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The Reason This Family Is Camped Out At A Russian Airport Is So Heartbreaking

The Reason This Family Is Camped Out At A Russian Airport Is So Heartbreaking

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Being a refugee isn't easy -- and it's an experience most of us can't even begin to relate to. Even if you can make it safely to your destination, there are so many challenges to face in your new life. Often, the journey to your destination can be fraught with roadblocks, disappointment, and suffering. With the ongoing wars in Syria and Iraq, countless families attempting to flee to brighter and safer futures get stuck in foreign European countries due to complicated bureaucratic hurdles. Sometimes, governments work out the kinks in a reasonable amount of time. However, it's common for refugees get stuck in limbo with no end in sight. Hasan Abdul Ahmad's family of six has been stuck at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport for almost two whole months. ABC News ...
This Soldier’s Sketchbook Offers A Heartbreaking Look Into Life On The Battlefield

This Soldier’s Sketchbook Offers A Heartbreaking Look Into Life On The Battlefield

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For civilians, imagining what it's like to go to war is limited to what we see in photographs and what we hear in soldiers' stories. While we can try picture what many of these people dealt with, we'll never really be able to see it through their eyes. However, one man's drawings give us a glimpse into his wartime experiences. Before Victor A. Lundy became a renowned architect, he was a soldier in the U.S. 26th Infantry Division during World War II, and he even became a part of the Allied invasion of Normandy. The then 21-year-old always had a sketchbook on him, in which he drew everyday scenes he encountered. What's really special about the drawings is that they give one individual's unique perspective of life on the battlefield. From training a...
The Camera Of A Soldier That Died In A 1944 Battle Was Just Found. Wait Til You See What Was On It.

The Camera Of A Soldier That Died In A 1944 Battle Was Just Found. Wait Til You See What Was On It.

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Captain Mark D. Anderson of the United States Navy and historian Jean Muller were searching for artifacts from The Battle of the Bulge in the mountainsides of Luxembourg when their metal detector alerted them to something just under their feet. Below Anderson and Muller was a foxhole that was dug during the crucial World War II battle and in it they found the belongings of an American soldier, Technician Fifth Grade Louis J. Archambeau. Among the things that Archambeau, who died in the battle, left behind was a camera with an undeveloped roll of film in it. Anderson and Muller developed the film and, after spending 70 years in a foxhole, a dead soldier’s photographs were finally brought to life. This is T/5 Louis J. Archambeau’s World War II experience, told by his very...
13 Of The Most Screwed-Up Pieces Of Nazi Propaganda

13 Of The Most Screwed-Up Pieces Of Nazi Propaganda

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCI2_BTF'); }); 7. Here's an advertisement for the League of German Girls, a program used to instill girls with the values of Nazism, which was apparently something to smile about. New Think Tank 8. This disturbing illustration from a children's book depicts a German teacher discussing how a Jewish person's nose looks like a six, otherwise known as the Devil's number. Calvin College / German Propaganda Archive 9. Another illustration from a children's book depicts German children examining a cross. The caption of the illustration reads, "When you see a cross, remember the gruesome murder of the Jews on Golgotha."...