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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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This was taught at NAS Pensacola as proof that naval aviators are the superior breed.

The Air Force lost (another) specially designed and constructed aircraft that was at the height of modern technology after one flight. The Navy strapped cameras on to a few fighters and told the pilots to fly in a direction, take pictures and not get shotdown. They made dozens of successful sorties without incident
 
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Berlin Wall, Christmas: 1961.

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English civilians celebrate Christmas with dinner in a bomb shelter at the height of the Blitz. London, England, U.K. 25 December 1940.

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Father and son with Christmas tree, 1949.

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U.S POWs received gifts from families at the Christmas in Hoa Lo Prison, Vietnam (1970s).

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Unemployed workers in front of a shack with Christmas tree, East 12th Street, NYC, 1938.



Hundreds of people line up for the free Christmas dinner at the New York Municipal Lodging House during the Great Depression, December 25, 1931.

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Hey dickheads! I love you all Kiwis! Here's some more of my historical shit!

One of the major families in my area is the Weitz family. They're beautiful folk, did beautiful things, took beautiful trips together. I'm mostly jealous because my family sucks all the ass.

Maybe I'm just making their love up. But I hope not. Tax forms and the beautiful fam. George, the dad who was a filthy Mason, Maria, the mom, a beautiful lady, Mae and Henry, the twins. Born on October 27th, my dear and yet hated brother's birthday. 20191231_220952.jpg

I've got a lot more if you dicks would like to see, including a pre-WWI letter addressed to the Weitz family in Germany.
 

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Zaryiu

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He dead. You know the chinese government doesn't take kindly to drones going against their programing.
Yeah he was killed, people at that protest suffered greatly and/or were killed, fortunately some of the relatives (and possibly) some of the protestors) fled to other countries such as Taiwan to escape the reaction of the government, unfortunately things are worse in China now than even then
 

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A warning buoy marks the spot where the wreckage of the Liberty Ship SS Richard Montgomery lies just below the surface in the Thames estuary.

The rusted remains of her cargo cranes and masts can be seen just off to the left.

One of the hundreds of cargo ships that hauled supplies to Great Britain during WWII, the Richard Montgomery arrived in the Thames in August of 44' and was ordered to anchor off Southend, an area where the water was barely deeper than her natural draft of 30 feet. During the night, a change in the tides caused her to be pushed aground on a sandbar, and by the next morning, she was stuck fast.

An effort to salvage her cargo of war material was undertaken, but only a partial recovery was completed before she eventually broke her back and sank at her current location, ending the operation. (Liberty ships were meant for cheap and rapid construction, not durability)

Wartime demands meant no further salvage was attempted, and by the end of the conflict, the immense cost meant the cheapest solution to the Montgomery was to put up warning markers to designate an exclusion zone around the wreck and leave her to rot.

Which brings us to the current day, where no one is quite sure what to do with the wreck as it's cargo of munitions has been judged too unstable to risk another salvage attempt setting them off.

Yes, Richard Montgomery was packed to the gills with high-explosives when she went down.

According to the cargo manifest, the wreck likely still contains over 1,500 tons of 2,000, 1,000 and 500 pound bombs as well as explosive booster charge fuses and white phosphorus smoke rounds.

Debate continues to this day about what to do with her, and the argument still isn't settled over whether a catastrophic detonation of the wreck's explosives is a question of "If" or "When". Some say the time under water has likely rendered the explosives inert, others say it's just made them unstable, fearing that as the detonators corrode they may begin to produce copper azide, a dangerous compound that explodes to the touch. But no one knows for certain. What is known is just about any major development plans in the area, including a possible site for a new airport, have been scuttled due to uncertainty over the safety of the wreck or if there's any way to remove it without causing it to explode.

Computer models suggest that such an event would deal significant damage to the surrounding areas, including breaking almost every window in nearby Shearness and generating a man-made tsunami between 5 and 15 feet high that would swamp coastal areas.

In any event, the last bombing of WWII may, disturbingly, still be waiting to happen .....
 

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2005 photo of the Turkish Baths inside the wreck of the Titanic snapped by an ROV controlled by James Cameron’s diving team, this was the first time anyone had seen this room in almost 100 years. It was basically a Moorish/Arabic styled spa exclusively for use by first-class passengers. Unlike most of the Titanic's interior which has deteriorated to the point of being almost unrecognizable, the Turkish Baths remain incredibly well-preserved due to the room being located deep within the ship (F deck) which insulated it from the force of the bow hitting the seabed and has kept it mostly out of reach of the destructive microbes and sea creatures which are consuming the wood and metal on the more exposed parts of the ship in the decks above.
 

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January 15th, 1953, Union Station, Washington D.C.

