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Damn, that is an elegant looking book ✨ @uva professor Will Hitchcock’s new one will make you like Ike and remind you how leadership is defined.

Miller Center of Public Affairs
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"The 🇦🇺HMAS Vendetta (D08)" - (Part 6 = The deployment of the Vendetta during the Vietnam War, instead of a ship of the Perth-class destroyers) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Photo caption - HMAS Vendetta (D08) to the right of the tugboat, alongside Sembawang, Singapore with units of an RAN task group and other commonwealth warships. -------------------------------------------- In 1968, it was realised that the combination of maintenance requirements and other operational deployments meant that none of the RAN's three US-built Perth class destroyers would be available to serve in the Vietnam War once HMAS Brisbane (D 41) completed her deployment in late 1969. The RAN now started investigating the possibility of deploying a Daring class destroyer, with the main concern being the supply of 4.5-inch (110 mm) shells, as the USN destroyers were standardised to 5-inch (130 mm) shells. -------------------------------------------- After receiving reassurance from the USN that any logisitcal issues regarding Australian supplies, including ammunition, were "merely a problem to be overcome", Vendetta was marked for the deployment in November 1968, as she was the only available Daring or River class vessel available. The decision to send Vendetta meant that the consistent deployment of an Australian warship with the United States Seventh Fleet since March 1967 would continue, and steps towards breaking a 'two-tier' culture within the RAN favouring the Perth class ships would be made, with associated benefits to morale. #The🇦🇺HMASVendettaD08 -------------------------------------------- #Australia #Australian #AustralianCommonwealth #RoyalAustralianNavy #RAN #HMAS #RoyalNavy #ColdWar #PacificOcean #WilliamstownNavalDockyard #VietnamWar #NewZealand #SouthEastAsia #SouthVietnam #FarEast #Philippines #PostWWII #NavalHistory #NavalWarfare #MilitaryHistory #History #Historian #HistoryBuff

Sembawang, Singapore
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Regrann from @the_amateur_historian - This image taken from an American B-29 bomber shows a large amount of incendiary bombs being dropped onto the Japanese city of Kobe, which is shown already burning due to the thousands of bombs that have hit it during this American raid that consisted of 530 planes. Image taken in the skies over Kobe, Japan. June 5th 1945.

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#worldwar2 #worldwartwo #bombingofkobe #kobe #japan #unitedstates #b29 #worldwarii #worldwar2history #war #history #warhistory #axis #allies #historiansunion #united_historians #americainww2 #japaninww2 #warphotography #warphotos #combat #soldiers #axishistory #alliedhistory #historybuff #historynerd #youcannotcensorhistory - #regrann


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Great news National Park nerds! President Trump officially changed this beautiful Memorial to a full blown National Park! GATEWAY ARCH NATIONAL PARK! I guess add one to my list of parks that I've visited... #nationalpark #nationalparks #findyourpark #fyp #gatewayarchnationalpark #roadtrip #vacation #missouri #greatexpansion #louisandclark #stl #thelou #stlouis #nationalparkgeek #history #historybuff #latergram #travelstamps #iloveparks

Gateway Arch
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The automobile crash that killed James Dean on Sept. 30, 1955 in Cholame, California. #jamesdean #porsche #california #thehistorywire #historynerd #historic #historybuff #historyinpictures #historical #historylover #history

Cholame, California
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USS Indiana (BB-58) sits in Hampton Roads on 8 September 1942 preparing for her shakedown cruise. There’s a lot going on in this one, and as far as stern shots go, I have traditionally not really been a fan of the photo in general. But if you dig into the details, they are both numerous and fantastic. Painters on the stern, one Kingfisher on the deck while the other is catapult loaded, boat-handling cranes are in use (not often depicted on the South Dakota class, but the boat to port is actually in the air!), and her aft Mk 38 director is still awaiting its radar set. Her 2nd level 5” mounts are facing inwards towards each other, which is another relatively weird and rare feature of this busy picture.


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Think you can't dance? GET THAT OUT OF YOUR MIND! We are here to teach you all about it!
Photo credit @brad nathanson
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#learntodance #blues #whatisblues #comefindout #historybuff #socialdance #community #nashville #tennesse #bluesmusic #photography #special #krystalwilkerson


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121 North LaSalle St. (County & City Building)
Randolph & Lasalle (View: SE)

Pic 1: 1858
Pic 2: 1870
Pic 3: 1885
Pic 4: 1908 (mirror: NE view from LaSalle & Washington)
Pic 5: 2018

It's 1858 and Chicago is growing, though not entirely sure how to handle that fact. After bouncing around for 15 years, the county finally found the plot of land it had been waiting on. A courthouse is built in 1853, just as the city is about to begin an effort to physically raise itself out of the rampant flooding & mud. The surrounding streets have 5 feet added to them. But, the city building looks squatter as a result; without the intended dimensions. No worries! Throw another floor on top, add some decorative elements. Boom classy again! (Pic 1) Couple of quick years later, and the city has already outgrown the new taller (non-squat) version. A solution comes in the form of additional wings added to either end. Now we have a proper, non-squat, ample-sized court house! (Pic 2). Success! For a time...the entire city burns in 1871. Four years after the fire, ground breaks on what is to be a new combo County/City building. After 10 years of construction, the building opens in 1885. Immediately everyone hates it; its small, its dark (Pic 3). Lets hold a competition and offer $5k to anyone who can come up with something better. A winner is picked and started in the early 1900's (Pic 4). That building remains to this day (Pic 5).
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Centurion Mk. 3 tanks on the move in the vicinity of Suwon (21 miles south of Seoul) around the time of the Inchon/Seoul campaign in September 1950. Some M24 Chaffees are also visible at the end of the video.


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Do you love early American history, the decorative arts, architecture, or museums in general? Volunteer training for docents begins Tuesday Feb. 28th! Docent are needed during museum hours, Tues-Sun 10am-3pm and for special evening programs such as Dumbarton at Dusk on Thursdays. Give back, meet new friends, and share your passion! To learn more and sign up visit: dumbartonhouse.org/volunteer-information

Dumbarton House, NSCDA Museum & Headquarters
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1933 & now: 4th Ave, east side, north from 9th. This area used to be all second hand bookstores- sprawling up & down both sides of the Avenue and into various side streets. #nycthenandnow @knighthawks346


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