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Winston Churchill Machine Gun Photo On July 31, 1940, British prime minister Winston Churchill visited the coastal defenses near Hartlepool, England during the bleakest period of the Battle of Britain. During his inspection of the troops, he was photographed holding a machine gun (or tommy gun as the Brits call it). The British press thought the photo was unflattering and it got little attention. However, the Germans obtained a copy and thought it had potential as anti-Churchill propaganda. They equated the photo with lawless American gangsters and used it to create a leaflet. Thousands of copies of this photo, bearing the caption 'Wanted for Incitement to Murder,' were dropped over London in an attempt to portray Churchill in a negative light. It didn't work. Far from being offended, the Londoners loved the image of their gun-toting PM. Thus the German propaganda leaflet had the opposite effect from what had been intended. It became a prized possession for Londoners.
Tags: Winston  Churchill  photo  machine  gun 
Added: 18th July 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964
Do U Recognize The Burger King Star yes, it's Sarah Michelle Gellar in a 1981 commercial for Burger King... This commercial led to a lawsuit against Burger King, ad agency J. Walter Thompson, and Gellar herself, who appeared in court as a witness for the defense. The dispute was eventually settled out of court...
Tags:   Sarah      Michelle      Gellar      Burger      King      Commercial         
Added: 15th November 2007
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Posted By: Teresa
Scopes Trial 1925 One of the most famous trials in American history was the 1925 Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee. John T. Scopes, a young science teacher, was charged with violating the Butler Act, a state law that, in a roundabout way, prohibited the teaching of evolution in public schools. Scopes was quickly relegated to a minor character in the trial as the two lawyers took center stage. Civil libertarian groups hired famed defense lawyer Clarence Darrow (on the left) to represent Scopes. The prosecution obtained the services of former presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan (right), a renowned creationist and famous orator. The highlight of the trial occurred when Darrow called Bryan to testify as an expert on the Bible. (The jury was out of the courtroom when Darrow cross-examined Bryan, and the entire exchange was expunged from the court record as the judge ruled it was irrelevant to whether or not Scopes had broken the law.) Scopes was eventually found guilty and fined $100. The conviction was later overturned on a technicality: the jury was supposed to establish the fine, not the judge. Actually, the trial should not have even occurred. Scopes was not at school on the day cited in the charge. The Butler Act remained on the books in Tennessee until 1976. The trial inspired the 1960 movie Inherit The Wind.
Tags: Scopes  trial  Bryan  Darrow 
Added: 16th November 2007
Views: 1947
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Posted By: Lava1964
Tommy Burns vs Bill Squires 1907 Tommy Burns defends his world heavyweight title versus Australia's Bill Squires on July 4, 1907 in Colma, California. Burns wins in convincing fashion with a first-round knockout. The diminutive Burns would win his next seven title defenses too--all by knockout.
Tags: Tommy  Burns  Bill  Squires 
Added: 23rd December 2007
Views: 2028
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Posted By: Lava1964
Canadians at Hong Kong 1941 This is the tail end of an excellent Canadian documentary about the defense of Hong Kong in 1941. In December 1941, some 2,000 green Canadian troops were sent to bolster the exotic British outpost against an expected Japanese attack. It was a suicide mission. The Japanese attacked with about 90,000 battle-hardened troops. The heroic defense of Hong Kong lasted about three weeks before the inevitable surrender. Japanese troops brutally murdered wounded hospitalized defenders. Captured Canadian and British troops were shipped to slave labor camps where they existed in horrid conditions for nearly four years. Lest we forget...
Tags: Hong  Kong  Canadians 
Added: 8th May 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Civil Defense Films for Students A 1951 Civil Defense procedure film aimed at Cold War-era elementary school students in the 50's. The only thing they didn't tell us was the absolute truth..
Tags: civil  defense  film  cold  war  era 
Added: 3rd January 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Larry Holmes Vs Leon Spinks 1981 One of the most underrated heavyweight champions was Larry Holmes. Here he is at his best. This is the third (and final) round of Holmes' title defense versus former champion Leon Spinks in 1981. Howard Cosell interviews Larry afterwards.
Tags: Larry  Holmes  Leon  Spinks  Howard  Cosell 
Added: 11th January 2008
Views: 2227
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Posted By: Lava1964
Roberto Duran Quits Versus Ray Leonard 1980 November 25, 1980 saw one of the strangest occurrences in boxing history: Roberto Duran quit during the eighth round of his world welterweight title defense versus Sugar Ray Leonard. The surrender was all the more strange because of Duran's macho reputation.
Tags: Roberto  Duran  Ray  Leonard  1980 
Added: 12th January 2008
Views: 1687
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Posted By: Lava1964
Defense Comes First With Oldsmobile - 1941 Tags: Defense  Comes  First  With  Oldsmobile  -  1941  Oldsmobile    1941    1940 
Added: 24th May 2008
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Posted By: Cliffy
George Foreman Vs Jose Roman George Formean makes the first defense of his world heavyweight championship in Tokyo on September 1, 1973. Foreman had won the crown in January by obliterating Joe Frazier. Foreman's opponent this night is the overmatched Jose Roman. Don't get up to get a beer.
Tags: George  Foreman  boxing  Jose  Roman 
Added: 24th May 2008
Views: 2020
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Posted By: Lava1964

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