jueves, 29 de octubre de 2009
New York's famous 369th regiment arrives home from France, 1919.
Nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters, the 369th Regiment was the first all-black regiment to fight in World War I. They arrived in France in 1918 and fought on the front lines for six months, longer than any other American unit during the war. Source: ca. 1919, Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park, MD.
Are you surprised to see black men? Not only did they come from the US there were Black African men from the colonies fighting in the trenches.
Publicado por Manuel López Muñoz en 12:12
jueves, 22 de octubre de 2009
domingo, 18 de octubre de 2009
martes, 13 de octubre de 2009
Maybe this image can transmit the idea some historians have. The Great War started as something completely different to today's idea of war. Look at the man, I wonder what he thinks, the day is ending and nature does not care if humans are involved in a war; the sun will dissappear in a terribly beautiful sunset. Is the man admiring it? Is he thinking about human brutality? who knows.
Publicado por Manuel López Muñoz en 12:51