An Axis Italian pilot of the Italian Royal Air Force (Regia Aeronautica Italiana) stands in front of his Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 medium bomber in occupied Albania during the Greco-Italian War before a bombing raid over Greece. The aerial bombs in front of pilot spell out “Merry Christmas” in Italian. Near Shkodër, Shkodër County, Albania. 24 December 1940.

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Guys, I know this is irrelevant, since I’m running an exclusively John Lennon & the Beatles blog, BUT…

I was just watching an old french documentary about the second world war, which is called “ Les Grandes Batailles : 1940 La Bataille d’ Angleterre ” AND I saw this lovely, cute, gorgeous british RAF pilot AND I couldn’t help, but  make a gif just for him.

So, thank you for your services Mr-strange-gorgeous-pilot ♥ :

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Okay so here’s the lowdown. I found 4 sets of medium format negatives while I was thrift shop hunting a few weeks ago. They were sitting in a box of old vintage photographs in these plastic sleeves, and from what I could tell, they had been taken sometime in the 50’s. So obviously I brought them home, and today finally had them scanned in, and holy wow they are beautiful!!

NOW this is where I need the Internet’s help. I would absolutely love to find the women in these photographs/the photographer who took them. The only info I have is that the negatives were found in a thrift store on Hull St in Richmond, VA. They are medium format, and judging by the style of dress, made in 1940-1950. The owner of the thrift store had no idea where they came from. I’m posting the best/clearest scans of the images, so if y'all could reblog the shit out of this, I’m hoping we can find the owners of these amazing images.

What’s up, Doc?

Bugs Bunny made his first official appearance in a A Wild Hare, released seventy-five years ago on July 27, 1940.  (A prototypical “Wascally Wabbit” first debuted in Porky’s Hare Hunt, in 1937.)

Footage from “Bond Rally, 1941.” Excerpted from Uncle Sam Speaks, ca. 1987, a compilation of U.S. savings bond and stamp promotions by celebrities used in a National Archives and Records Administration exhibit entitled “Uncle Sam Speaks: Posters and Broadsides.”

(Image of Bugs Bunny copyrighted by Warner Bros.)