This is Trench Warfare. Photo taken by an official British Photographer during WWI, c.1917
Sgt. Flora Sandes was a British woman who found herself enlisted in the Serbian Army during World War I, having originally traveled there as an ambulance driver. She was highly decorated for her involvement in combat, but a wound in 1916 prevented further fighting. She was commissioned after the war, ending her military career as a Captain. Her experiences in the war earned her some mild celebrity, and her autobiography was well received.
— Commentary from the Manchester Guardian on the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand a century ago. Thirty-seven days later, Britain would declare war on Germany and Europe was plunged into a worldwide conflict in which more than 16 million people died in four years (Read more here)
Do you think every president goes through a awkward first few weeks in office when they’re not sure when’s the right time to ask if aliens are real or not?
Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.
these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING
Sarah Bernhardt as Napoleon II in Rostand’s play L’Aiglon. There is a lot of graphic documents (photos, postcards, illustrations) about Bernhardt and L’Aiglon here.
Dress and kokoshnik of a Russian tsarevna (princess) prior to the 17th. c.