Zeppelin Floats Beside the Great Pyramids; Locals Gaze in Wonder

Normally, the 1930s are far too modern for me, but these 1931 pictures of a Graf Zeppelin visiting the Great Pyramids perfectly capture the birth of the modern world, so they couldn’t be left out of this blog!     The first picture is of a man and a boy perched high above the city, watching…

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World War 1 is the Most Interesting War in History

World War 1, or the Great War, took place at a twilight in history. The old world and its old ways were vanishing, but the relics were still breathing and visible by candlelight. Motorized cars and electric lights were in their infancy and many people lived on farms and rode in wagons and buggies. The average home…

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