march 1914

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Polish poets killed in the Warsaw Uprising

1. Krystyna Krahelska (24 March 1914 – 2 August 1944)
2. Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński (22 January 1921 – 4 August 1944)
3. Leon Zdzisław Stroiński (29 November 1921 – 16 August 1944)
4. Tadeusz Gajcy (8 February 1922 – 16 August 1944)
5. Józef Szczepański (30 November 1922 – 10 September 1944)
6. Jan Romocki (17 April 1925 – 18 August 1944)

(Two other soldier poets, Andrzej Trzebiński and Wacław Bojarski, were killed in 1943).

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Apparently, the Polish nation is destined to shoot at the enemy with diamonds…
(Stanisław Pigoń)

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I loved like you now but I was given
a heart too small for futile loving
because my time that you give names to
was marred by raging death and crippling terror.

(…)

A mossy wall stands guard nearby
over the peace of those with honest faces
who measured love with blades of weapons,
trusting their hands, and who have died.
Their simple names will cast a shadow
on mocking tombstones; one still can hear
the sounds of marching, swinging bullets –
the graves and cradles of the fallen.

(from “To You in the Future” [„Do potomnego”] by Tadeusz Gajcy)

(the quote and excerpts translated by me)

dreamnoteprincess  asked:

Seeing the recent ask with Joey. What year was everyone else born?

((alrighty, birthdays of all muses thus far:))

bendy: January 17th 1936
boris: March 26th 1936
alice: April 9th 1936
joey: June 1st 1885
henry: February 7th 1913
sammy: December 14th 1907
susie: April 29th 1910
wally:
March 23rd 1914
norman: August 12th 1879
shawn: July 8th 1903
thomas: June 30th 1891

General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck (20 March 1870 – 9 March 1964).

Starting in 1914, he led a relentless guerrilla campaign in German East Africa that is considered  one of the most effective in military history.

With a force that never exceeded 14.000 men (many of whom were non-front line units and local porters), he managed to keep in check a force of over 300.000 British soldiers.

In November 1918, still oblivious to the Armistice that had been signed 2 days before, he captured the town of Kasama and kept advancing towards Katanga, to the south-west of his position. On the way he met a local British magistrate, who informed him of the Armistice. He then decided to surrender.

He had virtually never been defeated on the field since the beginning of the war.

Douglas Fairbanks, Jackie Coogan and Rudolph Valentino in 1925. 

Jackie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984) was one of the first child stars in film history. He starred in Charlie Chaplin’s film The Kid (1921). He later sued his mother and stepfather over his squandered film earnings and provoked California to enact the first known legal protection for the earnings of child performers, widely known as the Coogan Act. Coogan was a glider pilot in the Army Air Forces during World War 2. In the 1960s he was introduced to a new generation portraying Uncle Fester in the TV series The Addams Family.

anonymous asked:

It's a joke, but was dyeing hair blue actually a thing back then?

I can’t find much on blue hair dye that isn’t referring to blue-black, however…

The Montana Post, Virginia City, Montana, June 4, 1869

The Weekly Republican, Plymouth, Indiana, April 28, 1870

Interior Journal, Stanford, Kentucky, February 23, 1883

Pine Bluff Daily Graphic, Arkansas, January 22, 1901

The Pickens Sentinel, South Carolina, April 30, 1914

The Evening World, New York, January 21, 1914

The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, February 1, 1914

The Lima News, Ohio, February 2, 1914

The Washington Times, Washington DC, February 26, 1914

The Washington Times, Washington DC, March 22, 1914

Suburbanite Economist, Chicago, February 27, 1914

The Sun, New York, December 14, 1913

The Evening News, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, February 7, 1922

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Another beautiful part of Guernsey:

“A work of art and a labour of love, the Little Chapel is possibly the smallest chapel in the world. It was built by Brother Déodat who started work in March 1914. His plan was to create a miniature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes in France. Guardianship of the Little Chapel now rests with Blanchelande Girls College which is run by a Charitable Trust. The Little Chapel is beautifully decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful pieces of broken china and the College has an ongoing programme of repairs and improvements.”

If anyone ever visits, this is a must see. The detail and dedication is shown throughout, something always catches your eye.

The ruggedness of aircraft produced by Grumman’s “Iron Works” is demonstrated by this late production F6F-F3 Hellcat, witch was returned to the plant for workers to see. It had more than 200 bullet holes in it from combat. According to information on the reverse of the photo, this Hellcat had been flown by Butch O'Hare. (Grumman photograph from the Detail & Scale Collection)

Lieutenant Commander Edward Henry “Butch” O’Hare (March 13, 1914 – November 26, 1943) was an American naval aviator of the United States Navy, who on February 20, 1942, became the Navy’s first flying ace when he single-handedly attacked a formation of nine heavy bombers approaching his aircraft carrier. Even though he had a limited amount of ammunition, he managed to shoot down or damage several enemy bombers. On April 21, 1942, he became the first naval recipient of the Medal of Honor in World War II.

Swedish Government Resigns

Hjalmar Hammarskjöld (1862-1953), Swedish Prime Minister 1914-1917.

March 29 1917, Stockholm–Sweden had remained neutral during the war, but had been very friendly to Germany.   Swedish diplomats helped Germany circumvent the cutting of Germany’s international telegraph lines.  The Swedes had mined the Øresund to prevent British submarines from entering the Baltic. They were one of Germany’s last foreign trading partners, as the Baltic Sea was one of the few routes not closed by the British blockade.  This had not gone unnoticed by the Allies, however, who from August 1916 had essentially included Sweden in the blockade of Germany until the Swedes could sufficiently guarantee that no goods exported to them would be re-exported to Germany.

This had severe consequences in the winter of 1917, which hit Sweden almost as hard as it hit the Central Powers.  Food supplies dwindled, and prices skyrocketed.  The Swedish foreign minister negotiated a deal with the British to allow more food to be imported, provided the Swedes reduced their exports to Germany.  The Swedish Prime Minister, Hjalmar Hammarskjöld (father to UN Secretary General Dag), rejected the agreement.  This caused a political crisis, and Hammarskjöld was forced to resign on March 29.  This did not repair relations with Britain; an adequate trade agreement was not reached for over a year.

Today in 1916: Fierce Fighting on Extreme Left at Verdun
Today in 1915:  First German Gas Regiment Formed

Prussian guard infantry in new field gray uniforms leave Berlin, Germany to entrain for the front, August 1914 during World War I. Girls and women along the the way showered them with flowers and affection.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I want to study Russian and Russian History at Uni. For my application I want to read some more books on the Imperial family, especially the Romanovs. Do you have any recommendations? Thank you!

I hope your dream comes true! :)

Books:

Memoirs:

Their own voices:

Diego Velazquez: Rokeby Venus, c. 1647-51

Mary Richardson attacked Velazquez’s Rokeby Venus on 10th March 1914, day after Emmeline Pankhurst (political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote)  was arrested. Mary Richardson stated:

“I have tried to destroy the picture of the most beautiful woman in mythological history as a protest against the Government for destroying Mrs. Pankhurst, who is the most beautiful character in modern history.“

Years later she added:

“I didn’t like the way men visitors gaped at it all day long.”