Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
In 1910, on their seventeenth wedding anniversary, George wrote to his wife: “My love grows stronger for you every day mixed with admiration and I thank God every day that he has given me such a darling devoted wife as you are.”
King George V (right) and his cousin Tsar Nicholas II in German military uniforms in Berlin before the war. Note the close physical resemblance between the two monarchs.
The physical resemblance is uncanny. They could have played some great games with their admiring public
waisted noblesse by ~Starkall
Model: Rebella Arachnoidea
Location: Chateau Miranda / Belgium
A Good Riddance: “The King has done a popular act in abolishing the German titles held by members of His Majesty’s family.” Cartoon of George V of the United Kingdom in Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, June 27, 1917.
Today in 1917 [July 17th] the British Royal Family, in a proclamation issued by George V, adopted the name of the House of Windsor in place of their German family name of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha due to the anti-German sentiment at the time.
He and all his British relatives relinquished their German titles and styles, and adopted British-sounding surnames. George compensated his male relatives by creating them British peers. His cousin, Prince Louis of Battenberg, who earlier in the war had been forced to resign as First Sea Lord through anti-German feeling, became Louis Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, while Queen Mary’s brothers became Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge, and Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone. George’s cousins Princess Marie Louise and Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein dropped their territorial designations.
Народ, Армия, Сталин - Спасли тебя, Москва! / The people, the Army, Stalin - has saved you, Moscow!
1947 -So, how’d that Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact work out for ya, USSR?
yo, is that dude got two M24 grenades tied together?!
“This Russia! One grenade not enough for killing Gans!!”
Where is Stalin? Is he in your pocket comrade?
This guy looks like he’s from an apocalyptic wasteland, but really he’s just a Tibetan nomad.
Mongolian nomad hunting with musket, 1913
Liz Gibbons and Bijou Barrington ♥ 1940’s