A dog sits in the snow watching a column of Axis Italian soldiers of the 8th Italian Army, march towards the city during the Battle of Stalingrad. Volgograd Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. December 1942.
Séraphine Louis, known as Séraphine de Senlis, was a French painter in the naïve style. Self-taught, she was inspired by her religious faith and by stained-glass church windows and other religious art.
Born: September 3, 1864, Arsy, France Died: December 11, 1942, Clermont, France
If you haven’t seen the movie Séraphine - you should look it up.
This log breakwater protected the remaining bow of the USS Minneapolis (CA-36) as she departed from “Ringbolt” (the Allied codename for Tulagi) en route to Espiritu Santo. There a more seaworthy temporary bow would be constructed so she could make the trip back to Pearl Harbor Navy Yard. December 12, 1942
Major General Dan Pienaar in Egypt, 1942. His 1 South African Division played a significant part in securing
victory at El Alamein, and he was twice awarded the DSO. Sadly, he was killed on 19 December 1942 when his aircraft crashed into Lake Victoria at Kisumu while returning to South Africa.