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I'm a day late but fuck it, here are some photos from the day that will live in infamy!



From left to right, the USS West Virginia severely damaged, the USS Tennessee severely damaged, and the USS Arizona which was sunk. The Arizona suffered critical damage when a bomb struck the forward magazine of the ship, killing 1,177 men. Only a handful of men on the deck of the ship survived.



President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the official declaration of war on Dec 8th, 1941 at 3 PM EST surrounded by several US Representatives and Senators.



Rescue crews attending to the USS West Virginia, attempting to stop the fires and rescue any sailors in the water



The destroyer USS Shaw exploding after being truck by Japanese bombers during the Pearl Harbor attack. While it looks very devastating this ship actually survived and was able to be repaired, she continued service until 1945 when she was officially decommissioned, she earned 11 battle stars during her time at war.



This photo is taken from film that was captured by American forces, it shows a Nakajima B-5N bomber launching off the deck of the aircraft carrier Zuikaku to do a second wave of bombing on Pearl Harbor. The Zuikaku would eventually be sunk at the battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.



An American sailor looking at the charred corpse of a Japanese pilot who was shot down during the attack.



A car shot up by Japanese planes attacking Pearl Harbor, three civilians were killed in the vehicle.



Photo of a Japanese torpedo plane that was salvaged by Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor.



Wanted to add a final image for Pearl Harbor, the man photoed here is named Lauren Bruner. He passed away September 10, 2019 at the age of 98 and he will be the last survivor of the USS Arizona to be interred at the site of the ships sinking. He suffered burns over 70% of his body as he swam away from the wreckage of the doomed ship. The last three survivors of the Arizona all opted to be buried with their families.
 
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Armistice Day

Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I, then know as "the Great War", and Germany.

In the early morning of November 11th 1918, after four years of conflict, a German delegation sat down in the railway carriage of Allied supreme Commander Ferdinand Foch, and signed the formal agreement, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning: the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

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Soldiers celebrating the news of the Armistice

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Celebrations in London


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In Paris

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In New York


A formal peace agreement was reached when the Teatry of Versailles was signed the following year.
 

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A little bit late on the Pearl Harbor Anniversary, but, might as well show what happened to my State's ship during the attack.



USS Pennsylvania (BB-38 ) was the less-famous (but more fortunate) sister ship to the doomed Arizona.

On the morning of the attack, she was berthed in a dry dock across the harbor from battleship row, and is often credited as one of, if not the first, US ships to fire on Japanese targets during WWII as the crew manned the AA guns and opened up on the attacking planes.

The wreckage just ahead of the Pennsylvania are the ravaged destroyers USS Downes and USS Cassin which exploded from Japanese bombs, damaging the battleship in the process.

After repairs and a refit, Pennsylvania spent the rest of the war in the Pacific where she shelled land targets ahead of invasion forces. This was considered a better role for her because of her relatively slow speed compared to newer ships, though she did open fire on IJN surface targets during the Battle of the Surigao Strait and shot down numerous aircraft along the way. All in all, she earned eight battle stars and a Navy Commendation.

Torpedoed late in the conflict, she limped home on only one propeller and immediately was judged too old to be worth repairing.

As such, her final fate was to be a target ship for the Crossroads nuclear test. She'd survive the bomb, but her hull would be irradiated in the process, leading to her being too unsafe for any further use, leading to her being towed out to deep water and scuttled.

In the early 2000's two of her 14'' gun barrels were found languishing in storage at a Navy yard in Virginia, having been put aside as spares and then forgotten about. Eventually, in 2009, enough money was donated to move them to a military museum just down the road from me where they are on permanent display.

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The ship's bell is also on more-or-less permanent loan to the State University and is displayed at the ROTC building.
 
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Some aerial reconnaissance photos from the Cuban missile crisis. The day the last two were taken, the only military casualty of the crisis, Major Rudolf Anderson, was killed when his U-2 was shot down. Two Navy RF-8s, one of which you can see in the background of the first photo, were flown fourteen times over Cuba the same day, which was the height of the crisis, and were closest to the brink of nuclear war.
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Has anyone posted this instance of racial harmony yet?
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George Lincoln Rockwell and American Nazi Party members attending 1961 Nation of Islam rally.

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Soong Mei-Ling, aka Madame Chiang Kai-Shek reading an American newspaper about the Japanese surrender. I love how smug she looks. She's like, "Yeah, how'd you like those two atomic bombs, Nips?"
 

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March, 1949. Curious onlookers watch as police search an industrial workshop in Crawley, UK for the remains of a Mrs Durand Deacon. The wealthy widow had gone missing shorty after leaving for a business meeting with John G Haigh, who'd in turn been reported to police by Mrs Deacon's friends after she'd failed to return home.

