PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of the camp he was confined in. Greasley also famously escaped from the camp and snuck back in more than 200 times to meet in secret with a local German girl he had fallen in love with.

The Defiance: Himmler and a prisoner locked in a staring contest, 1941 : OldSchoolCool

Female Armenian guerrilla fighters, 1895.  How awesome are they? (And I'm terrified to look up the conflict.  Armenia has had it bad.)  https://twitter.com/oldpicsarchive/status/512196519630733312/photo/1

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Armenian women during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, when the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves from Ottoman troops. Our women are warriors

Billete para el #Titanic (Barato, barato, ....)

The Anniversary of the Sinking of Titanic: A poster prepared by the White Star Line’s New York office to promote the RMS Titanic’s return trip from New York, scheduled for April (The New York Times)

Some pictures of the Titanic. The last one made me go WTF until I read the caption.

Some Pictures Of The Titanic You've Never Seen

The Titanic did not resemble the kid friendly cruises of today. When it departed, there were 109 children out of its 2,224 passengers. Unfortunately, nearly half of the young passengers perished in the horrific event. Only 53 children were rescued at sea.

(Historyfreak) 36 Unique Titanic Facts: Young Passengers-On the ship, 53 out of 109 children died.

The caption reads: "This excess luggage ticket belonged to Lucy Ridsdale, a passenger aboard the Titanic. Traveling in 2nd Class, Lucy Ridsdale boarded the Titanic with all of her possessions intending to join her 3 sisters in the Midwest.  She would survive the disaster aboard lifeboat 13.  Among the items she lost—a Gold Watch."

Remembering the Titanic, 100 Years Later This excess luggage ticket belonged to Lucy Ridsdale, a passenger aboard the Titanic. Traveling in Class, Lucy Ridsdale boarded the Titanic with all of her.

“Flygirl” pilot of the U.S. Women’s Air Force Service    Peter Stackpole, 1943

“A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE) Happy Women's History Month!

Twenty-seven years of sky-scraper building have made Michael Borsh contemptuous of great heights. He is eating a sandwich on top of the Chrysler building, 800 feet above the street

vintage everyday: A worker relaxing during the construction of the Empire State Building, 1930 photo by Lewis Hine

RMS Titanic or Olympic - truth or myth

RMS Titanic, but was it her or did the already seriously damaged RMS Olympic actually sink. Accident or ins. fraud

There were 60 chefs and chefs assistants that worked to prepare meals on Titanic.

A first-class passenger list includes Mrs. D.S. Peel of Atlanta, who was reported save on board the Cunard liner Carpathia, the only ship to come to the rescue after the Titanic's distress call. This list, which included some of the most prominent names in society in 1912, fetched $48,000 at auction in 2007.

The doomed ocean liner Titanic is being celebrated now, a hundred years after its launch from Harland & Wolff, then the largest shipyard in the world, on May Less than a year later it would hit an iceberg and sink on its maiden voyage.