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Jan 1

'In 20 years time, this will still be one of the best moments of my life.' - Paul Arnold

Link since been removed,  re-upload:
http://youtu.be/FQ1tIt9VDQc

1927 - Imperial Britain.
Empire Britain

Look and gasp in awe at the breathtakingly, crisp colour footage of London ‘the center of the world’ and of the leading nation at It’s t̲i̲m̲e̲.

More Imperial, less corporate; one can’t help but put in to contrast the stark differences of here and now. The beauty of this place eludes us to the fact this was between world wars, and an impending depression.

shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William - a noted cinematographer - was experimenting with.
It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving. 

carry-on-my-wayward-doitsu:

REMINDER THAT THE UK RULED ONE FIFTH OF THE WORLD, WE DON’T NEED TO WIN NO SINGING COMPETITION TO PROVE OURSELVES TO EUROPE

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Great custom video.

Michael Jackson - They don’t care about us (Immortal version.)

WWII happened 74 years ago, watching this it is hard to imagine the simple fact that these atrocities actually happened, it is good to know the world has come so far in the little years that have past.

We still have a long way to go though, and despite what is happening in recent times international unity and integration is happening in our world.

Fantastic video, very powerful, it left me in awe.

A Child has no understanding of hate.

 ”How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to be false? ” -Samuel Johnson

A black Georgia State Trooper in riot gear at a KKK protest in a north Georgia city on September 5, 1992 stands alongside his multiracial unit in front of a curious little boy dressed in Klan hood and robe touching his shield.
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David Griner. (Jan. 26, 2013). How KKK rally image found new life 20 years after it was published. Available: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/199985/how-kkk-rally-image-found-new-life-20-years-after-it-was-published/. 

A Child has no understanding of hate.

 ”How can children credit the assertions of parents, which their own eyes show them to be false? ” -Samuel Johnson

A black Georgia State Trooper in riot gear at a KKK protest in a north Georgia city on September 5, 1992 stands alongside his multiracial unit in front of a curious little boy dressed in Klan hood and robe touching his shield.

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Original Newspaper article: http://www.poynter.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/KKK-Todd-Robertson-original-newspaper-scan.pdf 
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David Griner. (Jan. 26, 2013). How KKK rally image found new life 20 years after it was published. Available: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/199985/how-kkk-rally-image-found-new-life-20-years-after-it-was-published/. 

'VISIT THE EMPIRE'London Tourist Board poster promoting some of the areas of the indo-pacific region of the old empire.

'VISIT THE EMPIRE'
London Tourist Board poster promoting some of the areas of the indo-pacific region of the old empire.

May 6
The Royal Welch Fusiliers fought at the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts which took place April 19, 1775.The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War . The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America. They were preceded by Paul Revere’s famous ride, warning the countryside: “The British are Coming!”The British aim was to destroy military supplies at Concord but as they passed through Lexington the first shot was fired, described by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his “Concord Hymn”, as the “shot heard around the world” Both sides opened fire, the Americans were forced to withdraw and the British proceeded to Concorde, but the American militia had regrouped and at the North Bridge in Concord, 500 militiamen fought and defeated three British companies, forcing the British to retreat to Charlestown, with their mission unaccomplished, the revolutionary war had begun.-I would say this war was a test to see if Britain could defeat a coalition of Great Powers and that didn’t work out unfortunately for us, as ever since then the UK didn’t get itself in to a war against combined Great Powers.
Mr William Pitt the Elder did try saving Britain’s position in America but the Tories were having none of it and he warned ” America could not be conquered.” Some say when this man died the First British Empire died with him.

The Royal Welch Fusiliers fought at the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts which took place April 19, 1775.

The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War . The battles marked the outbreak of open armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and its thirteen colonies in the mainland of British North America. They were preceded by Paul Revere’s famous ride, warning the countryside: “The British are Coming!”

The British aim was to destroy military supplies at Concord but as they passed through Lexington the first shot was fired, described by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his “Concord Hymn”, as the “shot heard around the world” Both sides opened fire, the Americans were forced to withdraw and the British proceeded to Concorde, but the American militia had regrouped and at the North Bridge in Concord, 500 militiamen fought and defeated three British companies, forcing the British to retreat to Charlestown, with their mission unaccomplished, the revolutionary war had begun.

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I would say this war was a test to see if Britain could defeat a coalition of Great Powers and that didn’t work out unfortunately for us, as ever since then the UK didn’t get itself in to a war against combined Great Powers.

Mr William Pitt the Elder did try saving Britain’s position in America but the Tories were having none of it and he warned ” America could not be conquered.”
Some say when this man died the First British Empire died with him.

May 6

How Britain’s historical figures could look today.

From Henry VIII to Nelson, these pictures created by a team of digital artist portray popular British icons in a form of how they may be seen today.

From top to bottom: 

Henry VIII,

William Shakespeare,

Queen Elizabeth I,

Marie Antoinette,

Horatio Nelson.

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