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Reminiscing for the Nostalgic

"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past." - Robertson Davies, A Voice from the Attic

I'm Kelly; lover of the 1940s, Gene Kelly, and Jesus. This blog is devoted to early 20th Century history, period dramas, Doctor Who, and my sexy French lover, Jean Dujardin.

Posts tagged WWII:

greatestgeneration:

 

By the fall of 1944, not long after the Allies had routed German forces from Paris and while the post-Normandy push eastward toward Berlin rolled on, it was clear to anyone and everyone that the end of the Second World War—in Europe, at least—was truly, finally in sight. In its Oct. 16, 1944, issue, meanwhile, TIME magazine put some of this good news in perspective with a look at the fall fashion shows taking place in newly liberated Paris—shows that illustrated both the centrality of style to the Gallic way of life, and the deprivations that designers and their customers were forced to endure at a time when, after all, the continent was still at war.

Read more: Fashion in Post-War Paris: Black Lace and Woolen Undies | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/culture/paris-fashions-after-liberation-world-war-ii/#ixzz2uHB4jiyA

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greatestgeneration:

Aerial view of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany, 1944? / unidentified photographer. James J. Rorimer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

greatestgeneration:

Aerial view of Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany, 1944? / unidentified photographer. James J. Rorimer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

(Source: aaa.si.edu)

Could I snag myself a cute sailor?

Could I snag myself a cute sailor?

(Source: Flickr / usnationalarchives, via greatestgeneration)

thatssooldfashions:

A present for his girlfriend, California, 1943.
~Everyday Vintage~

thatssooldfashions:

A present for his girlfriend, California, 1943.

~Everyday Vintage~

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retrogasm:

Louvre Museum. The Grande Galerie abandoned during World War II - The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel

retrogasm:

Louvre Museum. The Grande Galerie abandoned during World War II - The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel

(via greatestgeneration)

greatestgeneration:

World War II in Italy, January 1944.

All images from The Digital Collections of The National WWII Museum.

girl-friendinacoma:

Gene Kelly in The Cross of Lorraine (1943)

Yeah, this is always a reblog. Always. It was a fantastic day the day I discovered this promotional photo.

girl-friendinacoma:

Gene Kelly in The Cross of Lorraine (1943)

Yeah, this is always a reblog. Always. It was a fantastic day the day I discovered this promotional photo.

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uniformporn:

“Group of American servicemen celebrating Christmas eve at midnight mass, singing and lighting candles, on Guadalcanal”

uniformporn:

“Group of American servicemen celebrating Christmas eve at midnight mass, singing and lighting candles, on Guadalcanal”

(Source: imalegionnaire, via imalegionnaire)

greatestgeneration:

Remembering Peal HarborPoster c.1942

greatestgeneration:

Remembering Peal Harbor
Poster c.1942

lostsplendor:

Soldiers and Sweethearts: London, England c. 1940 (via vintage everyday)

lostsplendor:

Soldiers and Sweethearts: London, England c. 1940 (via vintage everyday)

Thanks to the NBC Nightly News story on a original Rosie the Riveter who’s still doing the same job as during the war, I discovered this song. What amazes me is that I haven’t heard of it before! It’s catchy!

newsweek-paris-france:

awesomefrench:

pe-ropeno:

Paris during Nazi occupation in World War II.

-By Andrea Zucca

This is so beautiful and frightening at the same time :/

Fascinating.

(via polyvinylfilms)

polyvinylfilms:

1944, in color.

flyingstrong:

Actor Fred Astaire dances for American soldiers in the Palace Garden at Versailles, France, during a U.S.O. show for the troops stationed in France during World War II.

flyingstrong:

Actor Fred Astaire dances for American soldiers in the Palace Garden at Versailles, France, during a U.S.O. show for the troops stationed in France during World War II.

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