Fun fact: He is the father of Werner Klemperer who played Colonel Klink in the TV series Hogan's Heroes.

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January 1918: British field kitchens arriving to relieve the French on the Seraucourt-le-Grand road.

August 1949: German-born conductor and composer Otto Klemperer rehearses with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

War is a Racket - Chapter 4

War Is a Racket is a speech and a 1935 short book by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. Based on his career military experience, Butler discusses how business interests commercially benefit, such as war profiteering from warfare.



1991: American troops on chemical alert during the Gulf War. Photo by David Turnley.

1969: Arnold Schwarzenegger walking through Munich in swimming trunks in order to promote his gym.

July 1969: President Nixon in Vietnam. This was Nixon's only visit during his presidency.

1943: The first class of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) to graduate from the Aviation Metalsmith School at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Photo via the National Archives.

1979: 16 year old Brenda Spencer leaves court in Santa Ana, California, after pleading guilty to two counts of murder in a sniper attack. She killed two people and wounded nine others at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego. This event inspired the song "I Don't Like Mondays" by The Boomtown Rats.

July 1944: Riflemen W.T. Orton and H.H. Pennell of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada in a Wasp flamethrower carrier near Vaucelles, France.

Has anyone else watched the show Under Arrest? It's like a Canadian version of COPS. It's just been added to the Netflix catalogue here in AUS and is bloody great. So unintentionally funny.

Canadian cops take no shit from them drunks.

1956: The Olympic torch lights up the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets in Melbourne, Australia.

November 1944: Soldiers of B Company, 1st New Guinea Infantry Battalion in Jacquinot Bay.

July 1945: A B-25 Mitchell bomber of the USAAF crashed into the Empire State Building in New York City, while flying in thick fog. The 3 crewmen were killed, along with 11 others.

No steel beams were melted in the making of this photograph.

1957: Bing Wu and Chua Thiam, students from North Borneo studying at the University of Queensland.

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