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maria bochkareva was given a special dispensation by tsar nicolas ii to enlist in the russian army. she was just as tough as the boys, trained as hard, fought as hard, took no foolishness from anyone. as empire gave way to revolution, she formed the 1st russian women's battalion of death, an army division of 2000 female soldiers who shaved their heads, adopted the skull & bones as their emblem and fought the germans on the eastern front towards the end of world war i. can you say badass???

maria bochkareva was given a special dispensation by tsar nicolas ii to enlist in the russian army. she was just as tough as the boys, trained as hard, fought as hard, took no foolishness from anyone. as empire gave way to revolution, she formed the 1st russian women's battalion of death, an army division of 2000 female soldiers who shaved their heads, adopted the skull & bones as their emblem and fought the germans on the eastern front towards the end of world war i. can you say badass???

Allied POWS cheer as an American tank breaks through the barbed wire surrounding the POW camp in Hammelburg, Germany on April 8, 1945.    I am not sure if this was my father's prison or not, could be.

Allied POWS cheer as an American tank breaks through the barbed wire surrounding the POW camp in Hammelburg, Germany on April 8, 1945. I am not sure if this was my father's prison or not, could be.

vintage everyday: World War II

vintage everyday: World War II

Josephine Baker tried to combat racism by adopting 12 children of different ethnicities from around the world.   holds in her arms her 10th adopted child, a boy from Venezuela, as another of her adopted children looks on. 1959. age 53 #actor

Josephine Baker tried to combat racism by adopting 12 children of different ethnicities from around the world. holds in her arms her 10th adopted child, a boy from Venezuela, as another of her adopted children looks on. 1959. age 53 #actor

January 1945- Netherlands liberation - Polish soldier (*not Canadian) shares his food with two dutch boys. (*correction)

January 1945- Netherlands liberation - Polish soldier (*not Canadian) shares his food with two dutch boys. (*correction)

Anne Olivier Popham Bell, of Sussex, England, a 97-year-old Virginia Woolf scholar who handled logistics for the Monument Men team in Germany. Ms. Hall alone oversaw the return of 1,300 items, including a Monet that went back to the Rothschild family in Paris. In a telephone interview, she spoke of the “enormous amounts of damaged works to be cared for.” ~

Not All Monuments Men Were Men

Anne Olivier Popham Bell, of Sussex, England, a 97-year-old Virginia Woolf scholar who handled logistics for the Monument Men team in Germany. Ms. Hall alone oversaw the return of 1,300 items, including a Monet that went back to the Rothschild family in Paris. In a telephone interview, she spoke of the “enormous amounts of damaged works to be cared for.” ~

January 7, 1945, T/Sgt. Lawrence J. Gettings of Owtumwa, Iowa, experiences the full luxury of winter foxhole life southeast of Bastogne, 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division.

January 7, 1945, T/Sgt. Lawrence J. Gettings of Owtumwa, Iowa, experiences the full luxury of winter foxhole life southeast of Bastogne, 320th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division.

American Soldier | american helping wounded german soldier 1944 army sur geon general

American Soldier | american helping wounded german soldier 1944 army sur geon general

American GIs with a little girl and her puppy in the rubble after the invasion of Normandy, Coleville sur Mer, 1944.

American GIs with a little girl and her puppy in the rubble after the invasion of Normandy, Coleville sur Mer, 1944.

Mogen wij volstaan met Vrouwendag, in de VS, het VK en Australië is heel maart Women’s History Month, waarin aandacht besteed wordt aan de rol en bijdrage van vrouwen in de historie. Hier een compilatie foto’s van vrouwen die de geschiedenis hebben veranderd. Bron: Distractify You may also like... Geweldige verliezers Voorkeur voor vrouwen (Todd …

Mogen wij volstaan met Vrouwendag, in de VS, het VK en Australië is heel maart Women’s History Month, waarin aandacht besteed wordt aan de rol en bijdrage van vrouwen in de historie. Hier een compilatie foto’s van vrouwen die de geschiedenis hebben veranderd. Bron: Distractify You may also like... Geweldige verliezers Voorkeur voor vrouwen (Todd …

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