Photos that make you think.

If you were 89, and worth a squillion dollars, what would you do with it?
Put it in the Stock market, or in some fit bird's knickers?
Fit bird's knickers, no question. :drool:
 

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LE
Morning All,
Makes me think, what were they thinking?
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Lot of it going on back then

Put your hands up if your doing anything in the Jubilee

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His Hands were massive
After Ali passed away, the times did a two page photograph of his hands to exact size
asking you to put your hands on the paper
my big old builders hands looked like a child in comparison
that and the reach of his long arms
a great man and much missed


But Henry cooper should have beaten him in the fight in 1963, Cooper had him down but Ali's trainer used Ali's gloves to give Ali extra time to recover properly in the break Coopers knockdown ...It takes place after 12.40 in this clip from the fight



from wiki
Ali was a Champion from whom other champions should learn. He was the Greatest, a multiple time heavyweight champion, but for one moment in 1963, he was a bum on the floor with a trainer hatching a cunning plan.
Angelo Dundee rescued Ali.
The delay in fixing of his gloves meant that Henry Cooper – a consummate gentleman – would not be able to follow up from the knockdown and take the crown for himself."
 
I like this one. A street in Bury St Edmunds

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"Got Any Gum, Chum ?"

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S/Sgt Bill Wolf, waist gunner on Dog Tired, 94th Heavy Bombardment Group at Rougham dishes out the goodies.


Here he is again, on the right with Lloyd Pearsall, the other waist gunner and ball turret gunner Shorty Caldwell.

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The Dog was lost on April 11th 1944, having lost one engine to flak near Stettin. Fighters then pounced and knocked out two more engines, but pilot 1/Lt Henry Churchwell managed to crash land on one engine without casualties. A reception committee was waiting and all ten crew immediately went into the bag.

April 11th 1944 was a Medal of Honor day for the Eighth Air Force - 1/Lt Edward Michael of the 305th.
But that's another story.
 
Their weird uncle ( who was then either the KIng or Prince of Wales) told the kids to do that, so they did.

Things might have turned out very differently for the UK in WW2 if Edward VIII had remained the King and Halifax had become PM in 1940.
 

type42

Old-Salt
On October 22, 1895. The train was running late, so the driver decided to rush to get to the Gare Montparnasse terminus. There was a single death and six injuries from its 131 passengers, the driver was fined fifty francs.



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Only 8 weeks after nationalisation by the SNP. Scotrail were making progress!
 
On October 22, 1895. The train was running late, so the driver decided to rush to get to the Gare Montparnasse terminus. There was a single death and six injuries from its 131 passengers, the driver was fined fifty francs.



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C'est magnifique ...mais ce n'est pas la gare
 
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