an explosive-packed mine was detonated during the Battle of the Somme.

Photo: Michael St. Maur Sheil
Nearly 70 feet deep, the Lochnagar Crater was formed after an explosive-packed mine was detonated during the Battle of the Somme.

Landscape Is Still Scarred by World War I

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Attaching a 100 kg bomb to a German airplane. National Archives/Official German Photograph

Attaching a 100 kg bomb to a German airplane.
National Archives/Official German Photograph

World War I: Aerial Warfare

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New Zealand troops and the tank "Jumping Jennie" in a trench at Gommecourt Wood, France, on August 10, 1918. (Henry Armytage Sanders/National Library of New Zealand)

New Zealand troops and the tank “Jumping Jennie” in a trench at Gommecourt Wood, France, on August 10, 1918.
(Henry Armytage Sanders/National Library of New Zealand)

100-year Anniversary Of The Great War

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100-year anniversary of the Great War

100-year anniversary of the Great War

100-year anniversary of the Great War

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Rare Historical Photos

Rare Historical Photos

Crowded ship bringing American troops back home.

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Photo: Moises Saman  In Aleppo, Syria, a rebel builds Molotov-cocktail-like incendiary bombs in an abandoned school.

Photo: Moises Saman
In Aleppo, Syria, a rebel builds Molotov-cocktail-like incendiary bombs in an abandoned school.

Bomb Maker

 

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