Remembrance or "Poppy Day" is Great Britain's day of remembrance for its WWI veterans. The practice of wearing poppies takes its origin from the poem, “In Flanders Fields, 1915” written by Lieut. Col. John McCrae. He was a member of the first Canada contingent and died in France in 1918 after four years of service on the western front.
A view across Sloane Square, London in the first week after the outbreak of World War II, September 1939. In the foreground is a war memorial, and opposite is the Royal Court theatre, where a sign has been erected, reading: 'Closed until further notice'. Original publication: Picture Post - 218 - Diary of the War, No 3: The First Week, pub. 23rd September 1939. (Photo by August Darwell/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Jacket Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: 1610-1615 (made) 1620 (altered) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Linen, embroidered with coloured silks, silver and silver-gilt thread Credit Line: Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Art Fund and contributors to the Margaret Laton Fund Museum number: T.228-1994 Gallery location: In Storage
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in his prison cell April 15, 1961 in Ramle, central Israel. The Israeli police donated Eichmann's original handprints, fingerprints and mugshot to Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial ahead of Israel's annual Holocaust remembrance day May 4, 2005 which this year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Nazi's World War II defeat in 1945.