The highlighted man, Dr Simpson, was the Home Office Pathologist who would be key in solving the crime, as Haigh had ghoulishly dissolved Deacon's body in a vat of sulfuric acid and then poured the remaining blackened sludge out into the back yard upon a pile of junk. Simpson's meticulous examination of the macabre liquefied remains would turn up a pair of dentures, part of a human foot, 28 pounds of fat tissue and a meager handful of human gall stones, allowing positive ID of the body that Haigh was certain he'd destroyed.

Haigh himself was a career criminal who'd been in and out of prison numerous times on fraud charges in the 30's and 40's.

Finding it inconvenient that his victims kept turning him in to the police, the conman had decided upon his last release in 1944 that he'd add the extra step of murder when he swindled his next ones. And to make doubly-sure, he'd use acid to dissolve the bodies, confident that without a physical corpse, he'd never be convicted.

Thus was set the pattern of his short, but gristly, life as a serial killer.

He'd befriend wealthy individuals with his not-inconsiderate natural charm by offering to do odd jobs and financial work. Once he'd gained their trust, he'd lure them on false pretenses into his basement or garage whereupon he'd murder them and dispose of their bodies in baths of sulfuric acid, pouring the remains into the storm drains and sewer to get rid of the evidence. He'd then sell their assets with forged papers and live off the proceeds until he'd squandered the lot and have to kill again.

Mrs Duran Deacon would be his sixth and final "official" victim, though it's believed he may have killed up to 9 people in similar fashion, thus earning him the press nickname "The Acid Bath Murderer"

His trial was an exceptionally speedy affair. Despite thinking he'd committed the perfect crime, the forensic evidence provided the means to secure a conviction for murder without an intact body. The trial itself was extremely short, considering the twisted celebrity of the accused. Something that only increased when Haigh realized his errors (he'd arrogantly confessed during police questioning ,believing conviction was impossible without a body) and tried for an insanity defense, claiming he suffered from an irresistible compulsion to drink human blood and it was these vampire-like tendencies and not greed that drove him to kill.

The jury didn't buy it, and a guilty verdict took only a few minutes of deliberation.

In August, only 5 months after the above picture was taken, Haigh was led to the gallows at Wandsworth Prison and hung.
 

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The jury didn't buy it, and a guilty verdict took only a few minutes of deliberation.

In August, only 5 months after the above picture was taken, Haigh was led to the gallows at Wandsworth Prison and hung.
Legal fun fact about this case: Haigh, not being terribly bright, thought the legal term "corpus delicti," meaning "body of offense," literally referred to a dead body, so that if he destroyed the body, he couldn't be convicted of the crime. While in murder, a dead body often is part of the corpus delicti, he not only failed to dispose of the body entirely, but it isn't even necessary to have one at all, so long as the evidence is sufficient to convict.
 

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Darn right he wasn't terribly bright, one of his scams that sent him to prison was he fraudulently offered his services as a solicitor, but misspelled the name of the town he operated out of on his business cards, leading his first mark to turn him in on the grounds no real lawyer would have made THAT mistake.
 

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The man on the left pulling the trigger is Col. Nguyễn Ngọc Loan.

In 1975, following the collapse of South Vietnam, he fled to the US and opened a pizzeria in a Virginia mall to support himself and his family.

In 1978, several members of congress tried to pressure the INS into deporting Loan for War Crimes, but President Carter intervened saying that that it was extremely bad faith to dig up the past against a man who'd already been victimized by war and loss in such a manner saying "such historical revisionism was folly" and Eddie Adams, the AP photographer who took the image refused to testify against Loan in the proceedings.

Loan passed from cancer in 1998, and Adams lamented how badly his life was haunted by that image, to the day it closed, Loan's pizza shop was frequently vandalized with messages such as "we know who you are".
 

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Loan passed from cancer in 1998, and Adams lamented how badly his life was haunted by that image, to the day it closed, Loan's pizza shop was frequently vandalized with messages such as "we know who you are".
Wow didn't know this. Didn't the guy he execute like kill some civilians or something that definitely warranted being executed brutally like that I can't remember the whole story.
 

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Wow didn't know this. Didn't the guy he execute like kill some civilians or something that definitely warranted being executed brutally like that I can't remember the whole story.
There's reports that the guy getting executed had slit the throats of a South Vietnamese lieutenant, his wife, their six children, and the lieutenant's mother, but I can't verify it.

If it's true, the execution was 100% warranted.
 

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There's reports that the guy getting executed had slit the throats of a South Vietnamese lieutenant, his wife, their six children, and the lieutenant's mother, but I can't verify it.

If it's true, the execution was 100% warranted.
Yeah this is what I heard he did. Yeah if true fucker deserved way worse than a bullet to his head.
 
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