Bill Hillman's Monthly Military Tribute
AS YOU WERE . . .
WAR YEARS ECLECTICA

March 2014 Edition
WARTIME and MISC. ECLECTICA

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An aerial view of the WWI Loos-Hulluch
trench system in France. 
British trenches are situated 
on the left of the photo, 
and German trenches on the right – 
in the middle of the two is no man’s land. 
July 22, 1917
13 June 1944: An English brewery
donates a sizable amount of fresh beer
for the troops fighting in Normandy 
and a unique delivery method is created, 
strapping kegs to the underwings of Spitfires 
being shipped to forward airfields. 
Flying at 12 000 feet chills the brew to perfection
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US Government mockups of how 
Hitler could have disguised himself
A man having his nose measured 
during Aryan race determination tests, 1940
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The last Jew in Vinnitsa, 1941
Wedding rings from WW II concentration camps. 
Each pair of rings represents a family, 
a marriage, a couple. 1945
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Allied soldiers mock Hitler
atop his balcony at the Reich Chancellery
1945
The end of WWII is celebrated in 
Moscow’s Red Square. 
May 9, 1945
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Leonard Siffleet, captured Australian commando 
who fought in WWII, 
moments prior to being beheaded 
by a member of the Imperial Japanese Navy.
1943
The morning after a long night 
awaiting a Viet Cong ambush that never came
40 miles East of Saigon, Vietnam, 
1965
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 The Titanic in dry dock 1912
Carl Akeley posed with the leopard 
he killed with his bare hands 
after it attacked him, 1896
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A beggar running alongside 
King George V's coach. England, c. 1920
Animal Tamer Captain Jack Bonavita 
sitting down with some of his cats, ~1870s
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The Muffin man in 1910 London
The smallest shop in London – 
a shoe salesman with a 1.2 square metre shoe store, 1900
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 Testing football helmets in 1912
A man trying to sell his car after losing all in the Great Crash of 1929
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1865: Hanging hooded bodies of
the four Lincoln assassination conspirators
Loggers in California with the felled 
giant ‘Mark Twain redwood’, 1892
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A shot from atop Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning 
during game 7 of the 1960 World Series. 
The Pirates defeated the Yankees with a walk off 
home run by Bill Mazeroski. 
Photo was taken moments after the home run.
Iranian woman in the era 
before the Islamic revolution 
by Ayatollah Khomeini. 
Iran, 1960
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NASA before Powerpoint
ISS Path with Moon in background.
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