frances ii of france

Queer history
  • Historian: that historical figure isn't gay they are married with children
  • Me, internally: Prior to the 20th century marriage was a necessity to maintain social status and power. And due to the nature of things children were a condition of marriage. Rarely were marriages for love or representative of ones own personal attractions. Historians tend to deny sources that give accounts of homosexual behavior due to internalized homophobia. History is a lot easier to understand with only straight people involved, but the fact remains queer people didn't appear out of nowhere in the 20th century. They've been around forever and historians help absolutely no one by assisting in the denial of that fact.
  • Me, externally: Bi!!!!!💗💜💙

Today (06.06.17) marks the 73rd anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy.
On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolf Hitler’s crack troops.

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French history + Princesses 

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▪Armor of Henry II, King of France (reigned 1547–59).
Designer: Part of the decoration design by Jean Cousin the Elder (French, Souci (?) ca. 1490–ca. 1560 Paris (?))
Designer: Part of the decoration design possibly by Étienne Delaune (French, Orléans 1518/19–1583 Strasbourg)
Designer: Part of the decoration design possibly by Baptiste Pellerin (French, documented in Étampes 1542–75 Paris)
Date: ca. 1555
Geography: possibly Paris
Culture: French, possibly Paris
Medium: Steel, gold, silver, leather, textile

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history + mother and son (requested by anonymous).

Thousands of bunkers were built during World War II along the French coastline to forestall an Allied landing. The so-called “Atlantic Wall” was decommissioned after the Allied invasion of Normandy and now lies abandoned.

Paul Virilio (°1932, Paris) stumbled upon these relics with his camera and began a study that would continue for 30 years. His book Bunker Archeology (1975) became an inquiry of war and its structures and a personal memoir of exploration, merging technical analysis with philosophical questioning.

Jimmy Stewart and Burgess were close friends and even roommates circa 1940-41. Burgess staged a celebration at Mocambo in Hollywood for Jimmy after he returned home for a weekend leave from the war. This is a photo I found in the archives from that party. Franchot Tone, Lorraine Gettman, Frances Ford Seymour, Henry Fonda, Betty Field and Burgess.

The only fan page solely dedicated to Burgess Meredith // Lovingly ran by his grandniece in attempt to keep his legacy alive.

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French Schneider CA1

British Medium Mark A Whippet

U.S. Ford 3-Ton M1918

French Saint-Chamond

Italian Fiat 2000

The Anglo-American Mark VIII Liberty

The German A7V

The German Leichter Kampfwagen II

British Medium Mark C

The American M1917 light tank