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warinvietnam:

45 years ago on March 16, 1968, Charlie Company of the Americal Division’s 11th Infantry Brigade received word that Viet Cong (VC) guerrillas had taken control of the Son My village. Led by Lieutenant William L. Calley, the unit was sent to the village on a search-and-destroy mission. The My Lai hamlet was part of the village of Son My, located in Quang Ngai province, which was believed to be a stronghold of the VC and was a frequent target of U.S. and South Vietnamese bombing attacks.
Army commanders had advised the soldiers of Charlie Company that all who were found in Son My could be considered VC or active VC sympathizers, and ordered them to destroy the village. When they arrived, the soldiers found no Viet Cong, but rounded up and murdered hundreds of civilians -mostly women, children and old men- in an extremely brutal fashion, including rape and torture. 

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simply-war:

The chilling facts about My Lai itself are widely known, but on the 45th anniversary of the massacre, some details bear repeating. On March 16, 1968, hundreds (various estimates range between 347 and 504) of elderly people, women, children and infants were murdered by more than 20 members of “Charlie” Company, United States’ 1st Battalion 20th Infantry Regiment. Some of the women were raped before being killed. After this mass slaughter, only one man, Second Lt. William Calley, was convicted of any crime. (He was found guilty in March 1971 of the premeditated murder of 22 Vietnamese civilians, but served just three-and-a-half years under house arrest at Fort Benning, Georgia.) -Life Magazine

simply-war:

The chilling facts about My Lai itself are widely known, but on the 45th anniversary of the massacre, some details bear repeating. On March 16, 1968, hundreds (various estimates range between 347 and 504) of elderly people, women, children and infants were murdered by more than 20 members of “Charlie” Company, United States’ 1st Battalion 20th Infantry Regiment. Some of the women were raped before being killed. After this mass slaughter, only one man, Second Lt. William Calley, was convicted of any crime. (He was found guilty in March 1971 of the premeditated murder of 22 Vietnamese civilians, but served just three-and-a-half years under house arrest at Fort Benning, Georgia.) -Life Magazine

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boyknees:

Rothko no.8

boyknees:

Rothko no.8

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La Chiesa dei Morti, The Church of the Dead, is located in Urbania in Italy. Inside lies the Cemetery of the Mummies, which was built in 1833. This cemetery is famous for its strange phenomenon of natural mummification.

La Chiesa dei Morti, The Church of the Dead, is located in Urbania in Italy. Inside lies the Cemetery of the Mummies, which was built in 1833. This cemetery is famous for its strange phenomenon of natural mummification.

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adamrobinsonart:

Operating Room in Hospital #126, Pripyat by Robert Polidori 2001
(Source: flowersgallery.com)

adamrobinsonart:

Operating Room in Hospital #126, Pripyat by Robert Polidori 2001

(Source: flowersgallery.com)

untrustyou:

Janine Mizera 

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raveneuse:

Günter Brus, Transfusion, Photographed by Ludwig Hoffenreich, 1965. 

raveneuse:

Günter Brus, Transfusion, Photographed by Ludwig Hoffenreich, 1965. 

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centuriespast:

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St. Catherine of Alexandria Freed from the Wheel
Date: circa 1325-1330
Artist: Pseudo-Jacopino di Francesco
Italian, active 1320-1350
North Carolina Museum of Art

centuriespast:

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St. Catherine of Alexandria Freed from the Wheel

Date: circa 1325-1330

Artist: Pseudo-Jacopino di Francesco

Italian, active 1320-1350

North Carolina Museum of Art

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bejes-us:

Leon kossof

bejes-us:

Leon kossof

sutured-infection:

Extreme rotatory curvature of the spine, from Joseph Coats’s A Manual of Pathology, 1900