the helmets of wwi.
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gentleman-blackbird:

German troops remove the barrier at the German-Poland border, 1 September 1939.
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tkohl:

Hauling the M1910
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mapsontheweb:

Re-engineering Africa: Africa’s Central Lake
From the 1954 book Engineers’ Dreams: Great projects that could come true


Africa’s Central Lake planned by german architect Herman Sörgel in 1935. Basically the plan was to totally reconfigure the interior of Africa by creating a series of huge inland seas. His plan was to dam the Congo River where it passes through a string of deep, narrow gorges after it merges with one of its tributaries, the Kwa River. It would create a lake 350,000 square miles in area - larger than the areas of California, Nevada and Oregon combined.
Once the lake filled, it would be forced to overflow from another one of its tributaries, the Ubangi, into the Shari River which is one of the feeders for the present day Lake Chad. Lake Chad would swell to the dimensions it was thought to have had over 10,000 years ago, spreading across the Ahaggar plateau. A river would then be created that would lead through Algeria, turn east into Tunisia and then eventually empty into the Mediterranean Sea at the Gulf of Gabes. This river could made navigable allowing ships to directly access the interior of Africa.



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centreforaviation:

A field of B17s outside Munich….summer 1945.
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ryanshistoryblog:

A general view of the island of Saint Helena, 1815.
From: The UK National Archives
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a-garden-of-forking-paths:

Italian Cavalry School at Tor di Quinto near Rome 1906
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recolonist:

German soldiers, Belgium 1914
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sykt:

Tsar Nicholas II (Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias) and his cousin King George V (King of the United Kingdom).
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historical-nonfiction:

Barrels of alcohol to burned during Prohibition (1924)
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tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1875, [carte de visite portrait of a fisherman with his “catch”], Plumb and Loomis
via the Wisconsin Historical Society
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