Lenticular cloud, Russia. Captured just at the right moment, when the sun is directly striking the bottom of the cloud and light is refracted through the top of the cloud. It gives an amazing two-tone effect. 'I just learned that this is a hydrogen bomb building a mushroom cloud. Destruction has its short moments of beauty too..'
In the Second World War Chuuk Lagoon was Japan's main base in the South Pacific, but in 1944, American forces launched an attack and over a two day bombardment more than 60 warships ended up on the floor of the lagoon.
Amelia Mary Earhart (/ˈɛərhɑrt/ air-hart; July 24, 1897 – disappeared 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. She was the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. During a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
World War 2 This war fought in Europe, North Africa and Asia started in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and ended in 1945 with the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan. It was the largest armed conflict in history.
Dirk Bogarde served in WWII being commissioned into the Queen's Royal Regiment in 1940. He reached the rank of Captain and served in both the European and Pacific Theaters as an intelligence officer. He served five years and was awarded seven medals.
GWR 4073 Class No 5051 "Drysllwyn Castle" / "Earl Bathurst" - Designed as a more powerful, updated version of Churchward's renowned 'Star' class of 1906, the 'Castles' were an immediate success, and achieved an enviable reputation for speed during the inter-war years on such trains as the one-time world's fastest, the Cheltenham Flyer. A total of 171 'Castles' were in service by 195, which included 25 converted from 'Stars' and one from 'The Great Bear', Britain's first 4-6-2 (Pacific)…