mary couchman

“Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, ‘Oh, it was nothing. Someone had look after the children.’”

(AP)

Zhukov's Year in Review! 2014 Edition!

Another year passed, and time for a bit of retrospection.

Some of the Year’s Top Posts Included:

American Nurses Train in Judo

Air-raid Warden Mary Couchman

The Christmas Truce

Czeslawa Kwoka, age 14

With so many great photos to choose from, picking anything close to a favorite is quite hard, but here is a small selection of ones I especially liked:

Marine “Devil Dof” Caesar von Steuben

A soldier bids goodbye

The Weather War

Togo the kitty!

There were quite a lot of topics covered as well! 46 of them in total
I won’t list all of the, but some of the highlights include:

Samurai; Armored TrainsSix Day War;

Crimean War; April Fools!; Crete;

The Ten Tragic Days; Spanish Civil WarHeavy Artillery

Aleutian IslandsThe IRABreech-Loading Rifles

Automatic WeaponsArmorWar Dogs 

So Happy New Years to everyone!