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American pilots of a P-51 Mustang fighter group listen intently as they are briefed for a mission at a base in Italy, 1944.
From: The National Archives

American pilots of a P-51 Mustang fighter group listen intently as they are briefed for a mission at a base in Italy, 1944.

From: The National Archives

historicaltimes:

Paul Newman at the Venice Film Festival in 1963, age 38, to promote Hud.

historicaltimes:

Paul Newman at the Venice Film Festival in 1963, age 38, to promote Hud.

(via mrmoderngentleman)

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.

—William S. Burroughs

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Final sentences:

"[Outside the tent the hyena made the same strange noise that had awakened her.] But she did not hear him for the beating of her heart." 
— from “The Snows of Kilimanjaro

"In the early morning on the lake sitting on the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die." 
— from “Indian Camp

"He wrote on a while longer now and there was no sign that any of it would ever cease returning to him intact." 
— from The Garden of Eden

"After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain." 
— from A Farewell to Arms

[“I feel fine,” she said. “There’s nothing wrong with me.] I feel fine.” 
— from Hills Like White Elephants

"He could feel his heart beating against the pine needle floor of the forest." 
— from For Whom the Bell Tolls

[“Oh, Jake,” Brett said, “we could have had such a damned good time together.”
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.
“Yes,” I said.] “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
— from The Sun Also Rises

"But this is how Paris was in the early days when we were very poor and very happy."
— from A Moveable Feast

"The old man was dreaming about the lions."
— from The Old Man and the Sea

(via hemingwayslemonade)

A control man points out to an important sign.
From: The Dutch National Archives

A control man points out to an important sign.

From: The Dutch National Archives

Philosophy seems to me on the whole a rather hopeless business.

—Bertrand Russell

Building a pontoon bridge in Flanders.
From: The Dutch National Archives

Building a pontoon bridge in Flanders.

From: The Dutch National Archives

(Source: huffingtonpost, via ryanharp)

Together by William Little, 1941.
From: The UK National Archives

Together by William Little, 1941.

From: The UK National Archives

demons:

Men of the 101st Airborne during a sweep of an area around the Fire Support Base that protected the ontagnard village of Mai Loc/October 1969

demons:

Men of the 101st Airborne during a sweep of an area around the Fire Support Base that protected the ontagnard village of Mai Loc/October 1969

(Source: iwm.org.uk)

Dolley Madison. Engraving (¾ length) from painting by Gilbert Stuart.
From: The National Archives

Dolley Madison. Engraving (¾ length) from painting by Gilbert Stuart.

From: The National Archives

(Source: afriet, via historgasm)

But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression.

—John Locke

retrocampaigns:

"The safest guardians of Liberty’s flag - the Public Schools - welcoming President McKinley, El Paso, Texas."

President William McKinley visited El Paso, Texas in 1901. The crowd holds signs saying: “400,000 teachers and 15,000,000 pupils are a pillar of strength to our government.” Wm. McKinley. El Paso believes it!”

Via Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs