A rare photo of Captain Audie Murphy after his return to Paris in 1948, receiving the France's highest award of valor, the French Legion of Honor, Grade of Chevalier from General de Lattre de Tassigny on July 19, 1948.
Islamic Pirate Queen: Sayyida al Hurra was a 16th-century Islamic pirate queen. She was a powerful force of the time and an equal ally of the famous pirate Barbarossa. Her real name is unknown; the title Sayyida al Hurra means “noble lady who is free and independent; the woman sovereign who bows to no superior authority.” #womenpirate #pirate #sophistication
On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."
Medal of Honor recipient Major Kenneth Bailery. Awarded for defending Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. Despite a severe head wound, Major Bailey led his troops in hand-to-hand combat against the Japanese for 10 hours. His great personal valor while exposed to constant and merciless enemy fire, & his indomitable fighting spirit inspired his troops to heights of heroic endeavor which enabled them to hold Henderson Field. More here: en.wikipedia.org/...
Sergeant York. Alvin Cullum York (December 13, 1887 – September 2, 1964) was one of the most decorated American soldiers in World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for leading an attack on a German machine gun nest, taking 32 machine guns, killing 28 German soldiers and capturing 132 others.