Tag Archives: Stalingrad

La Pasionaria

Dolores Ibarurri – 1895-1989 La Pasionaria bidding farewell to the International Brigades in Barcelona – 10/17/1938 before 13,000 foreign volunteers. “It is very difficult to say a few words in farewell to the heroes of the International Brigades, because of what they … Continue reading

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September! It’s Birthday Month!

A re-post from previous birthdays! September 10, 1942 Last week I had a bad cold and sat in front of my t.v. watching whatever was on; watching, dozing, watching. Turns out I was tuned to a history channel which was … Continue reading

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Luna

Tutmoses gazing ‘cross the Nile saw your image on the water Cleopatra held Antony’s hand and kissed it by your light Nero plucked his lyre while you shined on burning Rome Did Mehmet look upon your face atop the walls of Byzantium? … Continue reading

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Victory Day – May 9, 1945

Soviet soldier waving the red banner over central Stalingrad – February 1943 May 9 is celebrated in Russia as Victory Day; the 70th anniversary of the of the Soviet Union’s victory over the Wehrmacht.. Four years earlier the greatest land struggle in … Continue reading

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