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The ‘Pajama Girl’ Case - On 1 September 1934, the badly burnt body of a young woman, viciously battered about the head and wearing only pyjamas, was found in a road culvert in the township of Albury on the New South Wales-Victoria border in rural Australia. Although Sydney police reconstructed the dead woman’s features and made composite drawings of what she may have looked like in life the also took the extraordinary step of preserving the body in a formalin bath. During the next decade tens of thousands of people viewed the ghastly remains at the University of Sydney, and later Sydney police headquarters, before it was positively identified in 1944

Two sailors celebrating the end of World War II in style.
carolathhabsburg:

Unknown royal brides : This is Estelle Romanie Mainville, the american bride of Folke Bernardotte, count of Wisborg.1928
Folke was son of Prince Oskar of Sweden, son of his namesake, King Oskar II and Queen Sophie (nee pss of Nassau) and his commoner wife, Ebba Munck.
Sadly, Folke was assasinated in 1948 by members of a Zionist terrorist group called “Lehi”. He was UN mediator in Palestine 
More about his life , here.
daenysrainbow:

This is some man painting what he saw in beautiful Zwinger palace in Dresden, Germany. I don’t know who it is, but his skill is brilliant so I photographed him. :)
germangenerals:

“The military decoration called the Iron Cross which existed in the Kingdom of Prussia, and later in the German Empire and Third Reich, was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and first awarded on 10 March 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars. The recommissioned Iron Cross was also awarded during the Franco-Prussian War, World War I, and World War II. The Iron Cross was normally a military decoration only, though there were instances of it being awarded to civilians for performing military functions. Two examples of this were civilian test pilots Hanna Reitsch and Melitta Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg, who were awarded the Iron Cross 1st Class and 2nd Class respectively for their actions as pilots during World War II.

The Iron Cross was used as the symbol of the German Army from 1871 to March/April 1918, when it was replaced by a simpler Greek cross. In 1956, the Iron Cross resumed its German military usage, as it became the symbol of the Bundeswehr, the modern German armed forces. The traditional design is black and this design is used on armored vehicles and aircraft. A newer design in blue and silver is used as the emblem in other contexts.”
Always be kinder than you feel. — (via 5oak)

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opacasilentianoctis:

Two German soldiers look at Kiev with the third tier belfry of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. In the background - burning Navodnitsky unfinished bridge across the  November 3, 1941.
garcipnf:

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bag-of-dirt:

U.S. Army Military Police Corps officers detain 14-year-old Willy Etschenberg (left) and 10-year-old Hubert Heinrichs (right) after the two youths were captured while shooting at U.S. troops following the Allied victory at the Battle of Aachen; the first German city to be captured by the Allies. The two youths told the officers that they had been taught skills as snipers by the Hitler Youth Movement (Hitlerjugend). Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. October 1944. Image taken by Fred Ramage.  
vakkomondor:

Santa Claus with the children during Croatian War of Independence. Vukovar, 1992. [800x669] - Imgur
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