Like a scene from a movie, the locomotive and first three coaches of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Federal Express passenger train lie sprawled across the concourse of the station after the overnight train from Boston lost its brakes as it entered D.C at 8:30 in the morning, having only been able to slow from 80mph to about 35-40 when it, literally, ran out of track.





With nothing to stop it, the 15,000 ton train had plowed through the end-of-track bumper, demolished the Station Master's office (who had yelled for everyone present to "run for your lives!" when he noticed the train wasn't stopping) and then gone almost completely across the concourse before the weight of the engine caused the floor to collapse and dropped the wreck into a basement mail room. Fortuitious, as had that not happened, the locomotive would've smashed easily through the far wall and into a waiting room packed with people.

Incredibly, despite the carnage, no one was killed in the accident. In fact, the engineer and fireman of the locomotive, one of the PRR's famous high-speed GG1 electrics, dusted themselves off and immediately went to render aid to the passengers. Injuries, if they existed at all, were minor.

The only real problem was what to do now? The station had a gaping hole in the floor and thousands of passengers were due to arrive soon for the inauguration of President Dwight Eisenhower... workmen hastily built a temporary floor out of wood over the smashed train and just left it in place. In only two days, train service, albeit a bit delayed, was back up and running, with many who arrived for the festivities in Washington unaware they had walked right over the most spectacular runaway train incident in all of contemporary US rail history.

Several weeks later, the engine, GG1 #4876 was cut into several large pieces, hoisted out of the basement by crane, and then shipped to the PRR's main locomotive shop in Altoona, PA where it was rebuilt and put back in service.

#4876 would haul passenger trains all the way into 1983 before it was retired and donated to the B&O Railroad Museum, where it still exists today, albeit not yet restored to a displayable condition.
 

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Hah! Dude had a horrible case of Disney witch's nose. It must've eaten him up that with all his money he couldn't do anything about that unsightly, bumpy honker back then.
He should have just had it amputated and used a silver brass nose like astronomer Tycho Brahe

(Not actually Tychos nose)

In 1566, Tycho left to study at the University of Rostock. Here, he studied with professors of medicine at the university's famous medical school, and became interested in medical alchemy and botanical medicine.[11] On 29 December 1566 at the age of 20, Tycho lost part of his nose in a sword duel with a fellow Danish nobleman, his third cousin Manderup Parsberg. The two had drunkenly quarreled over who was the superior mathematician at an engagement party at the home of Professor Lucas Bachmeister on the 10th of December.[12] Coming nearly to quarrel again with his cousin on December 29th, they ended up resolving their feud with a duel in the dark. Though the two were later reconciled, the duel resulted in Tycho losing the bridge of his nose, and gaining a broad scar across his forehead. He received the best possible care at the university, and wore a prosthetic nose for the rest of his life. It was kept in place with paste or glue, and said to be made of silver and gold.[13] In November 2012, Danish and Czech researchers reported that the prosthetic was actually made out of brass after chemically analyzing a small bone sample from the nose from the body exhumed in 2010.[14]The prosthetics made of gold and silver were mostly worn for special occasions, rather than everyday wear.

"On 29 December 1566 at the age of 20, Tycho lost part of his nose in a sword duel with a fellow Danish nobleman, his third cousin Manderup Parsberg. The two had drunkenly quarreled over who was the superior mathematician at an engagement party at the home of Professor Lucas Bachmeister on the 10th of December. Coming nearly to quarrel again with his cousin on December 29th, they ended up resolving their feud with a duel in the dark. "


That's a pretty based reason for losing your nose btw
 

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"On 29 December 1566 at the age of 20, Tycho lost part of his nose in a sword duel with a fellow Danish nobleman, his third cousin Manderup Parsberg. The two had drunkenly quarreled over who was the superior mathematician at an engagement party at the home of Professor Lucas Bachmeister on the 10th of December. Coming nearly to quarrel again with his cousin on December 29th, they ended up resolving their feud with a duel in the dark. "


That's a pretty based reason for losing your nose btw
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"On 29 December 1566 at the age of 20, Tycho lost part of his nose in a sword duel with a fellow Danish nobleman, his third cousin Manderup Parsberg. The two had drunkenly quarreled over who was the superior mathematician at an engagement party at the home of Professor Lucas Bachmeister on the 10th of December. Coming nearly to quarrel again with his cousin on December 29th, they ended up resolving their feud with a duel in the dark. "
I believe this actually happened.

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Here are some images of Japanese train accidents in somewhat recent history.

First up, the Shigaraki Collision of 1991. When two trains collided and 46 were killed and over 600 people injured.
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The next one, is from the Amagasaki Station derailment of 2005. One of the worst train accidents in Japanese history and 107 passengers were killed and 562 people were critically injured.
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Finally, the Keikyu Line Truck Collision of 2019. When a truck backed up onto an rail crossing and was pinned into a pole and was unable to back out, resulting in a devastating collision, 33 passengers injured, one dead.
 
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