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The Oklahoma Dust Bowl 1942

The Dust Bowl, or the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly in 1934 and 1936. ...

Illustrated Vintage Coca-Cola Adverts By Pete Hawley 1960′s

The Coca-Cola illustrated advertisements are by creative legend Pete Hawley. Hawley created a provocative style for Jantzen advertising in the 1940′s and 1950′s spanning 17 years. He illustrated over 100 magazine ads for swimsuits, lingerie, sweaters and other ...

Ten Historical Myths Everyone Believes Because of Hollywood

Movies are for entertainment, not education, but unfortunately, too many audience members believe that the historical movies they’re watching are actually factually correct.  Big, big mistake. Call it artistic license, playing fast and loose with the ...

Pictures From A Student House Party In The 1960s

So it looks like the Sixties really were swinging! These pictures from a 1960s student house party look pretty debaucherous, everything you hear about the 60s was apparently true from the looks of these photos. ...

The Dieppe Raid: A Mission That Went Badly Wrong

At just before 5am on the 19th August 1942 the Allied forces launched a sea bound attack on the German occupied port of Dieppe on the north coast of France. ‘Operation Rutter’ as it was known ...

Death Flights In The Argentine ‘Dirty War’

Imagine the scene. Men and women are drugged, stripped naked and then dragged aboard aeroplanes, before being pushed out into the ocean and plunging to their deaths in the cold waters of the Atlantic. In an ...

The Battle Of Britain In Pictures

The Battle of Britain was the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces, and was also the largest and most sustained aerial bombing campaign to that date. From July 1940 coastal shipping convoys ...

Star Wars Cast Photo From 1979

From left to right: Han Solo, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Leia, Luke Skywalker and R2D2 And out of interest, Heights: Harrison Ford 6’1″ David Prowse 6’6″ or 6’7″ Peter Mayhew 6’9″ Carrie Fisher 5’1″ Mark Hammil 5’7″ ...

Photos From The Spanish Civil War and Revolution 1936-1939

The Spanish Civil War was fought in Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939. The war began after a pronunciamiento (declaration of opposition) by a group of generals under the leadership of José Sanjurjo ...

The 8 Most Expensive Historical Items To Have Sold At Auction

As you’ve probably realized many moons ago, the rich aren’t like us.  It’s probably safe to bet that they’ve never had to rummage through their car seats for lunch money.  And if their kids start to ...